“The Cantina Cast” #154: The Psychology of Vader/Anakin

In the last episode before Rogue One hits theaters on December 16, Mike and Joao decided to dive deep into the mind of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

They are joined once again by mental health practitioner Adam to see what is going on in the mind of the most iconic Star Wars character.

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in this episode:

  • What effect did slavery have on young Anakin Skywalker?
  • What was the psychological effects of leaving his mother?
  • What happened to Anakin’s mind when he went from having nothing to becoming a member of the Jedi order?
  • Anakin and Obi-Wan’s complex relationship
  • What effect did Qui-Gon’s death have on Anakin?
  • Was Anakin in love with Padme or obsessed with Padme?
  • Family man?
  • The psychological effects of losing limbs
  • Renouncing his former self
  • Final diagnosis
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