This was a Star Wars comic where a Jedi in hiding encounters Vader. One scene I remember is where a ship full of civilians is trying to escape from the Empire. Vader encounters the Jedi and tells him that he will spare the ship and its crew if he turns to the Dark Side. Eventually, the Jedi accepts, only for Vader to activate a bomb planted aboard the ship. The comic ends with him saying that, whatever the fallen Jedi will do from that point on, it will serve the Emperor, and walks away. The Jedi ends up committing suicide with his lightsaber.

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This is 'The Duty'

It is the time of the Great Jedi Purge. One Jedi by the name of Gira is the last man standing in defending a group of Padawans from an Imperial attack. As the Padawans make their way safely to an escape ship, Gira dispatches the last of the stormtroopers. His success is cut short when he encounters Darth Vader who forces him towards the dark side. Gira defiantly refuses to give in until the safety of the padawans is jeopardized. However, Vader kills the Padawans anyway, and Gira commits suicide.

  • Good answer. Apparently, part of the current canon (not certain if it showed up in Legends) is that the Emperor's plan to eliminate the Jedi and prevent the Rebellion was essentially to put them in this sort of "no win" situation so that, even if they won, it would still serve the Dark Side, empowering him.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Mar 30 at 11:41
  • Ah, I think this may have been my source for the "All part of the Dark Side plan" setup.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Mar 30 at 18:19

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