While the series Obi-Wan Kenobi has just come to an end (at the end of a moving episode), it’s time to understand what Darth Vader did between the Disney series and episode 4: A New Hope. Let’s try to put the pieces back together by listing his actions chronologically.
Attention, the rest of this article contains revelations about the last episode of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. We advise you to go your way if you do not want to read it.
What is Darth Vader doing between the series and A New Hope?
18 years have passed in between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith et Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. A hole on which Disney intended to fill with the series Obi-Wan Kenobiwho takes place 10 years after the events of the third installment and the Jedi purge.
The Disney+ series focuses on the exile of the Jedi master and his mission to protect children Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. The last episode is released this Wednesday, June 22, and offered us an anthology confrontation between the one who calls himself Ben and his former padawan now Sith lord, Darth Vader. If he had all the trouble to hold the road against the latter during episode 3, this fight as a final battle finally turned to his advantage. Many of you will have seen the reference to Return of the Jedi, the face of the Sith and his complicated breathing. Obi-Wan could thus have eliminated his adversary, but this proves impossible with respect to the original trilogy.
In this regard, if Obi-Wan Kenobi allows us to learn that Vader himself took care of the hunt for his former master, what happened to him during those years that followed until A New Hope?
Star Wars Rebels – 3 an avant BY
If he dropped the case on Obi-Wan, Darth Vader has in any case not forgotten his former padawan Ahsoka Tano. In season 2 of Star Wars Rebelseither 3 avant BY, he travels to Lothal to quell the rebellion after the death of the Grand Inquisitor. But after learning that the Ghost crew was linked to Ahsoka Tano, he sends the Seventh Sister and the Fifth Brother to hunt them down in the hope that Ahsoka can lead them to other Jedi. We find Darth Vader at the very end of season 2, duringa fight with Ahsokawho tries to stop him as he wants to seize the Sith holocron on Malachor.
The sources relating to the actions of the Sith Lord are then obscure until 1 year before BY. We know that he concentrates mainly on the annihilation of all forms of rebellion and on tracking down the last Jedi scattered across the galaxy. He would thus have found the trace of several of them before eliminating them: Ranik Solusar, the Dark Woman, the Padawan Dendro, and his Jedi Master, or others, on Kessel.
Thrawn : Alliances
Around 1 year before BY, Vader allied with Admiral Thrawn In the novel Thrawn : Alliances, while on a mission to the planet Batuu to investigate a disturbance in the Force. A warrior race known as the Grysk abducted Force-sensitive children. They managed to defeat the warriors, before returning the Chiss children to the powerful Chiss Ascendancy (where Grand Admiral Thrawn came from).
In the spirit of consolidation of the Empire, Darth Vader often found himself on Coruscant in the company of the Emperor, where he had a huge palace. Vader was also ordered to train a number of Force-sensitive disciples. to serve the Emperor and the Sith Order.
Darth Vader’s last appearance before A New Hope is quite simply at the very beginning of the film, or rather at the end of Rogue Onea 2016 film that bridges the first opus of the original trilogy by Georges Lucas. As the Death Star plans were stolen by the rebelsthen transferred to the rebel ship, Vader invades the ship through a mythical scene in an attempt to recover themwhich he ultimately failed to achieve despite capturing Princess Leia.
The sequel, we know it, refers to his search for the rebel base of the Intergalactic Alliance and to the famous Battle of Yavin, (where Year 0 begins) and which will see the destruction of the Death Star by the X-Wing of his son Luke Skywalker.
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