10 Things You Didn’t Know About Darth Vader

Most Profitable ‘Star Wars’ Character

Merchandise was insanely profitable for every main Star Wars character, but none of them reached the level of Darth Vader. As of late 2015, it’s estimated that over $27 billion worth of the antagonist’s merchandise has been sold.

Suit Buttons Actually Have Purpose

He didn’t pay attention to them throughout the films, but according to the background story of Star Wars, the buttons on Darth Vader’s outfit do have a purpose. It controls the temperature inside of his suit, the oxygen flow, and food retrieval. Oxygen regulation is the reasoning behind the heavy breathing.