15 little-known facts about Darth Vader
Darth Vader - one of the most canonical villains in cinema history. His image is easily recognizable, and the phrase "Luke, I am your father" is firmly established in our lives, becoming a meme and an occasion for numerous parodies and jokes. Now came another film in the series "Star Wars" - "Outlaw-one" and there again we see Darth Vader. Here are 15 interesting and little-known facts about the Dark Lord of the Sith for all who love this saga. And be with you for strength!
15. He had the rank of
Everyone knows that Darth Vader - the right hand of Emperor Palpatine, but not everybody knows that it was the creation of the title of "Emperor's emissary" for him. It gave him great military powers. That's why he had the right to take over command of the battle station "Death Star," despite the fact that she had been the commander - Uilhuff Tarkin. As a student of the emperor and his messenger, Vader, in fact, became the second commander in chief of the empire, with titles such as Dark Lord of the Sith and warlord. And later, after taking control of the "Executioner" - the largest imperial warship - he apparently has officially become the Supreme Commander.
14. The imperial propaganda claims that Anakin Skywalker died in the Jedi Temple
In the sci-fi book of James Luceno "Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader" is told that after the events of Episode 3 ( "Revenge of the Sith"), all in the galaxy were convinced that the Jedi Anakin Skywalker - Favorites - died heroically on Coruscant during the battle in the Jedi temple. Imperial propaganda has also supported the official version, and Vader spent the next twenty years trying to forget about the past and erase its previous identity. Most of the inhabitants of the galaxy, which is ruled by the new Galactic Empire, is also convinced that the Jedi Order had not only led the revolt against the Adviser Palpatine, forcing him to apply drastic measures and destroy the Jedi, but also had a hand in the outbreak of the Clone Wars. Truth that Anakin turned to the dark side and betrayed his comrades in the temple, almost no one knows (only survivors like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda). It looks like the situation to the beginning of the original trilogy.
13. Upon learning of her children, he planned to betray the Emperor
While fans know that Vader had betrayed the Emperor at the end of Episode 6 ( "Return of the Jedi"), his motivation is never explained. After the Battle of Yavin, Vader ordered the bounty hunter Boba Fett to find out all about the rebels to destroy the Death Star. It was then that he learned that the man's name - Luke Skywalker. Realizing that Palpatine had lied to him all these years and that his children are alive, Vader is furious. This explains his motivation and offer to help Luke to lose the emperor in an episode of "The Empire Strikes Back." Vader planned it in full compliance with the code of conduct of the Sith: the student will never rise higher until we get rid of his master.
12. He had three teachers and a variety of secret disciples of
After converting Skywalker to Darth Vader and Sith he trained. Thus, the plot of the video game "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" Vader planning a plot to overthrow Palpatine, secretly took a few students. The first of them was Galen Marek Starkiller with a nickname, a descendant of the Jedi, Vader killed during the Great Purge. Vader Marek taught since childhood, but Marek died on the Death Star shortly before the Rebel Alliance was founded. After that Vader has created an ideal and much more powerful clone of Marek, using his genetic sample. This clone - Dark Disciple - had to take the place of Marek. The next disciple after he became the Tao, a former Jedi Padawan (this story is now considered non-canonical). Vader then took a few students - Haris, Lyumiyu, Flint, Rillao, Hethrir and Antinnisa Tremayne.
11. He was trying to learn how to breathe without a helmet
Many people remember the scene from the episode "The Empire Strikes Back", when at some point show Vader's meditation chamber - he was not wearing a helmet and visible wounded the back of his head. This special chamber pressure Vader often used to practice breathing without a protective helmet and breathing apparatus. During these sessions, he felt unbearable pain and use it to strengthen their hatred and the dark forces. Vader's ultimate goal was to get on the dark side of such a force to be able to breathe without a mask.
But he could do without it only a few minutes, as too was happy to breathe on their own, and this joy is not combined with a dark force. Including and why he wanted to team up with Luke, to their total strength helped him not only to overthrow the rule of the emperor, but also to get rid of his iron armor.
10. Even the actors during the shooting did not know that Vader - Luke Skywalker's father
An unexpected plot twist, when Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father - perhaps one of the most famous in the history of cinema. During the filming of "The Empire Strikes Back" this plot the course kept strictly confidential - only five people knew about it: director George Lucas, director Irvin Kershner, screenwriter Lawrence Kazdana, actor Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and actor James Earl Jones, voiced by Darth Vader.
All others, including Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo), learned the truth, only attend the premiere of the film. When filming a scene recognition, actor David Prowse spoke issued his remark that sounded like "Obi-Wan killed your father," and the text "I am your father" was recorded over only later.
9. Darth Vader played seven actors
voice actor James Earl Jones Darth Vader gave his famous deep booming voice, but in the original trilogy of "Star Wars" Vader David Prowse played. British champion weightlifter almost two meters tall could not be better for this role came up, but it had to be overdubbed due to strong Bristol accent (which is why he was in a rage). Backup, perform combat tricks, made by Bob Anderson - because Prowse constantly racked lightsabers.
Vader without the mask in "Return of the Jedi" was played, Sebastian Shaw, the young Anakin in "The Phantom Menace" - Jake Lloyd, matured Anakin in "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith" - Hayden Christensen. In the new film "Cast Away, a" Darth Vader plays Spencer Wilding.
8. Initially, he had a different name and a different voice
As Darth Vader - the central character in "Star Wars", it is not surprising that this character has been registered when creating the first scenario. But first, his name was Anakin Starkiller (exactly the same name, the plot of the video game "The Force Unleashed" his secret apprentice). The script of the original trailer for "Star Wars" in 1976, wrote the legendary director Orson Welles. That voice Wells George Lucas wanted to voice of Darth Vader, but the idea did not approve of the producers - it seemed that the voice is too recognizable.
7. According to one theory, it created Palpatine and Darth Plagueis
The mother of Anakin Skywalker, Shmi Skywalker, says in "The Phantom Menace" that carried and gave birth to Anakin without a father. Qui-Gon, understandably, puzzled by this statement, but after checking the blood for the presence of midi-chlorians Anakin comes to the conclusion that this is indeed the result of immaculate conception, exclusively under the influence of forces. Then it is logical and all the rest: the power of Vader, a high level in the blood and midi-chlorians status Favorites - who should lead the Force back into balance. But one of the fan theories offers a darker and more realistic possibility of Anakin born. In "Revenge of the Sith" Advisor Palpatine tells Anakin about the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise, who could use a midi-chlorians to create life. According to this theory, whether Plagueis himself, or his apprentice Palpatine could experiment and create Anakin in an attempt to get the powerful forces of the ruler.
6. The whole team worked on the costumes and sound effects
According to the original plan of Lucas Darth Vader had no helmet - instead, his face was wrapped in a black scarf. Helmet assumed only as part of a military uniform - it must somehow move from one starship to another. As a result, it was decided that Vader is in this helmet standing. The creation and the helmet, and the rest of the ammunition Vader and Imperial military uniforms Lucas inspired the Nazis and the helmets of Japanese warlords. Vader's famous heavy breathing was invented sound producer Ben Burttom. He placed a small microphone in the mouthpiece of a scuba regulator and recorded the sound of your breath.
5. The actor David Prowse, George Lucas and directed by hate each other
The feud between Lucas and Prowse has already become a legend among the crew of "Star Wars." Firstly, Prowse thought for the film using his voice and was terribly disappointed voice acting. During the filming of episodes 5 and 6 Prowse spoil life for all on the court, not bothering to recite those lines that had been prescribed in his role, and instead talking some nonsense. For example, it was necessary to say "Asteroids do not concern me, I need this ship," and he spoke calmly: "Hemorrhoids do not worry me, I need to take a shit." Prowse was also saddened by the fact that it was replaced by an understudy in the action scenes, despite the fact that physically he was quite prepared. But all the time he broke lightsabers. Later, Lucas Prowse accused of disclosing classified information that Vader - Luke's father. The actor also did not like the fact that the audience will not see on the screen of his face: Vader without the mask played by another actor. Strained relations between Lucas and Prowse have reached the final point when Prowse in 2010 starred in antilukasovskom film "The People vs. George Lucas." It was too much for the director of patience and he struck Prowse from all future productions of "Star Wars."
4. There was an alternative ending, on which Luke becomes the new Vader
"Return of the Jedi" ends with the fact that the good guys win and all that happy. But Lucas was originally conceived darker ending his sci-fi saga. In accordance with this alternate ending battle between Vader and Skywalker and the subsequent scene with Vader and the Emperor's death leads to a different result. Vader also sacrifices himself to kill the Emperor, and Luke helps him remove his helmet - and Vader dies. But then Luke puts on the mask and helmet of his father, says, "Now I - Vader" and refers to the dark side of the Force. He inflicts defeat the rebels and becomes the new emperor. It is this and the ending would be logical, according to Lucas and his screenwriter Kazdana, but in the end Lucas decided to make a happy ending, because the film was designed for children's audience.
3. The alternative ending of the comic: Jedi again and all in white
If we are talking about alternative endings, here's another - from the comic "Star Wars." According to this version, before Palpatine stand and Luke, Leia, and the emperor ordered Vader to kill Leia. Vader, Luke stops, they fight in the light swords, and as a result of the duel, Vader remained without hands, and Luke reveals to him the truth about what he and Leia - his children, and then boldly announced it would no longer fight with Vader. Here comes the fun part: Vader falls to his knees and asked for forgiveness, again going back to the light side of the Force and becoming Anakin Skywalker. Emperor manages to escape, the second Death Star is destroyed, but Leia, Luke and Vader have time together to leave. Later, they meet on board the frigate staff Home One, Anakin Skywalker, and still dressed as Darth Vader, but all in white. Family Jedi Skywalker decides to hunt down and kill the emperor that they are likely to succeed, because they are a gang.
2. This is the most profitable character of "Star Wars"
The creators of "Star Wars" managed to perfectly capitalize on their characters, selling related products, toys and the like. Army fans of this saga is enormous. On the Internet there is a special "Wookieepedia" (Wookiepedia) - encyclopedia of "Star Wars," with detailed articles about everything and everyone, which can be edited by anyone. But no matter how fond of the other heroes of the saga, Darth Vader - the most popular, iconic character and, of course, that in this way it is possible to earn the most. Judging by the fact that revenue from merchandising, for example, amounted to more than $ 27 billion in 2015, it can be assumed that Darth Vader is worth billions - because it is a significant part of the pie.
1 is a chimera in the form of a helmet of Darth Vader on one of the cathedrals of
Believe it or not, but one of the towers of the Washington Cathedral gargoyle adorned with a helmet of Darth Vader. Sculpture is very high and it is difficult to see land, but with binoculars you can. In the 1980s, the National Cathedral in conjunction with National Geographic magazine announced a competition for the best children's decorative sculpture chimera to decorate the north-west tower. A boy named Christopher Reider took third place in the competition with his drawing of Darth Vader. After a chimera must be evil. And this sketch embodied in the life of the sculptor Jay Hall Carpenter and stonecutter Patrick J. Plunkett.