Vader, Mr. Darth
What is thy bidding, my master? Wow, how many lines do we have from him that we use regularly? I'm sure by this point most of the world is Star Wars-ed out, but really, if we delve into the character of Darth Vader, there is quite a complex history there.
I know I don't need to tell you what it is, because you know it well, but here are few highlights that make him a fave:
*Loyal, even tho it's to the bad guy
*Determined to a point of being convinced
*Skilled in the ways of the Jedi
*Obi Wan's protege
*Streak of goodness
And boy oh boy it took his only son to drag that streak of goodness out of him. Was it Luke's jedi mind trick, or great strength that turned Vader away from the dark side? Nope. It was Luke's belief that his father could be good again, that he was worth it. Isn't that what we all need from time to time? Someone to believe in us?
Props to James Earl Jones for giving Vader a powerful voice we can never forget. I love to hear that man talk.
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Any thoughts on Vader? Or is there another V character you love? Do you like it when bad guys turn good? Please share ...