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Rebels Official Darth Vader in Rebels Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Rob Wainfur, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Ithorians

    Ithorians Jedi Knight star 2

    Apr 26, 2016
    I understand, that´s fair enough. It´s just that we had enough failures from Vader in legends (don´t make me think of TFU!!!) to be a place to walk carefully in canon. I think there is a big change from canon to legends in terms of Vader performance and relationship with the Emperor; in Legends he went from a fantastically powerful villain to ending up being more and more of a disappointment because Sidious wanted him to surpass him (didn´t like this change at all, to be honest)... in canon, Sidious seems to have all the faith in the world in him again, and Vader apparently succeeds at every challenge until Scariff and the lost of the plans.

    I´ve always believed that what we see in the OT was a complete change of the status quo between them. Vader was the perfect apprentice, powerful, ruthless and extremely loyal, until he fails at stopping the rebels at Yavin. From then, Palpatine begins to feel the tide changing, with Vader not only failing him for a second time around on Bespin, but more importantly having more and more treacherous thoughts. For me, that´s why they barely tolerate each other in their lasts scenes together on Endor, before Luke´s shows up.

    My guess is, they are simply saving Vader for a future story to be told in a comic book (or even a movie!) about what he was doing during Rebels´ season 3 and 4. I get the feeling it´s all about keeping his options open and not overusing him in the series, because we´ve been told time and time again that Kanan and Ezra aren´t a threat to the Sith (that´s the whole point of the Inquisitorius)...
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  2. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 12, 2012
    Well if a somebody certain somethin' is showing up in Rebels, I would like to think Vader shows up. Even though Dave Filoni said they had taken care of the "Lieutenants" and put Vader into that category.
  3. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 12, 2012
    Well we DID get a few more extra/new shots of Vader in the latest episode! (and with his exposed eye too) Man, I wonder what he told the Emperor, cuz Vader had a pretty messed up day on Malachor.

    "Master, I found the Apprentice but she got pulled away into a gateway that appeared out of nowhere and I fell through the floor."
    "It looks like she was grabbed by a scout trooper if that helps!"
    "No, it doesn't! It just makes things more complex!"
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018
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