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* BroughtDownToBadass: Downplayed. Before he was critically injured on Mustafar, Vader had the potential to become the strongest Force-user in the galaxy. While in ''Legends'' his injuries hobbled his force potential and his strength in the force to were he was stated to only have about 80% of the strength the emperor had, in canon Vader never lost the raw power he had in the force but was unable to use it to it's fullest given the precarious situation of being reliant on machinery to keep himself alive. Basically, Vader couldn't use some force powers like force lightning because they would obviously endanger the cybernetics keeping him alive and he couldn't use his full power because of the stress tolerances of his bionics. The emporer even called Vader's power "unparalleled" in the Dark Lord of the sith comic.

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* BroughtDownToBadass: Downplayed. Before he was critically injured on Mustafar, Vader had the potential to become the strongest most powerful Force-user in the galaxy. While in ''Legends'' his injuries hobbled his force potential and his strength in the force to were Even after, he was stated still able to only have about 80% of the strength the emperor had, in canon Vader never lost the raw power he had in the force but was unable to use it to it's fullest given the precarious situation of being reliant on machinery to keep himself alive. Basically, Vader couldn't use some force powers like force lightning because they would obviously endanger the cybernetics keeping him alive and he couldn't use his full power because Force powers and remained an effective HeroKiller and symbol of the stress tolerances of his bionics. The emporer even called Vader's power "unparalleled" in the Dark Lord of the sith comic.fear.


* BroughtDownToBadass: Downplayed. Before he was critically injured on Mustafar, Vader had the potential to become the strongest Force-user in the galaxy. Even after, he was still able to use his Force powers and remained an effective HeroKiller and symbol of fear.

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* BroughtDownToBadass: Downplayed. Before he was critically injured on Mustafar, Vader had the potential to become the strongest Force-user in the galaxy. Even after, While in ''Legends'' his injuries hobbled his force potential and his strength in the force to were he was still able stated to only have about 80% of the strength the emperor had, in canon Vader never lost the raw power he had in the force but was unable to use it to it's fullest given the precarious situation of being reliant on machinery to keep himself alive. Basically, Vader couldn't use some force powers like force lightning because they would obviously endanger the cybernetics keeping him alive and he couldn't use his Force powers and remained an effective HeroKiller and symbol full power because of fear.the stress tolerances of his bionics. The emporer even called Vader's power "unparalleled" in the Dark Lord of the sith comic.



* HandicappedBadass: His ability to use the Force is stunted due to his injuries and cybernetic suit, forcing him to adopt a combat style based around brute force and proper swordsmanship. The, "handicap" in question is dubious at best for 99% of the galaxy's population.

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* HandicappedBadass: His ability to use the Force fight is stunted due to his injuries and cybernetic suit, forcing him to adopt a combat style based around brute force and proper swordsmanship. The, "handicap" in question is dubious at best for 99% of the galaxy's population.


* BerserkButton: While Vader is usually very stoic, there are a few things that set him off:
** The first is lying to his face. He will give you an earful if he needs to, or choke you to death with one hand if he doesn't.
** The second is insulting his Jedi religion, in which case he will ''Force''-choke you.
** Third, as is typical for evil overlords, is failure. In that event he'll ''also'' Force-choke you, ''to death'', and since he's in charge, there will be ''no one'' around to protect you.
** Fourth, he hates his past as Anakin Skywalker and he hates anyone knowing who he is under his mask. If you see him without his mask, he'll Force-choke you until your neck snaps. If you reveal you know his real identity, he'll kill you and everyone within earshot, even if you're valuable to the Empire.



* BroughtDownToBadass: a DownplayedTrope in Canon while PlayedStaight in Legends. Before he was critically injured on Mustafar, Vader had the potential to become the strongest Force-user in the galaxy. His injuries had a detrimental effect on him for different reasons.
** In canon, Vader was reduced in the sense that he now needed a suit and life support to survive. He also lost all of his limbs and needed prosthesis. This physically disabled him as his body couldn't move with the same grace, flow, and precision as it had before and even with force manipulation he couldn't move as he did before not to mention the suit was restricting and heavy. While vader maintained the suit personally and made constant upgrades and modifications, he would always be limited in how far he could develope his melee abilities. The suit itself was a major weakness as if anything happened to damage the suit it would severely hobble vader and potentially kill him. His force potential was mostly unaffected and he grew even stronger over the years than he had been. He was probably more powerful than palpatine by the end but never pushed that confrontation as the emporer now had a vast army and Vader's new weaknesses would have been easy for Palpatine to exploit.

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* BroughtDownToBadass: a DownplayedTrope in Canon while PlayedStaight in Legends.Downplayed. Before he was critically injured on Mustafar, Vader had the potential to become the strongest Force-user in the galaxy. His injuries had a detrimental effect on him for different reasons.
** In canon, Vader
Even after, he was reduced in the sense that he now needed a suit still able to use his Force powers and life support to survive. He also lost all of his limbs remained an effective HeroKiller and needed prosthesis. This physically disabled him as his body couldn't move with the same grace, flow, and precision as it had before and even with force manipulation he couldn't move as he did before not to mention the suit was restricting and heavy. While vader maintained the suit personally and made constant upgrades and modifications, he would always be limited in how far he could develope his melee abilities. The suit itself was a major weakness as if anything happened to damage the suit it would severely hobble vader and potentially kill him. His force potential was mostly unaffected and he grew even stronger over the years than he had been. He was probably more powerful than palpatine by the end but never pushed that confrontation as the emporer now had a vast army and Vader's new weaknesses would have been easy for Palpatine to exploit.symbol of fear.


* BroughtDownToBadass: Downplayed. Before he was critically injured on Mustafar, Vader had the potential to become the strongest Force-user in the galaxy. Even after, he was still able to use his Force powers and remained an effective HeroKiller and symbol of fear.

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* BroughtDownToBadass: Downplayed.a DownplayedTrope in Canon while PlayedStaight in Legends. Before he was critically injured on Mustafar, Vader had the potential to become the strongest Force-user in the galaxy. Even after, he His injuries had a detrimental effect on him for different reasons.
** In canon, Vader
was still able reduced in the sense that he now needed a suit and life support to use survive. He also lost all of his Force powers limbs and remained an effective HeroKiller needed prosthesis. This physically disabled him as his body couldn't move with the same grace, flow, and symbol of fear.precision as it had before and even with force manipulation he couldn't move as he did before not to mention the suit was restricting and heavy. While vader maintained the suit personally and made constant upgrades and modifications, he would always be limited in how far he could develope his melee abilities. The suit itself was a major weakness as if anything happened to damage the suit it would severely hobble vader and potentially kill him. His force potential was mostly unaffected and he grew even stronger over the years than he had been. He was probably more powerful than palpatine by the end but never pushed that confrontation as the emporer now had a vast army and Vader's new weaknesses would have been easy for Palpatine to exploit.


* PuttingOnTheReich: His helmet was obviously inspired by the German [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stahlhelm Stahlhelm]]. WordOfGod also stated that his life support suit being all black was deliberate in an attempt to create an analogy to the Schutzstaffel of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.


* PrecisionFStrike: A mouthed "fuck you" while battling his former master Obi-Wan in ''Revenge of the Sith''.

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** Implied when he offers Ahsoka mercy in exchange for information.


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* WouldHurtAChild: Anakin wipes out an entire camp of Tusken Raiders (including females and children) in revenge for his mother's death in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. Years later, in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', as Vader, he butchers a group of Jedi younglings during the assault on the Jedi temple, and [[Western/AnimationStarWarsRebels even later]] threatens to [[ColdBloodedTorture forcefully extract]] information from Ezra Bridger. There's also this harrowing quote:

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* WouldHurtAChild: Anakin wipes out an entire camp of Tusken Raiders (including females and children) in revenge for his mother's death in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. Years later, in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', as Vader, he butchers a group of Jedi younglings during the assault on the Jedi temple, and [[Western/AnimationStarWarsRebels [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels even later]] threatens to [[ColdBloodedTorture forcefully extract]] information from Ezra Bridger. There's also this harrowing quote:

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* ParentalFavoritism: Even in spite of his injuries and the handicap they put on his potential, Sidious admits that, of his three apprentices, Vader is the one he values the most.
-->'''Sidious''': Maul was a regrettable loss, but Tyranus... he was a proton torpedo. He served his purpose and was gone. ''(puts his hand on Vader's shoulder)'' I had a ''superior'' candidate in mind.


-->'''Vader:''' If you'd loved me Obi-Wan, you would have killed me.

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-->'''Vader:''' -->'''Anakin:''' If you'd loved me Obi-Wan, you would have killed me.



* WouldHurtAChild: Anakin wipes out an entire camp of Tusken Raiders (including females and children) in revenge for his mother's death in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. Years later, in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', as Vader, he butchers a group of Jedi younglings during the assault on the Jedi temple.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Anakin wipes out an entire camp of Tusken Raiders (including females and children) in revenge for his mother's death in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. Years later, in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', as Vader, he butchers a group of Jedi younglings during the assault on the Jedi temple. temple, and [[Western/AnimationStarWarsRebels even later]] threatens to [[ColdBloodedTorture forcefully extract]] information from Ezra Bridger. There's also this harrowing quote:
-->'''Vader:''' (to an apparition of his past self) You were a child. I am well-accustomed to killing children.


* OffingTheOffspring: Or it was what he believed atleast.. The first thing he heard when he woke up form his surgery was that he killed his unborn child along with his wife and lived with that grief for nearly two decades. When he found out that his child was alive however he threatened to murder him twice. But when it came to it in the end, his fatherly insincts kicked in and he refused to let his son die.

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* OffingTheOffspring: Or it was what he believed atleast..at least.. The first thing he heard when he woke up form his surgery was that he killed his unborn child along with his wife and lived with that grief for nearly two decades. When he found out that his child was alive however he threatened to murder him twice. But when it came to it in the end, his fatherly insincts kicked in and he refused to let his son die.



* RedemptionRejection:
** A very brief, unspoken one in ''Rebels''; [[spoiler: after Ahsoka realizes that Vader is indeed her former master, she proclaims that she won't abandon Anakin again. Vader's reaction (his face is partially visible due to Ahsoka slicing off a chunk of his mask) indicates he's surprised and even touched by her words, and almost considering joining with her... unfortunately, the "Vader" half of Anakin quickly reasserts himself, declaring Ahsoka will die as a result of her gesture, and their duel promptly resumes.]]
** His initial response to Luke's attempts to turn him back to the light as well:
-->'''Vader:'''Obi-Wan once thought as you do... it is too late for me, son.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Vader simmered under Palpatine's control for twenty years, kept locked in a substandard suit at the Emperor's whim. Then he finds out Palpatine commissioned Dr. Cylo to create new apprentices for him, dating from the moment Vader agreed to serve him -- effectively preparing his replacements ever since they teamed up. What seals the deal is his learning about Luke's existence, realizing that Palpatine lied about what happened to his wife and child and that he played him like a fiddle to get what he wanted. Vader has finally had enough, and plans to overthrow Palpatine and take his place.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Vader simmered under Palpatine's control for twenty years, kept locked in a substandard confined to his suit at and little more than a blunt instrument for the Emperor's whim.Emperor. Then he finds out Palpatine commissioned Dr. Cylo to create new apprentices for him, dating from the moment Vader agreed to serve him -- effectively preparing his replacements ever since they teamed up. What seals the deal is his learning about Luke's existence, realizing that Palpatine lied about what happened to his wife and child and that he played him like a fiddle to get what he wanted. Vader has finally had enough, and plans to overthrow Palpatine and take his place.


* ThePowerOfLove: While his love for his wife and fear of losing her is what drew him to the dark SSide, the love for his own son was what allowed him to break free of its grasp and redeem himself.

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* ThePowerOfLove: While his love for his wife and fear of losing her is what drew him to the dark SSide, side, the love for his own son was what allowed him to break free of its grasp and redeem himself.



** Played straight in a dream sequence in the ''Darth Vader'' comic where Vader murders Anakin and Padmé;, and declares "Anakin is dead. I killed him."

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** Played straight in a dream sequence in the ''Darth Vader'' comic where Vader murders Anakin and Padmé;, Padmé, and declares "Anakin is dead. I killed him."


-->''"You don't know the power of the Dark Side. I must obey my master."''

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-->''"You don't know -->''"The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Dark Side. I must obey my master.Force."''



* {{Deconstruction}}: Vader himself is deconstructed in ''Revenge of the Sith''. After years of admiring him as a symbol of evil, viewers finally get to see the tragic circumstances that would lead Anakin to betray the Jedi and give himself to the dark side, namely manipulation from Palpatine, distrust towards the Jedi and fear of losing his wife. By the end of ''Revenge of the Sith'', Anakin is so ashamed of himself that he feels being Vader is the punishment he deserves.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Vader himself is deconstructed in ''Revenge of the Sith''. After years of admiring him as a symbol of evil, viewers finally get to see the tragic circumstances that would lead Anakin to betray the Jedi and give himself to the dark side, namely manipulation from Palpatine, distrust towards the Jedi and fear of losing his wife. By the end of ''Revenge of the Sith'', Anakin is so ashamed of himself that he feels being Vader is the punishment he deserves.

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** Fourth, he hates his past as Anakin Skywalker and he hates anyone knowing who he is under his mask. If you see him without his mask, he'll Force-choke you until your neck snaps. If you reveal you know his real identity, he'll kill you and everyone within earshot, even if you're valuable to the Empire.


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* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: Vader suffered from this until the fight with the Rebellion began in earnest. He has no real rank within the Empire but as the Emperor's personal enforcer, he's above everyone else unless Palpatine says otherwise. However, his primary occupation was hunting Jedi who survived Order 66, a task that was pretty much finished after the Empire's first few years. Other than that, Palpatine sent him off on missions of political intimidation and assassination, something Vader considered beneath his skills and it became more and more infrequent as Imperial power grew. Tarkin once even accused him of being bitter at the first Death Star's creation, remarking that once it became the greatest weapon and threat of the Empire, Vader would have no real value left to the Empire.

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