Synth Saturday: Darth Vader Hero of Naboo Chapters 1-10 by AkumaKami

Michael Blaker
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Hey all for this week’s Synth Saturday I’m back with a very fun Fic. It’s Darth Vader Hero of Naboo Chapters 1-10 by AkumaKami!

Plot: This Fic takes the standard “time travel into the past” Fan Fiction premise and  breaks it over it’s knee. This isn’t Darth Vader suddenly waking up as Anakin Skywalker, oh no. It’s Darth Vader during the middle of The Empire Strike’s Back before the Bespin part waking up in the middle of the forest outside Naboo’s capital city during the opening acts of The Phantom Menace. In his current body of Darth Vader, the 7 foot tall, cyborg with breathing problems. And Anakin is still on Tatooine as a slave. This is a very fun Fic that makes the prequels pretty much irrelevant but is highly entertaining.  Vader is very aware of his mistakes and decides to upend Palpatine’s carefully crafted plans with brute force and trickery in equal measures.

Characters: We get to see Darth Vader, and Anakin Skywalker talk to each other, and he actually doesn’t tempt Anakin into becoming a Sith, he just warns him that treating the Force as purely good or evil is foolish. It’s also interesting to see a younger Obi-Wan not really sure of what to do, as he was clearly pretty naive at the beginning of Phantom Menace. The cast is great.

Overall: A must read for any Star Wars fans, if only because the premise is incredibly well done. The only problem I have with it is the fact that the releases aren’t more often.

For those who like: Star Wars, Darth Vader, Time Travel Fics Done Oddly.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.


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