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

  • Published on Apr 17, 2019
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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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  • Cryptic Psycho
    Cryptic Psycho 4 hours ago

    If emporer palatine survived that fall then I want to see mace windu return

  • Emily Blue
    Emily Blue 16 hours ago

    Oof. There’s Star Wars horecruxes? 7:20, those sound an awful lot like horecruxes

  • Joe Florit
    Joe Florit 16 hours ago

    No. no excitement is back. this is lame!!!

  • J. N.
    J. N. 18 hours ago

    Why does it feel like, in every episode 9 video comment section, that NOBODY has read the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn that tells us how Palpatine is alive?

  • Mick Wilson
    Mick Wilson 20 hours ago

    Desperate times call for desperate measures, that includes script writing and story telling. Another steaming turd from Disney. Utter crap!!

  • CipherBytes
    CipherBytes 20 hours ago


  • Oaschlochbehütender Kellerwärter

    When Palpatine is back

    Keine Schwäche zeigen

  • Eric Decamps
    Eric Decamps Day ago

    As Deadpool would say: "That's just lazy writing"

  • Travis Jordon
    Travis Jordon Day ago

    JJ and rian: How can we save this franchise?
    Palpatine: LEAVE US!

  • AA M
    AA M Day ago

    So, basically, Palpatine had a horcrux?

  • Bamadan RollTide

    Probably going to suck as bad as the last one!

  • Ruptured Cells
    Ruptured Cells Day ago

    They killed the saga. rip

  • mark reed
    mark reed Day ago

    It's too little too late no I'm not giving them a dam penny. Now marvel take my money just take it.

  • Edward Akadian
    Edward Akadian Day ago


  • Michael Ward
    Michael Ward Day ago

    augh! Rose is going to be on there???

  • Nathan Potts
    Nathan Potts Day ago

    ads ads ads, stopped watching at the third ad

  • Chris S
    Chris S Day ago

    I am your great grandfather

  • XBarrenPaladinX
    XBarrenPaladinX Day ago

    If you do notice one thing... There are no First Order Star Destroyers in this trailer... Only original Empire Era Star Destroyers... The captured ships in mothballs? The Katana fleet? Don't know but it looks like the Resistance Fleet is Feeble as it always has been minus the Mon Calamari Ships... O wait... Just a grab to get old SW fans to see the movie.... Yeah not swaying me....

  • buffcanuck83
    buffcanuck83 Day ago

    Good video. 👍😊

  • BiggJ936Tx
    BiggJ936Tx Day ago

    Palapatine is a Skywalker there always has to be four Skywalkers for the Force to be balanced at the end of this movie the force will be unbalanced if any one of the remaining Skywalkers dies, so we will be getting another movie

  • Brayan Alvarado
    Brayan Alvarado 2 days ago +1

    He is not the Senate yet

  • The Showman
    The Showman 2 days ago +2

    No is excited for this movie, Disney has officially killed Star Wars.

  • Mem Weesy
    Mem Weesy 3 days ago


  • LoveJesusChrist lovejesus

    Just read the books explain Palpatine.

  • Ron
    Ron 5 days ago +17

    If palpatine is alive, then, whoever end his life now is actually the prophecy child, the one who bring balance to the force, so it won't be Anakin nor Luke

    • Ron
      Ron Day ago +1

      @William Vega plot twist, it is Rey who's actually the child that begotten from the force itself, not Anakin

    • William Vega
      William Vega Day ago +1

      Damn u might be right. This would be a great way to end the saga.

  • Erk Fizban
    Erk Fizban 5 days ago

    Make peace, be one, re-name as Sidi or Jesith, be grey, do something (for ex make the Jarjar was actually the Empreror of matter, just end the Star Wars.. You ruined enough..
    Do some other series of a new story.
    Fcking Disney.

  • Aye Dee
    Aye Dee 7 days ago

    It's the girl that turns evil. Palpatine been dead

  • cc Devil
    cc Devil 7 days ago

    Disney is pathetic, cant they do a movie without a desthstar. Copy and paste the original over ad over again.
    Will not watch this shrill

  • Amanur Rahman
    Amanur Rahman 8 days ago

    still counts if you finished lego starwars the complete saga

  • General Honkler Honk Honk

    A Ridiculous story .Disney has ruined Star Wars .

  • EJ Jordan
    EJ Jordan 9 days ago +1

    If only Rey and finn both were jedis it would be so dope. Especially when Finn fought kylo that would be dope

  • Laura
    Laura 9 days ago

    What is the point of the character of Palpatine anyways, especially after he was supposedly killed by Vader? He was just powerful and annoying. Did he have any goals except power and immortality? If people are free to make their own decisions (rebel) then he isn't all that powerful. At least, the tyrant God Emperor in the Dune series had an actual goal (preserve humanity). Does Palpatine have a goal? Vader seemed to be his enforcer in the original trilogy, but being destroyed by Vader (as opposed to being killed by the "new" heroes) seemed to be Palpatine's only purpose, especially in retrospect. And, why couldn't the positive Force ghosts have been able to tell that Palpatine was hanging on in spirit (as an active part of the dark side of the Force) or actually (which seems like it would diminish Vader's triumph). And, yes, I'm very, very light on the story arc and canon, having only watched the original trilogy and the second movie of the second trilogy.

  • Mike LaF
    Mike LaF 9 days ago

    Maybe she finds darth mauls light saber there after being told my palpatine that she is related to him and that is where her lineage is from. I think palpatine isnt actually alive she just somehow hears voice even tho hes no longer alive just like luke can here yodas voice from after life even tho hes no longer alive, by look of trailer thats why i think thats what she found because she is obviously weilding the double sided lightsaber.

    • Donny
      Donny 9 days ago

      Mike LaF You are so misinformed. It’s already confirmed palpatine is coming back for real, not as a force ghost or whatever else. Rey can’t be related to maul, since he is not human lol. Darth maul had a different lightsaber, that could not fold.

  • Lee Capili
    Lee Capili 10 days ago

    So... horcruxes. They’re hunting the emperor’s horcruxes. Disney’s path to the dark side is complete if they rip off Harry Potter for the SW finale.

  • nffin
    nffin 10 days ago

    So spock is old or young in this one I'm confused?

  • Lord Sidious
    Lord Sidious 11 days ago

    December can’t bloody come quick enough. I so wanna know exactly how The Emperor comes back.

    PRAVI ISTORIČAR 11 days ago

    So Darth Vader died for nothing.

  • Warknight999
    Warknight999 12 days ago


  • DannyDevil Hamilton
    DannyDevil Hamilton 15 days ago

    Hello Y'all, of course I was expecting to see Darth Sidious, in 7 or 8 episode. We all know like Obi-Wan Kenobi Darth Vader Anakin and of course Yoda, their Spirit lives on and so does Darth Sidious 🤘. Well got to go its 8am somewhere 8😏.

  • jeffmurnahan
    jeffmurnahan 16 days ago

    Amazing. Those social justice warriors keep finding new ways yo ruin Star Wars. Not only did they kill the hero of the franchise, they seem to be stealing darth Vader’s one redeeming kill. Makes me wonder if they are doing this because so many people hate Star Wars now and they’re trying to continue to use nostalgic clout even though they’ve done killed everyone people loved so now they’re bringing people back from the dead to get that nostalgic views.

  • Asus Kybd
    Asus Kybd 16 days ago +1

    "Why didn't I listen to mom and become a dentist"? -G. Lucas

  • Asus Kybd
    Asus Kybd 16 days ago

    and Then.... Kyle Katarn walks in.... ;^)

  • Asus Kybd
    Asus Kybd 16 days ago

    4:46 join Crazy Clown Corp. today! (no dental plan provided)

  • Simon Eaton
    Simon Eaton 17 days ago

    Snoke is obviously earth plagues

  • Asus Kybd
    Asus Kybd 17 days ago

    WHERE do you get your delusions from, Laser-brain?
    They will introduce TIME TRAVEL and they can go F themselves.

  • YouTube Surfer
    YouTube Surfer 17 days ago

    Star Wars the Rise of Apathy....let’s face it...Star Wars is dead...

  • Epic Vlogs
    Epic Vlogs 18 days ago +1

    Anikan skywalker is returning if palpatine is returning lets me tell you why. The original trilogy is about Darth Vader/ Anikan skywalker being the chosen one and restoring balance to the force. So if palpatine is back than this means anikan will be back somehow

  • Rak Seen
    Rak Seen 19 days ago

    Darth bane learnt the secret of immortality and started the rule of two for all sith. So its no surprise that Palpatine probably lives. Might even be bane himself

  • Bradley Nelson
    Bradley Nelson 21 day ago


  • teamsonic channel
    teamsonic channel 21 day ago

    SPOILERS if you haven't seen toys

    I think that the sith troopers will be linked to sidious

  • Pwt2316
    Pwt2316 21 day ago

    There are so many theories about how everything could be possible bc blah blah blah... they should just have every Sith Lord ever come back along with every Jedi ever.. easy 😒

  • Pwt2316
    Pwt2316 21 day ago


  • Artemsoko
    Artemsoko 21 day ago

    hopefully he brings back the galactic empire

  • Mach Seven
    Mach Seven 22 days ago

    These videos are ALWAYS, I mean A-L-W-A-Y-S 100% off and wrong. So... just a wet dream from some funboy.

  • l i
    l i 23 days ago

    Auther didnt read the original books set after jedi? Spoiler clone

  • nothosaur
    nothosaur 23 days ago

    So, redlettermedia was right after all. I guess we'll see

  • ahenathon
    ahenathon 24 days ago

    It is making me smile how this video believes that the new trilogy has any sense.

  • ahenathon
    ahenathon 24 days ago +4

    It is making me smile how this video believes that the new trilogy has any sense.

  • TheAllience
    TheAllience 24 days ago

    The only thing that would save this franchise for me would be if Palpatine comes back from the dead Kicks Rey's and Kylo's ass And then a reincarnated Luke, Obi Wan, Anakin, and Yoda come back and stop him

  • Oliver Wood
    Oliver Wood 25 days ago