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#1 Edited by Wolfrazer (16189 posts) - - Show Bio

So yes, another SW respect thread from me....and what is this?! It's a Force User one and a nameless respect thread? :O

Yes...yes it is! We shall be looking at, the Shadow Guard from TFU game!

These guys are pretty sweet and are really capable beings, so without further ado let us see what they bring!

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Sourcebook quotes

Near the end of the Clone Wars, Sidious orders Asajj Ventress with eliminating the order. Of the Sun Guards she spares, some join Emperor Palpatine's Royal Guard. Force Sensitive Sun Guards become candidates for the Imperial Shadow Guard.

- Taken from Galaxy at War

At the end of the Clone Wars, surviving Force Sensitive Sun Guards are candidates to be Shadow Guardsmen. Sun Guards being lethal combatants, who can go toe to toe with Mandalorians and win. They are also chosen from Palpatine's Royal Guardsmen, those who show a good degree of Force Sensitivity.

Employed almost exclusively by the Emperor's Shadow Guard, an elite cadre of Force Wielding Royal Guards, the lightsaber pike resembles a primitive polearm in many respects. The long handle of the weapon is made out of phrik alloy.

- Taken from Force Unleashed Campaign Guide

An elite cadre of Force Users, they wield phrik alloy lightsaber polearms.

Silent, enigmatic warriors who received orders from Emperor Palpatine directly, they were sent to eliminate suspected Jedi and other Force Users.

- Taken from Complete Encyclopedia

Sent to eliminate Jedi and Force Users, although suspected is in there, they are more than capable of taking on Jedi.

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Force Power Mastery of Force Lighting.

Novel quotes

The apprentice's blade came up of its own accord. Moving in extreme slow motion, as though the air were made of treacle, he deflected volley after volley from the blasters back at the troopers who fired them. They staggered and fell with smoke pouring from shoulder and neck joints. Their cries barely registered.

The black guard deflected every bolt he sent his way.

- Taken from TFU novel

Able to deflect volley of blaster bolts.

He broke off communications to block a downward slash that almost knocked him flat. Glancing around for Kota, he was relieved to see that the general was nowhere nearby. Now he could summon the full power of the dark side. Drawing on the sense of betrayal and shock he had felt on seeing the figure waiting for him-this deadly, dark assassin who might or might not have something to do with Darth Vader-he pushed with all his might.

His ears rang, such was the energy he released. The dock buckled underneath him; rivets popped and welds tore. His assailant went flying across the wide space, arms spread wide apart. The saber-staff cut a long, twisting line in the metal floor as its owner rolled and came up standing.

- Taken from TFU novel

Nearly knocked Galen flat with a downward slash and withstands a full powered Force Push from Galen, sending him flying back but being able to roll and stand.

A bolt of Sith lightning shot from the hand not holding the staff. The apprentice grinned, having anticipated that tactic. He met the lightning bolt with one of his own. They collided in a spit-ling, tackling ball of pure energy that danced crazily from side to side.

- Taken from TFU novel

Showing of Force Lighting, colliding with Galen's own.

Out of the cloud of metal fragments leaped a second of the Emperor's Sith assassins, saber-staff upraised. The apprentice met him with a clash of sparks and lightning.

Sith against Sith, they fought backward and forward through the broad, metal-lined space. This assassin was more proficient than the first, wiry and strong with a good reach and penchant for telekinetically throwing items from inside the apprentice's blind spot.

- Taken from TFU novel

Able to throw objects using TK and able to combat Galen back and forth, who previously had fought against Kota, Shaak Ti and Kazdan.

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Showing the use of Force Push and blocking Force Push.

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Showing of Force Grip.

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Able to TK and throw objects.

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Showing of Force Lighting

They also are able to resist being Force grabbed and have also showing Force Jump, Saber Throw and Force Speed, I just couldn't get gifs of those.

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Anyway a short respect thread yes, but the Shadow Guards were one of the more awesome things that TFU came up with.

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#2 Posted by Wolfrazer (16189 posts) - - Show Bio
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#3 Posted by Killerwasp (17362 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer: terrible you're using a force user!!! XD

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#4 Posted by Wolfrazer (16189 posts) - - Show Bio
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#5 Posted by Killerwasp (17362 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer: Ik and there all trash! Xd jk, but seriously every time u bring up a minor character i honestly wish there was more info on them, because there is some amazing characters out there that get no spot light at all man and it sucks.

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#6 Posted by ShootingNova (25691 posts) - - Show Bio

lol I believe there was a scene in the novel where a Shadow Guard briefly assumed the advantageous position over Galen Marek in a duel.

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#7 Edited by Wolfrazer (16189 posts) - - Show Bio

@killerwasp: I know right?

@shootingnova: What's so funny? :P I'm not seeing the scene, but regardless the Shadow Guards did well contending with Galen.

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#8 Posted by ShootingNova (25691 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer: It's just pretty stupid that they can last like that.

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#9 Posted by Wolfrazer (16189 posts) - - Show Bio

@shootingnova: /Shrug

I'm not seeing any issue really, they are clearly capable in combat. Abit moreso melee wise than Force, but still they aren't terrible.

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#10 Posted by i_like_swords (26201 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah I didn't see this in my notifications. Yeah, these guys are extremely cool. So cool I may feature them in a thread some time soon..

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#11 Posted by Wolfrazer (16189 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah I didn't see this in my notifications. Yeah, these guys are extremely cool. So cool I may feature them in a thread some time soon..

Ooo...color me interested.

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#12 Edited by WollfMyth209 (16518 posts) - - Show Bio

Nicely done.

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#13 Posted by deactivated-5a4a9a7745a28 (1514 posts) - - Show Bio

Good thread!