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Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by jaimestarr, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. jaimestarr

    jaimestarr Jedi Master star 2

    Sep 13, 2004
    So, my kids (ages 11 and 7) were recently telling me that they think Kylo Ren's mask is "more cool" than Vader's in terms of design. :) This led to a discussion about favorite mask/helmets in the SW universe. Which masks/helmets do like best, and why?
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
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  2. Togruta

    Togruta TPM 20th Anniversary Banner Finalist star 4 VIP - Game Winner

    Oct 30, 2010
    Kylo's mask isn't anywhere as iconic, unique, or well made as Vader's. It's a fanboy's mask and its design shows it. And Vader's mask is not only the coolest, it actually serves more purpose than being cool.
  3. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Force Ghost star 6

    May 10, 2001
    I'll always have a special place in my heart for the Mandalorian helmet design, been in love with it since the first sight.

    Zam Wasell's helmet/mask was kinda cool, too. Wish there had been more of Zam....
  4. Bee Bee

    Bee Bee Jedi Knight star 1

    Dec 23, 2015
    Darth Vader's mask is beyond iconic. It has such an original design and the large eyes give it an inhuman look perfectly representing a "spacey" vibe as well as illustrating Vader's lack of humanity. The back of the helmet is very reminiscent of German helmets from the world wars alluding to obvious historical inspirations as well. Add in the memorable breathing sound and you have the perfect space villain design.
  5. Eike Starseeker

    Eike Starseeker Jedi Padawan star 1

    Aug 1, 2019
    Lord Vader's mask!
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    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 25, 2003
    If we're allowed to go into the EU, I'd say the KOTOR characters have some pretty awesome masks. But in-saga, of course I'd say Darth Vader. I mean, that's really the one all the others are based off of, really. Can't beat the original!
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  7. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jun 19, 2019
    Darth Vader's mask for me. It just combines so well with his suit to give him a menacing air and we also learn that it along with his suit is necessary to sustain his life (kind of like an iron lung he can walk around in). It is intimidating and iconic. Then when it is removed by Luke at the end, it symbolizes the return of Anakin Skywalker, uniting his death and resurrection. Darth Vader's mask has a deep resonance for me. It can chill me to the bone along with that distinctive heavy breathing. There is something that inspires very primordial fear in me about Vader's mask. I've felt that way since I was a little kid watching the OT for the first time with my own father.
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  8. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Jul 9, 2002
    That's kind of why I love it though because it fits in with Kylo's character and his insecurity and frankly him being a Vader fanboy
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  9. jaimestarr

    jaimestarr Jedi Master star 2

    Sep 13, 2004
    What about masks that are less iconic but very Star Wars? Like Boushhh? I guess I mean, 2nd tier character masks?
  10. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Master star 3

    Nov 15, 2012
    Top ten helmets
    Bob'a fett
    Jango fett
    Imperial guard
    Crimson Corsair
  11. Darth Buzz

    Darth Buzz Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 25, 2018

    It’s iconic for a reason.
  12. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    May 25, 2002
    The Fetts for me. Jango just beats Boba given the blue/silver color scheme.
  13. DurararaFTW

    DurararaFTW Jedi Knight star 3

    Jul 5, 2014
    Darth Vader > Boba Fett > Clone Trooper Phase Two (with my personal favourite variant being Commander Bly) > Envys Nest
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  14. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 7

    May 18, 2017
    Tie between Vader and Boba Fett. Fett was so cool and mysterious. Me and my friend would talk about what his back story was.
  15. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi Host, SW Character star 6 VIP - Game Host

    Sep 30, 2012
    1. Kylo Ren
    It has the most meaning behind any mask in the saga and represents his journey throughout the trilogy. And it looks and sounds badass.


    2. General Grievous


    3. Boba Fett


    4. Enfys Nest


    5. Elite Praetorian Guard


    6. Captain Phasma


    7. Captain Rex


    8. Sith Troper


    9. Darth Vader


    10. The Mandalorian

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  16. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 28, 2015
    Phase 2 Clones are a great combo of the OT Stormtrooper and the slick 1950s rocketman look of the Phase 1 Clones.

    Love their designs in ROTS
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  17. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

    Aug 9, 2002
    Blue Senate Guards
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  18. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jan 27, 2013
    General Grievous and Darth Vader have the coolest looking masks in my opinion, despite not wearing them by choice. I didn't like Kylo's at first, but I do like how the reforged version in TROS looks with it's red lines.

    As for helmets, Phase 2 Clones (Rex and Cody's in particular), are my favourites, along with the Sith Troopers because they look like a modern evolved version of that design in a distinctive red.

    I also have to give a mention to Poe's pilot helmet. With it not being a trooper helmet it doesn't get much love, but I've always liked it's design.
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  19. Ubraniff Zalkaz

    Ubraniff Zalkaz Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 26, 2014
    All of them.
  20. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 9

    Nov 20, 2012
    Vader's for sure
  21. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

    Oct 4, 1998
    If we stretch the definition of mask to include helmet, I'll vote for Biggs.
  22. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread/Most Improved RYLer/SPAM star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Feb 18, 2014
    I would say Phase 2 clone helmets than Kylo Ren’s helmet then Vader’s
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  23. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 28, 2015
    Underrated design.
  24. StarYogi

    StarYogi Jedi Master star 1

    Nov 18, 2005
  25. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Force Ghost star 6

    May 10, 2001
    Surprised no one has mentioned these guys.....
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