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Old 08-30-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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The Dark Side leads to Hair Loss....

This is kind of a joke topic actually but it really struck me a few weeks ago that many Dark Jedi and especially Sith characters seem to either shave their heads or lack hair on their heads.

I could make a list but here are a few that instantly come to mind: Darth Vader (post Mustafar), Darth Bandon, Darth Malak, Darth Bane, Asajj Ventress (the only woman I could think of) Jorak Uln, Uthar Wynn, Darth Sion and Jerec. Just to name a few.

Of course many Jedi also are bald such as Mace Windu, Jolee Bindo and Yoda but they are either old or in the case of Windu choose to shave their head. Yet more Jedi characters have head hair then Sith or other darksiders. Is it a big coincidence or are the people over at Lucasfilm, Lucas Arts, Dark Horse, Wizards of the Coast, etc implying that bald = evil?

What are your thoughts fellow fans?
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:27 AM   #2
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Well, some shaved heads can be easily explained. Vader has no hair after the Mustafar duel, he barely has his head. Similar thing can be said of Sion, which also has such a splintered body that I doubt he has hair on any place. Malak and Uthar probably did so to decorate their heads with tatoos. Bandon probably was the next on line.

Jerec and Jorak weren't completely bald, seeming something that derived from their advanced age, and the Rattataki, Ventress species', are naturally bald.Bane, though, seems legitimately bald without excuses.


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Old 09-01-2008, 06:30 PM   #3
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:05 PM   #4
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Sideous / Emporer Palaptine had hair.. at least until his fight against Windu... who had no hair.. wait a minute...


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Old 09-02-2008, 07:07 PM   #5
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It's probably a coincidence, and besides they look cooler bald...


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Old 09-02-2008, 08:41 PM   #6
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Sideous / Emporer Palaptine had hair.. at least until his fight against Windu... who had no hair.. wait a minute...
Baldness is contagious in the Star Wars.
Anyways, I think that most baldness in the Dark Side characters is because when you get submersed in the Dark Side, you start to look older, and your body changes... your body starts to lose its hair...

Meh.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:44 PM   #7
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o rly? How come Dooku still had hair? I might also mention that Dooku, Vader, and Maul all did not have the 'physical' deformities you're claiming. For being practically burned to death I thought Vader actually looked quite good.

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Old 09-02-2008, 10:46 PM   #8
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Well I knew Vader was understandable and Darth Maul's sub-species do not have hair. I find it strange though to look at a picture of Darth Malak, Darth Sion and Darth Bane at the same time and see the striking similarity in appearance between the three. Though, as was already said, bald = awesome... I guess.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:13 AM   #9
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Well I knew Vader was understandable and Darth Maul's sub-species do not have hair.
Actually from what I have read some Zabraks have hair. It's just that the majority apparently has horns. Though I could be wrong


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Old 09-03-2008, 04:04 AM   #10
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o rly? How come Dooku still had hair? I might also mention that Dooku did not have the 'physical' deformities you're claiming.
That's because of Christopher Lee's pure awesomeness. He doesn't need make-up, and it's been against international law to shave his head since 1957.

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Actually from what I have read some Zabraks have hair. It's just that the majority apparently has horns. Though I could be wrong
Female Zabraks have hair, or at least they do in Jedi Academy.






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Old 09-03-2008, 04:51 AM   #11
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Darth Bane lost his hair when he worked on Apatros, the mining of cortosis had made his hair fall out. It was not a result of the Dark Side.


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Old 09-03-2008, 05:31 AM   #12
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Female have hair+horns, if my memory serves me correctly. I think?
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:47 AM   #13
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all Zabrak, male and female could grow hair, but like humans this varied in colors and patterns as did there horns, the only hair that couldn't be grown was eyebrows and beards.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:43 AM   #14
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Sideous / Emporer Palaptine had hair.. at least until his fight against Windu... who had no hair.. wait a minute...
The hidden agenda of Mace Windu...
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:34 PM   #15
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look at a picture of Darth Malak, Darth Sion and Darth Bane at the same time and see the striking similarity in appearance between the three.
As I said, Malak is a tribal tatoos fan and he needed somewhere to put his. Sion got so much of a splintered body that I doubt hair grows anywhere on him.


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