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Star Wars fans disgusted by Darth Vader suit secret I wish I could forget

Star Wars fans disgusted by Darth Vader suit secret I wish I could forget

I wish I never knew

Darth Vader is one of the most iconic villains in the entire history of cinema and no doubt this legendary Sith Lord has plenty of secrets that he’d rather us not know, such as the topic of today’s story.

The Star Wars franchise is fast approaching its 50th anniversary following the release of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in 1977 and since that time, it has garnered a fan base and deep lore that has very few rivals. To this day, the Star Wars franchise arguably remains more popular than ever with each new TV series and movie release being a huge deal.

Check out our chat with the cast of Star Wars: The Acolyte below!

Recently, the latest series in the Star Wars saga was released on Disney Plus with The Acolyte and already, the series has stirred controversy by not only having mobs review bombing the wrong product but also changing the origin story of Anakin Skywalker. Speaking of which, here’s a detail that you might regret knowing about Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader.

As reported by ComicBook, it’s been detailed that Darth Vader’s synthskin has to be scrubbed of necrotic flesh (lovely). According to “Necrosis is the death of body tissue. It occurs when too little blood flows to the tissue. This can be from injury, radiation, or chemicals. Necrosis cannot be reversed. When large areas of tissue die due to a lack of blood supply, the condition is called gangrene.”

So in other words, ole-Darthy boy had to have his dead and rotten skin constantly scrubbed off for years following his battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Thankfully at least, this task was not handed to living beings and was instead the grotesque task of the medical droids for Darth Vader to wear his snazzy new suit.

In particular, this task was overseen by a Ubrikkian DD-13HK droid which is largely credited to the survival of Anakin Skywalker now reborn as Darth Vader. If you’re reading this story while eating a bowl of soggy Cornflakes, you’re welcome.

The first three episodes of Star Wars: The Acolyte are available to stream now via Disney Plus.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: Disney, Star Wars, TV And Film