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27th Sep '16 6:51:09 AM GM_3826
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** And yet another in TwilightPrincess with the Hero's Shade: [[LargeAndInCharge tall]], [[TinTyrant metal armor]], VaderBreath, MasterSwordsman, and is somewhat related to the protagonist ([[being the Link from ''VideoGame/OcarinaOfTime'']])... except he's a good guy.

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** And yet another in TwilightPrincess with the Hero's Shade: [[LargeAndInCharge tall]], [[TinTyrant metal armor]], VaderBreath, MasterSwordsman, and is somewhat related to the protagonist ([[being ([[spoiler: being the Link from ''VideoGame/OcarinaOfTime'']])... except he's a good guy.
20th Sep '16 1:29:43 AM Diask
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* One advertising campaign for E. Wedel's chocolate features an obvious Darth Vader expy coming to Earth for (what else?) E. Wedel's chocolate, taking along a RobotBuddy in vein of R2-D2.
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* Char Aznable and [[CharClone his many clones]] from the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise. Yes, a FountainOfExpies ''squared''. The biggest though is Iron Mask Carozzo from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', which makes sense given the number of ''StarWars'' references in that film.

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* Char Aznable and [[CharClone his many clones]] from the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise. Yes, a FountainOfExpies ''squared''. The biggest though is Iron Mask Carozzo from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', which makes sense given the number of ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' references in that film.






* Hakumen from ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}'' is an eastern styled version of this trope. He wears large, samurai-styled armor, although its color scheme is mainly white instead of black. Uses a {{BFS}} that's clearly too large to fit in his sheathe. Speaks in both BadassBaritone and GutturalGrowler, and his idle stance during gameplay is the classic VaderBreath. He opposes the main character and has a significant relationship to him [[spoiler: being the AlternateSelf of his younger brother]]. Although he is not TheDragon, in fact Hakumen is one of the legendary figures within the series that saved the world about a century before the first game, and is actively ''opposing'' the villains in the present. The reasons for his antagonism are...complicated.

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* Hakumen from ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}'' ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is an eastern styled version of this trope. He wears large, samurai-styled armor, although its color scheme is mainly white instead of black. Uses a {{BFS}} that's clearly too large to fit in his sheathe. Speaks in both BadassBaritone and GutturalGrowler, and his idle stance during gameplay is the classic VaderBreath. He opposes the main character and has a significant relationship to him [[spoiler: being the AlternateSelf of his younger brother]]. Although he is not TheDragon, in fact Hakumen is one of the legendary figures within the series that saved the world about a century before the first game, and is actively ''opposing'' the villains in the present. The reasons for his antagonism are...complicated.



* Saren Arterius of [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the original]] ''Franchise/MassEffect''. He's a rogue member of an elite military order dedicated to safeguarding the galaxy, he's got a truckload of cybernetic enhancements and an eerie deep voice, he uses "[[MagicByAnyOtherName biotics]]" (essentially Force powers explained with {{technobabble}}) in combat, he commands an army of faceless {{mooks}}, and TheReveal shows that he's [[spoiler: actually a FallenHero corrupted by a malevolent force beyond his understanding, and that he's TheDragon to the true BigBad, ''Sovereign'']]. Considering the ''Mass Effect'' series' overabundance of {{Shout Out}}s to famous sci-fi works, it's unlikely that the similarities are coincidental.

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* Saren Arterius of [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the original]] ''Franchise/MassEffect''. He's from ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' is a rogue member of an elite military order dedicated to safeguarding the galaxy, he's has got a truckload of cybernetic enhancements and an eerie deep voice, he uses "[[MagicByAnyOtherName biotics]]" (essentially Force powers explained with {{technobabble}}) in combat, he commands an army of faceless {{mooks}}, {{mooks}} and TheReveal shows that he's [[spoiler: actually a FallenHero corrupted by a malevolent force beyond his understanding, and that he's TheDragon to the true BigBad, ''Sovereign'']]. Considering the ''Mass Effect'' series' overabundance of {{Shout Out}}s to famous sci-fi works, it's unlikely that the similarities are coincidental.
14th Sep '16 3:07:40 PM Nithael
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* King Leoric in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' is not an example (he's a [[DemBones giant skeleton]]) but his "Space Lord" skin is, as well as a reference to ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Manga/SailorMon'' villains. He's a giant with a scary black armor and a cape, his weapon (a mace instead of a sword) glows red, his helmet looks like a sci-fi kabuto, and if you look closely you'll see he has pale blue skin and robotic arms. He's the most fearsome warrior of [[TheEmpire the Eternal Empire]], for whom he has conquered many worlds, though he sees himself as the only one who can defend peace and order in the galaxy against [[YouRebelScum rebels]] and the [[MagicalGirl Star Princess]].

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* King Leoric in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' is not an example (he's a [[DemBones giant skeleton]]) but his "Space Lord" skin is, as well as a reference to ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Manga/SailorMon'' ''Manga/SailorMoon'' villains. He's a giant with a scary black armor and a cape, his weapon (a mace instead of a sword) glows red, his helmet looks like a sci-fi kabuto, and if you look closely you'll see he has pale blue skin and robotic arms. He's the most fearsome warrior of [[TheEmpire the Eternal Empire]], for whom he has conquered many worlds, though he sees himself as the only one who can defend peace and order in the galaxy against [[YouRebelScum rebels]] and the [[MagicalGirl Star Princess]].
14th Sep '16 3:06:54 PM Nithael
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* King Leoric in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' is not an example (he's a [[DemBones giant skeleton]]) but his "Space Lord" skin is, as well as a reference to ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Manga/SailorMon'' villains. He's a giant with a scary black armor and a cape, his weapon (a mace instead of a sword) glows red, his helmet looks like a sci-fi kabuto, and if you look closely you'll see he has pale blue skin and robotic arms. He's the most fearsome warrior of [[TheEmpire the Eternal Empire]], for whom he has conquered many worlds, though he sees himself as the only one who can defend peace and order in the galaxy against [[YouRebelScum rebels]] and the [[MagicalGirl Star Princess]].
9th Sep '16 10:35:23 AM Nithael
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* "Who is the boss? The Duke of Zill of course!" Anyone who has seen ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' would get this!

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* "Who is the boss? The Duke of Zill of course!" Anyone Zill, BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'', is an EvilOverlord who wears a dark armor / cyborg enhancements that double as a life support suit following his disfigurement, has seen ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' would get this!a booming voice, and wants to take over the kingdom. Oh, and he's [[PrincessClassic Princess Oriana]]'s EvilUncle.
26th Aug '16 5:11:37 AM Nithael
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* ''Film/TurboKid'': Two of [[BigBad Zeus]]' soldiers share Vader's traits. Skeletron is Zeus' mute right hand man, leads his armies and wears a scary black armor, while the man who captured Apple wears a gasmask and an asian-inspired hat (though less Japanese Kabuto than Chinese, [[Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina Three Storms]]' conical straw hat) and has a VaderBreath.



* 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]]]].

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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.
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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]]]].



* Dark Madder from ''VideoGame/WarpForce''.

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* %%* Dark Madder from ''VideoGame/WarpForce''.



* Von Bolt from ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars Dual Strike'' was a man clad in black who is on life support, although his overall personality traits are closer to Voldemort or Palpatine. ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' even lampshaded this by stating that his need for a life-support suit reminds some players of a certain Skywalker.
** Sturm from the first two games, meanwhile, ''is'' Darth Vader with a different colour scheme and a CommissarCap.

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* Von Bolt from ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars Dual Strike'' was a man clad in black who is on life support, although his overall personality traits are closer to Voldemort or Palpatine. ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' even lampshaded this by stating that his need for a life-support suit reminds some players of a certain Skywalker.
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Skywalker. Sturm from the first two games, meanwhile, ''is'' Darth Vader with a different colour scheme and a CommissarCap.



** The Sorcerer [[BigBad Validar]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. While he may not use a sword, he uses dark magic, has a BadassCape (as is common in Fire Emblem games), and of course the obligatory black/purple color scheme. Most of all, [[spoiler:he is in fact the father of Robin/The Avatar, the PlayerCharacter and Deutragonist, and serves as TheDragon to the fell dragon Grima]]. Not to mention his ''name''[[note]]Validar's English name sounds very similar to "Vader" and his Japanese name, Fauder, sounds much like "father"[[/note]]. This has not gone unnoticed by the fans.

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** * The Sorcerer [[BigBad Validar]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. While he may not use a sword, he uses dark magic, has a BadassCape (as is common in Fire Emblem games), and of course the obligatory black/purple color scheme. Most of all, [[spoiler:he is in fact the father of Robin/The Avatar, the PlayerCharacter and Deutragonist, and serves as TheDragon to the fell dragon Grima]]. Not to mention his ''name''[[note]]Validar's English name sounds very similar to "Vader" and his Japanese name, Fauder, sounds much like "father"[[/note]]. This has not gone unnoticed by the fans.



** While not quite available as of this writing, Garrosh looks to be something of the sort because of being taken by the Shaa in Mists of Pandaria.
* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' has an interesting case of playing with this trope. According to Blizzard, the character of Zeratul was created with a Darth Vader {{Expy}} in mind, down to giving him dark-based powers and a lightsaber... except [[DarkIsNotEvil they made him a good guy instead of a villain]].
** Ironically, in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' Zeratul acts as TheMentor to the main characters of all three campaigns [[spoiler: down to disappearing after his death]].

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* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'':
** While not quite available as of this writing, Garrosh looks to be something of the sort because of being taken by the Shaa in Mists of Pandaria.
* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' has an interesting case of playing with this trope.
According to Blizzard, the character of Zeratul was created with a Darth Vader {{Expy}} in mind, down to giving him dark-based powers and a lightsaber... except [[DarkIsNotEvil they made him a good guy instead of a villain]].
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villain]]. Ironically, in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' Zeratul acts as TheMentor to the main characters of all three campaigns [[spoiler: down to disappearing after his death]].



** SelfDemonstrating/{{Ganon}}dorf himself more or less covers the aspects of Vader not already covered by Zant, especially in ''Twilight Princess''. He has the dark armor and BadassCape, murders a sage using a [[ChokeHolds chokehold]], wields a sword, [[MightyGlacier tends to move slowly and hit hard]] ([[LightningBruiser with occasional bursts of speed]]), grew up in a desert just like Anakin, and is the true arch-enemy to [[LegacyCharacter Link as a whole]] (who is usually a young, blond, blue-eyed swordsman just like Luke Skywalker). While ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' infamously has Ganondorf hardly use his sword, it also gives him his chokehold as one of his special moves, with fans [[FanNickname unofficially dubbing it]] the "Force Choke".

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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Ganon}}dorf Ganondorf himself more or less covers the aspects of Vader not already covered by Zant, especially in ''Twilight Princess''. He has the dark armor and BadassCape, murders a sage using a [[ChokeHolds chokehold]], wields a sword, [[MightyGlacier tends to move slowly and hit hard]] ([[LightningBruiser with occasional bursts of speed]]), grew up in a desert just like Anakin, and is the true arch-enemy to [[LegacyCharacter Link as a whole]] (who is usually a young, blond, blue-eyed swordsman just like Luke Skywalker). While ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' infamously has Ganondorf hardly use his sword, it also gives him his chokehold as one of his special moves, with fans [[FanNickname unofficially dubbing it]] the "Force Choke".



* 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]].
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Helmet]]. Both he and Dark Laser are obsessed with destroying the protagonist for their many defeats they've suffered.
24th Aug '16 3:55:59 PM Gagaga_Madness
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* Judai/Jaden Yuki from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' becomes one as [[TinTyrant Haou]]/[[EvilOverlord The Supr]][[BlackKnight eme King]], ticking off most of the traits excluding the fact that he was a BigBad, not TheDragon, and that he wasn’t on life-support ([[FridgeLogic It does make you wonder why he felt like dressing like that]]). The way he [[FallenHero fell]] is even similar to Anakin's. [[HeelFaceTurn He gets better]].
20th Aug '16 9:54:16 AM Korodzik
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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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18th Aug '16 4:36:25 PM Gagaga_Madness
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* SadistTeacher Sally O'Neil serves this to [[spoiler: BigBadWannabe]] Rancid Rabbit in the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' DramaBombFinale of season 2, BackToSchool. Turns out she seems to be a BitchInSheepsClothing (as well as the GreaterScopeVillain throughout the entire show) considering that Cat's annoys her for no reason what so ever.
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.
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