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Did Luke Skywalker know the name “Darth Sidious”? [duplicate]

In the movies, Luke Skywalker only knows the name "The Emperor". He never even mentions "Darth Sidious" or "Emperor Palpatine". Surely Luke Skywalker knows that the Emperor is Darth Vader's master. ...
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Why didn't Palpatine publicly change his name once he became Emperor?

Anakin Skywalker was known as Darth Vader (this was already his Sith name) after the creation of the Galactic Empire. So why did Palpatine remain "Emperor Palpatine"? Why didn't he embrace his ...
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Was the Emperor always a Sith Lord?

The Emperor was briefly mentioned in Star Wars: A New Hope. Was he at that point intended to be a Sith (or general Dark Side user, if the term "Sith" didn't exist then)? Or did that only emerge in The ...
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Was Luke aware the Emperor was a Sith Lord?

Similar to Did the Rebellion know that that the Emperor was the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, I'm asking the more specific question, was Luke aware that the Emperor was a Sith Lord? I don't recall it being ...
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How did Grand Moff Tarkin Feel About Darth Sidious?

I just watched the ending of Revenge of the Sith, and was curious specifically: How does Tarkin feel about Darth Sidious? My (long) thoughts and speculation about this: I always had the impression ...
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Why is time in the galaxy far far away described by reference to Yavin rather than Endor?

In the Star Wars universe, dates are usually given as "[number of years] BBY" or "[number of years] ABY" - that is, X years "Before the Battle of Yavin" or X years "After the Battle of Yavin". The ...
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Exactly how significant was the Rebel Base on Yavin IV?

This is going to be somewhat of of a multifaceted question and may be a bit difficult for me to articulate, so please bear with me. Just so that we're all on the same page, I'm going to do a little ...
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Ahsoka Novel: How did Ahsoka know the identity of this person?

In the new canon novel Ahsoka, it is revealed that However, it does not seem to discuss how she came to know this information. So is there any other canon material that reveals how she came to know? ...
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How are people not aware that Palpatine is a Sith/Force Person?

Slightly different from "do people know that Palpatine is a Sith", in that it seems canon that people are unaware that Palpatine is Sith Numero Uno... I'm more curious why nobody seems to have twigged?...
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Why didn’t Eneb Ray reveal Palpatine’s powers?

In Star Wars Annual 1, Rebel intelligence agent Eneb Ray foolishly attempts an assassination of Emperor Palpatine, which goes about as well as one might expect: Notably, though, he actually survives,...
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Star Wars New Hope and in-universe explanation when Emperor became a Sith [duplicate]

Both in the film and the book "New Hope" there was no indication that the Emperor was actually a Sith Lord. Indeed, in the Star Wars Trilogy book in "Star Wars: A New Hope" there are a few points ...