Emperor Palpatine Clone
Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious is considered one of the most powerful Sith to ever exist in the history of the galaxy far, far away. He was the one that almost purged the Jedi Order and paved the way for the Empire to take over the Galaxy, thus starting the Sith reign of Terror. At the end of the Return of the Jedi movie, Palpatine dies a morbid death and is thought to have been given the final and permanent nail in the coffin. Palpatine makes his return to the land of the living when he is seen again in action in The Rise of Skywalker. But maybe there might be more than what meets the eye.
The Rise of Skywalker never gave us a clear cut explanation as to how Emperor Palpatine defied death and came back from the afterlife. No one had expected Emperor Palpatine to show up again anytime soon. With the apparent surprise on people’s faces came the eventual confusion. And Lucas Film did nothing to answer their queries and dilemmas. How did Palpatine survive the destruction of Death Star II? But we might finally have an answer due to Rae Carson’s novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Rae Carson’s work reveals that Emperor Palpatine defied death by using science. The one we saw in The Rise of Skywalker was not actually the original Darth Sidious. It was a clone made in his image. The actual novelization is currently not in the stores yet and will only hit the stands on March 17. But at the recent C2E2 event being held at Chicago, advanced copies of the novelization were being sold by Lucas Film. And the advanced copies revealed something truly startling. Kylo Ren travels to the planet of Exegol to find out that the Emperor Palpatine we see in the movie is actually a clone of Darth Sidious that has been imbued with the Sith Lord’s soul and spirit using Force Magic of the Dark Side.
Here is the passage from Rae Carson’s novelization that confirms all the rumors:
All the vials were empty of liquid save one, which was nearly depleted. Kylo peered closer. He’d seen this apparatus before, too, when he’d studied the Clone Wars as a boy. The liquid flowing into the living nightmare before him was fighting a losing battle to sustain the Emperor’s putrid flesh.
“What could you give me?” Kylo asked. Emperor Palpatine lived, after a fashion, and Kylo could feel in his very bones that this clone body sheltered the Emperor’s actual spirit. It was an imperfect vessel, though, unable to contain his immense power. It couldn’t last much longer.
The fact that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker did not reveal this vital piece of information to the masses is astonishing indeed. They should have revealed this thing to us at the very beginning of the movie to avoid any confusion that would arise after the fans start seeing the Ghost that was Palpatine on screen.
The Last Jedi trilogy began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn (John Boyega) crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.
The current hottest topic in the Star Wars Universe in the acclaimed TV Series The Mandalorian. The show stars Pedro Pascal as the titular character and is directed by Jon Favreau. The Series was released on Disney+ on November 12, 2019. The official synopsis for the movie reads:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series depicts a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.