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Starkiller Base
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Published: December 10, 2015
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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's avatar
I want one of these for Christmas!!...Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Heart Heart 
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The First Order will soon series-produce even bigger, Jupiter-sized Battle Stations!!...Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Heart Heart 
AP246's avatar
AP246Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like atmospheric pressure will be massive in that 'trench' bit. It would be uninhabitable.

Amazing work, by the way.
SlaveMaster84's avatar
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) 
MEGATRON-RETURNSHobbyist Filmographer
r those 3d models?
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BikerblokeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Just amazing! Very atmospheric.
DalekOfBorg's avatar
This thing is whompin' huge! Almost like the Death Star on steroids!
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LonelySitlentAngelStudent Writer
Fight for the Supreme Leader!
Fight for the First Order!
Fight for the Dark Side!!! ^^
Silnev's avatar
Excellent pic. 
SHLEEMO's avatar
SHLEEMOProfessional General Artist
Isn't that trench much deeper than lava?  I think it's ridiculous.  Nice painting though!
3781's avatar
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?
princewilliam99326's avatar
"Just Think A One Manned Fighter Will Get Through There Defences Hence The X-Wing Fighter Yea" 
dryan1982's avatar
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???" 
3781's avatar
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.
dryan1982's avatar
Especially since they put the same exact weaknesses on it.  They do not learn. 
3781's avatar
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?
Esx6's avatar
That thing was freaking HORRIFYING. But at the same time, SO FUCKING AWESOME.
Omegaman120's avatar
I would agree. Some say the Alderaan destruction was iconic, but This and Hux's speech was so brutal, but awesome!
ScorpiusOB1's avatar
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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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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