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When Vader confronts Leia in A New Hope on her star ship, how come he doesn't have any feelings that this is his daughter. Or when Vader is in his TIE Fighter and about to shoot down Luke. How come he doesn't feel any connection between him and his children when he confronts them? Wouldn't he be able to sense something? —Unsigned comment by22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs).
Sensing stuff with the Force only works when it gains the story somehow. DarthMRN 02:35, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
He is able to sense something; he's able to sense that "The Force is strong with this one." However, either because Vader had cut himself off from the Anakin part of him that was Luke and Leia's father, or because the Force just doesn't hand out paternity information, it didn't tell him any more than that. jSarek 06:32, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
As far as I know, one needs to have a slight incling of what situation one is in. For example, Vader would have to have known that his children had been born for him to have sensed that in Leia. He senses the Force in Luke, because he has had some training in it, Leia hasn't however. Jasca DucatoSith Council 20:19, 13 July 2007 (UTC)