10 iconic Darth Vader scenes in Star Wars

In 1977 the war of stars The film saga introduced one of the greatest film opponents of all time: Darth Vader. In many of the war of stars In films and other media such as television shows and comics, Darth Vader has asserted his position as war of stars‘ greatest character, but not always as a villain. Vader delights fans as he fights against the rebels, but his most personal moments of hope and redemption also count.

Darth Vader is a complex hero who becomes a villain in many moments war of stars Discover who he is from many perspectives. That’s always exciting war of stars Fans eager to learn more about Darth Vader and see what he will do next in the saga. In particular, some scenes from films and television shows are considered to be the most hyped and meaningful moments or phases in Darth Vader’s life.

10 When Vader betrayed Palpatine and said goodbye to Luke

Return of the Jedi (1983)

Anakin Skywalker's death in Return of the Jedi.

Darth Vader was obliged to bring his son Luke Skywalker to his master aboard the new Death Star, where Vader and Luke fought another emotionally charged duel. However, Luke was determined to redeem his father and resist the Dark Side, even under the pain of death, inspiring the increasingly conflicted Vader to act.

Darth Vader threw Palpatine over a ledge to save his son, proving that love is stronger than hate. The injured Vader then reestablished contact with Luke, admitting that Luke had been right about him all along. Vader died happy, finally returning to the light side.

9 When Darth Vader violently choked Conan Motti

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Darth Vader Force suffocates Admiral Motti Star Wars: A New Hope

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In a brief but iconic scene, Darth Vader attended a meeting of Imperial leaders aboard the first Death Star, where the officers were smug about their battle station. Conan Motti took things a step further by despising Darth Vader’s antiquated power habits and emphasizing the power of the Death Star.

As punishment, Vader violently choked Motti, commenting on the troubling lack of trust on the officer’s part. Even if Vader ultimately spared Motti, he still proved that no technology can ever surpass the Timeless Force and all of its power and wisdom.

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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Darth Vader walks through the corridor on Tantiv IV with stormtroopers

The very first scene of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope introduced Darth Vader as a film legend, with Vader’s black suit contrasting sharply with the white walls of the Blockade Runner’s interior and the Stormtroopers’ armor. It was immediately clear that Darth Vader was a powerful and unique villain and not just another stormtrooper commander.

Darth Vader coldly stepped over all these corpses to search the Tantiv IV for the stolen Death Star plans, and he even killed the ship’s captain to find them. It was clear to moviegoers that a brutal villain like Darth Vader simply wouldn’t rest until he got what he wanted, and they were right.

7 When Darth Vader captured Han’s group in Cloud City

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back.

Darth Vader showed his full power when he faced other Jedi like Obi-Wan and Luke, but it was even scarier and cooler to see him play with non-Force opponents like the smuggler Han Solo. Vader’s Cloud City trap began with Lando Calrissian’s reluctant betrayal, as Lando led Han’s group directly to Vader in a dining room.

Ever the pragmatic villain, Han immediately opened fire, but it was no use. Vader blocked the shots with his bare hands, then grabbed Han’s blaster with the Force and won the fight without needing his lightsaber. It was frightening to see how easily Vader could be overpowered war of stars‘ best heroes, and things only got worse from there.

6 When Darth Vader fought Luke in Cloud City

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader fight in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

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Darth Vader prepared a cunning trap for the hero Luke Skywalker in Cloud City, using Leia as bait. As planned, Luke came to save the day, but then ran into Darth Vader. Luke and Vader began a lightsaber duel, their first face-to-face battle, and Vader eventually cornered Luke.

The duel reached its climax when Vader revealed the truth about him being Luke’s long-lost father. He begged Luke to join him and overthrow Emperor Palpatine, but Luke would rather fall and possibly die than give in to the Dark Side.

5 When Darth Vader dueled Reva Sevander

Obi Wan Kenobi (2022)

In the Obi Wan Kenobi television show, war of stars Fans met a brand new villain, a Sith Inquisitor named Reva Sevander, also known as the Third Sister. Her story was extremely personal: Reva wanted revenge on Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader, for slaughtering all the other Jedi younglings, the only family she had truly known.

Reva fell into Vader’s favor by serving him and betraying him so that she could have her chance at revenge. The resulting lightsaber duel between them was a fierce and emotionally charged duel that proved how many lives Vader had ruined and made it iconic. Reva may have lost, but there could be other Reva-like characters who also want to destroy Vader for everything he’s done.

4 When Darth Vader dueled Ahsoka Tano

Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018)

Ahsoka Tano duels Darth Vader on Malachor in Star Wars Rebels.

During his time as Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker dueled several times war of stars Heroes who were once his allies and friends, making their duels even more tragic and personal. In addition to Obi-Wan, this also includes Ahsoka Tano, who was once Anakin’s apprentice during the Clone Wars.

In the Star Wars Rebels Twilight of the Apprentice episodes, many war of stars Characters met on Malachor, where there was a Sith temple. A major battle broke out between the Sith Inquisitors, Ezra Bridger and especially Ahsoka Tano and Vader. Ahsoka was determined to keep the identities of Anakin and Vader separate, with the goal of avenging the real Anakin by destroying the Darth Vader before her.

3 When Darth Vader dueled Obi-Wan Kenobi several times

Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022), A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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Darth Vader has dueled his former master Obi-Wan Kenobi a few times in the current Disney canon, which can be summed up as a heartbreaking case of two Jedi “brothers” fighting as bitter enemies and whose bonds are broken. Chronologically, the first duel on Mustafar took place right after Anakn received the title of Darth Vader, but before he was put into that black suit.

Next there was a fight between Vader and Obi-Wan Obi Wan Kenobi Show in which Obi-Wan once again proved that he didn’t need hatred or anger to defeat Vader. Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, Vader and Obi-Wan finally fought to the death aboard the Death Star, where Obi-Wan gave his life so that Luke could escape with his friends.

2 When Darth Vader slaughtered the leaders of the Confederacy

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Anakin Skywalker fell victim to the Dark Side in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Anakin’s first mission as the newly minted Darth Vader was to visit Mustafar, where the Confederacy’s leaders were already gathered and awaiting new orders. The CIS leaders welcomed Vader, only to realize too late that Vader intended to slaughter them all, not protect or guide them.

It was both satisfying and terrifying to see Vader seal off the room and then pick off all the CIS leaders and their battle droid bodyguards one by one. Vader got an open ending, which is what the movie needed, but it also proved that he was Darth Sidious’ tool who would kill anyone without a second thought.

1 When Darth Vader attacked the rebels in the hallway of a ship

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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Darth Vader made a cameo appearance Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Mustafar before finally deciding to join the fight at the last second. As Jyn Erso and her friend Cassian relayed the Death Star plans to Andor, the Rebels prepared to flee Scarif, but Vader’s ship was able to intercept the last of the Rebel ships. Vader personally boarded a Rebel ship to recapture the Death Star’s plans, leading to his chilling hallway battle scene.

Vader launched a one-sided battle in this dark hallway, massacring the hapless rebels in order to seize the Death Star’s plans, but for all his power, Vader was simply too late. He looked at Tantiv IV Jump away and set the stage for the original war of stars Trilogy. Although Vader never learned of his plans, his slaughter of the rebels aboard their ship remains one of the film’s most memorable scenes, if not the most iconic.

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Star Wars was created by George Lucas and began in 1977 with the film of the same name, later retitled Episode IV: A New Hope. The original Star Wars trilogy centered on Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa, who helped lead the Rebel Alliance to victory over the tyrannical Galactic Empire. This empire was ruled by Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine, who was aided by the cybernetic threat known as Darth Vader. In 1999, Lucas returned to Star Wars with a prequel trilogy about how Luke’s father Anakin Skywalker became a Jedi and eventually succumbed to the dark side of the Force.

Created by
George Lucas

First film
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Last film
Star Wars: Episode XI – The Rise of Skywalker

First TV show
Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Latest TV show

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Din Djarin, Yoda, Grogu, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Rey Skywalker

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: dustinhuang@nytimas.com.

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