59 Facts About Darth Vader

1. Darth Vader was told by the Emperor that the needles contained kouhunin chemicals to lessen his perception of pain.

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2. Darth Vader appears as an antagonist in the ongoing Star Wars: Rebels television show, and he is the central character in the Marvel Darth Vader comic.

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3. Darth Vader has become a legend, and is apparently a source of inspiration for The First Order's Kylo Ren.

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4. Darth Vader is tied with C-3PO for the loss of the most limbs, each totaling five lost limbs over the course of the six films.

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5. Darth Vader is known for his iconic helmet, but this was not part of the original design—George Lucas originally imagined the Sith Lord as wearing a black silk scarf over his face.

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6. Darth Vader is arguably not even the central villain of the original Star Wars film.

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7. Darth Vader is one of the most recognizable characters in cinematic history.

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8. Darth Vader teams up with a group that is the antithesis of Luke's band in "Hope.

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9. Darth Vader appears in Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, where he is voiced by Jones.

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10. Darth Vader teams up with a group that is the antithesis of Luke's band in "Hope.

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11. Darth Vader appears in Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, where he is voiced by Jones.

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12. Darth Vader teams up with a group that is the antithesis of Luke's band in "Hope.

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13. Darth Vader appears in Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, where he is voiced by Jones.

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14. Darth Vader appears in Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, where he is voiced by Jones.

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15. Darth Vader was conflicted, but still brought Luke before the Dark Lord.

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16. Darth Vader would rest in his castle, often in solitary meditation or alone in a bacta tank, awaiting orders from his Master.

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17. Darth Vader held her own and struck Darth Vader in the mask, severing the face plate.

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18. Darth Vader sent agents such as the Inquisitor to find not just escaped Jedi but new Force-sensitive beings that might pose a threat to the Empire.

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19. Darth Vader quickly became a highly visible symbol of the Empire, serving as Palpatine's fearsome enforcer.

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20. Darth Vader ties with C3PO for the most limbs lost in the Star Wars universe.

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21. Darth Vader appears in Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, where he is voiced by Jones.

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22. Darth Vader tells Luke that he is his father, and tries to persuade him to join forces and help him overthrow the Emperor.

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23. Darth Vader has a main and recurring role in games, comics, books and the non-canon Star Wars Legends material.

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24. Darth Vader is a primary antagonist in the original trilogy, but, as Anakin Skywalker, is the main protagonist of the prequel trilogy.

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25. Darth Vader sends Starkiller on various missions throughout the galaxy, with an ultimate goal to assassinate Palpatine so that Vader can rule the galaxy himself.

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26. Darth Vader makes a final voiceless cameo in the late fourth-season episode "A World Between Worlds", as Ezra looks back in time to see the conclusion of his duel with Ahsoka before rescuing her from him.

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27. Darth Vader reveals that he is Luke's father, and asks Luke to help him overthrow the Emperor so they can rule the galaxy together.

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28. Darth Vader has a recurring role in Star Wars Expanded Universe material.

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29. Darth Vader appears in numerous iterations of the Star Wars Expanded Universe including television series, video games, novels, literature and comic books.

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30. Darth Vader is the father of Princess Leia Organa, the secret husband of Padme Amidala, and grandfather of Kylo Ren, the main villain of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

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31. Darth Vader is the main antagonist of the original trilogy, but, as Anakin Skywalker, is the main protagonist of the prequel trilogy.

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32. Star Wars: Shadow of Darth Vader cancelled after firing of writer.

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33. Darth Vader regularly puts in great effort to suppress, forget about, and distance himself from Anakin.

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34. Darth Vader finds a mysterious new "ally" to plunge into the darkest depths of the Force.

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35. Darth Vader received the Ultimate Villain recognition at the 2011 Scream Awards.

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36. Darth Vader was ranked as No 1 in IGN's list of top 100 Star Wars characters.

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37. Darth Vader was the No 1 supervillain on the Bravo series Ultimate Super Heroes, Vixens and Villains.

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38. Darth Vader ranked number two on Empire magazine's 2008 list of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters.

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39. Darth Vader is featured as a combatant in the popular series Death Battle, in which he is pitted against Marvel Comics villain Doctor Doom.

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40. Darth Vader appears in Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, where he is voiced by Jones.

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41. Darth Vader makes his first appearance on the planet Ralltiir, where he treats Princess Leia Organa with suspicion.

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42. Darth Vader features in the 1981 radio drama adaptation of Star Wars, voiced by the actor Brock Peters.

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43. Darth Vader kills the Jedi and kidnaps the man's young Force-sensitive son, whom he raises as his secret apprentice, Starkiller.

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44. Darth Vader appears in a series of tongue-in-cheek children's books by Jeffrey Brown.

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45. Darth Vader is featured prominently in novels set in the Star Wars universe.

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46. Darth Vader makes a final voiceless cameo in the late fourth-season episode "A World Between Worlds", as Ezra looks back in time to see the conclusion of his duel with Ahsoka before rescuing her from him.

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47. As the episode concludes, Darth Vader escapes from the temple's ruins.

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48. Darth Vader makes a brief cameo at the end of "Shroud of Darkness" in which he is brought to the Jedi temple on Lothal.

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49. In the second-season premiere, Darth Vader discovers that Ahsoka has joined the Rebel Alliance, and the Emperor orders him to hunt her down.

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50. Darth Vader leads a squadron of Force-sensitive Imperial Inquisitors who are actively searching for and killing any remaining Jedi and Force-sensitive children.

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51. Darth Vader is a recurring character in the first season of Star Wars Rebels, which takes place 14 years after The Clone Wars concludes.

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52. At the end of the film, Darth Vader boards the disabled Rebel flagship Profundity with a cadre of Imperial stormtroopers and kills several Rebel soldiers as he attempts to recover the plans.

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53. In this film, Darth Vader meets with Imperial weapons engineer Orson Krennic, who asks him for an audience with the Emperor regarding the Death Star which Krennic lost command of to Tarkin.

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54. Darth Vader brings Luke to the Emperor on board the Death Star.

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55. In The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader becomes obsessed with finding Luke and leads the Imperial attack on the Rebel base on Hoth, but the Rebels escape.

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56. Darth Vader appears in seven of the live-action Star Wars films, The Clone Wars animated film and spinoff television series.

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57. Darth Vader was portrayed by bodybuilder David Prowse in the original film trilogy, and by stunt performer Bob Anderson during the character's intense lightsaber fight scenes.

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58. The idea that Darth Vader should wear a breathing apparatus was first proposed by concept artist Ralph McQuarrie during preproduction discussions for Star Wars with George Lucas in 1975.

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59. Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise.

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