In The Rise of Skywalker, the opening crawl establishes that there has been a radio broadcast in the voice of

Emperor Palpatine, declaring revenge against the Resistance. The exact contents of it are not described in the film.

What specifically did the broadcast say?

  • The dead speak!
    – Adamant
    Dec 20, 2019 at 22:16
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    It said "I'm not dead yet. I might recover"
    – Machavity
    Dec 26, 2019 at 0:07
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    It said "I could conquer the whole galaxy in a surprise attack, but instead I tell it to everyone when I will attack, so they have time to prepare and so they can stop me while my fleet is still docked and vulnerable". :)
    – vsz
    Dec 28, 2019 at 13:24
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    Overconfidence was always Palpatine's weakness, as Luke observed long ago in RotJ.
    – Marakai
    Jan 4, 2020 at 8:45

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The broadcast was exclusively revealed during Fortnite's Rise of Skywalker event. It said:

At last the work of generations is complete. The great error is corrected. The day of victory is at hand. The day of revenge. The day of the Sith!

Source for quote is the image with the broadcast subtitled in this article: https://www.businessinsider.com/screenshots-inside-fortnite-star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-preview-event-2019-12

  • I didn't see anything in the article suggesting that the message in the Fortnite game was meant to be same one referred to in the opening crawl. Dec 23, 2019 at 21:07
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    This is confirmed in the Rise of Skywalker novelization.
    – Milo P
    Mar 25, 2020 at 16:00
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    “You might call it the ‘Revenge of the Sith’, although I think we used that already!” Jun 16, 2021 at 9:10

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