Who is Darth Plagueis?

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Who is Darth Plagueis?

Darth Plagueis is a Sith apprentice that was trained by Darth Tenebrous. He is credited by Darth Sidious of mastering the powers of life and death.

Real Name:  Hego Damask

Alias:  Darth Plagueis the Wise

Species: Muun

Born: BBY

Death:

Apprentices: Darth Sidious

Canon: Plagueis is mentioned as a legend by Darth Sidious / Emperor Palpatine in Episode III making him canon.


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Early Years and Training:
Darth Plagueis's master is Darth Tenebrous.  Tenebrous planned and manipulated the parents of Hego Damask to fall in love and marry.  He chose he parent based off their sensitivity to the force and political connections.  Once Hego Damask reached the age of 5, Tenebrous came and manipulated his parents to allow him to be raised by him.  Hego Damask took immediately to using the force and to the ideology of the Sith taught to him by Darth Tenebous.  He took on the mantle of Darth Plagueis.

Hego Damask runs the company Damask Holdings while acting as Darth Plagueis in secret.

Tenebrous was fascinated with a plan to achieve immortality in a powerful body.  He also means of defeating the Jedi and recreating the Sith Empire.  Tenebrous was more scientific and less force imbued than Plagueis and came he came to rely on Plagueis to conduct his research.  Tenebrous however came to view Plagueis as too weak to carry on the Sith line.  He broke with the rule of two and behind Plagueis's back began training another apprentice Darth Venamis.  While Plagueis was taught about the force and how to control for scientific studies, Venamis was trained to be a fierce lightsaber duelist.  Plagueis began using his growing force powers to research other powers like levitation, telekinesis and force lightning.  This research was done behind Darth Tenebrous's back leaving the master clueless as to how powerful Plagueis was becoming.

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Eventually, Plagueis saw his chance to rid himself of his master.  The pair were attacked by Assassins and Plagueis walked up to his master and snapped his kneck.  Tenebrous had prepared a special virus that would infect Plagueis and move his mind into his.  The virus also acted to overtake and block the force power of prophesy.  While the virus was successful Tenebrous quickly rejected Plagueis's body because he foresaw his pupil's death would occur too quickly.  This rejection left Tenebrous without a viable body to live in and returned to its corpse.  The one lasting effect of effect of the virus is that it destroyed Plagueis's ability to see the future.

Darth Venamis:
After the death of his master Plagueis was confronted by Darth Venamis whom he defeated in battle.  Plagueis kept Venamis alive to experiment on.  He would kill Venamis and then bring the helpless Sith back to life.   Venamis had also located various other force sensitives to serve as pupils all of these were eliminated by Plagueis.

Master of Palpatine and Rise of the Empire:
Darth Plagueis begins to work to acquire valuable resources from the planet of Naboo.  His company along with the Trade Federation are being thwarted by isolationist forces on the planet.  The consortium finds an ally in the son of one of their opponents, a young man named Palpatine.

Palpatine begins to feed information to Hego Damask (Darth Plagueis) in exchange for political and financial powers of Damask Holdings.  The two have a growing father and son relationship which disturb's Palpatine's father, who attempts to intercede.  Palpatine begins to be trained by Darth Plagueis in ways of the dark side of the force.  Palpatine uses these new force powers to kill off his entire family.  With this action he is congratulated by Hego Damask and becomes the official apprentice of Darth Plagueis.  He takes on the name, Darth Sidious.

 Plagueis began to show his ability of bringing others back from death.  He was unable to do this for himself.  He showed Sidious this by killing Darth Venamis and bringing him back to life.  While powerful Darth Plagueis began to fear that the Force could strike back at him for using his life altering powers.   He became less interested in acquiring powers and more fearful about losing it.

Darth Plagueis sets in motion the cloning facilities that will lead to the Clone armies.  He also helps Palpatine rise the ranks of the Imperial Senate until he is appointed Chancellor. Darth Sidious (Palpatine) felt that Plagueis had used up his usefulness, lulled the old Sith master to sleep and killed him.
 
Star Wars Speculation: 

 Is Darth Plagueis really Supreme Leader Snoke?
Plagueis is a heavily rumored candidate to be Snoke.

The reasons to believe Plagueis is Snoke are numerous.
  • Snoke somewhat resembles Plagueis
  • Plagueis had gained control over life and death and may have pulled himself together
  • Plagueis was the last great Sith Lord before Palpatine so its more reasonable he would have survived than an older Sith.
  • Plagueis is still in the Star Wars film canon due to being mentioned by name by Palpatine in the film Revenge of the Sith.
  • As one of the most powerful and knowledgeable Sith it is possible he was able to trick Palpatine and elude being killed by him.

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Review of Star Wars: Force Awakens


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 Star Wars the Force Awakens review!

Facts:
A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).

Director:  J.J. Abrams


Writers:   Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams,

Release Date:  Dec 2015


Financial Performance
Update: 12-21-2015 Star Wars the Force Awakens is set to have the biggest film opening ever and is expected to rake in over $517 million globally in its opening weekend.  The previous opening weekend record was Jurassic World which opened to $208.8 million.

Update:  12-28-2015  Star Wars the Force Awakens has become the fastest film to break a billion dollars in revenue.


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  • Hollywood Reporter -Todd McCarthy- 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Review: A Blast of Energy For the Franchise 
  • Newark Star-Ledger - Stephen Whitty - The Force is strong in this one
  • Forbes - Mark Hughes - Star Wars has returned to us again, and it brings us a wonderful gift: a brand new chapter, mixing old and new elements, original and new cast, in [an] amazing picture.
  • Forbes - Scott Mendelson - It is not a little disheartening to see this new 'Star Wars' installment not blazing its own path but rather chasing its tail and rehashing its former glories for our approval.
  • Guardian - Jordan Hoffman - Its script is ludicrous, riddled with coincidences and a fealty to existing text that a less forgiving person might call lazy. Yet I can't wait to see it again.

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Versus! Spider-Man vs Darth Maul

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Don't get too close Spidey!

Time for some fun Marvel vs Star War battles.

Up first in round one Marvel's golden boy vs Star War's bad boy......we bring you Spider-Man vs Darth Maul!

Each characters powers:


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Spider-Man
Spider-Man is a genius scientist with super strength, speed, agility and a precognitive mental warning ability call the Spider-Sense that alerts him to danger before it happens.  He also has the ability to fire webs from his hands.  Spider-Man also has an extensive experience in fighting super powered foes, finding their flaw and defeating them.

Darth Maul
Darth Maul is a Sithlord and as such has powers through his use of the Dark Side of the force.  These include telekinetic abilities that allow him to move objects and himself.  In his battle in the Phantom Menace he faces off against two Jedi at once.  He does not seem to possess a high level of mastery of the mental aspects of the Dark Side but is appears to be one of the best at the physical.  His light saber mastery seems to be unparallelled.  Darth Maul uses a fiercom looking double bladed light saber.

Toylab Take:
I think this would be a really good battle.  Spider-Man would be at a severe disadvantage in up close combat but with his spider sense, webbing and super agility should be able to keep at a safe distance and use his webs to keep Darth Maul off balance.  He might even be able to gunk up Darth Maul's light saber to the point where it no longer functions.

The difficulty here is that any false move for webhead would be absolutely fatal. Darth Maul will try to use force pulls or throwing objects to get the webslinger close and then slice.  Maul is also much faster than he looks and using this deception may be able to close the gap with Spider-Man.  Spider-Man's off the charts agility and spider-sense will protect him here to a degree but Maul is not likely to be frustrated for long.

In the end the sheer ruthlessness and lethality of Darth Maul leads me to believe that in most battles he would win.


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Deadpool movie formula - The Good, The Bad, and The Crazy

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Hollywood, and the comics, all are often accused of following a basic formula, that they use again and again because.....it works.  Maybe I just not that sophisticated because generally I don't mind.  That said I do appreciate Super Hero works that break the mold and offer something new.

Deadpool seems to be offering something very fresh.

New Deadpool Trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 Days of Deadpool releases:

Day One:

Ryan Reynolds has promised Deadpool material to be released for the 12 days leading up to Christmas.  On the 25th a new Trailer will come out. Please tell me that is Egg Nog.

Day Two
Day Two release a new poster!



Day 3
Naughty and Nice Deadpool GIF



Day 4:  Setting up a trap




The Deadpool Battleplan
Day 5: Deadpool's Christmas List







Tone:
Right on its face is that film is trying to stick to the dark comedic tone of its comic source.  The Deadpool comic itself is a bit different in that Deadpool breaks the 4th wall and often addresses the reader directly.  He is completely reverent of just about everything.  I really can't think of another Comic Book Movie that had a similar tone as this maybe Howard the Duck?

Characters:
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The characters used in the Deadpool film also stand out.  The characters tend to be obscure Marvel characters pulled out of Deadpool's comics and origin story.  The villain Ajax is not widely known.  Some characters like Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Copycat are almost completely unknowns.  In this sense the film is almost like Guardians of the Galaxy featuring many new characters.

The film does star two very prominent characters however in Colossus and Deadpool.  Both of these characters are well known for the presence in the X-Men franchise as well as in comics.  However, neither have appeared very much in films.  There are many who would say their presence in prior films was so distorted that neither has actually appeared.   These are popular characters that X fans have been wanting more of.

The character choices here are interesting.  They are picking interesting unknown characters to keep things fresh, while simultaneously giving more air time to a couple of popular faces.  Its an interesting mix of new and old that should keep the audience on their toes.

Rating:

Deadpool is going to be rated R, and will likely earn it with an array of trash talk, violence, and mature topics.

This is actually a bigger deal than one might think.  There are not many R many movies being release any more and few to none in the Super Hero genre.  I'm trying to think of the R rated super hero films and the only ones that come to mind are the Blade films and Watchmen.  The rating is going to allow for the film to be very different than what we are used to seeing, and from I have seen it is going to relish the chance to do this.


Ryan Reynolds

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Ryan Reynolds trick or treating

Ryan Reynolds has been a one man promotion machine.  His silly Deadpool tweets have set the geekverse on fire multiple times with his hilarious antics.  Deadpool may now have exceeded Snakes on a Plane in online buzz, with the difference being that the movie actually looks good.

Reynolds has visited with kids dressed as Deadpool at Comic Con and also went Trick Or Treating with a young group of X-Men  dressed as Deadpool.




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Who is the Inhuman founder of Hydra?

Gideon Mallick revealed that Obelisk was a gateway to another world that acted as a prison for the founder of Hydra.  The founder Mallick says is an ancient Inhuman.  This is likely the evil entity encountered by Simmons on her stay on the planet.  This entity seemed to have mind controlling or fear inducing powers that caused people to kill themselves when encountered.

Actor Brett Dalton was interviewed by IGN about playing the Inhuman Founder going forward:
As an actor, I’ve more or less gotten to play a new character each season, and it’s incredibly cool and incredibly challenging and fun. But in many ways this is probably the hardest iteration of this character because we aren’t dealing with a “human being” anymore. This is Ward 2.0. This is a human being plus something else, this is a human body being occupied by a creature that’s been around for centuries. In Season 1, it was like “oh hey, by the way, you’re a spy and you have this checkered past.” This is like “oh hey, by the way, your body is being inhabited by something else.” [laughs] So that can seem like maybe a harder thing to pull off. I think we’re definitely doing it. You’ll have to tune in and watch to see just where it goes.

What characters from the comics fit with this profile?  Lets take a look at some possibilities. 

1) HIVE

A parasitic organism created by Hydra bears a multitude of similarities to what is being shown on Agents of SHIELD.  Hive is a parasite that can take control of weakened or dead bodies and control them.  This is similar to how the Inhuman Hydra founder can move between bodies and take control of minds.



2)  Phobos
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There has been a rumor that Phobos the Greek god of Fear will appear in Agents of SHIELD.  I have no real proof of this it is only a persistent rumor.  Phobos however would fit this role well.  He is an ancient being with fear inducing powers.  He is also from the same wheelhouse of stories that Agents of SHIELD is pulling their characters from Secret Warriors.


3)  Maximus the Mad

The deranged brother of Blackbolt the King of the Inhumans would also seem to fit here.  Maximus has mental powers that could certainly allow him to control people and induce them to kill themselves.  Another check mark is that Maximus has spent a lot of his time in the comics banished or imprisoned by his brother Black Bolt.
However Maximus is not immortal so he would likely not still be alive.  Maximus is also likely being saved for the Inhumans film.


4) Ennilux Capo
 
Ennilux Capo is an Inhuman villain introduced in the Inhuman series.  There Capo is an anceint Inhuman who has his mind periodically implanted into younger Inhumans.  These Inhumans are effectively killed so the knowledge and leadership skills of the Capo can be passed on.  An ability off feeding or moving through bodies could explain how the Inhuman/Creature is still alive. It could also explain why Hydra has been periodically sending it sacrifices.
The Capo character is also part of the Inhuman series where Lash is from.  Meaning he should be onlimits for their use.


5)  Dormammu

 Dormammu is an evil villain from the Dark Dimension.  Could it be possible that Simmons was not on another planet but in a different dimension?   Dormammu who is devoid of any form of morally good, could certainly have formed a group like Hydra.  This would also help tie the Agents to the upcoming Doctor Strange film.  The one piece that does not fit here is that it is hard to see Dormammu as an Inhuman.




6)  While we are considering Dormammu there are some other Demonic entities that should be considered.
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Any of these evil entities are a possibility!



  


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Dawn of Justice Trailer plus Pictures and Analysis


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Trailers and pictures for the DC blockbuster film Batman vs Superman

Release Date: March 2016

Synoposis:
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

Director: Zack Snyder


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New short trailer has Superman unmasking Batman:


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Promotional Posters -
 






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Herioc Hollywood found the following promotional posters that reveal grafiti over images of both Batman and Superman.  You can see that generally the grafitti seems to be positive in regard to the Dark Knight but skeptical and harsh against the Man of Steel.



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