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SPECULATION Do you guys thing Rex will ever meet with Vader in canon? If so, how could they make this happen?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Rebels' started by Devizz, Nov 4, 2020.

  1. Devizz

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    ...so that it makes sense. I was thinking long and hard on how this could potentially happen, I don't think they can meet in Bad Batch since in Rebels Rex does not tell Ahsoka that Vader is Anakin (unless they met and he didn't realize it).

    Could they meet between Twilight of the Apprentice and Return of the Jedi?

    Thoughts?
     
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    if rex is that guy in rotj, he would have no armor, maybe he had a reason. Maybe he learned about anakin and felt shame in the 501st
     
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    Can a mod alter the title to: 'Do you guys think Rex will ever meet with Vader in canon? If so, how could they make this happen?' Apparently I had a MAJOR brain fart while writing this.
     
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    Done! :)
     
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    Thank you!

    Interesting thought.
     
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    Hmm...

    Basically, I see there being a few time periods here.

    Before Rebels- As you mention, his neglect to tell Ahsoka is odd. Unless he didn't realize it was Anakin- that's a slight possibility.

    During Rebels- Seems unlikely. He never mentions such a confrontation, and that'd be a pretty big deal.

    Between Rebels and A New Hope- I just feel like this is unlikely. The end of Rebels makes me think that the team spent some time on Lothal, perhaps until even after the DSI was destroyed. And given how the "Attack never came", I doubt Vader would be there.

    A New Hope- Very unlikely, unless they want to Tagge & Bink the thing

    Between a New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back- My main hesitation here is that this time period has gotten pretty busy already- including Vader even having his own comic series. I don't buy it.

    The Empire Strikes Back- Again, would be pretty Tagge & Bink :p

    Between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi- This seems the most likely to me. We're just now finally really exploring this era in canon, so a Rex and Vader encounter could totally be on the table.

    Return of the Jedi- Seems like more Tagge and Bink silliness at first, but out of the OT films this would make the most sense. They were both at Endor, and even though Vader wasn't on the surface for long it's possible Rex was part of a forward team and maybe caught a glimpse of Vader as Luke surrendered to him. It's possible he even helped escort Luke there. Not likely, and a little silly- but I don't hate it.

    Post Return of the Jedi- Not likely, Vader is extra crispy by then- more so than usual.
     
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    I actually didnt even consider that they could have met on Endor, in theory, It is possible however unlikely. Very cool thought, i dig It.
     
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    I really doubt it. As @cawatrooper laid out, there aren’t really a lot of opportunities for Rex to encounter Vader/Anakin in the timeline.

    Narratively, I don’t think that it’d really work. We’ve already had enough of Vader encountering people from his past already (Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, Sabe and the Amidalans, Threepio, etc.)

    While Anakin and Rex were very close, I don’t think it was ever on in an intimate level so a meeting between Vader and Rex wouldn’t have as interesting of an emotional conflict as Vader encountering any of the examples I listed (His former master and best friend, his former apprentice and figurative sister, a woman and group that are living reminders of his dead wife, and the droid he built as a child and probably reminds him of his mother.)

    Seeing Rex find out and coming to terms with Anakin’s fate without ever directly coming into contact with him and having a forced encounter could be cool, but still unnecessary I think.
     
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