I am very confused because in the Star Wars movie where Luke goes go up against Darth Sidious:

Darth Vader was killed by Darth Sidious's electricity power than the dark side has to offer him after Darth Vader saved his son, resulting from his son's pleas for his father to help him from being electrocuted.

Why didn't Darth Vader simply use the force to throw and choke Darth Sidious into the core thus to kill him, and so that Vader could have lived?

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    Because a beaten and dying Anakin rising up to overthrow his master as his last redeeming act makes way better cinema. Sure seeing two Sith battle it out would have been cool, but there's no guarantee Vader would have won. – Tim Oct 20 '17 at 2:49
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    Presumably Darth Sidious was stronger and better at the force. Grabbing and throwing him was both impulsive (good impulsive not bad impulsive) and had the element of surprise and speed. It may have been the only approach that would have worked. – userLTK Oct 20 '17 at 3:17
  • I agree with the other comments here. Darth Sidious is pretty powerful,--he killed Mace Windu! Vader himself is also torn about his allegiance, but also having him pick Sidious up and throwing him down the shaft is more interesting--more intimate--more personally taking control, and makes good cinematography and good story telling. – Darth Locke Oct 20 '17 at 13:34
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    In SW universe, a standard force choke is fairly easy to deflect, especially if the [force user] is prepared/on alert, and most especially if they're as powerful with the force as Darth Sidious was. The attempted force choke would only last for a split second, probably something equal to a cough. – Charles Dec 4 '17 at 15:53

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