If you only knew the power of the Dark Side.
Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your
He told me enough! He told me *you* killed him!
No. *I* am your father.
Ah, the classic reveal from Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. When racking our brains for monster dads to feature this month, Darth Vader quickly whooopaaa'd his way to the surface. Synonymous with betrayal, cybernetics, and asthmatic breathing Vader is THE iconicly evil father figure of pop culture.
One who encourages his only son to join him in serving the dark side. You know, to destroy their remaining Jedi brethren, serve the Emperor, and rule the universe as big bads. Talk about high and twisted hopes for your child.
Not only is Vader known for one of the most misquoted dialogue lines (Luke, I am your father.), he's the ultimate supervilian and mix of man and machine. His cautionary tale ends in sacrifice and redemption. But the image of Vader as a one hell of a nasty dad will live forever in our collective, film-junkie minds.
SURVIVAL TIP: The force is strong in Vader, try to avoid his Jedi mind tricks.