Darth Vader will do anything to protect his most closely guarded secret, and this can be used to manipulate him into taking orders from others.
The Chosen One’s control and command of the Force make him one of the most skilled fighters in the world. star Wars Universe. However, Darth Vader the biggest secret can easily be twisted to make him do someone else’s bidding.
Darth Vader’s past is the most famous and iconic backstory in entertainment history. Before becoming a Sith Lord, Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker, a Jedi Knight known to have trained under Obi-Wan Kenobi and fell in love with Padmé Amidala. Although the audience is well aware of his true identity, Darth Vader tries to keep it a secret in the universe. Only a few know that Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker are one and the same; the public was led to believe that Anakin Skywalker died with the Jedi Order. Obviously, if the secret is ever revealed, it will destroy everything that Darth Vader aspired to.
This secret can be (and has been) used to manipulate Darth Vader, as shown in Darth Vader (2017) #10 written by Charles Soule with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli. Darth Sidious sends Vader on a mission that tasks him with capturing Jocasta Nu and bringing her back alive. Jocasta has worked in the Jedi Archives for decades, and Sidious believes her precious knowledge will prove useful. A security bot in the Archive identifies Darth Vader as Anakin Skywalker within earshot of Jocasta, and she is shocked. In the end, although Jocasta fights well with both the Grand Inquisitor and Darth Vader himself, she is eventually captured. Vader’s soldiers ask if they can stun Jocasta to “stop this jedi lie“, but Jocasta objects: “You are taking orders from a Jedi! This man is Anakin Skywalker. Jedi KnightImmediately, Vader throws all of his soldiers off the ship, blames Jocasta for their deaths, and kills her.
Darth Vader values the secret of his identity so much that he will not hesitate to kill anyone who finds out about it. It is functionally possible to kill someone just by talking when Darth Vader is present, even if they are Vader’s allies, and Jocasta executes this strategy perfectly. Jocasta’s knowledge of Darth Vader’s secret identity not only causes Vader to go directly against his orders from Sidious, but also causes Vader to False to Sidious. He tells Sidious that they captured Jocasta, but she died trying to escape. One of the most effective and guaranteed weapons in the galaxy is simply knowing who Darth Vader was, because Vader will kill anyone who finds out, regardless of affiliation.
This promises very bad for Darth Vader’s current alliance with Sabe, as it indicates that he has no intention of letting her live now that she knows the truth. star Wars fans will just have to wait and see Darth Vader could even kill Sabe given her uncanny resemblance to Padmé.