Darth Vader Revealed Why Star Wars TV & Video Game Villains Are Chumps
Star Wars' Darth Vader is one busy Sith Lord after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Almost as soon as he dawns the robotic armor, Palpatine puts him to work creating the underpinnings of his new Galactic Empire -- and Vader quickly proves why he's such a powerful villain when he exploits a weakness in the Inquisitors' weapons.
In Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli's Darth Vader #6, he's tasked with training the Emperor's new team of Jedi killers, the Inquisitors. While Vader and Palpatine's Inquisitorius program creates a unit of feared soldiers, major flaws in their training mean they can never become the Jedi assassins they hope to be.
Vader's first encounter with an Inquisitor is a test by the Emperor. Palpatine instructs the Grand Inquisitor to explore the Jedi Archives, but he doesn't inform Vader. Vader confronts the intruder in the archives while investigating. A lightsaber duel quickly breaks out and the Grand Inquisitor shows off his technologically advanced, double-bladed lightsaber that can wind up and whirl like a deadly laser helicopter blade.
While visually impressive, Vader instantly finds a weakness in the weapon. He simply thrusts the tip of his blade into the weapon's rotors and it shatters, much like what happens when you throw a stick in a bike wheel's spokes. Upon Vader's defeat of the Grand Inquisitor, Emperor Palpatine reveals his intentions and introduces Vader to the Inquisitorius program -- "a blade that will cut the Jedi infection from the galaxy once ...
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