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== Bad Qualities ==
 
== Bad Qualities ==
  
# Instead of being a great man like Obi-Wan mentioned in a new Hope he’s just a whiny self centered brat.
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# Instead of being a great man like Obi-Wan mentioned in A New Hope, he’s just a whiny self centered brat.
 
# Hayden Christensen's performance as Anakin (mainly ''Attack of the Clones'') wasn't very good and can often sound forced and lifeless. Then again, hardly anyone can make scenes like those work, so Hayden's not completely at fault. Plus, he gets better in ''Revenge of the Sith.''
 
# Hayden Christensen's performance as Anakin (mainly ''Attack of the Clones'') wasn't very good and can often sound forced and lifeless. Then again, hardly anyone can make scenes like those work, so Hayden's not completely at fault. Plus, he gets better in ''Revenge of the Sith.''
 
#* And then there's Jake Lloyd who played young Anakin, who's also pretty annoying. (Then again, centering an child actor like him to be the future {{Great|Darth Vader}}, wasn't exactly the best idea.)
 
#* And then there's Jake Lloyd who played young Anakin, who's also pretty annoying. (Then again, centering an child actor like him to be the future {{Great|Darth Vader}}, wasn't exactly the best idea.)
# His relationship with Padmé in the second prequel feels very forced. The setup to get them together is contrived, the dialog is clunky and bizarre, their actions contradict their own motives, and Padmé decides that she is into Anakin despite him voicing support for a dictatorship and even after he rants and raves about wanting to become omnipotent and reveals that he slaughtered an entire Tusken community, including women and children.
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# His relationship with Padmé in the second prequel feels very forced. The setup to get them together is contrived, the dialogue is clunky and bizarre, their actions contradict their own motives, and Padmé decides that she is into Anakin despite him voicing support for a dictatorship and even after he rants and raves about wanting to become omnipotent and reveals that he slaughtered an entire Tusken community, including women and children.
 
# Rather than showing the bond between Obi-Wan and Anakin, since this is supposed to be the height of their friendship, they simply talk about things they've done together off-screen. On-screen, they seem to barely tolerate each other at best, and Anakin complains about Obi-Wan behind his back. This did get shown in the ''{{Best|Star Wars: The Clone Wars}}'' animated series.
 
# Rather than showing the bond between Obi-Wan and Anakin, since this is supposed to be the height of their friendship, they simply talk about things they've done together off-screen. On-screen, they seem to barely tolerate each other at best, and Anakin complains about Obi-Wan behind his back. This did get shown in the ''{{Best|Star Wars: The Clone Wars}}'' animated series.
# His "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" line in ''Revenge of the Sith'' sounds weird and ridiculous.
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# His infamous "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" line in ''Revenge of the Sith'' sounds weird and ridiculous.
 
# Similar to most of the other prequel characters, he lacks any true personality or defining traits.
 
# Similar to most of the other prequel characters, he lacks any true personality or defining traits.
# He was revealed to have built C-3PO, which makes very little sense in context, since his mother would have no use for a protocol droid and it is not clear why he would make a robot that looks exactly like a mass-produced model.
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# He was revealed to have built C-3PO. While this is a somewhat impressive trait for Anakin, why does Shmi need a protocol droid? Especially a droid designed for light duty and luxurious environments.
  
 
== Good Qualities ==
 
== Good Qualities ==
 
# Darth Vader's origin story is not a bad premise for a trilogy, the problem is that it was poorly executed.
 
# Darth Vader's origin story is not a bad premise for a trilogy, the problem is that it was poorly executed.
 
# As mentioned earlier, he does get better overtime.
 
# As mentioned earlier, he does get better overtime.
# He is well designed.
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# His visual appearance and attire throughout 1-3 IS memorable.
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#Thankfully, Star Wars: The Clone Wars filled in the blanks in Anakin's history, and even made his turn to the dark side a bit more sense.  
  
 
== Comments ==
 
== Comments ==

Revision as of 10:17, 1 August 2020

Well, even cinema's greatest villains had rough beginnings.

Anakin Skywalker is the main protagonist of the Star Wars Trilogy (as the deuteragonist of The Phantom Menace, the main protagonist of Attack of the Clones, and protagonist-turned-central-antagonist of Revenge of the Sith. He's the former Jedi Padawan of Obi-Wan KenobiGCW, the third and final Sith Apprentice of Darth Sidious (after Darth Maul and Count Dooku) and the father of Luke SkywalkerGCW and Princess LeiaGCW.

He was portrayed by Jake Lloyd as a child in The Phantom Menace and by Hayden Christensen as an adult in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith with James Earl Jones returning to voice him at the end of Revenge of the Sith.

Bad Qualities

  1. Instead of being a great man like Obi-Wan mentioned in A New Hope, he’s just a whiny self centered brat.
  2. Hayden Christensen's performance as Anakin (mainly Attack of the Clones) wasn't very good and can often sound forced and lifeless. Then again, hardly anyone can make scenes like those work, so Hayden's not completely at fault. Plus, he gets better in Revenge of the Sith.
    • And then there's Jake Lloyd who played young Anakin, who's also pretty annoying. (Then again, centering an child actor like him to be the future Darth VaderGCW, wasn't exactly the best idea.)
  3. His relationship with Padmé in the second prequel feels very forced. The setup to get them together is contrived, the dialogue is clunky and bizarre, their actions contradict their own motives, and Padmé decides that she is into Anakin despite him voicing support for a dictatorship and even after he rants and raves about wanting to become omnipotent and reveals that he slaughtered an entire Tusken community, including women and children.
  4. Rather than showing the bond between Obi-Wan and Anakin, since this is supposed to be the height of their friendship, they simply talk about things they've done together off-screen. On-screen, they seem to barely tolerate each other at best, and Anakin complains about Obi-Wan behind his back. This did get shown in the Star Wars: The Clone WarsBTSW animated series.
  5. His infamous "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" line in Revenge of the Sith sounds weird and ridiculous.
  6. Similar to most of the other prequel characters, he lacks any true personality or defining traits.
  7. He was revealed to have built C-3PO. While this is a somewhat impressive trait for Anakin, why does Shmi need a protocol droid? Especially a droid designed for light duty and luxurious environments.

Good Qualities

  1. Darth Vader's origin story is not a bad premise for a trilogy, the problem is that it was poorly executed.
  2. As mentioned earlier, he does get better overtime.
  3. His visual appearance and attire throughout 1-3 IS memorable.
  4. Thankfully, Star Wars: The Clone Wars filled in the blanks in Anakin's history, and even made his turn to the dark side a bit more sense.

Comments


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ItMeansNothing

6 months ago
Score -1
Anakin was honestly no better in Clone Wars. He actually treated Obi-Wan and Ahsoka like crap by ignoring their advice and getting mad at them for not listening to him. He also made fun of Ahsoka before she got a lecture.
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HellLord

6 months ago
Score 1

“I HATE YOOOOOOUUU!!!!” Says Anakin Skywalker

This comment is not meant to be taken seriously, its a joke since the I hate you line is a meme now
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HellLord

6 months ago
Score 1
Also, good comment sticky
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Henry Fan 1999

14 days ago
Score 0
Well, at least we can still have Anakin from Genndy Tartakovsky's Star Wars: Clone Wars.
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Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
Score 2 You
I killed them, I killed them all. And not just the men, but the women and the children too... They are like animals, AND I SLAUGHERED THEM LIKE ANIMALS! I HATE THEM!
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HellLord

6 months ago
Score 1
Being angry is to be human
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SuperStreetKombat

one month ago
Score 0

A youngling: "Master Skywalker, there are too many of them. What are we going to do?"

Anakin/Darth Vader: *silently pulls out his lightsaber*

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