*thinking* "there's Cracken's kid, wierd he looks like my age, but he can't be older than 25,If my source is right, wonder if he's worth what that contract promised when i took it, I probably would have found out if it wasn't for that stormtrooper, though according to my source he shouldn't be messed with, and he doesn't look so happy right now"
Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.
So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.
-Forum post on why Vader knew Luke was his son.
Last edited by jokemaster; 11-06-2002 at 10:17 PM.