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Darth Vader
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Darth Vader as depicted in The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Position Dark Lord of the Sith, Supreme Commander 
Homeworld Tatooine
Species Human (Cyborg)
Gender Male
Affiliation Galactic Empire, Sith
Portrayed by see Portrayals
.Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars saga, George Lucas' epic six-film space opera.^ Even a pilot of Luke’s caliber couldn’t fight off Darth Vader and a fleet of Star Destroyers and Interdictors by himself.
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^ He certainly had not wished to be the first, but Darth Vader had “requested” the usage of his Star Destroyer, and no sane man would refuse him.
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^ Chapter Twenty-Four From the bridge of his colossal flagship, Darth Vader stared into space icily as the rebel fleet came into view.
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[1][2][3] .Vader originally appeared as the Empire's villainous enforcer in the Star Wars Original Trilogy (Episodes IV, V, VI), and briefly turns up as a tragic figure near the end of Revenge of the Sith, the third and final film of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy (Episodes I, II, III).^ In Star Wars, Darth Vader turned out to be the good guy.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Knowing death was near, and desperate to end his physical and mental torment, he managed to turn the weapon onto himself.
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^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.Lucas, in the audio commentary for Revenge of the Sith, says that he considers both trilogies together to be The Tragedy of Darth Vader.^ Darth Vader is a fictional character, Hitler was not, so yes, some would say calling Hillary Hitlery would be hate speach.
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^ Darth Vader entered the ruined throne room while cloaked in Sith magic.
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^ If Cheney is Darth Vader I guess Hillary is Jar Jar Binks "very annoying to say the least".
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[3] In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Lucas states he "made a series of movies about one thing: Darth Vader."[1] Lucas reiterated this in a May 2008 interview with Total Film: "The Star Wars story is really the tragedy of Darth Vader. That is the story."[4]
.In the original Star Wars trilogy, Vader is embodied by David Prowse, though Sebastian Shaw makes a brief appearance as the unmasked Vader in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.^ By now, Vader should have recovered the Death Star technical data and returned to the battle station to act as the Emperor's representative.
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^ He vowed that the Emperor would never return, that the Force and all the Jedi who came before would make sure of that.
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^ To his perception, he was physically and mentally intact, though he was as aged as he had been when Vader had betrayed him on the Death Star.
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.In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Vader is played by Hayden Christensen.^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I thought it was pretty funny...except that in Star Wars Darth Vader could at least actually fight.
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^ Hillary totally misses the point of Star Wars (and more importantly, global warfare) when she calls Cheney Darth Vader.
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.In the original trilogy and Episode III, James Earl Jones provides Vader's voice when he is masked, although Jones was originally uncredited for this role.^ Where's James Earl Jones when you need him?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

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.In the original trilogy, George Lucas depicts Darth Vader as a fearsome cyborg who acts as the supreme commander of the brutal Galactic Empire and right hand man of Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid).^ Hes the Emperor controlling Darth Vader .
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^ Calling him Darth Vader is an insult to George Lucas.
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^ Their revenge will be terrible upon the man who was once Darth Vader."
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.Throughout the films, Vader oppresses the galaxy and hunts down the members of the Rebel Alliance in the service of his master, Emperor Palpatine.^ "She's a member of the rebel alliance and a traitor.
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^ The Vaders have forged alliances with the scum of the galaxy.
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^ If Palpatine had not been so arrogant and obsessed to shame Vader, then the plan would have failed, but Darth Vader knew his master well.
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.In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the series' final chronological installment, Vader redeems himself by killing Palpatine and saving his son Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), sacrificing himself in the process.^ Will there be a "Return of the Jedi" like installment?
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^ "Vader killed him, Luke.
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^ Perhaps the jedi he had sensed had eluded Vader, or perhaps it was another setback in the search for young Luke Skywalker.
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.In the prequel trilogy, Lucas shows Vader as his former self, Anakin Skywalker, a slave boy who eventually becomes a Jedi Knight, and later, a hero in the Clone Wars.^ Of Anakin Skywalker’s fall, and of the jedi purge.
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^ The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi."
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^ He knew he would try to live again in one of his clones, and return to menace the children of Anakin Skywalker once again.
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.Palpatine manipulates Anakin into betraying the Jedi, and Anakin falls to the "dark side" of the mystical Force.^ Palpatine's dark side adepts saw to that.
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^ Of Anakin Skywalker’s fall, and of the jedi purge.
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^ He's no Jedi - he's a dark side adept.
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Depiction

Original trilogy

.In the first two films of the original Star Wars trilogy, Darth Vader is the primary antagonist: a dark, foreboding, and ruthless figure.^ Chapter Forty Three Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith and defacto ruler of the Galactic Empire, stood on the bridge of the Star Destroyer Torrent, stoically looking out into the abyss of hyperspace.
  • The Rift Saga 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC p201.ezboard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even a pilot of Luke’s caliber couldn’t fight off Darth Vader and a fleet of Star Destroyers and Interdictors by himself.
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^ Still, allowing two more jedi to fall into Darth Vader’s hands would be unacceptable, and Truul wasn't about to be accessory to the genocide of the Jedi Order.
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.One of the pivotal rulers of the Empire, he mercilessly attempts to destroy the Rebel Alliance, which is waging a long and desperate war to free the galaxy from the Empire's evil clutches.^ The Rebels had thought that winning the war against the Empire would bring peace to the galaxy, but it didn’t, and the struggle would continue to rage for decades, only the players changed.
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^ Desperately, she tore a small vibroblade free from a sleeve inside one boot and threw it at his masked visage; he smacked the weapon out of the air with ease.
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^ All that matters is that this Empire is whole again, the cancer clouding its true purpose removed, replaced by a strong leader, one who the people of this galaxy will obey absolutely.
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.Beginning with Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Vader's leitmotif is composer John Williams' The Imperial March, which heralds the character's entrances.^ The mighty Super Star Destroyer was moving away from the gas giant and aiming itself at Coruscant, the dark heart of the Empire, the Imperial throne world.
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^ It does the impossible and improves on The Empire Strikes Back.
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^ Vader will fight unfairly if given a chance, so we should be ready to strike quickly, before he has a chance to fight back."
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.His role as the main villain would later be taken by the Emperor in the third film.^ He would ask to be taken to the medical frigate on a Star Destroyer other than the Executor , and from there, he would contact the Emperor.
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^ Vantos marched towards the main public throne room, where he predicted the Emperor would be.
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A New Hope

.Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the fourth movie in the narrative chronology (but the first to be filmed), features the character's first screen appearance.^ He disembarked with a small crowd of people and walked warily out amongst the news and propaganda screens, the holographic tour advertisements, and the statues of the first leaders of the Empire.
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.Vader attempts to recover the stolen plans of the Death Star and find the Rebel Alliance's secret base.^ "The Rebels escaped," Vader replied, "leading us to their base as planned.
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^ We shall find and crush the Rebels as planned."
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^ "They shall lead the Death Star directly to the Rebel base.
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.He captures and tortures Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and later restrains her when Death Star commander, Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing), destroys her home world of Alderaan.^ Rumsfeld he would have been Grand Moff Tarkin.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The fact that so many Star Destroyers were after him, rather than chasing the other Rebels to the rendezvous point, was a curiosity that he would have to consider at a later time.
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^ She was from Alderaan, and though she had never known Princess Leia herself, she felt close to her in a deeply personal way.
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.Vader fights a lightsaber duel against his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness).^ Obi-wan Kenobi .
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^ Anakin Skywalker, Obi-wan Kenobi .
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^ It was a duel, and he'd expected Kenobi to fight.
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.Vader emerges the victor, while Kenobi sacrifices himself so that Luke Skywalker and his friends can escape the Death Star.^ Perhaps the jedi he had sensed had eluded Vader, or perhaps it was another setback in the search for young Luke Skywalker.
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^ He had seen Vader – Father – commit murder, on board the Death Star, but somehow he'd found that he could wrap his mind around that.
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^ Since the Death Star, she'd depended on Han to be able to size up less-than-optimal surroundings (Luke having had even less experience than she had).
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.Vader encounters Luke during a battle over the Death Star, and senses in him a great strength in the Force.^ "Vader killed him, Luke.
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^ I will receive him on the Death Star."
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^ Vader's sighting him had been a mistake, a chance encounter.
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.Just as Vader is about to shoot down Luke's ship, preventing the boy from destroying the Death Star, the Millennium Falcon, piloted by Han Solo (Harrison Ford), destroys Vader's wingman and sends Vader's ship spinning into space.^ Lord Vader, the Star Destroyer Torrent has just entered the system.
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^ Learn all you can about Captain Han Solo.
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^ The Falcon escaped unscathed, diving deep under the crossfire, but her crimson guard saw the attack, and swarmed in on the hobbling Star Destroyer.
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.During the film, Kenobi tells Luke that Vader betrayed the Jedi and murdered Luke's father.^ Perhaps the jedi he had sensed had eluded Vader, or perhaps it was another setback in the search for young Luke Skywalker.
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^ "I have told you of how Lord Vader secretly proposed an alliance with the young Jedi, Luke Skywalker.
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^ The man's name had been Ashka Boda, and he had been one of the Jedi that Vader had personally slain during the great Purge well over a decade ago.
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The Empire Strikes Back

.In Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Vader captures Leia, Han, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) at Cloud City on Bespin to lure Luke into a confrontation.^ Luke was lucky to have even survived, the on-duty droid had declared when Han had carried Luke's snow-caked, half-frozen form into the infirmary.
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^ A huge chunk of the ceiling shook loose; Han skidded to a stop and pulled Leia back before it could fall on him.
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^ Then Palpatine received reports that Lord Vader had committed the entire strike fleet to the capture of one Rebel ship, the freighter that had ended his defense of the first Death Star.
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.Luke, who has been partially trained by Yoda (Frank Oz), duels Vader, but is eventually defeated when Vader severs Luke's right hand.^ Luke was at the most tenuous part of his training, right before he truly realized the power he had at his disposal.
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^ Steeling himself against the pain that permeated his battered form, Vader managed to rise up onto his haunches, using his crushed right hand for support.
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^ Connections rose unbidden in her mind, to figures unbreakably connected to her yet from whom she'd have given her right hand to sever herself.
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.Vader reveals his true identity as Luke's father and offers Luke the chance to overthrow Palpatine and "rule the galaxy as father and son". Luke refuses and throws himself from a weather platform into a reactor chasm.^ Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.
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^ Palpatine had created a lie himself, to screen his true nature from the galaxy.
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^ If what Anakin said was true, then it was possible to rid himself of his age-ravaged frame, just as if he were transferring into a youthful clone body on Byss.
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.He is sucked into an air shaft and rescued by Leia, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), and Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), piloting the Millenium Falcon.^ Lando Calrissian’s yacht pulled up along side of the Falcon as it swung around the shuttle again, making sure there were no fighters still tailing it.
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^ After the Millennium Falcon had safely docked and Lando Calrissian and Leia Organa had ushered the recently rescued Han Solo of for a much-needed check in the Medical Bay, the Wookiee had gone off in search of something to eat.
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^ Upon seeing what had triggered Chewie’s ire, he yanked the piloting yoke to one side violently, sending the Falcon into a spin away from the shuttle.
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.Later, his severed hand is replaced by a mechanical prosthetic.^ Both of his arms and hands were prosthetic, and losing them would only mean that the cybernetic specialists would have to replace them.
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Return of the Jedi

A redeemed Anakin Skywalker dies in his son's arms aboard the second Death Star in Return of the Jedi.
.In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke has nearly completed his Jedi training and learns from Yoda that Vader is indeed his father.^ Perhaps the jedi he had sensed had eluded Vader, or perhaps it was another setback in the search for young Luke Skywalker.
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^ "I have told you of how Lord Vader secretly proposed an alliance with the young Jedi, Luke Skywalker.
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^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
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.Luke learns about his father's past from Obi-Wan's spirit, and also learns that Leia is his twin sister.^ The truth about Luke's father had not been in it at all.
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^ "A lesson there was to be learned, Obi-Wan.
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^ "Obi-Wan told me about my father.
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.On a mission to the forest moon of Endor, he surrenders to Imperial Stormtroopers and is delivered to Vader and the Emperor (Ian McDiarmid).^ The new Death Star took shape around the forest moon of Endor.
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^ The answer had come to him in the form of the Emperor's orders that the shield generator was to be guarded by the group of elite Stormtroopers from which the Imperial guards were chosen.
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^ Jacen then told of the Battle of Endor, of Vader’s redemption and the death of the Emperor.
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.Aboard the second Death Star, which is being constructed in orbit, Palpatine tries to seduce Luke to the dark side.^ Cast off his domination, you can still save yourself from the dark side.” Vader stared at Luke for a long moment in silence.
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^ What was his game, Palpatine wondered, trying to tear through the Dark Lord’s barriers, but his mind remained clouded.
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^ No, the Alliance had never been routed, they had defeated the Empire at Endor, Palpatine had died on the second Death Star at the hands of his uncle and grandfather, Lando and Admiral Ackbar were still alive, Chewie was dead.
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.Luke resists the Emperor's appeals to his anger and threats to his friends, but snaps when Vader threatens to turn Leia to the dark side.^ The Dark Emperor also faces threats from his past.
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^ Luke turned to face Vader.
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^ He resisted my attempts to turn him to the dark side.
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.Overcome with rage, Luke brutally overpowers Vader, severing his father's mechanical right hand.^ Steeling himself against the pain that permeated his battered form, Vader managed to rise up onto his haunches, using his crushed right hand for support.
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^ The Dark Lord had bludgeoned his way through Luke's defenses and sliced off his right hand.
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^ Connections rose unbidden in her mind, to figures unbreakably connected to her yet from whom she'd have given her right hand to sever herself.
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.Luke controls his anger at the last minute, realizing that he is perilously close to suffering his father's fate.^ Luke fell in behind them, and Father swept in last, his cape twitching like a dragon's tail.
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.The Emperor urges Luke to kill Vader and "fulfill his destiny" by becoming Palpatine's new apprentice, but Luke refuses and throws down his lightsaber.^ "Vader killed him, Luke.
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^ Luke shouted, stabbing upward with his lightsaber at Palpatine's defenseless, robed body.
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^ If this kind of slaughter is what your new empire will be built upon, then it will be no better than Palpatine’s!” Vader looked out at the dying world, and for a moment Luke thought he saw a twitch in Vader’s gloved hands, a sign of uncertainty.
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.Enraged, Palpatine unleashes a torrent of Force Lightning upon Luke.^ Palpatine unleashed a storm of Force Lightning at the location.
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^ When the enraged Emperor unleashed the full power of his hatred on Luke Skywalker, searing him with blast after blast of Force lightning, Anakin had fulfilled his destiny.
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^ The Executor, now filling the viewscreen, unleashed new torrents of fire upon the fleeing rebels, and the nearby frigate began to list under the withering barrage.
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In agony, Luke begs his father for help. .The sight of his son's suffering breaks the dark side's hold on Vader, and he grabs Palpatine and throws him into the Death Star's reactor core, killing him; in the process, he is mortally wounded by the Emperor's lightning.^ Palpatine, his Emperor, was depending on him.
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^ Brand had been mortally wounded by the Emperor, and he was dying.
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^ Emperor Palpatine stepped into view next to him.
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.Moments from death, he begs his son to take off his breath-mask so he can look at Luke with his own eyes.^ Turn off your political convictions and just look at his eyes.
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^ The Federation,” Vader echoed softly, looking off for a moment.
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^ Crusher didn’t make it.” The Captain looked silently at Riker for a long moment, the mild expression he had been wearing on his face previous to the news now a mask.
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.Anakin Skywalker tells Luke that there was good left in him after all, and dies, redeemed.^ There was a good deal of both left to give him.
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^ There was no good left in him.
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^ Luke Skywalker had not destroyed all of the clones.
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.Luke escapes on a shuttle with his father's body as the Death Star explodes, destroyed by the Rebel Alliance.^ His Star Destroyer had been in a great fleet, trapping the Rebels between them and the Death Star.
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^ Perhpas you were confused when you saw the "Bush-Cheney 04" bumber sticker on my Star Detroyer as we wre in pursuit of the stolen Death Star plans by the rebell alliance.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Even a pilot of Luke’s caliber couldn’t fight off Darth Vader and a fleet of Star Destroyers and Interdictors by himself.
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.That night, Luke gives his father a traditional Jedi funeral by cremating his father's body in its armor.^ Before replying, Luke looked over his father carefully, opening up all his Jedi abilities to try and scan him.
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^ Luke had lost his father and his innocence, but gained maturity and become a Jedi at last.
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^ Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight, gazed sorrowfully at the burned out funeral pyre of his father.
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.During the victory celebration on Endor's forest moon, Luke sees the redeemed spirit of Anakin Skywalker standing alongside the spirits of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda.^ Yoda looked at the shimmering form of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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^ Perhaps Obi-Wan and Anakin were too strong.
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^ Palpatine snarled at Obi-Wan and Yoda.
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Prequel trilogy

Revenge of the Sith

.Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith portrays Anakin Skywalker's fall to the dark side of the Force.^ When Anakin Skywalker had turned to the dark side, so long ago, that had been well.
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^ Of Anakin Skywalker’s fall, and of the jedi purge.
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^ I felt the dark side of the Force, it is strong.
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The film is the fourth in the six to feature Vader. .In the closing days of the Clone Wars between the Republic and the villainous Separatists, Palpatine — then the Republic's Chancellor — reveals himself to Anakin as the Sith Lord Darth Sidious and tempts him to join the dark side by promising that it will enable him to save his pregnant wife, Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman), from dying in childbirth.^ The Dark Lord of the Sith, retreating before me.
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^ Palpatine's dark side adepts saw to that.
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^ Anakin was given a new name in the Sith tradition, Darth Vader, and was raised above the adepts to Palpatine's side as a Dark Lord of the Sith.
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.At first, Anakin informs Jedi Master Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) of Palpatine's identity; Windu orders Anakin to stay behind while he takes several Jedi to Palpatine's office to arrest him.^ Palpatine was further amused that the holographic Jedi Master who imparted this knowledge referred to it in the gravest sense as a power of the dark side.
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^ Also, Palpatine resented the reversal that left him weaker than Anakin.
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^ Palpatine stared at Anakin for a while, but the Jedi only peered steadily through the rocks.
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.Anakin returns to the Chancellor's office to make sure that Palpatine is taken alive, and finds him apparently defeated after a fierce lightsaber battle with Windu.^ I'm not sure where he went after that, but we can probably find him.
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^ Han wasn't sure if he was annoyed at Chewie for making mistakes, or if Chewie was making mistakes because Han had been short-tempered with him ever since the Falcon had started being uncooperative.
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^ That was when it hit him – she talked a pretty talk, but she would wield her husband's iron fists as surely as Palpatine did.
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.When Windu tells Anakin that he intends to kill Palpatine, Anakin severs Windu's arm.^ Then Anakin Skywalker crossed his arms on his broad chest and offered Palpatine a smile from the depths of hell.
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^ It was 'revealed' that several adepts had plotted treason, that their scheme had been discovered before it could be implemented, and that all the traitors had been killed by Palpatine's power in the Force Storm.
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^ Anakin came over to Palpatine and unceremoniously took him by the arms to haul him to his feet.
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.Palpatine blasts Windu with Force lightning, sending him plummeting out the window to his death.^ Palpatine forced himself to reason it out.
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^ When the enraged Emperor unleashed the full power of his hatred on Luke Skywalker, searing him with blast after blast of Force lightning, Anakin had fulfilled his destiny.
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^ His death was immediate and painless.” Jossa stared past him for a moment, her eyes out of focus, and then slung her head.
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.Desperate to save Padmé, Anakin pledges himself to the Sith, and becomes Palpatine's apprentice, Darth Vader.^ If Palpatine had not been so arrogant and obsessed to shame Vader, then the plan would have failed, but Darth Vader knew his master well.
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^ Once they had captured Palpatine, the Jedi Legion would not just stop their pursuit of Darth Vader!
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^ Actually, Cheney isnt so much Darth Vader as he is Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.Vader's first assignment is to assault the Jedi Temple and kill everyone inside, even the children, paving the way for Palpatine to destroy the Jedi and form the Empire from the Republic's ashes.^ Old Republic-era Jedi Temple .
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^ He would not be the first such Jedi I destroyed."
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^ "The Jedi is on his way to me, as Vader thought.
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Vader then travels to the lava planet Mustafar, where the Separatist leaders have gathered, and mercilessly slaughters them. .There, Vader is surprised by the sudden appearance of Padmé, who has learned what her husband has done and begs him to go into hiding with her.^ Vader tried to hide his surprise.
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^ For him, for those who thought like him, the Emperor – the secret and shadowy leader that he was – had grown immeasurably, into almost a mythic figure.
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^ If Vader chose to fight him...there was only one outcome then.
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.Vader refuses, instead saying that he plans to eventually kill Palpatine so that he and Padmé can rule the galaxy together.^ If Palpatine had not been so arrogant and obsessed to shame Vader, then the plan would have failed, but Darth Vader knew his master well.
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^ The current belief was that all of the Jedi had been killed, some by Vader, some by Palpatine, and the rest by Imperial forces.
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^ Palpatine would have to kill Vader in punishment, and he did not want to do that; Vader was too valuable.
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.As Padmé recoils in horror, Anakin's former mentor and friend, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), appears after stowing away in Padmé's ship.^ Perhaps Obi-Wan and Anakin were too strong.
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^ Obi-wan Kenobi .
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^ Anakin Skywalker, Obi-wan Kenobi .
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.Believing Padmé has betrayed him, Vader uses the Force to choke her into unconsciousness.^ The pilot was using the Force and it was strong in him.
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^ Vader used the Force to cloud the minds of several officers, and arranged for a legion of new recruits to be deployed on Endor instead.
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^ He had omitted the specific Force skill that made her most useful to him.
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.Kenobi and Vader engage in a fierce lightsaber duel, at the end of which Kenobi severs Vader's left arm and legs.^ Han Solo spun and fired, blindingly fast, but he wasn't able to stop several troopers from wounding him terribly in the arms and legs.
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^ Vader picked up Kenobi's lightsaber, and hooked it to his belt.
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^ Vader and Skywalker suddenly put aside their fierce duel and marched towards the Emperor, seated defenseless on his throne.
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.Vader lands too close to the lava and nearly burns to death.^ Racing across the Death Star surface, Vader was closing on the last few Rebel ships.
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.Palpatine arrives in time to rescue Vader and transports him to Coruscant.^ The moment Vader had seen him, Boda had known his time of planning and plotting was over.
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^ Just as Darth Vader had struggled to his feet, the block of durasteel hurtled towards him, guided by Palpatine’s finger.
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^ Darth Vader must be in a foul mood, even for him, Palpatine thought, waiting for the throne room door to open.
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.To sustain him, medical droids encase him in the black armored suit, mask, and respirator first seen in the original films.^ There had been an instant of revulsion the first time she'd seen him, with the deathly pallor of his skin and the permanent rictus of the scarring.
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^ Vader hastily punched the control keys next to him, and his black mask and helmet descended over his troubled face, sealing against his armor with a hiss.
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^ Only the sound of his respirator separated him from the droids.
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.When Vader regains consciousness and asks for Padmé, Palpatine tells him that she was killed in the heat of Vader's anger.^ "Vader killed him, Luke.
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^ Boda would spare Vader if he could, and he did not want to risk Vader killing him before his plans could come to fruition.
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^ Lord Vader and Skywalker turned on him and killed him.
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.This revelation breaks what remains of Anakin's spirit; he screams in torment, destroying the objects around him with the Force.^ When the enraged Emperor unleashed the full power of his hatred on Luke Skywalker, searing him with blast after blast of Force lightning, Anakin had fulfilled his destiny.
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^ Hurriedly, he reached out with the Force to reclaim his saber; it flew to him only to bounce off of the vines that had bunched around his hands.
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^ "Never compare me to him," she said slowly, forcing herself to remain steady.
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.He is last seen at Palpatine's side, watching the construction of the first Death Star.^ "But we will use him for his transport fleet as we construct the new Death Star.
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^ He had seen Vader – Father – commit murder, on board the Death Star, but somehow he'd found that he could wrap his mind around that.
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^ Her ability had served Palpatine very well indeed, and Pestage strongly suspected that it had served him one final time when he escaped from the second Death Star.
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Expanded universe

Literature

.Vader appears numerous times in Marvel Comics' Star Wars series.^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
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^ I thought it was pretty funny...except that in Star Wars Darth Vader could at least actually fight.
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^ But any hard core Star Wars enthusiast knows, in the end, Darth Vader was ultimately a good guy.
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.As chronicled in James Luceno's book Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, Vader sheds his identity as Anakin Skywalker shortly after the events of Revenge of the Sith.^ The Dark Lord of the Sith, retreating before me.
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^ The Jedi, Skywalker, and the Sith Lord, Darth Vader, were standing in front of a seated Palpatine.
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^ I can't stand smarmy Billary but at least you knew where Darth Vader was coming from: the Dark Side.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.In the months afterward, he systematically pursues and kills survivors of the Great Jedi Purge; in the process, he fully embraces his new identity as a Sith and disavows any connection to his former Jedi self.^ Remember, the Jedi have no code against killing in self defense."
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^ The man's name had been Ashka Boda, and he had been one of the Jedi that Vader had personally slain during the great Purge well over a decade ago.
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^ This former Jedi knight, Aayla Secura, one he had long thought dead in the great purges, had been his salvation.
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.The novel also reveals Vader's plan to eventually overthrow Palpatine and rule the Empire himself, and that his primary motivation for betraying the Jedi Order was that he resented their supposed failure to recognize his power.^ You act as if Vader does not deserve your anger, after everything he did to the galaxy, to the Jedi order!
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^ If Palpatine had not been so arrogant and obsessed to shame Vader, then the plan would have failed, but Darth Vader knew his master well.
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^ After Palpatine and Pestage himself, Dangor had the most power in the government.
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.He initially hates his new, mechanical body, but adapts to it after accepting his new life.^ Palpatine now knew that Boda had the secret of transferring his life essence to a new body.
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[6]
.In the comic book Vader's Quest, he hires bounty hunters to bring him information about the pilot who destroyed the Death Star, ultimately meeting his son Luke for the first time.^ I will receive him on the Death Star."
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^ What had he done this time, and who had found out about it?
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^ Vader had brought his son to the Death Star as a willing prisoner.
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.Later, in the Alan Dean Foster novel Splinter of the Mind's Eye (which takes place shortly after the events in A New Hope), Vader meets Luke for the second time and fights him in a lightsaber duel on Mimban.^ "Vader killed him, Luke.
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^ It was time to go and meet with Lord Vader.
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^ She had lost him for the second time that day.
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.On Mimban, Vader is nearly defeated by Luke, who severs his right arm with the aid of Obi-Wan's spirit.^ And it's Obi-Wan who you blame?"
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^ A long, black glove covered her right arm, drawn up nearly to her exposed shoulder.
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^ Dangerous because he was alone, but for Obi-Wan, who couldn't help him if he became disoriented.
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[7]
.Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy explains that Darth Vader is the first representative of the Empire to find the Noghri, a race with exceptional combat skills, whom he manipulated into serving as his personal commandos and revering him as their master.^ Darth Vader abruptly turned away from the magnificent view that the high balcony afforded him and retreated into the secluded corridors of the Imperial Palace, his long black cape fluttering gently out from behind him.
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^ In a burst of noise and motion, Darth Vader and a group of stormtroopers unfortunate enough to be behind him were blown back, thrashed by a gale of wind and energy.
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^ "I am certain, Lord Vader, that our Master requires both of us to serve him.
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.Vader later transferred their services to Grand Admiral Thrawn.^ After years of living on the fringe of galactic society, Mara finally found Luke during the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn.
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^ Vader guessed that his Master was transferring some of the Force's energy to him, perhaps as a reward for service.
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^ The Grand Admiral was just a distraction for the Rebels while the Emperor gathered forces far beyond those Thrawn was allowed to have.
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Video games

.Darth Vader has a prominent role in the 1996 Shadows of the Empire multimedia project, including the video game, which takes place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. In the story, Prince Xizor plots to overthrow Vader and take his place as the Emperor's second in command.^ From the moment of that betrayal, the Emperor had begun to plot the destruction of Darth Vader.
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^ Didn't Darth Vader emerge as the good guy in Return of the Jedi?
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^ I like how Darth Vader is in this story.
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.The story also reveals that Vader knows there is some good left in him, and that he wishes to use the Force to return his physical appearance to that of his former self.^ Vader has the will in him to do good, he simply knows no better.
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^ There was a good deal of both left to give him.
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^ From what I remember, Darth Vader still had some good in him.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.Darth Vader plays a central role in The Force Unleashed.^ Darth Vader strained and pushed out with the Force ferociously, breaking the invisible barrier.
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^ Grunting with exasperation, Darth Vader withdrew and then attacked again, this time forcing his weapon downward towards Luke’s forehead in a horizontal chop.
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^ Force to lower the helmet onto the head of a kneeling Darth Vader.
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.He is playable in the first level of the game, where he and his armies invade the planet Kashyyyk to hunt down a rogue Jedi.^ At the Emperor's command, he used his powers to hunt down the Jedi.
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^ In the past, you have served the Empire well in hunting down Jedi Knights.
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^ There was a Jedi to be hunted down, and the Emperor wanted to send an adolescent to do it?
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.Vader kills the Jedi and protects the man's young son, Galen Marek, who is gifted in the Force, to secretly raise as his apprentice.^ Perhaps the jedi he had sensed had eluded Vader, or perhaps it was another setback in the search for young Luke Skywalker.
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^ Now Vader was pursuing the last of them, a young rebel named Skywalker, Vader’s son.
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^ "I have told you of how Lord Vader secretly proposed an alliance with the young Jedi, Luke Skywalker.
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.Vader sends Marek (the game's protagonist) on various missions to planets throughout the galaxy, with an ultimate goal to assassinate Palpatine so that he and his apprentice can rule the galaxy themselves.^ Palpatine had promised an order for the galaxy that Vader had believed in, and fought for.
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^ Palpatine would simply turn the tables on his traitorous apprentice, and after Vader was killed by his own son, young Luke Skywalker would become servant to the dark one.
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^ There was a new apprentice to train, his ever illusive son to locate, a galaxy to bring out of chaos and under his rule.
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.Towards the end of the game, however, it is revealed that Vader wasn't planning to overthrow Palpatine at all, and that he was just using his apprentice to expose the Empire's enemies; in the game's climax, Marek is apparently killed while pushing back Palpatine's Force lightning.^ Palpatine had used Vader as his foremost agent.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Palpatine had been certain that Vader would be forced to kill the boy.
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^ If Palpatine had not been so arrogant and obsessed to shame Vader, then the plan would have failed, but Darth Vader knew his master well.
  • The Rift Saga 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC p201.ezboard.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the game's alternate ending, however, Marek kills Vader instead.^ Vader, however, did not notice the vibrant liquid, or the slowly flashing bio monitors that skirted the clear structure; he was instead focused on the figure the device held.
  • The Rift Saga 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC p201.ezboard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Vader felt a curious calm, a peace that came with the certainty that whatever the outcome, the end of the game was at hand.
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[8] In the Wii version of The Force Unleashed, Vader is also playable in the game's Duel Mode.
.Vader is an unlockable playable character in Lego Star Wars: The Video Game and its sequels Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga.^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I thought it was pretty funny...except that in Star Wars Darth Vader could at least actually fight.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ But any hard core Star Wars enthusiast knows, in the end, Darth Vader was ultimately a good guy.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.Vader is also featured as a playable character in Namco's fighting video game Soulcalibur IV, as one of three Star Wars guest characters.^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I thought it was pretty funny...except that in Star Wars Darth Vader could at least actually fight.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ But any hard core Star Wars enthusiast knows, in the end, Darth Vader was ultimately a good guy.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

He is available by default in the PlayStation 3 version, but is unavailable in the Xbox 360 version unless he is downloaded off Xbox Live Marketplace for a small fee. .In various videos, comics, artwork, and other media related to the game, he is most often depicted fighting the samurai Heishiro Mitsurugi, one of the Soulcalibur franchise's most recognizable characters.^ Over the last few hours, most serious injuries had been stabilized, and the only people left were the ones with various broken bones and cuts.
  • The Rift Saga 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC p201.ezboard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Only a handful were known to exist, but one was recognizable to most of the inhabitants of the civilized galaxy, Vader’s Command ship, after which the whole line was named.
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.Darth Vader is a playable hero in Star Wars: Battlefront II.^ Even a pilot of Luke’s caliber couldn’t fight off Darth Vader and a fleet of Star Destroyers and Interdictors by himself.
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^ He certainly had not wished to be the first, but Darth Vader had “requested” the usage of his Star Destroyer, and no sane man would refuse him.
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^ Darth Vader paced the command bridge of the Executor, staring at the unfinished Death Star.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

.He is also a non-playable character in its predecessor Star Wars: Battlefront.^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Hillary shows an astute understanding of Star Wars characters.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.In Star Wars: Empire at War and its expansion Forces of Corruption, Darth Vader is a controllable character on land.^ Hes the Emperor controlling Darth Vader .
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Darth Vader is a sympathetic character!
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ In Star Wars, Darth Vader turned out to be the good guy.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.His Super Star Destroyer Executor and his personal TIE fighter squadron are playable as well.^ "Seven Star Destroyers, and of course, the Executor .
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Evidently thinking them Blockade Runners of a sort, a Star Destroyer grabbed one in a tractor beam and pulled it closer, Tie fighters guarding the perimeter against rebel fighter reprisals.
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^ However, the ships kept on coming, staying just outside of the Star Destroyer fleet’s heavy guns, harassed by Tie fighters and shaken by unending volleys from the Executor.
  • The Rift Saga 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC p201.ezboard.com [Source type: Original source]

.In Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and its expansion Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns, Darth Vader is a Hero character under the Galactic Empire civilization.^ Darth Vader is a sympathetic character!
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ In the end, Darth Vader was a hero.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ In Star Wars, Darth Vader turned out to be the good guy.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.He also has his own campaign, narrated by the Emperor's Hand Mara Jade.^ But Palpatine survives within the mind of the Emperor's Hand, Mara Jade.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ And then there was Mara Jade, the former Emperor's Hand.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ There was an operative named Mara Jade, code named the Emperor's Hand.
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.Darth Vader is an active, yet non-playable character in Star Wars: Galaxies, the MMORPG based in the Star Wars universe.^ Vader's strike fleet pursued the Rebels across the galaxy, never giving them a chance to establish a permanent base.
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^ Even a pilot of Luke’s caliber couldn’t fight off Darth Vader and a fleet of Star Destroyers and Interdictors by himself.
  • The Rift Saga 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC p201.ezboard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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.He often appears in cities, accompanied by multiple stormtroopers, to hand out quests to players of the Imperial Faction.^ Four stormtroopers appeared from the shadows – never count them out, Lando reminded himself – and he conferred with them, then looked over toward the gardens.
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^ The panorama of Imperial City was spread out before him, a crowd of skyscrapers and a stream of flying craft above them.
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^ He was sure he couldn’t talk his way out if a tech found a stormtrooper without any identification number or knowledge of imperial regulations hiding under the ramp of a shuttle.
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He also is a static quest giver at the Emperor's Retreat on Naboo.

Production and publication

Creation and concepts

.The character's image was created when concept artist Ralph McQuarrie drew the opening scene where Vader and his stormtroopers board a Rebel ship.^ "Vader and the woman are on board that ship."
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^ Scoping the stormtrooper Captain’s flechette launcher of the floor and clutching his wounded side, the Elite loped past the engineer to investigate the boarding ship.
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^ A notable exception from those incarcerated was the ship’s command staff, who with the aid of a squad of rebel terrorists had escaped the ship before Vader’s arrival.
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[7] .It was initially imagined that Darth Vader would fly through space to enter the ship, necessitating a suit and breathing mask.^ I would vote for darth vader over her.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Also Darth Vader would be sweet!!!
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^ Would that we had Darth Vader in the white house.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

[7] This equipment was later made permanent and incorporated in the story.[7]
.The iconic sound of the character's respirator breathing was created by sound designer Ben Burtt, who created the sound by recording himself breathing into a scuba regulator.^ Ben's image faded into the steam and the rain, and Luke was left squatting beside his new master, not knowing what was supposed to happen, or who he would be when it was over.
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^ Luke had always believed that nature's designs were more beautiful than man's, but on Bespin, the two worked together to create a scene that took his breath away.
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[9]
.Darth Vader's costume is one of the areas in which Lucas' interest in feudal Japan — particularly samurai warriors — is most clearly manifested.^ The one of the most advanced starship class in Starfleet,” the android replied, watching the approaching vessel with keen interest.
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^ At last he came to a doorway he clearly recognized, one that lead to the main inhabited area on the deck below level one he needed to reach.
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^ Do not follow them, and you will die.” With that, Darth Vader released her and gestured to one of the nearby stormtroopers.
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[10][11] According to Star Wars wardrobe master John Mollo, "Darth Vader's helmet started as a World War I German Stahlhelm helmet".[12]

Portrayals

.David Prowse played Darth Vader during filming of A New Hope.^ Darth Vader easily intercepted the new blasts with his palms and moved forward, gesturing at a fuel line that hung above the parked skiff.
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^ Then, as part of his New Order, his apprentice Darth Vader and imperial death squads sought out the surviving jedi and terminated them.
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^ And the derelict?” “Destroyed by crossfire during the battle, lord.” Darth Vader stayed motionless a moment longer, and then turned from the projector.
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Prowse was originally given the choice between the roles of Chewbacca and Darth Vader, and chose the latter because he said "people would remember him." After filming, James Earl Jones was hired to read Vader's lines over Prowse's performance, in part due to Prowse's strong West Country accent.[13] .Lucas eventually chose Jones to provide Vader's voice for all the original trilogy films; Jones has since been closely identified with the role.^ But didn't Darth Vader eventually rid the empire of all evil?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The little voice in the back of his head that had been there since he had learned of his true parentage emerged, whispering to him that perhaps Vader was right.
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^ For all of our contacts and supposed influence, many in the military and government may chose to side with Vader if we make a move against him.
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.In 1978, Jones returned as the voice of Darth Vader in The Star Wars Holiday Special, which used A New Hope footage of Prowse in the character's costume.^ Vader used the Force to cloud the minds of several officers, and arranged for a legion of new recruits to be deployed on Endor instead.
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^ "Lord Vader," said Palpatine, "I wish you to organize a study of the species of moss that Boda used as an explosive.
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^ "But we will use him for his transport fleet as we construct the new Death Star.
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.When National Public Radio commissioned writer Brian Daley to adapt Star Wars as a radio series, actor Brock Peters was hired to provide the voice of Darth Vader when Jones was not available.^ In Star Wars, Darth Vader turned out to be the good guy.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I've put my ass on the line for over a year fighting Cheney's foolish war and I've characterized him as a lot worse than Darth Vader.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.For the scene in which Luke unmasks Vader at the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Lucas turned to Sebastian Shaw to portray the newly reformed Sith Lord.^ Luke turned to face Vader.
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^ The Sith Lord vowed that he, personally, would decide where it ended.
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^ Perhaps the jedi he had sensed had eluded Vader, or perhaps it was another setback in the search for young Luke Skywalker.
  • The Rift Saga 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC p201.ezboard.com [Source type: Original source]

Vader was also played by several stunt doubles, most notably fencing instructor Bob Anderson. Anderson handled all of Vader's fight sequences in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy, noted in a 1983 interview in Starlog #72:
.Bob Anderson was the man who actually did Vader's fighting.^ I thought it was pretty funny...except that in Star Wars Darth Vader could at least actually fight.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The man who had caused such consternation for Vader had indeed fled at the sight of the Sith Lord.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Finally, he concluded that Vader had had the lightsaber since Cloud City, and that he had decided that this vestige of the man he had once been did not belong to him anymore.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

.It was always supposed to be a secret, but I finally told George I didn't think it was fair any more.^ I've always wondered in the 'what if' scenario -- where Padme didn't actually die -- if she herself would be more obsessed than Vader.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

.Bob worked so hard that he deserves some recognition.^ Lucky - nothing - I worked hard all these years, I stayed up late studing and working and I deserve what I've earned.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.It's ridiculous to preserve the myth that it’s all done by one man.^ The Rebels on the moon had put up a fight, of course, but all they had to throw against the station were a few dozen antiquated one-man snub fighters.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The two Jedi he had met earlier had implied that all of the Jedi were going to come after him at once, not just one man.
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[14]
Recognition of Anderson's Vader fight choreography for the original series was highlighted in the film Reclaiming The Blade, where he was recognized by Karl Urban and others as being "in Darth Vader's costume, doing all the lightsaber work".[15]
.For Revenge of the Sith, Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in the film as well as the preceding film, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, wore the Vader armor.^ He knew he would try to live again in one of his clones, and return to menace the children of Anakin Skywalker once again.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Aayla was from the Clone Wars, before Anakin Skywalker had fallen to the dark and aide in the slaughter of nearly all of the jedi.
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.However, as Christensen is shorter and smaller than Prowse, Lucas employed certain perspective trickery to make him seem as physically large as Prowse: a slightly scaled-down costume was created for him; the costume had extensions built into the boots and helmet, and some of the shots of Vader standing next to Palpatine were filmed using forced perspective.^ Emperor Palpatine stepped into view next to him.
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^ Palpatine had used Vader as his foremost agent.
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^ Palpatine had been certain that Vader would be forced to kill the boy.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

.No one was credited for the briefly heard voice of Darth Vader at the film's end.^ Nevertheless, Darth Vader heard the words.
  • The Rift Saga 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC p201.ezboard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the end, Darth Vader was a hero.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Cheney's no Hitler, or Vader, he can't even takeover one measly country .
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.When asked if he had supplied the voice, either newly or from a previous recording, James Earl Jones told Newsday, "You'd have to ask Lucas about that.^ Where's James Earl Jones when you need him?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ What about the Sullustans?” a voice from behind them asked.
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^ I have to go and destroy that great evil I told you about."
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I don't know".[16]
.Actor and former Industrial Light & Magic visual effects artist C. Andrew Nelson has also portrayed Vader at Lucasfilm events, in the Rebel Assault II and Dark Forces video games (both of them were voiced by Scott Lawrence), and in footage filmed for the 1997 Special Edition releases of the original three Star Wars films.^ A week ago, when the Rebels had escaped both Cloud City and the Executor, Vader had failed to execute Admiral Piett, or anybody else.
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^ We are here, hemmed in by the gravitation forces of these two planets, as well as the outlier effects of the primary,” Cortana began, highlighting each of the subjects in turn with a blue light.
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^ Chapter Forty Three Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith and defacto ruler of the Galactic Empire, stood on the bridge of the Star Destroyer Torrent, stoically looking out into the abyss of hyperspace.
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Nelson has also appeared as Vader on various television shows and in numerous commercials. .Chad Vader's Matt Sloan provided the voice of Darth Vader in the video games Soulcalibur IV and The Force Unleashed, and appeared in-person as the character in one episode of Deal or No Deal.^ He was sure that Vader was plotting high treason, but no one else seemed to take it seriously.
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^ Vader simply prayed that no one had thought to bug this shuttle over the past week.
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^ The man's name had been Ashka Boda, and he had been one of the Jedi that Vader had personally slain during the great Purge well over a decade ago.
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In other countries

.Like several other characters, Darth Vader's name was changed in the French and Italian versions of the films ("Dart Fener" in Italian[17] and "Dark Vador" in French).^ I like how Darth Vader is in this story.
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^ We cannot stand by and let the other Jedi destroy him for his crimes as Darth Vader.
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^ All of the others acknowledged him as their Master, even Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith.
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.More recently, some material in both languages has used the original name; for instance, the Quebec French dubbing of Episode III.^ Now that his potential presidential campaign is gaining strength, people are getting more and more interested in the origin of the fascinating name, Barack Obama.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I have familiarized with the language that the humans of the this galaxy use, and I would be more than happy to serve as a liaison for you.
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^ In some instances the Rebels seemed more in line with the dark side than the Vaders.
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[18]

In popular culture

.Due to his role as the central antagonist in the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader has become a quintessential villain in the public's consciousness.^ In Star Wars, Darth Vader turned out to be the good guy.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I've put my ass on the line for over a year fighting Cheney's foolish war and I've characterized him as a lot worse than Darth Vader.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.His powerful bass voice, imposing armored figure, and cold mechanized breathing, have become oft-parodied trademarks of the character.^ I require an explanation.” His voice was dark and methodical, interspersed by mechanical breathing.
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^ The repetitive sound of his mechanized breathing was the only sign of life within his rigid armor.
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^ I am gratified that I was mistaken.” The voice was low and menacing, rasping methodically with haggard breaths, and Aayla could feel emotion as powerful as a neutron star behind it.
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.Darth Vader's iconic status has made him a synonym for evil in popular culture.^ I feel bad for Darth Vader, he is not that evil .
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Darth Vader made his decision.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Evil or not, Darth Vader was a warrior.
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The American Film Institute listed him as the third greatest movie villain in cinema history on "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains", behind Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates.[19] Darth Vader was also ranked number two on Empire's 2008 list of the "100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time"

Politics

Jon Stewart, impersonating Darth Vader before a backdrop depicting the Eye of Sauron, talking to Dick Cheney.
.Many commentators and comedians evoke his visage to satirize politicians and other public figures, and several American political figures have been unflatteringly compared to the character.^ As they passed the archways that led into other sections of the city, he found that many of the small figures of the Emperor had been smashed, or draped in red silk.
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.On June 22, 2006, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney referred to himself as the Darth Vader of the Bush administration.^ Even a pilot of Luke’s caliber couldn’t fight off Darth Vader and a fleet of Star Destroyers and Interdictors by himself.
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^ Darth Vader felt himself clatter to the ground.
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^ I believe Major Besteen is referring to one Darth Vader.
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.Discussing the administration's philosophy on gathering intelligence, he said to CNN's John King, "It means we need to be able to go after and capture or kill those people who are trying to kill Americans.^ "We are a people who speak peace and mean it," the old ones said.
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^ But those who would steal the throne would also kill to hold it, and that meant Pestage's life was in danger.
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^ The weak-willed need to shut up and get out of the way to make room for those brave young men and women who are capable and willing to do the job.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

That's not a pleasant business. It's a very serious business. .And I suppose, sometimes, people look at my demeanor and say, 'Well, he's the Darth Vader of the administration.'"^ If Palpatine had not been so arrogant and obsessed to shame Vader, then the plan would have failed, but Darth Vader knew his master well.
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^ Startled by the sound, Darth Vader looked up from his silent reverie.
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^ "You've done well, Lord Vader, to bring this to my attention.
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.Jon Stewart put on a Darth Vader helmet to address Dick Cheney as a "kindred spirit" on The Daily Show on January 25, 2007.[21] Cheney's wife, Lynne, presented Stewart with a Darth Vader action figure on her appearance on the show on October 10, 2007. Both Stewart and Stephen Colbert have occasionally referred to Cheney as "Darth Cheney". In the satirical cartoon show Lil' Bush, Dick Cheney's father is portrayed as being Darth Vader.^ In the show they always show Cheney as Darth Vader.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Dick Cheney is your father!
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^ I totally disagree with the comment that Dick Cheney is like Darth Vader.
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At her presidential campaign event on September 19, 2007, Hillary Rodham Clinton also referred to Cheney as Darth Vader. .At the 2008 Washington Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner, Cheney joked that his wife Lynne told him that the Vader comparison "humanizes" him.^ I've put my ass on the line for over a year fighting Cheney's foolish war and I've characterized him as a lot worse than Darth Vader.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ They made the darth vader joke about Cheney throughout the series, so Clinton was beaten to the punch on that observation.
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^ Vader's instincts, however, told him they were correct.
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.George Lucas has told New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, however, that Cheney is more akin to Emperor Palpatine, and that a better stand-in for Vader would be George W. Bush.^ "The Emperor Palpatine is indeed in this realm, as I told you he would be.
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^ This time, one of Palpatine's dark side adepts was standing in for Vader.
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^ And maybe a better time would come.
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[22] .An issue of Newsweek referenced this quote, and compared Bush and Cheney to Vader and Palpatine, respectively, in a satirical article comparing politicians to various Star Wars and Star Trek characters.^ Impeach Cheney and Bush for war crimes .
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^ Cheney would be The Emperor, Bush is vader.
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^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
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[23]
Then-Vice President Al Gore referred to Tele-Communications Inc.'s John C. Malone as the "Darth Vader of cable." [24] Political strategist Lee Atwater was known by his political enemies as "the Darth Vader of the Republican Party."[25]

Film and television

The prevalence — and longevity — of Vader parodies in television and film shows the strong influence the character has had on popular culture. .Many of these parodies are quite simple, which is evidence of the high recognizability of Vader's attributes.^ His own hands had been quite deliberately clean for many years; Vader's dripped with blood.
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.For instance, merely adding the title "Darth", or a derivative thereof, in front of a characters name immediately brings Vader to mind.^ As Darth Vader halted in front of him, the Captain was snapped back to attention.
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^ "I am sure I have never heard of that title," said Palpatine, "and Lord Vader described you merely as a victim, one he disposed of easily years ago."
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^ "I shall raise you to such heights of power that your name shall forever eclipse the name of Darth Vader."
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This is certainly the case with such figures as "Duck Vader" from Tiny Toon Adventures; "Darth Benkyou" in an episode of Doraemon; "Dearth Nadir" as played by Gonzo for The Muppet Show's "Pigs in Space" sketch; "Girth Plotz" (Thaddeus Plotz) in the Animaniacs episode "Star Warners"; Bowser's alter-ego "Darth Koopa" from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!; "Dark Helmet' from the movie Spaceballs, "Dark Laser" and another unnamed Vader-like character portrayed by Cosmo from The Fairly OddParents; "Evil Emperor Zurg" from the Toy Story films, "Dark Vegan", the leader of the planet Vegandon on Johnny Test; an episode of Codename: Kids Next Door where President Jimmy dresses in black and takes over the school; Stewie Griffin's portrayal of the character in the Family Guy episode "Blue Harvest" and it's sequel Something, Something, Something Dark Side; "Dark Star" from the Wii game No More Heroes; and Chef from South Park as Darth Chef in the episode "The Return of Chef".
Many popular films pay homage to the character. .Marty McFly in Back to the Future (dressed in a radiation suit) calls himself "Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan" to convince the past version of his father to ask his mother to a dance.^ In a burst of noise and motion, Darth Vader and a group of stormtroopers unfortunate enough to be behind him were blown back, thrashed by a gale of wind and energy.
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^ Hillary calling Cheney Darth Vader is in no way any worse than all these anti-Hillary comments that I read here .
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Darth Vader is a fictional character, Hitler was not, so yes, some would say calling Hillary Hitlery would be hate speach.
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.At the beginning of Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy, the character Hooper X gives a speech at a comic convention on how Darth Vader is a metaphor for how poorly sci-fi treats black people; he is especially offended that Vader (the "blackest brother in the galaxy") reveals himself to be a "feeble, crusty old white man" at the end of Return of the Jedi.^ In the end, Darth Vader was a hero.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Would that we had Darth Vader in the white house.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ How had this man known he was a fugitive from the Jedi?
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.In the film Robots, a mute robot tries several discarded voice boxes, one of which gives him Vader's voice (provided by James Earl Jones) and a Vader-like mouth grill.^ Several human voices, and one I can not trace.
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^ If Vader chose to fight him...there was only one outcome then.
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^ It was Lord Vader's conviction that Skywalker was present on Hoth, but his whereabouts were not confirmed until several months later, when Lord Vader confronted him on Cloud City.
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.In the film Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Vader makes a non-speaking appearance next to Oscar the Grouch.^ With another tug at his collar, Ozzel waited for Vader to make the next move.
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.He tries to demonstrate his Force abilities, only to fail due to the non-existence of the Force outside of the Star Wars universe.^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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^ I really felt that this was more a tale of knights, which is exactly what the Star Wars universe is supposed to be about.
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In other contexts

The influence character has had on the public psyche has extended far beyond mainstream television and film. .Indeed, the wide array of things named after the character — everything from buildings to beetles — shows that Sith Lord has permeated everyday American life.^ Palpatine saw this state of affairs as the proper order of things, but he admitted that the ancient Sith Lords might well have felt differently.
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^ The man who had caused such consternation for Vader had indeed fled at the sight of the Sith Lord.
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^ These things were also gratifying; if molded properly, she would make a fine sith indeed.
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.In 2005, former Cornell University entomologists Quentin Wheeler and Kelly Miller named 65 new species of slime-mold beetle of the genus Agathidium, with one named Agathidium vaderi after Darth Vader.^ Darth Vader shouldn't have his name dragged through the mud like this.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Darth Vader easily intercepted the new blasts with his palms and moved forward, gesturing at a fuel line that hung above the parked skiff.
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^ Then, as part of his New Order, his apprentice Darth Vader and imperial death squads sought out the surviving jedi and terminated them.
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In the last years of construction, Washington National Cathedral held a competition for children to design new grotesques for the western towers. .The third-place winner was a design featuring Darth Vader, which looms over the southern side of the northwest tower.^ I can't stand smarmy Billary but at least you knew where Darth Vader was coming from: the Dark Side.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Palpatine had designed this formal meeting to remind Vader of his place, and besides, the formality helped Palpatine to mask the anger he felt towards Vader.
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^ Towering over Admiral Ackbar, his hands clasped onto his belt, stood the Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader.
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[27]
.Brisbane, California, has a building made of dark reflective glass and the architecturally acclaimed Dakin Building, a white futuristic antithesis – these buildings are known as the "Darth Vader building" and "Luke Skywalker building", respectively.^ Vader had known that Luke would not be successful.
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^ Darth Vader made his decision.
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^ Would that we had Darth Vader in the white house.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

[28]
The Fourth and Blanchard Building in Seattle, Washington is informally dubbed the "Darth Vader building".[29][30]
The BNZ Tower (now State Insurance Tower) in Wellington, New Zealand, was once nicknamed "Darth Vader's pencil box."[31][32]
.During the 2007-08 NHL season, Ottawa Senators goaltender Martin Gerber wore an all black mask while his other mask was being painted; he did so well in the black mask that he felt no need to replace it, and wore it for the remainder of the season.^ He was far above all other living beings.
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^ No doubt all of them felt they were dieing for their gods, a fate worthy of any warrior.
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^ Palpatine had not felt the need for sleep yet, but from the others, he gathered that once a being became acclimated to this new realm, it was necessary to rest periodically.
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.Fans endearingly termed him "Darth Gerber". In response Gerber tried out a new Darth Vader inspired mask design to begin the 2008–09 season when he was still a member of the Senators.^ From what I remember, Darth Vader still had some good in him.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Darth Vader abruptly turned away from the magnificent view that the high balcony afforded him and retreated into the secluded corridors of the Imperial Palace, his long black cape fluttering gently out from behind him.
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^ In a burst of noise and motion, Darth Vader and a group of stormtroopers unfortunate enough to be behind him were blown back, thrashed by a gale of wind and energy.
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See also

References

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  2. ^ Thornton, Mark. "What is the "Dark Side" and Why Do Some People Choose It?", Ludwig von Mises Institute, 05-13-2005. Retrieved 05-05-2007. "From little boy/pilot, to apprentice Jedi, to Jedi turned Sith, to Darth Vader, and death: Star Wars is the story of Darth Vader, one of the greatest fictional 'bad guys' of all time."
  3. ^ a b "Embrace the dark side with this Epic Force Darth Vader figurine!". Hasbro Star Wars - Epic Force: Darth Vader Review. Viewpoints Network. 2008. http://www.viewpoints.com/Hasbro-Star-Wars-Epic-Force-Darth-Vader-review-306b5. Retrieved 16 February 2010. "... you probably know that Darth Vader isn't just the iconic villain of the space-fantasy series created in the late 1970s by writer-director George Lucas, but he's also the saga's keystone character. Indeed, in the audio commentary on the DVD of Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Lucas says that he envisioned both trilogies as The Tragedy of Darth Vader." 
  4. ^ Leyland, Matthew (May 2008). "TF Interview: George Lucas". Total Film (Future plc): p. 138. "The Star Wars story is really the tragedy of Darth Vader. That is the story." 
  5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000469/ James Earl Jones filmography
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  10. ^ black-lacquered gusoku armor
  11. ^ Henderson, Mary (1997). Star Wars: The Magic of Myth. Bantam Books. 
  12. ^ Ingram, Richard; Arthur Ward (2007). Buying and Selling Wartime Collectibles: An Enthusiast's Guide to Militaria. Crowood. pp. 17. 
  13. ^ Darth Vader actor David Prowse treated for prostate cancer
  14. ^ Not specified (1983), Starlog #72, Starlog Magazine , text available at TheForce.net
  15. ^ IMDb Reclaiming the Blade 2009-01-22
  16. ^ "Fast Chat: James Earl Jones". Newsday. 2008-03-16. http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/stage/ny-c5611250mar16,0,5264743.story. 
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  18. ^ http://doublage.qc.ca/showMovie.php?id=519
  19. ^ AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains", American Film Institute, last accessed April 17, 2008
  20. ^ "Transcripts". The Situation Room. CNN. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/22/sitroom.03.html. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  21. ^ "The Daily Show: Cheney Camera 3". Comedy Central. 25 January 2007. http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=81345&title=Cheney-Camera-3. Retrieved 6 December 2008. 
  22. ^ "The Aura of Arugulance". http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/19/opinion/19dowd.html?ref=opinion. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
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  25. ^ "Harvey Leroy "Lee" Atwater, was a Republican political consultant". http://politics.netscape.com/story/2006/11/07/harvey-leroy-lee-atwater-was-a-republican-political-consultant. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  26. ^ "Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are now species of slime-mold beetles -- but strictly in homage". Cornell News. Cornell University. http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/April05/slime-mold.Bush.Cheney.ssl.html. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
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  29. ^ Egan, Timothy (1986-06-29). "Focus: Seattle; Creating An Office Empire". NY Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0DE7D9123FF93AA15755C0A960948260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
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  31. ^ Day Out Results: BNZ Building.
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Further reading

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novelization, 1st edition paperback, 1999. Terry Brooks, George Lucas, ISBN 0-345-43411-0
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Novelization, 2003. R. A. Salvatore, ISBN 0-345-42882-X
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Novelization, 1st edition hardcover, 2005. Matthew Woodring Stover, George Lucas, ISBN 0-7126-8427-1
  • The New Essential Guide to Characters, 1st edition, 2002. Daniel Wallace, Michael Sutfin, ISBN 0-345-44900-2
  • The Dark Side Sourcebook, Wizards of the Coast, 1st printing, 2001. Bill Slavicsek, J. D. Wiker, ISBN 0-7869-1849-7
  • Vader: The Ultimate Guide, 2005.
  • Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, hardcover, 1998. Dr. David West Reynolds, ISBN 0-7894-3481-4
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: The Visual Dictionary, hardcover, 1999. Dr. David West Reynolds, ISBN 0-7894-4701-0
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary, hardcover, 2002. Dr. David West Reynolds, ISBN 0-7894-8588-5
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary, hardcover, 2005. James Luceno, ISBN 0-7566-1128-8
  • Shooting script of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi as available at Internet Movie Script Database
  • Shooting script of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as available at Internet Movie Script Database
  • Star Wars Technical Commentaries, Dr. Curtis Saxton, 1995-2005. Available at TheForce.net
  • Star Wars Databank. Skywalker, Anakin, Vader, Darth

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Etymology

.Derived from the fictional character, Darth Vader, itself derived from either Dark Lord of the Sith or a blend of "dark" and "death", both of which form Darth, and the Dutch word for father.^ Nevertheless, Darth Vader heard the words.
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^ But it was either endure their amusement, or return to a certain death at Vader's hand.
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^ Chapter Forty Three Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith and defacto ruler of the Galactic Empire, stood on the bridge of the Star Destroyer Torrent, stoically looking out into the abyss of hyperspace.
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Pronunciation

  • AHD: därthʹ vāʹdər
  • IPA: ˈdɑː.ɹθ ˈveɪ.dəɹ

Proper noun

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  1. A powerful individual or force, particularly one that is seen as malevolent, dominating, and threatening.^ At the fringes of his vast power, he could feel a mind, one powerful in the force, one he had never felt before.
    • The Rift Saga 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC p201.ezboard.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He must have seen how he was being set up, how he was being eliminated as the one person who might have claimed executive power in Dangor's place.
    • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At one with the Force, Palpatine had been filled with that power, though it had passed through his grasp like a gale force wind.
    • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

    • Robert Whiting, The Meaning of Ichiro: The New Wave from Japan and the Transformation of Our National Pastime (2004) p. 130:
      Irabu had hired Nomura, a man with whom he obviously had a great deal in common, and, who, as we have seen, was rapidly becoming the Darth Vader of Japanese baseball.
    • Marleen S. Barr, Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) p. xvii:
      Bush's missile shield plan positions him as Darth Vader.
    • James Price Dillard, Michael Pfau, The Persuasion Handbook: the Persuasion Handbook (c): Developments in Theory and Practice (2002) p. 611:
      Commonly assumed to exert massive effects on the electorate, political spots (notably negative ones) have been teasingly called the Darth Vader of modern politics...
    • Jon Lewis, The New American Cinema (1998) p. 108:
      In two different speeches the vice president called Malone, alternately “the Darth Vader of the cable industry,” and “[the man who runs] the cable Cosa Nostra.”

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Darth Vader is a character from the Star Wars universe. He appears for the first time in A New Hope. Vader is the main character of the Dark Side of the Star Wars series. He appears as a 2 meter-tall man dressed in black armor and a cape. His face is covered with a mask, which has a helmet on top.

Character history

Born as Anakin Skywalker, a slave on Tatooine who became a Jedi, he is converted by Palpatine to join his cause and to learn the ways of the Dark Side of the Force, defying his master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Darth Vader dies in Return of the Jedi, but not before returning to the Light Side, thanks to his son, Luke Skywalker. Luke was raised by his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru on Tatooine after his father turned to the Dark Side.

Darth Vader also has a daughter named Leia Organa, who was adopted by Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan. Luke and Leia are twins, but Darth Vader does not know they exist. His wife, Padme Amidala Skywalker, the mother of his children, died while giving birth, and the Jedi took the children to keep them safe from the Dark Side.

Darth Vader wears a black uniform and a black cape. He also has a mask that lets him breathe, but the mask makes his breath noisy. Darth Vader got his mask to cover his face. He has cuts on his face from a fight with Obi-Wan Kenobi; the fight happens in Revenge of the Sith. Darth Vader is able to use the Force to push, pull, grip, and choke without touching anything. As a Sith lord, he uses the Force for evil; in contrast, Jedi use the Force for good.

Anakin married a woman called Padme Amidala and had two children named Leia and Luke Skywalker. Both of the children were adopted as soon as they were born.


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