Dark Lord of The Smack Talk


Darth Vader. The name alone conjures up images of power, evil, intimidation and other various emotions of dread. His black armor, flowing cape, and overall swagger just makes him intimidating upon first look.

As a Sith Lord he is well versed in the dark side of the force. Aside from his blood-red colored lightsaber, he can choke you with a thought, levitate objects to hurl at you, and use his mechanical body to over power you in a lightsaber battle. Basically, do not mess with him!

However, one skill Vader is well versed in that gets under appreciated is his abilty to be an excellent smack-talker in battle. Don’t believe me? Well here are the top five smack-talk lines from Vader.

5. Episode III, Revenge of the Sith: “You will try!”

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Jump to 3:50 in the clip. Before he became the mechanical monster, he was Anakin Skywalker and was ordained by Emperor Palpatine as Darth Vader before his first fight with his former master Obi-Wan Kenobi. When Kenobi tells Skywalker (now Vader) what he has to do to take him down, Vader arrogantly states to his former master, all he can do is try. Nice!

4. Episode IV, A New Hope: “When I left you I was but the learner, now I am the master!”

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Hit 0:25 in the video for this line. In Vader’s second fight with Kenobi on the Death Star, Vader had revenge on his mind. After getting his ass handed to him by Kenobi on Mustafar, Vader still believes he can take Kenobi with ease. He didn’t even care about Kenobi’s age, he just flat out tells him, he is the master to the guy who taught him everything. Cocky huh, Vader?

3. Episode III, Revenge of the Sith: “This is the end for you, my master.”

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Jump to 5:55 in the clip. Again on Mustafar, the newly annointed Darth Vader, while floating on a droid in a lake of lava, calmly looks at Kenobi and tell him he is about to die. Doesn’t he know how to respect his elders?

2. Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back: “All too easy! Perhaps you are not as strong as the Emperor thought.”

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Start from 1:05. After pretty much schooling his son, Luke Skywalker, in how to fight with a lighsaber, Vader disarms Skywalker and forces him to fall into the carbon-freezing machine. Vader’s smack-talk was just at an all time level in this fight. Seriously, Vader. Luke was still a novice. Go easy with the smack-talk on the kid.

1. Episode IV, A New Hope: “Your powers are weak old man.”

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This one’s at 0:50 in the video. Epic! In the second lightsaber battle with Kenobi, Vader calls him weak. As if on cue, Kenobi’s lightsaber goes flaccid, shrinking down so small you can barely see it. Enough said!



Posted on May 31, 2010


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