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Hayden Christensen Loved Anakin Skywalker's Most Disturbing Star Wars Scene

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Over the years, the brief yet disturbing younglings scene from “Revenge of the Sith” has taken on a life of its own. The social media age has turned it into a meme, and many “Star Wars” fans have even taken to calling the Skywalker family lightsaber the “Youngling Slayer 9000.” Not to mention, the scene has also been referenced in other pieces of “Star Wars” media. Most notably, it takes center stage through flashbacks on the Disney+ limited series “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” where fans learn of a previously unseen ramification of Anakin’s dark deed.

Sporadically throughout the series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” takes viewers back to the execution of Order 66 and Anakin’s raid of the Jedi Temple. In doing so, it revisits his killing of the younglings, among them being a young Reva Sevander (Moses Ingram). She witnesses the newly-dubbed Darth Vader’s killing of her friends, which leads her to hatch a plan for revenge. As an adult, she becomes an Imperial Inquisitor and sets her sights on Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). She feels killing him can put her on Vader’s radar, thus affording her the chance to get close to and eventually kill him. Ultimately, though, she’s unsuccessful on both fronts.

For better or worse, Anakin’s murder of the Jedi younglings has become the stuff of “Star Wars” legend. All these years later, it remains as talked about as ever and has only become more relevant to the franchise’s story.