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Now be honest: you know you've always craved seeing what Star Wars: The Force Awakens might've looked like in the early 1800s. No? Well, that's a shame, because now we can courtesy of The Real McGee on Tumblr.

Star Wars isn't the first series to be reimagined by McGee, nor will it likely be the last. McGee's work already spans the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series'. Thanks to McGee, a galaxy far, far away never seemed so close to home.

The paintings below reflect the artistic style of England's Regency era according to McGee, a period which lasted from 1795 to 1837. If I didn't know any better, these portraits may very well have been staring back at us from a museum.

(Mild spoilers may follow for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens')

Rebels with a cause – and fine duds

Ah, Poe and Finn, Finn and Poe, how the Internet just loves to ship you so. And it's a fine ship that The Force Awakens's two strapping lads seem to be commanding here. We still don't know just how good Finn is with a proper sword in hand, but you couldn't ask for two finer space farers to be swabbing your poop deck.

A weapon for a more civilized age

A wise old hermit always did say that the lightsaber was a weapon from a more civilized age, and indeed it is in the hands of McGee's remarkably dashing Kylo Ren. Someone said the suit makes the man – and this suit certainly makes a fine young gentleman out of Kylo. So do the scars, no doubt.

I can't imagine Kylo ever posing long enough for a gentleman's portrait of this quality, but I can bet he'd have an easy time maintaining that same dour expression for a good week.

Do you want to build a lightsaber?

And we can't forget our swashbuckling leading lady, Rey. It would've been a much more difficult time for her running around in such a flowing dress, but McGee does an admirable job at painting her regal attire – though I doubt she could have found pearls on Jakku.

At a glance, I can't help but think she looks like she just stepped off the set of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Come to think of it, that movie would've been a lot shorter with a lightsaber or two.

McGee confirms that portraits for Captain Phasma and General Hux are on their way "as time allows" as well as another mystery character. I think we all know what to say to that.

What do you think of this regal take on 'The Force Awakens'? Share your thoughts with us down below!

(via Nerd Approved)


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