Geek Art: The Evolution of Anakin Skywalker
When Star Wars was released in 1977 most people became fascinated with Darth Vader. How could they not after seeing his hulking black armor and flowing cape striding through the door of Princess Leia’s Corellian Corvette? Little was known at that point of the Sith Lord’s past, because Darth Vader was an already established leader of the Empire, and it was obvious that he embraced the Dark Side.
It wasn’t until the disastrous prequels were released that fans could finally see how Vader came to be. The story of Anakin Skywalker’s rise to infamy was fleshed out over three films that each portrayed the troubled Force user at a different point in his life. He went from an innocent young slave boy in TPM, to a whiny adolescent in AOTC, and an even whinier young adult in ROTS, with his final transformation to Darth Vader taking place at the tail end of that film.
The movies themselves may not have been great, but Darth Vader is still one of the most memorable villains of all-time, so rather than watching the prequel films to see his transformation from boy to Sith, you can head on down below and check out the artistic version of the same process. Trust me, it’s easier on your Star Wars soul than watching the movies. That’s unless you were born after 1990.
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