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Predator kills the Star Wars universe - part 1 by Robert-Shane Predator kills the Star Wars universe - part 1 by Robert-Shane
I'm a 'wanabee' Star Wars artist - I've never had anything published - so I when I think up a new picture I try to make it something that's original and presents a new take on familiar characters while also demonstrating my artistic capabilities...

For this piece I imagined what might happen if the Predator had showed up during Empire Strikes Back in that scene when Darth Vader's telling the assembled group of bounty hunters to go look for the Millennium Falcon. I thought this would be a good scene to add some 'drama' to - because in the movie all we see is the characters just standing there. And I thought of introducing the Predator to the scene as the 'ultimate' hunter among a bunch of amateurs!

The Predator went straight for Boba Fett - realizing that he's the most capable of the group that Vader assembled. And he's serving up Boba's head to Vader as if to say "I'm better than this guy!". The other bounty hunters are all taken by surprise and are only just reacting to what's happened... too late! I think Vader would have known the Predator was there so isn't phased - he's just saying "You're gonna have to clean that up now."

The tagline 'Predator kills the Star Wars universe' is a play on words from Marvel comics' 'Punisher kills the Marvel universe'.

This is an original depiction of copyright characters that I don't own. Star Wars belongs to George Lucas/Disney, and the Predator belongs to 20th Century Fox (I think). This is fan art and isn't for sale or reproduction. It was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad and is a very low resolution version of the original.

Part 2 is here:
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:iconboomstickboy99:
Boomstickboy99 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
despite how awesome this is, im pretty sure a boba could kill a predator easily, he has far better tech and armor
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
The Predator always goes after his prey.
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:iconmultificionado:
multificionado Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Sweet! And having studied Shakespeare, can I use a quote appropriate for Predator:

"Alas, poor Yorick/For I knew him, Horiatio."
-Hamlet.
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:iconelkenew1131:
ElkeNew1131 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Noo Boba fett :(
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:iconlordwormm:
Lordwormm Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist
I found this piece on a random google search and once I saw it was on DA, bee lined my way to find you!  Mind blowing work!

Even mind-blowinger is that you state no one has snatched you up to work on their properties in an official capacity.  Their loss. 
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:iconcocoman68:
Cocoman68 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fan-tastic Idea!
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:iconmanwith0name:
manwith0name Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Boba Fett is Clint Eastwood in space!  This couldn't happen!

Ha ha, either way, this is nice art!
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:iconpreddy97:
Preddy97 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
nuuuuuuu!!!!!!!BOBA!!!!!!!
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:iconuninhibbitted:
UnInHibbitted Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Great concept and great execution 
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:iconfredanieel:
FreDanieel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much! :)
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:iconelpitchfork:
Elpitchfork Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Sweet!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:icontoadman005:
Toadman005 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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:iconvillalobosdstudios:
VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is amazing you should host it on Behance www.behance.net/AlexVillalobos
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Alex - and for the heads up about Behance - I'll check it out.
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:iconcanalus:
Canalus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Wow, this is beyond awesome... And the best part is that it might actually happen since Dark Horse owns the rights for the comics of both franchises.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Ibai! (and sorry for the slow reply). I'd more than happy to make it happen if Dark Horse ever needed someone to draw it for them! :lol:
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:iconcanalus:
Canalus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I'd vote for you if someone asked me! :D
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that's two votes at least - yours and mine! It must only be a matter of time til Dark Horse come knocking! :lol:
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:iconcanalus:
Canalus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
They'd be insane not to! :psycho:
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:iconbeefers:
beefers Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Boba killed by a Predator?  Not a freaking chance.
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:iconnerdiestgirl:
NerdiestGirl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014

Oh come on, Boba was killed by Skywalker. Hell, *I* could kill Skywalker. Fett did nothing but suck and die! :p

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:iconsythen7:
Sythen7 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
You have no idea who Boba Fett is.
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:iconnerdiestgirl:
NerdiestGirl Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014

Wasn't he the Bounty Hunter that they cloned to make the Stormtroopers? (Explaining why Stormtroopers can't hit squat)

:p

 

P.S. Sorry if I caused any offence; I was only kidding :)

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:iconherokiller12344:
Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Now that's a crossover I'd love to read.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We can but hope that it happens one day! :)
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Now the bad ass of the galaxy hires the bad ass hunter of the galaxy.  No more incompetent to stop the empire now.  But I think Vader would know if there is any thoughts of back stabing though.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: you make them sound like they'd be an unstoppable team together!
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Well not sure if I would say unstoppable, but the stakes for the Rebels would sky rocket with that team up.  And it's not like the Predator is just some Jungle monster, They are an advanced technological race.  I don't know what kind of fighter jets or what not the predators have, but imagine one going after the Falcon.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mostly only know what I've seen in the movies of the Predators as I was never really a big fan of the comic versions - and I know their ships have cloaking devices (like the Predators themselves) - which would make a confrontation with the Falcon pretty interesting!
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
oh just as you said cloacking device i imediatly thought about a fight with Romulans or Klingons.  A bird of Pray.  Just so many possibility.  But I know when in big trouble, Solo is smart enough know when to use his hyper drive.  Even though he don't like running from a fight.  still makes one wonder how it would really boil down to.
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MirtaGevFett Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This makes me sad a bit being a fett fan :( still great work.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: I'm a Fett fan too (I've drawn him enough!) - so it was hard to show him like this... but hopefully all the more shocking and thought-provoking!
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:icontheirishrogue:
TheIrishRogue Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
THIS...THIS IS TREASON!! ha ha
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: What was I thinking?!!!
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:icontheirishrogue:
TheIrishRogue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
:p
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:iconvillalobosdstudios:
VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconredbones19:
redbones19 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
NOO! BOBA FETT! :(...By the way, great work!:)
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: thanks very much!
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:iconkia-13-7:
KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah the Predators would be victorious, until Dark Vader uses the force on them.
interesting work, very different
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops - sorry for not replying sooner! I thought it was interesting you referred to him as 'Dark' Vader. Could be a 'Freudian slip' - as in many European countries he is actually known as 'Dark Vador' - and I think I've heard that that can be translated as 'dark father' - which, if true, seems very fitting!
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KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's fine with the time of the reply. It kinda was a bit of an autocorrect thing. However you are correct Vader is German for farther. Except it is also written as Vador or Vater, depending on what region of Germany the person saying it lives in. Dark though is correctly written in some regions of German as dunkle.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I'm suitably enlightened. Thanks! :)
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:iconkia-13-7:
KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome:) my pleasure.
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:iconavdusk:
avdusk Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
DARK?
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:iconkia-13-7:
KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oops. I meant DARTH, my computer auto-corrected it into DARK.
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:iconalorix:
alorix Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Vader is just like "Da Fuck Man?"
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