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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 10 March 2018 at 1:20pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

One only, please. No ties, honourable mentions, etc.

This can apply to any any canon (films, comics, etc.). Think of one Vader moment that you enjoyed, that summed up the character for you, etc.

I like the moment in TESB when Boba Fett tries to take aim at Solo's allies -and Vader lowers Fett's arm, disrupting the bounty hunter's aim. Vader is no doubt much more powerful than Fett, but it takes a brave soul, in my view, to interfere with a notorious bounty hunter's aim/shot.

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I don't think anything can beat "I find your lack of faith disturbing."
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 10 March 2018 at 3:03pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

He definitely had some memorable lines!
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Yeah, JB's got it . That's  where you find out Vader isn't just a tall villain wearing all black.
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"I find your lack of faith disturbing" is just a perfect moment.

Vader had some darkly funny lines and moments in later films, but this is the one that set the tone. It superbly defines the character's sense of casual menace. No need to show off. Just a hand gesture, a Force-choke, and an extremely passive-aggressive verbal threat. Like it's just another day at the office.
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Posted: 11 March 2018 at 2:05am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I'll agree with it, too.

Years ago, I was part of a group that did an improv fan-fic sort of thing *, and when I technically introduced a villain I created for it (he was only heard, not seen), "I find your lack of faith disturbing" is actually the very first line he uttered. Though there was no Force-choke or killing of a lackey to go along it. 



* Hard to explain, really, but basically people taking turns writing the story, using and introducing their own characters, and using the other people's characters as well, but with certain limitations.
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Jeez, this is so hard. I love so many of his lines and put downs to those he looks down on, but I think I'll go with a moment I'd been waiting for for a long time when I saw The Empire Strikes Back.

Luke's entrance to the freezing chamber, after being cut off from Artoo. And then that unmistakable breathing and the lights guiding you to where Vadar stands, with his voice announcing:- "The Force is with you young Skywalker...But you are not a Jedi yet!"

You suddenly know that this is going to be the big confrontation, and are reminded that Luke is the real underdog, having not completed his training, with Vadar immediately realising that. Sent chills down my spine!
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Posted: 11 March 2018 at 5:27am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

My favorite moment might be his debut.

(You'd better come to attention, Trooper!)
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Posted: 11 March 2018 at 6:43am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

My favorite moment might be his debut.

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Definitely one of the great badguy entrances, followed closely by Willem DaFoe in STREETS OF FIRE.

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Posted: 11 March 2018 at 10:03am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I always thought that Vader was much more menacing in TESB that in the original film.

With that in mind, I always like hearing him utter these lines. When I first heard them spoken onscreen in a movie theater, it made me think that maybe the good guys (Luke, Han, Leia, etc.) were over-matched this time around and weren't going to win...

"The Force is with you young Skywalker... But you are not a Jedi yet."
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Interesting to note that “Apology accepted, Captain Needa.” was a joke line added in post-production, to give that scene in EMPIRE even more dark humor. 

A lot of people took issue with Vader’s “Be careful not to choke on your aspirations” pun in ROGUE ONE, but his extremely dry and dark sense of humor was there from the beginning, with “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”. EMPIRE also has a number of great dark-jokey lines from him. Like he knows he’s so scary that he doesn’t even need to verbally threaten people. He just messes with them by using deadpan sarcasm and irony. And it’s awesome. 

I’m sure that’s one of the reasons Vader is such a beloved icon of villainy. Aside from being big, scary, and dressed in black, he’s also very darkly funny, at times. He knows just how powerful and intimidating he is, and takes advantage of it to mess with people. Audiences do seem to love villains with a sense of humor.
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Posted: 11 March 2018 at 12:13pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

CAPT Piett gets promoted...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV2DLkDPwM8
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