An epiphany tonight on my way back home from work.
Darth Vader (OT Vader) did NOT use the Dark Side of the Force. Really! Think about it...
The first time we see Vader in ANH, he chokes Antilles to death by picking the guy up by the neck with his gloved hand. Vader is angry.. VERY angry, but does NOT use the Force to choke the guy.
EVERY OTHER TIME we see Vader in the OT, he is CALM and AT PEACE when he kills USING THE FORCE.
In ESB, Luke asks, "How will I know" when wondering how to know the good side from the bad. Yoda responds, "You will know! When you are calm, at peace."
Vader was not a Dark Side user! He only used the Force when he was calm and at peace!
This was a revelation! Couple that with the fact that Palpatine wasn't a Force user either until throwing blue lightning in ROTJ, it seems as though the first Jedi who uses the Dark Side at all is Luke in ESB! Luke is the bad guy!
OMG! Not sure how I never saw this before.