Played by Taylor Hall
Vader - aka Garth Joster is not really Garth Joster at all.
After a car accident, Garth is lying in a hospital on life support. He received a letter about DNA, and his best mate, Zac, came to Auckland to see what all the fuss was about.
Zac is a decent guy with a ready smile and an easy manner. When he was taken for Garth, he decided to run with it for a while. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Zac isn't a bad person. He's very upfront and loyal, particularly to Garth and his mother Gillian. When he realised that he might actually get away with it, he decided to use it to his advantage.
Zac became "Vader", and so his journey with the Truebridges began.
When he met the beautiful Savannah, he thought he was in love. But she thought he was her brother, so the feelings weren't returned.
Savannah's accident puts everything in perspective for Vader, and he's determined to get to the bottom of it.
Vader will continue living a lie, but will loiter in the shadows no longer.