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Darth Vader - Speeder Bike Attack by Robert-Shane Darth Vader - Speeder Bike Attack by Robert-Shane
Here's my idea for a scene that never made it into The Empire Strikes Back: Darth Vader... on a speeder bike!

In the movie we see him stride in to the rebel's abandoned base on Hoth. But the way I imagine it - this is how he got there.

This is an original depication of George Lucas's characters. I drew this first in pencil, then scanned it and coloured it in Photoshop using a Wacom pad.

Hope you like!
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Given 2011-12-22
:iconyoudontneedtoknow142:
Youdontneedtoknow142 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Mid life crisis?
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:icondarthvaderfangirl15:
darthvaderfangirl15 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Artist
Anna: You want a piece of me, Lord Vader! come and get me!Pikachu angry 
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:iconandruril93:
Andruril93 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa!  This is sithsational!  Way cool, dude!
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:iconpyne56:
Pyne56 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
HOLY FUCKING SHIT! all kinds of awesome.
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:iconjuanasunfall:
JuanaSunfall Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! He should have done it in the movie:)
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:iconnestiebot:
NestieBot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
very epic sci fi
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Epic work and idea.
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I could almost see Vader speeding along doing one of those war crys that would look hilarious coming from him, the speed past someone, chopping off there head.  almost like those old Conan movies or something.  Its real funny the way I visualize it.
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:iconluminabalderson:
LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Didn't his voice actor do just that in a Conan movie?
Or was it another movie?
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Actually...  He did.  LOL  Oh wow I did not realize that.  And he called Conan his son.  He sure is a father guy alot.
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:iconluminabalderson:
LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
That he is.

It's weird seeing him play another role that isn't Vader.
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I actualy made a cross with Lion King and Star Wars.  Rather explaining it, I will just show you.  lord-kiyo.deviantart.com/art/S…   Since you know about the actor, I am sure you would find this funny :D
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:iconluminabalderson:
LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
*Grins.* Nice job!
That's perfect.
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Thanks :D
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:iconluminabalderson:
LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
You're welcome~!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really pleased that this picture fired up your imagination. It's both interesting and surprising to me to see how different people have interpreted this scene. Some have seen humour in it - but others have imagined it as a fearsome sight (for the rebels anyway)! I pretty much see it the way you describe - like the guys on horseback in the old Conan movies - with Vader coming in to crush his enemies and see them driven before him! (If you're a Conan fan you'll see what I did there ;))
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Yes I can see its as a funny thing but seeing how some of your works are hilarious at times, i some how came up with that.  Yeah I liked the Conan movies.  I did not read the book though, so I don't know how different it actually is.  But yes I did see what you did there.  But did he also say something like plunder the women or something like that?
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: the quote ends... "and to hear the lamentations of their women" - it's a classic! 
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Irhris Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Am I the only one to see him swinging the lightsaber around his head? O.o
Never imagined Vader like that. But it suits him
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't imagine it like that - but I really like the idea - it would be pretty terrifying for the rebels to see him coming at them like that! :lol:
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CarlitosMoff Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Apart from the obvious mind-shattering awesome that is Darth Vader riding a speeder-bike, Lightsaber akimbo... I must also point out how glad I am to see the not very well known "Snow Scout Troopers". In fact, apart from one single official publication, I had never seen a graphical depiction of them anywhere else.

Star Wars Nerd cred +2000.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha - you certainly do pay close attention! I don't think anyone else has spotted that I made them 'Snow Scouts' (or at least if they did then no-one has bothered to comment about it) - even though this has been viewed by over 30,000 people! I think you should feel very proud of your powers of observation and attention to detail! :thumbsup:
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:iconcarlitosmoff:
CarlitosMoff Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I am just an obsessed Star Wars geek, what can I say? And I particularly like the different soldier versions and their uniforms/armor.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too - that stuff takes a lot of research though but that's part of the fun!
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SuperStormtrooper501 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ThisThis is really awesome!! It would be very cool if it was in the movie, and btw what is this type of speeder called?
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :) It's just a regular speeder bike - like was shown in Return of the Jedi - I just imagined that they had them on Hoth as well.
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Simbacca Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Very cool, great job!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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KuuztinR Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Why am I hearing a Dukes-of-Hazard's banjo playing while some corn chucking redneck says: "looks like those Imperial boys are looking for some trouble... and that's what the rebels are serving..." while looking at this?

Must be the freeze-frame.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's got the Dixie flag on the back of his cape!
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:iconmillenniumfalsehood:
MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
My first thought: "Vader would be the perfect wingman during a zombie invasion."
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hmm: he'd be the perfect wingman for any occasion!
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HugoDelire555 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Rise Lord Vader ! Magnificent ! Beautiful work !
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :thumbsup:
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Gallade-X-treme Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Photographer
:icondarthvaderplz::iconsaysplz::iconleeroyjenkinsplz:
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Translation please? :)
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:iconmillenniumfalsehood:
MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Watch this video: [link] ;)
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't say as I totally get the link between the video and this - but I also can't but feel that I've already seen that video before - so I'm guessing it's because there's one guy just going in like 'CHARGE'!
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Pretty much.
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:iconusmarine1972:
usmarine1972 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Bad assery!
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KillMarioLoveBowser Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Writer
Vader on a speeder bike? :iconimpossibruplz:
Just kidding. This is awesome!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: thanks very much. We saw Vader ride speeders as a young man in the prequel trilogy - so why would he want to walk everywhere once he was in his black suit?!
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KillMarioLoveBowser Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
That actually makes sense. :iconbiggrinfaceplz:
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:iconcyclonethehedgehog1:
cyclonethehedgehog1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom
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:iconwildhorsefantasy:
WildHorseFantasy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
WOW!
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:iconpaovikis:
PAOvikiS Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Imperial Might)
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:iconvivienne-mercier:
Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This would have made a fantastic scene!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks - I'd like to think so too! It'll never happen of course - but I like to tweak people's imagination :)
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:iconzim12:
Zim12 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
cue ride of the valkeries
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