- A powerful individual or force, particulary one that is seen as malevolent, dominating, and threatening.
- Robert Whiting, The Meaning of Ichiro: The New Wave from Japan and the Transformation of Our National Pastime (2004) p. 130:
- :Irabu had hired Nomura, a man with whom he obviously had a great deal in common, and, who, as we have seen, was rapidly becoming the of Japanese baseball.
- Marleen S. Barr, Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) p. xvii:
- :Bush's missile shield plan positions him as .
- James Price Dillard, Michael Pfau, The Persuasion Handbook: the Persuasion Handbook (c): Developments in Theory and Practice (2002) p. 611:
- :Commonly assumed to exert massive effects on the electorate, political spots (notably negative ones) have been teasingly called the of modern politics...
- Jon Lewis, The New American Cinema (1998) p. 108:
- :In two different speeches the vice president called Malone, alternately "the of the cable industry," and "the man who runs the cable Cosa Nostra."
Etymology: Derived from the fictional character, w:Darth Vader, Darth Vader, itself derived from either Dark Lord of the Sith or a blend of "dark" and "death", both of which form Darth, and an abbreviated form of the word father.
- French: Dark Vador
- Italian: Dart Fener
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