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The Top Ten Fathers On Film | 9. Darth Vader, the Star Wars saga
9. Darth Vader, the Star Wars saga

"Together we can rule the galaxy, as father and son" - way to go with the expectations, Dad. Sure, he's going on about the 'together' stuff, like it'll be a real bonding exercise to overthrow the Emperor, but this is just a classic example of father using the son to achieve what he never could. And what kind of father lops off their son's hand? Therapy of galactic proportions required; put the lightsaber down, get out in the back yard and kick a ball around with your kids - and no using the Force!

Fatherly advice: "Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends."

See also: Glen Whitehouse in Affliction, Wade Gustafson in Fargo, maybe Odin in Thor, definitely Dr Evil in the Austin Powers series.

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