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Darth Vader Redesign by DeivCalviz Darth Vader Redesign by DeivCalviz
Something quick I did for the Brainstorm group's challenge at Facebook. I wanted to stay close to the original but make it more modern maybe?

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:iconunkownbrony52:
Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Looks awesome!
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:icondeivcalviz:
DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it :D
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:iconunkownbrony52:
Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019
Your welcome.
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TensaiSaiyan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Looks like a samurai. Kinda cool and slightly more scary.
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:icondeivcalviz:
DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, actually a lot of starwars was based on japanese stuff so yeah :D
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Scholarly-Cimmerian Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
Very awesome design :D
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:icondeivcalviz:
DeivCalviz Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconcirian:
Cirian Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Really well done, though it does remind me some of Shredder, but that makes sense as Darth Vader was inspired by Samurai
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Grandmastersithlord Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
This Vader given the best that credits can by to give the protection of the cannon suit whithout limited mobility. This would be Sidious trying to get Vader close to his original force potential before the injuries  
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dARKLORD531129 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
Would you say Darth Vader was at the peak of his abilities and dueling skills during the events of Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi?
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FyreBal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
omg its perfect in every way!!
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Arandompokemonfan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
What I like about the armor on the far right is that this could be what Vader's armor would look like if Sidious didn't cut so many corners in its design. As the original suit we know him for is actually a lot cruder than it looks and operates, and if he actually cared about Anakin after his defeat on Mustafar, would've invested more resources into Vader's armor like this one looked like it had. 
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Redlight47 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Yeah, but all of those flaws were intentional. Sheeve (Thats Sidious' actual name) knew that at his best, Anakin would kill him with ease as he is the chosen one. But he wanted to rule the galaxy and eventually universe unapposed, so he made the suite a hindrance to Vader's skill so he wouldn't be beaten. He made the dark armor heavy and cumbersome to move in, much of the parts were mismatched so they snagged and pulled at his body, the synthetic breathing kept him awake, the synthetic skin was constantly itchy, and that control module on his chest would beep for no reason.

Of course the suite also had benefits like enhanced vision and hearing, super strength, and mandolorian iron limbs to withstand light sabers. So silver lining.
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Arandompokemonfan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Indeed. Yet they only came to prove Vader's power as the Chosen One as he managed to overcome the limitations his cybernetics caused him. And used the pain it caused him to channel his power. 
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Redlight47 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Yeah, much like the hulk, he gets more dangerous the angrier he gets.
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:iconmegatron1234567:
This is great very nice, kept close to the original design but still some notable changes. You know the emperor intentionally put more than several hindrances in Vader's suit. But later on it was revealed that sidious realized(before luke appeared) that he would probably be his successor and built him a new improved suit but Vader didn't take it. Anyways in my opinion this is probably what it would look like 10/10, Five star!     
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Tigerman354 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Student Writer
This looks exactly the concept art!!!
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levitan71 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
makes me think about that the empire had better technoligy for vader but the emperor made them use of the shelf tech instead to make him more dependant on the empire :/
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malgus123 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of Tulak Hord's armor.
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GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Aw man, dude, this is SO FRESH! I love it!!!
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pete8680 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
I hope Kylo looks like this in VIII. Nice redesign.
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Riderboy1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student Writer
This is so cool! It reminds me of the concept art of Vader!
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dARKLORD531129 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Vader's helmet/mask reminds me of the Shredder from the early 2000s version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.


Overall, I like the design. It's new but doesn't deviate too far from the original. It makes Vader more badass and a tank than he already is. I think this could've been the new suit for Vader since it states on the Star Wars wiki that by 0 BBY, Vader had the chance to be given a new suit. It would be better, technologically superior and more comfortable to wear. However, to do so he would need to have his prosthetic limbs removed and life-support temporarily disabled. The process was considered too risky and could have cost Vader's life so the idea was abandoned. 
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SupesRulez Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Definitely one of the best Vader redesigns I've ever seen.
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Quinn-G Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Siiiiiiiiick. :omg:

Of all the redesigns I've seen, this one has to be my favourite. It looks modern enough that it stands out, but respects the source material in a way that it's still recognizable. If I were you, I would have left the kama as it was and the cape would still partially cover his shoulder plates like the original design, but the rest is still very badass. I also like the touch with how the blade looks similar to that of Kylo Ren's (oh so controversial) lightsaber in the The Force Awakens teaser.
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DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it! Great suggestions too. :) Thanks
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Strumwulf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work.
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FelixAnderson Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! But he looks more like Shredder from TMNT. :D
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DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
its cool how shredder and darth vader both took references from samurai armor.. XD
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CandyBrainz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Woooooha! It's amazing! I love it! I... I don't now what i shoud said. It's only a realy, realy gread work! U did it! :happybounce: 
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DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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CowBe87 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
interesting
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ArynChris Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Not sure if this was intentional, but it comes across with a samurai feel.  The helmet, but also the stance, somehow.
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DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yup it was intended. The original darth vader was inspired by samurai armor. :)
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:iconarynchris:
ArynChris Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Cool.  Didn't know that. :)
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Tiancum Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELLZ YES!!! :nod:

love the new design and how it updates but acknowledges the old style look.
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DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you dig it :D
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BAYRON3 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the shredder i love this
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:icondeivcalviz:
DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you dig it :D
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ninjanoto Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best remake so far i have seen
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DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you dig it :D
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Der-KAIser92 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AWESOME !!!!! I'm a real vader-freak^^ and this design looks so amazing! It has a more sci-fi-samurai-like looking than the original one and looks better for fights than the old one  :)
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DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! yeah I wanted a more battle ready sci fi version XD
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Der-KAIser92 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, and that's exaactly what you did!!!! xD 
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redkruger Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
spectacular, a perfect redesign. Good work man 
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DeivCalviz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you dig it :D
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Fooled-Trooper Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
10/10. The Design and Style is closer to the original as intendend. Vader here looks heavy and tank-ish...
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Aeon-Mino Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Amazing!
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