Fandom and celebrity consume a lot of attention in U.S. culture. In this chapter, I undertake a Foucaultian historical analysis of Heidegger’s understanding of art as world-creating phenomena. The hero is a cultural fabrication engaged by fans, a reflection of values and aspirations. Myth is a means of setting out the terms according to which discourse can proceed. In my analysis, Darth Vader as a cuddly crib toy is a means of deploying power, of establishing an engagement with possibilities for Being that resonate with the character of the Zeitgeist, which seems to be more aligned with empire than democracy.