Did You Know Darth Vader's Neck Was Broken in STAR WARS?
In all the times I've watched the original Star Wars trilogy, I have never ever noticed that Darth Vader's neck had been broken. This little detail was recently revealed to me by GT reader Connor Heggie, who sent us a video breaking down the details of Vader's broken neck. This is a point that no one has really talked about. I know it has never come up in any of the Star Wars discussions that I've had over the years, and I've never read about it anywhere before. It may not be a huge deal to some of you, but the fact that I didn't know this until now is kind of blowing my mind. Maybe some of you already were aware of this, and if that's the case, I applaud you for your hardcore Star Wars fandom.
As you can see in the image above, his neck vertebra have been replaced by what looks to be a metal spine. When did it happen, though? You can watch Connor talk about this overlooked Star Wars detail in the video below.
On a funny side-note, in Family Guy's Star Wars parody movie "It's a Trap," Luke Skywalker broke Darth Vader's neck while trying to remove his helmet.