Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by Chancellor Yoda, Apr 20, 2015.
Mr. Prowse was born today in 1935
Our amazing dark lord has been featured in "Rise of the Red Blade", the new novel about the Inquisitorius. Even if he is not featured prominently, his presence looms over, and there are little gems to be found about him. Spoilers ahead!
- Vader is shown to test all Inquisitors aspirants in a duel. It's implied that he only let live the ones he deems worthy. It's also stated that even when maiming the Inquisitors during this test, he has been holding back, almost being gentle with them. His power is described as unending;
- The main character (Iskat Akaris, later the Thirteenth Sister) survives this duel by attempting several dirty tricks on him, including trying to stab a knife in his groin. This amounts to Vader crushing her hand and cutting her braids (burning the back of her head in the process), but later she steals a page from Tremayne´s book and messes with the respiratory mechanisms in his helmet. Even when retreating, already out of the room, Vader manages to slam her against the wall while struggling for breath!
- Iskat had been promoted to knight in the same ceremony as Anakin. She senses some familiarity when meeting Vader, but it's overshadowed by his presence, which she labels as the personification of her nightmares;
- Finally, his duel with Eeth Koth is described from Iskat´s perspective in the book. I felt the art implied that it wasn't an easy duel, but the books leaves no room to doubt: Koth is being crushed, while Vader is untouched, enjoying the experience.
Hayden in Ahsoka has been amazing. His swordsmanship is as strong as ever. Really pleasing to see him back in the franchise so prominently.
L_B edit: I’m adding spoiler tags just in case everyone has not caught up on episodes yet.
It was really nice that they brought him back for that scene, maybe they’ll do a Vader series next.