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The Disney canon novel Thrawn: Alliances makes it clear Vader has more than one outfit in chapter 8: Vader would need his armor cleaned in more time-consuming detail. Fortunately, he had another full set in his quarters that he could wear while the Chimera's techs restored this one.


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Because Vader was a well-known individual in the Empire. Vader quickly became a highly visible symbol of the Empire, serving as Palpatine’s fearsome enforcer. He hunted down fugitive Jedi who had escaped Order 66, as well as ferreting out enemies both within and without. Darth Vader - Databank (emphasis mine) And if you are wondering how Kenobi knew ...


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In the canon Marvel series "Darth Vader" (pre-ANH) and collected in Vol 2: Imperial Machine), Vader engages a lost Jedi in battle and is severely 'damaged'. In the artwork, you can see that his armor is practically ruined. Palpatine says as much and comments that his [Palpatine's] droids will easily repair the armor and that Vader is free to tweak the suit ...


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VFX supervisor John Knoll gives an explanation that is not canon, but it seems applicable: While not strictly official, Knoll even had some story reasoning in his own mind for the slightly different armor and outfit in each movie. "I figure he's got more than one version of those outfits. The reason the armor looks a little grungier and dented up in ...


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Darth Vader was using his TIE Advanced X1, a prototype TIE fighter and while it was the only one present at the Battle of Yavin it was not the only one in existence (though Vader’s was also modified beyond the usual prototype). Therefore the Rebel Alliance couldn't know for sure it was Vader, it might've been one of the other prototypes or one the first of ...


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First, Obi Wan knew Vader was Anakin. As this question points out, he saw Palapatine address Anakin as "Vader" in a security hologram at the Jedi temple during the events of Revenge of the Sith. Second, from this question, it was apparently common rumor that Vader was part machine: It was that genuflecting obedience, the steadfast devotion to execute ...


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Darth Vader is not in command of the Death Star; Grand Moff Tarkin is, and the decision of what to do in this kind of situation is Tarkin's not Vader's. The appearance of Kenobi on board the station (in the very same ship that "blasted its way out of Mos Eisley"—which they may already be planning to release and track) is an important and unexpected event, ...


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Yoda does precisely that to Asajj Ventress in episode two of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “Ambush”. He turns off her lightsaber(s), pulls them out of her hands and then smack-talks her for a few seconds before handing them back. We can reasonably assume that while Vader feels that Obi-Wan has become weak and old, he's not yet ...


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There's a few reasons There's about a year between ESB and ROTJ. That's a long time for a top guy in the Empire to just wait around. Moreso for any Imperial resources. Luke sent scouts (Lando) to check it out. Luke wouldn't have come had there been even a hint of a trap or Imperials. We don't know that Bobba Fett told Vader exactly what he was doing with ...


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Vader is a famous figure in the Empire. Although Obi-Wan is described as living as a hermit, he would have needed to keep some tabs on local Empire propaganda to help him stay hidden. It is likely that almost everyone in Imperial territory knew what Darth Vader looks like (with his armor on, at least). Obi-Wan would know that much too. Obi-Wan is probably ...


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As others have stated, surely there was Imperial propaganda that depicted Vaders image. However it doesn't matter what Vader looked like in order for Obi-Wan to know him. Obi-Wan and Vader sensed each other's presence on the Death Star before they met face to face. Obi-Wan could have been wearing a snowman suit and Vader dressed as a toaster and they both ...


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Probably not According to Wookieepedia (citing the Lords of the Sith novel), the suit's major functions were life support related. Therefore, the suit would not be required had he not been burned since countless characters in the Star Wars universe lose limbs and never need anything beyond a prosthetic replacement. One caveat, however, is that Vader's ...


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Vader didn't have daily routine In Canon, life of Vader is now described in two comics series : Star Wars:Darth Vader and Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. Without mentioning details, Vader was task-oriented. Those tasks would (of course) mostly came from his master Palpatine. Sometimes he had to work alone, sometimes in small groups, sometimes ...


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You can see the origin of Darth Vader's name in this handwritten note from George Lucas' own archives. The names rattled around a bit, but you can see the main outlines immediately. Dark Invader     -       Dark Water Death Water      -       Death ...


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Vader hadn't seen Obi-Wan in years either. The last time he had seen his former master he looked like Ewan McGregor. Going by sight alone he would have been forgiven for failing to recognise him as the ageing Alec Guinness. But of course Vader sensed his old master was in the vicinity long before he encountered him face to helmet. If Vader could sense Obi-...


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Darth Vader commissioned Project Blackwing in order to use it as a weapon. The incidents on the Star Destroyer Vector and the prison barge Purge put an end to the project. For a detailed description and history of the origins of this project, here is an excellent article on Wookiepedia.


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Most likely they already knew, but it didn't matter Leia met Vader and Tarkin on Death Star, so she probably told Rebel leadership who is in command. Others (Luke, Solo etc ...) also met Vader briefly, so they too could spread the news. But at that point it didn't matter, Death Star had to be attacked, Vader or no Vader. Note that Rebels already met Vader'...


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Shadows of the Empire, Legends canon-imo best canon. Has Vader doing his daily activities of running the Empire. He practiced with battle droids of various levels of ability and speed, even upgrading to 2 at once, but mentioning Luke was the only real fun he had. He also practiced healing his scarred tissue, keeping time outside of a stasis unit as long as ...


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I remember reading a statement from Palpatine in one of the new canon books that covers the nature of the relationship between Master and Apprentice. He taught Vader that essentially each side could trust the other as long as they were holding up their end of the relationship. Namely as long as the Master represented strength in the relationship and the ...


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You have to remember that Anakin made a pact with The Devil and lost. He was willing to do ANYTHING, even become a Sith, to save Padme and it blew up in his face. Instead of saving Padme as he originally intended, Vader ended up killing Padme, because of Obi-Wan. After having his limbs cut off and being burnt to a crisp and put in a life support suit, ...


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Any explanation towards the canon interpretation of Obi-Wan Kenobi's reason to call him Darth is futile as if there was any reason for him to call him "Darth", why didn't he call Dooku as Darth? Or even Tyranus for that matter? We all know that the council knew he fell to the dark side after Season 6 Ep 10 of Clone Wars. Even at the beginning of SW:RotS, ...


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