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What are the best theories and leaks about the return of Emperor Palpatine?

For Star Wars geeks, the upcoming 'The Rise of Skywalker' film will surely cause some uproar. Episode 9 is gonna be epic and if you told older fans that Emperor Palpatine would be returning, it would probably be very confusing for them. Here are the best theories and leaks about the return of Emperor Palpatine.

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  1. 1Palpatine just used the Dark Side

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    A scene that parallels Palpatine’s death depicted in a Star Wars comic? This just might be the teaser for his return on Star Wars IX. Probably, he didn’t really die on the Death Star and he just used the Dark Side to stop his fall to death.

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  1. 2The Mandalorian set up Palpatine's return

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    Set between The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, 'The Mandalorian' debuts just before the release of Star Wars IX. This causes some fans to theorize that this sequence has something to do with Palpatine's return. 

  2. 3Rey is Palpatine's granddaughter

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    Rey’s lineage has been analyzed by Star Wars since the days of the trilogy. With no clear answer, this theory has been discussed more and more. After all, will Rey still choose the light if she knew that she is related to the evil emperor?

  1. 4Palpatine's secret clone army

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    What a way to come back from the dead than to be resurrected by a clone army. One leak suggests that Palpatine has created his own army of clones, different from those we know from Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, to resurrect him.

  2. 5Luke Skywalker's death brought him back

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    One leak suggests that when Luke joined the Force in 'The Last Jedi', Palpatine’s spirit was allowed to come back. This theory will make a lot of fans ponder but could it be plausible that both Luke and Palpatine cannot co-exist whenever?

  3. 6Palpatine needs Rey and Kylo Ren

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    This one leak suggests that for Emperor Palpatine to come back to life, he needs to bring Rey and Kylo Ren together in some form of 'energy gate'. It seems though that even the casual Star Wars need some imagination for this.

  4. 7The Clone Theory

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    Although quite unlikely, what if Emperor Palpatine actually transferred his mind into a clone's body? His survival after the 'Return of the Jedi' was revealed and fans ponder if this theory is possible as his return is nearing.

  5. 8Anakin's spirit is inside Rey

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    Although quite confusing, this theory suggests that Emperor Palpatine has put the spirit of Anakin inside of Rey. If this is proven, a lot of explaining would have to be made as this would confirm that the force inside of Rey is indeed dark.

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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2019
    "This one seems very possible and might be the best Star Wars leak there is. We all knew Palpatine was alive but how?? This one seems to be the most certain explanation since the end of Return of the Jedi"
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    Palpatine just used the Dark Side
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2019
    "As a long time Star Wars fan, I think this makes sense. Call me nuts but hey we know that Dark Side ain't doing anything with Luke Skywalker around. So emperor Palpatine must know something about this"
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    Luke Skywalker's death brought him back
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2019
    "I think this could explain why Rey is just so good with the lightsaber. But hey who hasn't been curious about Rey's true beginnings right. I bet though that she still wouldn't be as evil as Palpatine"
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    Rey is Palpatine's granddaughter
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2019
    "Cool Star Wars leak if you think. I also thought of this when I heard about the release of The Mandalorian. If this is the case, I would not be surprised as we all know who created the Empire!"
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    The Mandalorian set up Palpatine's return
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2019
    "I would love for this theory to be true. It would be a bummer for some but at least it's something different. BTW i'm hyped for Star Wars IX"
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    The Clone Theory
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2019
    "Very ghostbusters like theory tbh! But i'm also curious if this is the case. What would this even mean for the future movies"
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    Palpatine needs Rey and Kylo Ren
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2019
    "Where did this theory even come from? lol but I would love to see how this clone army would look like if ever"
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    Palpatine's secret clone army
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2019
    "This theory is wild. Rey being evil is something that would fascinate Star Wars fans"
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    Anakin's spirit is inside Rey
This list is about What are the best theories and leaks about the return of Emperor Palpatine
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Palpatine just used the Dark SideOther 17 Paid
2The Mandalorian set up Palpatine's returnOther 11 Paid
3Rey is Palpatine's granddaughterOther 6 Paid
4Palpatine's secret clone armyOther 2 Paid
5Luke Skywalker's death brought him backOther 2 Paid
6Palpatine needs Rey and Kylo RenOther 2 Paid
7The Clone TheoryOther 1 Paid
8Anakin's spirit is inside ReyOther 1 Paid
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