Cool Facts About Darth Vader’s Suit

Have you ever wondered how Darth Vader’s suit keeps him alive? This breakdown explains what everything does and how it’s all put together

details on darth vader's armor suit
The suit provided a wide variety of life-support systems, the most important among them a complex breathing apparatus, gave Vader relatively free movement. His armor was made mostly of Durasteel

details on darth vader's armor suit
To escape the armor’s claustrophobic nature, Vader had several meditation chambers built in which he could remove his mask and suit and still survive. However, Vader longed to be less dependent on his armor

details on darth vader's armor suit
Various displays inside Vader’s helmet supplied him with a steady stream of data amplifying his already formidable connection to The Force. His helmet’s eye coverings provided infrared and ultraviolet vision, allowing Vader to see clearly even in complete darkness

details on darth vader's armor suit
Besides protection, his helmet stuck needles into Vader’s skin when fixed in place which fed neurological data on brainwave activity to the central chest computer. Radiator conduction pads were installed into the helmet as a means to allow excess heat to bleed through the metal surface

details on darth vader's armor suit
The shoulder armor weighed 12.2kg overall, was resistant to both blasters and energy blades. A drawback, however, is that its weight made it difficult for Vader to raise his lightsaber to full height, though he could still raise his hands above his head, but with great difficulty

details on darth vader's armor suit
Vader wore a padded, multi-ply body glove that covered everything below his neck. The flexible, quilted suite was blast-dampening and was made of a fireproof material that provided some protection against flames and corrosive gasses. There was also a gasket within the suit that accesses the cartridge containing kuchunin chemicals to lessen Vader’s perception of pain

details on darth vader's armor suit
Darth Vader’s right glove that covered his cybernetic hand was constructed using Skere Kaan’s indestructible Sith amulets. The glove, or gauntlets, were also made of a Mocronized Mandalorian iron weave to protect Vader against glancing lightsaber blows, as well as deflecting a direct hit from a blaster

details on darth vader's armor suit
The suit was equipped with a sensitive temperature-regulation system which could be controlled by a function box on his belt. The unit was powerful enough to allow Vader to walk the surface of Hoth without any additional protection

details on darth vader's armor suit
The synthskin that substituted for the skin that was seared from his bone on Mustafar itched incessantly, and his body needed to be periodically cleansed and scrubbed of necrotic flesh, and the incessant rasp of his breathing interfered with his ability to rest, let alone sleep

details on darth vader's armor suit
Vader’s shiny black combat boots contained durasteel that hinged on the sides of the foot of the boot to allow him to walk. The boots soles also contained a ferromagnetic core which could be activated by Vader’s mouth-operated controls to generate strong magnetic fields to cling to starship hulls

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  • da_sawce

    I would love to see more of this fir other characters in starwars universe (expanded or film).

    Obvious notables would be Fett and Storm Troopers

    or Tie Pilots…or those guys with the black helmets at the command con in the death star (you know…with the black oval shaped helmets).

    Man im such a nerd.

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  • DohPE!

    Yea, but how did he take a dump?