Darth Vader is the primary antagonist in the original Star Wars films. Wearing a black armoured life-support suit, he features in all three original films. As a master of the dark side, Vader became the scourge of the Jedi, leading the Great Jedi Purge. Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet and an ...

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Why did Darth Vader torture Han Solo in Cloud City?

After the rebels are captured in Cloud City, there is a scene where it is clear the Darth Vader tortures Han Solo. Later after the fact, Han makes it clear that it wasn't an interrogation because he ...
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How intelligent is Darth Vader? [duplicate]

Is Darth Vader of normal intelligence? Genius level? About what is his IQ? How does his intelligence compare to droids, Yoda, and other Star Wars characters?
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What and how does Darth Vader see?

Are there any sources that talk about about Darth Vader's visual acuity? His life-supporting armour is quite advanced but does it provide any useful augmentation to his visual abilities?
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Do Yoda or Darth Vader speak Huttese?

I'm curious if these two extremely notable Star Wars characters can speak Huttese. Would a conversation with Jabba be possible? Has this been shown?
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Why did Obi-Wan do nothing about Anakin's feelings for Padme?

Rewatching episode II of Star Wars, it's very clear that Obi Wan knows that Anakin has feelings for Padme...such as when Anakin admits he's bothered that she's back in his life...or when Padme falls ...
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Doesn’t the existence of the Chosen One indicate the Sith’s existence?

If the Jedi Council didn't believe that the Sith were in existence in Episode 1, then: why would there be a debate over the need to train the chosen one (Anakin); and, wouldn't the universe's ...
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Why did Palpatine care about Anakin Skywalker in the Prequels given Palpatine's pretty good Force Vision?

Why did Palpatine care about Anakin (Vader)(Sorry, uh, spoiler alert), especially when considering his powerful "future force visions"? Palpatine organizes the framework-setting order 66 to kill the ...
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How did Palpatine create Vader's suit in such short notice?

In the movie, it is shown that the operation and suit-up of Vader begins shortly after Palpatine finds him. I was reading an article explaining Vader's armor and it shows that a lot of thought has ...
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Is Vader's armor lightsaber-proof?

In Empire, Luke swipes at his armor, and he seems to yell in pain, but it obviously does not sever or cut his arm. In Return of the Jedi, we see Luke slice off Vader's hand. Is he saber proof or not?
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When did Darth Vader/Anakin really lose his right hand? [duplicate]

I've seen the movies. I know that Dooku cut off Anakin's hand during Episode 2. However, I'm in the process of reading "Dark Force Rising", and in it Mara Jade tells Luke Skywalker that Vader lost ...
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Did Vader ever intend to kill Luke?

This dialogue occurs in Empire Strikes Back: Emperor: The Force is strong with him. The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi. Darth Vader: If he could be turned, he will become a powerful ...
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Why doesn't Darth Vader's breath rate increase while he is fighting?

Is it because he is a Jedi? Or does it and it is simply inaudible?
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How did Anakin learn how to become a ghost after his death?

Qui-Gon discovered how to become a force ghost after death and talk to the living (if they are receptive). At the end of episode 3, Yoda had learned that from him and told Obi-Wan that he would teach ...
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Did Darth Vader intend to start the rebel Alliance?

I read on Star Wars wiki about the birth of the rebellion which mentions Darth Vader´s secret apprentice Galen Marek who then forms the alliance: Darth Vader orders his secret apprentice to forge ...
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How Obi wan Kenobi disocover that Anakin/Darthvader is still alive ? [duplicate]

I want to know how Obi Wan discover that Anakin/DarthVader is still alive , i have try to find the answer of this question but i cant find it nowhere . (sorry for my english ) , thanks :)
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Could Vader Have Become Strong Enough In The Force To Leave The Suit?

I know Vader needed the life support system in his suit to live, and he was already partially depending on the force to survive. But with the masking technique that the Sith Lords sometimes use. Was ...
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Did Darth Vader ever return to Tattooine?

Did Darth Vader ever return to Tattooine for any reason? (For example: to hunt Jedi?) I know mention is made in a couple of the EU books that Tattooine would make a good place to hide Luke because ...
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How does Vader know that escape is not Obi-Wan's plan?

In Episode IV, Vader senses Obi-Wan's presence on the Death Star. In a conversation with Governor Tarkin, he states that, "Escape is not his plan. I must face him alone". How does he know what ...
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What story plans did George Lucas have for Obi-Wan killing Luke’s father?

I know that the big reveal about Darth Vader being Anakin Skywalker was a late addition to The Empire Strikes Back. I seem to recall reading somewhere that initially it was to be revealed by Darth ...
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Did Luke's Force ability prevent Vader from aquiring target lock in the trench above Death Star 1?

From TVTropes "The Force Is Strong With This One": (usual TVTropes link alert) Star Wars. Vader names the trope when he's chasing Luke down the Death Star's trench, and finding himself unable to ...
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What did Darth Vader do for nineteen years?

We see Anakin, who's just been rescued, in his brand new suit; almost all of Palpatine's (and his) enemies defeated, the universe at his feet and his imagination as the only limit. Then, some ...
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How did Obi-Wan know Darth Vader was Anakin?

As noted in this question (similar, but not duplicate), Obi-Wan did know that Anakin was not dead, and that he was, in fact, Darth Vader. In this question, it is clear that the fact that Anakin was ...
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Why was the cyborg Darth Vader wheezy?

The cyborg General Grevious was wheezy because he was trying to maintain the last remnants of his biological self in his mostly mechanical body. With the high level hi-tech cloning technology and the ...
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Why doesn't Darth Vader recognize C-3PO?

Similar to this question: Why doesn't Owen Lars recognize C-3PO during ANH? There are a couple of occasions during the original trilogy (Episodes IV, V, VI) where Darth Vader and C-3PO encounter one ...
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Why did Anakin get the title Darth?

In "Darth Bane Path of Destruction" one of the instructors said "The Darth title was more than just a symbol of power; it was a claim of supremacy. It was used by those Dark Lords who have sought to ...
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Origin of Darth Vader's name

Who came up with the name Darth Vader? According to Wiktionary (apparently Darth Vader now warrants a dictionary entry meaning "a malevolent, dominating and threatening force" :o): Derived from ...
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What does Vader's HUD say in Revenge of the Sith?

Near the end of Revenge of the Sith Anakin's burned and mutilated body was retrieved by Palpatine and taken to a hospital. Prosthetics were attached to Anakin's stumps and Vader's familiar mask and ...
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Are both of Vader's wrists artificial?

Are both of Vader's wrists artificial? Vader's right hand is prosthetic (first cut off by Count Dooku in Episode II, and then we see the prosthetic fully exposed when Luke cuts the mechanical wrist ...
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Did Darth Sidious know that Anakin was the product of his Master's experiment?

It is now canon that Anakin's birth was a result (un-planned for) of an attempt by Darth Plagueis to create a life that would be a Sith weapon. 1) Is there any canon information regarding whether ...
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Who played Darth Vader during the Dagobah Dark Side Cave scene

I've read where Bob Anderson played Darth Vader during all the light saber/fight scenes for The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. Does that include this scene?
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How long was Darth Vader alone in space for?

Darth Vader's TIE fighter was spun out into space at the end of Ep.IV and I always wondered how long it took him to limp into a space station or back to some civilization. I imagined his suit being ...
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How many times was Darth Vader severely wounded, before he finally gave in to death in Ep.VI?

This question occurred to me after reading an intriguing question by @Tesserex here that connected Vader's acceptance of death with his ultimate end. This made me think that maybe his strong ...
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Does this Vader quote have more meaning than it first appears? [closed]

Everyone follow along with the voices in your heads as you read this script segment from the end of Episode VI: VADER Luke, help me take this mask off. LUKE But you'll die. VADER ...
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Why would Darth Vader find someone's lack of faith (in Dark Side's power) disturbing?

I find your lack of faith disturbing - Darth Vader What a great Quote! This inspired his own meme. But does it make any sense? Why would the fact that an officer didn't believe in the force ...
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What is written on Darth Vader's Chest control panel?

As I said on the blog, I finally went to the Star Wars Identities Exhibition in Montreal. There, I took this photo of Darth Vader's Chest control panel (You could get it in higher resolution here) : ...
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Is Vader sincere with Luke in ESB?

Near the end of Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader has a big proposal for Luke: "Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny! Join me, and together, we can rule the ...
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Why was Darth Vader called Lord Vader?

In episodes four, five and six of Star Wars Darth Vader is sometimes called Lord Vader. What does this title, "Lord", represent? At this point in the Star Wars history knowledge of the Jedi is ...
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Why did Emperor fail to foresee his own death by Vader?

The Emperor was a very powerful force user when it came to foreseeing the future. He had foreseen that Anakin would be defeated by Kenobi. He had foreseen that Luke would came to Vader by himself. ...
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Darth Vader's scar?

At the end of Return of the Jedi when Luke takes Vader's helmet off Vader has a big scar across his face, and if I remember correctly (Please correct me if I am wrong) Vader never got that scar when ...
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Did Darth Sidious send Vader to Mustafar as an indirect way of protecting his own “Sith Master” status and power?

Sidious told Vader to go to Mustafar to end the Seperatist movement, but did he know that Obi-Wan would show up and defeat Vader based on his "vision" of future events? Was this Sidious' way of ...
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Why does Darth Vader need to use a targeting grid on his Tie Advanced in ANH?

When Darth Vader - one of the best pilots and shooters in the Galaxy thanks to being a powerful Force user and Sith Lord - is hunting for rebel starfighters above Death Star in his Tie Advanced x1 ...
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Why did Darth Vader choose to take shots from Han Solo?

In Episode V, in Cloud City, Lando Calrissian brings Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca into an trap, where Darth Vader is sitting in a room. Han immediately takes his gun out and shoots at Vader. ...
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In A New Hope, what was Darth Vader adjusting on his joystick controller?

Here we see Darth Vader piloting his fighter while hunting for Rebel starfighters above Death Star in ANH: He does it in multiple scenes, was this some sort targeting configuration controller??
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What did the general public know about Darth Vader?

When Darth Vader first becomes Palpatine's apprentice, very few know of his existence and connection to the Emperor: the members of the Trade Federation (whom he dispatches) and Yoda, Kenobi, Organa, ...
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Why was Count Dooku not given the word “Darth”?

I don't know the exact significance of the word "Darth" in the sith world, but I think it was a word of honor for powerful Siths. That's why Anakin was given this word in his new name. All powerful ...
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Is Darth Vader Not as Smart as Anakin?

Anakin Skywalker is incredibly bright and quick. He catches on to things almost instantly, either through the force or his own intelligence. He puts together a protocol droid before he's even 12 ...
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In which Star Wars episodes is the history of Tatooine explained better

I was checking Wookieepedia article on Tattoine and came across this phrase After a terrible plague weakened the Rakata, the Kumumgah eventually rebelled and managed to drive the Rakata off the ...
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Was Darth Vader REALLY a Sith?

"Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody power, the other to crave it." ―Darth Bane Did Darth Vader REALLY crave power? After thinking about the films a bit I realized that Darth Vader ...
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Would Vader Know He's Becoming Redundant? (Spoilers!)

In Revenge of the Sith: And in The Empire Strikes Back: But this would create problems with the Rule of Two, since that would result in three powerful Sith. And later, in The Return of the ...
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Why Did Sidious Tell Vader Who Luke Was?

In the ret-con version of Episode V (The Empire Strikes Back), the scene between Darth Vader and Darth Sidious (at the time of the changes, still only known as the Emperor) was changed so Sidious ...