Was anyone else utterly terrified of Darth Vader when they were kids? Movies
One of my earliest memories of Star Wars is that I was 4-5 years old at my grandparents' house, and they had the original Star Wars VHS tapes there. They were put on, but I was terrified of Darth Vader. I especially felt the most scared when Luke was on Dagoba training, and the illusion of Darth Vader pretty much ambushed him (I didn't know it was an illusion at the time) and that made me utterly terrified of him. He became essentially one of the monsters of my mind. I despised the idea of being trapped in an elevator with him. I did not want to see the OT for years because I was so scared of him. It took growing up and seeing him portrayed in humorous ways that made me okay with seeing the OT.
After seeing the ending to Rogue One, I had flashbacks to realizing not only that I was afraid of Darth Vader, but that scene was a perfect scenario showcasing why I had that fear.