here’s what happened to Darth Vader between Obi-Wan Kenobi and A New Hope

While the series Obi-Wan Kenobi has just come to an end (at the end of a moving episode), it’s time to understand what Darth Vader did between the Disney series and episode 4: A new hope. Let’s try to put the pieces back together by listing his actions chronologically.

Note, the rest of this article contains revelations about the last episode of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. We advise you to go your way if you do not want to read it.

What is Darth Vader doing between the series and A New Hope?

18 years have passed Between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. A gap that Disney intended to fill with the series Obi-Wan KenobiWHO takes place 10 years after the events of the third episode and the Jedi Purge.

The Disney + series focuses on the Jedi Master’s exile and his mission to protect children Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. The last paragraph is released Wednesday, June 22nd, and offered us an anthology confrontation between him, who calls himself Ben, and his former Padawan now Sith lord, Darth Vader. If he had all the trouble keeping his way towards the latter during episode 3, this battle as a last battle finally turned in his favor. Many of you will have seen the reference to The return of the Jedi, The Sith’s face and his complicated breathing. Obi-Wan could thus have eliminated his opponent, but that turns out to be impossible compared to the original trilogy.

In this regard, if Obi-Wan Kenobi allows us to learn that Vader himself took care of the hunt for his former master, what happened to him in the years that followed until A new hope?

Star Wars Rebels- 3 years before BY

If he dropped the case on Obi-Wan, Darth Vader has in any case not forgotten his former padawan Ahsoka Tano. In season 2 of star wars rebelseither 3 before BY, he travels to Lothal to quell the revolt after the death of the Grand Inquisitor. But after learning that the Ghost crew was attached to Ahsoka Tano, he sends the seventh sister and the fifth brother to hunt them down in the hope that Ahsoka can lead them to other Jedi. We find Darth Vader at the end of season 2, belowa fight with Ahsokawho tries to stop him as he wants to seize the Sith Holochron on Malachor.

The sources relating to the actions of the Sith Lord are then obscure until 1 year before BY. We know that he mainly concentrates on the annihilation of all forms of rebellion and on track the last Jedi scattered across the galaxy. Thus, he would have found the trail of several of them before eliminating them: Ranik Solusar, The Dark Woman, Padawan Dendro and his Jedi Master or others on Kessel.

Thrawn: Alliances

About 1 year before BY, Vader allied himself with Admiral Thrawn In the novel Thrawn: Alliances, while on a mission to the planet Batuu to investigate a disturbance in strength. A warrior race known as the Greek abducted Force-sensitive children. They managed to defeat the warriors before returning the Chiss children back to the powerful Chiss Ascendancy (where the Grand Admiral Thrawn came from).


In a spirit of consolidating the empire, Darth Vader often found himself on Coruscant in the company of the emperor, where he had a huge palace. Vader was also ordered to train a number of Force-sensitive disciples. to serve the Emperor and the Sith Order.

Rogue one

Darth Vader’s last appearance before A new hope is quite simply at the beginning of the film, or rather at the end of Rogue onea 2016 film that bridges the first opus in the original trilogy by Georges Lucas. When the Death Star plans were stolen by the rebelsthen transferred to the rebel ship, Vader invades the ship through a mythical scene in an attempt to restore themwhich he ultimately failed to achieve despite capturing Princess Leia.

The sequel, we know it, refers to his search for the rebel base in the Intergalactic Alliance and to the famous Battle of Yavin, (where year 0 begins) and who will see the destruction of the Death Star by X-Wing by his son Luke Skywalker.

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