Will Rebels introduce Vader's apprentice?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by DanielUK, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. DanielUK Force Ghost

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    Something that has been discussed, briefly, in pockets on the forums; will Rebels make an apprentice for Darth Vader?

    In the EU, there were several including Lumiya and TFU introduced Starkiller - both (EU and TFU) are no longer considered canon. I will be surprised if no apprentice is created, especially after TCW created one for Anakin.

    Even though the Inquisitor is the main villain, what are the chances of a secret apprentice?
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  2. Jax_the_Admiral Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, I definitely think its possible, but I dont know how likely.
  3. DanielUK Force Ghost

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    *IF* it does happen, I suspect we won't see them until Season 2 or 3.
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  4. Jax_the_Admiral Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh defintely. I suspect it would be something like the Darth Maul revival. Like a really big story arc.
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  5. DanielUK Force Ghost

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    Yeah, agreed.

    I'm wondering if it will be someone we know or a completely know character will be created.
  6. Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost

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    I don't really want to see it happen.
  7. DanielUK Force Ghost

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    I can understand why, but I think Rebels will inevitably create one. Granted, there will be issues if an apprentice lives past Rebels and is around during the OT.
  8. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    If it happens at all I hope it's Starkiller.

    Because IIRC he was GL's baby. As such he should be canon.
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  9. Lady_Misty Force Ghost

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    From what I understand the Inquisitor in Rebels received his Force Training from Vader so if this is the case he IS Vader's apprentice.
  10. DanielUK Force Ghost

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    The Inquisitor is an official position within the Empire; he's not a Sith apprentice.
  11. StarWarsFan91 Force Ghost

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    Well Ahsoka is no longer his apprentice, looks like he needs a new one then.
  12. Vorax Jedi Grand Master

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  13. Trebor Sabreon Force Ghost

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    There are some things I rather liked about Starkiller, others, not so much.

    I know some love the story of the first TFU, and some hate it, but personally (though I was at first resistant to seeing Jedi helping to facilitate the meetings between the founders of the Alliance), in the end, I read the book and quite enjoyed it.

    But then there are the things I would definitely need to see addressed before I'd want to see Galen Marek return to canon. I imagine stripping down the video game-level powers would be a no-brainer, but that would be an absolute must for me. That, and the idea that Marek outright defeated Vader and stood toe-to-toe with the Emperor were things which never sat entirely well with me. And don't get me started on TFUII.

    But in the end, I think there is the germ of a good character (and, in giving Vader a secret Apprentice, a pretty good idea, in general) there. And I quite like Sam Witwer, so it would make me happy to see Starkiller return just for that reason, alone.

    But in the end, it's the reason you give - the fact that the creation of Galen Marek was not only supervised by George Lucas, but included much direct input from the man, himself - that makes me think that, if we ever do see Darth Vader with an Apprentice of his own, perhaps Starkiller ought to be given first consideration.

    However, if we ever do learn that Vader has a canon Apprentice, will it be in Rebels? Something tells me that, no, this series will not be the vehicle where that character is introduced.

    But what do I know? :p
  14. PatLovesStarWars Jedi Padawan

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    What if it was Darth Maul????
  15. Kablob Force Ghost

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    ...no.
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  16. Vorax Jedi Grand Master

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    Darth Maul has nothing to do with Vader, and is a rival Sith Lord not a would be Sith apprentice.
  17. TheSilentInfluence Force Ghost

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    I have a question. Are Sith Inquisitors the same as Emperors Hands in terms of ability and what they do? Sorry if this is a stupid question or something. I'm just curious.
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  18. Kablob Force Ghost

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    Ish. Their purpose is to hunt down Force-sensitives, Jedi or otherwise, and either convert or kill them. The Hands purpose was to do whatever Palpy wanted to get done that required more stealth than Vader is capable of.
  19. Vorax Jedi Grand Master

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    They are essentially the same as Hands of either Vader's or the Emperor's from the EU( the term Inquisitor rank was already in use in the EU).




    http://makingstarwars.net/2014/07/inquisitor-thoughts-agenda-ambition/

    http://makingstarwars.net/2014/08/slashfilm-interviews-dave-filoni-discusses-inquisitor/
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  20. Kablob Force Ghost

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    I like the various overlapping Imperial organizations because they remind me of how the Nazis had like 5 different groups with the same purpose competing with each other.
  21. TheSilentInfluence Force Ghost

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    @Kablob @Vorax

    Thanks. That clears it up for me. I appreciate the help.
  22. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I really hope Rebels doesn't give Vader an apprentice.

    Enough already with "Where the hell did that character come from who is close to Vader but not mentioned in any film."
  23. Mother_Talzin Jedi Master

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    I'd love to see a Rebels / TFU crossover, I really enjoyed the story and think it would make for some great animation. Lucas approved that storyline and helped guide it, so I'd rather see Starkiller over someone new.
  24. DarthKreVass Jedi Grand Master

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    Maybe Barris will be his apprentice :)
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  25. Jax_the_Admiral Jedi Grand Master

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    After their encounter in the clone wars? There's no way Vader is gonna be down with that.