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Emperor Palpatine's racism, but Maul as an apprentice?

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Emperor Palpatine's racism, but Maul as an apprentice?

Evolvana's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 09:34 AM | #11
Palpatine and the Empire in general have the reputation to consider aliens like animals and slaves. But Palpatine liked he ones who could serve him and who could be useful to him.

Maul was a tool for him and was powerful, so he didn't care if he was an alien.

And Thrawn, well, Palpatine is intelligent enough to understand that it's better to keep that genius with him than against him. But he didn't like to "show" him and Thrawn was working in the Unknown regions far from the others. Both were happy with that.

Omnitheo's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 01:32 PM | #12
In the time of the republic, Palpatine surrounded himself with aliens. I don't believe he was racist, but he is opportunist.

Humans are by far the most dominant species in the entire galaxy, occupying nearly every sector. I would say there are are as many living humans as half of all sentient aliens combined.

Therefor, by focusing loyalties on one dominant species, and taking advantage of their own specist tendencies and feelings he was able to rest more support.