50 Greatest Star Wars Characters
2) Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker
Why So Great? Nobody better exemplifies the mythic pull of Lucas’ saga than Vader. Conceived as sci-fi’s greatest bad-ass, with voice and action assigned to different actors (James Earl Jones, Dave Prowse), we’re talking best of breed villainy.
Until, after various sequels and prequels, it’s clear that the redemptive fall and rise of Anakin Skywalker is the story, from moppet to firebrand to traitor…to daddy.
Character Trivia: After becoming Darth Vader, Anakin settled in a private fortress, Bast Castle, located on an acid-rain lashed planet called Vjun.
Behind The Scenes: That mask was originally only supposed to be part of Vader’s spacesuit.