Well, isn’t this just the cutest thing you’ve seen all day? Just because they grew up to be brutal, bloodthirsty villains in the Star Wars universe doesn’t mean that they were always terrifying monstrosities. We bore witness to the youth of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, but haven’t you always wondered about the early days of some of your favorite Star Wars baddies?
A new collection of cartoon drawings imagines what six iconic Star Wars rogues may have looked like in childhood. Each image has a different theme, like pool party, front yard, birthday party, celebration, carnival, and sick day. Created by Octopus Tree House, you can order a set of all six prints here.
Any collection of Star Wars antagonists worth its salt has to start out with Darth Vader. After all, he’s the gold standard by which all other villains are measured.
Even as a young’un fan favorite Boba Fett had a penchant for pistols, though the bubbles this one shoots are much less sinister than a blaster. The Han-frozen-in-carbonite balloon is a nice touch.
Before Vader chucked him down a hole, young Emperor Palpatine passed the time by diving into tiny little swimming pools.
If you wonder where the Tusken Raiders get their cruelty, it looks like it is ingrained into them young. Or at least they learn to pummel things with sticks at an early age.
Maybe you’re curious about how Jabba the Hutt wound up so fat. A non-stop diet of cotton candy probably didn’t help. At this rate he’s definitely a candidate for childhood diabetes.
And finally, this little Wampa has a case of the sniffles. Who out there isn’t a little envious of his Tauntaun t-shirt that says, “Get in my belly?”
Isn’t it easy to imagine these little cartoon tykes joining forces and going on dark little adventures? It helps to think of it as an evil Muppet Babies. I would watch that cartoon.