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Questions tagged [darth-vader]

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 of the Force, Vader became the scourge of the Jedi, leading the Great Jedi Purge. Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet and an extension of Emperor Palpatine's will, the Dark Lord travelled throughout the galaxy to defeat rebel uprisings or arrest corrupt Imperials.

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In Star Wars IV, could Darth Vader have captured Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber using Force Pull?

In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, when Obi-Wan Kenobi finds Darth Vader on the Death Star, he takes out his lightsaber and turns it on. At this point, could Vader have captured Kenobi's lightsaber using ...
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Did Darth Vader really turn to the light side? [duplicate]

Vader’s goal was to rule the galaxy. The emperor stood in his way. He killed the emperor. How does that qualify him as turning to the light side? Because he declares he is now on the light side? He ...
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Does Darth Vader have a Force ghost? [duplicate]

At the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi we see Anakin Skywalker's Force ghost join Obi-wan and Yoda. Given the comments made by Kylo Ren in Episode VII: The Force Awakens when he asks ...
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Would Anakin still have needed the suit after Mustafar if he had not been burned?

I know there are several questions on the stack about how long Anakin survived on Mustafar, or how does Vader's suit help keep him alive. But I am wondering, considering that wounds from a ...
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Did Darth Vader plan on using “zombies”?

Somewhere within the Star Wars universe there are "zombies" that originated from Project Blackwing. In Revenge of the Sith it shows Emperor Palpatine and Vader speaking on the subject of keeping ...
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Why wasn't Darth Vader's TIE fighter recognized during the Death Star Assault?

I was watching the first Death Star assault again and I noticed that out of all the Imperial fighters sent out against the rebels, Vader's ship was of a different design. So why didn't any of the ...
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What were Darth Vader's day-to-day tasks/duties?

Vader's role in the Empire/Imperial Forces was already discussed multiple times (here for example). I understand that he has a special role, not comparable to any position in real world military and ...
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How did Obi-Wan know what Darth Vader looked like in Episode IV?

How did Obi-Wan know what Vader looked like before he confronted him? "He is more machine now than man"
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Why did Vader not wait for Luke's return to Tatooine?

After the ESB events, Vader knows that Han was sent to Tatooine, and that Luke will do everything possible to save him (as he did previously, where he went to Bespin to save Han and Leia). Why did ...
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Why does Vader think that Obi-Wan can “no longer help” Luke? [duplicate]

In Episode V, what did Vader mean when he told the Emperor: Obi-Wan can no longer help him? Help him in what way? Obi-Wan's Force ghost 'had been' helping Luke since the Battle of Yavin which ...
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Did Darth Vader astral-project himself into the cave on Dagobah?

Did Darth Vader astral-project a solid image of himself in the cave on Dagobah the same way that Luke did on the planet Crait?
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What is thy bidding, my master? [closed]

In the original Star Wars trilogy we can see from episode IV to VI the respect shown by Darth Vader to his Emperor, Darth Sidious even when the latter was not present. However, I find a specific ...
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Does Darth Vader still have an implanted explosive from when he was a slave? [duplicate]

In Episode I: The Phantom Menace, young Anakin Skywalker and his mother explain how the Tatooine slave owners prevent the slaves from escaping: SHMI: All slaves have a transmitter placed inside ...
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Why didn't the Emperor and Vader learn from the encounter with Ahsoka?

In Rebels Season 4 Episode 13 Vader is about to kill Ahsoka But later both the Emperor and Vader are confident that Kenobi died on Death Star 1, although Why didn't they learn from this ...
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Why didn't Anakin/Darth Vader turn back to the light when he caused so much suffering? [duplicate]

In RoTS, Ani just wanted to 'save Padmé's life'. When he met Obi-Wan on Mustafar, he truly believed that he was in the right and that his friends were the traitors to the Republic (thanks to Palpatine'...
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What military rank (if any) does Darth Vader hold? [duplicate]

Throughout most of the original Star Wars trilogy, Darth Vader seems to have complete control over the Empire's military hierarchy. It seems his only limitation is needing to report to his Sith Master,...
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Did Vader actually die in the original Star Wars movie, now known as A New Hope?

I know it was changed quickly to make him available for the sequel, but I saw the movie three times in the weeks after its premiere and Darth Vader definitely died in the trench, bumping into his wing-...
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Does Darth Vader ever run?

My son wants to know if Darth Vader isn't able to run or if he just doesn't want to. My recollection is that he never runs, only struts. Even in the new Rebels shows, I can't think of any instances of ...
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Did Vader/Anakin use the Force to kill Palpatine?

  Moments before he overthrew Emperor, Vader was badly beaten by his own son, Luke Skywalker. He lost his hand, and was described as being weaker than ever before. Yet, he somehow managed to ...
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How was Luke hiding in his duel with Vader on the Death Star II? [duplicate]

In his lightsaber duel with Vader on the Death Star II, Vader throws his saber at the scaffolding Luke is on. This causes Vader to lose track of Luke. While he searches for Luke, they have a short ...
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Why didn't Vader do anything since he knew that he was becoming redundant?

Inspired by this question. This answer pointed that Vader expected that he would be betrayed by Palpatine. Since Vader knew that he was becoming redundant, why didn't he do anything about it?
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Is Darth Vader really dead?

So I just finished the 3rd Star Wars movie, Return of the Jedi, and Darth Vader seemed to be dead. Is this really true?
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Significance of Vader's right hand [closed]

Is there a deeper meaning in Vader's (artificial) right hand? Consider this: Anakin Skywalker lost his right hand in duel against Dooku while he was still a Padawan. He got an artificial prosthetic ...
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Did Darth Vader modify his TIE Advanced x1?

One of the few traits of Anakin Skywalker that Darth Vader retained and continued to embrace is his habit of tinkering with machines in his free time. He is known to have done so with his body suit. ...
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Why is Darth Vader such a brute compared to Anakin?

Darth Vader is often described as a tool "to be wielded rather than to wield", a brute who only knows how to solve everything with a lightsaber. Anakin Skywalker, meanwhile, is a cunning warrior ...
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What do the buttons on Darth Vader's suit do? [duplicate]

In all three of the original trilogy not once does anyone interact with (or even discuss) those damn buttons on his chest plate. Do they do anything? Is there a reference to them in the extended ...
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Did Vader know Luke was continuing to talk to Obi-Wan after he was killed?

I know this was already asked here but I didn't read an answer that really helped answer my thoughts on this. The biggest argument there is that Vader saw Luke with Obi-Wan and put 2 and 2 together. ...
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What is Vader feeling in this scene?

In the scene where Luke surrenders to Vader (in Return of the Jedi) what is Vader feeling? Is he genuinely regretful that he has to hand Luke over to the Emperor? In ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan refer to Darth Vader as Anakin during the Death Star duel?

During their fight on the Death Star in A New Hope, Obi-Wan refers to Darth Vader as "Darth" a couple of times. "Only a master of evil, Darth" "You can't win Darth" In their previous ...
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Why is part of Darth Vader's breather missing after he is unmasked in Return of the Jedi?

When Luke removes his father's mask near the end of Return of the Jedi, he removes just the top part. He leaves the part that goes from Vader's neck to his chin. That part sticks a few inches out from ...
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Did Vader not have the Force ability of foresight, like Sidious did?

In Return of the Jedi, when Vader is talking to Palpatine about Luke, he seems confused about Luke coming to him, instead of having to seek him out: Vader: He will come to me? Palpatine: I ...
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How did Vader restart his suit by himself so quickly?

In the recent graphic novel Vader (I don't know which one), when Darth Vader gets his suit shut down, how was he able to turn everything back on, and then kill that officer? Am I missing something? ...
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When was Darth Vader's armor designed, and how does this reflect on Palpatine's plans? [duplicate]

Darth Vader's suit was fitted to Anakin Skywalker shortly after his recovery from the planet Mustafar. According to this article, his armor comprised of a number of rare components, including a ...
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Is Vader's Darth title known to ordinary Imperials and general public?

    Vader is a member of Sith Order, therefore he has a title of Darth - Darth Vader. But most Imperials address him as Lord Vader. Obi-Wan calls him Darth, but Obi-Wan knows a lot ...
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Was Darth Vader originally intended to be an alien instead of a human in a suit?

I got into a discussion today with somebody about whether Darth Vader was originally supposed to be human. We didn't find an answer, so we're hoping you can. Is there any very early reference to ...
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How did Darth Vader trace the rebel spies to Princess Leia?

When Darth Vader's ship captured the Tantive IV at the start of A New Hope, he tells an officer, I have traced the rebel spies to her. The video autostarts 49s in. ...
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Can Darth Vader “feel” his prosthetics?

After Luke cuts off Darth Vader's hand in Return of the Jedi, Vader cries out. However, I can't tell if his yell is due to an artificial sense of pain or just due to shock or some other psychological ...
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How did Vader know the Tantive IV went to Tatooine at the end of Rogue One? [duplicate]

At the end of Rogue One, Darth Vader watches the Tantive IV escape by jumping into hyperspace. At the start of A New Hope, Darth Vader's ship is firing lasers on the Tantive IV. So he must have been ...
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Does Padme know the name “Darth Vader”?

From the script: Anakin Skywalker: Love won't save you, Padme. Only my new powers can do that! Padmé: But at what cost? You're a good person, don't do this! Anakin Skywalker: I won't lose ...
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Why does Vader live on Mustafar?

In Rogue One, we get our first glimpse of Darth Vader's primary residence - a castle on Mustafar. Given the freedom to choose any planet in the galaxy as their new home, I don't think many people ...
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Was there a given reason that Sidious didn't plan for Vader's name?

In this question and especially it's accepted answer, it is established that the name 'Vader' was plucked from the Force in the moment of his rechristening. Now, Sidious had been planning to seduce ...
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At the end of Return of the Jedi, did Darth Vader learn that Princess Leia was his daughter?

During the scene where he fought against Luke, at the end of Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader says Darth Vader: Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, ...
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Did Vader actually kill Obi-Wan?

So I was looking at this question: Did Obi-Wan need to sacrifice himself to Vader? And it occurred to me... did Vader actually kill Obi-Wan? At the end of the fight, Obi-Wan lifts his lightsaber and ...
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Was Vader additionally disfigured by Palpatine's force lightning?

We all know that Palpatine's disfigured face happened due to his own force lightning attack getting deflected back at him by Windu. I've wondered for a while now if that happened to Vader when he was ...
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If Darth Vader is more machine than man, wouldn't he have significantly less midichlorians? [duplicate]

Something that occurred to me... If midichlorians are just cells living inside a living host, and total number of midichlorians determines just how powerful you are in the force, wouldn't removing a ...
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Did Captain Needa die in The Empire Strikes Back?

Did Darth Vader actually kill or just stun Captain Lorth Needa? My question comes from when I read could I fake death to stop being Force-choked? or more specifically this comment by onewho which in ...
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Was Darth Vader technically the last Sith Master?

As we all know Anakin Skywalker a.k.a Darth Vader was Sith Apprentice under Sith Master Darth Sidious (Palpatine). They operated under the Rule of Two, meaning that Vader would have to kill Palpatine ...
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Why did Vader go ahead of the stormtroopers when attempting to board the Tantive IV in Rogue One?

When Vader first attempts to board the Rebel Blockade Runner at the end of Rogue One, we see Vader board first. After he slaughters several Rebel soldiers, we see that his Stormtroopers have come ...
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Why didn't Darth Vader fly out to space in the end of Rogue One?

We saw that Grievous flew out to space in Episode 3 when the windows cracked. But why didn't Vader and his troops do the same thing at the end of Rogue One?
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When did Darth Vader get his red lightsaber?

Between Episodes III and IV, when and how did Darth Vader obtain/construct his red lightsaber?