Believe it or not, a lot of the Star Wars saga revolves around adoption issues. You see much of the story line (of Episodes IV–VI, anyway) hinges on the fact that (spoiler alert!) Luke and Leia were twin siblings adopted by different families shortly after birth.
Here are five truths about adoption that we can glean from the sci-fi epic:
Sure, Anakin had already turned to the dark side and become Darth Vader, but letting him believe he had killed his family really sealed the deal.
You’d be upset, too, if you found out that your arch-nemesis was really your birthfather whom you thought was dead — from any point of view.
Owen and Beru really took the whole “you need to secretly raise your step-nephew because his mother is dead and his father has become a supervillain” thing in stride.
Don’t worry, adopting a baby girl on impulse very rarely leads to your whole planet being obliterated 19 years later.
Like kissing your twin sister. Ewww.