Star Wars Secrets: This Is How Palpatine Is Alive In Episode IX

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The trailer for Star Wars Episode IX dropped at Celebration Chicago and gave us a whole bunch of things to theorize over. The biggest of course, aside from it being title The Rise of Skywalker, is that the trailer ended with the haunting cackle of Emperor Palpatine. If you weren’t sure about it being Palpatine, Celebration made sure you knew by having actor Ian McDiarmid show up on stage after the trailer rolled, cementing the fact that yes, the Dark Lord of the Sith and puppet master of the first six saga films is somehow back. But how, if he seemingly died at the end of Return of the Jedi? Well, there are a few possibilities for this. The most likely is that the franchise is pulling from the prequel trilogy, specifically the scene where Palpatine tells Anakin about the tragedy of Darth Plageuis the Wise. That’s the tale that told of a Sith Master who was able to cheat death. Perhaps Palpatine really did learn this secret. Another one comes courtesy of the Darth Vader comic, which tells us that some dark side users can haunt certain artifacts and effectively cheat death this way. Seeing as how the Second Death Star showed up in the teaser, this could be the site of Palpatine’s spirit. Another possibility concerns time travelling, and this stems from the World Between Worlds shown in Star Wars Rebels. No matter how it’s done, one thing is for certain: Emperor Palpatine is back and that will certainly be bad news for our heroes.
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wolvesfan1973 9 hours ago
This is going to be the biggest flop in cinema history, they totally ruined SW so now nobody cares.
Shadow Craze
Shadow Craze 12 hours ago
Cutting it short clone or a force ghost
The James Bond Show
The James Bond Show 19 hours ago
This video has no substance
Christian Jefferson
This is probably the first movie that I’m actually excited for 😆
Curt TDH
Curt TDH Day ago
What a convoluted mess.
Q B Day ago
If into the episode IX recordings you look Only pain u will find
Rodger Black
Rodger Black Day ago
Not interested at all.
or....he's a clone.
Raymond Sumpter
Sorry, I'm not excited.
robert castaneda
robert castaneda 2 days ago
Episode 9: After his triumphant return from Sith Purgatory Emperor Palpatine comes to realize that the Rebel Forces he's been planning to destroy all these years has been reduced to a gang of 8 kids and an old princess (apologies to Leia) thus he decides instead to show this group of rebels/resistance a little love by giving them bus fare back to (enter new location planet here: _______).
Galidorn Elkenmeer
You shilling MF'ers. How? Because of Disney, shitty writers and just retconning with abandon to maximize butts in seats. Don't play us with some kind of canon story lore ffs. Give us a break please.
J 2 days ago
Sidious never would have killed Plagus without getting all info he could. He was way too patient and insidious to allow that.
Lee Phoenix
Lee Phoenix 2 days ago
Im afraid the boycott will be quite operational when episode 9 arrives....
Reaper Sonic
Reaper Sonic 3 days ago
ivilbluefarie 3 days ago
What if the emperor was cloned, like the clones from clone wars🤔🤔🤔🤔
AJ M 3 days ago
That already happened and legends
Mccree Legend
Mccree Legend 3 days ago
If Palpatine is still alive, he would be 118 years old.
Mccree Legend
Mccree Legend 3 days ago
AJ M He was born in 84 BBY plus 34 years equals 118
AJ M 3 days ago
Bogart1980 3 days ago
No one cares about Rose.
Charlie Must
Charlie Must 3 days ago
Is Snoke Darth plegues? Illuminati confirmed?
AJ M 3 days ago
That's what I've been saying!!!
Kevin T
Kevin T 3 days ago
Bullshit bullshit bullshit . They have to keep going to the graveyard digging up these old characters because they have no imagination to create fresh new stories.
Joep vdm
Joep vdm 3 days ago
Please let Jar Jar kill everyone
LesPaul2006 4 days ago
He's alive by the power of lack of imagination.
tom lathrop
tom lathrop 3 days ago
kevinrspBelieves 4 days ago
There will be nothing deep about IX. JJ Abrams' style is well known. All the newer movies have proven underwhelming, this will be no different.
Axer52 Daneliuk
Axer52 Daneliuk 4 days ago
If he was facing against the Rebels he would have a backup plan for this in case of any remaining Jedi were to come for him
Axer52 Daneliuk
Axer52 Daneliuk 4 days ago
Not all the cloning facility's were destroyed plus there also was hidden facilities in legends he transfers his body into a clone to live again maybe he did the same
Nauval El-Hessan
Nauval El-Hessan 4 days ago
Everyone who read Legends know how Palpatine still alive. This SJW things try to fix their wrongdoing but they already fail when they produced TFA, TLJ and Swolo.
AJ M 3 days ago
Dan Theman
Dan Theman 4 days ago
in the earlier comics, the emperor had a cloning facility set up so if he died his force spirit could take over the body of an unused clone of himself and thats how he'd come back
huckleberry602 4 days ago
More horse dung from horse trader Disney. Pass...
Jeffery Geter
Jeffery Geter 4 days ago
I don't care what jj abrams do with star wars just as long he stay the hell away from startrek!! The happier i will be
Counter Balance
Counter Balance 4 days ago
What if they are looking for Luke’s green lightsaber or something on the throne
Barmherzig sein
Barmherzig sein 4 days ago
The complexity of your hypothetical plot speaks strongly to Disney’s televised claim, during the trailer, that Episode IX is the final episode of this “saga”. For all we know, Ms Kennedy may be a Sith, or worse. Mit Freundlichen Grüßen, Salome
Mars Compagny
Mars Compagny 4 days ago
Well in "No one is really gone" I can imagine far more people than Palpatine.
Nathaniel Peterson
How can Palpatine's robe not be important? He would've been naked and humiliated without it.
dronemasters 5 days ago
I don't think there's anything this movie can do to redeem the last one.
James Hickman
James Hickman 5 days ago
"This IS a tasty burger!!" (Purple lightsaber pierces the darkness and swings wildly into action)
Strewth 3 days ago
I've had ENOUGH.... of these muthafucking Sith on this muthafucking starship
NTT sin
NTT sin 5 days ago
I mean, I hate it all now
Ismael Ciulla
Ismael Ciulla 5 days ago
I think that JJ is desperate to make a film. There isn’t any hints of Palpatine’s return (well I haven’t seen 8 yet)
BrickBoyStudios 5 days ago
That laugh was a 300 year old Gungan! DUUH!
V D 5 days ago
Dave filoni is a silent hero.
George Lewis
George Lewis 5 days ago
Palpatian could be a clone right
Eric Miller
Eric Miller 5 days ago
The excitement, like the past, is dead. Thanks again disney.
Julienne Angelo Carpo
Man this ain't star wars anymore. Last star wars movie for me was Episode 2 attack of the clones.
S G 6 days ago
So Palpatine created a horcrux. How very original.
A Dabbing turtle studios
If darts maul comes in this movie it will be good and a big twist
Glass Eyes
Glass Eyes 6 days ago
Rey is a Skywalker clone!
General Turkey
General Turkey 7 days ago
0:01 for everyone that didn’t know this yet that ship is from kylo ren
wormraper 7 days ago
no, excitement is not back. After the shitfest that was TLJ I have nothing but boring ambivalence for it.
leif lund
leif lund 7 days ago
Darth Vader's Lightsaber, the Emperor would of fused with it both he and it fell down the same place. Star Wars 7 & 8 both follow Luke's Lightsaber so how else can Star Wars 9 end then a battle with the to most know lightsabers in it, just think on that. P.S. Ben Solo or Ray have showed they can use two at once lightsabers as well as being able to fight well together.
Gage Oliver
Gage Oliver 7 days ago
Rose died...how is she in the new episode? So, I thought Skywalker died and crossed over when he vanished last episode? So now he's going to rise from the dead? How is that possible?
Emperor Constantine 1.
Ok, this story isn’t even true to Battlefront 2’s crappy single player story.
Emperor Constantine 1.
Actually, I think there aren’t enough people who are excited for this. I personally want Rey to go full Sith, and Ren to be redeemed and he get a green lightsaber. Then I would be ok with Disney’s b.s. Star Wars story post episode 8.
Walberto Reyes
Walberto Reyes 7 days ago
So SI Palpatine IS alive WINDU TWO YESSSSS
henge 7 days ago
Watch Mary Sue Skywalker will deflect Palpatine's force lightning with a mere flick of her wrists, then she will back flip into a headstand, force grab Palpatine's light saber between her legs, push off the ground, catch both light sabers in mid air and use them to cut Palpatine in half. Take that patriarchy. All while the soyboys and feminists roar in bewilderment.
John Bones
John Bones 7 days ago
Star wars is dead
Don't know what to add here so
that is just Valkorion and the Outlander all over again
Alex Grc
Alex Grc 8 days ago
That was so cute when you said the end of palpee 😂
Jamal Hunt
Jamal Hunt 8 days ago
What was so hard about leaving him dead?
Alex'Y 4 days ago
Absence of creativity made it hard.
eon14873 8 days ago
just let the Emperor to kill mary sue and i'll be happy
oliver bednarz
oliver bednarz 8 days ago
I can’t wait to see kylo rens reaction if somehow palpatine tells him that darth vader turned to the light
D R 8 days ago
Excitement? Whatchu talkin 'bout?
lSUPAlsonic 9 days ago
Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson 9 days ago
Star Wars Episode IX: Damage Control
Paul Thomas
Paul Thomas 9 days ago
I hope Palpatine tells Kylo " Now you will Die! ( Via Rey)
curtharrington 9 days ago
He's a clone.
churchill51 9 days ago
This SR guy's voice erks me
They should have brought Darth nihulus into part 9
J C 10 days ago
“The excitement is back” -not
mark lloyd
mark lloyd 10 days ago
It’s over no excitement, Disney has killed it
pinpoint45 11 days ago
so theres a spirit attached to that lightsaber? but whos is it? obi wan, or anakin
Christian Kuester
Christian Kuester 11 days ago
This is impossible!!!!!
Mark Humphrey
Mark Humphrey 11 days ago
Ok that kind of explains how Palpatine comes back in episode 9 but to me it sounds a little silly bringing him back because his empire is in ruins unless he takes over the First Order
Criam 8 days ago
That's also my big thing about the whole ST. The empire was destroyed peace was brought back to the galaxy. The planets shouldve been at the strongest ever. And then boom "First Order"... what? How? Why? Why do the planets not align and annihilate this threat to freedom?
Fade Nightshade
Fade Nightshade 11 days ago
Disney SWINO shitshow.
jeremiah carpenter
jeremiah carpenter 11 days ago
What that undoes the prophecy and when you think about it the new movies killed that part of the story. Boycott Disney.
Dylan Burch
Dylan Burch 12 days ago
This trilogy ruins star wars
C.S.I. in America
C.S.I. in America 12 days ago
Palpatine was a SENATOR, not a SENATE...and technically he was The Emperor at the end.
Orthodoxy Today Podcast
Star wars: A Ghost Story
Ayhan Celebi
Ayhan Celebi 12 days ago
I would have much preferred GL’s multiple Jedi Killers, no doubt the inspiration for the knights of Ren; A far inferior product.
ur blackspell
ur blackspell 12 days ago
sry is there a tl;dr?
stephen b
stephen b 12 days ago
sjw crap. quit getting your man-bun in a twist.
Sonic & Mario Studios - Sonic animations
wait why did you put rey on the picture of the video she never knew who the emperor was
Elijah Figueroa
Elijah Figueroa 13 days ago
Palatine:I am your father Rey:Oh hell naw
Timothy Foster
Timothy Foster 13 days ago
Stop forcing western culture
Christian Barz
Christian Barz 13 days ago
My heart would celebrate to see him in the movie. But my brain asks: "Serious? You bring back all the bad guys to rescue the prequel? Why didn't they start the prequels with them. Every shot of Palpatine or Maul will be better than every single moment with the third class bad guy "Kylo Ren" and the CGI unknown story Snoke.
Ez-8 13 days ago
I always say he was a clone thats why when he tryed to use his powers it warped him. The one that died on the deathstar was a clone.
Jeremy A
Jeremy A 14 days ago
Palpatine to Disney: You could not live with your own failures. And where did that lead you? Back to me.
Charlton Blake
Charlton Blake 14 days ago
The odds of this movie redeeming the trilogy are 3,720 to 1!
Body of Truth
Body of Truth 14 days ago
Byron Lovelace
Byron Lovelace 14 days ago
ugh, this dude's voice..
The B0xol
The B0xol 14 days ago
It’s the soul stone because Disney bought marvel so it could be that but also in Star Wars battlefront II palpatine is in it so maybe that
Warren Kings
Warren Kings 14 days ago
Get a new presenter. This clown is way too excited.
nil _
nil _ 14 days ago
*I T S A T R A P*
Michael Motyka
Michael Motyka 15 days ago
Jon dow
Jon dow 15 days ago
At this point I think George Lucas re-releasing the same trilogy with new CG effects may have been a better future for the franchise. I can't believe I just typed that...
henge 7 days ago
Of course it would be. This entire thing is a trainwreck.
Team Savage
Team Savage 15 days ago
Why can’t they just bring Yoda back and not the emperor and yes Ik that is not how it is because if the Yoda died
黄白人 16 days ago
Completely nicked the idea off Harry Potter
El Haddad
El Haddad 16 days ago
The more the narrator tried to make me feel excited the more it made want to vomit
El Haddad
El Haddad 16 days ago
The excitement is not back Disney is just desperate .
Andres Gonzalez
Andres Gonzalez 16 days ago
"A Simple Solution Is Often the Best Solution" Luke survived the same exact fall, why couldn't Palpatine?
Michael Atkins
Michael Atkins 15 days ago
Because he expolded when he fell and then the deathstar exploded
Alexandra Hefnerová
At 10:03 a literal Stargate! Crossover confirmed.
Nathan Slade
Nathan Slade 17 days ago
He’s not alive... he’s a force ghost... easy
Alexandra Hefnerová
They confirmed, he would be in flesh, since Force Ghosts don't have flesh ... you can guess.
Arcanus Tal'vera
Arcanus Tal'vera 19 days ago
It's one of his clones from the original cannon
Can Hollywood please stop ruining everything?
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