Darth Vader's Most Dramatic Moments Prove He's Hilariously Extra

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Vote up Vader's most ridiculous moments.

It’s an understatement to say there’s a lot going on in any given Star Wars movie, so don’t feel bad if you never noticed just how extra Darth Vader can be. Even though he’s one of the most powerful characters in the Star Wars universe, some Darth Vader quotes still make you roll your eyes. Once you start paying attention to how the most badass Jedi actually acts, you’ll begin to notice some very theatrical Darth Vader moments.

Face it: Darth Vader is extra. But do you really want a bad guy who doesn’t make terrible puns when he’s choking a guy with his magic powers? As seriously as he takes himself, Darth Vader’s got jokes. Star Wars fans across the galaxy should celebrate the fact he's embraced his inner drama queen. It's part of what makes him such an amazing villain.


  • 1
    2,287 VOTES

    He Sets A Fancy Table For Han And Leia

    When Lando reveals he sold out Han and Leia in order to keep Cloud City safe from the Empire, he leads his captives to a room with Vader – and a fully set table.

    What's happening here? Did Vader have a full meal before enacting his plan? Does he think they're going to sit down and eat dinner like a family? Or is he just tacky?

    2,287 votes
  • 2
    1,910 VOTES

    He Uses The Force To Ride On Top Of A TIE Fighter

    If there's one thing Vader loves, it's an entrance. At no time in the original series, Rogue One, or even the animated show Star Wars Rebels does he walk into a room without a bit of flair. In the Star Wars Rebels episode "Twilight of the Apprentice: Part II," Vader arrives on Malachor riding on top of a TIE fighter. 

    That means Vader had to fly to Malachor from where ever he was, find Ezra and Ahsoka, get out of the TIE fighter without anyone noticing him, get on top of the TIE fighter, and then lower himself down without falling off.

    1,910 votes
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    2,480 VOTES

    He Engineers Rockstar Entrances

    The final scene in Rogue One puts a very fun button on a downer movie. The Rebels get the information on the Death Star, and they start handing it off to people so someone can get it to Leia. That's when Vader uses the Force to cut the lights in the ship so he can freak everybody out when he finally appears. 

    For a moment, the Rebels are engulfed in darkness. All they can hear is an alarm and Vader's breathing apparatus. That's when the Sith Lord switches on his lightsaber, revealing himself in a glow of red light. 

    2,480 votes
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    1,778 VOTES

    He's Got Jokes

    Vader drops plenty of one-liners throughout the original trilogy. It feels like George Lucas was watching the Sean Connery 007 movies when he was scripting dialogue. One of the most popular zingers comes after he Force-chokes Captain Needa. After crushing the back-talking soldier's windpipe, Vader says, "Apology accepted, Captain Needa."  

    But that's nothing to the pun Vader drops in Rogue One. In his first scene, Director Krennic gets Force-choked after attempting to usurp another officer's plans. Vader tells him, “Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director.”

    1,778 votes
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    1,566 VOTES

    He Lives On The Planet Where He Lost His Limbs

    Vader has a flair for the dramatic – obviously, given his solid black samurai robot suit – but the fact that he lives on the planet where he lost his limbs is drama on top of drama. Mustafar, where he had his showdown with Obi-Wan, is a fiery lava planet that's nearly uninhabitable. The fact that Vader survives there just so he can get mad every time he wakes up is like moving next door to your ex just to remind yourself you used to be in a stable relationship.

    1,566 votes
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    1,647 VOTES

    He Makes His Cape Billow With No Wind

    After his big entrance at the end of Rogue One, Vader obliterates just about every member of the Rebel Alliance he comes in contact with, but one ship manages to make it out of the loading dock. As Vader stands in the dock, which opens out into space, his cape billows. Without wind in space, this means he's using the Force to manipulate his own cape – all for the drama.

    1,647 votes