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Starkiller Base by Julian-Faylona Starkiller Base by Julian-Faylona
Of all the fan artworks I've seen, no one has given any attention to the Death Star like thing at the upper corner of the official Force Awakens poster. Then I found out that the Starkiller base, is actually a weaponized, planet, with a destructive power that outmatches its predecessor Death Stars, and probably much larger too.

So no longer would you need to squint your eyes on the poster to see its details. Here it is in all its glory.

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SlaveMaster84 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
I want one of these for Christmas!!...Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Heart Heart 
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SlaveMaster84 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2018
The First Order will soon series-produce even bigger, Jupiter-sized Battle Stations!!...Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Heart Heart 
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AP246 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like atmospheric pressure will be massive in that 'trench' bit. It would be uninhabitable.

Amazing work, by the way.
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SlaveMaster84 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
They probably solved this technical problem: With a repulsive Force Field of some kind... The Engineers and Scientists of the First Order are capable of ANYTHING, when needed!:) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
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Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
thank you ;)
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MEGATRON-RETURNS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
r those 3d models?
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Bikerbloke Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just amazing! Very atmospheric.
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:iconjulian-faylona:
Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
thank you :)
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DalekOfBorg Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
This thing is whompin' huge! Almost like the Death Star on steroids!
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LonelySitlentAngel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Student Writer
Fight for the Supreme Leader!
Fight for the First Order!
Fight for the Dark Side!!! ^^
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Silnev Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Excellent pic. 
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Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
thanks! :)
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SHLEEMO Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
Isn't that trench much deeper than lava?  I think it's ridiculous.  Nice painting though!
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3781 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Thing still got the same cooldown problem the old Death Stars got. Couldn't they have recharged their weapon sooner? Like, immediately after first launch, sooner?
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princewilliam99326 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016
"Just Think A One Manned Fighter Will Get Through There Defences Hence The X-Wing Fighter Yea" 
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dryan1982 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
Color me a nitpicker, but when it turned out to basically be the Deathstar 3.0, I found myself thinking "It didn't work twice already-what was making it bigger supposed to accomplish???" 
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3781 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Yep. That thing's pretty much a painted target. Think sometimes, versatile weapons are more effective than large-sized ones.

I played the Norfolk Naval Base level on Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X, and that base defences gave me much more of a fright than this laser.
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dryan1982 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Especially since they put the same exact weaknesses on it.  They do not learn. 
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3781 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
Not just that. What happens if the rebels' bases were stationed on another side of their galaxy, or become mobilized flotillas? How long do you reckon it would take for them to even turn this thing?
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Esx6 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
That thing was freaking HORRIFYING. But at the same time, SO FUCKING AWESOME.
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Omegaman120 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
I would agree. Some say the Alderaan destruction was iconic, but This and Hux's speech was so brutal, but awesome!
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Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
thank you :)
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ScorpiusOB1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Awesome work. SPOILERS AHEAD:

And a thing that, according to Wookiepedia, uses dark energy to wipe out planets -stars are its meal-.

If just the First Order could hire better engineers. It seems the thing was designed by the same who designed the first Death Star.
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dryan1982 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
That was actually one of my first thoughts when I saw the movie.  If the Death Star already didn't work twice, what difference did they think making it bigger would make-especially since they leaf the same exact freaking vulnerability on it? 
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FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I think it actually was designed by the same guys.

There is no way the First Order, with far less industrial capacity than the Empire, could pull off an engineering feat many times bigger than the Death Star by themselves and get it finished by the time of the movie.

I think Starkiller Base was originally an Imperial project, being built alongside the Death Stars, but the First Order took over and finished the project after the Empire's defeat. 

That could explain why Starkiller has the Imperial "hit this spot here" signature while the rest of the First Order's designs are more practical.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Pretty sure the First Order is actually a far more massive faction than what we see in the film. They have an armistice treaty with the New Galactic Republic.
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ScorpiusOB1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Hi again. Good idea; maybe it's the next step after both DS that got cancelled with the Empire's defeat at Endor. It's the type of weapon Palpatine would have liked to have.

EU material, by the way, suggests the First Order has entire fleets prepared to strike the New Republic, that the latter scrapped most of its fleet to center on rebuilding planets, etc., and that those ships destroyed along the New Republic's capital were the bulk of the remaning warships -at least that's what I saw at Wookieepedia and elsewhere-.
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
 Oh, I hope the New Republic didn't scrap the majority of their fleet, otherwise, we're gonna get another story were the Empire shits on whoever they want, the Republic is gonna get screwed!!! I was under the impression that those few ships we saw we're just a drop in the bucket compared to the rest of their fleet.
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FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Really good looking! 

And yes, Starkiller base is probably the most powerful weapon in the (canon) Star Wars universe. (Legends has some more powerful stuff, but Legends isnt canon anymore so it doesn't count).

Starkiller Base is no joke. It hurls energy and plasma through hyperspace at relativistic speeds (as in, it forces the "beam" into hyperspace!) Because of this brute force it also causes a rip and distortion in spacetime casting a shadow into realspace. The movie crew actually stated this as an explanation as to why they were able to see Hosnian Prime's destruction lightyears away at the moment it happened, turns out they were not seeing the destruction itself but rather the hyperspace shadow from it's effects on spacetime.

So yeah, not only does it eat stars and kill many planets from light years away, it also pretty much screws with relativity (distorting the fabric of spacetime itself) as a side-effect. 
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Yeah, it can blow up multiple planets in a row. Way tougher than the Death Star.
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DrBookworm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Awesome work. :)
Creating these super weapons must give the Moths and Grand Moths in charge a feeling of immense power yet also great terror of their own creation.
Kind of like when the atom bomb was created.
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Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
thank you :)
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DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
This thing eats stars and shits lasers.
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dryan1982 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
Its a wreckin machine! 
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Eclipsepheonix Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My impression, Death star on sterioids
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
Think about it: this think is literally built into the planet it's based on

The First Oder GUTTED AN ENTIRE PLANET to build their super-weapon.
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3781 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Yup. So imagine how long it'll take to redirect that giant-ass laser from one side of that galaxy to the other... if they can manually turn the thing.
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
first oder?

the smell is strong with this one  XD
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
-_-
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what? X3 i couldn't resist

tis fun
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DarthBane48 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
That's the most badass planet destroyer ever.
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3781 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
And pretty much the most stationary. First Death Star at least can move around. Wonder how long it'll take to even redirect this thing.
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Xelku9 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its bigger than that.
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TetrisFan01 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
OH MY!!!
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Dramatic image. Excellent detail and colors.
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Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
thank you :)
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WarhammerGeek Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Lets just hope they didn't give it the same soft spots as the Death Stars.
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urielbeaupre Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
no, it uses its sun as the source of its power. just saw it today.
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Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
it uses the planet's core as its main source of power. i think it would require a weapon, hundreds of thousands of times more powerful than a proton torpedo. ;p
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