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18th Apr '17 4:50:41 AM Diask
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* The titular VillainProtagonist in ''Fanfic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'' specifically designed his costume as "Darth Vader cranked {{up to eleven}}".

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* The titular eponymous VillainProtagonist in ''Fanfic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'' specifically designed his costume as "Darth Vader cranked {{up to eleven}}".





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* Specter Knight from ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' is a GrimReaper-like figure clad in a flowing red cloak who has been resurrected by the Enchantress to serve as her right-hand man (though, interestingly, he's one of the ''first'' two knights of the Order you have to fight) and along with it has been granted eldritch powers (including apparently telekinesis, if ''Plague of Shadows''' epilogue is anything to go by) and a menacing red weapon. And that's just the main campaign; he also stars as the protagonist of a prequel campaign ''Specter of Torment'' which shows even more similarities between him and Darth Vader.
14th Apr '17 6:18:42 PM acrobox
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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 TheMentor, HeelFaceTurn caused by his obsession with a woman. [[spoiler: And then there's the dubious relationship between himself, the mentor 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 TheMentor, TheMentor [[spoiler: and that he kills said mentor]], HeelFaceTurn caused by his obsession with a woman. [[spoiler: And then there's the dubious relationship between himself, the mentor and his child]]. Incidentally, (or not), his voice actor, Kevin Michael Richardson, also voiced Dark Laser in ''Fairly [=OddParents=]!'' as mentioned above.
31st Mar '17 2:56:51 PM margdean56
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* The ''Literature/TheSupervillainySaga'' have an interesting variant in its lead, Gary Karkofsky a.k.a [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment Merciless the Supervillain without Mercy]] is an Anakin Skywalker Clone. In-universe, the two are frequently compared with Gary being an angry and vindictive wizard with an obsessive attachment to his loved ones as well as inability to let them go. It's {{Lampshaded}} in-universe with the ''Star Wars''-obsessed Gary [[OneOfUs resenting the idea he has any similarities to a character from the Prequels.]]

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* The ''Literature/TheSupervillainySaga'' have has an interesting variant in its lead, lead; Gary Karkofsky a.k.a [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment Merciless the Supervillain without Mercy]] is an Anakin Skywalker Clone. In-universe, the two are frequently compared with since Gary being is an angry and vindictive wizard with an obsessive attachment to his loved ones as well as inability to let them go. It's {{Lampshaded}} in-universe with the ''Star Wars''-obsessed Gary [[OneOfUs resenting the idea he has any similarities to a character from the Prequels.]]
31st Mar '17 2:54:57 PM margdean56
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* The Red Haired assassin in ''The 15 Keys'' has a very Darth Vader feel about her, even wearing the right armour for the job. The 15 Keys author is a huge fan of star wars, with Darth Vader as his favourite character and so wanted to make one of the Darth Vader clones. Another character who fits this description in ''Literature/The15Keys'' is Toby, but he is not villainous

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* The Red Haired assassin in ''The 15 Keys'' has a very Darth Vader feel about her, even wearing the right armour for the job. The 15 Keys author is a huge fan of star wars, Star Wars, with Darth Vader as his favourite character and so wanted to make one of the Darth Vader clones. Another character who fits this description in ''Literature/The15Keys'' is Toby, but he is not villainousvillainous.
9th Mar '17 5:31:41 PM Noah1
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[[folder:Star Wars]]
The original Darth Vader from the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films is the {{Trope Namer|s}}, but several other characters in the franchise evoke the man himself in some way.

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* All three of Palpatine's [[TheDragon Dragons]] in the prequels are "proto-Vaders," portraying one aspect of his character as a CallForward.
** Darth Maul is Palpatine's Dragon in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', a much more present and physical threat than Darth Sidious and his machinations. He acts as an enforcer of Palpatine's will, working with the Trade Federation but not beholden to them, which parallels Vader on the first Death Star. He doesn't even get more than a single line in the movie, to keep from distracting from his role as TheHeavy. This is subverted after he returns in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', as CharacterDevelopment plus [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being abandoned by Palpatine]] forces him to forge a new identity. If anything, he becomes [[EvilCounterpart the evil Obi-Wan Kenobi]] with a bit of Sidious thrown in once he takes on an apprentice in the form of his younger brother [[TheJuggernaut Savage Opress]], who ''does'' fulfill the Vader role.
** Count Dooku from ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' is a powerful Jedi who fell from grace and is a much more public face than Darth Sidious. He is also known for a slow and powerful lightsaber style that mirrors Vader's.
** Grievous from ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' is a tortured, half-mad cyborg who is ultimately undone by his reliance on his machines. He even has a breathing problem like Vader, though it is nowhere near as distinctive.
* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' Kylo Ren is a [[TheHeavy Heavy]] that uses the Dark Side and wears black robes and a metallic black mask with a re-breather wielding a red lightsaber. Ren also holds a position of power in the First Order, as Vader did in the Empire. The kicker is though, that it is actually an InUniverse example: Ren is obsessed with Vader and consciously models himself on the man, to the point of retrieving his battered helmet and talking to it for guidance. The root of this becomes clear when you learn [[spoiler: he's Han and Leia's son, and therefore Vader's grandson.]] Further analysis of Ren's character reveals that he's a {{deconstruction}} of the trope: the DarthVaderClone is such a ubiquitous archetype, and Vader himself is such a famous and influential character, that the creators basically asked themselves what would happen if Vader's image had that sort of influence in the actual ''Star Wars'' universe -- where he was a very real tyrant rather than an actor in a suit.
* Symbolizing the extent to which he has fallen into HeWhoFightsMonsters, the extremist Rebel leader Saw Gerrera has become a Vader Clone by the time of ''Film/RogueOne''. In the intervening years since his appearance in ''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'', he's ended up with a largely cybernetic body and has a breathing problem which gives him a raspy voice and necessitates occasional use of an inhaler, resulting in VaderBreath.

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* ''[[Comicbook/{{Legacy}} Star Wars: Legacy]]''
** Cade refuses to let his childhood love Azlyn die, even though she asks him to, accepting her fate and the will of the Force. When all other options fail, he gets her to people who put her in a Vader-esque life support armor. After waking up, she was really pissed at him. Fortunately for her, she managed to avoid slipping to the Dark Side and managed to get the scary black suit replaced with something much more elegant. One of the doctors was reluctant to put Azlyn in the armor out of fear of creating another Vader. Someone else pointed out that Vader turned evil before he was put in the suit.
** Darth Krayt also has several Vader-esque qualities, most obviously his appearance (he's big and imposing, and his armor is dark, {{spik|esOfVillainy}}y and includes a face-concealing helmet) his backstory (fallen Jedi turned Sith Lord), the fact that he's suffering from a crippling physical condition which his armor helps abate, and his [[VillainTakesAnInterest interest in turning the protagonist]]. However, he's the BigBad, not TheDragon (and ironically, his Dragon, Darth Wyyrlok, is in many ways more like Palpatine than Vader).
* Lumiya from ''ComicBook/MarvelStarWars'' was trained by the man himself and is practically a DistaffCounterpart.
* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has a lot of books taking place after Vader's death, and a number of villains who call back to him, even if they'd never met him.
** Kueller of ''Literature/TheNewRebellion'' is one of the most notable ones, though he also has callbacks to the Emperor. There's even a point where Luke, fighting him, decides to have an ObiWanMoment and let himself get killed so he can guide his sister -- but his sister [[spoiler: interrupts by [[CombatPragmatist just shooting Kueller]]]].
** In the Literature/NewJediOrder, [[ManipulativeBastard Nom Anor]] is clearly GenreSavvy about Vader's [[TheDreaded reputation]] and deliberately invokes this trope in his dress and mannerisms when confronting Leia in the first book. Subverted in that as we get to know him better it becomes obvious that, apart from both being villains, he's not really much like Vader at all.
** ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' has a literal clone of Vader, dressed in what's described as a cheap knockoff of Vader's armor. He's more petulant and unskilled than the real thing, too.
** Jacen Solo in ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' is ''constantly'' compared to Vader, for several reasons: the obvious one (he's Vader's grandson); he deliberately adopts several of Vader's practices once he assumes command of the Galactic Alliance Guard (which has many similarities itself to the 501st Stormtrooper Legion, aka [[BadassArmy Vader's Fist]]), such as fighting on the front lines; he dresses almost exactly like him, in black armor, later with a black cape, more than one person notes "all he needs is a black helmet" and he'd be the spitting image of Anakin Skywalker; and finally their personalities, philosophies, driving motivations and so on are identical in almost every aspect. Later on, he also adopts Vader's [[spoiler:"signature "force choke the failure/source of my displeasure" attitude, culminating in him accidentally killing a subordinate in anger]]. It really doesn't help that his character arc in the novels was ''meant'' to mirror his grandfather's.
* A non-canon example is in ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'''s [[spoiler:dark side ending, which has Galen Marek in a similar situation to Darth Vader by being made a cyborg]].
* 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://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.
* Both Darth Revan and Darth Malak in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' possess different aspects of Vader. Revan has the dark armor/robes and face concealing mask, while Malak is a cyborg with a deep metallic voice (but wears red instead of black). Both are fallen heroes, and are later revealed to have strong connections to the player character: [[spoiler:the player character is actually a brainwashed Revan, and Malak was his/her apprentice.]]
** In the [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords sequel]], this trope is deconstructed with Darth Nihilus. With his dark robes and face-concealing mask, he looks like he could be a Vader Clone but he's actually just an empty shell, with no personality and very little back-story that we know of.
*** From the same game, however, Darth Sion ''does'' fit the bill a bit more. He's physically imposing, immensely strong and skilled with a lightsaber, a Sith Lord whose horrific injuries require him to call on the Dark Side of the Force just to stay alive. He even has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgrXBVzzDuw deep, threatening, grating, Vader-esque voice]] that sounds as if there's a cybernetic in there ''somewhere''. There's definitely more than a hint of Vader in him.
* The bosses of the 1987 ''Franchise/StarWars'' LicensedGame for the Famicom are a long line of Darth Vader knockoffs, such as Scorpion Vader and Wampa Vader, who drop their masks and cloaks soon into the BossBattle. The actual Darth Vader is defeated before the assault on the Death Star.

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* [[TheJuggernaut Savage Opress]], Darth Maul's younger brother, in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' fits all the criteria. A once noble warrior who is corrupted and twisted physically and mentally, but who willingly submits to the corruption to protect a loved one, only to kill said loved one due to their being twisted by the dark side, losing an arm to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and subsequently serving as TheDragon to a powerful Sith Lord (in this case, as mentioned above, Maul himself). Their appearances and demeanors are even quite similar: powerfully built, extremely strong, dressed in black armor, typically stoic, yet short-tempered, and having a deep, intimidating voice. Finally, much like Vader, Savage reverts to his pre-dark side self as he is dying.
* The Inquisitors of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' were trained by Vader himself and answer directly to him, and their master's influence is clear simply from a glance.
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** Ironically this is the first reverse of the role with Darkseid as BigBad and not TheDragon while Desaad has more in common with Palpitine but is TheDraon and not the BigBad just like the Darth Krayt and Darth Wyyrlok example bellow.
* ''[[Comicbook/{{Legacy}} Star Wars: Legacy]]''
** Cade refuses to let his childhood love Azlyn die, even though she asks him to, accepting her fate and the will of the Force. When all other options fail, he gets her to people who put her in a Vader-esque life support armor. After waking up, she was really pissed at him. Fortunately for her, she managed to avoid slipping to the Dark Side and managed to get the scary black suit replaced with something much more elegant. One of the doctors was reluctant to put Azlyn in the armor out of fear of creating another Vader. Someone else pointed out that Vader turned evil before he was put in the suit.
** Darth Krayt also has several Vader-esque qualities, most obviously his appearance (he's big and imposing, and his armor is dark, {{spik|esOfVillainy}}y and includes a face-concealing helmet) his backstory (fallen Jedi turned Sith Lord), the fact that he's suffering from a crippling physical condition which his armor helps abate, and his [[VillainTakesAnInterest interest in turning the protagonist]]. However, he's the BigBad, not TheDragon (and ironically, his Dragon, Darth Wyyrlok, is in many ways more like Palpatine than Vader).

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** Ironically this is the first reverse of the role with Darkseid as BigBad and not TheDragon while Desaad has more in common with Palpitine but is TheDraon TheDragon and not the BigBad just like the Darth Krayt and Darth Wyyrlok example bellow.
* ''[[Comicbook/{{Legacy}} Star Wars: Legacy]]''
** Cade refuses to let his childhood love Azlyn die, even though she asks him to, accepting her fate and the will of the Force. When all other options fail, he gets her to people who put her in a Vader-esque life support armor. After waking up, she was really pissed at him. Fortunately for her, she managed to avoid slipping to the Dark Side and managed to get the scary black suit replaced with something much more elegant. One of the doctors was reluctant to put Azlyn in the armor out of fear of creating another Vader. Someone else pointed out that Vader turned evil before he was put in the suit.
** Darth Krayt also has several Vader-esque qualities, most obviously his appearance (he's big and imposing, and his armor is dark, {{spik|esOfVillainy}}y and includes a face-concealing helmet) his backstory (fallen Jedi turned Sith Lord), the fact that he's suffering from a crippling physical condition which his armor helps abate, and his [[VillainTakesAnInterest interest in turning the protagonist]]. However, he's the BigBad, not TheDragon (and ironically, his Dragon, Darth Wyyrlok, is in many ways more like Palpatine than Vader).
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* Lumiya from ''ComicBook/MarvelStarWars'' was trained by the man himself and is practically a DistaffCounterpart.



* The original Darth Vader from the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films is the {{Trope Namer|s}}, but the trope also appears in the franchise.
** All three of Palpatine's [[TheDragon Dragons]] in the prequels are "proto-Vaders," portraying one aspect of his character as a CallForward.
*** Darth Maul is Palpatine's Dragon, a much more present and physical threat than Darth Sidious and his machinations. He acts as an enforcer of Palpatine's will, working with the Trade Federation but not beholden to them, which parallels Vader on the first Death Star. He doesn't even get more than a single line in the movie, to keep from distracting from his role as TheHeavy. This is subverted after he returns in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', as CharacterDevelopment plus [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being abandoned by Palpatine]] forces him to forge a new identity. If anything, he becomes [[EvilCounterpart the evil Obi-Wan Kenobi]] with a bit of Sidious thrown in once he takes on an apprentice in the form of his younger brother [[TheJuggernaut Savage Opress]], who ''does'' fulfill the Vader role.
*** Count Dooku is a powerful Jedi who fell from grace and is a much more public face than Darth Sidious. He is also known for a slow and powerful lightsaber style that mirrors Vader's.
*** Grievous is a tortured, half-mad cyborg who is ultimately undone by his reliance on his machines. He even has a breathing problem like Vader, though it is nowhere near as distinctive.
** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' Kylo Ren is a [[TheHeavy Heavy]] that uses the Dark Side and wears black robes and a metallic black mask with a re-breather wielding a red lightsaber. Ren also holds a position of power in the First Order, as Vader did in the Empire. The kicker is though, that it is actually an InUniverse example: Ren is obsessed with Vader and consciously models himself on the man, to the point of retrieving his battered helmet and talking to it for guidance. The root of this becomes clear when you learn [[spoiler: he's Han and Leia's son, and therefore Vader's grandson.]] Further analysis of Ren's character reveals that he's a {{deconstruction}} of the trope: the DarthVaderClone is such a ubiquitous archetype, and Vader himself is such a famous and influential character, that the creators basically asked themselves what would happen if Vader's image had that sort of influence in the actual ''Star Wars'' universe - where he was a very real tyrant rather than an actor in a suit.
** Symbolizing the extent to which he has fallen into HeWhoFightsMonsters, the extremist Rebel leader Saw Gerrera has become a Vader Clone by the time of ''Film/RogueOne''. In the intervening years since his appearance in ''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'', he's ended up with a largely cybernetic body and has a breathing problem which gives him a raspy voice and necessitates occasional use of an inhaler, resulting in VaderBreath.



* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' - If the title villain wasn't one in the comics, he fits the bill here. Ridiculously dangerous cyborg? Check. TheHeavy for a less physically-imposing villain? Check. Ominous black mask? Check. FallenHero? It's an eight-year-old spoiler to anyone familiar with the comics. In fact, with his [[LooksLikeCesare wild, unkempt hair and evil eye shadow]], his single robot arm, his tragic character arc, and his acrobatic duel with his best friend at the end of the film, he's in the rare position of being a clone of [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith prequel-era Vader.]]

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' - -- If the title villain wasn't one in the comics, he fits the bill here. Ridiculously dangerous cyborg? Check. TheHeavy for a less physically-imposing villain? Check. Ominous black mask? Check. FallenHero? It's an eight-year-old spoiler to anyone familiar with the comics. In fact, with his [[LooksLikeCesare wild, unkempt hair and evil eye shadow]], his single robot arm, his tragic character arc, and his acrobatic duel with his best friend at the end of the film, he's in the rare position of being a clone of [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith prequel-era Vader.]]



* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has a lot of books taking place after Vader's death, and a number of villains who call back to him, even if they'd never met him.
** Kueller of ''Literature/TheNewRebellion'' is one of the most notable ones, though he also has callbacks to the Emperor. There's even a point where Luke, fighting him, decides to have an ObiWanMoment and let himself get killed so he can guide his sister - but his sister [[spoiler: interrupts by [[CombatPragmatist just shooting Kueller]]]].
** In the Literature/NewJediOrder, [[ManipulativeBastard Nom Anor]] is clearly GenreSavvy about Vader's [[TheDreaded reputation]] and deliberately invokes this trope in his dress and mannerisms when confronting Leia in the first book. Subverted in that as we get to know him better it becomes obvious that, apart from both being villains, he's not really much like Vader at all.
** ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' has a literal clone of Vader, dressed in what's described as a cheap knockoff of Vader's armor. He's more petulant and unskilled than the real thing, too.
** Jacen Solo in ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' is ''constantly'' compared to Vader, for several reasons: the obvious one (he's Vader's grandson); he deliberately adopts several of Vader's practices once he assumes command of the Galactic Alliance Guard (which has many similarities itself to the 501st Stormtrooper Legion, aka [[BadassArmy Vader's Fist]]), such as fighting on the front lines; he dresses almost exactly like him, in black armor, later with a black cape, more than one person notes "all he needs is a black helmet" and he'd be the spitting image of Anakin Skywalker; and finally their personalities, philosophies, driving motivations and so on are identical in almost every aspect. Later on, he also adopts Vader's [[spoiler:"signature "force choke the failure/source of my displeasure" attitude, culminating in him accidentally killing a subordinate in anger]]. It really doesn't help that his character arc in the novels was ''meant'' to mirror his grandfather's.
* The Horned King in ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain The Book of Three]]'' - though he [[OlderThanTheyThink precedes Vader]].

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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has a lot of books taking place after Vader's death, and a number of villains who call back to him, even if they'd never met him.
** Kueller of ''Literature/TheNewRebellion'' is one of the most notable ones, though he also has callbacks to the Emperor. There's even a point where Luke, fighting him, decides to have an ObiWanMoment and let himself get killed so he can guide his sister - but his sister [[spoiler: interrupts by [[CombatPragmatist just shooting Kueller]]]].
** In the Literature/NewJediOrder, [[ManipulativeBastard Nom Anor]] is clearly GenreSavvy about Vader's [[TheDreaded reputation]] and deliberately invokes this trope in his dress and mannerisms when confronting Leia in the first book. Subverted in that as we get to know him better it becomes obvious that, apart from both being villains, he's not really much like Vader at all.
** ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' has a literal clone of Vader, dressed in what's described as a cheap knockoff of Vader's armor. He's more petulant and unskilled than the real thing, too.
** Jacen Solo in ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' is ''constantly'' compared to Vader, for several reasons: the obvious one (he's Vader's grandson); he deliberately adopts several of Vader's practices once he assumes command of the Galactic Alliance Guard (which has many similarities itself to the 501st Stormtrooper Legion, aka [[BadassArmy Vader's Fist]]), such as fighting on the front lines; he dresses almost exactly like him, in black armor, later with a black cape, more than one person notes "all he needs is a black helmet" and he'd be the spitting image of Anakin Skywalker; and finally their personalities, philosophies, driving motivations and so on are identical in almost every aspect. Later on, he also adopts Vader's [[spoiler:"signature "force choke the failure/source of my displeasure" attitude, culminating in him accidentally killing a subordinate in anger]]. It really doesn't help that his character arc in the novels was ''meant'' to mirror his grandfather's.
* The Horned King in ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain The Book of Three]]'' - -- though he [[OlderThanTheyThink precedes Vader]].



* Nefrai-kesh[[note]]formerly known as Lord Kenwick Norrington[[/note]], leader and most powerful of the ''[[QuirkyMinibossSquad sullanciri]]'' from ''The Dragon Crown War'' series is a definite example, fitting almost all of the criteria. He's the BigBad's Dragon, a FallenHero, related to TheHero (grandfather rather than father, though), a MagicKnight (always a powerful warrior, and acquired powerful magic after becoming a ''sullanciri''), wears a cloak and a succession of creepy masks (actually a sign of prestige in his homeland; his non-villainous countrymen wear them too, though Nefrai-kesh's tend to be especially sinister) and has something of a NobleDemon streak, with the implication that he was deliberately holding back so as to sabotage the BigBad's forces without her knowledge. He also has something of a "Vader and Obi-wan" relationship with the supporting character and mentor Tarrant Hawkins/Crow, with the twist that he was Crow's BigBrotherMentor, rather than the other way around, before his HeelFaceTurn. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the series' author, Michael Stackpole, has written many works for ''Franchise/StarWars''.

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* Nefrai-kesh[[note]]formerly known as Lord Kenwick Norrington[[/note]], leader and most powerful of the ''[[QuirkyMinibossSquad sullanciri]]'' from ''The Dragon Crown War'' ''TheDragonCrownWar'' series is a definite example, fitting almost all of the criteria. He's the BigBad's Dragon, a FallenHero, related to TheHero (grandfather rather than father, though), a MagicKnight (always a powerful warrior, and acquired powerful magic after becoming a ''sullanciri''), wears a cloak and a succession of creepy masks (actually a sign of prestige in his homeland; his non-villainous countrymen wear them too, though Nefrai-kesh's tend to be especially sinister) and has something of a NobleDemon streak, with the implication that he was deliberately holding back so as to sabotage the BigBad's forces without her knowledge. He also has something of a "Vader and Obi-wan" relationship with the supporting character and mentor Tarrant Hawkins/Crow, with the twist that he was Crow's BigBrotherMentor, rather than the other way around, before his HeelFaceTurn. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the series' author, Michael Stackpole, has written many works for ''Franchise/StarWars''.



** Wolzard from ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''. Heavily-armored, deep-voiced, sword-wielding black-magician dragon to the EldritchAbomination N.Ma - and [[spoiler: secretly the team's brainwashed missing father.]] His ''[[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force]]'' counterpart Koragg also counts, although [[spoiler: he's only the Red Ranger's dad.]]

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** Wolzard from ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''. Heavily-armored, deep-voiced, sword-wielding black-magician dragon to the EldritchAbomination N.Ma - -- and [[spoiler: secretly the team's brainwashed missing father.]] His ''[[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force]]'' counterpart Koragg also counts, although [[spoiler: he's only the Red Ranger's dad.]]



* A non-canon example is in ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'''s [[spoiler:dark side ending, which has Galen Marek in a similar situation to Darth Vader by being made a cyborg]].



* 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://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.
* Both Darth Revan and Darth Malak in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' possess different aspects of Vader. Revan has the dark armor/robes and face concealing mask, while Malak is a cyborg with a deep metallic voice (but wears red instead of black). Both are fallen heroes, and are later revealed to have strong connections to the player character: [[spoiler:the player character is actually a brainwashed Revan, and Malak was his/her apprentice.]]
** In the [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords sequel]], this trope is deconstructed with Darth Nihilus. With his dark robes and face-concealing mask, he looks like he could be a Vader Clone but he's actually just an empty shell, with no personality and very little back-story that we know of.
*** From the same game, however, Darth Sion ''does'' fit the bill a bit more. He's physically imposing, immensely strong and skilled with a lightsaber, a Sith Lord whose horrific injuries require him to call on the Dark Side of the Force just to stay alive. He even has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgrXBVzzDuw deep, threatening, grating, Vader-esque voice]] that sounds as if there's a cybernetic in there ''somewhere''. There's definitely more than a hint of Vader in him.
* The bosses of the 1987 ''Franchise/StarWars'' LicensedGame for the Famicom are a long line of Darth Vader knockoffs, such as Scorpion Vader and Wampa Vader, who drop their masks and cloaks soon into the BossBattle. The actual Darth Vader is defeated before the assault on the Death Star.

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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://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.
* Both Darth Revan and Darth Malak in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' possess different aspects of Vader. Revan has the dark armor/robes and face concealing mask, while Malak is a cyborg with a deep metallic voice (but wears red instead of black). Both are fallen heroes, and are later revealed to have strong connections to the player character: [[spoiler:the player character is actually a brainwashed Revan, and Malak was his/her apprentice.]]
** In the [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords sequel]], this trope is deconstructed with Darth Nihilus. With his dark robes and face-concealing mask, he looks like he could be a Vader Clone but he's actually just an empty shell, with no personality and very little back-story that we know of.
*** From the same game, however, Darth Sion ''does'' fit the bill a bit more. He's physically imposing, immensely strong and skilled with a lightsaber, a Sith Lord whose horrific injuries require him to call on the Dark Side of the Force just to stay alive. He even has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgrXBVzzDuw deep, threatening, grating, Vader-esque voice]] that sounds as if there's a cybernetic in there ''somewhere''. There's definitely more than a hint of Vader in him.
* The bosses of the 1987 ''Franchise/StarWars'' LicensedGame for the Famicom are a long line of Darth Vader knockoffs, such as Scorpion Vader and Wampa Vader, who drop their masks and cloaks soon into the BossBattle. The actual Darth Vader is defeated before the assault on the Death Star.



* Dark Vegan from ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' - though he's probably more of an {{Expy}} or [[SpoofingSpoofiness parody]] of the aforementioned [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Dark Helmet]]. Both he and Dark Laser are obsessed with destroying the protagonist for their many defeats they've suffered.

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* Dark Vegan from ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' - -- though he's probably more of an {{Expy}} or [[SpoofingSpoofiness parody]] of the aforementioned [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Dark Helmet]]. Both he and Dark Laser are obsessed with destroying the protagonist for their many defeats they've suffered.



* [[TheJuggernaut Savage Opress]], Darth Maul's younger brother, in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' fits all the criteria. A once noble warrior who is corrupted and twisted physically and mentally, but who willingly submits to the corruption to protect a loved one, only to kill said loved one due to their being twisted by the dark side, losing an arm to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and subsequently serving as TheDragon to a powerful Sith Lord (in this case, as mentioned above, Maul himself). Their appearances and demeanors are even quite similar: powerfully built, extremely strong, dressed in black armor, typically stoic, yet short-tempered, and having a deep, intimidating voice. Finally, much like Vader, Savage reverts to his pre-dark side self as he is dying.
* The Inquisitors of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' were trained by Vader himself and answer directly to him, and their master's influence is clear simply from a glance.
6th Mar '17 8:05:00 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Black/Sigma'' has Doku, a deep-voiced flaming specter clad in a suit of black samurai armor who is TheDragon to the Vigoorian Emperor. There's also the [[TheManBehindTheMan Dark Disciple]], who wears a face-concealing black uniform and talks in a Vader-esque voice, [[spoiler: and who reveals himself as Murai in the final chapter]].

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* ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Black/Sigma'' has Doku, a deep-voiced flaming specter clad in a suit of black samurai armor who is TheDragon to the Vigoorian Emperor. There's also the [[TheManBehindTheMan Dark Disciple]], who wears a face-concealing black uniform and talks in a Vader-esque voice, [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather and who reveals himself as Ryu's uncle Murai in the final chapter]].chapter]]]].
20th Feb '17 10:44:10 PM Anddrix
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* ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}''' own Baron Karza, in both the toy and the [[Creator/MarvelComics comic]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}''' ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}''' own Baron Karza, in both the toy and the [[Creator/MarvelComics comic]].
19th Feb '17 9:21:13 PM Vir
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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 TheMentor, HeelFaceTurn caused by his obsession with a woman. [[spoiler: And then there's the dubious relationship between himself, the mentor 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 TheMentor, HeelFaceTurn caused by his obsession with a woman. [[spoiler: And then there's the dubious relationship between himself, the mentor and his child]]. Incidentally, (or not), his voice actor, Kevin Michael Richardson, also voiced Dark Laser in ''Fairly[=OddParents=]'' ''Fairly [=OddParents=]!'' as mentioned above.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''[='=]s ArchEnemy [[BigBad Vilgax]] was described by his creators as "Darth Vader, without the sense of humor". However, the similarities are rather limited; other than the deep voice and (in the original show) the life support, Vilgax actually bears more similarities with {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} than Darth Vader.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''[='=]s ArchEnemy [[BigBad Vilgax]] was described by his creators as "Darth Vader, without the sense of humor". However, the similarities are rather limited; other than the deep voice and (in the original show) the life support, Vilgax actually bears more similarities with {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} than Darth Vader.



* One odd but very notable example is the LegionOfDoom's [[SupervillainLair headquarters]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Challenge of the SuperFriends]]:'' the Hall of Doom itself looks almost exactly like Darth Vader's head. A slightly altered design was used for the Gulag in ''Comicbook/KingdomCome,'' and a much less blatantly Vaderesque version appeared in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''.

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* One odd but very notable example is the LegionOfDoom's [[SupervillainLair headquarters]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Challenge of the SuperFriends]]:'' the Hall of Doom itself looks almost exactly like Darth Vader's head. A slightly altered design was used for the Gulag in ''Comicbook/KingdomCome,'' ''ComicBook/KingdomCome,'' and a much less blatantly Vaderesque version appeared in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''.
19th Feb '17 9:19:32 PM Vir
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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 TheMentor, HeelFaceTurn caused by his obsession with a woman. [[spoiler: And then there's the dubious relationship between himself, the mentor 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 TheMentor, HeelFaceTurn caused by his obsession with a woman. [[spoiler: And then there's the dubious relationship between himself, the mentor and his child]]. Incidentally, (or not), his voice actor , actor, Kevin Michael Richardson, also voiced Dark Laser in ''Fairly[=OddParents=]'' as mentioned above.
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* Dark Laser from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. Some TV guide misprints even refer to him as Vader.

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* Dark Laser from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' Some TV guide misprints even refer to him as Vader.



* Duck Vader from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''
* Darph Bobo from ''WesternAnimation/TrippingTheRift''

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* Duck Vader from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''
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* Darph Bobo from ''WesternAnimation/TrippingTheRift''''WesternAnimation/TrippingTheRift''.
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