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. Clear editor. 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. Palpatine was at least as good a duelist as Sith Lords that came before him. 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..   Your previous content has been restored. 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. On a massive dark side nexus. save. Luke turns to the Dark side/Rey is tempted by the Dark side. Very similar to Luke in Dark Empire but it also means, that there’s no way Kylo Ren will be content about the return of Palpatine. Ugh.. rotoscoping. Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun 9,607 Imperial Advisor … Massive World Devastators, more powerful and unstoppable than the Death Star, ravage entire planets, while the ruthless heirs of Jabba the Hutt place a monumental price on the heads of Princess Leia and her husband, Han Solo. We will celebrate the anniversary of this day as Empire Day. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. 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. Dark Side Luke vs Palpatine Clone (Dark Empire, Animated). Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun, August 26, 2019 in X-Wing Off-Topic. Dark side powers he just began to use and was still a novice at. Text-only Version: Click HERE to see this thread with all of the graphics, features, and links. It's just before the duel. A better comparison would be between Mace getting wrecked by Palpatine's Lightning after being disarmed, and Luke also being wrecked after disarming himself. × Now, while not a fully trained Jedi, Leia wasn't just normal human either. But the animation here is well done, even if Dark Empire was trash in my opinion. Empire's End After perishing in battle with Luke and Leia Skywalker in Dark Empire I, Emperor Palpatine is forced to occupy an inferior clone body, since it was the last clone body that remained. 67% Upvoted. Upload or insert images from URL. Yes. Years after the battle of Endor, a new danger threatens the galaxy. Six years after the Battle of Endor, the fight for freedom rages on. Sheev Palpatine (Sith identity – Darth Sidious; eventually, Emperor Palpatine) is a character from the Star Wars franchise, commonly known as the Dark Lord of the Sith, who had to establish the Galactic Empire having toppled the Galactic Republic. Once again, no time frame is given. Sidious lost control of the storm because Luke and Leia affected his connection with the force. Pretty neat; reminds of the the art style in Fire & Ice. Leia, having come to rescue Luke with Han, Chewbacca and C-3p0, is much more skeptical. The villain threatened to use Luke, and then Leia's unborn baby, as a host, which presumably means he could have jumped from body to body following Return of the Jedi , … She did bond with Luke to cut off Palpatine powering his Force Storm and used Force Harmony on him. hide. 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. 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 .   Pasted as rich text. 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. Dark Side Luke vs Palpatine Clone (Dark Empire, Animated) By Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun, August 26, 2019 in X-Wing Off-Topic. She comes to realize Palpatine's machinations extend to her -- and her unborn baby -- as well. 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? Bonus Round: Teenage Luke (right before Episode IV) vs. Palpatine (before Darth Plagueis) in a barfight. We've added a few more onto our existing list to better flesh out Palpatine's penchant for over-dramatic Sith villainy! Weak argument. Along with Lando, Chewbacc… You can post now and register later. Unknown to him, his personal physician had been corrupted by Carnor Jax, backed by a number of other high-ranking Imperial personnel. 6 years ago okayalright_44 Darth Vader is dead, but a reborn Empire—under a mysterious new leader—strikes back at the struggling Rebel Alliance. Luke takes his father's place as Palpatine's apprentice because he believes he must understand the dark side of the Force and why his father fell to it. Click HERE to see this thread with all of the graphics, features, and links. Darth Sidious is definitely one of the most infamous villains of the Star Wars Universe, ceding to Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, and Darth Maul. Superhero battle match: Darth Sidious (Dark Empire) versus Luke Skywalker. Leia says that in the audiobook in the same moment she gains that aura in the comics. Anybody who says that death was a "minor inconvenience to Palpatine in Dark Empire" clearly didn't understand it. report. After the duel, Skywalker gave the clone's li… 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. Yes. Paste as plain text instead, × Do you have anything to support your statement that he wasn't in control of his Storm other than baseless speculation? The Dark Empire comics are no longer canon, but they've served as inspiration for J.J. Abrams's new saga, and could contain a spoiler to the big Palpatine twist in The Rise of Skywalker. This thread is archived. Uniting the Galactic Empire's shattered fragments, they systematically retook the Galaxy from the New Republic. If anything, it's more of a teaching moment with her reminding Luke that the force connects everything. She helps him break free from the dark side. Yeah, I edited my post. The resurrected Emperor Palpatine, as depicted in STAR WARS: Dark Empire.During Palpatine's absence, the Empire, under the command of his cadre of Dark Jedi, initiated Operation Shadow Hand. To the very heart of the dark side.". Palpatine was quick to take advantage of this and attempted to turn Leia to the dark side as well. © 2018 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. Fantasy Flight Games and the FFG logo are ® of Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. So, who would win? 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. https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11117/111178634/5525615-severs+palpatine+of+the+force+1.jpg. Mara Jade was forced to slay the insane Jedi Master with the help of Luke Skywalker, who had been instantly relieved of the buzzing pressure in his mind after the death of his clone. The death of the clone Luuke caused a deranged Joruus C'baoth to go on a rampage. if we go by the audio book, luke doesn't come close to blitzing sids as he does in the comic, also luke recognizes that de palps can't control the amount of power he's unleashing, I mean, he'd jus got his arm cut off, was coming off as desperate, he doesn't have to not be able to control storms to not be in control of that specific storm as there are reasons for him to be out of control there. The audio supports her Force bonding with him as well. No, no. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. By × . share. Dark Empire Palpatine: Tempting her with a Jedi holocronhe had in his possession… Display as a link instead, × Unfortunately, she only succeeded in getting herself, Han Solo, Chewbacca and C-3PO captured. 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. After Luke Skywalker made a partial turn to the dark side of the Force and became apprentice to Palpatine, his sister, Leia Organa Solo, traveled to Byss in an attempt to rescue him. Palpatine even taunts him in the drama saying, "Did you think you could conquer me by coming here to this. Dark Empire: Luke vs. Palpatine 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. Except it doesn't. Combatants: Palpatine as he was during Dark Empire versus Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang Location: On the planet Byss in Palpatine's throne room Victory Conditions: Palpatine: Death, KO, incapacitation lasting longer than 5 minutes, or converting team RWBY into his agents.   You cannot paste images directly. Whereas lending her powers to Luke does not preclude her being surprised at him winning, nor being able to track their fighting. She doesn't realize what to do until after the duel. Star Wars: Literature & Expanded Universe. Round 6: Luke (after Fate of the Jedi) vs. Darth Sidious (from Dark Empire) on the Death Star II. The audio drama makes confirms she wasn't helping Luke during the duel. 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. That's it. 1 comment. Palpatine's feats are also miles ahead of Luke. She did bond with Luke to cut off Palpatine powering his Force Storm and used Force Harmony on him. Unlike the Empire prior to 4 ABY, however, it was openly run by a Force user (in this case, Dark Jedi/Sith). Similar to the Galactic Empire prior to 4 ABY, the Dark Empire's official title for its head of state was the Galactic Emperor, and it utilized several portions of the Imperial Military to enforce the Emperor's will via a Diet of Imperial Planetary Governors. In Dark Empire, Luke straight-up turns to … Who will win in a fight between Darth Sidious (Dark Empire) and Luke Skywalker? However, she doesn't actually join with him yet (as we see shortly afterwards). Luke Skywalker I'm sorry as much as I love Anakin/Vader, George Lucas said Luke wins as early as RotJ, and this is pre Dark Empire Luke who is much stronger.   Your link has been automatically embedded. 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