A French psychiatrist with rather too much time on his hands has be
en studying Darth Vader. Eric Bui concluded that, as a child, the Star Wars villain show
ed “classic signs of borderline personality disorder”. He solemnly pro
nced: “Turning to the dark side and changing h
is name could be a sign of identity dis
turbance.” My conclusion? Darth Vader is fictional, Monsieur Bui is bonkers.