Over forty years ago, George Lucas began a trilogy that would go on to become a worldwide phenomenon. Star Wars has since spawned movies, TV shows, comics, books, video games and even theme park attractions, all taking place “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”. With ten live-action movies, plus an incredibly fleshed out Expanded Universe – rebranded Star Wars Legends – this franchise doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
The heroes and villains of Star Wars are some of the most enduring characters ever created. As such, viewers have become incredibly invested in their fates. Whether it be through stories or art, many fans have taken it upon themselves to rewrite Star Wars history, or at least, put a new spin on it. After all, viewers haven’t exactly been thrilled with every canonical entry in the series.
We all know that every story has two sides and as much as viewers adore the Jedi, many of them have undeniably found themselves lured over to the dark side. Darth Vader is probably the most iconic character of the entire franchise. Even those rare humans who have yet to sing the gospel of Star Wars know the Big Bad when they see him. Having an affinity for certain characters is one thing, but what about reimagining them completely? Some of these artists have chosen to completely recreate these villains as heroes, while others have merely chosen to depict them in a more heroic light. The results are undeniably awesome.
Here are25 Star Wars Villains Reimagined As Heroes.
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