do i tag this as anakin skywalker or darth vader

Sithmas Countdown 2016 - Day 23: Darth Vader + ice sculpture

It’s time again for the kitschy festive thing where I do daily star wars characters + winter stuff! More here! Join in and tag your work as #sithmas.

(Also featuring Padmé Amidala as a visual reminder of everything Lord Vader lost and can never get back.)

Kylo Ren and the lightsaber...

Kylo Ren idolizes Darth Vader, not Anakin Skywalker. He idolizes what Vader represents and what Vader was trying to do.-JJ Abrams

Now, according to some people, since this is Word of God what Kylo Ren’s deal is, he shouldn’t want the lightsaber so badly at the end of The Force Awakens since “it was Anakin’s lightsaber, not Darth Vader’s.”

And I’m just here thinking: 

…except that it was Darth Vader’s lightsaber. It was technically Darth Vader’s first lightsaber. 

It was the same lightsaber that executed Order 66 and massacred the younglings at the Jedi Temple. It was the same lightsaber that slaughtered the Separatist leadership. It was the same lightsaber used in his fight to the (near) death against Obi-Wan on Mustafar. 

Anakin didn’t simply become Darth Vader when he was put into the suit. It was Darth Vader, not Anakin, who did all those terrible things and he did all of them with that blade. 

If you need further clarification, listen to Kylo’s actual namesake:

“Your father… was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and “became” Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So, what I told you was true… from a certain point of view.” -Obi-Wan Kenobi   

That’s why Kylo Ren wants that lightsaber so badly. He doesn’t care that it belonged to Anakin at first. He idolizes Darth Vader, and that lightsaber very much belonged to Darth Vader at one point. 

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she really means: do i tag him kylo ren out of respect that he wants to be called that and that's who he is at this moment and that's pretty much his character's name or ben solo because that's who he truly is and he's just a tiny confused gumdrop and i'm even more confused about this than whether i should tag anakin skywalker or darth vader