We all know Darth Vader as the villain of Star Wars, hell-bent on galactic domination. But these latest images, from a Reuters photo essay, show Vader in a new light – as a homebody content with walking the dog, embroidering pyjamas and chilling in the evening with some cuddly toys and a trashy novel.
OK, so it’s not the Darth Vader we’ve come to know and love. It’s actually Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, a Ukrainian citizen who officially changed his name in October when he ran for mayor of Odessa, a city to the south of the country. Sadly, he didn’t win (he came 15th out of 42 candidates.) But he did have a campaign team made up of stormtroopers, so we think we know who the real winner is here.
These revealing images show that the Ukrainian Darth Vader is just like you and I. Except with a cooler work outfit and better embroidery skills.