“Impressive, Most Impressive”

Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader has been voted the greatest Star Wars villain of all time by the readers of RadioTimes.com.

The iconic sci-fi character topped the list of the franchise’s greatest villains, securing 33 percent of the overall vote. Huw Fullerton, RadioTimes.com’s sci-fi and fantasy editor said –

“Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side.”

“Over 40 years after he first wheezed his way onto our screens, it’s clear that Star Wars fans’ faith in Lord Vader remains stronger than ever, with a third of the thousands who voted picking him as their favourite villain from the series.”

Star Wars films and TV series may come and go, but Darth Vader will always be the ultimate villain. Truly, he is the Master.”

Emperor Sheev Palpatine, played by Ian McDiarmid in multiple Star Wars films, came in second place on the list, with 18 percent of the vote.

Elsewhere, Darth Maul claimed six percent of the votes, alongside Grand Admiral Thrawn and Boba Fett.

The full list as follows –

1. Darth Vader – 33 percent (3422)
2. The Emperor – 18 percent (1897)
3. Grand Admiral Thrawn – 6 percent (636)
4. Darth Maul – 6 percent (632)
5. Boba Fett – 6 percent (631)
6. General Grievous – 4 percent (458)
7. Greedo – 4 percent (399)
8. Moff Gideon – 4 percent (381)
9. Kylo Ren – 3 percent (354)
10. Grand Moff Tarkin – 3 percent (330)
11. Count Dooku – 2 percent (258)
12. Supreme Leader Snoke – 2 percent (224)
13. Captain Phasma – 2 percent (223)
14. Asajj Ventress – 2 percent (193)
15. Grand Inquisitor – 2 percent (178)
16. Jabba the Hutt – 2 percent (158)

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Hayden Christensen is set to reprise his role as Darth Vader in the new upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Christensen in a statement –

“It was such an incredible journey playing Anakin Skywalker,”

“Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren’t on the greatest of terms when we last saw them…It will be interesting to see what an amazing director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all.”

“I’m excited to work with Ewan again. It feels good to be back.”