If a list were created of the top movie villains of all time were created, Darth Vader would be in the top five. Vader is one of the ultimate villains and is one of the most fearsome characters of all time. There is something about the black armor and the mechanical voice that sends shivers down the spines of movie goers. Here are five reasons that Darth Vader is an incredible villain.
1. Half man and half machine
There is something about the physical nature of Darth Vader that adds to the evil persona. The dark helmet, the mechanical breathing and the bellowing voice sets audiences to believe that he is a villain to be reckoned with. Vader is half man and half machine due to a battle with Obi Wan Kenobi that he obviously lost.
2. Heart of darkness
Darth Vader seems to have a heart of darkness. Since he turned to the dark side of the force, he has been pure evil. Vader has no qualms torturing captives to get information out of them. He tortured Princess Leia and Han Solo on different occasions to obtain information from them. Vader is ruthlessly deadly when it comes to failure. How many different Imperial officers died at his wrath after they failed a task? Vader gave the order to destroy the planet Alderaan in Star Wars episode IV. Can there be another villain that is so diabolically ruthless when it comes to his sheer willingness to kill?
3. Force choke
Allies and enemies alike feared Vader for the dreaded ability to choke individuals with the Force. Vader could simple manipulate the Force and squeeze the air out of the victim. Even from across star systems, Darth Vader could put the dreaded choke on victims. One point Vader was displeased with an officers performance and choked them out the communication device.
4. Light saber prowess
As a Jedi, Vader learned much of his ability with the Force but also he learned to fight with the light saber. Vader was a keen fighter with incredible skills with the blade. He could fight any of the Jedi with masterful skill and became known for his prowess with the light saber. He fought Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi with great success. Kenobi was killed in episode IV at the hand of Vader and Luke is severely injured losing his hand during a light saber battle with Vader.
5. Empire Resources
Another reason that Darth Vader is such an awesome villain is his nearly limitless resources. Vader seems to have vast amounts of resources at his disposal at a moment’s notice. There are massive star destroyers under his command that dwarf anything else in the Empire’s fleet. Vader was under command of the Death Star and had multiple fleets and armies at his command.
Darth Vader is one of the greatest villains of all time. The Star Wars saga would not be the same without him. Vader is beyond a doubt an incredible villain.