In Bloodlines, Leia stated that she does not forgive Vader, and isn't convinced of his redemption. Surely, she spoke to Luke about how he was able to pull Anakin back to the light. Luke was able to connect with his father before he died, and forgive him for all the bad things he had done.
He asked her to forgive him for the atrocities he had committed as Vader. Leia did not sugar coat any words, telling Anakin that she could not forgive him: the information was too new to her, the hurt too raw.
However, Darth Vader didn't have any grand confrontation with Princess Leia. In fact, at the time he told Luke that he was his father, Darth Vader didn't know that Leia was Luke's twin sister. Luke found out that Leia was his sister when Obi-Wan revealed it to him as a Force ghost.
Darth Vader only learned he had a daughter in Return of the Jedi - but there's no evidence he realized she was Leia before his death and redemption. Darth Vader may have never known Princess Leia was his daughter in Star Wars and never cultivated a relationship with her, even when he was a Force ghost.
Surprisingly well. Leia did meet Anakin's ghost and it end badly but that was before she forgave him. afterwards, once she understood what happened to Anakin, both Leia and Han held no grudes against him.
Did Leia ever forgive her Father Darth Vader - Explain Star Wars (BessY)
How did Vader not sense Leia?
Leia was not using the Force or was currently Force-sensitive during her confrontation with Vader. She began training as a Jedi years later. All these reasons prove my point: Vader didn't know Leia was his daughter, and felt no presence of the Force in her, as she was not currently strong with the Force.
Yes, when Darth Vader turned back to Anakin Skywalker and sacrifice himself to save his son, he dies and Obi-Wan uses the force to connect with Anakin's spirit. In that time Anakin apologizes to Obi-Wan, desperately asking him to forgive him for everything he has done to him and everybody over the years.
There are plenty of moments throughout the franchise where it is clear to see that Darth Vader still has some good in him. However, that full turn back to being a hero doesn't take place until he picks up Emperor Palpatine and throws him down the reactor core shaft.
The real answer is: When the original trilogy was written and filmed, Anakin Skywalker was not the creator of C3PO. There was no consideration given to who Vader would recognize, because there was no reason for Vader to recognize the droid, at all.
Star Wars Theory: R2-D2 Didn't Know Anakin Skywalker Became Darth Vader. R2-D2 served Queen Amidala and later Anakin Skywalker, accompanied by C-3PO. Unlike the golden protocol droid, R2-D2 never had a full memory wipe, so he was well aware of all events that happened around him.
Little did either of them consider the possibility of either's survival. Vader believed that his and Padmé's child died when she did, so there was no reason for him to consider anything else. Palpatine lied to him about Luke in fear of what might happen. The last thing he needed was his student turning on him.
Unlike most, Ahsoka will have the opportunity to see a person she cares so deeply for once again, even as a ghost. Anakin's inclusion in the series will give Ahsoka the chance to come to terms with her own mistakes and forgive Anakin for his, which will lead her along the path of enlightenment that the Jedi follow.
So we can see there that it seems the Force spirits (the more precise term often used by Star Wars) of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Anakin Skywalker guided Luke during this vast period in-between the Battle of Endor and Luke's exile on Ahch-to.
It was easy to believe that Darth Vader had kind intentions or a simple code of honor for the Sith, but his plans were much more strategic. Instead, Darth Vader wanted to keep Chewbacca alive because he wanted the Rebels to collectively suffer even more.
At some point after his transformation into the armored Darth Vader, Amidala's husband, the fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker came to visit the mausoleum, stricken by grief and remorse for his part in her death.
Yes, he remembers everything about his past (just not based on reality), but he probably doesn't spend a lot of time thinking about it, and when he does, his memory of things is clouded and twisted by the lies of the sith, the dark side, and his own flawed thinking and character.
In severing Luke's hand, Vader was trying to get the Jedi to follow his own journey to becoming a Sith Lord. It will be interesting to see how Lucasfilm build on the early years of Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader.
No, Darth Vader did not actually die from removing his mask–he died from being deprived of the life-support system in his armor suit. Yes, he can actually breathe without his mask–the power of the Dark Side of the Force can keep him alive. But only for a short time.
Over the years, Anakin came to highly respect Yoda, while Yoda gradually outgrew his fear of Anakin and came to have faith in him and correctly came to believe that Anakin was the Chosen One from the Jedi prophecy.