In Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back why does Yoda say 'there is another'?

Its when Luke is leaving the training of Yoda because he feels Han and Leia are in danger. Then the spirit of Obi-Wan says 'He is our last hope.' Then Yoda says something like 'No there is another.'

Who the heck is he talking about?!

Update:

So most of you are saying Leia? But its never even hinted to us that she knows the Force. I was thinking the child of Han and Leia because in the books he's gifted with the force and Luke turns to darkside. (but it probably is Leia heh)

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  • 10 years ago
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    He WAS talking about Leia in the end ... the problem is that at the time it was said in ep V Lucas had not yet decided to make Leia & Luke twins. A little background info may clear this up for you.

    When Lucas first wrote the story of SW it was a massive 12 part mega saga ... don't let anyone tell you that he wrote scripts at first ... it was all just one massive story line that he changed many times to get to the saga we have now. Of all the changes he made there are two VERY HUGE ones that forever changed the direction the story went.

    The first HUGE CHANGE that he made was to combine the characters of Darth Vader & Anakin Skywalker into one character ... no ... in the original drafts they were two very different people. There are BIG hints in ep IV that can be used to prove this the biggest of which is when Vader & Obi-Wan duel ... Obi-Wan calls him Darth like it is his first name and not some kind of title ... which it wasn't at the time. IE:

    Vader: "When I left you I was but the learner now I am the master"

    Obi-Wan" "Only a master of evil Darth"

    When Vader & Anakin were combined into one character it basically eliminated a trilogy of movies. Those movies would have shown Anakin & Obi-Wan fighting together in the Clone Wars & show the fall of one of Obi-Wan's students to the dark side ... Darth Vader ... it was Vader that killed Anakin in this incarnation of the story. This change left the back story of the Clone Wars & such in disarray & gave rise to the fabled 9 episode Star Wars saga. In this incarnation of the story the first trilogy was to be about the rise & fall of Anakin Skywalker, the second trilogy was to be about the rise of Luke Skywalker & the redemption of Anakin Skywalker, the third trilogy was to be about the "Other Skywalker" ... the "another" that Yoda talks about in ep V. Keep in mind that at this point in the story Luke & Leia were NOT bother & sister. When Lucas was "fleshing out" the final duel between Luke & Vader he got stumped on what he could have Vader say to Luke that would cause him to attack his father in a dark side fueled rage. He solved this problem by making Leia the "other Skywalker" & having Vader threaten her. This change eliminated the "other Skywalker" trilogy.

    In short, in 1980 when Yoda said those words he was NOT talking about Leia because at the time Leia was NOT a Skywalker but after following through all the wild twists & turns the story line went though over the years it become obvious that Leia is the "another".

    As for your Additional Comments: Luke does NOT turn to the dark side in any book ... it is a comic series set shortly after the defeat of Thrawn called Dark Empire. Yes, this story IS canon & wildly entertaining. It is also in this story line that we find out that two of our favorite "meanies" didn't die in ep VI ... Palpatine & Boba Fett. Luke becomes Palpatine's apprentice because he feels that the only way he can defeat Palpatine is to learn the secrets of the dark side. It may be in this story that "Sinister" is thinking of when he said in the comics that Leia was stronger and had more knowledge of the Force than Luke did, a statement that is 100% false BTW. It is Leia who brings Luke back to the light side but it doesn't have a thing to do with her being more powerful ... it has everything to do with her being his sister. Also, Han & Leia actually have 3 children, twins Jacen & Jaina, and Anakin, named for his grandfather of course. Unfortunately after the last EU (Expanded Universe of books) set about 45 years after the events of ep VI there is only one of Han & Leia's children still alive.

    Leia IS the "another".

    May The Force Be With You ...

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    Source(s): WebMaster/Owner Star Wars Dockingbay Life Long Star Wars Super Geek starwars.com/hyperspace theforce.net Dark Horse Comics a true understanding of the story Star Wars EU Guru
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  • 4 years ago

    The only thing 100% correct is Yoda was NOT referring to Leia when the movie originally came out. I don't think the writers/Lucas knew at the time, if they did it had to be Vader. Only when Return of the Jedi came out that it was changed, or appears to have changed, to Leia, with her becoming Luke's twin sister and being force sensitive. She was originally not Luke's sister in New Hope or Empire (remember the kissing scene).

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  • Jeri
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    4 years ago

    He's speaking of Leia. Obi Wan speaks of Luke being their only hope for the preserving the Jedi people, and defeating the Empire. But, there is also Leia. She is the sister of Luke and also holds the ability to use the force. That's why at the end of "Return of the Jedi", when Leia and Han look up and see the destruction of the mother empire ship, she somehow knows that Luke did not meet his fate upon it...

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  • 3 years ago

    Yoda There Is Another

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Yoda was referring to Anakin. Leia had not been trained, nor was there going to be an opportunity to train her if the Empire already had her as Vader had. Furthermore, "Remember your failure at the cave!". Luke failed the vision at the cave because he slew Vader, becoming him in the process.

    Yoda was telling Luke not to kill Vader. Obi-Wan already tried that and it only pushed him further to the dark side.

    Obi-Wan believed Luke was their last hope at destroying Vader and Sidious, Yoda knew that they could not defeat them by force alone. The Jedi fell to Sidious because he turned their Chosen One, Anakin, a person their prophecies said was the Force personified, against them. Yoda knew the way to defeat them was to bring Anakin back.

    And forcing Anakin to slay his own son, which he could not do, could break him free of the dark side.

    The "last hope" wasn t that Leia, who had no training in the Force could slay Vader and the Emperor, it was that Anakin could not slay his own son and would fulfill his destiny instead.

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  • 4 years ago

    It is the "Star Killer",Darth Vader's apprentice born Galen Marek

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  • 10 years ago

    Leia. Luke's twin sister. And presumably a person just as powerful in the Force as he is. So if Luke fails then she'd be the next hope for defeating Vader and the Emperor.

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  • 10 years ago

    The answer is highly debated in nerd circles around the globe.

    Some say Yoda is referring to Leia, Luke's sister, or foreshadowing Vader's return to light as Anakin in his act of destroying the Emperor.

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  • 10 years ago

    Leia. Luke's twin sister he says that so that she can help look take down the Empire

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  • Yoda is referring to Vader, or Anakin, a chance the little good left in Anakin being able to take back control, as Vader is mostly machine.

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