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Why doesn't Vader grab the second ship in the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series?

In Part V of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, Vader grabs the first ship that is taking off instead of the second ship. It's safe to assume that Vader is too tired to grab the second ship after the first ...
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Which Star Wars comics does this page (featuring Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine by Mark Mckenna) come from?

Which Star Wars comics does this page (featuring Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine by Mark Mckenna) come from?
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Was Lord Vader on Bespin implying that he would like to overthrow the Emporor [duplicate]

Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. There are two ways, at least as I understand it, this ...
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Were silver highlights added to Darth Vader's helmet to make its surface seem more reflective?

In the Original Trilogy, the costumes used for Darth Vader's helmet were not all black, but had silver highlights applied in an alternating pattern: Screenshot from A New Hope (via Reddit) The effect ...
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Is there a specific encounter in Star Wars media where Darth Vader tricks or bamboozles an opponent with the dual-phase feature of his lightsaber?

There is a page on Wookieepedia that explains the nature of the Dual-phase lightsaber and how it can be used to destabilize opponents. It cites works where the weapons appears, but it seems to be just ...
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Where is this image of Vader from?

I see this image everywhere but can’t figure out where it is.
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Why did the Sith want to build the Death Star if "The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force."?

I've heard explanations like Tarkin wanted it and presented his plans to the emperor. And I've heard the comment by Vader was more for the audience, since Luke does destroy the Death Star using the ...
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When did Vader fight IG-88?

In the recent strain of Star Wars Marvel comics, the bounty hunters from ESB are making an appearance. I've heard there's a part somewhere where Vader fights IG-88 (and destroys him), but I can't ...
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Pre-Disney, did Darth Vader express any opinions on slavery in the Empire?

In the Pre-Disney Star Wars canon did Darth Vader - who spent his childhood in slavery as Anakin Skywalker - express any opinions on the Empire's use of either slaves or indentured labor, in any ...
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How much did Hayden Christensen actually appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?

There was quite a lot of excitement and promotion around the return of Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker to the Star Wars universe in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Of course, all of this is muddled ...
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Comic book in which Darth Vader lifts an AT-AT's leg

I remember reading a comic book in which one of the panels featured Darth Vader lifting an AT-AT's leg. I remember it was like he was standing below its leg and had his hand pointed towards the leg, ...
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Extreme use of the Force by Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series

Towards the end of Part V of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, we see Vader use the Force to: The amount of power that Vader demonstrated in that scene seemed a little bit more extreme than anything I ...
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How strong was Darth Vader?

Darth Vader was comprised of many robotic parts. Just how strong was he with those parts if we don't take into account modifying his strength with the force? Is there any evidence that he had super ...
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Did Palpatine have a plan if Padme survived?

I quite like the theory that Padme didn't die of childbirth - Palpatine stole her life force to save Darth Vader. In canon, though, Padme died entirely unrelated to Palpatine and Vader. But when ...
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Why did Vader openly talk about Obi-Wan being his master?

Related to, but not a duplicate of, Did Tarkin know Darth Vader's previous identity? According to this answer, Vader's identity as former Jedi Anakin Skywalker was not a publicly known fact in canon. ...
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Why didn't Darth Vader reopen the blast doors?

When Luke Skywalker shot the control panel for the blast doors on the Death Star, the doors immediately closed, trapping Darth Vader on the other side. Why didn't Darth ...
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Does the Star Wars original trilogy imply that Darth Vader aimed at deposing the Emperor with a converted Luke's help?

I am slightly rusty when it comes to all the details, but let me summarize my doubt and mention a few relevant evidences. Throughout episodes V and VI, it seems as though Vader is seeking to recruit ...
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Why was Darth Vader so interested in Ahsoka?

In the very end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Darth Vader went to the crash site of Ahsoka (he even picked her lightsaber). It almost seemed so touching to me (he ...
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When did Vader find Ahsoka's lightsaber?

spoilers for Rebels, TCW season 7, and the Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith comic series When I was talking about season 7 of The Clone Wars with a friend of mine, she mentioned that people have been ...
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Why did George Lucas ban David Prowse (actor of Darth Vader) from appearing at Star Wars conventions?

According to Wikipedia, George Lucas banned David Prowse in 2010 from attending official Star Wars fan conventions. He reportedly gave no reason why other than Prowse "burnt too many bridges"...
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How does Darth Vader sleep with his suit?

Darth Vader wears his iconic black suit to help him to survive, covering his whole body. When Darth Vader sleeps, does he remove his suit? And if not, how does he sleep and does he have a special ...
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Why did Darth Vader need extra equipment (lenses) to clear his vision?

In Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, in the Darth Vader helmet mask we can see some digital symbols & red shade to the lenses. Why did Darth Vader need extra equipment to clear his ...
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Why does Vader have different speech patterns than Anakin Skywalker?

Darth Vader sounds formal and euridite, whereas Anakin's speech patterns come off as "casual" in comparison to Vader's "antiquated diction," as Tarkin described it in a canon novel....
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Why was Lord Vader crying?

Darth Vader cries in the scene right after he kills the separatist leaders. Why does he cry? Remorse for killing the separatist leaders who were manipulated and discarded by Palpatine? Remorse for ...
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Short film with Darth Vader on the subway?

I'm looking for the name of a short film where Darth Vader chases a kid through a subway station. This would be a late 70's or early 80's film. Probably a student film. It is live-action, not animated....
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Where is this clip of Darth Vader from?

I want to know where this clip of Darth Vader turning around in slow motion is from. The clip I’m talking about is at the 1:53 and 2:10 mark.
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Did Darth Vader ever take off the armoured portions of his suit to go undercover?

What I’m wondering is if there was ever a time where Darth Vader ever had to go undercover, and took off the distinctive black armoured portions of his suit, so that he was just wearing the life ...
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Before Darth Vader died in Episode VI did he revert back to the light side of the Force? [duplicate]

A colleauge and I are in disagreement. Before Darth Vader died in Episode VI did he revert back to the light side of the Force? I have aggressively argued that he did not as it was only a momentary ...
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Why did Lord Darth Vader never wear a hood? [closed]

In late 1977 several Star Wars merchandise poster print advertisements produced by Joe Kubert School appeared in Marvel Comics. One of those prints entitled "Darth Vader Lives" depicted a Hooded Darth ...
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Has Darth Vader ever laughed?

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 ...
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Did Darth Vader ever operate a button on the devices on his belt or his chest?

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 ...
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Has Darth Vader ever worn a different suit than his traditional black one?

After Obi-Wan Kenobi defeated Darth Vader and left him for dead by the lava river on a volcanic world, Sidious rescued him and put him into the familiar full-body black suit. Has Darth Vader ever ...
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Why wasn't Vader's armour made of Beskar?

As we see in The Mandalorian, the Empire had quite the reserve of Beskar: A random imperial bureaucrat (as it seems at the moment) has enough of it for the Mandalorian to create a whole armour. It ...
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Is there a shot of Darth Vader where his mouth is visible? [closed]

Only reason I'm asking is because I'm trying to make a reverse of my profile photo, where Vader's face is on Anakin's body. Is there a shot of Darth Vader where his mouth is visible?
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In ESB, did Vader sense Leia instead of Luke when he was chasing the Falcon? [duplicate]

In ESB, at the end of Hoth's attack, Vader saw the Falcon take off. He's looking for Luke Skywalker. For him, Luke is on the ship, according to this: "Our pursuit ships have sighted the Millennium ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation given to the senior Imperial Navy Officers as to why Darth Vader serves Emperor Palpatine?

Answers can be from Canon or Legends. TL;DR: How do the senior Imperial Navy Officers with experience in the Clone Wars account for why a powerful force-using 'baddie' like Vader not only does not ...
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Does "Vader" carry connotations of "father" to a speaker of Galactic Basic Standard?

An English speaker on Earth could be reasonably expected to be familiar with either the Dutch "vader" meaning father or the very similar German "vater", also meaning father. Obviously German and ...
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Can only Jedi become force ghosts? [duplicate]

A large part of the justification for Darth Vader’s redemption is his appearance as a force ghost. Even though the new movie is not released yet, would it be possible for Palpatine to appear as a ...
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If Darth Vader sensed Kenobi aboard the Millennium Falcon, why didn't he go aboard?

After a tractor beam brings the Millennium Falcon aboard the Death Star, Darth Vader senses the presence of his old teacher. He runs off to tell Grand Moff Tarkin ...
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Did Darth Vader wear the same suit for 20+ years?

Darth Vader donned his iconic suit from his defeat on Mustafar to his death on the Death Star II, a little over 20 years. Was he wearing the exact same suit that whole time? Did he have any backup ...
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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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