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Anakin Skywalker ([personal profile] prophesiedone) wrote2016-12-24 10:10 pm

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Character Name: Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
Character Age: 23
Canon: Star Wars
Canon Point: Before he meets Padmé and Obi-Wan on Mustafar.

History: "Had he been born in the Republic, we would have identified him early. The Force is unusually strong with him, that much is clear."

Personality: Once, Anakin Skywalker was a bright beacon of hope and sanity. He was rash, yes, and passionate about life and his interests, but he could be reasoned with and usually logic prevailed. However, as he grew (and fell in love), his control over his emotions and habits began to fray at the seams. He found strength in love - especially with Padmé at his side - but the way he felt - and still feels - for her is like a madness. He is plagued by jealousy (as seen by his reaction to her old lovers) and a deep fear that he will lose her as he lost his mother. The nightmares the Force gives him do not help said fear; instead they heighten his desperate need to somehow be stronger than fate. Palpatine plays on that weakness and steadily picks apart Anakin's hold on reality.

The Anakin of the past - the one under the tutelage of Obi-Wan - would have never killed younglings or sought to oppose the Jedi so openly. But, as he is presently, he will do anything - anything - to take control of the galaxy and thus see to Padmé's safety personally. He will not - cannot - lose her. Without her, Anakin feels he will be lost, yet he doesn't realize that he is already losing himself in the Dark. Therefore, like his nightmares foretell, he is, ironically, causing the very future that he fears most.

Presently, Anakin - or, rather, Darth Vader - is walking on a razor thin line between sanity and madness. He is willing to be cruel - ruthless - in order to see his dearest wish fulfilled. His faith in the Jedi and Obi-Wan has been annihilated and he knows that he will face his old Master soon - and that he must see to Obi-Wan's death. While his Master lives, Anakin knows he will oppose him and he cannot have that. Not in his empire.

Interestingly Anakin has little desire to serve Palpatine - a far cry from his loyalty to the Sith in the future. While Padmé lives, he sees himself as Emperor and her as his Empress. Palpatine is merely a means to an end and he is prepared to kill the Sith so that there is no question who rules the galaxy. Any fondness he might have felt for his senatorial confidante means nothing compared to Padmé living and giving birth to their child in peace. He is certain he will be a good Emperor and any rough patches will be smoothed over in time; a true sign that he is delusional. He murders without compunction and even if Padmé approached him on his actions, he would assure her they were necessary and she shouldn't worry.

Plainly put, Anakin Skywalker - now Darth Vader - has lost himself in his ambitions and his desperation. His emotions have overwhelmed his good sense and the Force is responding powerfully to his choice to fall into the Darkness. Yet Anakin has not perished; he has not completely given way to Darth Vader. He is torn by what he must do and it strains him visibly. His delusions cannot protect him from the blood on his hands or the horrific images now embedded in his mind. They haunt him even if he has convinced himself he does not feel guilty. The younglings needed to die or else they would have grown into Jedi to oppose him, for example.

He does not feel guilt. He does not feel shame. She is worth any sacrifice. Yet his sleep is never easy and his nightmares have worsened rather than improving. His delusions can only shield him as long as he is awake and, even then, he needs someone to understand him. He needs someone to tell him all is well and he is on the right path. Someone besides Palpatine. But deep down he knows no one will give him that reassurance. As Emperor, he will not be opposed and all will agree with him because of the peace he creates. All of his previous actions will be forgotten.

All will be well. All will be well. Or so his delusional mind repeats to soothe his uneasy conscience.

Inventory: His robes/cloak/various attire and his lightsaber.

Abilities: ☆ His sensitivity and control of the Force comes to him as easily as breathing. He isn't the Chosen One for nothing. (This includes, of course, directing objects to do as he wills. The size of said object does not seem to hamper him either.)

☆ He can wield his lightsaber expertly; few can oppose and/or best him in a duel.

☆ He is incredibly agile and his body is strong.

☆ He does not fear entering battle - a rash trait, perhaps, but it is also one born from experience.

☆ He can Force-choke his opponents.

☆ He can fix just about anything. He has spent his life taking things apart and putting them back together.

☆ He is an exceptional pilot.

☆ He is more than proficient in using blaster pistols - as well as staves.

☆ He can speak Galactic Basic and Huttese. He understands the Bith language too.

Flaws: Anakin is utterly delusional about himself, his actions and the galaxy. He is also torn about what he is doing - the delusions are not an ample shield - and the person he used to be is not completely extinguished. Within his head and his heart, Anakin and Darth Vader fight for dominance and the frustration caused by the struggle makes him very temperamental.

Action Log Sample: Fear & Rage