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Star Wars Movie Rundown

Episode 1 - Young Anakin Skywalker is discovered on the remote planet of Tatooine, and helps to liberate the planet of Naboo from the oppression of the Trade Federation. Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn is killed by Darth Maul. Aniken Skywalker blows up the Federation star ship. After the battle, Obi-Wan Kenobi takes Aniken as his apprentice and Senator Palpatine is elected to Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic.

Episode 2 - Anakin Skywalker and Senator Amidala fall in love and get married. Bounty Hunter Jango Fett is killed by Jedi Master Mace Windu, while his "son" (clone) Boba Fett watches. As planets begin succeeding from the Gallactic Republic, Chancellor Palpatine is granted emergency powers and creates a clone army of the Republic. The Clone War begins.

Episode 3 - Emperor Palpatine and Darth Sidious are revealed to be one in the same and rules the Empire with an iron fist.Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker is nearly killed, turns his back on Obywan and the Jedi council, joins Emperor Palpatine and becoms Darth Vader. The Clone War ravages the galaxy killing all the Jedi (except Yoda & Obi-Wan) and leaving many cities in ruin.

Episode 4 - The Clone War is no longer an issue, as the Gallactic Civil War is in full swing. Luke Skywalker is discovered on the remote planet of Tatooine and helps to liberate the rebellion from the oppression of the Empire. Princess Leia, member of the rebellion, fights off Darth Vader and the Empire with the help of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker blows up the Death Star. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is killed by Darth Vader.

Episode 5 - The Empire comes back stronger than ever to crush the rebellion. Princess Leia and Han Solo fall in love. Luke Skywalker trains to become a Jedi. Han Solo is frozen in carbonite and given to bounty hunter Boba Fett, to deliver to gangster Jabba the Hutt.

Episode 6 - The truth is revealed, Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker, father to Luke and Leia. Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and friends save Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, killing the loathsome gangster in the process. Jedi Master Yoda dies of old age. Luke Skywalker is able to bring his father Anakin back to the good side. Anakin then kills Emperor Palpatine. The rebellion defeats the Imperial Fleet and destroys the Death Star. Anakin Skywalker dies.


Table of Main Character Status
 Obi-Wan
 Anakin
 Luke
 Palpatine
 Amidala
 Ep. 1
 Padawan
 Slave
 ---
 Senator
 Queen
 Ep. 2
 Knight
 Padawan
 ---
 Chancellor
 Senator
 Ep. 3
 Knight
 Knight
 ---
 Chancellor
 (Unknown)
 Ep. 4
 Knight
 Darth Vader
 Farmer
 Emperor
 Dead
 Ep. 5
 Dead
 Darth Vader
 Padawan
 Emperor
 Dead
 Ep. 6
 Dead
 Darth Vader
 Knight
 Emperor
 Dead
The above table illustrates changes in status for the main Star Wars characters. Note that the titles refer to the status of a character at the beginning of the movie and special points are highlighted by color.