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  • Depends if you're a rebel or with the empire.

    Was George Washington a good guy or a bad guy? He was known to be an extremely strict authoritarian, like Vader, he killed many people, employed mercenaries, caused financial ruin to many people who were not directly involved in the war but did have investments in the American colonies. He undoubtedly told lies, despite the nursery rhyme's claim. Nearly froze.And starved.His troops.At.Valey forge... I'm sure that the list could go on and on.. In short, show me any high ranking war hero, and I'll show you an ideologically driven killer capable of disregarding the value of human life. Likewise, if you produce a villian, I'm sure they can argue that what they were doing what they judged to be was for the best.

  • He is Good

    He was clouded by the Emperor's hatred and judgement for the jedi and was convinced that by joining the Dark Side of the force he could save Padme after he couldn't save his mother after she was killed by sand people. All up he is a good guy just misunderstood

  • Yes but did bad things

    The whole reason he became darth Vader was love and fear love for his family and the fear of losing them everybody has those same fears if he is a bad guy so is everyone else. He did do horrible things but did them for s normal reason not excusing it but he's. It's such a barb person

  • He had no control

    Why? Because when he lost everything, he reverted to his default setting, that which of a slave. When everything else in his like was gone, one person had supported him, the Emperor (though under a disguise), and when everything, even his friends (the Emperors) disguise disappeared, all he had left was his life as a slave, a state of mind he fell back on to preserve what was left of his mind/self. In the end his son brought him out of it and killed the evil Emperor.

  • Only killed 4 people on-screen

    He kills 4 people total in episodes IV, V & VI. He really has a lot of chances to kill people, but doesn't. Sure, he destroys a planet, but only because no one listens to him. He's just a poor, mislead child when you think about it. L l l

  • He is definitely a hero!

    Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker) ended up bringing balance to the force at the end. He became Palpatine's apprentice just so he could save his wife, and at the end of RotJ he doesn't let the Emperor kill Luke. Many say this is a good trait of Luke Skywalker when he doesn't kill Vader, but Vader doesn't kill Luke either, so he is actually a hero.

  • He is a real hero!

    Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker) ended up bringing balance to the force at the end. He became Palpatine's apprentice just so he could save his wife, and at the end of RotJ he doesn't let the Emperor kill Luke. Many say this is a good trait of Luke Skywalker when he doesn't kill Vader, but Vader doesn't kill Luke either, so he is actually a hero.

  • He is good...

    I believe he is doing bad for a good reason. All he wanted was to keep his family and loved ones safe, just like any of us. After his mom died he was told that if he trained to become a Jedi knight he would have the powers to heal anyone. And he basically killed everyone who stood in the way of that.

  • He is good

    You can tell in episode iii that he knew it was wrong to kill Count Dooku but he did it anyway because Palpatine told him too, so you can see what type of influence the emperor had over him. He only turned to the dark side because he felt he had no other choice to save Padame's life and once she died, he had already killed the younglings and committed all those terrible things that he couldn't go back to the light side.

  • He is mostly good!

    The only reason Anakin Skywalker turned evil, was because he wanted to stop his wife from dying. Can you really blame him for that? Also when he died he told Luke that he was right, about there still being good in him! He also took off his mask, so Luke could see the face of his father, not a Sith Lord. He also built C-390, and who wouldn't want him to have lived and done that?

  • Ignoring the prequels

    Ignoring the prequels (for obvious reasons) I would have to say that Darth Vader was not a good guy. In the end he is a redeemed villain, but he did take part in the destruction of an entire planet, is responsible for some major suffering throughout the galaxy and murders quite a few people over the course of the trilogy. I think if he didn't die at the end, then he would have to spend the rest of life atoning for his crimes. A mass murderer saving someone's life and saying sorry does not automatically make them good. He is a bit of a tragic villain, but still a villain.

  • There is no way anyone can claim that Darth Vader was a good guy.

    Vader killed Mace Windu when the Jedi Master was attempting to arrest and execute a man who had begun a civil war with the intent of gaining absolute power; he participated in the massacre of the Jedi order, which led to their virtual extinction, and did not hesitate to kill children; furthermore, he order the destruction of an entire planet and its inhabitants. This is not an exhaustive list. Just because in the end he decided to kill Sidious and save his son it doesn't mean that he was "good".

  • Anakin Skywalker is good. Darth Vader is bad.

    Anakin Skywalker was a great guy. He followed the Jedi way, hated when people broke the Jedi way, and always put others first. Even since he was a young boy. With that said, he was put through a lot in his life. His mom died, his wife died, he really had no family, he was constantly battling acceptance. Anakin himself was very good. But since he was weak, Palpatine managed to corrupt his mind and turn him bad. So Anakin is good, Darth Vader is bad. It isn't until Luke Skywalker brings the Anakin out of Darth that Darth shows any good. But even then, Darth Vader is still bad. It's just that Anakin was still alive in that dark soul.

  • Anakin Skywalker is good. Darth Vader is bad.

    Anakin Skywalker was a great guy. He followed the Jedi way, hated when people broke the Jedi way, and always put others first. Even since he was a young boy. With that said, he was put through a lot in his life. His mom died, his wife died, he really had no family, he was constantly battling acceptance. Anakin himself was very good. But since he was weak, Palpatine managed to corrupt his mind and turn him bad. So Anakin is good, Darth Vader is bad. It isn't until Luke Skywalker brings the Anakin out of Darth that Darth shows any good. But even then, Darth Vader is still bad. It's just that Anakin was still alive in that dark soul.

  • He is horrible

    He KILLED CHILDREN! He abused his wife and killed her. Not Raising His Kids
    Killed His Master Obi-Wan
    Slaughtered Jedi Temple on Mustafar
    Cut Off His Son’s Hand
    Tortured His Daughter Leia
    Let His Daughter’s Home Planet Get Destroyed
    Violently Beat Rush Clovis Out of Jealousy
    Destroyed Several Rebel Squadrons
    Made His Son an Orphan
    Killed Mace Windu
    He destroyed planets

  • One good deed does not redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness

    Return of the Jedi came out before Revenge of the Sith, so Anakin in his first moments of being Darth Vader was not known to the public. After I watched Revenge of the Sith, I concluded that Vader is beyond redemption. He slaughtered a bunch of younglings, almost strangled his wife to death and almost killed his own mentor. Redemption is not an option for that monster.

  • He is Evil

    Anakin Skywalker was obviously good but with some noticeably flaws early in his life. Obi Wan and Yoda started to notice his impatience and anger in life and quickly predicted what path he could be going down. Anakin slaughtered children and Mace Windu all for his wife. Vader is evil.

  • He is Evil

    Anakin Skywalker was obviously good but with some noticeably flaws early in his life. Obi Wan and Yoda started to notice his impatience and anger in life and quickly predicted what path he could be going down. Anakin slaughtered children and Mace Windu all for his wife. Vader is evil.

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  • Darth Vader is a high ranking Jedi Knight. He stands as one of the most iconic and greatest villains in fiction in general.

    One of the major villains of science fiction or speculative fiction as the genre is now known, Darth Vader has had a lot of bad press since the first Star Wars film was released in 1975. But how much of it was deserved? For historical characters are rarely portrayed accurately in films. In fact, the actual portrayal can be very wide of the mark indeed, and if those portrayals are any guide, Vader’s real crime may well have been to lose the war and have his history written by the winners, or rather those who were sufficiently terrified of the winners to lie.


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