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

Jacob Shelton
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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.

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He's Got Jokes


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Photo:  Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope/20th Century Fox

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.”

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He Makes His Cape Billow With No Wind


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Photo:  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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.

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He Lives On The Planet Where He Lost His Limbs


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Photo:  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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.

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He Sets A Fancy Table For Han And Leia


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Photo:  Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back/20th Century Fox

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?

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