Photograph of Darth Vader
This button was released in a series of photo buttons used to promote the film, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Considered to be one of the most iconic villains in popular culture, Darth Vader serves as the central antagonist of the original Star Wars trilogy. Serving the Emperor and the Galactic Empire, Darth Vader is a powerful wielder of the force who was originally Anakin Skywalker, the father of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. Despite having fallen to the dark side, it is Darth Vader's connection to Luke that ultimately allows him to find redemption just prior to his death in Return of the Jedi. The story of Anakin's adventures as a Jedi and his eventual transformation into Darth Vader are central to the overall story of the series, and is expanded upon further in the prequel series of films.