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7th Jul '16 4:57:28 PM InsanezillaXXXL
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* Darth Malgus in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic.'' Also, most Sith Warrior [=PC=]s can give it a decent go, especially with some of the late game helmets like [[http://quietube2.com/v.php/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klN9Tt1GM3s&feature=player_embedded this]]. Indeed, it's quite common for Sith Lords to wear dark robes, armor, and full masks/helmets.

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* Darth Malgus in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic.'' Also, most Sith Warrior [=PC=]s can give it a decent go, especially with some of the late game helmets like [[http://quietube2.com/v.php/http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klN9Tt1GM3s&feature=player_embedded this]]. Indeed, it's quite common for Sith Lords to wear dark robes, armor, and full masks/helmets.
4th Jul '16 9:24:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* May turn out to be a [[OldFriend colleague]] of TheObiWan or [[LukeIAmYourFather related to one of the protagonists]]. Especially if he's an ArchnemesisDad. If TheObiWan is [[MentorOccupationalHazard killed in action,]] the Vader Clone is likely [[KnightOfCerebus the one]] [[KickTheDog to do it.]]

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* May turn out to be a [[OldFriend colleague]] of TheObiWan TheMentor or [[LukeIAmYourFather related to one of the protagonists]]. Especially if he's an ArchnemesisDad. If TheObiWan the mentor is [[MentorOccupationalHazard killed in action,]] the Vader Clone is likely [[KnightOfCerebus the one]] [[KickTheDog to do it.]]



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': TheDragon ([[spoiler: or so it seems]]) to a BlackCloak-wearing, pale-skinned EvilSorcerer. Wears a BlackCloak and wields BlackMagic himself, his SignatureMove being a spell that slashes like a sword. Has a deep, commanding voice. Frequently antagonizes TheHero. Gives a CurbStompBattle to TheHero before revealing some shocking information; [[spoiler:[[ActuallyIAmHim he's the Half Blood Prince.]]]] [[spoiler: His corruption tragically caused the death of the woman he loved since childhood, who was TheHero's mother. Later kills TheHero's (and his own) [[TheObiWan mentor]].]] Severus Snape does not need VaderBreath to qualify. [[spoiler: Although he turns out to be a subversion, working for the good side in secret.]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': TheDragon ([[spoiler: or so it seems]]) to a BlackCloak-wearing, pale-skinned EvilSorcerer. Wears a BlackCloak and wields BlackMagic himself, his SignatureMove being a spell that slashes like a sword. Has a deep, commanding voice. Frequently antagonizes TheHero. Gives a CurbStompBattle to TheHero before revealing some shocking information; [[spoiler:[[ActuallyIAmHim he's the Half Blood Prince.]]]] [[spoiler: His corruption tragically caused the death of the woman he loved since childhood, who was TheHero's mother. Later kills TheHero's (and his own) [[TheObiWan [[TheMentor mentor]].]] Severus Snape does not need VaderBreath to qualify. [[spoiler: Although he turns out to be a subversion, working for the good side in secret.]]



** Ironically, in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' Zeratul acts as TheObiWan to the main characters of all three campaigns [[spoiler: down to disappearing after his death]].

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** Ironically, in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' Zeratul acts as TheObiWan TheMentor to the main characters of all three campaigns [[spoiler: down to disappearing after his death]].



** The Shredder in the 2012 series cranked his similarities to Vader UpToEleven: DarkIsEvil armor, YouHaveFailedMe attitude, Scary helmet that covered a horrifically burnt face, deep voice, EvilFormerFriend of TheObiWan, HeelFaceTurn caused by his obsession with a woman. [[spoiler: And then there's the dubious relationship between himself, the ObiWan and his child]]. Incidentally, (or not), his voice actor , Kevin Michael Richardson, also voiced Dark Laser in ''Fairly[=OddParents=]'' as mentioned above.

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** The Shredder in the 2012 series cranked his similarities to Vader UpToEleven: DarkIsEvil armor, YouHaveFailedMe attitude, Scary helmet that covered a horrifically burnt face, deep voice, EvilFormerFriend of TheObiWan, TheMentor, HeelFaceTurn caused by his obsession with a woman. [[spoiler: And then there's the dubious relationship between himself, the ObiWan mentor and his child]]. Incidentally, (or not), his voice actor , Kevin Michael Richardson, also voiced Dark Laser in ''Fairly[=OddParents=]'' as mentioned above.
22nd Jun '16 6:24:29 AM NhazUl
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** ''VideoGame/World fWarcraft'' deals with the transformation into the Lich King proper, resulting into a more classical take on the DarthVaderClone trope in terms of appearance. When he dons the helmet at the end of ''The Frozen Throne'', Arthas completes the process of [[DeathOfPersonality detaching from his former self]] and assuming command as a supreme leader of the Scourge. Until his death, he always is present as an armored caped warrior with a face-concealing helmet and [[VoiceOfTheLegion an unnaturally reverberating voice]], who wields a sword in concert with BlackMagic. Later he dies in the presence of a loved one, revealing that some of his original self remained. Unlike Vader, however, [[HeelFaceDoorSlam Arthas does not get redeemed]].

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** ''VideoGame/World fWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' deals with the transformation into the Lich King proper, resulting into a more classical take on the DarthVaderClone trope in terms of appearance. When he dons the helmet at the end of ''The Frozen Throne'', Arthas completes the process of [[DeathOfPersonality detaching from his former self]] and assuming command as a supreme leader of the Scourge. Until his death, he always is present as an armored caped warrior with a face-concealing helmet and [[VoiceOfTheLegion an unnaturally reverberating voice]], who wields a sword in concert with BlackMagic. Later he dies in the presence of a loved one, revealing that some of his original self remained. Unlike Vader, however, [[HeelFaceDoorSlam Arthas does not get redeemed]].
22nd Jun '16 6:23:53 AM NhazUl
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** Arthas's character arc in ''VideoGame/Warcraft III'' shapes him as a similar figure to Anakin Skywalker as he was in the prequel trilogy. He starts out as the most promising young member of a holy MagicKnight order, whose mentor always warns him against [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming as vile as those he fights against]]. As he clashes with the forces of darkness, his apparent enemy, the dreadlord Mal'Ganis starts baiting him into giving into his rage and thirst for vengeance. Arthas loses his morals entirely when he sees slaughtering innocents as the only way to achieve his otherwise noble goals. Even as he defeats Mal'Ganis, he is urged by the Lich King to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness violently kill him]]. It turns out that Arthas' corruption at the hands of the evil mastermind was from the beginning a plot to get rid of his adversary and gain Arthas as a disciple. In the end, Arthas, originally with the intent of saving his kingdom, ends up destroying it in the service of the Lich King and becoming his [[BlackKnight chief enforcer]]. He also has a moment of confronting his old mentor and killing him, and later slaughters the entire order.
** ''VideoGame/World Of Warcraft'' deals with the transformation into the Lich King proper, resulting into a more classical take on the DarthVaderClone trope in terms of appearance. When he dons the helmet at the end of ''The Frozen Throne'', Arthas completes the process of [[DeathOfPersonality detaching from his former self]] and assuming command as a supreme leader of the Scourge. Until his death, he always is present as an armored caped warrior with a face-concealing helmet and [[VoiceOfTheLegion an unnaturally reverberating voice]], who wields a sword in concert with BlackMagic. Later he dies in the presence of a loved one, revealing that some of his original self remained. Unlike Vader, however, [[HeelFaceDoorSlam Arthas does not get redeemed]].

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** Arthas's character arc in ''VideoGame/Warcraft III'' ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' shapes him as a similar figure to Anakin Skywalker as he was in the prequel trilogy. He starts out as the most promising young member of a holy MagicKnight order, whose mentor always warns him against [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming as vile as those he fights against]]. As he clashes with the forces of darkness, his apparent enemy, the dreadlord Mal'Ganis starts baiting him into giving into his rage and thirst for vengeance. Arthas loses his morals entirely when he sees slaughtering innocents as the only way to achieve his otherwise noble goals. Even as he defeats Mal'Ganis, he is urged by the Lich King to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness violently kill him]]. It turns out that Arthas' corruption at the hands of the evil mastermind was from the beginning a plot to get rid of his adversary and gain Arthas as a disciple. In the end, Arthas, originally with the intent of saving his kingdom, ends up destroying it in the service of the Lich King and becoming his [[BlackKnight chief enforcer]]. He also has a moment of confronting his old mentor and killing him, and later slaughters the entire order.
** ''VideoGame/World Of Warcraft'' fWarcraft'' deals with the transformation into the Lich King proper, resulting into a more classical take on the DarthVaderClone trope in terms of appearance. When he dons the helmet at the end of ''The Frozen Throne'', Arthas completes the process of [[DeathOfPersonality detaching from his former self]] and assuming command as a supreme leader of the Scourge. Until his death, he always is present as an armored caped warrior with a face-concealing helmet and [[VoiceOfTheLegion an unnaturally reverberating voice]], who wields a sword in concert with BlackMagic. Later he dies in the presence of a loved one, revealing that some of his original self remained. Unlike Vader, however, [[HeelFaceDoorSlam Arthas does not get redeemed]].
22nd Jun '16 6:22:28 AM NhazUl
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** Arthas fits many traits of this trope when he was still a death knight. He used to be a Paladin and fell to the dark side trying to protect the kingdom he loves. He is also a magic knight and his character model in ''Warcraft 3'' also wore a cape. Arthas also served the Lich King Ner'Zhul, which fits the trait of the physically superior warrior serving a more magically powerful BigBad.
** Later on, Arthas fuses with Ner'Zhul, playing the mask, armor and voice traits of this trope straight. The Lich King wears ornate armor at all times that functions as the magical equivalent of a life support system as well, maintaining his undead status. As putting the armor on literally made Arthas into the Lich King (by merging him with the soul of Ner'zhul, who was made into the original Lich King). In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', he ''never'' appears in the actual game or cut scenes without the full armor.

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** Arthas fits many traits of this trope when he was still a death knight. He used to be a Paladin and fell to the dark side trying to protect the kingdom he loves. He is also a magic knight and his Arthas's character model arc in ''Warcraft 3'' also wore ''VideoGame/Warcraft III'' shapes him as a cape. similar figure to Anakin Skywalker as he was in the prequel trilogy. He starts out as the most promising young member of a holy MagicKnight order, whose mentor always warns him against [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming as vile as those he fights against]]. As he clashes with the forces of darkness, his apparent enemy, the dreadlord Mal'Ganis starts baiting him into giving into his rage and thirst for vengeance. Arthas also served loses his morals entirely when he sees slaughtering innocents as the only way to achieve his otherwise noble goals. Even as he defeats Mal'Ganis, he is urged by the Lich King Ner'Zhul, which fits to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness violently kill him]]. It turns out that Arthas' corruption at the trait hands of the physically superior warrior serving evil mastermind was from the beginning a more magically powerful BigBad.
** Later on,
plot to get rid of his adversary and gain Arthas fuses as a disciple. In the end, Arthas, originally with Ner'Zhul, playing the mask, armor and voice traits intent of this trope straight. The saving his kingdom, ends up destroying it in the service of the Lich King wears ornate armor at all times that functions as and becoming his [[BlackKnight chief enforcer]]. He also has a moment of confronting his old mentor and killing him, and later slaughters the magical equivalent of a life support system as well, maintaining his undead status. As putting entire order.
** ''VideoGame/World Of Warcraft'' deals with
the armor on literally made Arthas transformation into the Lich King (by merging him proper, resulting into a more classical take on the DarthVaderClone trope in terms of appearance. When he dons the helmet at the end of ''The Frozen Throne'', Arthas completes the process of [[DeathOfPersonality detaching from his former self]] and assuming command as a supreme leader of the Scourge. Until his death, he always is present as an armored caped warrior with a face-concealing helmet and [[VoiceOfTheLegion an unnaturally reverberating voice]], who wields a sword in concert with BlackMagic. Later he dies in the soul presence of Ner'zhul, who was made into the a loved one, revealing that some of his original Lich King). In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', he ''never'' appears in the actual game or cut scenes without the full armor.self remained. Unlike Vader, however, [[HeelFaceDoorSlam Arthas does not get redeemed]].
20th Jun '16 7:52:40 PM jedijackkenobi88
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5th Jun '16 6:13:15 PM DuelMark
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Zoom, the BigBad of Season 2, was made with Darth Vader in mind. Zoom is covered head to toe in black, he's a far more powerful use of The Flash's equivalent of the Force, the Speed Force, and the voice he speaks with is not his real voice. Creator/TonyTodd does the "Zoom" voice because the creators wanted something similar to Creator/JamesEarlJones as Vader.
4th Jun '16 11:31:21 PM Snowy66
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* Sepulchure from ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds' and ''VideoGame/DragonFable''. He wears armor and a helm that covers his face, wields a sword, has a BadassCape, is a FallenHero who was once the greatest knight. Especially the case in AQW, where he serves as an ArchNemesisDad to his daughter Gravelyn during "Adventure Quest Worlds Zombies", and ends up [[spoiler:sacrificing himself to save his daughter's life from a greater evil.]]



** Eon from ''Ben 10: Race Against Time'', on the other hand, clearly is one: he bears a dark armor with a helmet that cover his face, has a deep voice, is the BigBad of the movie and has to an extent sympathetic motivations in the movie (his goal is to help his species escape extinction, which he intends to do by bringing them on Earth). His appearance in Ultimate Alien puts it even further by revealing this version [[spoiler:actually is an alternate version of protagonist Ben Tennyson]].
** Not only that, but he also gains lightsaber-wielding {{Mooks}}.

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** Eon from ''Ben 10: Race Against Time'', on the other hand, clearly is one: he bears a dark armor with a helmet that cover his face, has a deep voice, is the BigBad of the movie and has to an extent sympathetic motivations in the movie (his goal is to help his species escape extinction, which he intends to do by bringing them on Earth). His appearance in Ultimate Alien puts it even further by revealing this version [[spoiler:actually is an alternate version of protagonist Ben Tennyson]].
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Tennyson]]. Not only that, but he also gains lightsaber-wielding {{Mooks}}.{{Mooks}}.
** Darkstar also had shades of Darth Vader, wearing a helmet to cover a disfigured face, and in a greatly weakened state constnantly necessitating him to [[LifeDrinker drain life force]]. He was also initially believed to be good, but was a BitchInSheepsClothing, and was a love-interest for Gwen the main female protagonist.
23rd May '16 11:24:39 AM dmeagher13
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** Zant from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. Menacing black robes and helmet. Check. Makes a distinctive VaderBreath-like sound. Check. Breaks down a door with his underlings, massacres some good soldiers, and captures a princess. Check. Fights with swords and magic powers. Check. Has a semi-sympathetic backstory. Check. [[spoiler: Built up as the main antagonist only to be [[TheReveal revealed]] at the last second to be [[HijackedByGanon working for Ganondorf]] [[TheManBehindTheMan a Man Behind the Man]].]] Check. [[spoiler: Notably, Zant turns out to be a {{camp}}y and AxCrazy psychopath, which is the exact opposite of Vader's personality; prior to TheReveal, he gives off a serious air similar to Vader himself, which Ganondorf (below) maintains at all times in the same game.]]

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** Zant from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. Menacing black robes and helmet. Check. Makes a distinctive VaderBreath-like sound. Check. Breaks Has a dramatic introductory scene where leads some {{Mooks}} in breaking down a door with his underlings, massacres door, massacring some good soldiers, RedShirts, and captures capturing a princess. Check. Fights with swords and magic powers. Check. Has a semi-sympathetic backstory. Check. [[spoiler: Built up as the main antagonist only to be [[TheReveal revealed]] at the last second to be [[HijackedByGanon working for Ganondorf]] [[TheManBehindTheMan a Man Behind the Man]].]] Check. [[spoiler: Notably, Zant turns out to be a {{camp}}y and AxCrazy psychopath, which is the exact opposite of Vader's personality; prior to TheReveal, he gives off a serious air similar to Vader himself, which Ganondorf (below) maintains at all times in the same game.]]
25th Apr '16 11:21:29 PM OrigamiTovaychy
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* Zalda Len from [[http://space-blood.webcomic.ws/comics/first/ Space Blood]] is a [[CompositeCharacter combination]] of [[StarWars Darth Vader]] and [[Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]]. But turns out to be TheHero and an example of a DarkIsNotEvil version of the trope.

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* Zalda Len from [[http://space-blood.webcomic.ws/comics/first/ Space Blood]] is a rare female example and a [[CompositeCharacter combination]] of [[StarWars Darth Vader]] and [[Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]]. But turns out to be TheHero and an example of a DarkIsNotEvil version of the trope.
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