Star Wars: Why Darth Vader Was Right (And Had a Secret Plan to Save the Galaxy)


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    Darth Vader is one of the all-time greatest villains of all time--or is he? With the benefit of the prequels and the Clone Wars series, we know why Anakin chose to become Darth Vader--and it was always to accomplish good. Yes, he committed reprehensible, unforgivable sins. But to gully understand the character, you have to study the context of his actions. When you step back and look at Anakin's life, you see that his goals were noble, but his means were terrible.

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    1. ScreenCrush

      When do you think Anakin became irredeemable?

      1. Baron Thomas

        @Lee Johnstone of course he was, he destroyed the Emperor knowing it would kill himself as well. Please check out the film called "Return of the Jedi" from 1983.

      2. Lee Johnstone

        "The Chosen One" a boy born to no father will restore balance in the force. Me: that's the chosen one prophecy concerning Anakin and in EP I when Qui Gon and Mace Windu are talking about the chosen one Mace Windu says you're referring to the prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the force *note* he never says anything about the Sith

      3. Lee Johnstone

        Anakin brought balance to the force but he was not destined to destroy the Sith

      4. Game Haven

        He didn’t… that’s the whole point of episodes V and VI

      5. Lee Johnstone

        @CrashyHunt notice how the stories of the prequels don't link up to the original trilogy

    2. Olga Zadig

      Are you really comparing Venezuela with Nazi Germany? :( Please get a passeport and go and see for yourself.

    3. heyyo titties

      Rey is a useless waste of space. You ruined it. You ruined it and im leaving

    4. Lee Johnstone

      Notice how the stories of the prequels do not link up with the original trilogy. Obi Wan: your father wanted you to have this but your uncle won't allow it. Luke: what is it? Obi Wan: your father's lightsabre! Anakin did not know he was having a son and never told Obi Wan...give my lightsabre to my son

    5. Sosai X

      Great video, except Hiroshima and Nagasaki WERE legitimate military targets with heavy industry, etc. The U.S. military even dropped leaflets on both cities advising citizens to leave ahead of the strikes. But hey, details...

    6. MasterCommandCEO

      "Yes they were lead by a sith lord, but so was the republic" I actually screamed 😭😭😭

    7. Kelvin Williams

      This was a great well thought out video. I enjoyed how you presented your arguments. I don't agree with all your perspectives but I throughly enjoyed it nonetheless. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

    8. SirLeDoux

      Rey can kiss my big black hole!!!!!!! (It’s not actually black but you get it !) lol

    9. Atlantians Gaming

      Nagasaki was actually a military target. The bomb was dropped on a naval manufacturing district.

    10. christopher Ahn

      The hysterical sheep univariately receive because patient acceptably sneeze toward a fluttering amusement. hapless, telling playroom

    11. Eric McGill

      Great job running the whole video with the last thought.

    12. Chris Rice

      This is one of my favorite videos

    13. Radar O.

      Comparison to Hitler sure, but the same populist rhetoric masking authoritarianism could be laid at Trump's feet and it's a much more recent example.

    14. Lee Johnstone

      My partner Katie was saying Star Wars fans are the dumbest people on the planet. Hello Padme tells her secret husband she's pregnant with there secret baby and Star Wars fans thinks it's what's his name ole scarface causing Anakin's nightmares duh it's stress and anxiety what is causing the nightmares. Anakin's secret wife is pregnant with there secret baby. He doesn't want Kermit the frog and baldy finding out. Which they would have once the babies was born

    15. kwame todd

      And yet the Jedi were RIGHT

    16. Joseph Cline

      Can't agree with that last statement...

    17. Randolph hengst

      Does think of the fact that he says he will even stop people from diying and then obi wan disappears before he is struck down is a way of obi wan telling his student you have a lot to learn

    18. s. parke

      Lol, something tells me that the High Republic is going in the bin, right alongside the soon to be erased Sequel Trilogy

    19. Rodneytheproducer

      I mean to be real if I were born in the Star wars universe no doubt I would be a gray Jedi I wouldn't fall completely to the dark side but also I wouldn't be close-minded and dogmatic such as the Jedi I would be pretty much just in between following my own code my own path because it seems that Jedi are quite close-minded when it comes to the bigger and wider aspects of using the force to wear as the sith fully embrace it to the point of insanity so if you can literally find a balance between the two you will be pretty much unstoppable I would think

    20. David Diaz

      Take back the last statement about the Mary sue savings the galaxy

    21. tim white

      There were almost 90 dictators appointed during the Roman republic. Ironically the first one was only a year or so after the supposed beginning of the Republic.

    22. medium man

      Yea Star Wars is like the nazis 1. Everyone feels like they are fighting for good 2. One doesn’t keep up with another’s technology 3. They are on a persecution against the race of people like Jedi 4. Most people hate them

    23. Michele Proano Kressin

      You presented POVs I had not considered. Excellent analysis.

    24. TeaBear Churchill

      I've said it before on various "Bad Guy X was Right All Along" videos: The moment you start killing the Innocent, how "Right" you are doesn't fucking matter anymore.

    25. infernalstryfe

      Killing of women, & children is seen as a bad thing by our society, because we are soft, & weak from our greed, & peaceful settings upon our homeland perpetuated by our continued wars abroad. I can assure you from experience, women, & children, are quite cable of carrying out the atrocities of war, just as well, if not more effectively, because they are women, & children, as any man. Life is war Never be so arrogant that you underestimate your enemy. Genocides are indeed great acts of evil, however, if they are successfully carried out, peace, will flourish in their wake. Although the Sith, are correct, peace is a lie. Merely a tool for stalling of time, with which to gather resources to wage the next war for spoils to be gained, & population control of those who are poor, & deemed noncontributory members of society. The Sith, are right about the lie of equality as well The only true equality amongst the people of any society, is death itself. What we constitute as equality in society is merely discriminations, & elevations of certain tribes of peoples, in our vain arrogance to prove we hold the high moral, & ethical ground, depending on society's biased *flavor of the week." Humans are such interesting creatures, when studied, as one would, an incurable, viral plague under a microscope in a secure laboratory. It is unfortunate such a place does not exist, & the biological contamination of humanity is such an infectious pandemic upon the world.

    26. Casca XV

      Bullshit,,,,,,,,,,,,, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were military targets. Weeks before the atomic bombs the US dropped yellow paper flyers to the civilians warning them that those military targets would eventually be attacked and that they should leave. The Japanese military declared that any civilian caught reading a flyer would be executed. So the word never got around.

    27. Darth Fanattic

      Lost me at the end with Rey

    28. xPancakes4lyf

      throw in border line personality disorder and it makes sense why he seems like 2 different people at times and switches on people from seeing them as good or bad,

    29. Venom

      He: “it was ray all along.” Me: “what! No!”

    30. Mr Jebadia

      So... You think Germany was doing swell after WW I Bro... Just stink to talking about fictional fantasy lands.

    31. JoNatHan K

      What if USA, and Germany became one Nation after WW1 ?

    32. Daltino Simmons

      Awesome video🤙🏻

    33. THEAMERICAN 1776

      Universal health care doesn’t work btw.

    34. matt heslep

      The high republic is not star wars lore and most star wars fan's do not like it

    35. Animus

      Impressive .... a most impressive analysis. I feel it, ;)

    36. jung yi

      The noisy freckle premenstrually suck because person pharmacodynamically introduce despite a obscene mirror. difficult, devilish drink

    37. The Internet Peasant

      Pfft. High Republic won't be canon much longer. And this doesn't make Anakin right; it makes him a confused mass murderer.

    38. Bobby Coltrane

      You have me to you said Ray Palpatine

    39. Black Canyon Garage

      Clone wars explains Anakin's slide to the dark pretty damn good.

    40. Raymond Gibson

      I like your channel, and have been a fan for sometime. I believe this is the first time I have commented. Great Vblog! Great appreciation of art, and life.

    41. Gregory Liu

      So black is white and white is black?

    42. Kariya Smith

      Anakin was a pawn he is redeemable. he redeemed himself when he turned on the emperor in The Return of the Jedi that's why he was able to become a Force ghost.

    43. Leon Hostad

      Thumb down for that bit about Mary-Sue Palpatine.

    44. Leon Hostad

      That bit about Hiroshima and Nagasaki not being military targets is absolute bull. They where major manufacturing centres for war materials.

    45. Otakar Kuby

      Good show, never thought of this point of view. The bombs were dropped on Japan, as a show to what they could do. The Japanese as with the beginning and so with the end, had surrenderd before the bombs dropped, Just as they had declared war on The U.S. long before attacking Pearl Harbour, Guess that memo was misplaced. Nothing like an outraged nation, to enter a war they had little interest in.

    46. Norwester sauce

      How come no one remembers Siri?

    47. Bruno

      why there had to be that line mentioning the sequels, man? You were going so well, it ruined the entire thing.

    48. raymond luca

      10:23...lets forget the rapy of na cong or w/e it was called...the japenese did some horrible things also....experimenting on POW while they were alive...such vile things done in the lets all put the shit need to keep on throwing shit while you people keep on not mentioning the chinese being rapyed and killed and the POW being experimented on while alive

    49. raymond luca

      vader must make BURN LOOT MURDER proud

    50. raymond luca

      ya lets blame darth vadrer for becoming evil becuz he killed the creatures that KILLED his MOTHER....ya bad bad black darthvader for peaceful rioting

    51. raymond luca

      yes the democraps are neo nazi's

    52. Mandalorian Patriot

      The High Republic has nothing on the Ruusan Reformation after Darth Bane killed the other Sith.

    53. Music Laboratory

      When there is a video of George Lucas saying "Hab did not shoot first. People don't like that because they wanted him to be a rough cowboy type but that's just not who the character was" it starts getting difficult to argue with.

    54. Adrian Fisher

      I thought the video was fine, until you spoiled it at the end...

    55. Baer the Blader

      Ok, so why does he routinely murder his own generals whenever things don’t go 100% his way even if it isn’t even really the generals fault?

    56. uncommon Wave Ent

      I was a believer until the ray comment towards the end dude let it die kill it if u have toi

    57. the drifter

      Who got winded when they saw Rey. I recently tried rewatching the sequels to really understand them, cuz I know people do say that some of them are masterpieces or whatever. And I tried. Honestly, they just feel so washed out.

    58. Greg Thackray

      Anakin was right in that respect. The Jedi were imbalanced, hypocritical + serving the Republic, not the Force anymore. They remind me of the old Tibetan monks who were always trying to ascend + very much into mental 'telepathy' but who weren't much into love + feeling 'lower' emotions + became ungrounded from the red of the root energy center, so the Red Army came in and took over! They were like a perfect mirror image but too far gone the other way. Similar to how the Sith took over the government + exiled the Jedi. The Force was growing dark + the imbalance was caused from the Jedi themselves, as well as the Sith. The Sith were following the Force. But only indirectly as the Force matched up with the Sith's ambitions + goals. But Yoda was right too. You don't have to murder youngling's to save someone. There is no death. If Anakin was able to train himself to let go of the attachment then she probably wouldn't have died. That's what made him fall. Fesr of loss. His fall caused her death. And even if she did die. He'd have let go of the attachment instead of trying to go against nature and the Universe by keeping something beyond it's time + destiny. There's nothing wrong with saving someone from a genuine threat, like Luke reacting to save his sister from Vader out of unconditional love, but it tends not to work out too well if it's done out of selfish reasons and control!

    59. Necron Hex

      Well done I always saw it like this you explained it well.

    60. aaron dearth

      i like the video and the thought process but you rely on only what’s actually seen on screen and totally dismiss anything that could be going on off screen. an example would be the clone wars. who says there was no talk/debate on using the clones and taking command of them?

    61. Scotty 2hottie

      Rey is trash.

    62. anakin skywalker

      I'm still not sure how I feel about Rey being related to Palpatine I'm still kinda on the wall lol

    63. ddgallion

      I always thought it was interesting that Vader appeared to tell Luke that he was willing to betray the Emperor, and that with his help they could kill Palpatine and rule together in his place. Was it a sincere suggestion or simply an attempt to manipulate Luke? Vader stated that the Emperor believes Luke can destroy him, and that he had foreseen such a thing. When Luke next met face to face with Vader, when they were alone, why didn't Luke straight up ask him if he is still willing to betray the Emperor? Even if Vader was sincere earlier, at that point the offer appears to have been taken off the table. And what if Luke had told the top leadership of the rebellion that Vader appeared willing to betray the Emperor, even if they do not believe he was sincere? Just humble speculation. Thanks for your indulgence.

    64. STARLIGHT ZP-12 C.J. 1226

      I wonder what do you mean it was her all along? I'm talking about the main character from Star Wars Episode 7-9... perhaps you could be right about what's going on and what is this all about.....

    65. jacky mai

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    66. James Gordley

      Anakin: When a millennial can't handle his redpills. The movies really failed to present the ideas explained in this video. They never really showed Anakin's struggles with the status quo for what they were, but showed only dramatized tip-of-the-iceberg moments in a hammy and badly acted way, losing the underlying narrative completely. Then when he joins the dark side, it just looks like he flipped and went full Nazi with no believable explanation..

      1. James Gordley

        @Chibiusa40 I'd prefer we just had all prequels and sequels redone, honestly. They ought to be good on their own merits, not only in light of material made for the fandom.

      2. Chibiusa40

        Absolutely, and that's why the prequels were so maligned for a time. Then the Clone Wars came out and made it all make sense by deepening the lore and adding character moments that made their motivations more believable and episode 3 more heartbreaking. When you actually care about Anakin and the clones they're completely different movies. I'm really hoping Filoni can use all the new SW content to do the same to the sequel trilogy. Mandalorian is already seeming to try do that with the cloning stuff.

    67. Neojaw 21

      Yeah, that or... plot holes! :O

    68. Robert Ford

      Young Anakin rationalized the total killing of sand people as some existential clear and present danger... but thinks a Sith lord should stand trial?

    69. Villipend

      What are you talking about, Hiroshima certainly was a major military and industrial target. Geez read a history book. At least 40,000 military personnel were present in the city! It was the headquarters for the Japanese Second General Army etc. I don't know why this myth of Hiroshima keeps coming back after being debunk over and over!

    70. PurpleLegendXD

      Everythung was great until you mentioned Rey

    71. ErikDB6

      What a brutal misapplication and misunderstanding of history to support an idea he was trying to make.

    72. Tabrez Alam

      Why does this story seems so familiar with the current world affairs

    73. Travis Potthoff

      Who's Rey Palpatine? Is she one of those characters from some weird fan fiction?

    74. Rascal Garcia

      Nice breakdown

    75. JR Christopher

      What i never got about anakin and padme was and correct me if im wrong but didnt revan not only have a wife but also fell to the dark side and they just blocked his memory and took him why cant anakin have a wife and kid?

    76. Wence Peralta

      Vader did nothing wrong!

    77. Larry Tinsley

      This has to be satire

    78. Micheal Castor

      Classic royal with, Cheese pushed anakin to the dark side.

    79. Larry Tinsley

      The high republic was spoiled by its creators doo go right ahead

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    81. J Sarge

      Bro, your historical awareness is sad. You connect ideas from SW to real life in highly tangential ways with a commentary that few real historians agree with. At least add that these comments on real life history are your opinions instead of pretending they are accepted truths.

    82. Erick K

      High Republic is new, not historical cannon. Lucas left it up to fans to decide which expanded universe was cannon. Disney is forcing fans to accept KK sequels through official IP stories, Filoni and Favreau the exception. Clone Wars gradual fall to the dark side by Anakin feels right, Sand people absolutely and younglings were just the cherry on top. Hope Brie Larson as Mara Jade is never a thing. Star Wars fans have been on edge ever since KK took over, Brie brings just as much toxicity to fans.

    83. Feeling Thrifty?

      Also Ben is at least in force heaven

    84. Feeling Thrifty?

      The high republic is a blessing in disguise

    85. Liv Driscoll

      - be like Kenobi, fight for what you love but when you’ve done all you can and you lose... don’t go on a killing spree THERE in lies the dark side

    86. Ptah Asar

      It is terrible that we are at the Cross roads! We have a chance to travel the Stars, but it looks like we won't survive just from the sheer volume of pollution! The current rate of chemical (plastic, etc), biological and industrial contamination is untenable.

    87. Jochen Stacker

      12:13 exactly my reaction

    88. David Sousa Lopes

      The Weimer Republic was a "thriving" democracy? xD dude.. ahahah

    89. D

      Uh Germany wasn't "usurped" by the Nazis, Hitler was voted in. And any self respecting Star Wars fan absolutely refuses to accept "The High Republic" as cannon, it is absolute garbage.

    90. benton r.p.

      In order to understand its history, you have to understand the high republic - woah woah woah, the universally-labelled fake star wars??? Okay, there you lost me. You have GOT to be kidding me, right?

    91. Hyperborean Archives

      Are you 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒍𝒚 𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑾𝒆𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒑𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒄 𝑮𝒆𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒚 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒇𝒇 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒅??? 𝑼𝒏𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒐𝒚𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕, 𝒎𝒂𝒔𝒔 𝒅𝒓𝒖𝒈 𝒂𝒅𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒓𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒑𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒓𝒖𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝒊𝒏𝒇𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 & 𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒆𝒃𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒔𝒌𝒚 𝒉𝒊𝒈𝒉 𝒔𝒖𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔. 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖, 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒇 𝒉𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚?

    92. Ben Howard

      Rey Palpatine has nothing to do with the real Star Wars. The so called sequel trilogy is nothing but am alternate universe that has nothing to do with the real Skywalkers.

    93. Fireman Joe

      … that ending is troll full

    94. Justin Streeter

      Great job.

    95. milo san

      Damm, this was deep.

    96. 1942PANTHERV

      the last 3 starwars movies were terrible..many fans don't consider them canon...they are a parallel universe

    97. Dave the Jedi Chef

      Rey Palatine! That’s sacrilege you heretic!

    98. Kevin Bratton

      Sorry but that nuclear bomb parallel was wrong it was specifically bombed due to the arms and naval do yards and leaflets were dropped telling civilians to evacuate Vader did it for terror

    99. ticktick BOOOM

      Don't worry about spoiling the High Republic; no one's gonna read it anyway.

    100. New Libertarian

      Anakin was the chosen one to bring balance to the force. Did this mean the destruction of the dark side to the hopes of the Jedi? Or did this mean the destruction of both the Jedi and the Sith? If balance meant eliminating the polar power struggle between the light and dark sides thus reducing the galactic conflicts of force users, then this could be considered a success.