Many fans are likely familiar with the ridiculous character Sabine from the Rebels animated television show. She’s the flamboyant artist with multi-colored hair who joins the Rebels.
The character is ridiculous because if you’re a flamboyant artist, then your multi-colored hair and loud behavior will act as a target for your oppopnents, and you’ll therefore soon be taken out. It’s also ridiculous, because if you’re a small group of rebels attempting to fight a geurilla war against a domineering Empire, then subterfuge and camouflage are the order of the day. In which case you want to stay the heck away from loud colorful artists who draw attention to themselves.
These are the kinds of things that one considers when writing about war time scenarios, even ones in fantasy worlds. Because even fantasy worlds need to operate by rules if they’re to succefully maintain suspension of disbelief.
But the vapid airheads currently running things at Lucasfilm, have little interest or experience in anything outside of feminist rallies at college, so we’re not going to get that kind of informed storytelling from their current crop of “creators.”
As a result, we now have an artist Sith. I sith you not.
The Sith Master makes her debut in Darth Vader #22, the much anticipated story that started by bringing Vader face-to-face with the spirit of Sith Lord Momin, added to the Star Wars movie canon just as recently. While alluded to in the past as a long-dead artist strong in the Dark Side, Lord Momin’s true role was even grander, helping Darth Vader build his castle to resurrect Padmé. But before Vader let Momin take the lead, he needed to hear his story.
As readers can glean from the images above, it was Shaa who first heard whispers of the boy named Momin, using an apparent link to the Dark Side of The Force to turn living things into grotesque “works of art” (presumably making them into not-so-living things in the process).
It’s hard to believe that in a single issue of Charles Soule’s and Giuseppe Camuncoli’s Vader comic, they dropped matching bombshells: the first Sith Lady in the new Star Wars canon, and the revelation that Vader’s Castle was her apprentice’s masterpiece, intended to conquer even death. If fans aren’t keeping up to date on Star Wars comics, this is a perfect example of why that needs to change. Who knows how long it will take for a female Sith Lord to appear in a Star Wars movie?
How long? Probably not too long at all. In fact I’d say there’s a 50/50 chance that they’ll have Lady Shaa face off with Sabine, in some kind of Force Art duel. Both characters have the depth of a fleeting artsy fart in the wind, so it’s certain to be amazingly stupid.
But demonstrated liar and starwars.com contributer Bryan Young offered his keen insight into the wonderful world of art some time ago.
Star Wars has always been feminist, liberal, and against Nazis. Most art is. Art is against things like that because it’s art.
— Bryan Young (@swankmotron) September 22, 2018
But then, how can your Sith villain in Star Wars be an artist? Is her art against herself in some way? Do the grotesque living works of art she creates stand in defiance of the space-Nazis of Star Wars? Because it’s art?
Regardless, why on Earth would Brian make such a stupid statement? Is he not familiar with the works of propagandist Joseph Geobbels who routinely used art to his advantage, or other works of prolific Nazi art?
A Twitter user reminds us that once again, this purported big “FIRST” isn’t really a first at all.
Lets see. Female Sith in the Expanded Universe: Ventress (and she was CREATED in ours), Lana Beniko, Zash, Darth Traya, Lumiya, Zannah, Darth Karrid, Darth Lachris, Yuthara Ban, Darth Hadra,. Darth Mekhis, Ghitany, Darth Cognus…. but yeah sure brag like its new….
— Rebel Je’Daii (@SWForce4EU) October 25, 2018
Lucasfilm boldly goes where everyone has already gone before.