Lit Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #1-6: The Chosen One (5/6 Released)

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  1. KikReask Jedi Padawan

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    That was a pretty glorious issue.

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    I almost believed that Vader went back to fight the Emperor until he killed him. It takes me back to Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire where Vader saw one possible future of killing the Emperor by slicing his head in half. If it weren't for the force lightning I'd believe Vader would be the better fighter now. Also doesn't Sidious actually look worse than Vader in some panels? I am somewhat disappointed that this is the last chapter in this story arc if only because I dislike small trades but now we can finally shed some light on the Inquisitors at last. :)
  2. spicer Jedi Master

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    Vader also had a vision of killing the Emperor in Dark Times: Vector, although under different circumstances.
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  3. Coherent Axe Jedi Padawan

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    That lava waterfall looks very much like the one flowing from the bottom of Vader's castle in Rogue One, so I think it's pretty likely it's intended to be the same place. As the Jedi Temple was built over the Sith shrine on Coruscant, no doubt Vader will have his castle built over that dark side "locus". Presumably the cave is part of the castle's foundation.
  4. spicer Jedi Master

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    Makes sense, but we'll see. Either way, looking forward to finding out more about it :)
  5. ManWithoutAStar Jedi Knight

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    It is the cave. The Art of Rogue One book mentioned that the castle is built over an ancient Sith cave.
  6. J_K_DART Jedi Master

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    I loved this last issue.

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    The whole piece around bleeding the kyber was fascinating, with the kyber attempting to turn Vader back to the light side - and him rejecting it. And yeah, imo this is clearly the dark side vergence mentioned in the Art of Rogue One book. Brilliant continuity.
  7. sheri1967 Jedi Master

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    The Kyber offered an alternative path which Vader rejected. Do you think there would be the same outcome if he had the choice to bleed it on any other planet but Mustafar?

    The Dark Side locus- What could have happened there in the past?
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  8. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    One thing I love about this issue is the continuity of themes across comic series. Very well done.


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  9. Ancient Whills Jedi Grand Master

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    Charles Soule and Jordan White discuss Darth Vader #5.
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  10. spicer Jedi Master

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    And confirmed by Jordan D. White in the video, the cave in the last issue is the place where Vader's castle is built over!
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  11. Taalcon Force Ghost

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    SO GOOD.
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    The Kyber's reaction somewhat reminded me of The Moment from Day of the Doctor. A Weapon with a Conscience. You can do this, but let me show you some stuff first. Loved it!
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  12. sheri1967 Jedi Master

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    I really enjoyed the issue.

    It truly is "the choices we make and the actions we take...."
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  13. TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master

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    If you're tight on money for the comic, check out this video.


    Then when you have the money, buy this comic. Probably one of my favorites thus far.
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  14. Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master

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  15. Chris_Fives Jedi Knight

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    My my my what an amazing issue! I loved all of it! Well done!
  16. spicer Jedi Master

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  17. StarWarsFreak93 Jedi Master

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    I'm curious why in these flashbacks/memories, he never remembers Ahsoka? She was just as important to him as Obi-Wan and Padme.
  18. spicer Jedi Master

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    I suppose they want to make the comic as easy to understand as possible to everyone, and a ton of people haven't seen TCW nor Rebels, so they'd be confused by Ahsoka's appearance. Having only these two visions was more than sufficient to get to the point without potentially confusing casual fans.
  19. Daneira Jedi Knight

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    He didn't lose her because of his turn to the dark side like he did with Obi-Wan and Padme.


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  20. sidv88 Jedi Master

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    Anakin remembered Shmi though, and losing her was not a result of Anakin turning to the dark side.
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  21. Outsourced Jedi Knight

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    But it was a major milestone on his road to the dark side.
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  22. StarWarsFreak93 Jedi Master

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    If that were the case they wouldn't bring in the Inquisitors. The Lords Of The Sith novel had no problem name dropping Ahsoka and Vader remembering her. I think Ahsoka is a big enough character now that even most casual fans know her. And nothing a bubble of dialogue couldn't clear up for the viewers. Most of the comics readers as well are not exactly "casual".
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  23. spicer Jedi Master

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    In-universe, this is the first time the inquisitors appear chronologically. So if someone's reading this comic, they wouldn't need to have seen Rebels in order to understand what's going on with them. True, most comic readers are not just casual fans as you put it, but there's probably a lot of people that have only seen the movies prior to reading this comic. You do have a point with Lords of the Sith though, and maybe that depends on the publisher/editors as to how much and what references are to be included. Why Ahsoka wasn't in one of the visions is up to the author and the editors at Marvel.

    The point is: Would it have been nice if Ahsoka appeared in a vision to Vader? Yes. Were the visions in the published comic nice, and did they serve their purpose? Yes. So, mission accomplished.
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  24. Rickleo123 Jedi Knight

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    Maybe because she is a very MINOR character from a cartoon that's only being constantly pushed because she's Filonis' pet mary sue and disney has an agenda. If it was up to him I'm sure he would have Vader flashback to his memories of Ashokha before he kills the Emperor. Please no.
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  25. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    Shmi, Obi-Wan, and Padme are all people Anakin lost.

    Ahsoka turned her back on Anakin and the Jedi.

    Anakin didn't turn to the dark side because he wanted to twist people into staying with him or worshiping him. Anakin turned to the dark side out of fear and love. Losing his mother in his arms created the seed. Visions of losing Padme created the panic. Ahsoka hurt him sure, but he didn't lose her out of his control. He could have left the Jedi with her, but he could lose his "family" in the Order. He accepted her loss to prevent the bigger loss of his greater social identity.

    At least, that's my two bits on it.


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