- Vader was not really much of a badass. He actually screwed up just about every important assignment he was given. (e.g.: His very first mission ended with him limbless and on fire. The Emperor had to rebuild him because, hey, sunk costs.)
- At the meeting on the Death Star in Episode IV, a ranking Imperial officer basically calls Vader a punk to his face.
- Vader tries to choke the guy. At a meeting! Who does that?
- At that meeting, there is no chair for Vader. He was not invited. He's basically just a resentful, violent priest who shows up at stuff, and people have to let him stay because the boss likes him.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Vader was a Punk
So I'd like to recommend this podcast. It's a discussion of "Revenge of the Sith," but at about 8:30, it turns to a lengthy (if crass) analysis of Darth Vader that's really quite brilliant. To wit: