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Discussion Is the Emperor really dead?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by LANDO_ROCKS, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Dra---

    Dra--- Force Ghost star 6

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    I like it.
     
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  2. purplerain

    purplerain Jedi Knight star 4

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    I do too. It's consistent with what's seen on-screen, is in-character for Palpatine, and settles the old debate.
     
  3. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    Yes, that is a big part of it. Thanks.
     
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  4. Dra---

    Dra--- Force Ghost star 6

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    If he's actually stronger after his transformation, it makes more sense now that he takes Yoda out so easily in comparison to Mace, right?
     
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  5. purplerain

    purplerain Jedi Knight star 4

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    [face_laugh] I guess so.
     
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  6. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    Yes, and Mace is inadvertently complicit in making him more powerful.
     
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  7. Dra---

    Dra--- Force Ghost star 6

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    I'll tell you, one of the highlights of the PT for me is how gleeful Sidious looks when he fights Yoda. God I love it. "My little green friend." Hilarious.
     
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  8. purplerain

    purplerain Jedi Knight star 4

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    That's part of the brilliance of Palpatine. He gets his enemies to give power to him.
     
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  9. Circular Logic

    Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    The exact quote in the novel is this:
    So I suppose you could say that Sidious' Force lightning was perhaps strengthened by absorbing it into himself during his fight with Mace, which could explain why the tendrils of lightning are greater and more concentrated when battling Yoda as opposed to Mace. Though the final blast of lightning he used to kill Mace was far more powerful than the tendrils he fired prior to his transformation/disfigurement. Of course, Sidious' lightning was already powerful enough to kill Plagueis by the end of the novel, so I imagine he simply has great control over how powerful it can be.
     
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  10. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    So basically Sith can go super sayian? If this is true the price of the transformation is hefty. Palpatine turns from a crafty manipulator to over the top evil laughing maniac.
     
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  11. Dra---

    Dra--- Force Ghost star 6

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    I love over the top evil laughing maniacs. But you know that.

    It's make them lovable.

    Edit: Or maybe I like the unbridled nature of Sidious. He doesn't repress any of his hate and enjoys glorying in it. I wish I could do that!
     
  12. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    I might if I knew why he hated the Jedi so much. Thus I am more of a Vader-girl.
     
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  13. TtheForceHurts

    TtheForceHurts Jedi Master star 4

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    Though I liked the concept of his transformation, I found the makeup in Sith subpar in contrast to the ROTJ makeup. He looks kinda bloated in Sith and the texture of his skin looks like a cheap foamlatex mask.

    I wonder why we didn't yet speculated on his supposed impact in the shaft. He "explodes" far to early to hit the bottom. I guess his survival could be explained by showing in flashback that he, knowing his body would die soon, let go of his physical self (like Obi/Yoda), only that rather than vanishing, he exploded in that Dark Side storm (like hinted at in Dark Empire).
     
  14. Bullhead CIty

    Bullhead CIty Jedi Knight star 3

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    cackle...cackle...cackle....
     
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  15. purplerain

    purplerain Jedi Knight star 4

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    Palpatine hates the Jedi so much because the Jedi have always been in the way of him becoming a Galactic Emperor. Still, I can't help but like the idea that when Palpatine says he's been waiting "a long time", he means 1000 years.

    As for how Palpatine should look if he's in the ST, maybe I should put like this: ROTJ or pre-Windu?
     
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  16. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Very weak reason to hate someone.
     
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  17. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    I have to say, as much as I greatly enjoyed Darth Plagueis (and I did), one of the few things I'd rather not have seen was it's apparent nail in the coffin of the 'Palpatine has been alive for a verrry loooong time' (like 1,000 years long) theory.

    Well, if he must be in the ST, I suppose that I'd rather he appear as a red-ish spirit, with a look based upon his ROTJ countenance.
     
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  18. Dra---

    Dra--- Force Ghost star 6

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    Well, I would say Palps simply enjoys hating. He enjoys anger. He likes power. I think that's enough.

    But there's also the fact that he's been taught to hate the Jedi. Isn't that why most people hate?
     
  19. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    So his motivation is "evil is fun"? I think tvtropes even has a term for this.
     
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  20. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think a part of Palpatine's hate for the Jedi stems from the status they hold in society while he has to remain hidden. What right do the Jedi have to sit in their lofty tower and pass judgment on him and his followers and try to hunt him down. So I think he wants to cut them down to size and make them the ones who have to hide.
     
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  21. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Would've been nice to see this in the movies. As it is now it is unfortunately only idle speculation.
     
  22. Dra---

    Dra--- Force Ghost star 6

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    Less an evil is fun view, than reality is flawed or even evil. See: H.P. Lovecraft. Or even Beckett's absurd world without meaning. Evil exists either because god doesn't care, doesn't exist, or is evil itself.
     
  23. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Master star 4

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    Absolutely not.
     
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  24. Echo Base

    Echo Base Jedi Master star 4

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    If Palps gained more energy from Mace reflecting his energy bolts back at him, imagine how powerful he is now after all the power he shot into himself tumbling down the reactor shaft!
     
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  25. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I love how it looks like this thread is going through the stages of grief.
     
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