Darth Snape and the Art of Reveals

What if Darth Vader became Obi-Wan?

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Disclaimer: SPOILERS ahead if you live under a rock! Also, that art belongs to James Hance. None of that “pasting art and claiming it’s mine” nonsense.

Sometimes, I work from the ground up, thinking of a topic and then finding examples to fit around it. At other times, I work top-down, looking at my list of saved examples and finding something to say about them. Also, using them as an excuse to share images like these.

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I dunno. Didn’t Willem Dafoe portray him?

Today is one of those top-down examples, drawing from two of geekdom’s favourite tragic dark characters: Darth Vader and Severus Snape.

These two are popular for a number of shared reasons. They’re ‘dark’ characters in style and personality, they have tragic backstories, they smack the heroes around (either physically or verbally), and lost love is a major motivator in their lives.

And, of course, they are the ones behind what are probably THE biggest reveals in their respective fandoms. Reveals which would cement their legacies as tragic anti-heroes.

And that’s what I’ll be talking about today: Reveals.

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