Top 10 Star Wars Quotes (and what makes them great)31.07.08 # Top Ten # 39 Comments
2. “Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.”
Film: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Who: Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker
What makes it great?
One of the most inspirational, plot twisting, shocking, memorable scenes in cinema history; Darth Vader revealing to Luke, Maury-style, that he’s the daddy. As Luke screams in horror, Vader propositions him with overthrowing the Emperor and ruling the galaxy together. This quote sums up the conflict in the relationship between Vader and Luke as Father and Son. It is chilling and poetic; foreboding and naïve; a superb ending to a superb scene. It’s also not a bad proposition, I would have gone for it.