All Mysteries Answered: How Old Was Anakin In Episode 3 Of Star Wars?

Anakin Skywalker is always a sad boy that everyone loves among the many talents of the Star Wars franchise. Fans even comment that the franchise would be nothing if there were no Anakin and his secrets make him even more alluring. Fans want to know how old was Anakin in Episode 3 and where he actually got his scar. 

About Anakin: How Old Was Anakin In Episode 3 Of Star Wars?

Initially, the Star Wars trilogy tells the story of how Luke Skywalker becomes a Jedi. The trilogy was so successful that it became a pop-culture phenomenon. Due to overwhelming popularity, the production team releases the prequels. Interestingly, the prequels are the journey of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), turning from an innocent young boy into Darth Vader. Along with the plot, Anakin’s sweet romance with Padme Amidala Naberrie melts everyone’s hearts.

What Do We Know About Anakin? - How old was Anakin in episode 3
Anakin’s pure looks at the age of 9 in Episode 1. Image: tvovermind

Many fans have wondered about the age difference between Anakin and Padme. And especially, they urge to know how old Anakin was in Episode 3. Apparently, in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Padme is 14 years old while Anakin is then a 9-year-old slave. Anakin was merely a slave on Tatooine, a desert planet. Hence, there are five years of age differences between the two lovebirds, but we know that age didn’t separate them apart.

Later on in Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Anakin is 19 years old, and Padme is 24. We all know that Episode III: The Clone Wars appears only a few months after the second episode. Hence, we can speculate that Anakin is still 19 years old in episode 3. Particularly in episode 3, Anakin meets his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano. And that is when things get interesting among the trio.

More than that, take a peek at table below for the Anakin Skywalker’s age in each episode:

Birthday/Age inAnakin Skywalker / Darth Vader Canon
Age according to post-2014 sources
Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader (legends)
Legends: Age according to pre-2014 sources
years after Episode IV
Episode I 
The Phantom Menace
Episode II
Attack of Clones
Episode III
Revenge of the Sith
A Star Wars story
Episode IV
A New Hope
Episode V
The Empire Strikes Back
Episode VI
Return of the Jedi

How Did Anakin Get His Scar?

Even though the reason for Anakin’s scar is not very clear in the Star Wars franchise, there is an explanation. Fans of the comic version of the franchise know that his scar appears on the cover of ‘Republic #71’ in the comic series. Anakin has a battle with Asajj Ventress that fans know from The Clone Wars

How Did Anakin Get His Scar? - How old was Anakin in episode 3
Anakin’s scar makes his appearance much more dramatic. Image: cnet

Asajj was once a Jedi but turned to the Dark Side, and by that time, was working for Count Dooku. Anakin’s scar was a warning sign from Asajj during the battle. Though eventually, Asajj loses, Anakin forever has that scar across his face. Sadly, this explanation for Anakin’s scar is not the concrete answer to how did Anakin get his scar.

According to George Lucas, director, and producer of Star Wars, he never had an actual reason behind Anakin’s scar. Lucas said Anakin gets the scar because of its aesthetic. It can be from anything. Anakin might have hurt himself and got a scar across his face. Or the scar can result from his years on the deadly battlefield. It is all attributed to how tough and experienced Anakin looks with a scar across his face. 

Is Padme Amidala An Angel?

When we meet Padme in Episode 1, she is 14 years old and among the youngest queens of Naboo. On meeting Padme, Anakin asks if she is an angel. He innocently admires her because she is the most beautiful person he has ever seen in his entire life. They soon establish an intimate bond since Padme understands that Anakin needs a friend on his way to Coruscant.

Moving forward into Episode 2, Padme is now Senator Amidala, who finished two terms as a queen. The people on Coruscant ask Padme to represent them while she is only 24 years old. With her intelligence and passion, Padme successfully becomes a ruler of a whole planet. Meeting Anakin again, Padme could hardly see him as anything more than the child from Tatooine in her memory.

Is Padme Amidala An Angel? - How old was Anakin in episode 3
“Are you an angel?” Anakin asks Padme. Image: StarWars

Even from a young age, Padme has always been very mature and well-thought. Sadly, these desirable qualities have stifled the burgeoning feelings she harbors for Anakin. Indeed, Padme thinks she has to act like the older person, like when they first met. But fans are glad to see how Anakin tries his best to prove himself to Padme. Through the time they spend together on Naboo, Anakin knows that he is deeply in love with Padme.

Top Romantic Scenes Of Anakin And Padme

Lovely Picnic On Naboo

It’s hard to choose the most romantic scene for these lovebirds, but their picnic on Naboo in ‘Attack of the Clones’ was picturesque. The two enjoy each other’s company, and love is literally in the air. They share a mutual understanding of the political situation, and even a discussion about politics becomes lovely. They quickly agree because they share the same values and trust in one another. Fans love the way Anakin and Padme freely run around the green fields while having the times of their lives.

Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones. Source: The Gamer And Videos

The First Encounter

The picnic scene can only come second if the ultimate best scene is when they first met. The way Anakin asks Padme if she is an angel is so innocent and adorable that it hurts. The honest conversation lays the foundation for their mutual bond and, eventually their love. Unlike the love tensions as in ‘Attack of the clones’, the first encounter between the two was lovely and pure. It is forever among the most romantic scenes for Anakin and Padme.

Padmé meets Anakin in Star wars episode 4. Source: anakin skywalker

Till The Very End

In Episode III of Star Wars, Padme and Anakin both have to fight with all their might. And the more dangerous the wars become, the more they worry about one another. Fans hold their breath when Anakin tells Padme that he has become the strongest Jedi and did it all to protect her. Many viewers wonder how things would become if Anakin took Padme’s suggestion and left everything behind to come away with her. Sadly, the love of power has overwhelmed the power of love.

Star Wars: Episode III. Source: StarWars

A Beautiful Romance Without A Happy Ending

What fans love about the romance between Padme and Anakin is how tenuous it is. Aside from all the regulations they must comply with, they have personal struggles. Such struggles keep them away from the other, and later on, they have to shoulder more responsibilities. Eventually, Padme tries to overcome herself and be selfish in love in the hope of happiness with Anakin. However, Anakin couldn’t ignore his desire to become a Jedi despite his sincere love for Padme.

A Beautiful Romance Without A Happy Ending
Anakin and Padme’s date in Star Wars. Image:  Screen Rant

In the end, the two couldn’t enjoy happiness with one another forever. It may look like the wars break them apart, but in fact, they have chosen different priorities along the way. What matters most is their beautiful love story and how it inspires fans across the globe.

Hayden Christensen & Natalie Portman After Those Roles?

Hayden Christensen’s Flight To Stardom Thanks To Star Wars

Hayden Christensen started his career on Canadian TV shows at a very young age. Hayden is one of four children in the family, and all of the siblings are actors. Among them, Hayden may be the most popular and successful, thanks to his portrayal of Anakin Skywalker. He performed flawlessly in Episodes 2 and 3 of the prequel trilogies films. Fortunately, his performance won him nominations for the Saturn Award for Best Actor and the Revelation Award at Cannes Film Festival.

Hayden’s popularity rocketed from the years 2000 to 2006, giving him more projects. His collaboration with Jessica Alba in ‘Awake’ won positive critics, while his role in ‘Jumper’ marked a higher notch in his career. In ‘Jumper’, Hayden starred along with Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, and Rachel Bilson. The film was well-received by the audience globally, and Hayden continues to win more opportunities to shine. Until now, the 40-year-old star has a $15 million net worth and is among the hottest single-dads in Hollywood.

Hayden Christensen’s Flight To Stardom Thanks To Star Wars
Hayden along with Samuel L Jackson in ‘Jumper’. Image: pbs.twimg

Would Natalie Portman Be As Famous Without Her Padme Role?

Portman has starred in various blockbusters and achieved multiple prestigious awards. The actress has an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards to her name. There is no doubt that Portman is a talented actress who works hard relentlessly. But sometimes, fans just wonder whether Portman would be as famous as she is today if she never portrayed Padme.

Portman’s career started successfully as early as 1994, years before her role in Star Wars. During these early years, Portman was even cast in the role of Juliet alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie by Baz Luhrmann. Unfortunately, Portman deems too young for the role, but her potential to become a superstar was undeniable. Until she appeared in Star Wars, which collected $924 million worldwide, Portman officially became a global star. Star Wars indeed plays a vital part in Portman’s career, but the actress’s pure talents keep her winning from one movie to the next.

Would Natalie Portman Be As Famous Without Her Padme Role?
Natalie Portman Wins Best Actress Oscar For ‘Black Swan’. Image: fastly.syfy

The Final Thoughts

The Star Wars franchise could easily be the most significant phenomenon in pop culture in the twentieth century. It doesn’t only entertain viewers but shares a lot of life advice. From relationships to passions in life and tough decisions to turn to the dark side or not, Star Wars tells stories better than anyone can.

It has fans wondering about the small details, like how old Anakin was in episode 3, and it also makes fans weep when Anakin and Padme fall apart. Star Wars is, by all means, the best franchise there can be, and fans love it for life. 

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