Now that Angry Birds Star Wars is out in all of its glory, I just have to know: Is the Darth Vader character supposed to be a pig or a bird? He looks like a pig, but I haven't completed the game with all of its bonuses and haven't seen it mentioned anywhere.

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    @fbueckert Does it matter? Since when do we only ask questions with an impact on the gameplay?
    – GnomeSlice
    Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 21:37
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    – mmdanziger
    Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 21:45
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    I honestly don't see why this question should be closed. It's a question about the plot. Allowing these types of questions does not harm the site as long as they don't become the majority. Further reading
    – user56
    Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 22:29
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    Voting to re-open. This question is about an in-game character which, a mmdanziger already pointed out, is on-topic as outlined in our FAQ.
    – Wipqozn
    Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 22:29
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    All of the above having been said, I won't vote to close this question. I will however downvote it. It's dumb, shows poor research effort, and is unlikely to help future visitors. Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 0:41

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In a shocking twist, Lard Vader is unveiled to be: The mask removed... And Lard Vader has embraced his bird roots once again

A bird in a pig mask!

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    Is the "Lard Vader" some inside joke I don't get, or should it be "Lord" instead?
    – Murch
    Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 16:46
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    "According to the Angry Birds Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, his official name is Lard Vader." -- angrybirds.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Characters
    – mmdanziger
    Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 17:39

Birds are the Light Side and the Rebel Alliance, pigs are the Dark Side and the Empire. As such, Darth Vader is a pig-equivalent. Behold the trailer:

At 31 seconds in, the gameplay footage clearly demonstrates Darth Vader's pig-itude.

Additionally, at 23 seconds in, this adorable "unboxing" video of Hasbro's Angry Birds Star Wars toys shows the packaging labels Darth Vader as "Darth Vader Pig":

Moreover, the game only includes levels that feature:

  • Tatooine
  • The first Death Star encounter
  • Hoth (eventually via a free update)
  • Dagobah (via in-app purchase)

Meaning it stops around halfway though the plot to The Empire Strikes Back. If there is an eventual redemption for the Darth Vader pig or a twist ending regarding his true nature, it's not in this game, or at the very least, not in this game yet.


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