In Star Wars Qui-Gon Jinn mentions a prophecy about a chosen one to bring balance to the force, which he supposes to apply to Anakin Skywalker.

But was it really Anakin Skywalker or Luke Skywalker? What I feel is that Anakin as Darth Vader disturbed the force, whereas Luke changed him at the end. Therefore I think Luke brought balance to the force. Was Qui Gon mistaken? Or is it implicitly pointing to Luke?

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    Kindly eloborate little more what you want to know.
    – Panther
    Commented Oct 9, 2015 at 10:34
  • who brought balance to force.I think its luke as i mentioned above.I just wanted to know how anakin brought balance to force
    – r2_d2
    Commented Oct 9, 2015 at 10:37
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    You can view this in different ways. I would still say, Anakin brought balance. He almost singlehandedly destroyed the Jedi order, so they were down to the "same" number of Jedi and Sith: Obi Wan and Yoda vs. Palpatin and Anakin. I am no Star Wars expert, but there were probably some other Jedi living in exile. But still the distribution is matched better than a few hundred Jedi vs. 2 Sith
    – Thomas
    Commented Oct 9, 2015 at 12:13
  • Anakin did bring balance. He brought Luke to life.
    – cde
    Commented Oct 9, 2015 at 14:22

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Star Wars canon points to Anakin Skywalker being the one who brings balance to the Force. Please follow this link here to see expanded discussion on what the prophecy actually means regarding balance to the Force, and whether or not it was even fulfilled.

George Lucas, in the commentary of A New Hope stated:

Which brings us up to the films 4, 5, and 6, in which Anakin's offspring redeem him and allow him to fulfill the prophecy where he brings balance to the Force by doing away with the Sith and getting rid of evil in the universe...

This proves that "balance" does not necessarily mean equal number on both sides. The answer in the link also states:

...the prophecy probably means that Anakin would bring harmony between the two sides of the Force, which requires the destruction of the Sith whose aim was to destroy the Light side.

The user admits during his conclusion that there isn't even total agreement on whether the prophecy was actually fulfilled. The answer to this question gives great insight and evidence as to how the Sith unbalanced the Force in the first place, creating the need for it to be balanced.

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