Palpatine Vs. Darth Vader: Star Wars Confirmed Whose Force Choke Is Stronger
In Marvel’s Star Wars: Darth Vader, the two Sith masters square off in a duel that settles the power difference between them once and for all.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: Darth Vader #6, by Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco, Neeraj Menon, and Joe Caramanga, on sale now.
Darth Vader’s Force choke is iconic, demonstrating his power over others with a mere pinch of his fingers as he closes his unfortunate target’s windpipe to strangle them from afar. But what happens when his own signature move is turned against him?
In Star Wars: Darth Vader #5, that very question gets answered, and it gets answer hard when Vader defies his master the Emperor Palpatine and the dark lord’s response is to lay Vader flat. There’s no question about it: Emperor Palpatine is demonstrably stronger than Darth Vader.