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Is Vader a fallen angel?

Discussion in 'Ann Arbor, MI' started by Morrigan_McKnight, Nov 19, 2005.


Is Vader a fallen angel?

Poll closed Mar 25, 2012.
  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. Morrigan_McKnight

    Morrigan_McKnight Jedi Youngling star 3

    Apr 19, 2002
    Please comment on why...or give another explaination

  2. Idgie

    Idgie Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 17, 2001
    Did he live on the Moons of Iego? :p

    The name 'Skywalker' itself could be said to have some sort of celestial meaning.The Hebrew Old Testament refers to angels as beney 'elohim,'sons of God' or they're known as messengers of God(or in this case,the Force).Anakin was created by the Force(not Palpatine,sorry).So you could argue that his character is an angel or a messenger.We certainly know that Anakin is a prophet(he had the ability to foretell the future).

    To take it a bit further,there are(I believe)two kinds of angels in Christian theology:archangels and angels.The job of the archangels was to worship God and the purpose of the angels was to guide the course of men.Again,Anakin certainly fulfills that second function to a degree(even as Vader).The apostle Paul gave them the further chore of guiding people's souls toward Heaven.Anakin also fulfills this by doing away with the Sith which allows the light side of the Force to return to power,thus guiding people toward Heaven in a sense.

    II Peter 2:4

    'God spared not the angels that sinned,but cast them down to Hell,and delivered them into chains of darkness,to be reserved unto the judgment'

    If fallen angels are devils and devils are angels who revolt against God,then this verse applies to Anakin in Ep.III,where he is 'cast into Hell' on Mustafar and 'delivered into chains of darkness' by having to be imprisoned in the Vader mask/persona.

    I don't really see SW as a direct correlation to Christian theology/myth,but there's plenty of evidence there to do so.

    Good topic,Kate :)
  3. YodasBrownEyedGirl

    YodasBrownEyedGirl Jedi Youngling star 2

    Feb 18, 2003
    I don't know alot of religion or mythology but I do believe that because Anakin was deceived and always seemed to be struggling with his decision to go to the dark side. He was not a fallen angel. This really isn't much of an explanation or anything but I tried. :oops:
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