What are the most interesting facts about Emperor Palpatine you might not know?

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is one of the most anticipated films of the year and for good reason.

The Last Jedi received a lot of backlash for how the film's storyline had an impact on fans. It brought about even more questions than it had answered. That didn't sit too well with a lot of people. But now, it looks like they're pulling out all the stops. The production behind The Rise of Skywalker is ready to steer the franchise back in order. Plus, with the latest trailer reveal, it seems they're off to a good start. With all the hype surrounding this movie, fans should look out for the return of Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious.

The last time fans saw the Emperor was in Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi. Darth Vader tossed the Emperor into what seemed to be a bottomless pit. Screams echoed through the pit as the Emperor fell to his death with a massive explosion at the end. That looked like what seemed to be the end of the Sith, or so we thought. In The Rise of Skywalker's reveal trailer, an oh-so similar laugh surprised a lot of people. It was none other than the Emperor himself. But one might be wondering, how? Well, fans of the franchise have nothing to do but to speculate until the film's official release in cinemas. Luckily for you, this list will feed your curiosity. Here are some of the most interesting facts about Emperor Palpatine you might not know! Who knows, you might learn a thing or two about the Emperor that you didn't know before.

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is one to watch. To all the Star Wars fans across the galaxy, may the Force be with you!

  1. 1Palpatine's return in Episode IX is all part of George Lucas' plan


    You would think that with how Episode VI ended, George Lucas would just leave Emperor Palpatine dead. But, it turns out, that he's still the main villain in the upcoming Episode IX. He's been the main villain all this time! According to IGN producer Gary Kurt, Lucas had always had the idea in his mind even after the sequels. He had always had enough material to make three earlier films and three later films for nine films in total.

Keep Binging

Keep Binging

  1. 2He found something mysterious in the Unknown Regions


    The emperor has always had a fascination with the Unknown Regions of space. The "Aftermath" series described it as an unchartered place that will drive explorers mad. With the Emperor's highly anticipated return in Episode IX, fans are probably wondering how he survived the last time. Well, one possible theory is that he found a secret in the Unknown Regions. That secret gave him the ability to survive in some form even after death. 

  2. 3He's prepared for all possibilities, even death


    Emperor Palpatine was always known for having a backup plan. Even with the last-ditch effort assault by the Empire, he likely already had a few plans in case his reign ended. However, in the Aftermath novel trilogy, it was revealed that the Sith Lord had a plan to cull weakness from the Empire after he was dead. The plan involved luring out his foes into battle at Jakku, then he would destroy the planet so that only the strong fighters would remain. 

  1. 4The Emperor's first name is Sheev


    Well yeah, people probably wouldn’t be as terrified of Emperor Palpatine with a first name like that, but hey even with a silly name like "Sheev," he's still the most dangerous Sith Lord in the galaxy. The name "Sheev" was first introduced in the novel "Tarkin" written by James Luceno. Just like many other things involving the Star Wars franchise, the Emperor's name has achieved the level of meme status among the fans.

  2. 5He killed his own Master


    Emperor Palpatine told Anakin the story of Darth Plagueis for the very first time in Episode III. He mentioned that corrupt Force users could learn to live beyond their actual lifespan, an ability that Darth Plagueis possessed. He also said that Darth Plagueis was killed by his apprentice, but he didn't tell him that he was the very apprentice who did it. After he had learned everything that he could from him, he killed his own master.


  • There are no comments yet!
This list is about What are the most interesting facts about Emperor Palpatine you might not know
1Palpatine's return in Episode IX is all part of George Lucas' planOther 20 Paid
2He found something mysterious in the Unknown RegionsOther 11 Paid
3He's prepared for all possibilities, even deathOther 5 Paid
4The Emperor's first name is SheevOther 2 Paid
5He killed his own MasterOther 2 Paid

This action requires you to be logged in

Ooops, you can't comment at this time. We can't wait to hear your voice again soon!


Join These Inquisitive Minds

Engage, learn and share with a friendly community versed in a massive range of trending topics.