As a youth - Anakin Skywalker was brought before the Jedi Council as a candidate for Jedi training. With some dissension - the Council voted to allow Anakin to become the apprentice of Obi-Wan Kenobi - and over time Anakin became a powerful Jedi. The Council's concerns - however - proved to be well founded. The dark side soon overwhelmed Anakin and changed him - creating Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith. Darth Vader faithfully served at Emperor Palpatine's side - leading the Imperial efforts to crush the Rebellion. He was even ready - if necessary - to take the life of his own son - Luke Skywalker. But in the final confrontation between father and son - Luke's pleas finally awakened the good buried deep within Darth Vader.