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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  • David Baldock

    David Baldock

    Vor Stunde

    I wonder if it’s gonna be like Frieza’s resurrection.

  • ATL Ian

    ATL Ian

    Vor 5 Stunden

    haha noobs i've watched every single episode of Star Wars Rebels get on my level!

  • Kiko VerasRodriguez

    Kiko VerasRodriguez

    Vor 8 Stunden

    Palpatine: A s''' here we go again

  • Dark Star

    Dark Star

    Vor 9 Stunden

    Sorry but Palps is dead. Besides JJA is notorious for lying in trailers.

  • Darth Plato

    Darth Plato

    Vor 18 Stunden

    I think it's more likely that Jar Jar Abrams is going to use the movie as an analogy for modern political setting. Palpatine is the old white guy stand-in for Trump.

  • Iwatcher

    Iwatcher

    Vor 18 Stunden

    It’s still gonna suck...

  • brian l

    brian l

    Vor 20 Stunden

    Also, you didn't include clone pods..

  • Seven Junior

    Seven Junior

    Vor 22 Stunden

    I honestly think Luke has turned to the darkside. That laugh sounds more like the joker which Mark Hamill (Luke) is the go to guy for

  • Thereal Brogers

    Thereal Brogers

    Vor Tag

    10/10 has to be vader helmet. If darth sidius created vader he could attach himself to a helmet for sure. He learned what darth plague couldn't I think.

  • Pop Skull

    Pop Skull

    Vor Tag

    Man oh man the more I think about this trilogy the more I see Episode 8 as a giant hole in between two great films. Like what were they thinking with the "last jedi" it just seems nothing was accomplished in that film

  • Tristan R

    Tristan R

    Vor Tag

    I love how he talks about Palpatine as the Senate, he is correct.

  • John Graffius

    John Graffius

    Vor 2 Tage

    I wonder if their making Skywalker A title for new Jedi like Darth for the Sith

  • Joseph Farhat

    Joseph Farhat

    Vor 2 Tage

    Sadly 90% of all material year covering is no longer Canon remember that. The mouse gave SW to the new Emperor Emperor Kathleen Kennedy, and her dark underling Darth Rian roundhead Johnson

  • Joseph Farhat

    Joseph Farhat

    Vor 2 Tage

    I'm sadly done with DisneyWars.. Disney has no idea how lightsabers work... Or how to tell stories

  • AyyML Jones

    AyyML Jones

    Vor 3 Stunden

    i reported u. Hehuh hehuh, micky here

  • Butterfly Gamer66

    Butterfly Gamer66

    Vor 2 Tage

    I am willing to bet that he's on a holocron. Giving instructions and that's how Snoke found Ben Solo.

  • ryu hayabusa

    ryu hayabusa

    Vor 2 Tage

    Maybe Darth Vader's helmet was the thing that Palpatine cherished and managed to put his spirit inside

  • NiceBoy7

    NiceBoy7

    Vor 2 Tage

    Not trying to be rude but your going into this too much He probably just used the force to latch onto something (probably a ship or escape pod)

  • IA Retro Gamer Dad

    IA Retro Gamer Dad

    Vor 2 Tage

    It makes sense. In Return of the Jedi, Yoda told Luke how that "tree" was tainted basically with the Dark Force. Maybe a Sith attached himself to when he died. I think it was in one of the books that it was a Qui Gon's first Padawan. I'm not 100% sure though.

  • jadekayak01

    jadekayak01

    Vor 2 Tage

    He obviously did not die. Obviously used the force to direct fall to a safe spot

  • AI Jon Garrison Bot

    AI Jon Garrison Bot

    Vor 3 Tage

    "I Am... alive...." :)

  • chrono2959

    chrono2959

    Vor 3 Tage

    After the last Jedi..... Ray is going to win without any struggles and she's going to automatically know how to do everything perfectly like she has in the last two movies ,the bad guys are going to lose the end

  • ElQueEsta Guapo

    ElQueEsta Guapo

    Vor 3 Tage

    The movie is going to suck like the last two movies.

  • ElQueEsta Guapo

    ElQueEsta Guapo

    Vor 3 Tage

    Excitement for Star Wars? Not since Episode 7 ruined Star Wars.

  • MrWhiteVzla

    MrWhiteVzla

    Vor 3 Tage

    didn't we watch a new hope already?

  • Kyle Mouttet

    Kyle Mouttet

    Vor 3 Tage

    Ironic. Also, UNNLLIMITTEEDDDD POOOWWAAAAAHHH!!

  • Shounne Altlece

    Shounne Altlece

    Vor 3 Tage

    1:38 Palpy? lmao

  • PPxnda

    PPxnda

    Vor 3 Tage

    Bro its been ages since he died and hes back

  • Jay B

    Jay B

    Vor 3 Tage

    There is one book that explains how Palpatine can live. I believe it was the Thrawn Trilogy where they go to a planet Wayland where he has a cloning facility.

  • Darius Andrews

    Darius Andrews

    Vor 4 Tage

    He is a clone

  • Dean D

    Dean D

    Vor 4 Tage

    It is pure Bullshit to me that The Emperor is being brought back. I like the work that Screen Rant did here though with their research.

  • E. D.

    E. D.

    Vor 4 Tage

    I've always thought that Plagius survived the assassination attempt by Sideous and was going to show up instead of Snoke. But oh well.

  • Edmar Fecler

    Edmar Fecler

    Vor 4 Tage

    the only thing i know for sure is that if they brought Sheeve back just so little miss mary sue can have a “final boss” to kill, then the franchise is as good as dead.

  • Millie Roberts

    Millie Roberts

    Vor 5 Tage

    I can't wait for this movie

  • Stone mage

    Stone mage

    Vor 5 Tage

    They simply MUST kill off ALL the old actors so they can move on. They don't feel like unless all the classic characters die that it can't be STAR WARS of today. I do not see why having to KILL the past is so important. IT would not hurt things if Luke Lived and having him die like they did made no sense. Why can't these youth obsessed directors understand that this doesn't need to be done to advance the story. IF the past didn't matter then why would so many fans be upset?

  • Marcelo Banti

    Marcelo Banti

    Vor 5 Tage

    This is a piece of sh***t

  • Jason Sampieri

    Jason Sampieri

    Vor 5 Tage

    Honestly can't say I'm excited for it, The movie will probably create more questions than it answers.

  • Seth Brodwick

    Seth Brodwick

    Vor 6 Tage

    Just more BULLSHIT to get fans back to watching this dead franchise......SOUNDS VERY DESPERATE, AND YOU FOOLS ARE REACHING BEYOND HARD...LOL!!!

  • Hobson

    Hobson

    Vor 6 Tage

    You all know what happened. Palpitine just grabbed on to a conveniently placed pole at the bottom of the reactor shaft. Just like all the other guys. Heck for all we know Han will have done the same thing as Maul did... 🤔🤔🤔

  • G Williams

    G Williams

    Vor 6 Tage

    Coming up with all these theories is what makes people end up hating the actual production. We're not able to enjoy things because we get our hopes up way too high.

  • Play Coleslaw

    Play Coleslaw

    Vor 6 Tage

    Rey is leia clone

  • Ron Long

    Ron Long

    Vor 6 Tage

    I hope Abrams can make long-time fans proud of this movie. Wrap it together. This video is hopeful that he did.

  • ChevyDog !

    ChevyDog !

    Vor 7 Tage

    Star wars solo doesn't make sense... DARTH MAUL DIED BEFORE THE EMPIRE STARTED

  • nick butter

    nick butter

    Vor 7 Tage

    Darth Momin spirit lives in his helmet. So Darth Monin mimics Dr. Fate

  • Michelle Aguirre

    Michelle Aguirre

    Vor 7 Tage

    The new movies are so bad I mis lucasfim. Like if you mis him to

  • Michelle Aguirre

    Michelle Aguirre

    Vor 7 Tage

    Rey always looks likes she was leaning to the dark side especially when training with Luke. But Kylo in the last Jedi looked like he was leaning a little bit into the light as he is in his star fighter and hesitates to shoot his mom.

  • Mike P

    Mike P

    Vor 8 Tage

    Emperor posses jar jar

  • darkdweler254 The beast

    darkdweler254 The beast

    Vor 8 Tage

    I say its vaders saber

  • CreeceMarquis

    CreeceMarquis

    Vor 9 Tage

    So, basically... Horcruxes?

  • IonControl

    IonControl

    Vor 9 Tage

    "That remains to be a partial mystery." So it's a complete mystery. Sounds about right

  • TheHeathen13

    TheHeathen13

    Vor 9 Tage

    Why is no one talking about a holocron?

  • Willie Minnie

    Willie Minnie

    Vor 9 Tage

    how about a sith force gost

  • Dean Boswell

    Dean Boswell

    Vor 9 Tage

    The Emperor could have latched himself to the Throne.

  • micheal groves

    micheal groves

    Vor 9 Tage

    pick up the books! palpatine survived episode IV due to the fact he hoarded the clone tech! disney has screwed everything up! they can burn in hell & shame on you george lucas!

  • Mike Burchard

    Mike Burchard

    Vor 10 Tage

    he's not alive. its a Force vision, a flashback, or something like that. vader killed him.

  • Shawn Moorsp

    Shawn Moorsp

    Vor 10 Tage

    Best line from the Emperor (talking to an aid) (laughing) "So I threw the Senate at him!" (laughing) lol

  • 9mm

    9mm

    Vor 10 Tage

    what are the odds that maybe darth didn’t die just because of his suit being damaged and not being able to breath but because Palpatine stole his life and created another for himself as he was falling

  • chris hoyt

    chris hoyt

    Vor 10 Tage

    Are you able to latch a spirit to another being

  • Deraxious Dread

    Deraxious Dread

    Vor 10 Tage

    :(( me when Palpy dies 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃 when he is back

  • A.D.Goz.86

    A.D.Goz.86

    Vor 10 Tage

    Idk, these past star wars movie sucked so bad and most of the films are episodes 4,5 and 6 with other movies in there somewhere. They might as well bring back Jar Jar Binks and make him reveal that he is a sith lord. Then it may be more entertaining....... Now that would be an amazing plot twist.

  • William Winslow

    William Winslow

    Vor 10 Tage

    Plot twist: Palpatine is also a Skywalker.

  • James Davis

    James Davis

    Vor 10 Tage

    I'll tell you guys what's going to happen. They're going to pull an Avengers: Endgame on all of us and bring back Palpatine, Anakin Skywalker, and Luke Skywalker. It's not going to make any sense whatsoever. Abrams will do this because of Rian Johnson's train wreck.

  • BriciusJeh

    BriciusJeh

    Vor 10 Tage

    Kill Rose!

  • nate_g_d

    nate_g_d

    Vor 10 Tage

    What if it's darth Vader's helmet that they find and then they fight him

  • Jonny Croxville

    Jonny Croxville

    Vor 11 Tage

    Un-skippable 30 sec ad before video starts? Nah not worth waiting for. Disliked and gone.

  • Travis Miller

    Travis Miller

    Vor 11 Tage

    every time an ad comes on i'm downvoting....ffs STOP IT

  • René Campbell

    René Campbell

    Vor 11 Tage

    Love this guy

  • QUICKSCOPE 360

    QUICKSCOPE 360

    Vor 12 Tage

    (Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen all the Star Wars movies) The one thing I don’t like about Darth Sidious returning in episode 9 is, Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) was the chosen one who was suppose to kill him and bring balance to the force, yet they can’t bring Anakin back because he is a ghost now, and Luke would’ve been the new chosen one but he can’t kill him either because Disney made him die for no damn reason Like good job ruining that prophecy Disney Lucasfilm why did you sell Star Wars

  • Devin Hamden

    Devin Hamden

    Vor 12 Tage

    Possible Palpatine is coming as a force ghost?

  • xg7nd9qegg xg7nd9qegg

    xg7nd9qegg xg7nd9qegg

    Vor 10 Tage

    technically yes but its non sense

  • OldAgitator

    OldAgitator

    Vor 12 Tage

    Frankly... I Love the Emperor to WIN the whole thing and have the last laugh. Jedi are annoying and contradictory.

  • QuestGi314

    QuestGi314

    Vor 10 Tage

    He won't have the last laugh, Disney will.

  • OldAgitator

    OldAgitator

    Vor 12 Tage

    Frankly... I Love the Emperor to WIN the whole thing and have the last laugh. Jedi are annoying and contradictory.

  • Thomas Savidge

    Thomas Savidge

    Vor 12 Tage

    I've got a bad feeling about this.

  • Cape Fox

    Cape Fox

    Vor 12 Tage

    Great Star Wars has horcruxes in it now. Expeliamus.

  • Josh Alvarado

    Josh Alvarado

    Vor 12 Tage

    Palpatine is a hologram, and still very dead.

  • Marc Reyes

    Marc Reyes

    Vor 12 Tage

    Wow. What a grabbing at hairs and so contrived. Use the logical choice since the empire was involved with cloning.

  • Fall of Sophia - Music

    Fall of Sophia - Music

    Vor 13 Tage

    I predict it's a time loop. Palpatine knocks up Rey, then she goes back in time to become Anikins mother. "Luke, I am your grandmother...."

  • sawmaniac

    sawmaniac

    Vor 13 Tage

    Fans: "We know what happened to Darth Plagueis, Palpatine, YOU KILLED HIM!" Palpatine: "NO! I AM DARTH PLAGUEIS!"

  • Valerie Nieboer

    Valerie Nieboer

    Vor 13 Tage

    No f@$##:& ewoks. They better not screw the pooch on this one. Im still mad as hell after the last movie.

  • Clay Jay

    Clay Jay

    Vor 13 Tage

    And yeah Snoke is just an unsuccessfull clone od Palpy

  • Clay Jay

    Clay Jay

    Vor 13 Tage

    Wait I just noticed: Bring balance to the force, Kylo was intended to be balance between light and dark, does it mean that Kylo is one of Anakin responsibilities, He was intendes to be created to fulfill his destiny everyone were talking about???

  • JoshTheDevoloper HD

    JoshTheDevoloper HD

    Vor 13 Tage

    Darth Vader May have a bad opinion about more than 2 light sabers of any kind but palpatine can handle it

  • BrotherZ Radio

    BrotherZ Radio

    Vor 13 Tage

    The excitement is not back... NOT YET

  • bubbalover71

    bubbalover71

    Vor 13 Tage

    Another Star Wars movie made by people who don't like Star Wars.

  • Bottlecap Bellybutton

    Bottlecap Bellybutton

    Vor 13 Tage

    Confirmed continuing trilogy after Episode 9... Ian McDermind and Ewoks will confirm fan suspicion that this trilogy is just rehashed original trilogy... though it will be better than The Last Jedi, this movie will do its best to clean up what Rian Johnson destroyed; but if he is confirmed to do the new trilogy Disney has destroyed the franchise...

  • sol jwf

    sol jwf

    Vor 14 Tage

    Simple the reason Palpatine will return is because Goth Slater and Supreme leader Gollum are lame villains that couldn't scare a six yard old and J.J. doesn't have a creative bone in his body so go back to the well

  • Otaku Master

    Otaku Master

    Vor 14 Tage

    I think it’s obvious that they add Darth Sidious because they needed to bring back some fans. I don’t think it was last minute, but I think after the divided reception of TLJ, there’s no doubt the script had to be altered to add Palpatine. I think he’s still dead, but his dark force ghost is haunting something or someone. Maybe Kylo is being haunted by Palpatine. Just a thought...

  • Dog Club

    Dog Club

    Vor 14 Tage

    It’s a ruin they need to recover to destroy the first order

  • Dog Club

    Dog Club

    Vor 14 Tage

    Diying

  • Measley 7even

    Measley 7even

    Vor 14 Tage

    Palpatine: Kylo Ren...my apprentice is on her way. She will...take care of you :)

  • Thomas Botts

    Thomas Botts

    Vor 14 Tage

    Also..... Who's to say palpie didn't learn the powers of Malgus, Valkorian, and many before? He was seen as the most powerful sith in generations after bane's rule of two...

  • Tommy Reslin

    Tommy Reslin

    Vor 2 Tage

    +Thomas Botts I honestly wish that wasn't so. The old republic era has some really awesome lore. :(

  • Thomas Botts

    Thomas Botts

    Vor 4 Tage

    Tommy Reslin you’re right, I really didn’t think that comment fully through.

  • Tommy Reslin

    Tommy Reslin

    Vor 13 Tage

    Well, that would be difficult since malgus and valkorian are part of the EU which disney has rendered non-canon

  • shishihenge

    shishihenge

    Vor 14 Tage

    I am excited... NOT!

  • Adrian Simonsen

    Adrian Simonsen

    Vor 14 Tage

    I think that Snoke was Palpatine in a failed clone body. This wouldn't be his first time coming back from the dead.

  • Shawn Moorsp

    Shawn Moorsp

    Vor 10 Tage

    My best guess Snoke was one of the guys in purple robes in the throne room with varder and the emperor in return of the jedi. They are credited as imperial dignitarys however they can easly be inquisitors. Go back to episode 6 and pause and look at the taller one

  • Steve Swanson

    Steve Swanson

    Vor 14 Tage

    Rei is a child of the emperor, ala The Old Republic

  • Some Canine

    Some Canine

    Vor 15 Tage

    I gotta be honest, I love the Emperor from the OT. He is such a boss.

  • Andy Monaco

    Andy Monaco

    Vor 15 Tage

    Solo sucked overall and so did rebels.. change my mind.

  • Andy Monaco

    Andy Monaco

    Vor 15 Tage

    it's a holocron

  • MrGriffo666

    MrGriffo666

    Vor 15 Tage

    there was a clone of palpatine in the books.

  • Red Leader

    Red Leader

    Vor 15 Tage

    You know how Yoda, Qui-gon Jinn, Obi Won, and Luke never die through the force? Yeah, this is probably how Palpatine will talk to Kylo... Don't get your hopes up. The post modernists are going to take your money and kill you culture while they do it.

  • Corey Davis

    Corey Davis

    Vor 15 Tage

    If Star Wars episode 9 does not have my Star Sun Crusher, Star Wars is (((TRULY)))) dead.

  • scott walker

    scott walker

    Vor 15 Tage

    this movie will be a flop just like the last jedi....at the end its only a recording (a hologram)..

  • Chucho's World YT

    Chucho's World YT

    Vor 15 Tage

    Sidious is not coming back in the flesh. He's just coming as hologram, robot, or recorded video that Rey looks with Finn. He's not coming in the flesh to be a threat to the characters.

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