As moviegoers flock to their local cinemas to watch the latest installment of Star Wars, it’s important to remember that the whole film franchise wouldn’t be what it is today without the efforts of a young, highly motivated individual, named Luke Skywalker, who had big dreams, but was stuck in a small town.
The original film follows his dynamic journey from living with his uncle’s family to joining the resistance and taking down a dark empire.
It takes a unique character with big aspirations to pull all that off, and it makes us wish Luke was in our squad.
He needs to work on that salute, though. (Image via GIPHY)
Check out these five reasons why Luke Skywalker makes the perfect boot:
1. He was an orphan and could deploy at any moment, without question or notice.
After learning his adopted family has just been taken out by the Empire, Luke does what any motivated teenager would do — goes to war for some payback.
That look when you witness your whole world crumble to the ground. (Image via GIPHY)
2. Luke immediately believed everything he was told about the Force
You can get a boot to believe anything if you say it the right way.
Yes, it is — and no, it’s not. (Image via GIPHY)
3. Luke claimed he’s a crack shot, and it turns out he was pretty good.
“I used to bull’s-eye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They’re not much bigger than two meters.” — Luke Skywalker
2. He’s a natural pilot and flew into the face of danger.
He managed to dodge all that incoming enemy fire like it was no big deal.
“It’s just like Beggar’s Canyon back home'” Luke. (Image via GIPHY)
1. Skywalker took down an entire Empire with two rounds on his first deployment.
That’s not bad for a freakin’ boot.
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Now we just have to hope he didn’t let all that success go to his head…
F*ck! We think it did:
It’s not the Medal of Honor, big guy. (Image via Giphy)
Can you think of any other reasons Luke would make an excellent boot? Comment below.