I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

I wish we could have a gritty Star Wars series

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...where the struggle between the Rebels and the Empire was more about people...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...and less about explosions, and zany aliens...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

It would be great to see stormtroopers represented as elite infantry, not clumsy cannon fodder...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...and be reminded that they are human beings as well as soldiers...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...and that they have suffered mightily as the Empire consolidated power.

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

What would it be like to follow the story of a conscript? Would a poor kid, conscripted into the imperial army, have ever been to orbit?

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...let alone set foot on exotic worlds?

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

Maybe some of them really believe in what the Empire is doing? Maybe some of them just want to go home?

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

Some of the Rebel soldiers are still true blue heroes....

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

..but there could be charismatic leaders who are basically terrorists....

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...using propaganda just like the Galactic Empire....

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...in an attempt to depose the emperor and write themselves into galactic history. (like Tom Zarek from Battelstar Galactica)

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...they prey on the ideals of soldiers...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...who believe that the Galactic Empire is a monocultural oppressive regime which must be overthrown...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...and maybe the ends too often justify the means...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

The Galactic Empire has worlds that are highly industrialized and densely populated, like Coruscant...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...but there are also worlds that are barren and lawless, like Tatooine...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...suggesting a huge disproportion of wealth and resources between developed and undeveloped worlds throughout the empire.

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

The Rebel soldiers would basically be defectors from the imperial underclass...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...but many Rebel soldiers wouldn't fully appreciate the legacy of the Old Republic they are trying to restore...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...and that by eliminating the emperor, galactic power will only transfer from a dictator to hundreds of wealthy senators...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

One character of the series could be a kid from the Imperial homeworld, Coruscant, who had received a formal education. S/he joins up with the Rebels because they're sympathetic to the Rebel Alliance's mission to build a multicultural senate that represents the galactic community...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...but their dissolutionment upon discovering the unspoken motivations of corrupt and self-aggrandizing Rebel leaders would be a way to examine the hypocrisy of the Rebel Alliance...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

Another character could be a poor kid who witnessed the invasion of their homeworld and the indiscriminate slaughter of its inhabitants...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...we see the brutality of the Empire's campaign through the pain of a character who has lost their home, culture, and identity...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...and we can understand why some of the rebel soldiers are merciless and pragmatic, and think that actions akin to terrorism are completely justified.

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

How about instead of giant space battles the Rebels realize early on that they're vastly outnumbered...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...and the only way they can succeed, is to lure the Empire into a brutal war of attrition?

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

The massive resource-intensive mission to destroy the Death Star could be an against-all-odds assault at the end of the 1st season. where the Empire has forced the Alliance's hand by locating the secret base on Yavin 4.

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...imagine if the Rebel assault on the Death Star was a last ditch effort, and it failed, the Yavin base gets destroyed, and a bunch of characters die Game of Thrones style? Wouldn't that be awesome?

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

We could also see the graft, violence, and vice in Mos Eisley...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...and how far the Empire's reach extends into government of remote worlds like Tatooine....

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

A less hapless C-3PO could make droid espionage pretty cool.

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

Maybe we could see how the politics of Mos Eisley as an administrative center, affects the moisture farmers in terms of political representation, taxes, civil rights...

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

...this would set the table for us to really appreciate a new character in the following season: the badass nephew of a moisture farmer from a backwater planet whose uncanny pilot skills turn him into a war hero and a symbol of hope for the Rebels. Maybe kind of like a Star Wars version of Shepard from Mass Effect. His affair with the Alderaanian Princess leading the Rebel Alliance could provide some political intrigue.

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

Oh yeah, the Jedi. Taking down a Star Destroyer like a boss.

I tried to find gritty Star Wars art

Thank you for reading! Instead of a cat, here's Jar Jar getting punched by a stormtrooper. Sorry if this artwork has been posted before, I hadn't seen it so I thought I'd make an album.

Source: http://imgur.com/a/rNPff