If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably seen Star Wars. And if you’ve seen Star Wars, then you’d know exactly what’s expected of you if someone cosplaying as Darth Vader approached you, raised his or her hand, and contorted their fingers into the all-to-familiar gesture of a force-choke. You’d play along.
That’s precisely what the team at WIRED did during the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. Equipped with a Darth Vader costume, a toy red lightsaber and a GoPro camera, they trolled the crowds in and around the convention center, POV force-choking random attendees. Everyone played along.
However, it all came to a stop when the cosplayer encountered a wee Darth Vader reminiscent of the famous 2012 Super Bowl commercial. The heart-melting force is strong with this one: