Who are Emperor Palpatine's parents

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Color of the info box

I would not make the info box red, but take the one for normal people! Because Palpatine is first and foremost the senator.

As soon as you mean the Sith (red infobox) you no longer speak of Palpatine, but of Sidious. So in the papli article there should be a blue box and in the sidious article there should be a red box .-- Yoda41 21:24, 7 Nov 2006 (CET)

But Palpatine was a Sith. Since his earliest years and Sidious is Palpatine. Why should both have different info boxes? For me, Palpatine is first and foremost the Emperor and he was a Sith until the end when he attacked Luke with the lightning bolts. My opinion. Are there any other opinions?
Greetings Anakin Skywalker 21:31, Nov 7, 2006 (CET)
I agree with you, Ani. --Premia 21:46, Nov 7, 2006 (CET)

Since he was born and died as a Sith, I would definitely say red. 1:16 PM, Jul 24, 2009 (CEST)

Excellent vote from November / December 2006 (successful)

  • Per--Yoda41 17:33, Nov 25, 2006 (CET)
  • Per: Great, the great master of blackout! Reading the article shows how ingenious Palpatine was. Much is not so clearly conscious in the fast-paced films. Class! A report from the secret service archives , Jade-Skywalker 09:54, 26 Nov 2006 (CET)
  • Per: Clearly a very good article with a lot of background information. The article describes in a very understandable way Palpatine's clever path to power and is very readable! 1A! Xargon 11:51 am, Nov 26, 2006 (CET)
  • Per: If Yoda hadn't, I would have suggested him: The "main villain", without whom the whole SW story would not have happened, got a worthy article. I particularly like the way in which the article worked out its carefully and long-term plan from the start; To bring these complicated intrigues and interlocking into a sequence and to present them so clearly is really a great achievement - exemplary! RC-9393Admin 21:20, Nov 26, 2006 (CET)
  • Per: Very cleverly written! A better article about the greatest mastermind of the distant galaxy is hard to find anywhere in the World Wide Web! Absolutely excellent !! PremiaAdmin 21:56, Dec 1, 2006 (CET)
  • Per: I should finally join that too. Great article! Ben Kenobi 2:25 pm, Dec 2, 2006 (CET)

With six votes in favor and no votes against, this article was voted an excellent article.
--Anakin SkywalkerAdmin 9:54 p.m., Dec 9, 2006 (CET)


  • Yoda41 19:53, Dec 15, 2006 (CET): Shouldn't the info box just read Thyranus and Darth Vader? Because Sidious was only Meitser the Sith and not directly from Anakin Skywalker and Dooku. Because as Obi-Wan once said: "From then on, the good man your father once was was lost. He was no longer Anakin Skywalker, but became Darth Vader! "

With Anakin, I agree with you, but with Dooku you would first have to decide if he is a Sith and according to the movies, his lightsaber and other factors (he wants to destroy the Republic and the Jedi) he is even a Lord. He doesn't think he's evil, but nobody does, including Palpatine and the other Sith Lords. And Dooku only has the name Tyranus as a nickname (by that I mean, nobody calls him that, except Palpatine). I would say in the info box: Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker) and Count Dooku (Darth Tyranus). --Darth Sakord 8:00 p.m., Apr 14, 2008 (CEST)

In all books that have to do with Dooku and that I have read, it says, if it is written from Dooku's point of view, that he is only Sidious's student and by no means a lord. He's only mistaken for by the Jedi and the Republic, as he's in the foreground and Palpatine pulls his strings in the background.
Also is Darth Tyranus Dooku's Sith name, just like Darth Vader that is from Anakin. The name is not so well known, but it is still used by the Jedi from time to time. With Anakin, only much of the galaxy believed Darth Vader killed him. Vader wanted to leave the past behind and that has something to do with his name.
Anakin was even more than he was normal Jedi had been informed by Palpatine, he was only given the name for Order 66 Darth Vader. I think both the Sith names and the real names are possible. Kit Fisto 11:40 am, Aug 20, 2009 (CEST)


Somehow strange: Palpatine is 1.73 meters tall, Sidious 1.78 meters (this is officially stated by Star-Wars.com). Does anyone know how that powers that, is that any Sith ability to resize? Greetings Admiral Ackbar 15:29, Aug 13, 2007 (CEST)

Hm platform shoes;) Jango 15:31, Aug 13, 2007 (CEST)

I think during his transformation, when he fired the lightning bolts at Mace Windu and then got so wrinkled, he got a few inches taller. E.BAudience with the Mand'alor? 3:53 p.m., Aug 13, 2007 (CEST)

Maybe it's also because Ian McDiarmid has gotten old and as you get old you sometimes get smaller. Boba 4:03 p.m., Aug 13, 2007 (CEST)
But he's getting bigger ... it's strange ... I think it also has to do with the fact that you can see his true form ... or it's just a breach of action. Inactive User 4:13 PM, Aug 13, 2007 (CEST)
Why bigger? Palpatine played the biggest role as Imperator after 19 VSY, before 19 VSY it was Sidious. Sidious was 1.78 meters tall, then he got old and shrank a little because his bones were breaking down, who knows maybe the power. Blitz only had a more serious effect on the natural shrinkage process. Boba 16:22, Aug 13, 2007 (CEST)
Ok the shrinking process is then clarified ^^ ... I think it's just a mistake but I can't prove it more precisely ... Inactive user 16:42, 13 Aug 2007 (CEST)

I have one more question. Besides mas amedda and dooku, who else knew about Palpatine's identity as Darth Sidious? Pascal-Obi Kenobi 2:53 p.m., Oct. 27, 2007 (CEST)

Sly Moore knew about it too .-- Tobias 3:16 PM, Oct 27, 2007 (CEST)

Darth Maul not? Pascal-Obi Kenobi 18:19, Nov. 6, 2007 (CET)

Of course he knew about it ... he was probably forgotten here ;-) Inactive user 18:27, 6. Nov. 2007 (CET)
For sure? The point here is whether he knew Palpi and Sidious are the same. Is there a source that he knew this? MfG - Cody 6:30 p.m., Nov. 6, 2007 (CET)
I mean to have read it in the shadow hunter and in another comic ... Inactive user 18:31, 6 Nov. 2007 (CET)
Mine or know? Give an exact source, or wait for confirmation ... MfG - Cody 18:38, Nov. 6, 2007 (CET)
I don't have 100% certainty ... I can't check it myself, so I have to wait for confirmation ;-) Inactive user 18:55, 6. Nov. 2007 (CET)


Tell me, who is playing Sidious in episodes IV and V, or does he not even appear there? Ripper 5:52 p.m., Dec 4, 2007 (CET)

Palpatine is in all Star Wars films played by Ian McDiarmid. Greetings Kyle 5:54 p.m., Dec. 4, 2007 (CET)
But it doesn't appear in episode 4, there is only the emperor mentioned and in episode 5 in the original version he was an old woman with chimpanzee eyes who was dubbed by McDiarmid - Opi-Wann Knobi 18:06, 4th Dec. 2007 (CET)
He is "worked up" in Ep.6 by Ian McDiarmid Digital, in the normal version it's a different actor ... DarthJosh 18:03, 13 Apr. 2009 (CEST)
No, that is not correct. In Episode VI, Ian McDiarmid has always been the actor of Emperor Palpatine. You are confusing this with Episode V. Greetings, - Anakin Skywalker 18:41, 13 Apr. 2009 (CEST)


Hey guys, I don't know about you, but I found the old quote at the beginning better ... Dark LordDiscus 7:58 p.m., Dec. 13, 2007 (CET)

Do you mean "I am the Senate"? The current quote says more about the perception of Palpatine's personality and is therefore a little better in my opinion.
Greetings Anakin SkywalkerAdmin 8:55 pm, Dec. 13, 2007 (CET)


Did you notice that Palpatine's career has a lot of similarities with Hitler? - he was elected chancellor - he demanded the sole power of attorney - later became imperator (dictator) - and he hated other races (in this case non-humans)

is that intended in such a way that it reminds of Hitler? Stroiner 1:37 p.m., Feb. 4, 2008 (CET)

Historical models have shaped the saga. Of course there are also elements from National Socialism, but also from the Vietnam War, etc. Ben Kenobi
1:40 p.m., Feb. 4, 2008 (CET)
He doesn't have that much in common with Hitler:
- Hitler was a normal soldier, Palpatine was not
- Hitler tried himself as an artist, Palpatine not
- Hitler went into politics to save the bourgeois form of society he prefers from the communists. Palpatine had no goal but domination per se. (Just as dark side philosophy demands.)
- Hitler's racial madness was an exaggerated reaction to the advent of Darwinism and genetics as scientific doctrines. I suspect Palpatine's racism was more "divide et impera" -based.
- Hitler did not come to power by himself, but through others who valued him for his ability to speak. His predecessors didn't have enough charisma and were quickly deposed. Palpatine made himself Emperor all by himself in a 30 year plan.
--DetlefK 14:34, Feb. 4, 2008 (CET)