If Shaw is used, this is the only version Luke would recognize:
He would recognise him more than some mop-haired kid that just appears. Just a couple of scars and no hair doesn’t make him unrecognizable at all. Information is not easily available under the oppression of a regime like the Empire. He couldn’t just look up information about his father. The Emperor would have suppressed all of that. If it was so easy for Luke to look up info on his father, then it wouldn’t have been too hard for him to discover that he became Vader.
Anakin appearing as his younger self is ridiculous. So, one of the most evil men in the galaxy can suddenly return to his youth, while the other two jedi have to remain their older selves? And the fan theories about how he returns to his form when he was last a good man is also ridiculous. Not only is he NOT a good man on the light side of the force when he looked like that, ( He had already begun on the path to the dark side, He had, after all, slaughtered a whole village of Tuskens, including the women and children, out of anger long before he looked like that), but that also completely destroys the whole redemption arc of ROTJ. Anakin turns back to the light side prior to his death. Him becoming a force ghost originally symbolized that. Before the rubbish that they had to learn it, which Anakin had no knowledge of, so couldn’t have become a force ghost. God, the prequels screwed so much up in the OT
No sir, imagine Luke visiting his father for the first time, and Anakin has stage 4 cancer. He is not able to spend a lot of time with him before he dies. He then goes and sees a picture in a family photo album of his mother standing next to other family members and a guy he doesn’t quite recognize. His mother mentions to him that the man in the photo is his father who just passed. Luke has to do a double take because the man in the photo doesn’t look a thing like the man he went to the hospital to meet after his chemo treatments.
Debunk numero Dos, Obi-Wan was able to watch Anakin via hologram from the jedi temple archives, surely you cannot tell me that Obi didn’t download and store anything on a USB 3.0 thumbdrive… Come one Ady… logic would dictate that they were able to do such things.
Luke should not be able to recognize neither Hayden nor Sebastian, only Uncle Fester. I am not in the camp that believes the whole young Anakin force ghost, but the Normal looking Sebastian is ridiculous as well. It only makes sense to the audience that Hayden show up as Anakin, but cause that is who we identify as Anakin, not Sebastian. But if they were to add a shot in ANH where Luke could see his jedi version of his father before he turned (the tusken incident was not a full turn in my opinion) in hologram form from the Jedi Temple surveilance holograms, then it would make more sense for Luke to be able to recognize a younger version of Anakin. The Emperor deleted everything about Anakin after Yoda and Obi left the temple so that no one would learn the man behind Vader.
Thank you for your response mate!