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Welcome to Super-Blog Team-Up Volume #3!.  Today, 12 blogs team up to tackle supervillains. 

The Bronze Age Babies brings us the evil Fantastic Four in The Frightful Four (Are Brains Required for This Outfit?)

Fantastiverse has written about a classic Spider-Man foe in Green Goblin: The Art of Villainy and Madness

Longbox Graveyard discusses the character featured in the scene after the Avengers credits with his article Thanos: Love & Death

SuperHero Satellite focuses on the classic Legion of Super-Heroes story The Great Darkness Saga

Chasing Amazing discusses the other evil alien symbiote in Carnage: How I Helped Create This Monster

Flodo’s Page looks at a kooky Silver Age Green Lantern villain in The Villainous Villainies of The Lamp-Lighter

Retroist brings us Reed Richard’s evil counterpart in Doom: Of Destiny and Denial

Superior Spider-Talk brings us the very first supervillain Spider-Man ever fought in Chameleon: Peter Parker’s Parents Are Andriods?

Silver Age Sensations discusses Iron Man’s first armored opponent in The Voracious Villainy of The Crimson Dynamo!

The Unspoken Decade looks at two classic DC Comics villains in Godkillers: Doomsday and Bane

The Daily Rios discusses a forgotten Justice League of America adventure in JLA vs. Beasts

Lastly, in this post, I’m discussing the two most popular villains found on cakes in Two Villains Rule The World of Cakes: Darth Vader & Boba Fett.

 

Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Cookie Pops

These terrific Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Cookie Pops were made by Maria Baeza.

Star Wars recently announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe was no longer part of the main Star Wars continuity.  The expanded universe would now be called Star Wars Legends.  In this post I’ll be looking at some of these legends about Darth Vader and Boba Fett.  I’ll also throw in some interesting trivia about them.

 

Star Wars Wedding Cake Topper

This gorgeous hand-painted fondant / sugar cookie cake topper was made by Paige from Devilish & Divine – Pastry and Dessert Caterers.

By far the most important legend related to Boba Fett is that he escaped from the Sarlacc with the help of his Mandalorian armor.  A group of Jawas found him unconscious and placed him in their sand crawler.  They even put a restraining bolt on him because they though he was either a droid or a cyborg.  During this time, these same Jawas also stole R2-D2.  In an attempt to rescue R2-D2, Han Solo and Leia Organa attacked and damaged the sand crawler. Boba Fett, who had temporarily lost his memory, helped Han rescue R2-D2.  In return, Han helped Fett escape as well.

 

Darth Vader Cake

This rocking Darth Vader Cake was made by Cakes By Pixie Pie.

Initially the Empire did not believe that Darth Vader had killed Emperor Palpatine.  They thought Luke killed both.  The Empire learned the truth about Darth Vader’s betrayal when Palpatine was resurrected.  In a storyline reminiscent of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, when Palpatine was dying, he used the force to transfer his essence from his dying body and later his essence was transferred into clone of Palpatine.

 

Boba Fett Cake

This stunning Battle Damaged Boba Fett Cake was made by Intricate Icings.

Boba Fett married and had a daughter, Ailyn Vel, and a granddaughter, Mirta Gev, who were also bounty hunters. 

 

TIE Fighter Cake

This wicked TIE Fighter Cake was made by AZ Cakes.

TIE Fighters were originally designed to have blue on their hull.  But, blue-screen filming made the TIE Fighters transparent.  The TIE Fighters seen in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi did have blue on them but that was added during post-production.  The sound for TIE Fighters was created by combining an elephant’s scream with the noise of a car driving on a wet road.

 

Slave I Cake

This stunning Slave I Cake was created by Mike Elder from Black Sheep Custom Cakes.

Slave I was a prototype police vehicle from the asteroid prison Oovo IV. There were only six of these prototypes, all on Oovo IV.  After the destruction of Jango’s ship, Jaster’s Legacy, he stole one of these prototypes.  He also destroyed the other five prototypes so that they couldn’t pursue him.  Later, Jango named this ship Slave I.

 

Darth Vader Cake

This Darth Vader Cake, made by Crazy Cakes, looks more like a movie prop than a cake.

George Lucas had said that if Darth Vader had not been injured on Mustafar (where Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin dueled during Star Wars: Episode III – The Revenge of the Sith) he would have been twice as powerful as the Emperor.  With his injuries, he was 80% as powerful as the Emperor.

 

Boba Fett Cake Pops

These amazing Boba Fett Cake Pops were made by PopCake Kitchen.

In best soap opera fashion, Boba Fett’s marriage ended in divorce and concluded with Fett severing all contact with his family.  Boba Fett’s daughter, Ailyn, grew up hating her father.  Ailyn eventually took her father’s identity and spent her life hunting him down.

 

Darth Vader Cookie

This cool Darth Vader Cookie was made by Cookies Unleashed.

George Lucas once mentioned in an interview that he based Darth Vader on the android villain Hakaider from the 1972-73 live action Japanese television series Jinzo Ningen Kikaider.  George watched this series while visiting Japan in the early 1970s.

 

Hakaida Statue

Here is a statue of Hakaida so you can see how similar in design he and Darth Vader are. 

 

 

Boba Fett Cake

Charm City Cakes made this cool Boba Fett Cake.

Ailyn Vel taught her daughter, Mirta Gev, to hate Boba Fett. When Gev finally tracked Fett down, she found that he was dying.  Gev ended up entering into a partnership with Fett and helped him find a cure for his illness.  After this, Gev and Fett teamed up for many adventures. 

 

Darth Vader & Storm Trooper Cake

This cute Darth Vader & Storm Trooper Cake was made by The London Cake Company.

Darth Vader had a secret apprentice named Galen Marek who was also known as Starkiller.  Darth Vader trained Starkiller to help him kill Emperor Palpatine, but the Emperor found out about the plot.  Darth Vader had to kill Starkiller’s to prove his loyalty to Emperor Palpatine.  While Starkiller was injured, he and Darth Vader had faked Starkiller’s death.  Later Starkiller would turn his back on the Dark Side of the Force, defeat Darth Vader in combat, and be killed while battling the Emperor.    

 

Boba Fett Cake

This awesome Boba Fett Cake was made by Fancy Cakes By Lauren.

One of the most famous storylines in the Expanded Universe was the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion.  The Yuuzhan Vong were horrific conquerors from another galaxy that killed over 365 trillion sentient beings during their invasion.  During the invasion Boba Fett acted as a double agent.  While appearing to work as a mercenary for the Yuuzhan Vong, he was really using his position to pass classified information to the forces fighting the Yuuzhan Vong. 

 

LEGO Star Wars Groom’s Cake

This hilarious LEGO Star Wars Groom’s Cake was made by Sweet Element.

Anakin appears in the special, LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace, as both Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader. Anakin is seen fighting with General Grievous aboard a capital class ship.  Darth Vader makes subsequent appearances throughout the special, where he is herded off screen by George Lucas and told he is not in the special.

 

LEGO Star Wars Cake

This awesome LEGO Star Wars Cake was made by Mark Lie.

Using Mirta Gev’s blood, the Imperial Remnant developed a deadly nanovirus that specifically targeted Boba Fett’s family and released it into the atmosphere of Mandalore.  The Imperial Remnant made a mistake because Boba Fett was not on Mandalore at the time.  Because of the nanovirus, Fett could never return to Mandalore.  Boba Fett looking for an antidote to the virus has been featured in several recent Star Wars novels.

 

Life-Sized Darth Vader Cake

This spectacular Life-Sized Darth Vader Cake was made by Amanda Oakleaf Cakes.  The cake weighed over 500 pounds,  was over 6 feet tall, and served approximately 600 people.

The Tomb of Darth Vader was a burial place prepared in the Great Temple on the Sith world of Korriban to hold the remains of Darth Vader.  The tomb was never used for its original purpose. Anakin Skywalker renounced the Dark Side of the Force and the title of Darth Vader in the final moments of his life as he destroyed the Emperor to fulfill the ancient Jedi prophecy. Having died embracing the Light Side of the Force, his body became one with the Force, and his son Luke Skywalker cremated his empty armor on Endor a short time later.

 

Boba Fett Cake Pop

This Boba Fett Cake Pop was made by me, Karen Williams.