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Star Wars has inspired young and old for many years. For many fans, the series and films are among the absolute highlights in their home DVD or Blu-ray collection. Of course, every Star Wars lover has his or her personal favourite. The dark side, for example, has produced one of the most famous figures in the saga but also in film history. Darth Vader is THE villain par excellence and has immortalised himself in pretty much everyone's memory with his legendary phrase: "Luke, I am your father". Many people are not aware that George Lucas already refers to his fate with his birth name, which is why we would like to explain this briefly. Darth Vader's name was actually Anakin Skywalker. If you translate the ancient Indian word "Anakin" into German, you get "warrior".
Both the ladies' and the men's world have a lot to discover in the EMP Online Shop, because the large and varied selection of fan merchandise for Star Wars and the dark Sith Lord Darth Vader will also bring your collection up to scratch. Whether it's a new duo for the breakfast table, something cosy to dream about or the perfect gadget for the next Star Wars party, you'll definitely find it here.
Impulsive & talented: Young Darth Vader
The Star Wars saga tells much of Darth Vader's life. Anakin Skywalker was born into a slave family and had to struggle through life with his mother. It was thanks to a coincidence - a defective spaceship - that two Jedi came to the planet.
True Vader fans know that this encounter is more than fateful in several respects.
His years as a slave at a scrap metal dealer were formative, where the speed-loving boy discovered his passion for racing and the associated tinkering with such speed vehicles. One particular characteristic will determine his fate in the course of the saga, for Anakin is very impulsive.
Darth Vader Fun Facts
You want to know more about Darth Vader himself? No problem!
Fun Fact 1: Eight times Vader please
Did you know that there have been eight people who have played Darth Vader? Through the ages, Jake Lloyd, Hayden Christensen, David Prowse, Bob Anderson, Sebastian Shwar, Spencer Wilding, Ben Burtts and James Earl Jones have all managed to portray the Dark Lord.
Fun Fact 2: Announcement of paternity
"Luke, I am your father." is probably the most famous quote from Star Wars. However, it didn't actually happen that way in the original script. Actually, Vader was supposed to say "Obi-Wan killed your father". Lucas had the whole thing changed in post-production. This was as much of a surprise to many of the actors - except for those involved in the scene - as it was to the fans in the cinema.
Fun Fact 3: Darth Vader was a supporting role
For the fact that George Lucas actually wanted to kill off the dark Sith Lord after "A New Hope", the character got quite a few more appearances. Why? Because Lucas only realised the character's full potential after this Star Wars part.
Fun Fact 4: The end of the saga should have been called something else
The plan was to name the end of the Star Wars saga "Revenge of the Jedi". Flyers and posters were already printed for this. George Lucas then thought about the name again and came to the conclusion that the Jedi would not take revenge. So the title was changed to "Return of the Jedi Knights".
Black always fits: Cool Darth Vader fan merch
Decide now from the large selection of the Darth Vader Fan Shop and find new accessories, decorative items, clothes or jewellery in the style of the Dark Prince. Discover the dark side of yourself at EMP and add a bit of colour with matching Darth Vader fan articles, because black goes with just about everything!
If you also like the light side of the Force, take a look at our Yoda fan articles. May the Force be with you!