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Mysterious
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(08-12-2017, 07:19 PM)
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Seriously, none of the villains I see in movies today come close to how epic Darth Vader is. Even TROS's Darth Vader was kick-ass.

He even has a cool background, in that he was never "fully evil" and struggled to balance good and evil. And then there's his costume.

supermarioworldE
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(08-12-2017, 07:20 PM)
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He wasn't James Earl Jones under the helmet.
Heroman
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(08-12-2017, 07:20 PM)
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He is the emperor bitch.
Slayven
gimme some o dat God-crafted alabaster greatness
(08-12-2017, 07:20 PM)
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Cause he was hilariously ineffectual at his job, and when all said and done just a henchman
Nintendo's Witch
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(08-12-2017, 07:21 PM)
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I can't he really is.
TDLink
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(08-12-2017, 07:21 PM)
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No. He absolutely is.
takriel
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(08-12-2017, 07:22 PM)
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Prequel Anakin.
Renna Hazel
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(08-12-2017, 07:22 PM)
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Because he throws like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSMmnyJYrPM
TimeEffect
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(08-12-2017, 07:22 PM)
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He turned soft in the end.
Bobo Dakes
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(08-12-2017, 07:22 PM)
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He kind of went out like a bitch. One of ..., but not THE COOLEST villain. Rogue One was a good reminder though.

Still got into force heaven so I mean, was he really THAT bad?
Dash_Riprock
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(08-12-2017, 07:22 PM)
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Because the prequels turned him into an emo loser.
Pagusas
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(08-12-2017, 07:22 PM)
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Because of the prequels.
Savitar
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(08-12-2017, 07:22 PM)
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PSqueak
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(08-12-2017, 07:22 PM)
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Retroactively ruined by prequels?
UnemployedVillain
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(08-12-2017, 07:23 PM)
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He has asthma
Bronx-Man
In 16th century Japan, the African slave of a Jesuit priest rises to become a samurai in the service of its most powerful warlord, & faces the challenge of a corrupt general who is scheming to topple the warlord & rule in his place.
(08-12-2017, 07:23 PM)
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He is, but from another point of view he's just a henchman that nerds got super obsessed with.
Full Recovery
(08-12-2017, 07:23 PM)
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He slaughtered innocent children
Farsi
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(08-12-2017, 07:23 PM)
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because he doesn't have great character development like Kylo Ren.
Poppy
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(08-12-2017, 07:23 PM)
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his ship got knocked by han solo which basically directly resulted in them losing the death star

thats kind of a big fuckup considering he has the force and all

other than being menacing to rooms with a few people in them what exactly did he do most of the time
LQX
Remember, he is Canadian.
(08-12-2017, 07:23 PM)
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He really looks like this...
The Kree
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(08-12-2017, 07:24 PM)
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His costume is garbage.
TheRedSnifit
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(08-12-2017, 07:24 PM)
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Because the prequels happened.
caliph95
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(08-12-2017, 07:24 PM)
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The prequel trilogy

Though the eu including the clone wars and comics redeemed him
frontovik
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(08-12-2017, 07:24 PM)
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When I watched the OT as a child, Darth Vader never spooked me. He simply doesn't have the aura of a villain despite his costume and demeanour.

He still stands as a rather unremarkable and boring villain.
Poppy
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(08-12-2017, 07:24 PM)
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paperboywriter
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(08-12-2017, 07:26 PM)
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Isn't he just a henchman?
kikiribu
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(08-12-2017, 07:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Savitar

Originally Posted by LQX

He really looks like this...

Came here to post this.

He can't even say "no" in a cool way. He fails.
Lord Fagan
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(08-12-2017, 07:26 PM)
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Stead Fast
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(08-12-2017, 07:27 PM)
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Because he killed the women. And the children too.

Also he couldn't get through a simple door on the space station he was in charge of to capture escaping prisoners. Never letting that go.
Razorback PT
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(08-12-2017, 07:27 PM)
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Roders5
Iwata een bom zal droppen
(08-12-2017, 07:28 PM)
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He was without question until 1999
gutter_trash
(08-12-2017, 07:28 PM)
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original cut trilogy = YES

Special special editiion trilogy = NO
scorcher59
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(08-12-2017, 07:28 PM)

Originally Posted by Full Recovery

He slaughtered innocent children

no no! not children, "yunglings" not children "yunglings" big diff!
Alexander DeLarge
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(08-12-2017, 07:29 PM)
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Because the prequels ruined him. Rogue One redeemed him somewhat. Hope we get a standalone film where he goes full on slasher villain.
caliph95
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(08-12-2017, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stead Fast

Because he killed the women. And the children too.

.

And even the younglings as well
Mysterious
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(08-12-2017, 07:29 PM)
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He also has an epic theme.
thehypocrite
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(08-12-2017, 07:30 PM)
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He's not the man. Just a pawn.
itwasTuesday
He wasn't alone.
(08-12-2017, 07:30 PM)
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So is plastisteel or transparent aluminum stronger?

i mean, DV is cool an all, but we've never seen him act like a boss when he isn't on top.
RiggityRice
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(08-12-2017, 07:30 PM)
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He flipped sides over a bitch.

Even his own homie was like yo what happen to you, you were the chosen one.
Mister Saturn
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(08-12-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Even ignoring the prequel stuff, because this bad motherfucker came along and ascended to the throne:

Scorpius, from FarScape

Stead Fast
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(08-12-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Also when I think 'cool', it's not so much in line with 'badass' as it is being threatening, powerful (within reason for the story), seemingly untouchable for a time, darkly funny, and in control. Often, for me, this comes to mind:

PSqueak
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(08-12-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by paperboywriter

Isn't he just a henchman?

More often than not right hand henchmen are way more badass than their direct bosses, like in bond movies.
Farsi
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(08-12-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by itwasTuesday

So is plastisteel or transparent aluminum stronger?

i mean, DV is cool an all, but we've never seen him act like a boss when he isn't on top.

Hey boss

scorcher59
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(08-12-2017, 07:32 PM)

Originally Posted by Mister Saturn

Even ignoring the prequel stuff, because this bad motherfucker came along and ascended to the throne:

My daily remainder that I NEED to watch Farscape
Mivey
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(08-12-2017, 07:32 PM)
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The prequels killed any cool he had. Deep down, he is now that whiny Anakin who dropped his allegiance and killed everyone on pretty much a whim. Before you could think of some cool backstory in your head that would make his fall seem tragic, but nope, he is just a dumb whiny asshole.
Syf
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(08-12-2017, 07:33 PM)
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Rogue One hallway scene redeemed him somewhat but I can't just unsee how big of a whiner he was in the prequels.
Selddon
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(08-12-2017, 07:33 PM)
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Anth0ny
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(08-12-2017, 07:36 PM)
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The voice

The design

The memorable lines




All you need. I think Joker is right up there too because he meets those three criteria as well. T-800 as well.
itwasTuesday
He wasn't alone.
(08-12-2017, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Farsi

Hey boss

?
He was much in charge then, besides emperor spin attack.
TI82
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(08-12-2017, 07:38 PM)
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Because he's not Dio



Or kira

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