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

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Force Smuggler, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    From what was written in the new EU so far, it seems to me the fact that the Emperor is a Sith and a Dark Side user is a secret that only very few know.

    Some high ranking officials and officers probably know or at least strongly suspect, but your average galactic citizen has no idea who Palpatine really is or even how he really looks like now. The official image of the Emperor is how he looked before his face melted. And besides, not many people in the galaxy probably know what Sith is anyway.

    That said, I think the Inquisitors definitely know the Emperor is a Sith.
     
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  2. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    I don't think Palpatine "hides it" but the case is he's rarely outside of the Imperial Palace anyway and doesn't do anything in public instead there's just proxies and body doubles. It's just when he's out and about (around Courscant) he's just radiating evil and doesn't hesitate to use it (like he did on a Rebel spy who tried to assassinate him, however Palpatine being a Sith sure was a surprise to him).
     
  3. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    What I'm saying is that when he was Chancellor, he hid his presence in the Force. Otherwise, Yoda would've noticed during their first meeting that he was "radiating evil". As Emperor, with all the force users dead, in hiding, or working for him, he obviously didn't need to hide it anymore, to the point where even muggles like Ciena are physically disturbed by his presence.


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  4. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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    Solicitation for issue 10.
    DARTH VADER #10
    CHARLES SOULE (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A/C)
    GALACTIC ICON VARIANT COVER BY Rod Reis
    • Vader’s showdown with Jocasta Nu comes to a startling conclusion!
    • What secret information has the Jedi librarian risked her life to protect?
    • And can she stop Vader from getting it?
    32 PGS. /Rated T …$3.99
    Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.
     
  5. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    I hope the secret Jocasta risked her life for isn't a group of younglings or padawans, as that has been done three times in Legends. Either recanonize the old or cover new ground.
     
  6. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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    Here's the cover. It is the best hands down.
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  7. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    Nice :cool: Now that we havebthe cover, I'd add to my previous comment that I hope Jocasta tries to protect this special holocron.
     
  8. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Honestly never thought anyone could make Jocasta Nu look like a kick-butt warrior, but dang.
     
  9. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Librarians. Do not mess with.
     
  10. themoth

    themoth Jedi Master star 4

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    I think it's pretty cool what they're doing with her. Certainly more interesting that Vader simply killing her in the Temple.
     
  11. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A librarian with the Force. Very dangerous.
     
  12. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    I think it'd be interesting if Jocasta mentions during the arc that during the attack on the temple she had the choice to either help the younglings escape or protect the Holocrons and being a librarian with a high regard for sacred knowledge unapologetically took the Holocrons. Though then again that might be a little dark for a "Good guy"
     
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  13. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    The fall of the Republic era Jedi caring more for preserving knowledge for future generations than the lives of the current one is, darkly, something I can totally see fitting.
     
  14. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I thought the first series was awesome, but the second one is off to an amazing start
     
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  15. The Mirificus

    The Mirificus Jedi Knight star 2

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    An intriguing idea... I notice the Holocron on the cover seems rather large compared to what we are used to. A larger holocron to hold more Jedi teachings? Of course, it could just be a "dramatic" cover detail, and not signify anything different about Jocasta's holocron at all. I would welcome "shades of gray" in the morality of Jedi characters, and was a bit disappointed we didn't get any with Master In'Fila.

    Another idea is that perhaps the coveted holocron is the one previously sought by Palpatine via Cade Bane back in TCW: the list of Force-sensitive children. For the Younglings in the Temple on Coruscant, it was already too late, but it is not necessarily so for the children that were on the list. They could be essential in rebuilding the Jedi Order. Palpatine reiterated in Rebels that finding such children was a priority to him, and a task for the Inquisitors, so if the holocron in the Vader comic is this one, I would predict that Jocasta ends up destroying it.
     
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  16. Rickleo123

    Rickleo123 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Jocasta should really be nothing to Vader. I really hope they don't show him being cut up, losing limbs, going through the grinder AGAIN just to make her look "badass." She should spend the majority of the issue on the run and afraid of a direct confrontation as there is no way she stands a hair of chance against Vader.
     
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  17. kalzeth

    kalzeth Jedi Knight star 3

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    My guess is she runs. Kills an Inquisitor and then Vader gets her


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  18. kalzeth

    kalzeth Jedi Knight star 3

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    My guess is she runs. Kills an Inquisitor and then Vader gets her


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  19. kalzeth

    kalzeth Jedi Knight star 3

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    My guess is she runs. Kills an Inquisitor and then Vader gets her


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  20. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Nerds! Geeks! Of all people, you should know the answer to this! Jocasta's got brains. She's got wisdom (cue Dex quote). She's going to outsmart the **** outta Anakin.

    Or so I hope.
     
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  21. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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    I just hope she's not going to die by the end of the arc just like they killed Kirak.
     
  22. theraphos

    theraphos Jedi Knight star 2

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    Seriously. She's a librarian. Knowledge is her power and knowledge is the threat she poses. Maybe - just maybe, really wild idea - this arc won't be about people's power levels.
     
  23. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Force Ghost star 6

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    Shouldn't all this discussion about any future unreleased issues be covered in spoiler tags, especially a picture of the cover?

    Please and thank you.
     
  24. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    We're talking about the same woman who insisted that anything not in the archives doesn't exist?
     
  25. theraphos

    theraphos Jedi Knight star 2

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    Which would have been correct if someone hadn't abused their position of trust and tampered with the archives behind her back, so I'm not sure that scene really deserves its rep for being such a burn on her character.