How Can Palpatine Still be Alive For EPISODE 9?

We take a look at how Emperor Palpatine (Lord Sidious) can still be alive so many years after his Death on the 2nd Death Star. We also discuss who we think we lead the First Order.
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  1. Nico Reveco

    Nico Reveco

    Hora atrás

    What a dick 😂...... Johnson i mean

  2. Jeremiah G

    Jeremiah G

    2 horas atrás

    You just gained a sub

  3. RpgBlaster


    2 horas atrás

    Nope he wont be in episode 9 they used the laugh sound for something else maybe they will confirmed the darth jar jar theory ? finaly ? the ultimate sith lord

  4. Mr Enigma

    Mr Enigma

    2 horas atrás

    I'm still of the personal belief that the main villain is Plagueis.

  5. Justin Elliot

    Justin Elliot

    3 horas atrás

    James Earl Jones is still alive as well...maybe Vader's(not Anakin) spirit s still lurking around the cosmos.

  6. Disgusted Dedede

    Disgusted Dedede

    4 horas atrás


  7. Jamie Hubbard

    Jamie Hubbard

    5 horas atrás

    well someone at Generation Tech is either a gypsy or a time traveler. lol Nice call!

  8. El Greco

    El Greco

    7 horas atrás

    You sound like a confederate asian from Texas son xD

  9. Kushimaru Kuriarare

    Kushimaru Kuriarare

    8 horas atrás

    I think Aniken was cloned

  10. Retro dealer 64#

    Retro dealer 64#

    9 horas atrás

    Kylo Ren has a human horse🐴 face.

  11. william dechant

    william dechant

    10 horas atrás

    "In the end, the Emperor does exactly what Ben did, he can also transform himself." - George Lucas quote during story conference, Making of The Empire Strikes Back, page 24.

  12. Floyds high heels

    Floyds high heels

    10 horas atrás

    He shouldn’t be but the new movies are so shit they need old characters back

  13. William M Want

    William M Want

    10 horas atrás

    fucking nerds

  14. EP114587


    11 horas atrás

    Because it’s a movie and writers can add or remove what they please. Fascinating isn’t it?

  15. Sir Dickenstein.

    Sir Dickenstein.

    12 horas atrás


  16. DankAssVibes


    12 horas atrás

    He'll be a force ghost to Kylo but not the antagonist cause his last clone body died when han solo killed him but solo is dead so everything would be scrambled but exited for the movie

  17. Mom Fears My Music

    Mom Fears My Music

    13 horas atrás

    Damn, dude. You nailed it 8 months ago!

  18. Leonardo Hernandez

    Leonardo Hernandez

    13 horas atrás

    Damn.. you called it..

  19. Tyler Eldridge

    Tyler Eldridge

    14 horas atrás

    Well done. Called it!

  20. Jonah Reimer

    Jonah Reimer

    14 horas atrás

    Kills favourite character in the universe, brings back the enemy that the best character was supposed to defeat... Makes sense...

  21. Wario


    15 horas atrás

    I think Kylo Ren's action scene from the trailer is him and the First Order taking over a territory. I predict he will rebuild the mask when he hears of Rey's whereabouts.

  22. Jack Long

    Jack Long

    16 horas atrás

    1; in the trailer it sounded like Snoke to me. 2; I think that Snoke was Sidious’s son. I think the Emperor knew that Darth Vader would never be able to reach his full potential, and so he had a son, in the hopes of one day replacing Vader. But of course I could be entirely wrong, 😊.

    • Francisco del Valle Ojeda

      Francisco del Valle Ojeda

      12 horas atrás

      Hes older than Palpatine, in fact in akt tho theres an ancient mural with him drawn. Jj at his time said he was older than Palpatine.

  23. Kevin Romero

    Kevin Romero

    16 horas atrás

    Easy!.....Rey is actually the bad guy.

  24. Stop Code Zero Echo

    Stop Code Zero Echo

    16 horas atrás

    Don't forget that Darth Bane mastered the ritual of essensce transfer from Darth Undedu's holocron and both Plaugius and Sidious were decendants of Bane's sith order so it's not completely impossible for Sidious to have escaped death.

  25. fercho kn

    fercho kn

    17 horas atrás

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ + desesperación + falta de imaginación + sjw con retraso mental - han & luke muertos = star wars 9 para el wc y las caras de zombies de esos aficionados que no tienen la más mier%%$%& idea de lo que significa starwars

  26. Matthew Smith

    Matthew Smith

    17 horas atrás

    Someone from Disney must have watched this video. Ha ha

  27. K ris

    K ris

    17 horas atrás

    Best plan would be episode 8 was Finn’s ER tank dream

  28. ChanCeNecK


    18 horas atrás

    Kylo Ren is borderline psychotic....

  29. Rich Garcia

    Rich Garcia

    19 horas atrás

    Wow... So we know Lucas Film watches this channel....

  30. 炎Kuraiji


    19 horas atrás

    Used spirit transfer

  31. Yarnball G

    Yarnball G

    19 horas atrás

    He looks soooo gooddd in the thumbnail

  32. Aman 0527

    Aman 0527

    20 horas atrás

    I think it would be cool if in episode 9 it’s revealed that Kylo had a severe case of PTSD after killing Han, and he developed split personalities

  33. Paul Byrd

    Paul Byrd

    21 hora atrás

    What if palpatine is plagues. Anakin did turn into vadar just like vadar said he killed anakin!

  34. JRPowell3_Music


    21 hora atrás

    They should abort, start over! Hopefully the next will not be as stupid. 2 movies in, poor development of new characters, poor use of original cast. The disturbance in the Force is the lousy job of Episode 8! The only thing I liked is the aesthetics and visual effects. Plot too bland and bad taste.

  35. Andrew Hacker

    Andrew Hacker

    22 horas atrás

    Has anyone else ever noticed parallels between World War II and Star Wars? The Imperial officers wear the high black boots and jodhpurs reminiscent of German Wehrmacht bigwigs, and the belts are even the same, just the Star Wars ones do not have swastikas. As for Stormtroopers, could be derived from the Sturmtruppen of World War I. The helmets of AT-ST pilots look pretty much like M35 Stahlhelms with extended ear cover fin things and without the front visor.The DL 88 is a C96 with a scope and jacked-up barrel, the A 280 is a jacked-up Sturmgewehr vierundvierzig, the Dl 19 is an MG vierunddreißig, the T-21 is a Lewis Gun, the Rt 97 is and MG funfzehn, the CA-87 looks like a Lee-Enfield with its stock cut off and the barrel screwed with, and the A180 is a Luger P08 with the barrel messed with, and the E-11 is a British WWII gun, a Sterling of some type, I think. Surprisingly, the standard-issue guns of the Imperials is British, and that of the rebels is German. About the only guns on the right side are are the variants of the DL-19, the German Maschinengewehr vierunddreißig. They do not even give the Imperials the Luger, they give it to Jyn Erso, and if someone thinks of a German gun, the first three that come to mind are as follows, Luger, Stg44, and MG 42(MG42 is not in Star Wars as far as I have seen,) and these are given to the rebels. And that is the original trilogy, in the First Order they do the whole "Heil Hitler," arm salute but with a closed fist. So they gave space Germans British guns and Space resistance German guns.The Imperials are just WW II Germans but in space and without genocide. This massive comment is my two nerd areas colliding, World War II and Star Wars. Oh No! Now Führer Sidious and Darth Hitler are getting mixed up in my mind! As well as Reichsmarschall Vader and Darth Göring.

    • Justin Spenker

      Justin Spenker

      18 horas atrás

      Lucas took notes straight out of WW2 and the Roman Empire to develop the Empire so yes you are correct

    • Andrew Hacker

      Andrew Hacker

      22 horas atrás

      Now I have Führer Sidious and Darth Hitler mixed up in my mind. As well as Reichsmarschall Vader and Darth Göring.

  36. Andrew Hacker

    Andrew Hacker

    22 horas atrás

    Why did I get a Christmas commercial before the video? It is April for Pete's sake.

  37. Tarack1


    23 horas atrás

    The question I have is, was Palestine returning the idea all along? Or did JJ and the scriptwriters have to think of how they could possibly restore any semblance of enjoyment to the Star Wars Saga after the abomination that is Rian Johnson? I feel like most fans would have happily accepted Episode 8 being re-made and Rian Johnson’s “vision” made into an example of how not to make a film.

  38. PromiserOfDeath2


    Dia atrás

    I'd like to see Marka Ragnos appear in film. If you remembered Marka Ragnos was suppose to come back and take control over Tavion.

  39. Mahatab Chowdhury

    Mahatab Chowdhury

    Dia atrás

    It was Luke’s voice he was laughing

  40. DC 8091

    DC 8091

    Dia atrás

    They need him to try and bring back everyone who hated TLJ

  41. sakor88


    Dia atrás

    Immaculate conception does not mean virginal conception. Get your theological terms correct.

  42. mws755


    Dia atrás

    Dude is a prophet lol

  43. cavanaughphoto


    Dia atrás

    You nailed it! I'm looking forward to seeing in which capacity Palpatine returns.

  44. Dan Buckingham

    Dan Buckingham

    Dia atrás

    Their is only one "return", and it ain't of the king, but of the jedi.

  45. Mufflee


    Dia atrás

    Bro. You got the inside scoop or something?!?!?

  46. Jim Olofsson

    Jim Olofsson

    Dia atrás

    Easy, he´s not alive, probably just another order left behind in a holocron in case of death.

  47. Izzy Coburn

    Izzy Coburn

    Dia atrás

    Alan: *Wakes up after nightmarish Force visions of Episode Nine being bad* Star Wars: What is it? Alan: Another vision. Of your next movie dying in theaters. I won't let this one become real. Alan: *Posts this video*

  48. Sid Kamadi

    Sid Kamadi

    Dia atrás

    Damn. I thought you made this after the trailer. Brilliant work. And it makes sense.

  49. Chris Roberts

    Chris Roberts

    Dia atrás


  50. Joey Smith

    Joey Smith

    Dia atrás

    I still say, Sidious was puppeting Snoke (really Plageuis malformed body), and is the reason he's coming back now. Was never dead because he learned how to cheat death as he so adequately put it. And it serves the Rule of 2 for the Sith, between him and Kylo. Don't forget, the Jedi Council didn't want to train Anakin because he was too old. It's not a bad thing that a Sith lord is conflicted, don't forget about the story with Darth Revan.

  51. TR33 HOUS3 PARTY83

    TR33 HOUS3 PARTY83

    Dia atrás


  52. Alexi Berthe

    Alexi Berthe

    Dia atrás

    Did you just predict the fucking future ?

  53. Dan H

    Dan H

    Dia atrás

    I can’t believe they actually got this right. Well done 👏

  54. peter morriss

    peter morriss

    Dia atrás

    Wait WHAT!!! This video is from Oct 2018? Excellent job man, that is fantastic film theory right there. I assumed it was new until I saw the comments.

  55. MiniBobber


    Dia atrás

    Not only jedi are able to tho... Its litterly anyone who is connected to the force who can become a ghost it just has to do with how you use the force and how you believe in it. This is explained somewhere but I cant find it atm but just look at darth marr

  56. Darth Clumsy

    Darth Clumsy

    Dia atrás

    Hes only alive as hologram

  57. MrFrazzal


    Dia atrás

    I’m so tired of hearing people complain bout rian Johnson, don’t get me wrong the last Jedi has its problems. But still to this day it’s one of my favourite Star Wars films equal to empire strikes back. Kylo ren is still a villain just like Vader who is flawed and difficult to guess what they’re going to do. Killing smoke in fact is what with our suppose to do and I think kylo now leading the first order is scary. You now have a very powerful sith leading the most powerful fascist organisation in the universe. I’m excited to see the emperor ‘return’ but I don’t think he’s in it as much as we think, but who knows. What I love most bout last Jedi is it made me feel like a kid watching empire where at the end of it I have no idea what’s going to happen next. That’s how I feel for rise of skywalker, I’ve no idea what will happen and I love that. As someone who writes stories I hate going to watch a movie being able to guess what will happen and then go watch it unfold that way. I should be surprised I should be left unsure, anyway that’s how I feel and I think people need to get over last Jedi. I love it and I love how bold it is, if you don’t love it fine but don’t keep trying to tear rian down, it’s already been reported on that jj abrams agreed to rian’s script and his changes. Kathleen Kennedy did the same and admitted that the emperor was always to return. So let’s grow up stop throwing insults about the last Jedi, if you don’t like it fine if you love it fine but let’s all unite in our nerdy geek excitement of Star Wars for the new film.

  58. pustulio81


    Dia atrás

    I'm just gonna assume Abrams took inspiration from Darth Vitiate. It's been a while since I played SWTOR, but, if I recall correctly, Vitiate became so powerful that doesn't actually have, or need, a body of his own anymore. It's like he dwells within the dark side itself and possesses various people simultaneously to act as his physical self. Like, one person is his voice, another is his eyes, etc. Unless Sidious discovered the dark side equivalent of a force ghost, it's really the only thing I can think of that would explain his return.

  59. Nick Romano

    Nick Romano

    Dia atrás

    Fk Johnson

  60. J Natt

    J Natt

    Dia atrás

    Finn should have just woke up from a bad dream or Rea should have saw episode8 as a bad trip

  61. Byron Herrera

    Byron Herrera

    Dia atrás

    This guy is a real jedi! Congrats on calling it.

  62. Zagica


    Dia atrás

    No one is ever really gone.

  63. Chester Bowles

    Chester Bowles

    Dia atrás

    guess djw

  64. Chester Bowles

    Chester Bowles

    Dia atrás

    I love dolphins....I'm sjw over that shit

  65. Chester Bowles

    Chester Bowles

    Dia atrás

    Palpatine is dead...end of story.....everything else is a nod to fanboys who will eat this shit up........

  66. themichael 99

    themichael 99

    Dia atrás

    Knowing Disney they would get the hype up 4 Palpatine 2 live but then it will turn out 2 be just a hologram they find of Palpatine in the ruins of the death star I really hope that he has come back but l owing Disney...

  67. Josephus Smythe

    Josephus Smythe

    Dia atrás

    Good call. lol

  68. scott Wallace

    scott Wallace

    Dia atrás

    Writ my man said writ .......

  69. Munchie Mac

    Munchie Mac

    Dia atrás

    I find you're lack of faith disturbing

  70. Munchie Mac

    Munchie Mac

    Dia atrás

    I am the Senate!!

  71. Patrick Peralta

    Patrick Peralta

    Dia atrás

    the hardcore fan critics are just a bunch of big babies when they don't get their way. I've enjoyed all the Star Wars movies that have come out over the years. and in my opinion if I enjoyed the movies then that's all that matters. I'm not picky like most fans.

  72. LT CM

    LT CM

    Dia atrás

    Ruin Johnson, Bob and Kathleen are the true antagonists!!!

  73. Patrick Peralta

    Patrick Peralta

    Dia atrás

    I mean there is General Hux and he possibly could have become the main bad guy before " The Last Jedi" but now he's just a cartoon character routinely thrown around by Force Users. LMAO................ i love that comment had me in tears with Laughter.

  74. Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI

    Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI

    Dia atrás


  75. Mister Marshall

    Mister Marshall

    Dia atrás

    You were right. Omg, good on you brother. The force must be strong in your family lol

  76. &&


    Dia atrás

    Fuck TLJ

  77. VivancoTV


    Dia atrás

    Impressive.... VERY impressive.

  78. Justin Cooper

    Justin Cooper

    Dia atrás

    Ruin Johnson was only interested into pushing his and Kennedy's feminazi agenda, neither was worried about making an actual Star Wars movie.

  79. DemiGod _Scrub

    DemiGod _Scrub

    Dia atrás

    And Papaltine's laugh.. Is the same one from RTJ.. "Everything is going according to plan, as I have Forseen" only the O. G. Fans would recognize that scene.. And Remember that laugh..

  80. DemiGod _Scrub

    DemiGod _Scrub

    Dia atrás

    It was doomed from the start.. I dont even care anymore.. Disney butchered the E. U. And claimed it wasn't cannon anymore.. Just to use some plots elements from the so called "non cannon" E. U. To be used, to create a fan fiction? That uses plots points from the Epi 4 A New Hope? Yeah that's TFA in a nutshell.. I mean. What the actual fuck Disney? Haven't seen TLJ.. Don't wanna see.. TROS trailer was so cringe.. To me... A 1000 generations of Jedi live inside you now?. How? What did rey learn or achieve? She hasnt even defeated a true sith lord yet.. Even luke fought vader TWICE and won the 2nd fight.. And that was Fucking Darth Vader.. Who the fuck has rey fought? Emo Ren? With her convient mary sue powers? WHAT? Han, leia, luke ...all dead.. One actually in real life.. This franchise is cursed.. Emo Ren isn't even a true sith lord for god sakes.. I mean what the hell? If he was , he would have a "Darth Title" Darth Bane,Vader, Nihlious, Viacitiant, Sidious, Revan etc, etc,

  81. Ron Sharma

    Ron Sharma

    Dia atrás

    30 minutes to drop 100 kilometers? Do you even math bro? If we consider 9.8m/s^2 as the default acceleration due to gravity, it would take 142.86 seconds to fall that distance. That said, considering you predicted this before anyone else is nothing short of remarkable!

  82. James Davis

    James Davis

    Dia atrás

    What is it with you guys digging through the lore? Let's not ignore the elephant in the room. Palpatine is being brought back because Snoke was killed off in TLJ. This isn't hard. It's called retconning. Nothing was planned in this trilogy. It's called lazy writing.

    • James Davis

      James Davis

      Hora atrás

      +Terry Cupboards A lot of people knew J.J. Abrams was going to do it because he doesn't have an ounce of creative writing in his body. He even stole the plot and title of Episode IX from a Twitter user's tweet from 2012. I'm not kidding, look up GabbyG41. According to this guy's tweet, who Abrams is obviously copying, the Emperor is saved via General Grievous' parts. Abrams has made it a career of copying and pasting other writers' work. Are you ready for more mysteries that don't make a lick of sense with no meaningful payoffs?

    • Terry Cupboards

      Terry Cupboards

      2 horas atrás

      +James Davis to be fair, no one in their right mind thought palpatine would be brought back. Even generation tech didn't expect it to happen, even though they thought it was a possibility. You might be the first person i've met who predicted that, so congrats. and it doesn't lessen vader's sacrifice. palpatine is not physically alive, but he may have learned from plageuis how to cheat death through the force. vader was still redeemed and with the help of luke still got rid of the emperor (even if for the time being), bringing down the empire in the entire galaxy

    • James Davis

      James Davis

      15 horas atrás

      That doesn't matter. People knew they were bringing Palpatine back just because Snoke was killed off in TLJ. None of this was planned from the very beginning. That's why it's not being respected by so many fans. Not only does this move lessen Vader's sacrifice, it destroys continunity. It's so anti-climactic.

    • AGENTA909


      19 horas atrás

      You do realize this video is 5 months old right?

  83. Alexander Valdez

    Alexander Valdez

    Dia atrás

    Well nobody ever died from a fall..

  84. Anthony's Random Stuff

    Anthony's Random Stuff

    Dia atrás

    I think Palpatine is a blue (red? or maybe black?) glowy found in the ruins of the Death Star (which you see in the trailer) on Endor. Not necessarily alive.

  85. Bob Thenob

    Bob Thenob

    Dia atrás

    Good points But Disney is making the film so I wouldn't put it past them that it's not Palpatine but his long lost twin Brother, Dave Dave the Sith Lord

  86. Peter Flynn

    Peter Flynn

    Dia atrás

    Palpatine created Anakin. In Canon. Read the comics.

  87. General Leopold Horchigli

    General Leopold Horchigli

    Dia atrás

    it makes no fucking sense tho

  88. RyanIsNerdy


    Dia atrás

    Darth Sidious' master was Plagueis, which in his story to Anakin, could save others from death but not himself... Later: "together we can gain this power" to Vader. Maybe he did master it, but also surpassed. Relatively easy writing if you review the films to figure out where to take story themes next when doing a script, honestly.

    • RyanIsNerdy


      Dia atrás

      And honestly, it could be shown to where he does create Rey. It's shown that she's split, maybe they're just gonna buckle down and really listen to what fans have been harping on. I mean, Rey's fighting stance with a saber is like Palpy's.

  89. he's the Master

    he's the Master

    Dia atrás

    A good bad guy never really dies. He influences those he deems worthy of his own selfish desires. He found Snoke and used him to create a new army. He came to Ben Solo in dreams and put the thoughts of revenge against his uncle Luke into him. All to destroy the Skywalker clan both from within and out! Sidious is doing this without physical form. Remember in the Lord of the Rings we had a very similar bad guy without a body. Sauron is Sidious in the final trilogy, doing almost the exact thing here, to rule them all!

  90. Chandrakanta Patil

    Chandrakanta Patil

    Dia atrás

    Bro ScreenRant copied you fuck them

  91. Asteroid Arts

    Asteroid Arts

    Dia atrás

    One way I’d forgive the way Last Jedi dealt with Snoke (him dying) is that if he was a rogue deformed clone of emperor tasked with creating a counter balance to the light which emperor knew was a thing. So he lived in the wreckage of the Death Star playing puppet master over Snoke and the First Order.

  92. Wolverine Pete

    Wolverine Pete

    Dia atrás

    So that means a force ghost is incapable of laughter.

  93. J C

    J C

    Dia atrás

    He can’t...

  94. Steven


    Dia atrás

    I’ll tell you how !!!???... because JJ moron is a mediocre amateur. Hence, he did the only thing a sneaky, shady money 💰 monger could do! He purposely integrated original iconic characters into his so called film so he can subliminally lure all you morons to watch this stupid corporate film.

  95. Andrew Dimas

    Andrew Dimas

    Dia atrás

    Palpating survived like how luke did in cloud city...just a stormtrooper in a tie fighter rescued palpatine 😂😂😂

  96. Paul Thomas

    Paul Thomas

    Dia atrás

    Dark side Force Essence transfer! That he probably learned from Plaqueis before Killing him, If this is TRUE?

  97. king muizz

    king muizz

    Dia atrás

    Everyone's shocked at this dude guessing this over....A freaking Year!! Damn bro...

  98. Oblogonogo


    Dia atrás

    to be fair, If i were jj, tasked with cobbling together a sequel from broken pieces, Id search youtube for theories too

  99. yoshy 262

    yoshy 262

    Dia atrás

    He's using an time machine.

  100. cj Smith

    cj Smith

    Dia atrás

    Just like obi wan givjng himself to the force and disappearing that’s probably what palpatine in the dark side form in a blast of light

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