Star Wars’ Father, Daughter & Son Explained: Could Anakin Be ‘The Father’?

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The events of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ introduced some of the most interesting concepts in Star Wars. Some concepts included incredibly powerful entities that are gods who can command incredible powers for all intents and purposes. These godlike beings came in the form of the Father, the Daughter, and the Son, who are all collectively called the Ones or the Mortis Gods. So, who are the Father, the Daughter, and the Son in Star Wars, and what do they have to do with Anakin?

The Father, the Daughter, and the Son are Force wielders who are powerful due to their unique connection to the Force. They reside on a planet called Mortis and have been around for countless years. Each member represents an aspect of the Force, and the Father wanted Anakin to take his place to balance the light and the dark.

It is worth mentioning that the Ones are characters that aren’t often talked about in Star Wars due to the weird experience that Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka had with them, as none of them could properly explain what happened back then. Nevertheless, this was an important part of Star Wars in explaining the nature of the Force and how Anakin was supposed to balance it. Now, let’s look at what we know about the Mortis Gods.

Who are the Father, the Daughter, and the Son in Star Wars?

One of the biggest reasons fans loved ‘The Clone Wars’ was that many different characters and entities were introduced in this series. Due to their power, some of these entities tend to be beyond anyone’s imagination. And that was when we met the characters called the Father, the Daughter, and the Son.

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What happened was that the trio of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano were sent on a mission to confirm a distress call that used a code that was over 2,000 years old already. The trio were at the coordinates and were supposed to rendezvous with Rex and their other allies.

However, a powerful force pulled them into a gigantic crystal-like structure, only for them to wake up on a strange yet verdant planet where they met the entities called the Father, the Daughter, and the Son.

These entities were actually ancient beings that had been living in the Force-rich world called Mortis. And because they all had Force abilities that were beyond whatever any Jedi could do, they were essentially gods.


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Each member of the trio represents an aspect of the Force. The Father represents the balance in the Force, while the Daughter and the Son represent the light and the dark sides, respectively. The Father’s duty was to ensure he always kept the balance between the Daughter and the Son.

Was Anakin supposed to be the Father?

The only reason Anakin got dragged into the entire family affair involving the Mortis Gods was that he was the Chosen One. For eons, the Father acted as the one who maintained the balance between the Daughter and the Son because they were two opposing figures who weren’t entirely compatible with one another.

However, the Father realized that he was dying, which meant he needed someone to take his place. When he heard that Anakin was the Chosen One, he lured him into Mortis so that he could convince him to stay there and act as his replacement. Anakin showed his ability to balance both the Daughter and the Son when he was able to tap into his Force reserves of Mortis to defeat both of them.

But while it may have been true that he was supposed to be the one to represent the Father, Anakin was lured over to the dark side by the Son, who wanted to use him as his way to rule the entire galaxy. The Son was trapped on Mortis because there was no way for him to escape the planet. On top of that, the Father always got in his way. But he saw Anakin as his way of leaving the planet, so he corrupted him.

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A corrupt Anakin agreed to the Son’s ideals and even showed signs of his Darth Vader version. But the Father was able to erase Anakin’s memory, prompting him to return to his normal self. But when the Father realized that he could no longer contain the Son on Mortis forever, he decided to be the one to kill him.

Instead of killing the Son, however, the Father killed himself with the Dagger of Mortis. This forced the Son to see the mistake in his ways as he reconciled with the Father at the final moment. Anakin struck the final blow to the Son, killing him after the death of the Father as he was now mortal due to the Father’s death.


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So, in a sense, while Anakin was born to represent the Father, the corruption of the dark side forced him to become similar to the Son. The Son’s story of redemption, however, showed a glimpse of Anakin’s future when he reconciled with the Father. This means that Anakin was both the Father and the Son in the sense that he was meant to bring balance to the Force but was also meant to fall to the dark side.

Did Ahsoka become the Daughter?

We’ve been talking about the Father and the Son. But what about the Daughter? Well, the Daughter represented the light side of the Force. However, when the Son decided to kill his father so that he could finally be free, the Daughter got in the way and was stabbed by the Son instead.

The Daughter, however, decided to make one final act of sacrifice. Ahsoka had recently been killed by the Son when he corrupted her and siphoned her life force away from her. So, before the Daughter’s death, she asked Anakin to act as a medium to transfer her life force to Ahsoka so that she would live again.

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While the Daughter died, Ahsoka got a second chance at life. She became one of the symbols of the light side of the Force. In fact, during the events of ‘Star Wars: Rebels,’ she was often accompanied by a bird-like companion called Morai, who was actually an avatar of the Daughter.

This means that Ahsoka became similar to the Daughter but did not become the Daughter herself. She became an agent of the Daughter, just as Anakin became an agent of the Son when he fell to the dark side on Mortis. And this is why Ahsoka tends to have a unique connection to the Force.

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