Questions tagged [darth-sidious]

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Is Darth Sidious human or alien?

I’ve always assumed that Darth Sidious / Palpatine was a human (for the context of this I mean the same as Han, Luke, Leia, etc.) however seeing this question made me doubt and I don’t think I’ve seen ...
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What caused the change in Darth Maul?

In the Star Wars franchise, the role of Darth Maul changes and I'm wondering why both within the story but also outside it. In other words, has Dave Filoni, et al, given any insight on this? I ask ...
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Does the Star Wars original trilogy imply that Darth Vader aimed at deposing the Emperor with a converted Luke's help?

I am slightly rusty when it comes to all the details, but let me summarize my doubt and mention a few relevant evidences. Throughout episodes V and VI, it seems as though Vader is seeking to recruit ...
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Why did Sidious never seek to turn Rey toward the dark side of the Force?

We learned from the film Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) that Darth Sidious or Palpatine offered to Kylo Ren a new Sith Empire along with the title of Emperor but only if he ...
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Why would Windu say the Senate would decide the fate of Palpatine?

From Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith: Mace Windu: In the name of the Senate of the Galactic Republic, you are under arrest, Chancellor. Palpatine: Are you threatening me, Master Jedi? Mace Windu: ...
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Did Palpatine have the very same powers as Darth Plagueis? [duplicate]

In the Senate, and later again in his office, chancellor Palpatine tells Anakin how Darth Plagueis taught him everything before being slain by Palpatine. Does this include the power to save lives and ...
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Why does Palpatine believe protection will be disruptive for Padmé?

Palpatine wants to put Senator Padmé under protection: Senator Bail: Do you really think that's a wise decision under these stressful times? Padmé: Chancellor, if I may comment, I do not believe... ...
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Why didn't Darth Sidious detect Yoda inside the Galactic Senate building before Yoda walked into his office? [duplicate]

In the movie Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, I am wondering why Darth Sidious didn't detect Yoda's presence inside the Galactic Senate building until Yoda walked into his office and also as to why he ...
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Why didn't Mace Windu think Anakin could handle being near Palpatine?

Mace Windu had doubts about whether putting Anakin could handle being near Chancellor Palpatine. OBI-WAN: "Anakin did not take to his new assignment with much enthusiasm." MACE: "It's ...
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Why didn't the Rebels know about the Palpatine transmission?

The opening crawl of ROS makes it clear a transmission has already been made. The dead speak! The galaxy has heard a mysterious broadcast, a threat of revenge in the sinister voice of the late ...
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Why didn't Palpatine win the standoff with Rey?

At the end of Rise of Skywalker, we see Palpatine single-handedly almost wipe out an entire fleet of ships. I believe it is the most powerful display of the force in the cinematic universe. The only ...
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Why did the Jedi think that killing Count Dooku and General Grievous would end the war?

In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Yoda demonstrates knowledge of the Rule of Two. However, in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the Council seems to fully expect defeating Dooku ...
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How many people in the Empire supported Emperor Palpatine?

How much support did Emperor Palpatine have from the general population? I am asking about his support before the first Death Star was destroyed, because after that people might see his Empire as ...
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Who is Darth Sidious?

Is Darth Sidious two people? I heard that Darth Vader killed Darth Sidious, but Darth Sidious comes back in The Rise of Skywalker. Also, there is another emperor in The Last Jedi, but who is he? Is he ...
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If Palpatine is a clone, then why is his face scarred?

The novelization of The Rise of Skywalker tells us that the new Sith Lord is a clone of Emperor Palpatine. Not the original, but a clone. “All the vials were empty of liquid save one, which was ...
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When did Palpatine have children?

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker re-introduces the emperor, Sheev Palpatine. We learn that When did he have children? Are there any hints from canon sources prior to The Rise of Skywalker that he ...
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What was the actual legal or political process by which the Emperor dissolved the Senate?

In Episode IV, word spreads that the Emperor has just disbanded the Imperial Senate and that power would pass to regional governors. It seems a done deal at this point, as if the Emperor just had to ...
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Did Palpatine foresee that Anakin would kill him?

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 ...
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Why didn’t Palpatine just stop his own lightning?

On several occasions Palpatine’s extended use of Force lightning has bounced back on him. In each situation he has carried on firing lightning from his hands even when it was harming himself instead ...
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Why did Sidious announce his return?

We first hear of the Emperor's mysterious return from death in the opening crawl. Sidious has made a public transmission which has terrified the galaxy. Now I'm aware of the well-established ...
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Was Palpatine always intended to return in Rise of Skywalker?

I bumped into this Wookieepedia article about contingency plans created by Palpatine in the event of his death. I haven't read the cited novels or played Battlefront II so other than passing knowledge ...
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Why didn't Palpatine do what he threatened to do?

At the end of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Palpatine tells Rey... Rey decides... So then why didn't he possess her after all?
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Why would Palpatine seek the secret of immortality if the Sith could do this?

Spoiler Alert. Here's the relevant quote. In the movie, The Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine tells Anakin Skywalker that at least one Sith already knew the secret of immortality. Darth Plagueis the ...
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Who were Palpatine's assistants?

In the opening scene of Rise of Skywalker Palpatine is seen in a kind of workstation. Half a dozen or so strange furry creatures are working away on the machinery around him. Do we know anything ...
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How could this Star Wars character have survived their apparent death?

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Why does Darth Sidious fear Luke Skywalker?

Darth Sidious, if not the most powerful, was one of the most powerful Sith Lords of all time. He was also known as Sheev Palpatine, Chancellor of the Republic during the Clone Wars. While revealing ...
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What was Palpatine's original plan with the Naboo invasion?

Palpatine, in his secret persona of Darth Sidious, goaded the Trade Federation to invade Naboo, and then force Queen Amidala to legitimize the occupation. This is ostensibly to protest taxation of ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation given to the senior Imperial Navy Officers as to why Darth Vader serves Emperor Palpatine?

Answers can be from Canon or Legends. TL;DR: How do the senior Imperial Navy Officers with experience in the Clone Wars account for why a powerful force-using 'baddie' like Vader not only does not ...
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Why did Darth Sidious wear a cloak?

As we all know, Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine appeared throughout The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi sporting his signature hooded cloak. And a handsome devil he was too. I'm ...
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How many people died in wars caused by Darth Sidious?

How many people died in all of the wars caused by Darth Sidious? Let's count deaths from when Sheev Palpatine begins training as dark side user to when the rebellion establishes the New Republic ...
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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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Why didn't Grievous recognize Palpatine?

In Revenge of the Sith, in both the novelization and the actual movie, it is heavily implied that General Grievous did not know that the 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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Is Snoke a part of Operation: Cinder?

Apart from the new expanded universe canon in Star Wars, followers of additional tie-in content are learning new things about the final days of Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine, including that he was ...
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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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