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Shmi Skywalker

Mother of the Chosen One

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The mother of Anakin Skywalker was also a brave and resilient woman who survived life as a slave to become a Tatooine moisture farmer. Shmi surrendered her son to the Jedi Order, putting him on a path to become one of the greatest Jedi. Her death at the hands of Tusken Raiders became a critical step on Anakin's journey to the dark side.

Stats

Homeworld
Tatooine
Species
Human
Gender
Female
Height
1.63 meters

Relationships

Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker

Shmi loved her son dearly. She understood him to be special -- gifted with an unnaturally keen perception and compassionate beyond measure. Shmi could not explain how Anakin came to be -- she carried him and gave birth to him, but there was no father.

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Lars moisture farm

Lars
moisture farm

Shmi Skywalker was saved from slavery by Cliegg Lars, a kindhearted moisture farmer who had fallen in love with her. Cliegg married Shmi, and she became a mother to Cliegg's son, Owen. The Lars family would be deeply saddened by the death of Shmi at the hands of brutal Tusken Raiders.

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Tatooine

Tatooine

As a slave, Shmi scraped a meager living in the port town of Mos Espa on Tatooine, making sure her son Anakin was taken care of. As dangerous as Mos Espa was, at least it was shelter from the most deadly of Tatooine's threats -- the searing heat, the blistering sandstorms, and the savage Tusken Raiders.

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C-3PO (See-Threepio)

C-3PO

Anakin Skywalker built a protocol droid named C-3PO to help his mother. When Anakin left Shmi to become a Jedi, he left Threepio behind. Shmi saw the droid as a symbol of her son's generosity and mechanical talents. She completed Threepio, adding coverings to the skinless droid.

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Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn

When Anakin Skywalker met Qui-Gon Jinn, the boy offered the elder Jedi shelter in his hovel. Qui-Gon recognized that Anakin was special, and told Shmi that he had the potential to be a Jedi. Shmi entrusted Anakin to Qui-Gon's care, wishing for Anakin to have a life beyond slavery.

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