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How Did Palpatine Become a Sith?

You’re probably wondering how Sheev Palpatine evolved from a galactic citizen on Naboo to becoming the most feared Sith Lord in Star Wars. Palpatine’s descent to the dark side is a tragic tale, and it ended with him committing an unspeakable act to become a Sith.  Palpatine discovered the Sith Doctrine and believed its claim …

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Why Can’t Yoda Beat Palpatine?

Jedi Grand Master Yoda is one of the most powerful characters the Star Wars universe has to offer.  Having lived for nine centuries, Master Yoda had ample time to perfect his craft. Of course, this time, coupled with frequent meditation, allowed him to grow his connection to the Force.  What’s more, Master Yoda was dubbed …

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Why Couldn’t the Jedi Sense Palpatine Be a Sith?

If the Jedi were so Force-sensitive, couldn’t they have figured out Palpatine before he issued Order 66 and ended the Jedi Order? Logistically, they could, but Palpatine had tricks up his sleeve the Jedi were unaware of, and it allowed him to hide his true identity.  Palpatine used Force stealth, among other tricks, to conceal …

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What Lightsaber Form Does Darth Sidious Use? (Palpatine Hate Lightsabers)

As the sequel trilogy revealed, it was certain that Palpatine was the antagonist due to all the foreboding clues that his character embodied. Yet, it was a surprise to see him actually use a lightsaber and fight with it so competently. It’s unanticipated because it is known that Palpatine actually hated lightsabers. For someone who …

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