Monday, June 20, 2011

Darth Vader, Star Wars

First the article (Top 10 Worst fictional dads ever):

#3 - Darth Vader, Star Wars

As Darth Vader, a half human, half cyborg who relishes his attempts to control the galaxy, Anakin Skywalker was the deadbeat dad. He waited years before entering the lives of his children, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, and when he did, his involvement was mostly as a sinister dark overlord attempting to kill them. So the next time your father cuts off your driving privileges, just be glad he didn't cut off your hand and immediately reveal the paternity-test results.

and then the rebuttal:

For almost 20 years, Darth Vader didn't even know he had children. Did you know that, TIME Magazine? Did you uncover that in your research? But unlike so many other deadbeat dads, the moment he found out, he took responsibility for his son, even saying on camera, "Luke, I am your father." He didn't even ask for a paternity test. Would the third worst father ever really do that, TIME Magazine?

But you should read it all


  1. It's funny, I was watching the end of Return of the Jedi yesterday where Luke is trying to drag the dying Vader to the escape ship. I watched wondering what exactly Luke thought would happen, if he imagined them racing pods on Tatooine and growing old together. I'm sorry, but the second the Empire collapses Darth Vader is going to the Galactic Hague to be prosecuted for 20 years of war crimes. Why do you think Vader wanted to be left behind to go down with the battlestation?

  2. It's funny 'cause it's true. Sometimes it's just easier to kill the bad guy and publicize it to the world.