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I read it somewhere in the 90s that Palpatine/Sidious had a vision in which he foresaw that Anakin would kill him and the reason why he tried to turn him to the Dark Side is to make sure it doesn't come true. I think it was in one of the booklets that were released with the X-Wing and TIE fighter games.

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    The rule of two that Sith follow dictates that eventually each apprentice kills their master, but its unlikely Sidious ever intended for that to happen. Commented Jan 27, 2020 at 2:09
  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. This would be a much better answer if you could provide a reference to the game book you're referring to.
    – DavidW
    Commented Jan 27, 2020 at 2:16
  • @DJSpicyDeluxe Each apprentice, or eventually one apprentice? The difference matters, because the latter would mean it wasn't necessarily Anakin that would kill Palpatine.
    – Andres F.
    Commented Jan 27, 2020 at 2:24
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    @DJSpicyDeluxe If this booklet was from the 1990's, then that might have been before George Lucas (or anybody else) invented the Rule of Two.
    – user89104
    Commented Jan 27, 2020 at 6:07
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    ....did Anakin actually kill Palpatine? ;)
    – NKCampbell
    Commented Jan 27, 2020 at 15:35

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