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Anakin Skywalker is the main protagonist of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its follow-up television series. Initially, Anakin reluctantly takes on Ahsoka Tano as his Padawan but ultimately gets accustomed to having a student when they worked together on a mission to rescue Jabba the Hutt's son Rotta. He is secretly married to Padmé Amidala and the father of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.

After falling to the dark side of the Force, Anakin assumed the Sith title Darth Vader, who served as the true main antagonist of the second season in Star Wars Rebels.

In The Clone Warsfilm and television series Anakin was voiced by Matt Lanter. James Earl Jones reprised the role of Anakin Skywalker's identity as Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels, with Lanter reprising his role for "Shroud of Darkness" and "Twilight of the Apprentice"

Biography

Background

Anakin Skywalker lived on the desert planet of Tatooine when he was three years old, where he was born into slavery to Shmi Skywalker. He was discovered by Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and met Padmé Amidala when her home planet was under siege of the Trade federation. After Qui-Gon was killed in battle by Sith Lord, Darth Maul, he trained as Obi-Wan's Padawan.

At nineteen years old, he was assigned to protect Padmé when she was being targeted by assassins. While on the run, Padmé and Anakin fell in love.

He participated in the Battle of Geonosis after attempting to rescue Obi-Wan from Separatist control, where he lost an arm in a duel with Count Dooku. Following the Battle, Anakin gained a cybernetic ark to replace his missing one and married Padmé in secret, as it was against the Jedi code to have relationships or attachments.

Eventually, Anakin became a Jedi Knight and earned a place in the Grand Army of the Republic as a general, command of the 501st legion

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film)

During the battle of Christophsis, Anakin and Obi-Wan are leading the 501st Legion against the Droid Army. The two Jedi meet Ahsoka Tano, who reveals that Yoda has been trying to contact them but their transmissions are cut off due to an interference. They are able to contact Master Yoda and they are in need of reinforcements. However, the transmission is immediately interrupted. Obi-Wan at first, believes Ahsoka is his Padawan until she reveals that she was assigned to Anakin, who immediately denies having the role of Master because he did not ask for one. Begrudgingly, Anakin takes Ahsoka along with him, where she is introduced to Anakin's second-in-command, Captain Rex.

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After a shield generator is placed on the Separatists' army, Ahsoka and Anakin go behind enemy lines by using a metal box to sneak in. Approaching the generator, Anakin and Ahsoka are attacked by several Destroyers. Ahsoka managed to disable it while also saving Anakin by using a wall that had one hole, where her Master was positioned and crushed the destroyers surrounding him. However, the battle is a Republic victory, and Anakin accepts Ahsoka as his Apprentice, thinking that though she wouldn't make it as Obi-Wan's, she might make it as his. Yoda appears on the battlefield and asks if Anakin is unsatisfied with his new role as a Master. However, Anakin accepts that with the proper traiining, Ahsoka had potential to become a Jedi. Now established Master and Padawan, they are assigned a new mission: to recover Jabba's son, Rotta, who has been kidnapped by the Separatists to turn the Hutts against the Jedi and the Republic.

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On their way to rescue Rotta on the planet Teth, Ahsoka informs the Clones what transpired between her and Anakin during the battle of Christophsis, immediately building a friendship with the Clones and her Master, who has nicknamed her "Snips" because of her snippy personality. Despite Anakin's hatred for the Hutts, he still needs to rescue Rotta so the Republic can use Jabba's trade route as a hyper space highway. Making it to the fortress, Anakin and Ahsoka find him in a cell, left abandoned and extremely ill. They are alerted to the presence of Asajj Ventress when they hear Rex call Anakin by his first name, something Rex never does and only addresses Anakin as "General." They are forced to flee on an abandoned ship, where Ahsoka and Anakin briefly encounter Ventress but are able to escape while taking Rotta to Tatooine. However, they are attacked by Count Dooku and his droids. Anakin directs his Padawan to Jabba's palace with Rotta while he provides the distraction. Dooku and Anakin engage each other in a duel, nearly a year since their last encounter on Geonosis. Anakin reveals his apprentice is making her way to Jabba's palace to return Rotta safely until Dooku reveals that his droids will attack and capture Ahsoka, kill Rotta, and force Ahsoka to pay for their "crimes." Anakin, frightened, abandons Dooku and rushes off to save her, unknowingly missing Ahsoka when he flies by on hi speeder bike.

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Believing Jabba is holding Ahsoka captive, he demands that Jabba release her while taking his lightsaber out. However, the Hutt reveals Anakin plans to kill him, much to the Jedi's confusion. Ahsoka arrives with Rotta, returning him safely to his father. However, Jabba still believes anakin and Ahsoka to be a threat and nearly has them executed until he is contacted by Padmé Amidala, who reveals that his uncle Ziro was plotting against him. Realizing the deception, Jabba calls off his minions on Anakin and Ahsoka, the former congratulating his secret wife for her bravery. Anakin promises that Dooku will pay for his crimes as the war unfolds.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series) (TV Series)

During the Mortis arc, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka come across the Gods of Mortis, the Father, the Daughter, and the Son. Anakin's dark-side persona, Vader appears in a Force vision given to him by the Son on Mortis when he shows him the future on what he will become. However, the Father erases Vader's memories of what events he was shown.

Star Wars Rebels

Season 1

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion

Vader appears in a cameo at the beginning of the television movie, telling the Grand Inquisitor to hunt down the remaining Jedi, as his Master's command due to an unforeseen threat growing.

Fire Across the Galaxy

After the death of the Grand Inquisitor, Vader appears on Lothal to personally deal with the rebels on Lothal led by Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger and Hera Syndulla. However, unbeknownst to him, Ahsoka has also come out of hiding and joined the fight. 

Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal

Vader and Alexsandr Kallus plot to undermine the rebels and turn the Lothalites against them by staging an assassination attempt on Lothal's Minister, Tua. Later, the rebels try to escape the planet until Vader confronts Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus and his padawan, Ezra Bridger. He wounds Sabine Wren and engages the Jedi in a brief duel before their friends come to the rescue. He allows them to smuggle themselves out of a TIE but has it tracked to the rebel fleet. During the battle, he sensed the presence of Ahsoka among the rebels, leaving Vader to realize she did not perish on her Star Destroyer during Order 66.  Before he can capture the Ghost, the ship, thanks to Hera Syndulla's better flight skill, made it into hyperspace and the tractor beam of his Star Destroyer, catches Vader's ship instead. In the aftermath, Vader reveals to Sidious that Anakin Skywalker's apprentice lives and that she could lead them to other Jedi survivors, including Obi-Wan. However, Sidious tells Vader to be patient to serach for his former Master. Afterwards, he sends the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister to handle the rebels.

Season 2

Anakin appears in "Shroud of Darkness," where he is shown as a hologram recording various training exercises Ahsoka is watching. When in conversation with Ahsoka Ezra revealed he watched Anakin's training tutorials several times and remembered Kanan describing him as one of the bravest Jedi of his generation.

Ahsoka confirmed it was so and told Ezra that he was her Master and she remembered how much he cared for his friends. On hers and Ezra's mission to the Lotahl Jedi Temple, Ahsoka had a vision of Anakin scolding her for leaving and blaming her for what he became. Soon, he turned into Darth Vader, which immediately terrified her causing Ahsoka to whip out her lightsaber, where the hallucination of Anakin disappearedadisappeared; however Ahsoka refuses to accept Vader and Anakin as one and the same. During the Seventh Sister and Fifth Brother's hunt, they eventually come across a Jedi temple on Lothal, something which pleases Vader and believes, it will have the same effect on the Emperor.

Following the discovery of the Jedi Temple on Lothal, Vader later arrived at the Sith Temple discovered on Malachor after the death of the Inquisitors. Encountering Ezra, he noticed that Ezra had acquired the Sith Holocron on the planet with former Sith Lord, Maul.  He questioned the boy as to how he opened the path to the Malachor Sith Temple; Ezra told him to find out himself and engaged Vader in battle, but the Sith Lord was too strong and easily destroyed Ezra's lightsaber. But before he could finish the boy off, Ahsoka arrived and engaged Vader. He eventually managed to knock Ahsoka out of the Temple and attempted to stop Ezra and a blinded Kanan from escaping. A recovered Ahsoka charged up behind Vader and slashed part of his mask off, knocking him down to the floor and exposing a considerable amount of his disfigured face, including his yellow right eye.on Malachor, Ahsoka accepted that Vader and Anakin were the same person. She stashes his helmet, seeing Anakin's face and hears Anakin call out to her. SFor a few moments, Ahsoka's compassion appeared to have reached Vader, but he then shrugged it off; coldly declaring that she would die, he then ignited his lightsaber and moved to attack her again. As the pair resumed their battle, the temple collapsed and exploded around them, with Kanan and Ezra barely managing to escape. Vader survived the temple's collapse, but was badly wounded and limped away from the ruins.

Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow

Vader has moved on to more important manners after having dealt with the Jedi leadership on Malachor. Instead, Grand Admiral Thrawn is called to deal with the rebels.

Post-Season Four

Following the Battle of Endor, Vader was destroyed and reborn as Anakin Skywalker, who died saving his son, Luke Skywalker and became one with the force. 

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

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