As Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is re-released at UAE cinemas in glorious 3D, our thoughts turned to the villain that started it all – Darth Vader. More specifically, where does the Sith Lord rank on a list of the worst of the worst, the most evil, ruthless, conniving villains that the silver screen has even seen? Has there been a more spine-chilling sight at the cinema than the space doors sliding open (Dah-dah-dah. Du-du-dah. Du-du-dah) to reveal the flowing black cape and creepy mechanical workings of the merciless cyborg. Would you want to be the admiral of the Galactic Empire’s fleet that paid the ultimate price for failing Lord Vader? See where he ranked on our list of the best movie villains.

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