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Why Palpatine is a totally plausible enemy in Episode VII


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Hello friends,

 

May I say how excited I am about Star Wars? Rebels and Episodes VII-IX! Wooooo I never thought I would see it in my lifetime! Anyway, I recently was listening to theforce.net podcast about the plausibility of the Emperor being alive after VI. I agreed with almost everything they had to say, but there were a couple points of view that I would've expressed had I been in on the podcast that were not addressed!

 

Here are the reasons it is plausible:

  1. Emperor falls down a long shaft - so does Luke, and so does a cut in half Maul
  2. But there is a reactor at the bottom! - that wouldn't be relevant if Palpatine didn't fall that far for any reason
  3. But we saw him explode into blue energy - that could've been him escaping ala Mother Talzin - her mist is green and subdued, his is blue and loud
  4. It would be stupid if he has a bunch of clones - agreed but see (3)
  5. It would cheapen the character of Vader and the overarching Skywalker story - I disagree. It *has the potential* to cheapn the character or story. However Vader's sacrifice might be even more meaningful in the new canon if the story incorporates solid reasons for everything that transpired and how that played into what will inevitably be "the bigger picture"
  6. Do you really think the fricking Emperor of the Galaxy goes out like that? For crying out loud.
  7. Mace Windu is obviously still alive as well.
  8. Yoda: "Do not underestimate the powers of the Emperor"
  9. In Clone Wars season 6, Palpatine is shown using new powers - specifically, chanting spells and mixing blood and force lightning to cause Yoda to hallucinate an entire military operation and encounter him though he was physically on a completely different planet
  10. The Book of Sith clearly states that Mother Talzin recognizes the Emperor as a superior. If she can disappear and reappear at will, float, cover herself in a bubble, make things out of thin air, including fire, food, and weapons powerful enough to deflect Mace Windu's lightsaber, then that hints at Palpatine's powers.

I for one hope Mother Talzin is the main agressor in VII, with hints of Palpatine in the background. And I would not be surprised if Anakin is somehow able to manifest himself in physical form. Probably there is a reason why they replaced old vader with young Anakin in episode VI ending and I think it might have to do with an alternate telling of the events of episode III. Let me expand on that thought:

 

You know how horrible the Palaptine vs. Mace Windu scene is in Episode III? I mean it is just god awful. The acting, the lines, the fight. Palpatine is spinning at Obi-Wan in Episode IV speeds. What if Disney reveals to us that the entire battle was purposefully filmed to look that bad because it would later be revealed that the battle was *staged* by Mace Windu and Palpatine?

 

Anyway that is just a tangent. I wish there was some way of explaining away that whole terrible scene in Episode III, ending with "nooooo noooo, YOUUUU will die....." this could be it. But the real point is about the feasibility of Palpatine coming back and how that might not actually automatically suck.

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The New Republic U.N. New Jedi Council what-have-you will count their rosaries every week and do a survey to make sure the dark side of the force is not present in the galxy. but slowly the presence will grow, an they'll nervously write it off as a council member farting during the survey and muddling it but eventually the dark presence will grow stronger and stronger until BOOM at the end of Ep. 7 the Emperor will be revealed to be still alive. But for some reason he wont strike. Luke is suspicious that the Emperor's apprentice isn't revealed (because there's always 2 sith at a time) so he heads off for a visit to the Emperor after getting invited.

 

Luke is with the Emperor after responding to the invitation ad basically all they do is talk for all of Ep. 8 like in Return of the Jedi only this time for the whole movie.

 

In Ep. 9 it is revealed that the Emperor's apprentice has been Jonny-Boy all along, much to Luke's shock and horror. Jonny-Boy had been Luke's wide-eyed, rosy-cheeked, whole-world-ahead-of-him Jedi apprentice since Ep. 7 and it is a very hurtful betrayal. But then Jonny-Boy is defeated by Han and Leia's daughter who wanted to be Luke's apprentice but got rejected when he decided to go with Jonny-Boy. Luke apologizes to his niece and tells her he should have gone with her all along. The Sequel Trilogy ends.

 

There better not be dark Jedi in this new trilogy. I frickin hate dark jedi.

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All these dumb speculations just make me want to turn my back on the whole Disney canon and consider Star Wars to have died in April of this year.

 

Although I have always liked the idea--and this has never been done, not even in the EU--of Mace barely surviving his electrocution and subsequent fall to the streets below, only to find himself gazing down the barrel of a vengeful young Boba Fett's blaster.

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All these dumb speculations just make me want to turn my back on the whole Disney canon and consider Star Wars to have died in April of this year.

 

I've yet to see any speculation that's as dumb as "See, the Emperor was really a good guy trying to protect the galaxy from the real bad guys."

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Padme never died. She was placed in stasis to save her, then publicly "buried" to get Anakin off the scent. This will be important, this will mean something. Windu never died. He Luke'd himself to safety then retreated into the technological jungle of Coruscant, here he licked his wounds and helped establish the Underground Spaceroad. Palpatine did die, but not before he sired a dozen or more offspring with Force Witches. These clones, in a manner of speaking, are now off doing whatever it is Children of Hilte- Palpatine do. Obi-Wan spent his down time boozing and contemplating, like a Jedi version of The Dude. He sired a couple kids here and there but told the mothers, "I'm not the father you're looking for."

Lando settles down and raises a family, becoming the Star Wars Jetsons. As he struggles with this deal getting worse all the time it is his beautiful children's smiles which get him thru the day. Chewie enters the Galactic Space Chess League. His domination of the sport leads to unfathomable fame and fortune. He then buys Endor and rules the moon as a Son of God. Han hangs around Leia long enough to get Old Cow Syndrome and then he leaves, never to be heard from again. Leia becomes a political maelstrom and creates major task forces to curtail the spice trade, levying punishments for anyone caught doing the Kessel Run. Luke ransacks Obi-Wan's Tatooine shack where he discovers a Jedi Holocron. When he views it he's depressed to find it's the equivalent of CSPAN recordings of galactic senate meetings, for the first five minutes anyway then it switches to Twi-Lek porno. Luke decides to become a hermit.

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