>didn't know Leia was his daughter
Seems too unrealistic, how are we supposed to believe he didn't know Princess Leia was his offspring?
Leia being Luke's sister was an asspull in Jedi, desu. It was a bad development for the franchise, it made it overly Shakespearian and melodramatic in terms of everyone ends up being related to each other. Also it made the kiss weird. It also is retarded because why did Obi Wan give Leia to a life of luxury as a princess but Luke lives in poverty on a shitty desert moisture farm.
Vader being Anakin Skywalker wasn't even decided until Empire. They should have left it at that.
Presumably because he recognises Obi-Wan's force aura or whatever. He's never met Leia in any other context than her being an Alderaanian senator.
He does sense that Luke is "strong in the force" in the trench scene, though, but even then it's arguably only because Luke was actually using the force there.
Ya also the new comics don't help with this.
I always viewed it as jedi can remember what each individual persons force feels like. Since Vader never had felt leias force until he met her after she was secretly adopted, he would have no reason to think she was his daughter. He knew Luke was his kid as soon as he saw that he was named Skywalker, not bc he sensed he was his son through the force.
the problem is the universe grew up around the movies and added things
the problem is the things growing up around them are more complicated than the movies themselves.
The force ends up being this be all do all sort of thing now.
So our expectations change. To what he should be able to do.
I mean fuck in Attack of the Clones he predicts where a moving vehicle will be ten minutes ahead of time.
The problem here is that after watching TFA the Force just can do anything.
Leia never 'awakes' her powers so Vader can't sense her.
Even in ANH when Luke uses the Force Vader doesn't seem to sense that Luke is his son. He just knows the guy in the X-Wing is strong in the Force and tries to kill him.
Btw, it's funny how in TFA Leia after 30 years doesn't even look like she can use the Force for shit, but Rey in one day becomes more powerful than Kylo.
Yeah but he still doesn't know his kids because he hasn't met them.
The force? It's like magic in any fantasy story. It can be conveniently made to do anything and yet just as conveniently you can say "the force doesn't work that way".