Elfdart wrote:Except that one thing that is well-known in the GFFA is that Jedi are celibate, and are cut off from their families. Even if someone did suspect that Luke might be related to Anakin somehow, they would assume that there's no connection between the two, except an accident of blood.
True, but people breaking vows of celibacy isn’t unheard of. And yeah, just hearing about someone named Skywalker would get written off as a coincidence, but hearing about a Skywalker and an Obi-wan is going to raise some alarms.
Maybe he did, and found nothing. It's not like Ben is advertising his address. He's holed up in the middle of nowhere which, for the Force-sensitive might be better for detecting interlopers than hiding in a city.
It’s possible, and we don’t know how many people knew about crazy old Ben out in the desert, but do you really think it’s likely that he never made a trip into town for supplies or to catch up on the news in twenty years? Owen and Luke knew about him, and Luke wouldn’t have any reason not to mention his name to others. People gossip, especially when they live in a small community.
In ROTS, Yoda, Obi-Wan and Bail Organa agree to split the kids up and see to it that they're raised in normal families (or as normal as you can get under those conditions). So apparently the idea is that whatever risk there might be in being discovered is worth it to place them with trustworthy families and have them raised like normal kids.
Yeah, and that's also fine. But why not get Owen and Beru to tell Luke he was their son and have him grow up as Luke Lars? Why didn’t Obi-wan change his name completely to Ben Sandrunner or whatever?
I’m not nerd-raging over this and it's not a big deal, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense either.