#8: Star Wars: Darth Vader’s Breathing
The fan theories that we’ve talked about so far have prompted a wide range of reactions from me: some make me laugh, and some make me think. But this was the first one that has actually made me sit up and say, “Oh wow, I’d like for this one to be true.”
Darth Vader’s heavy, labored breathing is one of his defining characteristics. What this fan dares to ask is, what if that breathing is just the result of a technical malfunction that everyone is terrified to point out to him? I’m sure we’ve all forgotten to mute the mic on the Zoom calls before. Who’s to say that Darth Vader hasn’t made the same mistake?