Did Darth Vader ever operate a button on the devices on his belt or his chest? If Darth Vader has equipment like the one on the belt with him at all times, it has to be important somehow. But I don't remember him ever using any of those buttons.

  • I always figured they were flush n’ fill controls for his robotic digestive system Commented Nov 25, 2019 at 22:10
  • If canon isn't an issue for an answer, you should add the star-wars-legends tag Commented Nov 25, 2019 at 23:33
  • Vader uses his chest buttons here: youtu.be/u3tC8TPh9oQ
    – user931
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 14:22
  • In Legends, Antinnis Tremayne manages to hit a button to incapacitate Vader during a training exercise. Presumably, someone toggled the "incapacitate incredibly powerful sith" button back to the off position.
    – Harabeck
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 20:14

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From this book dedicated to his armor, we learn that its automated but he can activate it manually if he desires it.

There is a full explanation here if you want to know if it makes him weaker or not.

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    This is the starting point for an answer but without explaining further about whether or not he did use the buttons and diving into what the book says I'm not really sure if this is currently an answer.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 15:10
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    We learn that what exactly is automated? Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 15:46

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