ByAlex Aronson, writer at
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After the historical box office records 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' smashed over the weekend, it is no surprise that Star Wars fans everywhere are showing their support for the film. However, one Star Wars fan just took it to a whole other level.

A man formally known as Eric Welch has officially changed his name to Darth Vader. Yep, you read that right. The 43 year-old finalized the name change last year, while the newest film was still in production.

Vader's new license
Vader's new license

Hailing from my hometown of Canandaigua, NY, Vader owns a small gym right in the center of town... pretty normal gig for the Sith Lord.

That's a pretty intense move for any super-fan, but in typical Star Wars fashion, may the force be with him.

Have you heard any insane super-fan stories? Share them in the comments below!


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