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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  • Crypto Sensei
    Crypto Sensei 2 hours ago

    Sounds like crap...I'm sure there is some sort of Political Message hidden in there.

  • hello
    hello 9 hours ago

    Am I the only one thats more hyped for Star Wars IX than Avengers Endgame?

  • Winter Rain
    Winter Rain 16 hours ago

    Palpatine made himself some horcruxes

  • Les Connards
    Les Connards Day ago

    I solved it: the movie will open on JJ Abrams speaking to the camera, apologizing for not being able to have a single one original idea of his own, then proceed with the expected rip off, and maybe close on a time travel loophole and a parallel timeline to allow a reboot of every single movie in the franchise if they want to, exactly like he did for Star Trek.

  • James C
    James C Day ago

    Doesn't matter, Saga ruined

  • Ultra Godzilla
    Ultra Godzilla Day ago

    in the EU he had clones and even managed to turn Luke to the darkside (briefly).

  • Anakin Skywalker

    do you watch CBR

  • Anakin Skywalker

    all Darth did was threw him down a hole

    we have seen that happen before and they were fine

  • paperbaganimations bag

    They should stop! After seeing Leia "MAGICALLY FLOAT" back to the ship in the last movie like some Mary Poppins sh!t... I thought Disney realm screwed up the movies

  • John Bitzer
    John Bitzer Day ago

    I don't know what part of that made me cringe hardest.

  • Reece Qwerty
    Reece Qwerty 2 days ago

    He slowed himself down and held his breath till it crashed to the ground , the force can do anything the script says !

  • Paul Garza
    Paul Garza 2 days ago

    Very interesting! Thank you for sharing. I still continue to think that he is alive somehow.

  • Jesse Kushner
    Jesse Kushner 2 days ago

    I don't believe he died when Vader tossed him in. Only cause Darth maul survived same with Luke Skywalker so who's to say Palpatine did.

  • mrbear1302
    mrbear1302 3 days ago

    My head hurts after watching this!

  • Parysin
    Parysin 3 days ago

    wrong sidious survived

  • David Nelson
    David Nelson 5 days ago

    Are they CGI’ing Carrie Fisher into the movie?

  • Vanilla Gorilla
    Vanilla Gorilla 5 days ago

    Rian Johnson - "Kill the past."
    JJ Abrams - "I can't make a Star Wars without completely copying the past."
    Me - "Lick my nuts, Star Wars is a silly story, even with the original trilogy."

  • Richard Moniz
    Richard Moniz 5 days ago

    Here's a thought.. What if General Hux is really dark Sidious clone just waiting for the right moment to rise up and take the place of supreme leader.. Supreme leader Snoke is dead now and its the perfect time to rise up

  • Richard Moniz
    Richard Moniz 5 days ago

    Maybe Sidious had been cloned. We know he makes clones of himself because the darkside rots his body.

  • Eirik Brastad
    Eirik Brastad 5 days ago

    Q. B. B. B. B. B. Stop 🛑 the season I love the game I can’t stop loving you the other night I don’t want anything try not you I just got a call I feel really good I didn’t I hope you’re having fun I cannot is a little too much rain here in my house 🏡 has come in my life is the best thing you ever had your day you know you were the one I you used you would stop talking about my car you

  • sunny robinson
    sunny robinson 5 days ago +1

    Palpatine and Yoda the best fight scene

  • Suvijak Srijaturat
    Suvijak Srijaturat 6 days ago

    Darth Vader:Am i a joke to you?

  • Harry Baldwin
    Harry Baldwin 6 days ago


  • Harry Baldwin
    Harry Baldwin 6 days ago

    Let's rape the dead rotting corpses of star wars again wooo

  • Benjamin Chen
    Benjamin Chen 7 days ago

    Palp is dead dude hes old as hell episode 6 he was 84

    MODE FUKAS 7 days ago

    pal p i love you lol

  • Soliss Deadstar
    Soliss Deadstar 8 days ago

    Haunted Helmet... Contains evil spirit, and can posses the user.... THE Lich King did it first

  • Kylo Ren
    Kylo Ren 9 days ago

    Rose is dead

  • Supramedical68
    Supramedical68 9 days ago

    I feel like to be satisfied with IX, I'd need adequate explanations for Snoke, Palpatine, and the Knight of Ren. At least a brief mention or reference to Maul. Not to mention Rey's lineage. Disney has left too many plot dangling threads.

  • hr1100
    hr1100 9 days ago

    Not Star Wars, Star Circus. How did Disney find that odd collection of clowns for actors, retards for directors, and clinical morons for writers is beyond me.

  • Chris Snyder
    Chris Snyder 9 days ago

    He was a Sith. We have been told by JJ that there are NO Sith in the movie. Your theory was debunked before it was made. Your ignorance is astonishing!

  • dan neith
    dan neith 10 days ago

    I love star wars it's cool😎

  • Christopher Cole
    Christopher Cole 10 days ago

    Great video content. This would be good for the whole storyline to make sense, as you have explained.

  • Anthony carter
    Anthony carter 11 days ago

    Hayden christen darth vader comes back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jean Roch
    Jean Roch 11 days ago +3

    Palpatine is alive because coming up with new characters requires *work.*

      BMXOPHY 10 days ago

      Jean Roch Yes, this whole trilogy is a redo of everything. Nothing new except a sjw appropriate version. It shows the difference between inspiration ( Lucas) and business (Disney)

  • Dark Star
    Dark Star 11 days ago

    I think it's too predictable that Kilo will redeem himself, and if he does he probably die in the process.

  • El Culon
    El Culon 12 days ago

    So that means Samuel l jackson also survived

  • DarthSidious63
    DarthSidious63 12 days ago

    Palpatine is Kathleen Kennedy.

  • skulletor
    skulletor 12 days ago

    Affirmative Action landed Snoke the job..

  • Shawn
    Shawn 12 days ago +3

    Or he put his spirit in Vader's helmet, which explains why Kylo thought his grandfather was talking to him. Indeed it was actually his... great grandfather.

  • MMA2018
    MMA2018 13 days ago

    Guys... it's not palpatine, it's the hand from smash bros

  • Drunk Arthur Morgan
    Drunk Arthur Morgan 13 days ago

    The stupidest thing Disney could do.

  • Brilliant Shadows
    Brilliant Shadows 14 days ago

    The movie will be garbage. Just like episode 7 and 8. There's no redemption.

  • Hashtag Whoomp
    Hashtag Whoomp 14 days ago

    At 2:50 what is that shot from? It's the visual of a "world between worlds" thanks

  • Rick Riz
    Rick Riz 14 days ago

    The new trilogy is simply a mess. Bringing back palpatine smells of desperation to salvage said mess into something credible. Face it the new trilogy severely damaged the magic, mystique, and wonder of Star Wars.

    • Andrew Garfield
      Andrew Garfield 13 days ago

      Rick Riz no it didn’t. You just wanna complain

  • Daniel_ rree
    Daniel_ rree 14 days ago

    I had hoped Rose died in the last movie. I absolutely hate her character

  • FEN
    FEN 14 days ago

    palpatine might not be alive it could just be and old recording in the movie

  • Michał Wołoszyn
    Michał Wołoszyn 14 days ago +1

    "The excitement for Star Wars is back"
    Is it though? Because after Disney's poor handling of new Star Wars, pathetic Solo, idiotic scripts etc, I don't think that new installment in the franchise deserves any credit in the first place

  • Elton Aleong
    Elton Aleong 14 days ago

    Palpatine is back to save Disney plain and simple

  • Andrew Machemer
    Andrew Machemer 15 days ago

    Rian Johnson you ruined everything

  • BessieRiggs
    BessieRiggs 15 days ago

    Plot twist!! Palpatine was the original skywalker

  • Lisa Solo
    Lisa Solo 16 days ago

    Wrong he is NOT alive cause bad guys can't come back unless they turn good before they die

  • Nice Day
    Nice Day 16 days ago

    Rey is a clone spoiler alert. Darth Vader told me in a dream

  • Nathaniel Hellerstein
    Nathaniel Hellerstein 16 days ago

    No-one is ever gone... and nothing ever happens.
    No-one is gone, except me from the theater.

  • Sheldon Benton
    Sheldon Benton 17 days ago

    It’s going to be hard to enjoy this one after the last Jedi. Didn’t they say they wanted to focus on the new characters and not the old ones? So then what the hell are they doing bringing back old characters?

  • bazgates
    bazgates 17 days ago


  • Bask
    Bask 17 days ago

    Vader prob comes back to end the sith once and for all (Definitely attached to his lightsaber or mask)

  • elpollodelamuerte
    elpollodelamuerte 18 days ago +1

    Vader's failure is now complete

  • Bendy and Mace DeMarco

    My theory of how he survived is that ween he was thrown down on to the endless hole he slowed down his landing with ether his lightning or the force.

  • DIRTY Dooney
    DIRTY Dooney 19 days ago

    dude will just copy past the movie just like the first one he did

  • Dean Cory
    Dean Cory 19 days ago

    The fanbase is pissed that luke is dead and doesnt give a DAMN about ray, poe, finand the other beotch!

  • It's Time
    It's Time 19 days ago

    He isn't alive. He will just be a hologram. Script leaks are all over the place and the film will SUCK HARD and Kill STAR WARS for all time.

  • Richard Hirviniemi
    Richard Hirviniemi 19 days ago

    Jaa nyt?

  • marcus mcclennan
    marcus mcclennan 19 days ago

    Where was lando in the force awakens/the last jedi video

  • Samuel Mayr
    Samuel Mayr 19 days ago

    Mr Stark. I don't feel so good

  • Show me what you got
    Show me what you got 19 days ago +1

    Plagas was smoke

  • Duane James
    Duane James 19 days ago

    Clone duh

  • Show me what you got
    Show me what you got 19 days ago +1

    Unlimited power!

  • laresial
    laresial 19 days ago +1

    Palpatine, kill Rey and Kylo. Save Star Wars¡

  • F-ZERO
    F-ZERO 19 days ago

    Maybe they'll do time travel like in endgame...