Why Palpatine Purposefully Made Darth Vader Weaker - Star Wars Explained

  • Published on: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
  • Donate to Help Improve Frequency and Quality of Content: https://www.patreon.com/user Why was Darth Vader not equipped with the best possible suit and cybernetics after his crippling defeat by his former master and Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi? In this video we explain why Palpatine chose to purposefully hinder Darth Vader after he was severely injured.

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  • BalF


     1 days ago +1

    How the fook Darth Vader was so powerful? Obi WK said Anakin was more powerful, Anakin easily defeats count Dooku (Dooku easily defeats OWK twice!), but then Anakin becomes Darth Vader, gains even more power? yet he struggles to defeat OWK... and finally lose because of the high ground?! Basically they change his power level every scene.

  • Darth Vader

    Darth Vader

     2 days ago +2

    I want a new suit.

  • Lord Vader

    Lord Vader

     2 days ago +1

    I bring balance to the galaxy, killing myself and sideous. And you still call me weak.

  • Bane Wolf

    Bane Wolf

     3 days ago

    The thumbnail made me think there was gonna be another earth Vader coming to the new movies when I first saw it like years ago

  • Logan Forrest

    Logan Forrest

     4 days ago

    I thought I liked sidious but after I hear this about trying to replace Vader with A JEDI named Luke skywalker... no thanks

  • Frank Vollmer

    Frank Vollmer

     4 days ago

    um He didn't literally pull himself from the ashes

  • Zain Ahmed

    Zain Ahmed

     5 days ago

    I love how when he said he wonders if Vader really would be able to replace him he shows a picture of palpating self satisfied

  • Nas


     5 days ago

    Palpatine is the biggest weasel iv ever heard of

  • Aarticqn


     6 days ago

    Anakin could not have been the chosen one if Obi Wan managed to severely cripple him. He only survived because Obi Wan didn't finish the job. He was ultimately defeated by his son Luke.

  • Axaye


     6 days ago

    imagine having to use the force to move yourself

  • Steve -O

    Steve -O

     1 weeks ago

    Where is this information taken from though?

  • Gustav Lorentzen

    Gustav Lorentzen

     1 weeks ago

    Who killed Vader?

  • glassware round

    glassware round

     1 weeks ago

    Just saying luke was not as powerful as vader/anakin



     1 weeks ago

    Wait if darth vader(anakin skywalker) had a son then who did he marry

  • Neon Anderson

    Neon Anderson

     1 weeks ago

    This is actually nonsense as if you look bad at the duel with Anakin and Count Dooku. After Anakin defeats Dooku, Palpatine tells Anakin to leave Obi-Wan behind as he knows that Obi-Wan is both a threat to his young apprentice as well as to himself.

    Had Anakin listened then he never would have been defeated by Obi-Wan and Palpatine never would have had to save Anakin from nearly dying.

    Darth Vader is weaker than Anakin simply due to the life threatening injuries he sustained from fighting Obi-Wan this has nothing to do with Palpatine and if anything Palpatine clearly tried to keep Darth Vader as powerful as possible as even at his most powerful (Anakin / Darth Vader that is) Palpatine always knew or at least thought he would be able to defeat him in one-on-one combat.

    Don't forget one of the common flaws of all Sith is their arrogance in terms of how powerful they are. Especially Palpatine I mean he almost defeated 4 Jedi Masters alone and he made it look easy. After such an event you aren't going to see one lone Jedi turned Sith as a big threat to your power. Sith Masters always ensure they don't share all their knowledge/techniques with their apprentice as they intentionally want to hold certain knowledge back that they can use to defeat their apprentice should he/she try to take over your empire.

  • Sander


     1 weeks ago

    If Palpatine didn’t want Vader to become any stronger from fear of him one day killing him, then why did he repeatedly try to replace Vader with someone stronger, like Luke?

  • Moon And Star

    Moon And Star

     1 weeks ago


  • Dead


     1 weeks ago

    That new suit makes Vader look like a samurai.

  • Florin Balaican

    Florin Balaican

     1 weeks ago


  • Philip Whang

    Philip Whang

     1 weeks ago +1

    I thought u couldn’t use the force with a mechanical arm. Didnt Vader lose both arms? If not tell me I’m wrong