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The Many Names of Anakin Skywalker presents a guide to the many names associated with the famous Anakin Skywalker and his infamous alter ego Darth Vader.


Here are some of the common names and titles that Anakin Skywalker goes by.


Ani is the childhood nickname that Shmi Skywalker (Anakin's mother), Watto (Anakin's slave master) and Padme Amidala (Anakin's love interest) use for Anakin in Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

The Betrayer
Cade Skywalker, one of Anakin's descendants, calls Anakin The Betrayer. This title references Anakin's betrayal of the Jedi.

The Chosen One
The Chosen One is the prophesized Jedi who will bring balance to the Force. Qui-Gon Jinn, as well as other Jedi Knights, believed Anakin to be the Jedi prophesized to bring balance.

Darth Vader
Darth Vader is the Sith Lord name that Palpatine assigns to Anakin.

General Skywalker
General Skywalker is Anakin's official military title and rank during the Clone Wars. Decades later his son Luke Skywalker achieves the same rank in the Rebellion.

Sky Guy
Sky Guy is the nickname that Ahsoka Tano, Anakin's apprentice, calls Anakin in The Clone Wars movie and The Clone Wars television series.

Dark Lord of the Sith
Dark Lord of the Sith is Darth Vader's full, formal title.

Here's an annotated list of the actors and voice talent responsible for bringing the character Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader to life.

Bob Anderson
Darth Vader stuntman in both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi

Hayden Christensen
Anakin Sywalker actor for Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

James Earl Jones
Darth Vader voice in the Original Trilogy and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Matt Lanter
Anakin Skywalker voice in both The Clone Wars movie and The Clone Wars television series

Mat Lucas
Anakin Skywalker voice in Star Wars: Clone Wars television series (Note: Mat Lucas is not related to Star Wars creator George Lucas)

Jake Lloyd
Anakin Skywalker actor Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Brock Peters
Darth Vader voice in the Star Wars radio dramas.

Dave Prowse
Darth Vader actor in the Original Trilogy

Sebastian Shaw
Anakin Skywalker actor Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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