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I feel it’s one of 2 things. #1 his ego. I think he feels he will eventually over power the person holding a lightsaber and it will push the saber into the holder or the holder just can’t hold it any longer and lighting gets to them. #2. The lightsaber energy could making the lightning keep going a bit. Almost like a conductor. So its kinda stuck u til one ...


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I like to believe that Palpatine's force lightning scene in ROTS was just a ruse to lure Anakin and that the 'scarred' Palpatine or Darth Sidious is his actual true form which he managed to hide from the Jedi for a very long time. I'm not sure if its canonical but it does make the Sith Lord darker and more evil! He even convinces the entire Senate that the ...


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At least in the case of his duel with Mace Windu, he seems to offer an explanation: Don't let him kill me. I can't hold it any longer. The implication seems to be that if not for his lightning attack, Windu would kill him. The lightning is preventing Windu from killing him, as Windu is stuck trying to block it with his lightsaber. Even though the ...


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Palpatine wanted the galaxy back under his thumb. Remember, this is the man who built not one, but two Death Stars and presumably had something to do with Starkiller Base, before As to His strategy would undoubtedly have been more effective if nobody knew he was alive apart from Ren (and perhaps a few trusted First Order generals). Not really. Let's say ...


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Palpatine has always used fear to rule the galaxy. That was the whole point with the Death Star. Planets obey the Emporer or they get destroyed. If people heard that the most dangerous man in the galaxy was coming back for revenge then Palpatine hoped they would be too scared to disobey him. This backfired, of course. But, it is part of his character.


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Here my 'long shot in the Dark Side' answer: Palpatine's assistants are similar to the unidentified Dowutin Sith in the tomb on Moraband that housed the Sword of Khashyun. In The Rise of Skywalker they are shown in humanoid embodiments wrapped in bandages and assist or serve like the former medical droids in Palpatine Surgical reconstruction Center in The ...


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That question is fully answered by a retcon I really quite liked in The Rise of Skywalker. When a Sith slays their master they become possessed by the spirit of their master, plus all the previous Sith in the chain, including all their previous experience, memories and knowledge. This explains how he was able to resurrect himself: That's why he wanted Luke ...


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because Rey didn't strike him down... she redirected his lightning back to him. he basically killed himself.


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In that moment Ray had more than just herself, but also which may have provided a defense against whatever Palpatine expected to happen next.


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Why would the Sith (and Palpatine in particular) care about learning immortality if they can simply transfer their spirits into new hosts moments after death? This is probably a false premise. If it were so simple, then: Palpatine would not have needed to wait ~30 years to resurface after being killed in Return of the Jedi. Palpatine wouldn't have needed ...


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Id say its a colmination of the Concept of the rule of 2 mixed with 2 abilities listen in legends continuity. The powers of essence transfer and Force Walk. In essense when a sith master is felled by their successor their power flows through them anointing them as the next master of the sith, which means their spirits become a part of the new sith but they ...


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He was lying. Palpatine always wanted Ben and Rey to come to face him together. He tells Ben that he wants Rey dead to throw him off the real plan of bringing her to him. We know he was lying about wanting her dead because he says as much when they finally meet face to face. He does allow Rey to try and attack him, but this is more than likely posturing to ...


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The way I understood it was a question of intent. The journey to the Dark Side is through emotions, specifically fear and hate. Anakin transforms himself into Darth Vader by choosing to attack others. He slaughters the Sand People that he considers responsible for the death of his mother. He decapitates an unarmed Count Dooku who had already surrendered. He ...


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I don't think there is any evidence that all the Sith knew the power of transfering their spirit. First, I don't recall Palpatine saying that every previous Sith Lord had transferred their spirit to their apprentice. What he said was: PALPATINE: Kill me, and my spirit will pass to you. All the Sith live in me. You will be Empress. We will be one. ...


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