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So.. why did the Sith show themselves?

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So.. why did the Sith show themselves?

Sjax's Avatar

01.15.2012 , 08:15 PM | #21
Awesome post Kchechari, I think I agree with you.
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bfishback's Avatar

01.15.2012 , 09:07 PM | #22
Well, by finishing the Plagueis book I found the actual answer. I was incredibly surprised at how far it went into the actual prequels, seeing as the Phantom Menace is actually going on near the end of the book.

sdlaurin's Avatar

01.16.2012 , 07:26 AM | #23
forget maul, little orphan annie, the jedi.

The master plan to rule the galaxy was between jar jar and palpatine, the sith needed control of the senate, nothing else mattered and all players were just pawns of jar jar and palpatines master plan.

thecordler's Avatar

01.16.2012 , 10:36 AM | #24
the new Darth Plagueis novel answers the TC's question and in detail...


BrandonSM's Avatar

01.16.2012 , 02:03 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by bfishback View Post
I don't really understand why Palpatine just randomly decides to let Darth Maul show himself, after a thousand or so years, just so he will die. It really made no sense.. why alert the Jedi that there might be more Sith out there?
If I remember correctly, Maul was suppose to kill everyone and failed and that resulted in the revealing of the Sith.
Hapan: "This creature has information that could lead us to a woman who has been kidnapped. We will get that information."
Luke: "This woman is a citizen of the New Republic, and if you do not take your hands off her, I will take your hands off you."

Atumus's Avatar

01.16.2012 , 02:34 PM | #26
I didn't read the books people are talking about, but I think that there is a reasonable explanation by just watching the movies.

Palpaltine tried to set himself up with win/win situations.

Jedi are sent to remove the blockade of Naboo; a blockade that Palpaltine himself set up. Sic Darth Maul on them and distract them from the real plot. If Maul is successful in his mission, some powerful Jedi are killed, and the Jedi Council are in shock and disarry. If he dies, he dies. Maul dies, kills a powerful jedi, and distracts the council enough so Palpatine in made Chancellor. A win/win.

Attack of the Clones starts up with Amadalla almost being assinated. If she dies, its a win. If she lives, it's an excuse to manipulate her off the planet with Anny (whom he's been palling around with since he was a kid). At this point he could speculate that an investigation will reveal the clone army, while his true apprentice Dukoo winds up the war with the seperatists. Think about it, even if there isn't an investigation, Jar-Jar has already called for emergency powers of Palpatine, and he has an army ready. Again the Jedi council is still confused and in disarray. Again, a win/win.

The best example of this is when he had himself kidnapped, and Anakin killed Dukoo. If he isn't rescued, it's a win as the Republic is further weakened, adn if he does, he leads Anakin further down towards the Darkside. ( It's safe to say that it was obvious that Anakin and Obi-wan would lead the rescue effort, IMHO) Again, a win/win.