Oct 21, 2013

Famous Darth Vader quotes that show he was the worst Sith Lord ever (but possibly the greatest Jedi!)

Darth Vader quotes from the Star Wars movies
Vader in Return of the Jedi
Famous Darth Vader quotes that show he was the worst Sith Lord ever (but possibly the greatest Jedi!)

If you had to think of the most loved, most famous movie villain all all of movie history, you would be hard pressed to go passed Star War's Darth Vader.

A New Hope introduced him as the meanest, most bad ass and mysterious bad guy ever.

His place in movie history was assured when he became one half of a conversation that was to be one of the biggest plot twists in movie history and by the time Jedi rolled around he proved to actually be the Chosen One.

There's basically him and Ernst Stavro Blofeld from James Bond and maybe The Terminator. But even then, he turned to the light...

Did you ever think Lord Vader was supposed to be Darth Sidious' apprentice and they were to rule the world together? Betraying your Sith Lord Master must be the ultimate betrayal right? (It's almost expected by the Sith).

Well Vader already betrayed the Jedi when he took part in Order 66 so what’s one more betrayal? Just add it to the list right?

Or maybe not...

Palpatine intimates to Anakin during Revenge of the Sith that Darth Sidious killed his master while he slept so maybe that’s what the Sith do to each other.

After all, Palpatine also set up Count Dooku as an apprentice only to deliberately set him up so that Anakin could behead the poor chap – this was so as to give Anakin a chance to dip his toes into the murky depths of the dark side…..

Sure, the prequels introduced Anakin as a screechy, whinnying idealistic young boy but let's put that aside for now - here are the best Darth Vader quotes from the four movies the character was in. He had a way with words that made him very quotable.

the force is strong with this one
The Force is strong with this one!
The original Star Wars later known as A New Hope

“I find your lack of faith disturbing” - says the Dark Lord after appearing to be openly mocked by Officers on board the Death Star. Vader challenges one of them to a force choke competition, naturally he went first... it's arguably one of Vader's most famous quotes.

"When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the master." - Vader taunts Obi Wan, his Jedi teacher and former friend just before he kills him.

"The Force is strong with this one." Vader is commenting on the skills of an X-Wing pilot that is trying to blow up the Death Star, not realising he's trying to kill his own son. Hardly a Sith Lord at the peak of his powers? Surely he could have tapped into the Force on that one?

We jest.

The Empire Strikes Back quotes by Vader

“I am altering the deal, pray I do not alter it any further…” - Vader tells Lando how it is from beneath his black helmet. Han is going with Boba Fett and everyone else is Vader's.

"Impressive. Most impressive. Obi-Wan has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me." -
Vader praises Luke after he manages to escape Vader's trap with an acrobatic flip.

"No, I am your father!" -  And so revealed was one of cinema's greatest plot twists that Vader was actually Luke's old man.

Here's the full conversation which happened just after the father cut off the son's hand:

Darth Vader: There is no escape. Don't make me destroy you. Luke, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.
Luke Skywalker: I'll never join you!
Vader: If you only knew the power of the Dark Side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
Luke: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!
Vader: No. I am your father.
Luke: That's not true. That's impossible!
Vader: Search your feelings, you know it to be true!
Luke: Noooo! Nooooo!

Return of the Jedi

Jedi was full of awesomeness from Vader:

“I hope so for your sake, the Emperor is not as forgiving as I am” - This was the end of Vader's pep talk with the Jerjerrod who has in command of the second Death Star

Was it a slight joke by Vader to encourage the completion of the battle station or merely a statement of fact?

Concept art of Luke and Vader dueling
"Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... sister. So, you have a twin sister. 

Your feelings have now betrayed her, too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side... then perhaps she will..."

This taunt from the Sith Lord was perhaps not the finest thing he could have done. While he was trying to enrage Luke enough to open the door to the Dark Side for him he miscalculated and Luke finally bested him.

Luke: I'll not leave you here. I've got to save you.
Anakin: You already have, Luke.

Having proven that he was indeed the Chosen One by killing the Emperor and restoring balance to the Force, Vader perhaps single handedly* became the worst Sith and greatest Jedi at the same time.

His conversation with Luke is perhaps the most emotional moment of all the Star Wars films, given the weight behind it.

And then we come to Revenge of the Sith where Anakin Skywalker succumbs to the Dark Side and becomes Lord Darth Vader. 

The quote everyone remembers from this movie went something like this:


And we'll leave it at that.

* You saw what we did there right?

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  1. Vader is the best thing about Star Wars. Chilling demeanour, epic sword battles and a penchant for creepy breathing make for a character that will be remembered for years and years.

    1. I agree. and also he was the best Jedi ever as Anakin

    2. Agree except the lightsaber battles in the original trilogy were not 'epic' lame sadly to be honest. VAder looked like it was the first time he used a lightsaber. It was mainly hack and stab no elegence or any hint of years of Jedi training and several more years of the Dark Side training

    3. rebels Darth Vader lives up to his name

  2. but they don't really go into how truly great he was as a Jedi. he hardly uses the force except to jump around. in one of the comics he landed an imperial cruiser that had no engines by force power alone. In the movie he hardly ever does any of that.

    1. Didn't he kind of do that in Revenge of the Sith by landing Grevious' ship using the Force as his guide?

  3. This article is just silly. none these things make him a terrible Sith Lord.In order to make this judgement, you would have to be in his head. None of us can appreciate the complexity of his mind.

  4. You don't seem to know about the Rule of Two. many Sith apprentice have killed their masters, its constant progression..if the apprentice becomes powerful enough to trick their master they should be the master.