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#1 Edited by Wolfrazer (16192 posts) - - Show Bio

I figure seeing as I have done well with the respect threads I have made. Why not make a Star Wars one? So therefore, I shall make a respect thread about the Imperial Royal Guardsman Kir Kanos! I kinda already had made it before elsewhere, but I wanna do it here too! So without further ado

Respect Kir Kanos!

Link to Royal Guard RT: Royal Guard

Kir Kanos, full armor.
Kir Kanos, full armor.

Training

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These scans don't show Kir Kanos exactly, however they show what training the Imperial Guardsmen go through. The 1st scan taking note, that the Guardsmen were of the best of the best in their Stormtrooper squads and were the galaxy's most feared warriors.

The next 3 scans is Vader fighting against Burr Daind who was considered to be one of the top Guard trainees. Yes Vader did toy with Burr, but the point being it is to show that he had flawless technique in both defense and offense and even when he is defeated, he doesn't ask for mercy.

Training of the Guard took 1 year of grueling, painful work. The trainees battle eachother in countless matches, perfecting the fighting art called Echani, failure in training often meant death.

- Taken from Star Wars Handbook #2: Crimson Empire.

Failure means death in the training, meaning only the best of the best trainees are to serve as Guardsmen. Out of Kir Kanos' class only 4 survived and then only Kanos and Jax were the only 2 to make it to Guard status.

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Here at the end of the training, the trainees fight before the Emperor himself as a final test to see who is worthy enough to be a Guardsman. Kanos fights against his close friend Lemmet Tauk, killing him and becoming worthy of Guard status. This also shows a Guardsman loyalty, because even if they are close friends, if their Emperor commanded them to turn on one another, they would do so.

Fighting Skill

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So here, a sizable Imperial force was sent and was crushing this Rebel outpost. Then along comes Kir Kanos and this 1 man, turned around the ENTIRE battle and what's more is that the Imperial force wasn't even interested in the outpost, they were sent to capture Kanos.

Here Kanos shows enough strength to destroy Stormtrooper helmets, react fast enough to block blaster shots with his vibrostaff and accurate enough to shoot down a TIE Interceptor using it against the Imperial force causing them to retreat.

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Here Kanos takes out some Stormtroopers, avoiding blaster fire and showing that he can duel wield.

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Despite the fact the Imperial Officer had his blaster drawn, Kanos moves fast enough to pull out his vibrostaff and kill the officer. He then kills a group of Stormtroopers and showing more of being able to block blaster shots.

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Under the guise of his bounty hunter alias(Kenix Kil), he kills some guys that were waiting in his room after being tipped off with information, avoiding their blaster fire, grabbing his staff and killing them.

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Just more of Kanos taking out a group of Stormtroopers, avoiding their blaster fire, taking their weapons and so on.

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So Carnor Jax sends his personal guard of Shadow Stormtroopers after Kanos, he knows that they are no match for him however. Kanos proves this as shown where he takes out the entire squad, even utilizing one of their blasters against them.

Kir Kanos vs Carnor Jax

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Here Kir Kanos fights against Sovereign Guard Carnor Jax, the latter being trained in using The Force as he TK smashes a large rock upon Kanos and also takes Sadeet's blaster, but despite all that Kanos kills Jax.

Kir Kanos vs Ennix Devian

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Here Kir Kanos fights Ennix Devian who was personally trained by Darth Vader as an assassin.

To give some better understanding, here is Ennix fighting

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Here Ennix fights against Trooper Lonkin who was one of his best men and he shows that he isn't a slouch in combat either, he was also a hero.

Other Skills

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1st scan shows Kanos being able to use blasters as a heat source with minimal detection.

2nd scan shows him rigging a blaster to blow open a door.

3rd scan shows the afore mentioned blaster, being taken off of Ennix by Kanos despite the fact he had kept his eye on him the whole time.

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1st scan shows Kanos being able to spot a Rebel base, saying that it appears very obvious to him. Despite the fact, Imperial scouts fly over the location all the time.

2nd scan shows that while Kanos was gone, he rigged the place he was staying at to explode.

3rd scan shows him being able to lay low and avoid detection by Imperials.

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Well there ya have it folks! Kir Kanos, Imperial Royal Guardsman! I'll just throw in that he also became the most wanted man in the galaxy.

Now this isn't EVERYTHING about Kanos, I don't have all the Crimson Empire comics, I'm just missing a few issues. But this should suffice, anyway folks I hope you enjoy the read!

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#3 Edited by JakeN7 (15180 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting...

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#5 Posted by JakeN7 (15180 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer: Okay, now that you know I actually really like this and the Imperial Guards...I have to make fun of them:

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#6 Posted by i_like_swords (26203 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer: Very cool. This guy is insanely skilled for a non-force sensitive. Nice job. I just finished my second Darth Maul respect thread today if you want to take a look at that: thread

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#9 Edited by Wolfrazer (16192 posts) - - Show Bio

Bumping for more view/thoughts!

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#10 Edited by Wolfrazer (16192 posts) - - Show Bio

Another shameless bump!

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#11 Posted by Whirlwind_33 (1618 posts) - - Show Bio

This was very nice.

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#12 Posted by Eisenfauste (17366 posts) - - Show Bio

Shweet thread bro, I just snagged several Crimson Empire comics, very well done.

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#13 Posted by Eisenfauste (17366 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7: I would never use that crayon :P

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#14 Posted by JakeN7 (15180 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7: I would never use that crayon :P

Right? Seal it up in a display case forever...

...or just use the other side.

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#15 Posted by Eisenfauste (17366 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7: Then you would wittle it down to just a random crayola imperial guard head........

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#16 Posted by Wolfrazer (16192 posts) - - Show Bio
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#17 Posted by JakeN7 (15180 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7: Then you would wittle it down to just a random crayola imperial guard head........

I'd keep it at a reasonable length.

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#18 Posted by silentbat (1344 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer: Is there anything listing the material of the Royal Guard's armor?

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#19 Edited by Wolfrazer (16192 posts) - - Show Bio

@SilentBat: Nothing specifically stated, but it's significantly above most armor found elsewhere since it can withstand blaster shots, physical strikes, etc and doesn't hinder movement in combat. Can check my Royal Guard blog up top for more info on the Guard as a whole.

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#20 Posted by silentbat (1344 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer: Which panel showcases a resistance to blaster fire?

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#21 Edited by Wolfrazer (16192 posts) - - Show Bio

@SilentBat: Huh, guess I forgot to add that one in. But the panel of that one lone Guardsman surviving Onderon is also an indication in my RG RT, as he's beat up and damaged yet still standing, There's also a showing with Kanos fighting the Shadow Stormtrooper squad and he isn't worse for wear.

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#22 Posted by silentbat (1344 posts) - - Show Bio