This thread is archived. The character appears in each trilogy in the nine-film Skywalker saga, in which he is portrayed by Ian McDiarmid and serves as the overarching villain. Whenever this topic is brought up, it's usually said by someone that Luke defeated Palpatine via the help of Leia, which is partially true. Unlike the Empire prior to 4 ABY, however, it was openly run by a Force user (in this case, Dark Jedi/Sith). Sheev Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas.Initially credited as The Emperor in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Palpatine is also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious.. It’s important to start off with why these two works are controversial, and with Dark Empire it’s down to two intertwined things: the return of Palpatine, and Luke falling to the Dark Side. Empire's End confirms she was using Battle Meditation to aid Luke during his fight with Palpatine... Why is this still so hard for people to accept? Yes.   Your previous content has been restored. She helps him break free from the dark side. Pretty neat; reminds of the the art style in Fire & Ice. In Dark Empire, Luke straight-up turns to … Display as a link instead, ×   Your link has been automatically embedded. The audio drama makes confirms she wasn't helping Luke during the duel. You can post now and register later. By the time of his death, Palpatine was a master level duelist able to duel and kill multiple Jedi lightsaber masters at once and win, and able to fight Luke faster than Leia could even make out. The death of the clone Luuke caused a deranged Joruus C'baoth to go on a rampage. Superhero battle match: Darth Sidious (Dark Empire) versus Luke Skywalker. A better comparison would be between Mace getting wrecked by Palpatine's Lightning after being disarmed, and Luke also being wrecked after disarming himself. Palpatine even taunts him in the drama saying, "Did you think you could conquer me by coming here to this. That all changed with the release of Timothy Zahn's 1992 novel Heir to the Empire.Set five years after the destruction of the second Death Star, the story followed Luke, Han, and Leia in the Episode VII fans wanted to see. Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun, August 26, 2019 in X-Wing Off-Topic. Yeah, I edited my post. Years after the battle of Endor, a new danger threatens the galaxy. Leia says that in the audiobook in the same moment she gains that aura in the comics. But the animation here is well done, even if Dark Empire was trash in my opinion. The rule is that Palpatine can control his storms, and there's no reason to believe that Storm was an exception to the rule, especially when it did exactly what Palpatine wanted it to. They then actually join after the duel to cut off Palpatine from his storm. × On a massive Dark Side nexus where Palpatine confirmed that Luke was using the new powers Palpatine taught him (Dark Side powers) and when Palpatine had just transferred his essence to a new clone body, meaning he had to fight as soon as he transferred his essenc into a new body. Palpatine was quick to take advantage of this and attempted to turn Leia to the dark side as well. Dark Side Luke vs Palpatine Clone (Dark Empire, Animated) By Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun, August 26, 2019 in X-Wing Off-Topic. Palpatine even manages to turn Luke to the Dark Side, forcing Leia to save her brother from Palpatine’s influence just as Luke once saved their father. Further, he describes the process of him moving his spirit as excruciating, and tells Luke that he barely made it back to Byss (after Endor) with his sanity intact. With the former it was believed that this was a cheap plot point that actively walked back Darth Vader’s redemption at the end of Return of the Jedi . She comes to realize Palpatine's machinations extend to her -- and her unborn baby -- as well. Once again, no time frame is given. In the near-decade following 1983's Return of the Jedi, Star Wars fans were left in the cold with very little in terms of new material. Tempting her with a Jedi holocronhe had in his possession… 67% Upvoted. Upload or insert images from URL. . Do you have anything to support your statement that he wasn't in control of his Storm other than baseless speculation? Dark Empire also illustrated that, once Palpatine has a suitable vessel, he could possess it at will. ) versus Luke Skywalker and was still a novice at Palpatine 's machinations luke vs palpatine dark empire. You could conquer me by coming here to see this thread with all of the Luuke... 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