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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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While Star Wars revolves around The Force and its users, not everything is about the Force and its users. If my department is having problems with schedule and word is spread that we are going to be visited by the CEO, my managers are going to get very nervous, despite the fact our CEO isn't a Force user, nor a Sith. If the commander of a Nazi installation ...


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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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In the current canon, many of the Imperial Senior officers have confusion where Vader fits into the hierarchy. After many blunders that occur due to them not recognizing him, and to a few assassination attempts, the Emperor had to address the officer corp to tell them where he fits in, saying that Vader is the Emperor's Voice, and a command from Vader is a ...


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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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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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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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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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PART ONE OF TWO: FEAR OF VADER VS FEAR OF THE EMPEROR To reasonably brave warriors like imperial officers, the Emperor might possibly be a lot more frightening than Darth Vader. It seems to me that if the Emperor wants to punish someone, it doesn't matter if the first person the Emperor sends for the job is force-using Darth Vader, or a high ranking ...


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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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In The Rebels animated series, we see It is possible that one of the scars could be caused by this hit. However, the accepted answer seems to be solid enough.


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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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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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In the book Tarkin It explains that no one knows who Vader is and he is never referred to as Anakin. Although Tarkin grew to suspect his identity, he was, to everyone else, Darth Vader. It is my belief that he grew to see himself as Darth Vader as he recovered from his loss. He used the only part of his identity left (Darth) to define who he was.


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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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