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Emperor Vader by martheus Emperor Vader by martheus
What if Anakin would have won the fight against Obwan on Mustafar?
What if Anakin went back to his Lord Sideous and killed him?
What if Anakin led the universe?

That's what led me to draw this. I thought it would be a cool twist on the star wars universe.
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dannyboi367 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I like the touch with the locket. Well done. Clap 
martheus Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
ZombieFighter116 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Somehow I get the feeling that this would've happened even if he DIDN'T turn to the Dark Side right away.
martheus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah. I know.
ZombieFighter116 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
My theory is that if Anakin allowed Mace Windu to kill Palpatine (or Anakin killed Palpatine himself while still on the Light Side), the threat of the Sith would be gone... at least for a while. Anakin would still turn Dark Side, but for different reasons.

(Sit tight if you have the time to read all of this :) )


But soon after the death of Palpatine, the senators of the Republic will go into complete outrage (they would still be oblivious to Palpatine being the Sith Lord behind the war). They would believe that a Jedi did indeed assassinate Palpatine. But it wouldn't be just any Jedi. They would suspect that it was a Jedi that Palpatine was particularly close to: Anakin Skywalker.

If it was Mace that killed Palpatine, the senators would still believe it was Anakin Skywalker who was responsible for the Chancellor's death. The Republic and the CIS would form a temporary alliance for the sake of killing the Jedi Order (The Great Jedi Purge in a different version. Imagine the droids and clones marching on the Jedi Temple).

However, during the time when information of Chancellor Palpatine's death was being leaked, I also suspect that Anakin's relationship with Padme Amidala would also be exposed with this. This would more than likely lead the Jedi Order to dismissing Anakin from the Jedi Order completely, despite him exposing Palpatine as the Sith Lord behind the Clone Wars. Whether or not this would have him leaning closer to the Dark Side is anyone's guess. However, during this time that Anakin is kicked out of the Jedi Order, I believe Obi-Wan Kenobi would go into exile himself alongside Anakin, considering how close they are. The reason I think Obi-Wan would do this was because although Anakin was the one who exposed Palpatine's conspiracy, the Council expelled Anakin for a misdemeanor that would be considered minor in the face of what Anakin helped the Jedi do. 

Despite being expelled from the Jedi Order, Anakin has quite a happy life on Naboo with Padme, his children, and Obi-Wan. He and Obi-Wan grow up teaching Luke and Leia in the ways of the Force all the way into their early teens. Soon enough, the Great Jedi Purge (the one stated above) happens. Despite their statuses as expelled and exiled, Anakin and Obi-Wan join the fight to save the Jedi Order.

During the fight, Obi-Wan falls dead right in front of Anakin. In turn, it leads Anakin going into a killing rampage, slaying every clonetrooper and droid like he slayed the Tusken Raiders on Tatooine. Anakin carries Obi-Wan's corpse back to Naboo and his family all have a beautiful funeral service for him. Anakin, however, deeply resents the Jedi and sees them as responsible for Obi-Wan's death.

Later on in life, Anakin receives vital information on the whereabouts of the Separatist leaders from another exiled Force-user: Asajj Ventress. He and Ventress then travel in secret to Mustafar and spearhead the Separtist cause once and for all, severely slowing the efforts of the Great Jedi Purge.

After the Republic senators find out about this, they orchestrate an assassination attempt with Republic Commandos to kill Anakin Skywalker once and for all. However when they attempt it, the clones kill Padme instead. Anakin has R2 and C-3PO (along with Captain Typho, Padme's most trusted bodyguard) escape with his children off-planet while he finishes off the forces single-handedly. When the fighting is done, Anakin takes the charm that he gave Padme so long ago from her body.

Anakin, now having lost Padme, becomes fully immersed with the Dark Side. He then goes back to Coruscant and kills the newly elected Chancellor of the Republic and becomes the Emperor, reorganizing the Republic into the Empire. Anakin then continues the Great Jedi Purge and searches for wherever his children may have gone. And of course, with no other existing Sith, he titles himself Darth Vader.

(As for my theory on what happens to bring Anakin to the Light Side again... that's another theory I'm working on.)
martheus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Youve been thinking about this, I'd say.
ZombieFighter116 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Yea. Somehow, I feel like the assassination of Darth Sidious/Chancellor Palpatine wouldn't go unpunished...
martheus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You should do a fan fic about it.
ZombieFighter116 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I probably will :)
helghan0 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I only just realized the charm he made for padme is around his neck
it makes sense that he should wear it well done 
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