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Yoda vs Imperial Guards by Robert-Shane Yoda vs Imperial Guards by Robert-Shane
I wanted to draw the Emperor's Royal Guard (aka Imperial Guard aka Red Guard) - but I didn't just want to have them standing motionless like they do in the movies. So I've put them in battle with Yoda as my take on the scene in Revenge of the Sith when Yoda confronts the Emperor.

In the movie Yoda uses the Force and dispenses with the guards with a simple shrug... but here's what it might have looked like if he'd had to work just a little harder to deal with them.

This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's characters. I drew this in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. This is an optimized version of the original - which is 600dpi.

Hope you like!
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Red Guard: Wha-HEY!!
Yoda: It you are!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Yoda's the best. :)
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Definitely.
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SilverWolfJudge Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
LIKE A FREAKIN NINJA
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JoeHoganArt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
DUDE! This is SICK!
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newcmv-z Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
haha epic. I keep faving some of my favorite star wars art, and it turns out that you made most of them. lol sorry for over faving? lol, anyways yoda seems to be having an epic fun time . what a party animal!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much - you clearly have very good taste in Star Wars art! :lol: and don't worry - there's no such thing as over-faving - it's always nice to know which pictures people like best! :thumbsup:
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Frozx398 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
sikkkkkkkk!!!!
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ThaliaAngel91 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awesome :D! Yoda is a one-man wrecking crew, but I love to see him fight enemies that are not as easy to kill as clones or those guards in the movie.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too... it's no fun if the fight's over before it even gets started!
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HugoDelire555 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Congratulations ! However, I wonder if I prefer them dying after an honourable battle with the most powerful Jedi Master or alive after an humiliating wall-throwing ! When I saw it, at the movie, I didn't laughed, but the rest of the public did, which was... irritating because I always clearly prefered Imperial Army to Rebel Alliance !
But please, don't make them die stupidly, like, for example, make them electrocute each other with their pikes !
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I didn't laugh at that scene either! it was such a disappointment to me - as I always thought the Imperial Guards were the coolest characters. Oh well - at least in my picture they put up a fight (before losing). :lol:
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Medjugore Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome and entertaining as well
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then my work here is done! :lol:
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Even if they where alerted in time to react, they still be no match for the leaping master. And that fight with the Emperor and Yoda was the fight I waited for for so many years.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree - but i do wish the fight had gone on longer -even if just for amusement! I've always like the imperial guards so it was disappointing they weren't used more!
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
yeah the fight was a little short, but sometimes Movies are limited to time and budget.
and there are tones of things in the Star Wars Universe that did not make it to the movies. Like Dark Troopers, and that 6 winged Tie fighter. The Emperors Super Star destroyer, I think it was called Eclipse if I remember right. But yeah they did not show the imperial guard in much action, but at least we get to see them in Force Unleashed games.
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Galdor2000 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
The guard on the right sure looks like hes gonna chop his friend's head off!
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Galdor2000 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
The guard on the right sure looks like hes gonna chop his friend's head off! XD
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: - I kinda wanted this to look like a 'slapstick' scene - with Yoda just messing with the guards and bouncing around too quick for them to keep up!
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kefkaRaiders Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
The Imperial Guard after the killing of the Jedi was Pick for having Strong ties to the force and was trained by Lord Vader in the ways of the Sith.

only one new guard lives after each class of training do to they was pitted to kill each other at the end of training
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billybob70 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well done.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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ThaliaAngel91 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yoda is a one-man-wrecking-crew. Wonderful <3
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: very apt. Thanks!
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Crepare Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Take you down, I will. Yes?
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can hear Frank Oz saying this now! :lol:
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BlackOpsReznov Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Playing leap frog, he is
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: that's exactly what he's doing!
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BlackOpsReznov Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Know this, I do
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If only the fight was done that way in the movie ... I love how the guards look like they don't know what they're doing :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you noticed that they look like they don't know what they're doing - because I wanted it to appear that Yoda was two steps ahead of them!
On balance, I agree with how it played out in the movie - because this would have been just another fight before the big showdown with the Emperor. But I was disappointed that these characters (the guards) who I'd always thought looked so cool could be taken out so easily!
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep that fight was one of my biggest complaints that I had for the movie because we actually never see these guys put up a fight. I guess that Palpatine told them to leave when Luke got on the second Death Star just because he didn't want to see them killed in one move again :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: I'll remember that next time I watch Return of the Jedi... I can imagine Palpatine thinking - "wow, these guys in the red really are useless - I don't know why I keep them on the payroll!"
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I guess they're family members :P
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Rylan247 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
even more epic!! 0-0
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Oh yeah, Yoda has totally got this :lol:
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's just playing with them - but who said Yoda can't have fun!? :)
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Exactly :D
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Leinad-Odelot Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
I think that if this were true they might loose their heads just like Commander Gree and the other clone...
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good point! So maybe they were lucky that Yoda just threw them against the wall in the movie - at least they still had their heads attached!
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Leinad-Odelot Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I think he broke their necks...lol so they werent that lucky either
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Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Or maybe he just knocked them unconscious? It's not the Jedi way to kill someone if you have other reasonable options after all ;)
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Leinad-Odelot Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I believe somewhere i read that he kill them...and i know is not the Jedi way
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KingoftheOnions Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YODA KICKS ASS!!!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: that's the idea!
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leseraphin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Hi Pal, well here"s another great stuff of yours !!! I love Yoda's dynamic pose and you did an impressive job with the folds of the guards capes :thumbsup:
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
leseraphin, your avatar totally made me laugh :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks as always! I'm glad you like the pose - I wanted to add some humour to this and thought it would be funny to see Yoda bouncing around the guards - with them not being able to keep up! :)
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