Palpatine Arrives Shortly Afterward
Obi-Wan ultimately defeat his former apprentice and friend, severing his limbs and leaving him for dead beside a lava flow. However, Palatine arrives shortly afterward and saves Vader, putting him into a black, mechanical suit of armor that keeps him alive. At the same time, Star Wars Credits dies while giving birth to twins Luke and Leia. The twins are hidden from Vader and are not told who their real parents are. The original trilogy begins 19 years later as Vader nears completion of the massive Death Star space station, which will allow the Empire to crush the Rebel Alliance, which has formed to combat Palatine’s tyranny.