Owen Lars

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Name: Owen Lars
Occupation: moisture farmer
Relationships: Beru Lars (wife), Luke Skywalker (nephew)
Fandom: Star Wars
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Owen Lars is a Star Wars character who first appeared in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope (1977).



  • Owen Lars is mostly shipped with his canonical wife, Beru Lars. The couple often appears in the background of fics centered on other characters.

Fan Art

Sample Fiction

  • Home by Jackie Paciello, illoed by D.M. Walsh (Lars and Beru shortly before the visit by Stormtroopers.), from Moonbeam #3 (1978)
  • Visitor's Day by Wanda Lybarger, printed in Kessel Run #2 (1981)
  • Desert Seed Series by Carol Mularski (1981-1985)
  • A Leave Taking by Gianna ("Luke's mother at 17, stuck on Tatooine, bored out of her mind, having to deal with her unimaginative brother, Owen, her "genuinely nice" future sister-in-law, Beru and her recalcitrant mother.") printed in Combining Forces #3 (1982)
  • Sundering by Jeanine Hennig, printed in Shadowstar #15 (1984)
  • Nothing Ever Happens by Carolyn Cooper, printed in From a Certain Point of View #1 (1985)
  • Pavane for a Dead Princess by Ellen Randolph (1986)
  • Changeling by Matthew Whitney ("The child of Owen and Beru Lars had died at birth, but now Owen's brother, Ben Kenobi, approached them with a desperate request—that they foster the newborn son of Anakin Skywalker and pass the babe as their own."), printed in A Tremor in the Force #4 (1988)
  • There Are No Rainbows on Tatooine by Ellen Randolph, printed in Sanctuary (1988)
  • Conversation on a Sand Dune, fiction by Z.P. Florian, art by Melanie Guttierrez ("Could it be that Owen Lars' motive for taking in an orphan was less than noble?"), printed in Another Sky #3 (1993)
  • Return to Tatooine, fiction by Marti Schuller (Luke returns to the Darklighter home and comes to terms with the relationship with his uncle.), printed in Another Sky #5 (1994)
  • Sandstorm by J.P. Treleaven ("Owen and Ben strike a bargain."), printed in Only Hope #1 (1994)
  • Storm Winds , printed in Echo Three #1 (1994)
  • The Uncle, fiction by John Fredericks ("A Y-Wing fighter pilot crashes in the desert and Owen Lars is stunned that the pilot is the brother he hasn't seen in three years. And what is Obi-Wan doing with a baby?"), printed in Another Sky #9 (1996)
  • Tatooine Morning by Sinead Reilly ("Gives you the opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation between Owen and Beru Lars about their foster son."), printed in I Care #1 (1998)
  • Suns-Set by Alison Glover, printed in I Don't Care What You Smell #5 (1999)


Fan Comments


I've really felt that the pair, most especially Owen, has been rather misinterpreted in fanfic to date. I really believe that Owen was an honorable and upright man; he rather suffered from the fact that the movie gives him to us from Luke's standpoint--not that Luke wishes Owen ill, but Luke does quite naturally resent the parental authority Owen represents. I always 'heard' Owen's comment about Luke (in response to Beru's 'he's too much like his father,' as mirroring not a rejection of the ideals of Luke's father, not a condemnation of any Jedi aspirations, but as an echo of the pain of that loss. I always felt Owen loved Luke's parents deeply and the reason he wanted to keep Luke close was his fear of suffering that same pain of loss again. [1]

Links & Resources


  1. ^ a fan's comment regarding "Meet Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru" by Carol Mularski, printed in Falcon's Flight #4 (1979)