HEADCANONS about Tarre Vizsla, my favorite nerdy Mand’alor edge lord
For Reasons™, Tarre Vizsla is unequivocally black/asian, with … I want to say 3c hair? possibly part Mirialan tho he’s not really green so much as some manner of mixed appearance w/ dark skin
an epic’s worth of tattoos. listen. listen to me. so many tattoos. several epics worth. he’s had a complicated life.
the story of his life, all of his failures, all of his successes, all the powerful moments and important people, converted into art on his skin. Mandalorian Mirialans w/ their elaborate architecture of Force traditions expressed through body art, and Tarre continued in keeping with the tradition.
Tarre Vizsla is Sabine Wren’s distant, distant, distant granddaddy on her mom’s side.
he’s so motivated by JUSTICE and seeking out and ensuring JUSTICE is had
he’s fought in the 1000 Years War, or at the very least was involved in the final Battle of Ruusan (which make up a good portion of his elaborate tattoos. I’d like to say half his chest-to-half-his-back along the left side)
he’s Soft™ when he doesn’t have to be Hard™, and he’s somehow learned how to maintain that balance when most find it impossibly difficult, or just outright impossible.
his ability to be soft and kind and compassionate sometimes surprises many when they learn what his life was like leading up to the man he becomes
the Vizslas never held any love for anyone with any inkling of the Force, and they drove Tarre from the clan under threat of violence (and actual violence) when he showed even the slightest ability. He had kept it secret for most of his life, but an incident in early puberty spelled his downfall. he fled.
Though “too old” was a thing to the Jedi, the 1000 Years War drained so many resources, they could not say no to another recruit when they so desperately needed as many hands as they could find to fight the fight. and he performed far beyond expectations, even when other Jedi never could accept him fully (what with him being a mandalorian, and all the horrible reputation that comes with that word).
strong proponent of rebellion — of overthrowing the oppression of an unfair government body.
strong proponent of uniting Mandalore, of bringing the clans together under a common banner once more, instead of perpetually fighting one another for the scraps left to them after what the 1000 Years War left them — and after what the Republic did to them to keep mando’ade in that position.
but he’s also a strong proponent of self care and community service — and agriculture as rebellion. gardening. planting. sustaining one’s self and family, and community. (strongly, emphatically, anti-capitalist is what I’m leading up to here)
no one could say he was loved by politics or political powers, but the common person adored him. he was an icon of justice, one that was snuffed out too early for political gains and for his position in empowering mando’ade to rise up from the ashes of what they once were.
because he was both a Jedi and a Mandalorian, he was rejected by both worlds by those who say “you can only be one, not both.” even facing isolation and ostracized by what he couldn’t control, he still found support in the most unlikely places — and him and his saber became an icon, a hero, a Mand’alor worth following … up until he was Separated from his life, and his Symbol (the darksaber) was Removed by Force for “safe keeping” in the Jedi Temple.
no one wants to see mandalorians recognize their potential and shrug recognition of the Republic that failed to assist them as surely as it failed itself.
he had one daughter. he didn’t live to see her grow up.
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Do you have any sort of website where we can purchase your artwork? Most of them seem like they can be wonderful stickers
Wow! You think so!? I would really love to sell stickers/charms/etc but, uh, I just don’t know if I would get enough ppl interested to make a profit :P Amazingly, I do make money off of my artistic skills (I am a designer by trade). But, when it comes to my cutesy drawings or illustrations, I don’t market that as much.
When it comes to chibis and animu art, I’ve tried doing commissions before, but it hasn’t taken off quite yet.
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I think probably because I approach it more causally??? I don’t really polish my work as much as I should in comparison to the professional design work I do for my job.
I may look into making an online store for cutesy products in the future, but most of my creative energy is going into my work as a marketing/branding designer right now.
But thank you so much for your interest, anon! It’s boosted my confidence a lot!