One of the interesting things about the character is that he is the only guy
Vader defers to in the first movie that is seen on screen, and seen to have
a position equal in status, or close. There are very few characters
presented that way in the films. Luke is the most famous, but Emperor
Palpatine, Boba Fett and Tarkin are really the only other characters Vader
deals with on an equal basis, or in Palpatine's case, as a superior.
"Evacuate now, in our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their
chances." - GMT, Star Wars (ANH/IV)
"Release him, Lord Vader."
"As you wish." - GMT and Vader, Star Wars.
"You won't need those." Yoda in ESB
"I don't believe it!"
"Hm. And that is why you fail." Luke and Yoda in ESB
"Your overconfidence is your weakness!"
"Your faith in your friends is yours." - Luke and Palpatine, ROTJ
"If you do not fight me, then you will meet your destiny." - Vader, ROTJ
"And now, young Skywalker, you will die." - Emperor Palpatine, ROTJ
"I will be watching you." - Senator Palpatine, SW Episode 1.
Fett? I always got the impression Vader detested him but tolerated him as a
means to an end.
True. But even though Vader may have detested Fett, he treated him
professionally, and even said that Fett would be reimbursed for "any
damages" if Solo or others he wanted to take in were killed. Considering
that Vader basically steamrollers everyone else in the movie, that's