Darth Vader

Darth Vader
Film character, the lead villain of the popular American science fiction franchise Star Wars.
Who he is
His head is covered by a mechanical helmet, and the sound of his breathing is an eerie, mechanical hiss.
Armed with a deadly light sabre, telekinetic abilities, and keen intelligence, Vader leads the army of the Empire in a ruthless campaign against the heroic Rebel Alliance.
In an intriguing twist offered in The Empire Strikes Back (1980; Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back), Vader is revealed to be the father of the young rebel Luke Skywalker, and at the climax of the next film, Return of the Jedi (1983; Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi), Vader turns against the Empire to save his son’s life, sacrificing his own in the process.
Anakin Skywalker was a Force-sensitive Human male who served the Galactic Republic as a Jedi Knight and later served the Galactic Empire as the Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Appearances
Original trilogy
Darth Vader first appears in Star Wars as a ruthless cyborg serving the Galactic Empire.
Prequel trilogy
Sequel trilogy
In The Empire Strikes Back, Vader becomes obsessed with finding the Force-sensitive Luke and leads his stormtroopers to attack the Rebel base on Hoth, which the Rebels escape.
In Return of the Jedi, Vader and the Emperor supervise the final stages of the second Death Star's construction.
In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which takes place 32 years before A New Hope, Anakin appears as a nine-year-old slave living on Tatooine with his mother Shmi (Pernilla August).
In Episode II: Attack of the Clones, which takes place 10 years after The Phantom Menace, 19-year-old Anakin is still Obi-Wan's Padawan apprentice. Over the years, he has grown powerful but arrogant, and believes that Obi-Wan is holding him back. After rescuing Padmé from an assassination attempt, Anakin travels with her to Naboo as her bodyguard, and they fall in love.
In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, set three years after Attack of the Clones, Anakin is now a Jedi Knight and a hero of the Clone Wars. He and Obi-Wan lead a mission to rescue Palpatine from Separatist commander General Grievous.
Vader's melted helmet appears in The Force Awakens (2015), in which Vader's grandson Kylo Ren is seen addressing him, though Vader does not appear in the film. At one point, his helmet was considered as the film's MacGuffin. The helmet appears again in The Rise of Skywalker (2019), when Kylo briefly meditates with it, and during the film's first duel between Kylo and Rey, during which it is last seen on Kijimi, which is later destroyed. The film also reveals that the voice which Ren perceived coming from Vader's helmet in The Force Awakens was generated by Palpatine.
In The Rise of Skywalker, Anakin makes a vocal cameo, along with other "voices of Jedi Past", where he encourages Rey to "bring back the balance... as [he] did" before she faces a resurrected Palpatine.
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