Questions tagged [darth-sidious]

A Sith Lord in the Star Wars universe. In the guise of his alter ego, Supreme Chancellor (later Emperor) Sheev Palpatine, Darth Sidious gained leadership of the Galactic Empire through treachery and manipulation. Use this tag with the [star-wars] tag.

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Why does Darth Sidious need bodyguards?

Darth Sidious had red-robed bodyguards on his shuttle and in his throne room. Why would a Sith Lord need bodyguards? He is an evil space wizard who can read minds, choke the life out of somebody ...
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Did Sidious know that Tyranus fought Yoda?

I saw one of the answers that says; So that basically answers the question. But here is my question now, Is/Are there any evidence that Dooku/Tyranus told it to his master Sidious? Such as the ...
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How did Palpatine get the name “Sidious”?

Based on this question about Palpatine's first name being Sheev, I have a follow up question about Sidious being his Sith name. When he gave the Sith name to his apprentices Dooku and Anakin he ...
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Why did Chancellor Palpatine reveal to Obi-Wan that Count Dooku was a Sith Lord?

When Count Dooku enters the room in The Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine tries to dissuade his rescuers, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, by revealing Count Dooku's true allegiance. Chancellor ...
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To what extent can Emperor Palpatine actually see into the future?

In Star Wars, Episode VI, Luke surrenders to the Empire and is brought before the Emperor. The Emperor taunts Luke, telling him that he has specifically foreseen the doom of the Rebel Alliance. At one ...
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Did Palpatine gain any new Force powers as Emperor?

Palpatine ruled something like 23 years as emperor of the Galactic Empire. He has claimed he wants to "harness the full powers of the Dark Side". But did he actually learn anything useful that he didn'...
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Did Sidious have both Maul and Dooku as apprentices at one time?

We know that Dooku paid the Pyke syndicate to kill Sifo-Dyas sometime during the chancellorship of Finis Valorum. We know that because Valorum personally sent Sifo-Dyas to negotiate with the Pykes. ...
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Was Ian McDiarmid’s face modified when playing Sidious in the prequels?

This is a follow-up to: Was it a spoiler that Palpatine was Darth Sidious? In the prequel trilogy, Sidious is supposed to be disfigured by the dark side, even before the fight with Mace Windu, while ...
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Is Palpatine's identity a spoiler?

The Episode IV-VI movies never mention the Emperor's name. In Episodes I-III, we can guess that Darth Sidious will be the emperor, but what about Chancellor Palpatine? If the audience didn't know that ...
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What was Chancellor Palpatine watching in the theater?

What was Chancellor Palpatine watching at the theater in this scene from Revenge of the Sith? Opera? Athletic competition? Academic conference? Performance art? ...
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Did Palpatine actually weaken the Dark Side by creating the Empire? [closed]

The Dark Side is the part of the Force fueled by emotions and passion. It is described as destructive, toppling existing laws, societal structure and hierarchy in order to strengthen its practitioner ...
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Why Grievous did not recognize Palpatine?

  In Revenge of the Sith, both in novelization and actual movie, it is heavily implied that General Grievous did not know that seemingly helpless victim of abduction, Chancellor Palpatine, ...
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Where was the Chancellor's guard when the Jedi Masters confronted him?

As can be seen in the following clip from the Revenge of the Sith, a group of Jedi Masters led by Mace Windu, waltz right into Chancellor Palpatine's office completely unchallenged. Then they ...
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What is thy bidding, my master? [closed]

In the original Star Wars trilogy we can see from episode IV to VI the respect shown by Darth Vader to his Emperor, Darth Sidious even when the latter was not present. However, I find a specific ...
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Why did Separatist Council believe Sidious till the end?

  Sidious made a lot of promises, first to Trade Federation and Nute Gunray ("I will make it legal", "Not for a Sith"), latter to CIS as a whole. Yet, all of his promises for quick victory ...
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Did Palpatine have the ability to time travel?

In Rebels final episode, "Family Reunion - and Farewell", we could see that: Was this just an illusion with Sith sorcery to break Ezra, or did Palpatine have the ability to time travel? I suppose he ...
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Why didn't the Emperor and Vader learn from the encounter with Ahsoka?

In Rebels Season 4 Episode 13 Vader is about to kill Ahsoka But later both the Emperor and Vader are confident that Kenobi died on Death Star 1, although Why didn't they learn from this ...
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Did Palpatine use the Force to convince Anakin to kill Count Dooku?

When Anakin defeats Dooku in their light saber duel in Revenge of the Sith, it seems like Anakin is not really convinced that killing Dooku is the right thing to do. If left unprompted it appears ...
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Did Darth Sidious ever intend for Darth Vader to kill him and take his place?

Throughout the first six Star Wars Skywalker Family Saga Films, viewers understanding of the Dark Side primarily relied on the philosophical beliefs of Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord who ...
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Was it possible to get an audience with Emperor Palpatine?

Most Kings/Emperors in real life or fantasy have/had a throne room and part of the reason for the existence of said room is to meet with other dignitaries, officials, royals etc., but also to grant ...
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Did Anakin try to look for Darth Plagueis' apprentice?

In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker witnessed visions of his wife, Padmé Amidala, dying in childbirth. In order to lure him to the Dark Side of the Force, Chancellor Palpatine told Anakin a ...
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Why did Darth Sidious start the Clone Wars instead of just attacking the Republic with Droids directly?

Rewatching Episode 1 the Republic seems pretty helpless against the invasion of the separatists and crippled by their own bureaucracy. I don't see how Republican forces would have dealt with a full-...
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What would have happened if Mace Windu hadn't tried to kill Palpatine? [closed]

If instead of trying to kill Palpatine now uncovered as Darth Sidious in the Chancellors office he listens to Anakin about taking Sidious to the Senate to stand trial. What would most likely have ...
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Did Sidious ever engineer an army of dark side spies?

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, S2E3 Children of the Force, Sidious plans to kidnap Force sensitive children to create an army of dark side spies: The natural talent these children possess is too ...
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Which position is a higher authority a Chancellor or a Senator?

In Revenge of the Sith, when Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, Agen Kolar and Saesee Tin arrest Palpatine in his office. The script is as follows: Mace Windu: In the name of the Galactic Senate of the ...
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Was Tyranus just a placeholder for Anakin?

During the events of The Phantom Menace, Count Dooku was influenced by Palpatine. At that time he knew that his former padawan had died. He became disillusioned at the Jedi Order. Then, he was ...
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Was Darth Sidious already scarred and deformed to begin with?

The Jedi attempt on his life left him "scarred and deformed". However, has he always been this way since becoming a Sith Lord and being physically twisted by the dark side, such that the normal-...
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Did Mace Windu succumb to the dark side?

Form VII is considered to be a very dangerous yet powerful form. Known primarily as Juyo, it feeds on one's own emotions to guide its blades. As such, it is strongly associated with the dark side and ...
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Would Palpatine be unable, even if he wanted to, to use the light side of the Force?

If we take a look at Palpatine, we can clearly see that he is a sociopath, which means that he is unable to have empathy. The light side of the Force is powered by positive emotions such as compassion....
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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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Did Palpatine draw power from Hatred or Suffering?

Throughout the movies and the limited number of comic books I've read, I never got the impression that Palpatine drew power from hatred. He didn't seem to "hate" the Jedi or the Republic, he simply ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for Darth Sidious's voice?

Senator Palpatine has a fairly normal voice, but Darth Sidious has a deep raspy voice, even before his disfiguration by his own force lightning. Is there an in-universe explanation for this? (Canon ...
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When Palpatine intervenes in a lightsaber fight, why does the one he wants to win win, but prior they always seem to lose?

I noticed something weird when recently viewing the entire saga films. It seems every time a Jedi faces a Sith by themselves they usually seem to lose, specifically Dooku vs. Anakin and Luke vs. Vader....
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Why didn't Palpatine wait until after he learned the secret of cheating death before killing his master?

This question on whether Darth Sidious knew the secret of cheating death inspired me to ask. The consensus on that question is that Darth Sidious did not know how to cheat death, and that his master's ...
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Did Darth Sidious Mind Trick Jar-Jar Into Giving Him Emergency Powers?

In Attack Of The Clones did Darth Sidious use some form of mind trick on Jar Jar? Here, you can see the scene play out and then Jar Jar sort of looks like he had the ...
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Was Darth Sidious's “Force Scream” the reason the other masters died so quickly? [duplicate]

So the title says it all really, was the only reason Darth Sidious killed the other masters so quickly down to the fact he used a "Force Scream" did it disrupt or disorientate the other masters apart ...
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Why does Sidious always want a new apprentice?

Inspired by these questions Why did Palpatine order Anakin to kill Count Dooku when Anakin was not yet turned to the Dark Side? and If the Emperor and Vader agree to recruit Luke, doesn't that ...
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Did Palpatine know Anakin would tell Mace Windu who he really was?

Anakin attacking Mace is his final act, I think, in turning to the Dark Side. Did Palpatine know what Anakin would do? Was he betting on Anakin telling Mace, Mace coming to arrest him, goading Mace ...
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Why didn't Darth Sidious have Darth Tyranus destroy the Jedi?

Why didn't Darth Sidious have Darth Tyranus lead Order 66 in the Jedi Temple, since Palpatine knew that Dooku ordered the clones? Darth Tyranus is one of the best swordsman in the galaxy and he is a ...
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Does Palpatine know that Yoda is dead in Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In the original trilogy, Palpatine did not meet with Yoda. But in the prequel trilogy they met several times. Does Palpatine even remember Yoda at the point when he saw Luke Skywalker on the Death ...
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Did Palpatine cheat during the elections?

Palpatine wants to become the Chancellor. But as we see in the movie, he is a cunning politician. He is also in control of both sides in the war between the Republic and the Separatists. His goal is ...
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Was there a given reason that Sidious didn't plan for Vader's name?

In this question and especially it's accepted answer, it is established that the name 'Vader' was plucked from the Force in the moment of his rechristening. Now, Sidious had been planning to seduce ...
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Why did Yoda and Palpatine talk about Anakin?

At the beginning of Duel in the Senate Yoda enters Chancellor's office and says: I hear a new apprentice you have, Emperor. Or, should I call you Darth Sidious? Later, they exchange these ...
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When did the name “Sidious” first appear?

In the Star Wars movies, we first hear the name "Sidious" used in The Phantom Menace (referring, of course, to Palpatine). Did this name appear earlier in any other media, or was that name created ...
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Did anyone on Coruscant see/film the duel between Mace Windu and Chancellor Palpatine?

When Mace Windu battled Chancellor Palpatine in the chancellor's office, they shattered the window in the office. Anybody in a nearby building could see into the ...
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Why is Mas Amedda unquestionably loyal to Palpatine even when he knows his darkest secrets?

This strikes me as odd, how did Palpatine obtain Mas Amedda's complete loyalty even after revealing some, if not all, of his secrets, did Mas Amedda hate the Jedi and/or the Republic? What exactly ...
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How did Palpatine's Chancellorship survive the Zillo Beast attack?

When G̶o̶d̶z̶i̶l̶l̶a̶ a Zillo Beast is unearthed on Malastare in the second season of The Clone Wars Chancellor Palpatine makes the decision to capture it and use it for scientific research. ...
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Did the Sith die out with Sidious' death? [duplicate]

It's evident that Sidious was confident in that he would be an eternal emperor and that there was no need for a successor but when his death came, did the Sith die out? I don't think Snoke and Kylo ...
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Why did Palpatine pick 'Vader' as a name for Anakin?

When Anakin turned to the Dark Side Darth Sidious obviously saw fit to give him a new name: PALPATINE: Henceforth you shall be known as Darth...Vader. ANAKIN: Thank you, my master. I've seen ...
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Was Sidious damaged other than his face?

In episode 3 it is shown that Palpatine is damaged when fighting Windu. However, it only appears to have affected his face and caused him to look disfigured. Was there any other damage to him because ...