In Marvel Comics’ new Star Wars: Visions one-shot, the ancient Sith world known as Ronin debuts some truly epic samurai clone troopers.
Warning! This post contains SPOILERS for Star Wars: Visions #1
in a new Star Wars: Visions one-shot from Marvel Comics, a new type of clone trooper has been revealed resembling ancient samurai in this alternate version of the star wars galaxy. Inspired by Fuedal Japan, Visions of Star Wars #1 continues the adventures of the Ronin as he battles an ancient Jedi shogun. As such, these new samurai clone troopers are a perfect fit for this non-canon but very dynamic view of the galaxy from far, far away.
Beginning as an animated anthology series on Disney+, Lucasfilm expanded Star Wars: Visions and its anime-style stories in new mediums such as novels and now, comics. Likewise, special emphasis was placed on the ancient Sith warrior known as The Ronin who starred in the episode titled “The Duel”. Now, Star Wars: Visions #1 features a new story from original episode writer and artist Takashi Okazaki, continuing the Ronin’s journey to destroy any Sith Lords he can find, being a former Sith himself who has since defected and grown turned against his fellow dark side warriors.
After battling a band of thieves who had the misfortune to cross the Ronin, the ancient Sith recuperates in a secret hot spring. However, he is soon met by a blind old man who reveals that he was once a shogun during the great war. Through a flashback, it is revealed that this past conflict was this universe’s version of the canonical Clone Wars. Thus, new clone troopers are revealed with modified versions of their classic helmets and armor, making them look more like the ancient samurai warriors who followed the code of bushido.
Star Wars: Visions New Clones proves a full series is needed
These visually epic samurai soldiers combined with the revelation that the shogun is none other than Jedi Master Mace Windu makes a very strong point: Lucasfilm needs to develop a full spin-off series from Star Wars: Visions which only focuses on the Ronin and this Edo period version of the galaxy. The aesthetic blends perfectly with the classic star wars sci-fi elements, especially considering how heavily the Skywalker saga was based on the works of Akira Kurosawa (known for his various samurai films).
Either way, time will tell if Ronin’s story will continue after this new one-shot. While his encounter with a shogun version of Mace Windu who survived Emperor Palpatine is very exciting on its own, the samurai-style clones certainly take the cake in this new comic, raising hopes that more stories could be told in the future, maybe even go beyond the Ronin. Star Wars: Visions #1 is on sale now.
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