Date posted: 10/8/2001 8:49:07 AM
This is really a terrific Vader story, giving him a turn as a hero without compromising his character. I read it a few years ago at FFN, and have been happy to have it at my own site as well. A really neat take on the character.
Author: Herman Snerd
Date posted: 10/8/2001 1:52:41 PM
Herman Snerd's Comments:
As JG said, it's an interesting story where the main character, though still undoubtedly evil, becomes the protagonist.
Even though I like rooting for Vader anyway, it was nice that I didn't have to root against the 'good guys'.
Well done, Arco.
Date posted: 10/8/2001 7:33:43 PM
A wonderful take on Vader, and a compelling read. The ending was perfect.
Date posted: 10/8/2001 9:25:35 PM
I was glad to see something like this get submitted. A really original idea, well-written, and kept me reading the whole way through! It shows off Vader's heroic qualities in an original way, without taking away from who he is. Write more like this one!
Date posted: 10/12/2001 9:12:09 PM
This was an ok story.
Author: micsn peep
Date posted: 10/16/2001 11:20:14 AM
micsn peep's Comments:
Nice story! I liked the idea of Ozzel coming back and turning into a rebel. A neat story
Author: Frank Natera
Date posted: 10/18/2001 2:12:34 PM
Frank Natera's Comments:
HEY...call me crazy if you want but I belive this action-packed story could make an excellent video-game! I wish LucasArts could contact Arco on that.
I know I would buy it!
Good work! Loved it!
Author: Amysthist Saber
Date posted: 10/21/2001 9:54:05 AM
Amysthist Saber's Comments:
Wow, wow, and did I mention wow? Man, this was top notch stuff. I loved how Ozzel came back, kind of a payback for Vader killing him. Ozzel always did seem evil, and now he got to live up to it.
Very nice, very very nice. Perfect 10!
Author: Mykael Shone
Date posted: 10/28/2001 8:34:47 PM
Mykael Shone's Comments:
A great fanfic - Vader as a protagonist is an exciting take, and watching him obliterate every obstacle in his path adds a lot of action. The way his feelings that lead to his betrayal of Palpatine are written in is excellent. The only thing I disagree with is the use of Ozzel as an antagonist - was he that smart?
Author: Kenya Starflight
Date posted: 11/2/2001 9:02:07 PM
Kenya Starflight's Comments:
I read this story on Vader's Mask and loved it. Kind of a mix of Star Wars and James Bond, if you will. Great action, terrific analysis of his relationship between him and his master toward the end, and a frightening look at his opinion of himself. Two thumbs up and a pat on the back for Arco!
Date posted: 11/11/2001 12:02:09 PM
N O W T H I S I S W H A T I C A L L A FANFIC!!!
One of the greatest fanfics i read, i only found a bit...unappropriate for a pilot to say "Report to the cockpit!" to the Dark Lord of the Sith.
Author: Derisa Ollamhin
Date posted: 11/21/2001 9:26:40 AM
Derisa Ollamhin's Comments:
A solid story, and Vader as a hero! Strongly reminiscent of the Star Wars Tales comic that pits Vader against Darth Maul.
The strength of hate as a focus for the Dark Force is a wonderful descriptor for one of the least discussed aspects of the GFFA: what is the Dark Side, and why is it so powerful? In Arco's interpretation, the Dark Side is only as powerful as the hatred fed into it, and Vader's hatred is very powerful indeed.
Well done, Arco, looking forward to finding more of your stuff!
Date posted: 11/27/2001 5:24:56 AM
Very nicely done.
It kept me awake past my bed time so that's always a good start...
Ozzel's intelligence is debateable but you had to find a former victim of Vaders from the saga that we could at least identify.
I must admit some of the 'machines/obstacles' were a tad over the top as in hard to believe but I did enjoy the read.
You touched on the Dark Side, but I feel that there is so much more to it than simply hating something...
Author: Bush Baby
Date posted: 2/19/2002 2:33:15 PM
Bush Baby's Comments:
This is an awesome fanfic! I love the whole plot of Vader "running the gauntlet"! I agree that Ozzel probably wasn't that smart, and I would say that instead of using the admiral, why not Xizor?
Date posted: 2/25/2002 6:12:06 AM
Umm... I had to force myself to keep reading this, after September 11
Author: Rogue Leader
Date posted: 3/7/2002 1:00:55 PM
Rogue Leader's Comments:
While the Ozzel part was kind of wierd, I could definately see this in some kind of compendium like Tales of the Empire or something. Great description. Aside from occasional sentance flow problems, very well written. You've definately got talent, just make sure you keep writing.
Date posted: 3/12/2002 4:58:54 AM
Understood. But Arco wrote this long before Sept 11, and it was accepted before then. It's a very good psychological study of Vader, and it's unfortunate that it brings that to mind.
Date posted: 7/1/2002 5:19:42 AM
I dunno, I think that the Vader I remember from the films would have dealt with the problem within two minutes without even breaking a sweat. The only real complaint of that nature I have is the part with the hallway of twenty wookies, or something. He would have just waved a hand and they would have been compressed into a baseball sized orb of steel...
Irregardless, it was still pretty gripping, and obviously had a lot of thought and time put into it. I look forward to seeing more fanfics from you.
Date posted: 7/18/2002 4:53:07 PM
Of course the imagery was fantastic. And it was great to see someone as powerful as Vader have to really work to get out of a situation. ::snif:: I'm so proud!
Date posted: 3/20/2003 9:46:55 AM
Good Story. The whole going to the ship was kinda to Indiana Jones for me. Also the mutant ship and science experiments gone wrong was not very Imperial like, but it was a good story.
Date posted: 9/8/2003 6:04:47 PM
Strange but entertaining! Far-flung story but satisfying.
Date posted: 1/2/2004 12:20:37 PM
An enjoyable read but I would have to state that the ending was quite strange and too quick to be fantastic.
There was all this build up to finding out who the bad guy was and when the doors opened we find out that it's just a brain a jar it's kind of a let down.
On the plus side the imagery was great and Vaders own thoughts gave the story a huge amount of depth.
Date posted: 12/22/2004 11:27:34 PM
Awsome!!!!! Absolutly awsome!!!! This has to be one of the best stories I have read. I loved the realization he had that he hates himself the most. That was just amazing!
Author: Darth Slaya
Date posted: 8/1/2005 9:34:27 PM
Darth Slaya's Comments:
Vader/Anakin have always been my favorite caracter and i love the idea of one of the peole he killed coming back for vengence . i always thought i would love to see Vader in the sort of perdicaments he puts his children and the Rebles in and i was right!
Date posted: 8/5/2005 4:48:30 PM
Excellent story. One of the best fanfics I've read.
Author: Phantom Jedi
Date posted: 6/10/2007 5:05:00 PM
Phantom Jedi's Comments:
A good story from start to finish. The part that really got me was not his hatred for the Rebellion, Obi-Wan or even the Emperor. It was that his self-hatred was the only one great enough to accomplish the task. *shivers* Reminds me of one of the Star Wars Tales comics (#9, I think), where he's asked what he hates enough to destroy another character.
Very thought-provoking. Well done.
Author: Kalak Ragnose
Date posted: 8/21/2007 4:45:59 AM
Kalak Ragnose's Comments:
Your talking about the one where Darth Maul is reborn and Vader kills him by stabbing a lightsaber through Vaders stomach and into Maul.
Brilliant fic, no complaints at all