Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side... except maybe in Ukraine, where it turns out being a Sith Lord isn't all that.
Darth Vader, a candidate running for a seat in the nation's parliament, was turned away at his polling place when he refused to take off his mask. Hours later, it looked like he had little chance of winning, according to exit polls.
Or as Dark Lord of the Sith might say: "NOOOOoooooooo!"
The candidate, who changed his name to Darth Alekseyevich Vader, turned up to vote on Sunday standing atop a black van decorated with symbols of the Galactic Empire and blaring "The Imperial March" from loudspeakers.
Once inside, Vader showed his passport to polling officials, but they asked him to take off his mask.
"Here is my face on the passport. Where does the law say that I have to take off my mask?" Vader said, according to The Telegraph.
"I thought this might happen," he told reporters afterward, according to AFP. "But I am still disappointed. My rights have been violated again."
Vader was one of six Darth Vaders running for seats in Parliament, along with Chewbacca, Princess Amidala and Yoda. As of this writing, it doesn't appear that any of them will win seats.
The Force may not be with them, but they sure do have the farce on their side.