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Leia and Vader by Jedi-Art-Trick Leia and Vader by Jedi-Art-Trick
This was just me really wanting to paint a redeemed (yet still alive) Darth Vader and Leia wearing a white getup like Padme wore in episode 2, just for fun.

The idea came from the Star Wars Infinites Return of the Jedi comic, in which Vader is actually saved by Luke and Leia and turns away from the dark side, joining the rebellion. In the last panel, he dons a completely white suit of his armor. I thought that was a neat idea, but the white armor was a bit much. I just wanted to give a little more "sith-turned-jedi" vibe from him, while I wanted to give Leia a little more "hot-in-a-tight-white-suit" vibe. ;)
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
If it were possible, I'd bet that Anakin would probably find a way to obtain a less restrictive life support unit (Maybe something Similar to Kabal from Mortal Kombat) and more up to date prosthetics now that he's no longer a pawn in the Emperor's chess game.
Jedi-Art-Trick Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I feel like if a less restrictive life support system existed, he would have adopted it while he had the limitless resources of the empire behind him. I mean he can't even be without his helmet unless he's in a special chamber. The original trilogy implied heavily that he was way too fucked up physically to be outside his suit, and I like the fact that he's trapped in there now for what he's done and been through. His design is sort of a visual metaphor; he will be forever encased in a tough black mechanical shell surrounded by darkness. Even redeemed, he carries that with him. 
SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
There is an alternative to the less restrictive life support system, If you've played the second "Force Unleashed" game you'll know that he developed a system for cloning those who are force sensitive (A feat previously thought to be impossible until Vader managed to successfully clone Starkiller) If that's possible and there's enough intact DNA he could possibly clone a new body for himself and perform some sort of synaptic displacement transferring his consciousness to his clone There is a catch for the clone body however. The Clone body is disfigured in a way that resembles Vader's scarring but is otherwise healthy.
BlueEyedBrigadier Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Epic...simply epic work, Jedi-Art-Trick! I can just picture the smirk on Anakin's face under the helmet at having his kickass daughter by his side :D
Timewyrm Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
I agree - the all white armour was a little on the nose.
Narutosith Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Firemazter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I really like this idea :3 And the artwork is really well done ^^
dingleberry89 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
I like how this could have happened in the actual Starwars universe because if Anakin had helped defeat Sideous he probably would have been horribly scarred like he was by Obi-wan.
dief25 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Ever since I saw that comic I thought the same thing. The only difference in my mind was that I pictured his helmet and the stripes on his chest armour getting a chrome treatment. 

I fully support your "hot-in-a-tight-white-suit" treatment of Leia.
Jojo1228 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
I agree with you!
DarkwaverStudios Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always pictured if  Vader survived and become a Jedi again he would have a more brown colored  cape and stuff.
McCoda Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I would just wonder how Luke (and perhaps Leia if she was as forgiving) would convince the Rebel hierarchy not to execute Lord Vader for his role in various war crimes. I can't imagine the ground troops having a good time with him around. Especially some of the officers who are aware of how 'Vader' treats commanders with a history of tactical failure. Sure, the news of defection would demoralise the storm troopers who once idolised the man as a field general (especially the 501st) and rebel tacticians would see the value of another force wielding combatant on their side. However, the Rebels still wouldn't place their good faith on Luke's word alone. 

I can even see the awkward atmosphere around Han solo and 'Anakin.' 

Han: "So... uh... you tortured me and froze me in a carbon tank!"

Anakin: "I was but the tool, the instrument of the emperor."

Han: "Tool my ass! By the way, I'm screwing your daughter." 

Anakin: *Do not choke, do not choke, do not choke!*
DarkwaverStudios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I kind of want that to be a thing. It'd be pretty hilarious... But you're right about the people not trusting, despite everything e (Assuming this is an alternate ending to The Return of the Jedi when it comes to achievements)  I don't think his words would be enough to change the Rebel's view on him, then again (I've never read the comic this is inspired by so I have no idea how it turn out, so if I am wrong with this alternate ROTJ then feel free to current me) Him killing the Emperor could help change some opinions about him.
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thebingbang Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really like this one! Goes along with the Infinities series I read, the RotJ one has Vader being redeemed and not dying. This is a beautiful piece of a rarely seen duo! :D
TRUE-ARO Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
" hey i like this guy i am going to watch him"

I already am
ElectricARC Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I think you succeded in your goals here in spades.
reincao Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ulicus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
So, so, so, so SO much better than that white armour they gave him in the comic.

Really nice job.
SharpRevan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
I have to admit I like this version of a redeemed Vader (Anakin) better.
Clockspur Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd agree, a whiteout Vader is a bit much, maybe for Hoth but I like this better :iconthumbsupplz:
Noble-Six-rulez Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Anakin still got ass to kick huh? thanks for posting
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
twll me more of this story.
Kevador Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Writer
i love it. some people feel that there's this character created by whoever created them with a specific story, and that's the character. i think it's a lot more fun and interesting to play with the characters, expand them, and reimagine them. i've always wondered what darth vader would be like if he were on our side, that would allow for an interesting interaction with a lot of the other characters. Yah, he got burned, but he didn't go to the dark side; i think that's an interesting concept.
TheQuietSoul21 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 They may have been non-canon, but I really enjoyed the Infinities comics, seeing how differently they could take the stories we knew and loved and create and entirely new chain of events. 

 I'm really hoping they do an Infinities version of the prequel series, that would be interesting.
drakenimmortal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Great concept and I like balance between them.  Image what a weapon he would have been.
This is a great piece, thanks for sharing.
Draconic1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Writer
This is pretty cool. I like the idea and the design.

Tru-323 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I like that because of his redemption you changed his robes to traditional "Jedi/ brown" 
Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
The brown robes make a HECK of a lot more sense. Remember the suit is intermingled with his cybernetic body and is what keeps him alive. I don't think too many Rebels would want to redo the whole suit for 1. Takes too much time and resources  and 2. They certainly aren't going to welcome him with open arms for a very long time since...y'know he destroyed most of their friends and families. This is a guy who would still be intimidating and has a lot to atone for. Not a happy Jedi. The brown robes replacing the Sith ones definitely make a statement that Darth Vader has died and Anniken has returned once and for all. I even imagine him being apart of the New Jedi Counsel. Nice to give him back a blue Guardian lightsaber (whether his old one or a newly constructed one).
Jedi-Art-Trick Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do like the idea of Vader having a tense relationship with the rebels, most of whom would still hate him. 
Brentlemen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just wanted to let you know that this image has become the basis for an AU timeline RP that I'm in the middle of. So, thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
Jedi-Art-Trick Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
shadowfire270 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
nice, we need more Jedi Leia
Saberstorm001 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
We need more AU stuff like this. EU novels have been loosing their charm since NJO.
Sword2185 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I like this. How would it look with the armor parts as white?
Jedi-Art-Trick Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not to my liking :)
Sword2185 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I still like the brown clothes.
Sword2185 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Why not?
Agacora Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Brown? Why is Vader wearing brown?
Jedi-Art-Trick Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Read the description.
MASTERWARHERO Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
awesome i love this pic :0

this style for redeemed vader really suits him i like the white too but this works just as well i think would it be possible if i could buy a print of this or download a high-res at all?

don't worry if you do let me buy a high-res or print i will (NOT) repost art on any site unless by your written permission anyway great work id like to see vader in your style more often ;)

instant fave!
JaceNebular Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
That looks way more legit than the all white armor
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
gotta love those "what if" universe am i right guys? ;)
angelriv Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Very Nice!
lolth2112 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Nice idea my dear! Good work
Jedi-Art-Trick Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
BlackIsAlovelyColor Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
that is just too awesome
Yoshimitsu-no-Ratsu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
... great idea, finally someone made the light side version of those two together ;)
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