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Darth Vader is the central antagonist in George Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy and his final prequel, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. In the original Star Wars trilogy, Vader is embodied by David Prowse, though Sebastian Shaw makes a brief cameo as the unmasked Vader. In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Vader is played by Hayden Christensen. Every scene in which the character appears masked, James Earl Jones provides Vader's voice.

Vader is one of the most iconic villains in film history, and was listed as the third greatest movie villain on the American Film Institute list "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains".

In the original trilogy, George Lucas depicts Darth Vader as a fearsome cyborg who acts as the supreme commander of the brutal Galactic Empire. Throughout the films, Vader oppresses the galaxy and hunts down the members of the Rebel Alliance in the service of his master, Emperor Palpatine. In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the series' final chronological installment, Vader redeems himself by killing Palpatine and saving his son Luke (Mark Hamill), sacrificing himself in the process.

In the prequel trilogy, Lucas shows Vader as his former self, Anakin Skywalker, a slave boy who eventually becomes a Jedi Knight, and later, a hero in the Clone Wars. Palpatine manipulates Anakin into betraying the Jedi, and Anakin falls to the "dark side" of the mystical Force.

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Quick Tip by . June 10, 2013
I dare you to call him a whiny little punk to his face!
Quick Tip by . May 28, 2012
Not sure if I'd call him the greatest villain ever, but he started out the very embodiment of evil and turned out to be a very well-rounded and fascinating character in the end. In a spiritual manner, I see a lot of myself in Darth Vader, encompassing his entire story from all six episodes.
review by . July 18, 2010
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How the mighty have fallen to a real darkside
While I liked some of the prequel movies, no one is telling me that they are winning awards for writing anytime soon.  Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith both had some pretty big plot holes but at least they were fun action movies.  Attack of the Clones could be one of the worst things ever to be sprouted on God's green Earth, and that brings me to the subject of this review.  That is turning one of the silver screens most memorable and powerful villains into a simpering …
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
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The embodiment of why the prequels killed the original Star Wars film series, it made one of the most badass villians in movie history into a crying wimp.
Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
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Like many villains, was just misunderstood and needed a hug growing up. Too bad Revenge of the Sith was such a piece of crap.
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