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Little Girl Finds Out Who Luke Skywalker’s Father Is. Her Reaction Is Priceless!

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A well-done plot twist can be the defining moment of any book, movie, or series. As time goes on, a surprising turn of events may be what people take away and remember even more than the movie itself. While the Star Wars franchise has stayed relevant and important for nearly 40 years, it’s most famous revelation about Luke Skywalker’s lineage remains a cinematically iconic moment, as well as one of the most misquoted scenes of all time.

Clearly The Empire Strikes Back‘s most famous moment still has its shock value today, and parents love using to it to see how their children and other new Star Wars fans react. This latest video is priceless.

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But was Darth Vader’s revelation really as big a secret as we thought it was? Turns out there’s some debate regarding the authenticity of the plot twist.

Keep reading to find out!

Darth Vader’s Paternity Test

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After The Empire Strikes Back was released in 1980, fans were shocked to learn the big secret about Darth Vader’s progeny. As it turns out, most of the cast and crew were shocked, too. In an interview, Mark Hamill revealed that only director Irvin Kershner and George Lucas knew about the plot twist, and that Darth Vader actor David Prowse was fed the fake line “Obi-Wan killed your father!”

However, a San Francisco-area newspaper article later surfaced that apparently proves that Prowse new after the first movie about the surprises to come, and that he told the reporter and fans as well.

So while we may never know just how secret the twist was back then, we sure can still enjoy new audiences reacting to Vader’s famous announcement today.

Why’s He Crying?

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Because Luke Skywalker always cries.