Star Wars: 10 Quotes That Summarize Darth Vader As A Character

Her appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi continuing the ironclad legacy of Darth Vader, who remains not only one of the most iconic characters in pop culture but also one of the greatest characters ever. There is so much to the Sith lord of darkness, whose story is so complex and tragic, so much to be summed up by his many memorable quotes over the years.

From talking on his way to and through the dark side to showcasing his nature and powers, Vader has many iconic quotes throughout Star Wars which sums up his extraordinary character.


10 No Patience For Failure

“You Have Beat Me For The Last Time, Admiral.”

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As can be seen consistently in every medium Star WarsVader looked down on nearly every one of his subordinates, from Inquisitorius to Imperial Officials, of all whom he demanded to the highest standards.

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This desire for success leads to one of Vader’s best moments when he kills Admiral Ozzel. Here, Vader’s impatience is shown in full, refusing to have mercy on the Admiral who disappointed him more than once. This moment also shows just how cute Vader is by accident.

9 Pure hatred

“I hate you!”

Anakin burns on Mustafar's floor while talking to OBi-Wan in Revenge of the Sith

There isn’t much time between Anakin’s anointed Darth Vader and first wearing the suit, but everything between the two points is intense and emotional, especially the Battle of Heroes.

This is the only Vader/anakin line in and between Obi-Wan’s monologues and is a strong representation of what he has become and what Vader is. This fire of hatred burns deep within every fiber of Vader’s ironic cold being. It ignited it and made it what it is, an evil being for so long.

8 Infinite

“There’s Always Something I Can Do.”

Darth Vader vs droids in Darth Vader comics

Darth Vader is well aware of its power. Combine that with his belief in the dark side of the Force and the power it can provide, and it makes Vader see himself as limitless in his powers, especially in the comics.

This line came as an answer to the doubts of Lieutenant Oon-ai in Darth Vader #2 (2015). That not only sums up Vader’s beliefs, but also how he constantly supports him just seconds later, Vader takes out droideka and pirates with a combination of intelligence and strength.

7 Enjoy Killing

“That I Can Kill You Over and Over again Is Your Most Attractive Traits.”

During Star Warswhether in TV shows, movies, games, movies, and comics, Darth Vader has an insane amount of kills, and he seems to like every one of them, not only enjoying killing his victims but even toying with them.

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These words were spoken to Cylo, whose clone gave Vader the opportunity to kill this hated scientist time and time again. As seen with all of his kills, Vader enjoys them in a dark, twisted way fueled by hatred and anger. This not only sums up Vader’s killer side but is another example of his rather comical crimes in the dark.

6 Cold Panel

“All I Surrounded Is Fear And Dead People.”

One of Darth Vader’s best and most badass moments to date is his defiant victory against a legion of rebels who declared themselves sieges of the Sith Lord, only for him to tear them apart in one of his most iconic comic panels.

This whole moment, this image sums up how terrifying Vader was and how little he feared people and situations in life or death. Even with the odds stacked against him, he knew it would be no problem for him to annihilate this army. Few characters in pop culture can consistently deliver gruesome moments like this – with help from amazing writers, creators, and illustrators.

5 A loyal servant

“Kenobi Means Nothing. I Only Serve You, My Lord.”


One of many great quotes with deeper meaning and implications Obi-Wan Kenobi is this, which sees Darth Vader forced to give up his emotional pursuit of Obi-Wan.

This not only sums up Vader because he gave up looking for Obi-Wan for years, but it shows his total devotion to Palpatine, to whom he is willing to prove himself and whose every teaching he will obey. On several occasions, Vader attempted to rebel or retaliate to his advantage, but he was constantly shot down as Sidious’s right-hand man.

4 His goal

“Where’s Padme? Is He Safe? Is he okay?”

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As seen in some of the phenomenal comics focused on Vader, Vader never really let go of Padmé. Not only does he think of Padmé and have visions of him, but he even joins Sabé at her grave.

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This is Vader’s first line in the iconic black suit, and it’s very distinctive of this tragic character. All Anakin Skywalker wanted was to save Padmé. Despite being manipulated and twisted, as well as allowing emotions, lust, and fear to take over her, she still holds onto that goal when she falls to the dark side. Vader channeled years of pain into hatred and anger that would make him a force of evil and destruction in the Galaxy.

3 Round Icon

“No, I’m your father.”

Darth Vader in Empire Strikes Back

Often misquotes “No, I’m your father.” is one of the most important lines in Star Wars and arguably the most incredible twist in film history. This is also a quote that encapsulates Darth Vader’s character in a more meta sense.

It says what Vader is, the father of Luke and Leia, but on another level, this moment mirrors Vader himself. This is something so iconic that it transcends movies and franchises. Both Vader and this line are known worldwide by fans and non-fans alike. Everyone knows his name, knows his character, and knows his line – in some form.

2 Incite Terror

“Then You Will Die Bravely Than Most.”

father in Rebel excellent, especially in the exchange with and the episode shared with Ahsoka Tano. Much of his dialogue to Ahsoka in ‘Twilight Of The Apprentice’ during their incredible fight sums up part of his journey, but this line to Ezra embodies what Vader is all about.

“Then you will die” has been repeated time and time again by Vader, and in this case, horribly conveys the terror and fear he inflicts on all his other victims. Vader would kill whether his victims were afraid of him or not, but he knew they were horrified by him more often than not.

1 Anakin’s Dead

“I’m Not Your Failure, Obi-Wan. You didn’t kill Anakin Skywalker, I did, just as I would destroy you.”

Darth Vader's exposed face on his helmet in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan encounters Vader in the final Obi-Wan Kenobi has so much in common with Vader’s battle with Ahsoka, not least of all the emotional baggage behind it and how terrible the whole affair was. This line from Vader is one of the most heartbreaking to come from both duels.

This line lets Obi-Wan know that Anakin is gone, buried beneath the mountain of hatred and anger formed by Vader’s darkness. He almost sounds proud to have rid of Anakin’s world, glad to have destroyed it, and his little quip of wanting to kill Obi-Wan suggests that his pursuit of revenge, his stockpile of hatred and anger, has no end – not until Anakin’s return.

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