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was vader a nazi supporter???
« on: July 20, 2007, 05:41:05 PM »
think about it. his helmet is shaped like the Nazis helmet, his soldier are storm troopers, Hitlers body guard, and he was a tyrant like him. what do you think

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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007, 06:37:22 PM »
There are some similarities between the Empire and the Nazis, yes. 
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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007, 07:49:40 PM »
From what I remember of a behind-the-scenes book I got, much of Vader's costume, including the helmet, was actually inspired by Samurai attire.

That being said, there are many parallels between the Empire and the Nazis.

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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007, 08:48:58 PM »
Sure, there are parrallels between the Empire and Nazi Germany, but I doubt Vader was a supporter of National Socialism (say what you want about it's tenets, at least it's an ethos).
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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007, 11:57:07 PM »
Well, at least Vader doesn't threaten people with castration.  Crazy nihilists.
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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2007, 12:37:00 AM »
think about it. his helmet is shaped like the Nazis helmet, his soldier are storm troopers, Hitlers body guard, and he was a tyrant like him. what do you think

I do beleive that I have heard somewhere that Lucas purposely modeled the empire after Nazis.
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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2007, 08:09:20 AM »
was vader a nazi supporter???

Yep, and Ming the Merciless is a Log Cabin Republican. Go figure.

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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2007, 08:50:57 AM »
think about it. his helmet is shaped like the Nazis helmet, his soldier are storm troopers, Hitlers body guard, and he was a tyrant like him. what do you think

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Is Vader a Nazi supporter? Only if the Nazis existed a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

Certain aspects of the Galactic Empire were styled after the WW2 era Wermacht, most notably Vaders helmet and the Star Navy uniforms. The term "Stormtrooper" was chosen because of the Nazi SA, otherwise known as "brownshirts" who were incidentally not Hitlers bodyguard, but rather a group of thugs who were essentially dissolved when Hitler became High Chancellor. These images and words were simply chosen to alude to the fact that the galactic Empire were the bad guys, not to paint them as having the same philosophy as the Nazis. The Galactic Empire was rather benign when compared to the Third Reich.

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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2007, 12:28:17 PM »
kk. i was just wondering what other people thought.

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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2007, 05:04:55 PM »
I know that the battle droids were linked to nazis

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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2007, 07:41:25 PM »
The term "Stormtrooper" was chosen because of the Nazi SA, otherwise known as "brownshirts" who were incidentally not Hitlers bodyguard, but rather a group of thugs who were essentially dissolved when Hitler became High Chancellor.

Historical Sidenote: The SA was dissolved and many of its thugs were recruited into the Gestapo.

Back to topic: The similarites are still creepy.
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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 08:46:15 AM »
think about it. his helmet is shaped like the Nazis helmet, his soldier are storm troopers, Hitlers body guard, and he was a tyrant like him. what do you think

Wtf? no..

there are no Nazis in Star Wars...

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Re: was vader a nazi supporter???
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009, 11:48:31 AM »
Good job bringing up a thread that was dead about two and a half years ago, please don't bring up threads more than a month without posts.
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