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Bardan's Choice by Daennika Bardan's Choice by Daennika
October 2007. Bardan Jusik ("Republic Commando: Triple Zero") is back from a hypothetical future under the Empire and the Jedi Purge.

Let's just say he stole that lightsaber from a dead Jedi ;)

11/24/08 note: I want to thank everyone here for commenting and adding this piece to your favorites fifty times, because this drawing was made a year ago! So in a way: happy anniversary, Bard'ika.
Let me raise a cyber-toast to you all and shout a very geeky Oya, Manda! in your honor. :salute:

By the way, if you haven't done it yet, read "Order 66" by Karen Traviss. It's awesome.
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SgtSolarFlare Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you do realize the order let him keep his light saber ... right ... well at least it did in republic commando. i know he mentioned in other books
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dingleberry89 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
IT'S A DAMN MANDALORIAN JEDI! WERE ALL DEAD! This is an awesome concept and the armor is badass.
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Vengar23 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I assume it is based on Obi-Wan's saber? =)
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GameChanger017 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Good job ner'vod!
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shadowneco Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay i found fan art of characters from my favorite book series :D I can't wait to read 501
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Kevari Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(still does not understand the composition or design of lightsabers or other weapons*

I like the angle on the hand. Did you reference?
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Daennika Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
No I didn't use reference, why do you ask?
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Kevari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiosity. Didn't reference your own hand?
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Daennika Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Yes, I tend to use my own hands as reference otherwise I can never get them right!

Glad that you like this picture :)
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Kevari Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bard'ika is totally epic. I always imagined him younger, sort of, though.

*is jealous of armor skills*

Out of curiosity, got any Fi art?
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jocelyn-silver-arrow Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Oya!
Order 66 is the best republic commando novel, followed narrowly by 501st; but would that count however, because technically it's Imperial commando... hmmm...
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malovence Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Thanks ner vode, can do you have Kal'buir or Walon art??
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devinpunisher21 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
technicly bard'ika kept his saber and pretended it was a trophy. good job though
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lordcool4 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
nice, and uhhmmm what be the story :llama: ?
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Mandomight Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   Writer
I really like this. At first glance, I thought he was just reaching for it from some table, but then I looked at it closer and realised that he's of course levitating it!
Love the door, too.
And I imagined Bard'ika almost just like this!

By the way, I think you should draw the scene where Ordo punches Cpt. Maze.
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MaryFarah Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
It's simply awesome!!! :D
Oyaaa!
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Sticks06 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Always kinda wondered what Jusik looked like...good job!
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Rogue284 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Mando'ade an tome.
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darth-azrael Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
this picture is made of epic amounts of win.
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:XD: Yay! 'tis the mando-jedi! (star wars equivalent of a pirate ninja ^^) In all his amazing glory of awesomeness. Love it.

:reading: *is currently reading order 66* i love this story
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SergeantKal Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Kandosii ner vod!
Lek, Order 66 was great, if a little depressing... here's hoping we get an 'Imperial Commando' series from KT as well as lots more of the Skirata clan on Mandalore.
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SpazticArwen Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
I love Jusik, that adorable fandalorian of a little general. I'm already a fan of that character but the twinkle in his eye in this drawing'll make me a fangirl. Stole it from a dead jedi indeed.
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KrisLyssara Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Only thing I can find wrong is his hair is supposed to be white.

Yeah, I've read it that many times. Great job with it, though!
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mandalorianmedjai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! JUSIK! hee hee:giggle: love his armor:D
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rogue0009 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
cool work, love bard'ika
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katis-clell Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Awesome picture! You do a really great job drawing Jusik. :)
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DemonHunterJoan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist
Yes! Bardfan is the most kickass (of curse after commandos) character in this book-series.
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BowChickaBowWow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007   Interface Designer
I must find the next Republic Commando book. NOW. *loves Jusik* 'Sides, we all know Darman's gonna (hopefully) go rogue.
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Daennika Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
Thanks for the fave!

Which RC book, do you mean True Colors?

Whereas for Darman I'm not sure about him, he seems like the loyal type.
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BowChickaBowWow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007   Interface Designer
I haven't been able to find True Colors yet. And I hope Dar doesn't do anything stupid... *whimper* He's too cute to do anything stupid.
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EnkerZed Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
i don't see how mandalorians are better than or at least equal to jedi knights, it's just that jango fett got very easily pwned in attack of the clones and he's mandalorian so what's with all the hubbub?
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MBolan Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Old comment But I felt compelled, remember the dumbass jedi who jumps onto the balcony and end up dead after jango puts a blaster bolt between the eyes.
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Daennika Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Let's just say we have our reasons to believe that being a Mandalorian is something worth clinging to when other things don't make much sense.

Everybody's entitled to his or her opinion, besides if you don't understand something, it takes at least some interest to look into the matter and avoid posting this kind of comment.
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CJRogue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
like the idea, looks great
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SarimThyle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
I sure would like him to do this in the end, and then join up with Shysa's Protectors to free Mandalore. Would be fun to see a Jedi turn rouge, especially to a Mandie -- the most unlikely faction to join, given the history. :D

Great painting!
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Daennika Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Thanks :)

Actually the Jedi-turning-Mando thing is quite popular among fans. Type "Jedi mandalorian" in DA search and you'll find quite a bunch of drawings.

So Jusik would actually be the first canon one ;P
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Rhysati Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Student Writer
Great picture again.
And yep, it's called Republic Commando: Order 66.
Think I've already posted that on one of your pictures before though...
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DemonBunny Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
You won't be disappointed with True Colors. :)

Awesome! I love how you depicted Jusik. He looks good in that Mandalorian armor!
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robokop Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Looks cool! :)
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The-Guppy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
I freaking adore this picture. Absolutely Adore!! :D!

For starters: I skipped school on Tuesday to go pick up True Colors, and have since skipped school a *second* day to read it more. I'm about halfway through.

True Colors = Wonderful.

I <3 Bard'ika!
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otamachamp Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
a jedi turning around and becoming a bounty hunter, I'm guessing? a great twist, if it is :3 have you started reading True Colors, yet?
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Daennika Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Thanks :) I'm still waiting for that book to be shipped in (I live in France)! I can't wait...

For now I'm looking for fan fictions with Bard'ika but no luck so far, might even start writing my own... I'm tempted, really tempted....
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otamachamp Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Why don't you? Fanfics are awesome :D I got the book, but I haven't started reading, since I've still yet to finish Triple Zero. There seems to be a fourth one set for next year, from what I've read...
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Daennika Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
One simple reason: no time! and I'm terrible at writing... can't just stick to one plot. It's easier for me to "show" what I imagine rather than describe it :D

Yeah I was told the fourth novel was on the way... maybe it's a rumor or a confirmed announcement, but someone said it would be called "Order 66". HM!
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