Returning to Dagobah to complete his training, Luke learns from an ailing Yoda the terrible truth that Vader is his father. The Jedi Master also offers Luke a tantalizing secret -- that there is another Skywalker.
Luke Skywalker and his faithful astromech droid, R2-D2, arrive on the planet Dagobah in search of the Jedi Master, Yoda. Attempting to get himself out of their ship, R2-D2 plummets into the swamp below.
FALL OF THE REPUBLIC
After Yoda heard the voice of long-dead Qui-Gon Jinn, he let the Force guide him to the swamp world of Dagobah, one of the purest places in the galaxy. There, amid Dagobah’s abundant life, he spoke with Qui-Gon’s spirit and took the first steps towards learning to retain his consciousness after death.
After the Empire’s rise, Yoda returned to Dagobah to live in exile. There he communed with Qui-Gon, meditated on the connections between the living and cosmic Force, and awaited the coming of a new hope for the Jedi Order.
THE GALACTIC CIVIL WAR
That hope was Luke Skywalker, the son of Anakin Skywalker. Obi-Wan Kenobi appeared to Luke as a Force spirit and guided him to Dagobah, where Yoda trained the youth as a Jedi. But Luke unwisely cut his lessons short, rushing off to Bespin in an attempt to save his friends from Darth Vader.
Luke kept his promise and returned to Dagobah, where Yoda told him he must confront Darth Vader. The ancient Jedi Master then died, passing into the Force, and Luke spoke with Obi-Wan’s spirit. He was certain – as his mother Padmé Amidala had once been -- that there was still good in Vader.
Yoda was a legendary Jedi Master and stronger than most in his connection with the Force. Small in size but wise and powerful, he trained Jedi for over 800 years, playing integral roles in the Clone Wars, the instruction of Luke Skywalker, and unlocking the path to immortality.
Luke Skywalker was a Tatooine farmboy who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. Along with his friends Princess Leia and Han Solo, Luke battled the evil Empire, discovered the truth of his parentage, and ended the tyranny of the Sith.
A resourceful astromech droid, R2-D2 served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker in turn, showing great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils. A skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot's assistant, he formed an unlikely but enduring friendship with the fussy protocol droid C-3PO.
A legendary Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi was a noble man and gifted in the ways of the Force. He trained Anakin Skywalker, served as a general in the Republic Army during the Clone Wars, and guided Luke Skywalker as a mentor.
The X-wing is a versatile Rebel Alliance starfighter that balances speed with firepower. Armed with four laser cannons and two proton torpedo launchers, the X-wing can take on anything the Empire throws at it. Nimble engines give the X-wing an edge during dogfights, and it can make long-range jumps with its hyperdrive and its astromech droid co-pilot. Luke Skywalker is famous for destroying the Death Star behind the controls of an X-wing.
A venerable if maverick Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn was a student of the living Force. Qui-Gon lived for the moment, espousing a philosophy of "feel, don't think -- use your instincts." On Tatooine, Qui-Gon discovered a young slave boy named Anakin Skywalker who was strong in the Force. Sensing the boy's potential, Qui-Gon liberated Anakin from slavery. The Jedi Master presented Anakin to the Jedi Council, but they deemed the boy too old to begin training and dangerously full of fear and anger. They refused to allow Qui-Gon to train Anakin, but rescinded their decision to fulfill Qui-Gon's dying wish.