from Star Wars V — The Empire Strikes Back

Darth Vader is Your Father

Darth Vader’s revelation at the climax of The Empire Strikes Back, and Luke Skywalker’s anguished “Noooo!” has become a joke among fans, a gif on social media, and one of cinema’s all time great moments.

It wasn’t original.

The abandoned child and the absent father who turns out to be a villain echoes through story after story.



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Dwight Longenecker

Catholic priest, author and speaker. Author of Immortal Combat-Confronting the Heart of Darkness. Blogs at