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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series is an episodic VR game for the Oculus Quest. Taking place in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, it focuses around the player, an unnamed smuggler who, along with their loyal, snarky droid named ZOE3, finds themselves trapped on the planet Mustafar after they're dragged out of hyperspace by an Imperial Interdictor cruiser. They're then taken to be the honored guests of one of the most feared men in the Empire: Darth Vader.

For, you see, you didn't just stumble into the system by chance. Darth Vader has been searching for someone, a descendant of a Force-sensitive woman named Lady Corax that lived on Mustafar eons ago. With your abilities, Vader hopes to unlock a sanctum deep beneath his fortress, and overcome death itself to reunite with his dead wife, Padme Amidala. Now, you and ZOE3 have to escape from Mustafar, while also trying to survive Vader's scheme.

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In-universe, the game takes place after the Secrets of the Empire VR experience at Disney Springs.


Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Action Prologue: The game starts with you and ZOE3 having stolen some spice from the Hutt Cartel, with starfighters flying all around you trying to shoot down your ship before you jump to hyperspace.
  • Action Survivor: Your character is a smuggler that is in way over their head, but manage to competently wield a lightsaber and sneak around an Imperial fortress undetected.
  • Affably Evil: Vader comes across as this. When you're first brought to his castle he says that if you open the cube he needs for his plan that he'll spare your life, and honors his word when you manage to do so. He also compliments you after the sequence in the elevator, saying you acquitted yourself well.
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  • Attack Reflector: You get a lightsaber, of course you're going to be doing this.
  • Art Shift: When the Mustafarian Priestess is telling you what Vader wants you for, the entire scene (likely a Force vision) shifts to a painting-esque sequence told in static images.
  • Ass Shove: Vylip helps you bust out of your holding cell by handing you a hydrospanner. ZOE is very concerned as to where he hid it.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Vader keeps you alive and has his soldiers defend you throughout the story because you're still needed to obtain the Bright Star and help him in his plan.
  • Cliffhanger: Episode 1 ends with Vader walking off into the blackness of Lady Corvax's sanctum, telling you that even though the Force is with you, you'll need to develop your powers very quickly if you hope to survive what's ahead.
  • Cool Ship: The Windfall, your ship.
  • Deadpan Snarker: ZOE3.
  • Death Wail: Vader lets out a scream of anguish when he experiences a flashback vision of Padme breaking the news to him that she's pregnant.
  • Dual Wielding: Towards the end of the Elevator Action Sequence, Vader yanks your lightsaber out of your hands with the Force and takes down the last of Lady Corvax's security droids with it.
  • Elevator Action Sequence: As you're brought down into Lady Corvax's sanctum, you and Vader have to defend yourselves from a number of security droids that jump onto the elevator as you descend.
  • Elevator Failure: Engineered. Once the Empire finds out that you've escaped from your holding cell, they shut down the elevators in the fortress, forcing you and ZOE3 to find another way up.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: You're taken to Darth Vader's fortress on Mustafar, which rises above the lava like a great big black spike.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": You are only referred to as "Captain" by ZOE3.
  • Featureless Protagonist: This being a VR game, you're only able to see your hands, though you can clip items to your belt when they're not needed.
  • Hide the Evidence: When you're brought onto Mustafar, ZOE3 and you do your best to hide the fact that you're smugglers, including hiding the illicit credits you have and wiping the ship's navicomputer to hide where you've been.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Vylip Foma, a Mustafarian lore master you find, charges a group of stormtroopers in order to distract them from you and ZOE3.
  • Improvised Lockpick: The hydrospanner you're given is able to unlock pretty much anything in the fortress, though you still have to get your hands dirty to do the specifics.
  • In the Blood: The player character is important because they're part of Lady Corvax's bloodline, and thus are able to access her sanctum and the Bright Star.
  • It Has Been an Honor: ZOE3 says at one point while you're sneaking around Vader's castle that no matter what happens, it's been a good run.
  • Justified Tutorial: Entering Vader's private chambers draws you to pick up a lightsaber held in one of the rooms, which then activates a training droid. You can try to fight it, but it will judge your skill inadequate (since your character has likely never even held a lightsaber before, let alone used one) and guide you through blocking, attacking, and deflecting blaster bolts.
  • Macguffin: The Bright Star, which is necessary to try and bring a person back from the dead. Lady Corvax attempted it on her husband and destroyed Mustafar with it, and Vader hopes to use it to try and revive Padme.
  • Mooks: Stormtroopers, as always.
  • Motor Mouth: ZOE3 almost never stops talking.
  • Scenery Gorn: We get a lovely view of the devastated landscape of Mustafar.
  • Sinister Minister: The Black Bishop, a mysterious cloaked figure that knows a great deal about Vader's objective.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: ZOE3 makes up most of the comedic moments on this ship with the fact that she never stops talking. The end of the first episode has Vader picking her up with the Force and hurling her across the room. She's not seen for the rest of the episode.
  • Vader Breath: Natch.
  • World-Wrecking Wave: Lady Corvax's use of the Bright Star to try and bring her husband back to life caused this, utterly destroying the formerly verdant surface of Mustafar and turning it into the lava-covered hellscape it is today.
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