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Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by only one kenobi, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

    Sep 30, 2012
    In AOTC, Palpatine claims to be "reluctant" to accept the emergency powers proposed by Mas Amedda. Might Lucas have written that line with the ANH novelization's description of Palpatine in mind?
  2. only one kenobi

    only one kenobi Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 18, 2012
    It may very well be a nod to the idea that - to all outward appearance - Palaptine was reluctant to take on this power... as if the novel had been written to obscure the truth.

    In terms of the timing of the lines themselves...they follow from Palpatine being seemingly very keen that somebody should make such a proposition. Luckily, though Padmé took her role as Senator very seriously, she'd left Goofy in charge ....I mean, this is literally the plotline here, that a character is sooo lacking in smarts that he is fooled into believing Padmé would endorse this - and this same character was consciously left to represent her in the Senate....