Throughout history, there have been many mass-murderers. None are as infamous as these four Atheistic dictators:
(Here are the casualty figures of the genocides that occurred in Germany, Cambodia, Russia, and China.)
1. Adolf Hitler – around 11 million
2. Joseph Stalin – anywhere from 20 to 100 million
3. Chairman Mao Zedong – 50 to 70 million
4. Pol Pot – around 1 million
Darth Vader is one of the most well-known cinematic villains. His distinctive breathing and black costume have made him a symbol of fear and evil. In the Star Wars universe, Vader is a Sith lord and the leader of the Galactic Empire. Vader has lead the empire through many campaigns in which thousands of innocent people were utterly murdered. With no remorse, Vader continued to do the will of his master, Emperor Palpatine. With the guidance of the dark side of the force, Vader’s mission is to seek out enemies of the empire and terminate them. Yet Vader’s history wasn’t always so dark. He was once a young Jedi knight named Anakin Skywalker. He was deceived in believing that Palpatine would save Anakin’s wife from dieing. When the inevitable came true, it was too late. Anakin had turned to the dark side and was made into dark-suited figure.
There has been some debate over many Star Wars fans as to whether or not Anakin ever truly became evil. Sure, he killed thousands, but he was deceived. So in one respect, it was not his fault. Anakin felt he was doing the right thing. Think about it, if you had just lost the only person you loved, wouldn’t you think differently about life? Now I’m sure most of you wouldn’t go out and start killing people. But when someone has barely any self-esteem, any person’s advice can be taken as the right advice. Any thoughts on Vader/Anakin?