Discussion Is the Emperor really dead?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by LANDO_ROCKS, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Lord TW Jedi Grand Master

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    And maybe a pseudo-cam winter jacket
  2. StoneRiver Force Ghost

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    This could get very silly very fast ;) perhaps it deserves it's own thread? [face_laugh]
  3. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Every thread needs a little silliness, otherwise it'll just turn into another redundant EU discussion/PT bashing/gushing.
  4. Grand_Moff_Jawa Chosen One

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    He was too over the top for me. I liked his cold cunning in ROTJ. The cackling made him sound like an insane villain from a bad B movie.
  5. Zane the Reaper Jedi Grand Master

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    I respect that.

    Me, I'm cool with the cackle (sounds like a T-shirt or album title ;)) Palpatine spent years keeping his plans and powers a secret - seems believable that a megalomaniac like him would be absolutely giddy when he got to release the beast.
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  6. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    Totally agree. I loved the sheer pleasure it seemed he was having at the end. After so many years in hiding he was finally able to let his Sith flag fly and he was loving it.
  7. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    At least he didn't have an annoyingly high pitched laugh.
  8. LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost

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    Just so other threads don't get too cluttered - I still maintain that Sidious will be back, maybe not in Episode 7 but definitely by Episode 8.
  9. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    To answer the title of this thread, Palpatine can't be dead because Palpatine is immortal. Dead and Palpatine don't belong in the same sentence.
  10. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    The only only way Palpatine and dead belong in the same sentence is if the word 'isn't' is in the sentence. Making it Palpatine isn't dead.
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  11. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    He fell down a reactor shaft and exploded just minutes before the entire space station itself exploded. If that ain't dead I don't know what is.
  12. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    I'll tell you what is. If the spirit of whoever hit the reactor was destroyed afterwards.
  13. LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost

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    I didn't see a body, did anyone else?
  14. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    Everybody thought Batman was dead at the end of Dark Knight Rises! They even made a freakin' statue!
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  15. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    I saw it fall down the shaft and explode into a bluey mist. And then you know the whole space station he was on went KABOOM.
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  16. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Somebody once jokingly said that it shot out the other end of the DSII.
  17. LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost

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    You must'nt have seen many movies, to me it was quite obvious why Anakin didn't just stab him - it was so if Lucas decided to make 7-9 he could come back.

    I remember when Darth Maul got cut in two one of the things Lucas said was "I wanted to make sure people knew he was dead" - why not do the same with Sidious?
  18. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    Stab him with what exactly? He lost his lightsaber when he lost his hand.
  19. JackG Force Ghost

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  20. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    Darth Maul didn't explode nor did the planet explode after he fell down.
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  21. JackG Force Ghost

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    Darth Maul has but a fraction of the Emperor's power, skill, and resources.
  22. LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost

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    Think about it this way -

    1) We need Sith for a Star Wars movie to work, if you don't agree with this then you may as well stop reading here.

    2) At the end of ROTJ we are sure that Darth Vader is redeemed and definitely dead.

    3) It appears that Darth Sidious was thrown off a balcony of sorts, some blue electricity-like thing pulses upwards a few seconds afterwards, there is no explanation for it - it might be an explosion, it might be unconnected to Sidious - it is not explained.

    So if you want Sith in Episode 7 you need Sidious, he is the ultimate big-bad and the only one who can tie together the 3 trilogies.
  23. Boba_Fat83 Force Ghost

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    No...I'm pretty sure I saw him die at the end of Return of the Jedi...Its the same movie where Darth Vader died...so he should not be in the new movies either;)
  24. LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost

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    Convenient isn't it?

    He has no means to kill him on screen...so there is no doubt of his fate...
  25. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    This I agree with. An expy is far worse than a ressurection.
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