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Darth Vader Was Mentally Ill, Researchers Say
ABC NEWS ^ | 6/10/2010 | ABC News

Posted on 06/10/2010 4:24:55 AM PDT by Dallas59



Don't blame it on the Dark Side. Anakin Skywalker's epic transformation into the evil Darth Vader may have been a result of mental illness, according to a group of French psychiatrists and psychologists. New Study Labels Darth Vader With Borderline Personality Disorder.

In a paper published in the journal Psychiatry Research, Eric Bui and his colleagues at Toulouse University Hospital have given new meaning to the term "Jedi mind tricks" with their psychoanalysis of why the tragic "Star Wars" hero fell from Jedi grace. Apparently, he had borderline

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1 posted on 06/10/2010 4:24:55 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

..we knew that....

2 posted on 06/10/2010 4:28:45 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Dallas59
As he came of age, Skywalker showed problems with impulsivity, violent outburst, illusions of invincibility and crises of identity, all of which are in line with borderline personality disorder diagnosis, the researchers concluded.

The absence of a father and early separation from his mother set the stage for his later developmental issues, the authors noted, and violent, dissociative events, such as when he kills a tribe of Tuskans in blind revenge, precipitated his turn to the Dark Side.

Stupid, wussy analysis like this is why the French keep getting their asses kicked in every war...

3 posted on 06/10/2010 4:28:55 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Dallas59

It could only be a government sponsored study that would even bother with psycho analyzing a fictional character...


4 posted on 06/10/2010 4:30:55 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Dallas59

“I find their lack of belief...disturbing.”


5 posted on 06/10/2010 4:33:41 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

So,,,,Vader just needed some Prozac,,


6 posted on 06/10/2010 4:33:41 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Dallas59

Who did they get their funding from - The SyFy Channel?


7 posted on 06/10/2010 4:33:52 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Dallas59

He was a complex man with a soft side as well...

8 posted on 06/10/2010 4:35:50 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

or lots of hugs.


9 posted on 06/10/2010 4:36:05 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Dallas59; Slings and Arrows

I’d challenge anyone to get burned up in a river of lava after getting dismembered by a lightsaber and having the strength to carry on afterward. I’m sure such a thing can’t be mentally healthy either.


10 posted on 06/10/2010 4:37:36 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Dallas59

Liberals don’t like the concept of evil, because they believe that socialism will solve the ills of human society.


11 posted on 06/10/2010 4:40:11 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: libertarian27
Who did they get their funding from

Stimulus money.

12 posted on 06/10/2010 4:40:14 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Doogle
"Oh how horrid!"


13 posted on 06/10/2010 4:41:03 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: CharlotteVRWC
Actually, I would hold off on the meds and suggest group therapy, with maybe some one-on-one counseling. Then, after a few months, re-evaluate his mental status.

Of course, I wouldn't rule out a little electro-shock therapy. Nothing like a good zap to get one's mind back in focus!

14 posted on 06/10/2010 4:44:37 AM PDT by unbiasedtruth
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To: Dallas59

They are reading way too much into a fictional character in a script written by a man who has very little conception of continuity, believable dialogue or logical plotlines....


15 posted on 06/10/2010 4:44:47 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Dallas59

I would just mention to the French that the inability to determine what’s reality and what’s fiction is a pretty serious mental disability too.


16 posted on 06/10/2010 4:45:08 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Dallas59

I would just mention to the French that the inability to determine what’s reality and what’s fiction is a pretty serious mental disability too.


17 posted on 06/10/2010 4:45:41 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Dallas59

18 posted on 06/10/2010 4:46:41 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: KoRn

19 posted on 06/10/2010 4:48:16 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: Dallas59

The socialistic French, who are responsible for the secularization of Europe, are just the right group to propose this kind of nonsense. Ignoring, in their deliberate deconstructionist way, the intent of comic book good v. evil, they plod on psychoanalyzing behavior as if anyone really cares. Yet there is always the American acolyte who sees his opportunity to get his 15 minutes on the tail of his French counterpart as does this fellow Bender in the article. Sure he doesn’t buy the French mental schtick about Darth Vader but he does think that the film character may have a personality disorder. Good grief, this is a fictional movie character not one from Shakespeare. The only reason that this film gets such credibility is that, in my opinion, the mythologist, Joseph Campbell made such a big deal about it in one of his books. Of course, using movie characters immediately makes your analysis outdated because the shelf life of their impact is less than a year. Anyhow, the French, according to a book I just read with the eponymous title, are “Our Oldest Enemy”. Best to remember that in every circumstance.


20 posted on 06/10/2010 4:55:39 AM PDT by sueuprising
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To: DarthVader

NOW

do you see why I think there had to be a few million BETTER screen names????

LOL.


21 posted on 06/10/2010 4:59:01 AM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Dallas59

He got over his mental illness when he joined the dark side. I mean, come on. Who in their right mind would want to be some pansy-@ss jedi thingy when they could be an bad@ss dictator with shiny black armor?


22 posted on 06/10/2010 5:05:45 AM PDT by Lobsterback
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

23 posted on 06/10/2010 5:08:46 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Doogle

LOL!


24 posted on 06/10/2010 5:10:05 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: sueuprising

You’re referring to The Hero’s Journey by Joe Campbell. It said that Star Wars was the best script ever written in Hollywood. It was then used by every studio in the industry to make every action film just like Star Wars, since they couldn’t think for themselves. Never mind the plot holes and some of the worst dialogue ever written, that book is the movie bible and we are worse off for it.


25 posted on 06/10/2010 5:10:26 AM PDT by sig226 (Mourn this day, the death of a great republic. March 21, 2010)
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To: null and void

I don’t quite know what to call this ping


26 posted on 06/10/2010 5:10:56 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

:)


27 posted on 06/10/2010 5:13:47 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Quix; DarthVader
And he can be a little testy...


28 posted on 06/10/2010 5:21:52 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: Dallas59

They do know Darth Vader isn’t real don’t they? What a bunch of BS.


29 posted on 06/10/2010 5:24:35 AM PDT by calex59
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To: unbiasedtruth
Of course, I wouldn't rule out a little electro-shock therapy. Nothing like a good zap to get one's mind back in focus!

nah, he tried that in the end, it ended up killing him.
30 posted on 06/10/2010 5:24:55 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: Jonah Hex

indeed.


31 posted on 06/10/2010 5:27:26 AM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: KoRn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Darth Vader Was Mentally Ill, Researchers Say,

Ya think?!


32 posted on 06/10/2010 5:29:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dallas59
Darth Vader Was Mentally Ill

Darth Vader was a fictional character in a movie.

33 posted on 06/10/2010 5:29:38 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur

Correction—four movies and a slew of video games! Not that that justifies this stupid study....


34 posted on 06/10/2010 5:31:51 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
It could only be a government sponsored study that would even bother with psycho analyzing a fictional character...

Agreed. Spending time and money to analyze a fictional character is insane. However...you must understand the liberal agenda to fully appreciate why they did it.

Part of the liberal agenda is "there is no such thing as absolute evil." When there is no such thing as sinful nature...you can 1) Medicate your way out of a problem and 2) Do what feels good.

When you can do those things...and there is no right or wrong...you don't need a God...or a Savior.

35 posted on 06/10/2010 5:32:40 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Dallas59

36 posted on 06/10/2010 5:33:08 AM PDT by MollyKuehl
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To: Doogle

37 posted on 06/10/2010 5:33:09 AM PDT by MollyKuehl
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To: MollyKuehl
Ok, he's a swordsman. What team is he on, huh?

(Seinfeldian reference implied.)

38 posted on 06/10/2010 5:35:37 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Dallas59

Typical anti-Sith propaganda. Proves the Jedi didn’t go extinct. They went into mental health, where they could still sit around, and endlessly discuss things without getting anything done.

If there was ever a group who embodied the Yoda rule “Do not try, do”, it’s the Sith [and Vader].

It’s all just envy for the most successful Conservative SMALL sized government in history. It doesn’t get smaller than two guys running the galaxy.

And Vader? He would have plugged the oil leak with the head of BP. Literally. Kim Jong Il would have felt the squeeze [and I’m not talking sanctions] long ago. The Mullahs would have been in an Imperial trash compacter faster than you can say ‘light speed’. And Jar Jar Obozo? Back on Naboo.


39 posted on 06/10/2010 5:36:24 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Jonah Hex
Runs in the family ... no mention in the article about the cascading effect onto the kids.


40 posted on 06/10/2010 5:41:21 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: csvset

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Well, yeah there is, but we will pretend there isnt.


41 posted on 06/10/2010 5:41:39 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
They are reading way too much into a fictional character in a script written by a man who has very little conception of continuity, believable dialogue or logical plotlines....

And a good example of that sparked this image...


42 posted on 06/10/2010 5:43:23 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: sig226

“You’re referring to The Hero’s Journey by Joe Campbell. It said that Star Wars was the best script ever written in Hollywood”
I thought I read it in the companion book from the Moyer’s interview with Campbell called “The Power of Myth.” Anyhow, evidently Lucas made a big to-do about how he used the ordered steps of what constitutes a hero’s journey from Campbell’s book of that name to create his film characters . Campbell then went on to film the Moyers interview at Lucas’s Skywalker ranch. In his early work, Campbell made some interesting literary analyses of archetypes but should have steered clear of religious statements. A grumbling ex Catholic, he admitted to Moyers that if he were to adhere to a religion or a view of the after life, it would be the hindu one. Campbell became a guru and hollywood types and his wealthy Sarah Lawrence students, his groupies. That type of person has no real credibility.


43 posted on 06/10/2010 5:45:48 AM PDT by sueuprising
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To: windcliff; raven92876

ping


44 posted on 06/10/2010 5:47:09 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Dallas59

Fiction. That is what these “experts” deal in. Off with their heads.


45 posted on 06/10/2010 5:48:16 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: tanknetter
Runs in the family ... no mention in the article about the cascading effect onto the kids.

Funny you should mention the kids...


46 posted on 06/10/2010 5:52:17 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: Dallas59

Must be a slow news day. Maybe they will find out Jabba just had a glandular problem.


47 posted on 06/10/2010 5:52:52 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Jonah Hex

LOL!!


48 posted on 06/10/2010 5:53:00 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Dallas59
What does this say about Chad Vader, Day Shift Manager? (see You Tube)


49 posted on 06/10/2010 6:16:05 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Slings and Arrows

When I told him I was half French, my former boss (from the late 70’s/early 80’s) said, “God, I really hate the French.” He was dyslexic, and I had to write all his reports and fill out all his forms for him. He was also the most politically incorrect man I’ve ever met, but I enjoyed working for him because he was brilliant, and he was kind under his crusty exterior.

I have to admit, in the light of this “study,” that I agree with him.


50 posted on 06/10/2010 6:17:11 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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