People love Star Wars. They love the characters, the setting, the action, the music, and the story. Villains tend to have the most fans out of all the characters from a particular franchise, and Star Wars has more than its fair share of iconic villains. Any characters that people are passionate about on the internet will eventually become fodder for memes.
Memes can be all in good fun, but some memes can become savage jokes. It doesn’t help the Sith that the prequel trilogy itself became the source of countless memes.
The Sith take themselves so seriously, in the opposite sense of the Jedi. While the Jedi want to be reserved and tranquil, the Sith want to be feared and obeyed. Sometimes they’re a little hard to take seriously. They tend to be drama queens and get themselves into tough spots or ironic predicaments.
Thanks to these savage memes, we’re able to poke endless fun at this ancient order of galaxy-dominating, dark space wizards with a penchant for ominous names and all black clothes.
Even Darth Vader himself might be genuinely stung by how shameless these punchlines are.
Get the galactic fire department on the line becauses here are 15 Hilarious Star Wars Sith Memes that Would Make Darth Vader Cry!
15 “SITH LORDS ARE OUR SPECIALTY”
In Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan and Anakin arrive on the bridge of General Grevious’s ship to rescue Chancellor Palpatine. Count Dooku appears shortly thereafter.
Palpatine urges the two Jedi not to fight the Sith Lord Count Dooku on their own and Obi-wan nonchalantly turns to him and says, “Chancellor Palpatine, Sith Lords are our specialty.”
Little did Obi-wan know that he would be dealing with Anakin in a similarly special manner before the end of the movie. You could even make the case that Obi-wan served up Anakin like a dinner special.
He cut him up and barbequed him over an open flame-- an entire lava river bank in fact. Obi-wan sure looks happier serving the Anakin special than he did on the high ground.
14 DEATH STAR INSURANCE
Insurance is a huge industry in the real world. It helps people pay for expenses or accidents to their homes, cars, or other possessions. Now try imagine something like insurance being a thing in Star Wars.
In Star Wars, you have fleets of ships each many kilometers long. Also, let's not forget the memetic financial debacle in the Empire’s history-- the Death Star.
Here we have Flow the Progressive woman, answering a call from Darth Vader who’s looking for an insurance claim on the Empire’s planet destroying superweapon.
The funniest part about it is that you could swap out Vader with a mom, and the Death Star with a SUV, and it could be a real world conversation. Kids are always unpredictable.
13 “WHAT I REALLY DO.”
It’s one of the most famous meme templates ever and it’s been applied to real life positions and fictional characters alike. The key is finding the right picture to match all the different perspectives. Darth Vader offers plenty of truths, from certain points of view.
Padme might have the most disappointing perspective. If she expected that Anakin might repent immediately so that he could be a good and present father to Luke and Liea, she’d be sorely disappointed.
Shmi’s thoughts are also just bitter reminders. Vader would like to think of himself as a cool, stylized, "bad muthaf***ker." However, the truth is that he’s an overplayed sight gag. Any time you see him in the real world, he looks ridiculous and most people just take that humor and run with it.
12 GETTING BURNED
Many of our favorite characters have suffered some kind of serious wound or injury that makes them distinctive. Sandor Clegane, the Hound, from Game of Thrones is a fine example. When he was young, his older brother grabbed him by the head and shoved his face into the burning coals of a blazing hearth.
However, that’s nothing compared to what Anakin Skywalker endured. He was triple dismembered by his former master and his entire body was engulfed in flames.
He only survived by constantly living within a life-sustaining suit of armor. Also, he has to take periodic baths in stasis tanks to maintain what’s left of his own body. However, Vader doesn’t lose his cool and can still deal with fire even after going through all of that, unlike the Hound.
11 AN ARM AND A LEG
Obi-wan and Anakin confronted each other again on the Death Star. When they come face to face in the hall again, they don’t have too many words to trade in between their clashing lightsabers.
Obi-wan does warn Vader that even if he is struck down, he will grow in power. The old Jedi Master even accepts death to continue aiding Luke from beyond through the Force.
However, according to this meme, Obi-wan came with a few choice words for his old Padawan. This is presumably the first time Obi-wan has seen Anakin since their duel on Mustafar.
He gives Anakin a bitter reminder about how thoroughly Obi-wan beat him with a cringe-worthy, literal pun. You can hear the groans from all the way out in space.
10 DARTH LUMBERGH
Office Space is still one of the most depressingly accurate movies for so many working people today. Bill Lumbergh is probably the most memorable and memetic of the annoying boss archetypes from the movie.
He’s got the droning voice and casual carelessness for his employees every time he majorly inconveniences Peter Gibbons.
Now try to imagine Darth Vader as Bill Lumbergh, with a black button up shirt and red suspenders instead of robotic armor. If you were a lackey in the Empire or a Jedi tempted by the Dark Side, you might just be annoyed if this version of Vader tried to convert you.
Also, how would Vader ever drink from that mug with his helmet on at work? Just don’t forget to submit your TPS reports.
9 HIPSTER ANAKIN
You can make a hipster out of just about any character if you Photoshop a set of wide, semicircular, ornate rim glasses onto their face. This includes Anakin Skywalker. He is pretty original and unconventional after all. He was conceived by the Force, and he was the relatively youngest member ever to sit on the Jedi Council.
Why should he do what everybody expected him to do? He wanted to join the Sith who had been less well known for a millennium. However, once you make it to the top as the chief military enforcer of an Empire, you can’t go back to being an indie hipster.
The Jedi became so underground that most people in the galaxy forgot about them or thought of them as myths.
8 AHSOKA CAN’T TELL
Star Wars The Clone Wars introduced Ahsoka Tano to the Star Wars Universe. She was a Padawan who Anakin took upon himself to train and mentor closely throughout the Clone Wars. In some ways, she bore the closest witness to Anakin’s initial temptation to the Dark Side.
The classic image that goes with this meme is Fry from Futurama. However, this image of Ahsoka from the same angle works just as well.
After all, it could be hard for anyone to tell sometimes. Often Anakin’s worst days and his fall to the Dark Side would overlap. Her confusion would surely be replaced with horror by the time of Star Wars Rebels. During this show, she learns that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader and that his fall to the Dark Side was complete.
7 TRAINING YOUR KILLER
Some say that the history of the Sith can be neatly paraphrased as endless betrayal. The Sith betrayed the rules of the Jedi to grow their power in the Dark Side and they regularly betray each other for personal gain. Even when there isn’t a betrayal involved, their actions usually come back to bite them.
All of that was true for Count Dooku at his end. He was a Jedi who became disillusioned. He was betrayed by his own master, Darth Sidious, and was later executed by Anakin Skywalker.
Dooku had been the master of Qui-gon Jinn. Qui-gon mentored Anakin at least for a short while and also mentored Obi-wan. Either way, Dooku was bested and killed by the continuation of his own training. Perhaps it’s complimentary.
6 “DON’T CALL IT A BATHROBE!”
Star Wars Detours is an animated serial that portrays the less exciting but relatable goings on in the galaxy far, far away. The series is set in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and pokes fun at characters from both the original and prequel trilogies.
Even Emperor Palpatine himself gripes about having to call the Death Star a “space mall.”
While the Emperor manages to look enigmatic and threatening in the movies, his outfit does look relatively simple. Star Wars Detours takes Palpatine’s robe and makes it even more underwhelming.
It’s even worse when we see him absorbed in his phone, lounging about the Death Star. However, don’t even think about calling it a bathrobe to Palpatine’s face. He’ll shock you with force lightning.
5 DARTH JAR JAR
Darth Jar Jar is probably the most dubious meme to ever come out of Star Wars. Some fans have come to believe that Jar Jar Binks was supposed to be Jedi or Sith Master in The Phantom Menace, deliberately fooling every one with his clumsy hijinks.
However, fans’ reaction to him was so overwhelmingly negative that George Lucas supposedly gave up on expanding that plot line.
Some fans took this idea and ran with it, Photoshopping Jar Jar’s face into screen shots of Palpatine and Snoke. By now the meme is pretty removed from the original idea that could have redeemed Jar Jar.
Darth Vader would certainly wretch in his robotic throat at the thought of Jar Jar Binks being an obfuscating Dark Lord. This pitiful comic relief Gungan got his tongue caught in Anakin’s pod racer after all.
4 KYLO REN’S GRANDMOTHER
Kylo Ren is clearly obsessed with his grandfather, the powerful, intimidating Darth Vader. His black garb and his mask are distinctive, but they aren’t iconic or necessary in the way that Vader’s armor was.
Somehow Kylo’s grandmother never comes up in his ancestor worship. However, could you imagine what his attire would look like if she did?
Padme Amidala had some of the most extravagant outfits in the prequel trilogy. Thanks to the picture above, we can now see what one of her distinctive black feathered headdresses might have looked like on her grandson.
It definitely takes away from the dark warrior look that Kylo Ren is clearly going for. It’s such a humorous change that it's hard to believe that it was created by simply swapping out Kylo's clothing. At least it keeps with his color scheme.
3 DON’T DEAL IN ABSOLUTES
The distinction between the Jedi and Sith can be muddled and some characters can cross between the two factions. However, most of the time you know it when you see an adherent to the Light or the Dark. Then Obi-wan dropped this bombshell of a line in Revenge of the Sith: “Only a Sith deals in absolutes.”
This one line completely undermines the Jedi’s moral high ground, since they make absolute black and white statements all the time. Is Obi-wan saying that Sith are the only ones who deal absolutes? It sure sounds like that to us.
This is strange though, since Master Yoda has dealt with plenty of absolutes, stating such things as “A Jedi never uses the Force to attack” and “Do or do not. There is no try.” No wonder Anakin was so easily turned.
2 CATNIP IS THE PATH TO THE DARK SIDE
Darth Sidious left such an iconic impression of the mysterious Dark Lord with a black hood obscuring his face. Now, just about any image of a character with a hood draped over their eyes can remind people of him.
Even cats can get in on the wannabe-Sith fun. Just make sure the angle is right so that their eyes are hidden but their nose and mouth protrudes from under the hood.
Also, as long as we’re going with cats as Sith, why not mix it up even further. Nothing tempts cats like catnip. A cat Sith would absolutely say something like “Catnip is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”
It would make for a pretty funny scene if the Sith cats ended up just rolling around in cat nip instead of taking over the galaxy.
1 HALF OFF MAUL
Darth Maul will never live this down. At the climax of The Phantom Menace, Obi-wan summoned Qui-Gon’s lightsaber while leaping out of a pit and cut Maul in half after landing in front of him.
It’s definitely among the most memorable villain defeats in the Star Wars movies, and has always been a low hanging fruit of humor at Maul’s expense.
Has Maul had a rough life? You don’t know the half of it. Now Maul has got a grudge and a half against Obi-wan Kenobi. The puns and one liners could go on forever.
Even when Obi-wan fought Maul for a final time on Tattooine in Star Wars Rebels, Obi-wan delivered the final blow by nearly slicing him in half vertically. Maul’s bisection might even make up half of his fame.
Can you think of any other savage Star Wars Sith memes? Let us know in the comments!