Darth Vader was in a foul mood.
Several years ago, the Emperor had christened him “Darth Vader”. At the time he thought nothing of it, since he had so much stuff to do like ending the war and killing some younglings.
But now that he had run out of Jedi, Vader was finally able to give some thought to his name. For the first time, the dark lord of the Sith realized that “Darth Vader” sucked. Where the fuck did the Emperor get that name?
Plagueis was cool, like some sort of unstoppable disease. Sidious was terrifying, since Palpatine really was an insidious asshole. And Maul, that was downright bad-ass. But what the hell was a “Vader”? It sounded like a Dutch “father”, and Anakin knew he wasn’t a dad. Hell, he didn’t even have balls anymore.
Force-grabbing a pen and paper, the dark lord sat down at his desk and prepared to work.
Hmm. Let’s see:
Darth Awesome – Anakin knew he was awesome, he won the Boonta eve as a kid, ended the Clone Wars as a whiny teen, and his mom told him so. But it was still too cliche.
Darth Devastator – He could throw a pretty mean punch. But “devastator” was too long. Besides, it sounded like a star destroyer.
Darth Dude – Shorter and much simpler, but too generic.
Darth Dude also made him sound like a surfer dude, and he hated sand.
Darth Choker – Too BDSM. And he was already in black leather.
Darth the Menace – Nope, too juvenile.
Darth Superior – Palpatine wouldn’t like it.
Darth Tall, Dark and Handsome – That fit him right to a T! Okay, maybe not the handsome part anymore. Fucking Obi-Wan.
Darth Ani – Padme would have called her that. If only she were still alive….
Darth Vader punched the desk. Fuck, this name shit is hard!
The door to his cabin chimed. It was a junior officer.
“Sir, a squadron of Rebel fighters are approaching the Death Star from Yavin IV,” the nervous flunky reported. “The Grand Moff requests your presence on the bridge.”
“Tell him I’m on my way.”
Figures. Every time he gets some alone time, another emergency pops up. He couldn’t even get a few minutes of peace to change his goddamn name!
With a sigh, Vader Force-crumpled the paper and stood up. He hoped there won’t be a dogfight… he was feeling really distracted today.