How Palpatine’s final play was his undoing
Have you ever seen Christopher Nolan’s epic movie, The Illusionist? The Brothers play the last word lengthy con and it’s not until the very finish when issues begin to go actually badly that the con is revealed.
Possibly Sheev Palpatine ought to have studied Nolan’s work.
Whereas The Return of the Jedi supposedly killed off Emperor Palpatine, JJ Abrams and Chris Terrio have ‘revived’ Sith Lord Darth Sidious for yet one more throw of the Power cube to finish the sequel trilogy and the reign of the Sith.
As soon as and for all.
The re-introduction of a lifeless character turns numerous the unique trilogy on its head, and even warrants a re-watch of The Power Awakens and The Final Jedi underneath a information of readability.
We now know for instance, that Snoke was a mere cloned puppet of the Emperor’s and that even twenty years after his ‘demise’ he was in the end the villain pulling at Kylo Ren’s strings and setting himself as much as proceed his domination of the galaxy.
It was a protracted con.
However one thing the Emperor was used to doing.
He was The Phantom Menace off course. He conned and connived his approach to energy till he was lastly the SENATE himself.
He did this by feigning assaults on himself as a ruse and granted himself powers to take full management of the Senate till he was El Supremo within the universe.
He tricked Anakin Skwalker into becoming a member of the Darth Facet with lies and false guarantees and half truths.
And whereas that was all occurring, Sheev was increase a ‘spare military’ simply in case.
And regardless that Palpatine was thought-about lifeless, the Acolytes of the Beyond have been nonetheless advancing his trigger.
30 years later, and some years after Rey has been topped The Final Jedi by the precise Final Jedi, Palpatine sends a message from the lifeless that he’s again.
As if he had been watching too many Poltergeist motion pictures in his down time…
That announcement units of a traditional chain of Kylo Ren and Rey dancing throughout the universe as they duke it out to be the one who lastly ends the menace Palptine has.
Issues at this level are going nicely for Palpatine – his plan to have Rey and Kylo seem earlier than him so he can drain their Life Power and restore himself to full operationally standing has hit his stride.
After which, it seems that Rey is actually THE CHOSEN ONE and kills Palpatine flat out.
Oh, did we point out that Rey is definitely Sheev Palpatine’s granddaughter?
Being killed by your individual member of the family is a little bit of a factor in Star Wars eh?
So clearly not the aim Palatine was going after.
However that’s not the true personal aim.
Let’s neglect for a second that the Skywalker lineage is now completed in a genetic sense.
Rey, now with full information that her dad and mom died attempting to guard her from Palpatine and that she is of his make up, rejects her familial line fully.
She intentionally takes on the mantle of being a Skywalker. Whereas Ben Skywalker rose from the pit to save lots of her life is a Skywalker rising (and thus maybe the last word act of the Skywalkers) the true rise of Skywalker is Rey taking over the ‘household’ title.
She is now the last word image of steadiness within the Galaxy.
A logo of peace and freedom the place your future is your individual.
Which is the precise reverse of the limitless energy that Palpatine had gained.
And thus, his lack of ability to deal with what ‘woke up’ from inside the Power (as Snoke identified to Kylo in The Power Awakens) was his final undoing and an personal aim.