Tag: Kylo Ren

Join the Dark Side: An Exploration of Fictional Villains

One of the reasons I love fictional stories so much is that they remind me that Good will always win, no matter how hopeless the situation looks. But for it to do that, the characters need to be up against others who are constantly trying to stop them and discourage them. Sometimes, I feel like the bad guys of a story get foiled a little too easily, and while the “dumb sidekick/villain” character can be funny, I don’t enjoy seeing them very often. That’s not the kind of opposition we face in our daily lives. In this post, I’m going to talk about ways certain fictional bad guys stand out, whether all are redeemable, and ways writers have made me like some of them, even if I don’t agree with their actions. 

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Please excuse me while I have a very unprofessional fangirl moment…..

….. Ok, back now.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in theaters December 15th.

Also released was the full theatrical poster for The Last Jedi.


What did you think about this new trailer? Do you have a favorite shot, line, or sequence? Let me know in the comments, and feel free to fangirl (or fanboy) away!!

This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

The Elven Padawan: From Erebor to Echo Base – #6 – Battlefront II, Forces of Destiny, and REBELS!!

Shay has a guest another this week! This time she is joined by Johnamarie Macias of The Wookiee Gunner, who helps her cover more news from Battlefront II, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Star Wars Forces of Destiny, and of course, Star Wars Rebels!! They also discuss underrated female characters from Star Wars (Satine x Padme for BROTP!), badgirls in the spotlight (who says villains aren’t also heroes?), the possibility of Force Sensitivity in the Erso family, and have a bit of fangirl time devoted to Rebels (the metaphors of Kanan’s mask and Sabine’s hair). Shay also has a very sad Kanera thing that everyone needs to hear.
Stay tuned after the show for a special question Shay has for all her listeners!

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The Wookiee Gunner 

Star Wars Escape Pods Network Twitter page (the website for this network is still being put together, but you can find it here: http://www.weareescapepods.com/)

New Star Wars Battlefront II story clip:

BB-8 Coming to Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes

New Star Wars Forces of Destiny trailer!!

Star Wars Forces of Destiny “second batch” airing info from StarWars.com

Star Wars Rebels season 4 poster!!


All the Star Wars Rebels season 4 episode descriptions we have so far: first set; second set


Tracked back to their hidden base by a mysterious Imperial agent, the rebels must trust some seemingly dangerous native creatures, who are far more than meets the eye.

Star Wars Rebels season 4 poster analysis by Force Within TV


Music/Sound effects:

Sound effects were from the Free Sound Project. 

Complete list of effects used for this episode:

This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com