Discussions Which Sidious Palpatine do you prefer?

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by SateleNovelist11, Nov 7, 2022.


Which Palpy do you prefer?

  1. Darth Sidious Palpatine (original EU)

  2. Sheev Palpatine, a.k.a. Darth Sidious (Disney canon)

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  3. Can't decide

  4. Neither

  1. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Force Ghost star 6

    Jan 10, 2015
    In terms of power, I prefer the original EU Sidious Palpatine. But I do like how Disney cannon portrays Palpatine in animation...just not necessarily in the comics.
  2. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Force Ghost star 6

    Jan 10, 2015
    Personally, my view is that EU Sidious was the worst nightmare Plagueis could have chosen as an apprentice/partner. He would've been better off with Dooku. But that whole bent...shows that Palpatine is a very learned politician and sorcerer.

    The Disney canon emphases is darker psychological traits more fully. It's less about his profession and how he wants to be a dark god. Rather, it's more about his sociopathy.

    Personally, I don't like Palpatine because he serves as what Alan Moore would call an inspiration to fascists and incels. But I don't mind how he's been influenced by other villains or if he basically causes real life actors to want to use their skills in acting on par with Ian McDiarmid.

    I mean, let's talk about Ian for example. His dad wanted him to be a psychologist, counselor, or something. So, Ian got that master's degree and then ran away and became an actor. If you think about it, Ian's pretty nice and he's sort of an anti-Palpatine in a way. He's got this naughty, jokey side he shares with fans, but Lucas was right. He's nothing like the Emperor.

    Palpatine is a spoiled person who despised his vile father and took it out on the entire galaxy. Not a nice guy. Very Hitler-like, and that's why I don't have sympathy for him.
  3. Darth Caliban

    Darth Caliban Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 17, 2015
    Actually i can't find many differences in both portrayals of Palpatine. Unlike Vader, both are almost identical in their character traits. They just took different roads on their way trying to become a "force god".

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  4. Mira Grau

    Mira Grau Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 11, 2016
    I will say neither, the New Canon Palpatine is just a complete joke, who already lost too often and too pathetically to really be taken seriously.

    The Legends one is just a mess. He is in some aspects even dumber than the New Canon one, and he has their weird backstory were he is said to have been born evil but is than given the number one clichee bad guy motivation: an abusive dad...
    Honestly for such a big villain that is just such a letdown, but that´s what you get if you have Luceno write the backstory, a lot of continuity callbacks but the story itself being utterly underwhelming and generic.

    I think the best Palpatine is the purely 1-6 movie one, where he isn`t ruined by the EU or a later reapperance...