Shitpost for Ken. I really should have figured this one out sooner, what with the whole “black leather skull knight” thing going on.
Here’s the accompanying associative horizon fodder: http://www.forcematerial.com/home/2016/12/02/the-origin-of-darth-vader-the-look
As always, the best art comes from designing the characters first straight from the collective unconscious, then writing the story as post-facto rationalization.
Since I’m here anyway, Hazanko from Outlaw Star falls into the Ahriman type as well: https://outlawstar.fandom.com/wiki/Hazanko
Notable qualities for both entries: telekinesis, mempo mask, and deep voice with echo. Vader has the tragic thing with Padme going on, but the story would be close to perfect if he were on a mission to revive her like Gendo Ikari. I especially like how the Death Star is basically a cross between Cyborganize, Ahriman’s tower of terror, and a mechanical Eye of Sauron (i.e. Leviathan).
Hell, throw Garland from FF9 and Shredder from Ninja Turtles in the pot too.
I should do this sort of character design visual analysis with all the archetypes we talk about around here.