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The events we see at the end of the film are exactly what he planned - he gains additional power in the Senate, being named Supreme Chancellor. The blockade and the tension cause by same was designed to generate instability, and he would be given various emergency powers that he would use as his plan unfolded. The same play is used in the second film - ...


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If Amidala had been captured or killed, Palpatine would have been in a position to play the role of distraught native of Naboo whose homeworld had been illegally seized while the Chancellor did nothing to prevent it. Odds are, in fact, that as Sidious he would have arranged to make sure something terrible did happen to Amidala if she'd been captured so he ...


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PART ONE OF TWO: FEAR OF VADER VS FEAR OF THE EMPEROR To reasonably brave warriors like imperial officers, the Emperor might possibly be a lot more frightening than Darth Vader. It seems to me that if the Emperor wants to punish someone, it doesn't matter if the first person the Emperor sends for the job is force-using Darth Vader, or a high ranking ...


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While Star Wars revolves around The Force and its users, not everything is about the Force and its users. If my department is having problems with schedule and word is spread that we are going to be visited by the CEO, my managers are going to get very nervous, despite the fact our CEO isn't a Force user, nor a Sith. If the commander of a Nazi installation ...


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In the current canon, many of the Imperial Senior officers have confusion where Vader fits into the hierarchy. After many blunders that occur due to them not recognizing him, and to a few assassination attempts, the Emperor had to address the officer corp to tell them where he fits in, saying that Vader is the Emperor's Voice, and a command from Vader is a ...


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