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Emperor Palpatine's Future In Star Wars

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Emperor Palpatine's Future In Star Wars

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Selorian
03.26.2013 , 10:00 PM | #1
Interview with Iam McDairmid about the future of Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars:

The Future of Emperor Palpatine In Star Wars

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Doctoglethorpe
03.26.2013 , 10:24 PM | #2
Well he came back in the EU, so theres nothing stopping them from bringing him back in the sequels.

I think I would prefer it. Favorite character of the series, maybe even the entire franchise. His death in Ep6 does feel very anti-climatic nowadays with all the ridiculous stuff we now know he's capable of.

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jovianus
03.26.2013 , 11:26 PM | #3
I really don't see Disney going the EU route with Sith and Jedi playing ping pong with Super Star Destroyers.

If Palpatine actually appears at all I'd expect it to be as a Force Ghost, or a holocron or something.

Though, thank you for highlighting my big issue with the EU. "The actual character in the actual story in the actual movie is kind of a retroactive letdown because in this one novel he eats a star for breakfast and and uses Coruscant as a bowling ball.

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Slowpokeking
03.26.2013 , 11:29 PM | #4
I would be very happy if they retcon Dark Empire.

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pan_sObak
03.26.2013 , 11:43 PM | #5
According to the StarWars plot Palpatine revived lately after Darth Vader killed him and even made Luke Skywalker his aprentice :-)
Using the force he put his spirit into one of the clonebodies and was finally annihilated only 10 years after his primary death...

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JekRendar
03.27.2013 , 12:59 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
I would be very happy if they retcon Dark Empire.
I wholeheartedly agree. If anyone bothers to read Dark Empire, they'd realize the writing itself is very amateurish. It's simply terrible.
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Slowpokeking
03.27.2013 , 01:02 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by JekRendar View Post
I wholeheartedly agree. If anyone bothers to read Dark Empire, they'd realize the writing itself is very amateurish. It's simply terrible.
Well don't just blame the writer, it was Lucas' idea to bring Palpatine back.

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JekRendar
03.27.2013 , 02:17 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
Well don't just blame the writer, it was Lucas' idea to bring Palpatine back.
Fail. Lucas has never surprised EU. He's said it himself. He never sat behind his desk with a red marker approving or disproving novel ideas.
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Karkais
03.27.2013 , 03:24 AM | #9
Well if there is someone whose "return from the dead" would be somewhat believable, it would be Palpatine.
- Did you see the body?
- Unlike certain other person who 'came back', Palpatine was completely whole when he went down the pit.
- Palpatine was a master of dark side. If there is some trick to cheat death, he is most likely to know it.
- Remember how Luke fell (yes, fully and completely) into cloud city's central core in episode 5, and survived? (and he was minus a hand) Assuming Palpatine did something similar, there would have been enough time for him to find a ship and leave the death star II before it exploded. Its not like Luke was in much rush either, dragging Vaders body with him. Movie time magic.
- Palpatine already came back in the 'extended universe'.

Let me put it this way, Its million times more believable for Palpatine to come back than Vader. (In corporeal form. Vader could appear as a force ghost)

ps. Falling down bottomless pits has not been a very efficient method of assassination in the movie/tv history. (edit note: if they were truly bottomless they would still be falling and therefore alive )
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Doctoglethorpe
03.27.2013 , 05:52 AM | #10
Its also far more believable then Maul coming back. And that already happened.

We all know body hopping not only exists but is actually somewhat prominent amongst the greatest sith wizards. It would be absurd to think Sidious, supposedly the greatest Sith to ever live, wouldn't be one of them.