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In what form will Palpatine return?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by cassidy, Sep 4, 2019.

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How will Palpatine return in TROS?

  1. In the flesh (never died in ROTJ)

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  2. In the flesh (resurrected)

    10 vote(s)
    22.7%
  3. Cloned

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Spiritual (Force Ghost, etc)

    13 vote(s)
    29.5%
  5. Flashback

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  6. (Other)

    11 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. cassidy

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    It's safe to say that there is enough evidence to confirm that Palpatine will make a return in TROS (in some form).

    However he returns will not only be a major plot point for this new film, but could also drastically change the way we interpret previous films.

    In what form do you believe Palpatine, perhaps the main villain of the entire Skywalker saga, will return? - and depending on how he returns, do you expect to view any of the previous films differently?
     
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    Um... Won't it pretty much be THE plot point of this new movie? I'm confused...
     
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    Well, we don't know yet. We haven't seen the movie yet. I'm sure it will be full of surprises.
     
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    Well... Palpatine returning from death in the 9th film in the Skywalker Saga -- having appeared in 5 of them & been mentioned in 2 more, and being behind pretty much all the tension and conflict there is -- and it NOT "be a major plot point for this new film" would be fantastically weird. I mean, Palpatine and his machinations is probably the main plot of the RoS, right?
     
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    I go along with the previously asserted explanation as to why dark-siders can’t be Force ghosts a la Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Yoda and Anakin. So I couldn’t vote for the ‘Force ghost’ option. But I do think Palpatine will return as a spirit, lingering on in this plane of existence (or perhaps some other one), distinct from the process of becoming one with the Force that those Jedi we have seen retain their identities as Force ghosts.

    As I’ve always seen it, Sith, for example, are all about domination and control over nature - tyranny over other beings, superiority through might. Jedi are (or should be) about harmony and balance with the natural world where possible. The beautiful ‘tension’ Luke has Rey realise on Ahch-To, that Luke is right to say does not belong to Jedi, but I think is what the Jedi should be espousing and working in tandem with. Aaannnyway...

    I also think we will see a flashback as well, I think Matt Smith will play a young Palpatine (not a spoiler, I am just guessing, I could be totally wrong). But I hesitate to say he will “return” as a flashback.

    I also think it’s likely he will possess a body different to his own... even if he hasn’t already (I think he has). Really I think could combine all the options in the poll into the same story lol.

    There’s also the possibility that we only see him in the time period of TRoS (that is, not flashbacks or otherwise time-jumping backwards) as a recording or series of recordings, or something like that. The sentinel droids are canon, and would explain McDiarmid’s involvement without necessitating the character physically returns. But I think if that’s all we got fans would feel rightly miffed by the hype. But as I think I said in another thread, I’d love to see a sentinel or two in TRoS, they’re just a cool and creepy concept, and could keep people guessing if that was what Palpatine’s involvement was... only to hit them with a flashback of young Palpatine before eventually seeing a fully corporeal McDiarmid Palpatine, whether cloned, healed or who-knows-what.

    If we just got, say, holocron recordings I think it could be cool as far as the movie goes on its own merits, but not ok after the way they’ve clearly lead us to believe the character is back in a more significant manner. But I don’t think they would do that.

    (So anyway, I voted ‘other’, as a mixture).
     
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    I went with in the flesh, resurrected.
     
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    Yep, probably, but none of us know for sure. How do you think he will return?
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 4, 2019, Original Post Date: Sep 4, 2019 ---
    Keep in mind that I lumped spiritual, force ghost etc in the same category, as none of those details have been explained in canon (yet).
     
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    I woted for Palpy being resurrected in the flesh, as I am buying SWNN's recent Darth Mommin/possessed mask theory.

    I'd also like to see him in flashbacks & sentinel droid form :)
     
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    He achieved the power to cheat death but he is more machine than man now.
     
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    Sand.
     
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    I voted "other," as I believe he will appear through a possessed Matt Smith, as several leaks have suggested.
     
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    Palpatine's Final Form = Darth Plagueis in the flesh,

    laughing & cackling exactly like we've always known

    I want to be shocked by what I see and since

    I have never seen Plagueis the Wise....

    That's the only way to blow the lid off

    a Sith Lord cheating death.





    Hoth will turn to Mustafar before I see those things, but whatever.
     
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    Haha, that would be quite a shock. I suppose either way we will see Palpatine cheat death in some form, but I suppose how you define cheat, and death, is the real question.
     
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    When KoTOR launched, I battled long dead Sith Masters on KORRIBAN (Moriband can kiss my thermal exhaust port) in the Valley of the Dark Lords.


    Like the beasts who guard their bones, Sith Ghosts are nothing to me.


    Plagueis went there and dismissed them.


    I want to be surprised.


    With no corn flakes.
     
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    I think either in flesh (resurrected) or as some spiritual form.
     
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    [​IMG]

    it's possible that everything proceeded as he had foreseen.

    the dude didn't take risks - ever. The Emperor being on DS2 has always bugged me... especially after what happened to the first Death Star.
    I find it almost delicious that he may have known AND planned for the events of ROTJ
     
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    Spirit.
     
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