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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.
25th Apr '16 11:19:24 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.
23rd Apr '16 4:39:01 AM Chabal2
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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.
19th Apr '16 7:35:08 AM nighttrainfm
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** 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]].

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** 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; 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]].grandson.]]
14th Apr '16 8:58:46 AM Specialist290
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[[FountainOfExpies Unsurprisingly]], many characters of this type are found in ''Franchise/StarWars'' {{canon}}. See also MayTheFarceBeWithYou. Compare CharClone, which is a descendant trope. In most cases overlaps with ObviouslyEvil. See also TinTyrant.

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[[FountainOfExpies Unsurprisingly]], many characters of this type are found in ''Franchise/StarWars'' {{canon}}. See also MayTheFarceBeWithYou. Compare CharClone, which is a descendant trope.that spawned its own host of imitators. In most cases overlaps with ObviouslyEvil. See also TinTyrant.
8th Apr '16 11:17:20 PM Scrounge
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* 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.
3rd Apr '16 11:48:15 AM merotoker
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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'' has [[BigBad Marder]], a bald, all-conquering EvilOverlord and ruler of TheEmpire, clad in a caped suit with visible [[BuffySpeak sci-fi thingies]] on its chest. He also has [[NecessaryEvil necessarily evil]] motives and DID kill the protagonist's father, amusingly.

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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'' has [[BigBad Marder]], a bald, all-conquering EvilOverlord and ruler of TheEmpire, clad in a caped suit with visible [[BuffySpeak sci-fi thingies]] on its chest. He also has [[NecessaryEvil necessarily evil]] {{necessarily evil}} motives and DID kill the protagonist's father, amusingly.



* Cade from ''Comicbook/StarWarsLegacy'' 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 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.

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* ''[[Comicbook/{{Legacy}} Star Wars: Legacy]]''
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Cade from ''Comicbook/StarWarsLegacy'' 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.



* "Who is the boss? The Duke of Zill of course!" Anyone who has seen ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' would get this!



** 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.]]

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** 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.]]grandson]].



* ''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.
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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.]]



* Creator/MargaretWeis is a huge fan of the Vader character, so it's no surprise she borrowed his general aesthetic for several of the [[EvilOverlord Dragon Highlords]] from the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Chronicles'', which she co-wrote. The closest to Vader in terms of both appearance and character, though, is not a Highlord at all, but rather the undead knight Lord Soth. The direction of [[VillainProtagonist Raistlin's]] story arc also paralells Vader's in some ways, though the two characters aren't very alike in terms of personality, appearance, or abilities.
** Weis also borrowed heavily from ''Franchise/StarWars'' for ''Literature/TheStarOfTheGuardians'', in which Derek Sagan has [[BadassCape a cape]], [[BadassBaritone a really deep voice]], betrayed his order and his loved ones due to pride, overthrew the old authority, and you can probably fill in most of the rest of his character arc just from the name of this page.

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* Creator/MargaretWeis is a huge fan of the Vader character, so it's no surprise she borrowed his general aesthetic for several of the [[EvilOverlord Dragon Highlords]] from the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Chronicles'', which she co-wrote. The closest to Vader in terms of both appearance and character, though, is not a Highlord at all, but rather the undead knight Lord Soth. The direction of [[VillainProtagonist Raistlin's]] story arc also paralells Vader's in some ways, though the two characters aren't very alike in terms of personality, appearance, or abilities.
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abilities. Weis also borrowed heavily from ''Franchise/StarWars'' for ''Literature/TheStarOfTheGuardians'', in which Derek Sagan has [[BadassCape a cape]], [[BadassBaritone a really deep voice]], betrayed his order and his loved ones due to pride, overthrew the old authority, and you can probably fill in most of the rest of his character arc just from the name of this page.



* Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire doesn't really have Dark Lords anywhere in the story, but Lady Stoneheart in addition to being a ''female'' example of this trope, ticks more than a few boxes. [[spoiler:She was formerly Catelyn Stark, a wise and compassionate woman who in response to grief over losing her family and children becomes a cold and vengeful being. She wears black and since her throat was cut, speaks with a vocal distortion, wears a hood and is regarded by the few who see and recognize her as a FallenHero who strayed from her earlier self]].

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* Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' doesn't really have Dark Lords anywhere in the story, but Lady Stoneheart in addition to being a ''female'' example of this trope, ticks more than a few boxes. [[spoiler:She was formerly Catelyn Stark, a wise and compassionate woman who in response to grief over losing her family and children becomes a cold and vengeful being. She wears black and since her throat was cut, speaks with a vocal distortion, wears a hood and is regarded by the few who see and recognize her as a FallenHero who strayed from her earlier self]].self.]]



* 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.



* Golbez from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', the Trope Image, is a more fantasy-themed version, complete with a [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather Cecil I Am Your Brother]]]] moment. He wears black armor, is a BadassBaritone when he's voiced, he pops up multiple times during the saga, a wise old sage confronts him mano-a-mano in a hi-tech stronghold, he loses his gloved hand at one point (or, more accurately, his hand skitters aross the floor and steals a crystal even after you beat him), he runs the show in Castle Baron in a manner not unlike Cloud City, has a rather ominous and rather badass theme whenever he is nearby, used to be good but was corrupted and brainwashed by Zemus, and once he comes to his senses he helps the heroes destroy him. In the English versions of the DS remake of the game as well as ''Dissidia'', his English voice actors even voiced him in a similar manner to Vader.

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* Golbez from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', the Trope Image, is a more fantasy-themed version, complete with a [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather Cecil I Am Your Brother]]]] moment. He wears black armor, is a BadassBaritone when he's voiced, he pops up multiple times during the saga, a wise old sage confronts him mano-a-mano in a hi-tech stronghold, he loses his gloved hand at one point (or, more accurately, his hand skitters aross across the floor and steals a crystal even after you beat him), he runs the show in Castle Baron in a manner not unlike Cloud City, has a rather ominous and rather badass theme whenever he is nearby, used to be good but was corrupted and brainwashed by Zemus, and once he comes to his senses he helps the heroes destroy him. In the English versions of the DS remake of the game as well as ''Dissidia'', his English voice actors even voiced him in a similar manner to Vader.



** 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 character model in Warcraft 3 ''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, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', he ''never'' appears in the actual game or cut scenes without the full armor.



* Darph Bobo from ''TrippingTheRift''

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* Darph Bobo from ''TrippingTheRift''''WesternAnimation/TrippingTheRift''



* "Who is the boss? The Duke of Zill of course!" Anyone who has seen ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' would get this!
11th Mar '16 10:16:09 AM erforce
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** In the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles 1990 live-action film]], Shredder actually says "[[LukeIAmYourFather I am your father]]" (to his own minions, [[AFatherToHisMen in order to instill loyalty]], but still...).

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** In the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990 1990 live-action film]], Shredder actually says "[[LukeIAmYourFather I am your father]]" (to his own minions, [[AFatherToHisMen in order to instill loyalty]], but still...).
26th Feb '16 10:40:54 AM OrigamiTovaychy
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