a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. In the guise of his alter ego, Chancellor (later Emperor) Palpatine, Darth Sidious gains leadership of the Galactic Empire through treachery and manipulation.

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Where is the Emperor in New Hope?

During the entire runtime of Episode IV: A New Hope, even though he is mentioned a few times, the Emperor is never actually shown on screen. And even when he is mentioned it's more of a passing ...
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Why did Darth Sidious even let the Clone Wars take place, since he and Count Dooku happen to be on the same side? [duplicate]

He could have simply overwhelmed the Jedi Knights with his stormtrooper army and get done with it.
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How did Palpatine create Vader's suit in such short notice?

In the movie, it is shown that the operation and suit-up of Vader begins shortly after Palpatine finds him. I was reading an article explaining Vader's armor and it shows that a lot of thought has ...
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When did Dooku find out about Palpatine/Sidious?

At what point did Count Dooku find out about Darth Sidious's true identity? Throughout Episode 2 it seems as if he does not realize that Palpatine and Sidious are one in the same. By Episode 3, ...
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Why didn't Count Dooku expose Palpatine?

In the Revenge of the Sith, when Count Dooku had Chancellor Palpatine captured, did he actually knew that Palpatine was the same person as his master Darth Sidious? If he did, then why didn't he ...
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Does Emperor Palpatine have a first name?

Has the first name of the Emperor Palpatine been mentioned in any of the Extended Universe Star Wars works?
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Did Darth Sidious know that Anakin was supposed to be the Chosen One?

"You refer to the prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the Force. You believe it's this....boy?" ― Mace Windu to Qui-Gon Jinn So, we know that the Jedi had theories/suspicions that ...
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Did Darth Sidious know that Anakin was the product of his Master's experiment?

It is now canon that Anakin's birth was a result (un-planned for) of an attempt by Darth Plagueis to create a life that would be a Sith weapon. 1) Is there any canon information regarding whether ...
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Why wasn't the young Palpatine (Darth Sidious) identified as a potential Jedi at birth?

As per wookieepedia To hinder transgression, those who showed an aptitude for the Force were taken directly from birth (or soon afterward) to train in the Jedi Temple headquarters on Coruscant or ...
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Why did Palpatine decide to take over the Republic?

I remember someone told me (or maybe I read it somewhere) that there was a big incoming alien invasion to the Republic. Palpatine learned about it and realized that a peaceful Republic could not ...
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Did Darth Sidious send Vader to Mustafar as an indirect way of protecting his own “Sith Master” status and power?

Sidious told Vader to go to Mustafar to end the Seperatist movement, but did he know that Obi-Wan would show up and defeat Vader based on his "vision" of future events? Was this Sidious' way of ...
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Why was Count Dooku not given the word “Darth”?

I don't know the exact significance of the word "Darth" in the sith world, but I think it was a word of honor for powerful Siths. That's why Anakin was given this word in his new name. All powerful ...
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Why Did Sidious Tell Vader Who Luke Was?

In the ret-con version of Episode V (The Empire Strikes Back), the scene between Darth Vader and Darth Sidious (at the time of the changes, still only known as the Emperor) was changed so Sidious ...