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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

REBEL GENESIS: THE ARCHITECTS OF EVIL...


As a lead in to STAR WARS REBELS, AFICIONADO presents a series of images featuring characters, events and history linked to the ultimate creation of the Rebel Alliance against the Empire.

From the moment he first heard about his incredible skills in the Force at such an early age, ably demonstrated during the final battle in the stars above Naboo against the Trade Federation, the evil Darth Sidious, in his disguise as Senator later Supreme Chancellor Palaptine, would follow young Anakin Skywalker's career "with great interest". From a unique vantage point in those years after, acting almost like the father figure to the often lonely and out of place feeling Anakin, what with his initiation into the Jedi Oder and its often harsh disciplines, additionally burdened with the separation he had from the mother he loved so dearly, Sidious knew that the boy would eventually prove ripe for manipulation and control, eventually turning him to the Dark Side in which he would betray, later murder, his family in the Jedi Temple, and across the galaxy.

It would take thirteen years to turn Anakin away from the light, but the final result ultimately proved worth Sidious's playing of the long game, even if the boys powers would later be fragmented after suffering horrific injuries in battle against his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, on the volcanic world of Mustafar. Now encapsulated into the more intimidating and threatening dark visage of the breathing mask clad Darth Vader, Anakin's taking a rightful place at his master's side soon ensured a new reign of dominance and terror across the galaxy not only for the Galactic Empire but for the Dark Side of the Force, too. It would be no surprise, with such rising, soon established malevolence, repression, fear and tyranny, that a small group of freedom fighters, under resourced, undermanned and under equipped, would nonetheless eventually coalesce to take a stand against them, and their hated ambitions...





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