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PT Palpatine's Lightsabers?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Vialco, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    Except in Return of the Jedi, he implied that he seemed to be above the use of a lightsaber. When Vader hands him Luke's, he says, "Ah, a Jedi weapon." And of course, he didn't need to use a lightsaber when Luke rejected his demand later.
     
  2. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    In the case of Mace, I think it was that Palpatine really hated him. Hence he had more contempt for him than Yoda.

    Palpatine calling it a Jedi weapon doesn't mean that exactly. It could have very well meant that since Luke is trying to pass himself off as a Jedi, that he would carry one. He knew that Luke was not yet a Jedi, when they met. Only when he rejects Palpatine and declares himself a Jedi, does Palpatine realize that Luke is now every bit like Obi-wan. As to not using a Lightsaber, you miss the context of that scene. He's punishing Luke for rejecting him. Torturing him with the full power of the dark side, which Luke has no comprehension about. He has tossed away his only defense against it and Luke is not on Yoda's level. Then he increases the intensity when he tells Luke that he will now die and doesn't even stop, like he did earlier.
     
  3. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    That's your personal interpretation, but there's no evidence to support it.

    Which is true.

    Why would he need to use a lightsaber in that scene? Luke had just thrown his saber away.
     
  4. Drewdude91

    Drewdude91 Jedi Knight star 3

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    What I'm wondering is if Palpatine's second lightsaber was even his. Might have been Plagueis'
     
  5. Erkan12

    Erkan12 Jedi Master star 4

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  6. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Plagueis's had a huge hilt to accommodate for the hand size of a Muun, Palpatine's second saber is a standard hilt
     
  7. Dandelo

    Dandelo Force Ghost star 7

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    In the case of Mace, I think it was that Palpatine really hated him. Hence he had more contempt for him than Yoda.
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    where did you get this idea from?
     
  8. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, as I said, it was a thought. It's based on how Mace kept questioning him and how when he came to arrest him, Palpatine became very angry at him. Whereas when Yoda comes to confront him, he's not so much angry as he is gloating.