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Darth Vader

CBUB Wins: 87
CBUB Losses: 16
Win Percentage: 84.47%

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Darth Vader, also known as Anakin Skywalker, is a fictional and central character in the Star Wars saga, appearing as the chief antagonist in the original trilogy and one of the main protagonist in the prequel films. He is first depicted as Darth Vader, a Dark Lord of the Sith in the first three original films. He is then revealed in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and in the subsequent prequel films to be originally a Jedi Knight called Anakin Skywalker who falls to the dark side of the Force; he is also revealed to be the father of both Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa, the two main protagonists of the original trilogy. Luke ultimately redeems his father in Return of the Jedi, and Anakin sacrifices himself to save his son.

The character was created by George Lucas and numerous actors have portrayed him. His appearances (in one form or another) span all six Star Wars films, and in the expanded universe such as the spinoff film, television series, video games, novels, literature and comic books. He has also gained a cultural impact in popular culture such as politics and television, being commonly regarded as a synonym of evil. Psychiatrists have even considered him as a useful example to explain borderline personality disorder to medical students.

The first draft of Star Wars includes a tall, grim general named Darth Vader; the character came closer in line with his final depiction in the second revision. A character named "Anakin Starkiller" also appears in an early draft of Star Wars, playing a role similar to Luke Skywalker's, as the 16-year-old son of a respected warrior. Vader's menacing mask was originally designed by Ralph McQuarrie as part of Vader's spacesuit, and not intended to be part of the regular costume. George Lucas was disappointed with the script, but Brackett died of cancer before he could discuss it with her. With no writer available, Lucas had to write his next draft himself. In this draft, he made use of a new plot twist: Darth Vader claiming to be Luke's father. According to Lucas, he found this draft enjoyable to write, as opposed to the year-long struggles writing the first film.

This new story pointing out that Darth Vader being Luke's father had drastic effects on the series. Michael Kaminski argues in his book that it is unlikely that the plot point had ever seriously been considered or even conceived of before 1978, and that the first film was clearly operating under an alternate storyline where Vader was separate from Luke's father; there is not a single reference to this plot point before 1978. After writing the second and third drafts of Empire Strikes Back in which the point was introduced, Lucas reviewed the new backstory he had created: Anakin Skywalker had been Obi-Wan Kenobi's brilliant student and had a child named Luke, but was swayed to the dark side by Emperor Palpatine (who became a Sith and not simply a politician). Anakin battled Kenobi on the site of a volcano and was wounded, but then resurrected as Darth Vader. Meanwhile Kenobi hid Luke on Tatooine while the Galactic Republic became the tyrannical Galactic Empire and Vader systematically hunted down and killed the Jedi. This change in character would provide a springboard to the "Tragedy of Darth Vader" storyline that underlies the prequels.

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CBUB Match Record:

Result Opponent My Score   Their Score
Win Davy Jones 64 to 23
Win Kenshi 70 to 18
Loss Vegeta 59 to 71
Win Batman 83 to 37
Win Darth Maul 85 to 28
Win Shadow the Hedgehog 55 to 27
Win Great Lakes Avengers 55 to 34
Win The Fellowship of the Ring 69 to 37
Win Witch-King of Angmar 89 to 27
Win Jungle Hunter (Predator) 79 to 27
Win Psycho Mantis 82 to 15
Loss Godzilla 45 to 72
Win Knuckles the Echidna 66 to 31
Win Officio Assassinorum (Warhammer 40K) 65 to 32
Win Jean-Luc Picard 67 to 25
Win Spawn 78 to 55
Win Kuchiki Byakuya 59 to 22
Win Frieza / Freeza 95 to 74
Win Wolverine 77 to 67
Win Freddy Krueger 66 to 21
Win Neo 69 to 53
Win General Grievous 104 to 28
Win Stormtroopers 84 to 10
Win Dark Mousy 82 to 14
Loss Carnage 403 to 425
Win Dracula 112 to 27
Win Anakin Skywalker 71 to 51
Win The Galactic Empire (Star Wars) 70 to 32
Loss Doctor Doom 67 to 78
Win Emperor Palpatine 92 to 34
Win Samus Aran 72 to 52
Win Master Chief 95 to 36
Win Sarah Kerrigan (Infested) 72 to 32
Win Kingpin 82 to 13
Win Dr. Evil 99 to 27
Win Luke Skywalker 68 to 44
Win The Shredder (2003) 89 to 25
Win Sauron 59 to 42
Win Lord Dark Helmet 71 to 38
Win Solid Snake 55 to 22
Win Count Dooku 100 to 18
Loss Master Yoda 37 to 78
Win The Arbiter 76 to 19
Win Darth Maul 77 to 22
Loss Doomsday 42 to 84
Loss Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) 26 to 52
Win Sephiroth 63 to 62
Win Iron Man 58 to 51
Loss Batman 24 to 38
Win Tenchi Muyo! Cast 60 to 34
Loss Neo 40 to 46
Win Kuchiki Byakuya 61 to 24
Win Freakazoid 42 to 35
Loss Alucard (Hellsing) 48 to 71
Win Aragorn 34 to 6
Win The Borg Queen 29 to 1
Win Voldemort 19 to 3
Win Abaddon the Despoiler 21 to 11
Win Deathstroke 20 to 12
Win Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 25 to 10
Win Gandalf 18 to 11
Win Doctor Doom 17 to 16
Win Envy 23 to 4
Win Stewie Griffin 10 to 8
Loss Master Yoda 7 to 14
Win Deadpool 29 to 5
Win Samurai Jack 27 to 12
Win Naruto Uzumaki 16 to 10
Win Haruno Sakura 21 to 9
Loss Magneto 13 to 14
Loss Madara Uchiha 13 to 19
Win General Raam 18 to 4
Win The Batman Family 26 to 4
Win Inigo Montoya 15 to 10
Win Katniss Everdeen 17 to 9
Win Batman 17 to 10
Win Anakin Skywalker 22 to 11
Win Samurai Power Rangers 21 to 1
Loss Marvel Zombies 12 to 13
Win Jason X 19 to 4
Win Buzz Lightyear 23 to 3
Win Thor Odinson 10 to 9
Win Lich King Arthas 8 to 3
Win Voldemort 11 to 9
Win Lord Dark Helmet 11 to 4
Win Sinestro 13 to 9
Win Tartarus 18 to 3
Loss Kratos 7 to 21
Win The Pevensie Siblings 15 to 5
Win Metal Sonic 19 to 7
Win Shao Kahn 17 to 14
Win Percy Jackson 20 to 13
Win Shao Kahn 24 to 12
Win Link 16 to 7
Win Kylo Ren 12 to 2
Win Dovahkiin 6 to 1
Loss Shao Kahn 3 to 5
Win The Balrog 2 to 1
Win Captain America 6 to 1

Fantasy Teams Season 1 Record:

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Result Opponent My Score   Their Score
Win Sage 22 to 5

Fantasy Teams Season 2 Record:

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Result Opponent My Score   Their Score
Win Brainiac 5 23 to 6