The Secret Apprentice's Tortured Story Comes Out

The plot thickens for Darth Vader's sexy, angry Secret Apprentice. A new trailer from Entertainment Weekly reveals major plot points for the new Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game, and show us just how crappy of a father figure Vader really is — cutting off his son's hand is nothing compared to this. Also there's loads of new crazy action sequences. Spoilers ahead.

Displaying why he truly is the biggest baddie, Vader first takes on a son-like Secret Apprentice, then tries to kill the Apprentice's girlfriend, disowns him by throwing him against a wall when caught by the Emperor, then goes after him himself. All this abuse can only end with the SA turning to the good side — sigh, he was sexier when he was murdering anyone who laid eyes on him. But aside from the mushy love stuff, check out that action. The SA splits an AT-AT in half, and throws his light saber through multiple trees and impales a Wookiee. And finally we get a glimpse of the inevitable show-down between Vader and his SA. Even if this game fails, the crazy Force action and cool story should make it worth watching.
[EW via Kokatu]

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I'm betting that the secret apprentis will not die, even though it seems obvious he should. It'll probably end with him and his girlfriend and robot on a ship hitting the hyperspace button blasting off to parts unknown to live a happy peaceful life together. Or if we're lucky he'll get shot in the back by Baltar again.

Star Wars fiction writers have such a hard time killing characters for some reason. Quinlan Vos didn't die, even though he was seen burning in the Episode 3 comics and was actually supposed to be filmed dying. Wonder why they cut that? His fate, gone into hiding to live a happy life with his girlfriend.

They also didn't kill Asajj Ventress at the end of Star Wars: Oblivion. Timeline wise, that story is set something like one week before episode 3, so why not kill her? Who are they trying to appease? She's probably never going to turn back up, she wasn't a sympathetic character at all. No redemption nessesary... kill her already. She did the whole hyperspace vanishing trick I assume is gonna happen in TFU.

The expanded universe will kill Chewbacca but not characters like the ones I've mentioned? Plus Luke has been essentially ineffective in all the novels he has been in. Zahns trilogy is the only one that ever showed us a growing Luke who was a badass Jedi.