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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: The Rebel Vader.... Reply with quote

I was brainstorming a character concept, sort of a crazy one and came up with the iron knight, that alone is both a bit weird and fun.
As there is no real reason to why the droid body can not be anything large enough I landed on a life size copy of Vader version of an Iron Knight.
Sort of a fun concept, and would such a thin be doable, lets say he uses a lightsaber that is red-ish, but not "sith-red".
I am seeing the character as part of a rebel black ops unit, specializing in infiltrating imperial installations and "securing" data and research etc

Any thoughts?
Maybe some recommended skills outside lightsaber and lightsaber combat, vader hobby, and intimidation.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait... is it a droid, or a cybernetically enhanced amputee?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Shard inside a droid chassis built to look exactly like Darth Vader.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raven Redstar wrote:
It's a Shard inside a droid chassis built to look exactly like Darth Vader.


Sith Trademark lawyers will eat you alive. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:37 pm    Post subject: Re: The Rebel Vader.... Reply with quote

Mamatried wrote:
lets say he uses a lightsaber that is red-ish, but not "sith-red".

By red-ish, but not "sith-red" do you mean sometimes-pink like Vader's actual lightsaber?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, when Darth Vader was in his pink phase, he was more Diet Vader, or Darth Vader Light, 30% less Dark Side. We don't talk about his Frilly Phase. And three cloaks studded with vibrospikes was just impractical, edgelord phase or not.

Anyhow, I suspect that just carrying a lightsaber is enough, color and possibly synthetic or 'bled' crystal aside - I don't think the details of Lord Vader's actual lightsaber would be common knowledge in the Empire.

You could also pattern it after a HRD, essentially ending up being a Shard-host HRD inside a replica armor, rather than having the armor itself being the replica droid. It would also help protect against scans and so on.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: The Rebel Vader.... Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
Mamatried wrote:
lets say he uses a lightsaber that is red-ish, but not "sith-red".

By red-ish, but not "sith-red" do you mean sometimes-pink like Vader's actual lightsaber?


with the "new" canon things are a little different.


Good old days, the jedi could under certain conditions create natural red ( different shine to them) crystals, one way normal kybers became red was if they were developed along with kinrath eggs etc.

So with the new canon I would go with something more magenta.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankly, Vader is so iconic that I wouldn't want to water down his effect by making an inferior copy. Now, a Shard in a IG-100 Magnaguard body, though...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: The Rebel Vader.... Reply with quote

Mamatried wrote:
Whill wrote:
Mamatried wrote:
lets say he uses a lightsaber that is red-ish, but not "sith-red".

By red-ish, but not "sith-red" do you mean sometimes-pink like Vader's actual lightsaber?


with the "new" canon things are a little different.


Good old days, the jedi could under certain conditions create natural red ( different shine to them) crystals, one way normal kybers became red was if they were developed along with kinrath eggs etc.

So with the new canon I would go with something more magenta.


Ugh.... "new canon" Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: The Rebel Vader.... Reply with quote

Naaman wrote:
Mamatried wrote:
Whill wrote:
Mamatried wrote:
lets say he uses a lightsaber that is red-ish, but not "sith-red".

By red-ish, but not "sith-red" do you mean sometimes-pink like Vader's actual lightsaber?


with the "new" canon things are a little different.


Good old days, the jedi could under certain conditions create natural red ( different shine to them) crystals, one way normal kybers became red was if they were developed along with kinrath eggs etc.

So with the new canon I would go with something more magenta.


Ugh.... "new canon" Sad


I am contemplating using affect mind on the new canon.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mamatried wrote:
Whill wrote:
Mamatried wrote:
lets say he uses a lightsaber that is red-ish, but not "sith-red".

By red-ish, but not "sith-red" do you mean sometimes-pink like Vader's actual lightsaber?

with the "new" canon things are a little different.

Good old days, the jedi could under certain conditions create natural red ( different shine to them) crystals, one way normal kybers became red was if they were developed along with kinrath eggs etc.

So with the new canon I would go with something more magenta.

The Lucas films are canon in both canons. You lost me in your reply to my joke about how Vader's saber seems to have a pink glow in some shots. It's definitely my fault for even going there.

Zarn wrote:
Well, when Darth Vader was in his pink phase, he was more Diet Vader, or Darth Vader Light, 30% less Dark Side. We don't talk about his Frilly Phase. And three cloaks studded with vibrospikes was just impractical, edgelord phase or not.

Exactly! Inspired by Vader's "pink phase" I will definitely have a Dark Side villain with a fully pink lightsaber in my coming campaign.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darth Fabulous?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair Warning: if you Google “Darth Fabulous,” you may see things that can not be unseen.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the warning!

CRMcNeill wrote:
Darth Fabulous?

That's not bad, but I'm thinking she won't be a Darth. Maybe an inquisitor or secret apprentice.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Officer: “M’Lord, uh, Lady...” *starts choking*

Inquisitor: “Did you just assume my gender!?”
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