Darth Vader Should Have Had a "Dog"

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  1. The Night Funky

    The Night Funky BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Like a lot of folks, I was bothered by Luke's insistence that there was still good in Vader and his efforts to save him in RotJ. And while I could articulate many of my reasons, I still felt that there was something more that I just couldn't quite put my finger on. Today, at work, a coworker was tugging a rack behind her on a hand dolly and I said, "Hyah, mule! Hyah! Hyah!" She flashed a grin and then quickly adopted an expression and posture which reminded me of the Grinch's dog, Max. I laughed and thought to myself, "Of course, we knew that the Grinch was worthy of redemption because he had a dog." And that's when it hit me.

    The most common trope in movies and TV is that the most irredeemable villains, if they have a pet, it's a cat. Because cats pretty much don't give a shit. Dogs, OTOH, are portrayed as being able to know if someone is decent or not (think about the use of dogs in the first Terminator movie). So, it seems to me that if Vader had had whatever the Star Wars universe version of a dog is, as his pet, it would have made his conversion to the Light Side of the Force at the end of RotJ more believable.
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  2. Federal Farmer

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    I think this may have been Vader’s problem.
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    I would've been more impressed if he actually had a personality.
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    Poor dog though, imagine having to live on Mustafar or the Death Star? Just pissing and shitting everywhere inside
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  5. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Maybe he had a dog, and got John Wick'd.
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    Are there dogs in the SW universe? I thought people just had droids?
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  8. Quest

    Quest Liberty and Justice Staff Member Administrator

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    I dunno, Kruge had a "dog" and it didn't make him any more likable. :clyde:
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    73E66512-E717-4EA6-92D5-12E66EF5481B.jpeg This is his dog.
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  10. The Night Funky

    The Night Funky BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    But they also never tried to redeem Kruge.
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    He had a dog and took it with him on the first Death Star, and now he's so sad he can't bring himself to adopt another one.

    He has a holophoto of his last dog by his bed during RotJ.
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    The guy with the Rancor seemed pretty upset when it died.
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