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Unlike Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader never seems to laugh. Have there been any offical works, including canon, non-canon, and Legends material, where (post-Episode III) Vader is shown or described as laughing?

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    Very related – TheLethalCarrot Nov 26 '19 at 16:56
  • Anakin laughs a few times in the prequels but I'm pretty confident we don't see Vader laugh. However, I'm going off of my memory so I could be wildly mistaken. – TheLethalCarrot Nov 26 '19 at 17:09
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    Where does Darth eat? At the Admiral Snackbar. – Valorum Nov 26 '19 at 17:53
  • ”As you know, I am a Sith, and jokes are beyond me.” – Anton Sherwood Nov 27 '19 at 7:18
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    @Valorum I thought he eats at the Death Star cantine and has the spaghetti al arabiatta. Mister Stephens told me. – Marakai Jan 4 at 8:38
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According to canon, Vader doesn't laugh. He's not above making dad jokes, but he doesn't even crack a chuckle at his own antics.

Vader does not laugh with him. Vader never laughs. Has never laughed. Not since he was Anakin. And that is a time he dares not remember.

Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!


Moving waaaay down the canon scale, his clone is positively manic.

She never had a chance to find out. A dark figure suddenly stepped out of the shadows. The figure had broad shoulders and carried a stone ax. Tash recognized him immediately.

“Offworlder!” Maga bellowed. “Free my people!”

Vader laughed. “Another primitive savage for my labor camps.”

Galaxy of Fear: Clones

As is Darth in Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - Escape from the Jedi Temple

C-3PO: Well, you're pulling on my tummy wires.

Darth Vader: [Laughs evilly]

As so is Darth (pig) Vader from the Angry Birds game.

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  • Does he smile though? I don't think he does either. In legends, he smiled when the Death Star was destroyed, but I think that was one of, if not the only time, except when Luke removed his mask, but then he was Anakin, not Vader. – Neel Dayal Feb 27 at 9:10
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As a guest character in Soulcalibur IV:

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  • Wow, good find! – Milo P Jan 4 at 22:43

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