October 3, 2022
Palpatine's return in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker has finally been explained

Palpatine’s return in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker has finally been explained. Annlyel investigates

Bits and pieces of The Rise of Skywalker novelization are starting to be shared on the internet and unsurprisingly things are only getting more convoluted. A synopsis shared on starwars.com showcased Kylo’s encounter with a strange creature called the Eye of Webbish Bog during his epic murderous rampage on Mustafar.


The extra details to the scene were supposed to inspire intrigue and excitement but I found myself feeling neither. And now there’s been a new development via the expanded edition of The Rise of Skywalker. Palpatine has now been confirmed to be a clone. Yes, the Palpatine we saw in The Rise of Skywalker was a clone harboring Palpatine’s spirit within the shriveled body. Um…how does that make any sense?

If they made Palpatine a clone form why was the form so horrible. Why couldn’t they have created Palpatine’s youngest and most fit form for his spirit to inhabit and let that version of Palpatine unleash his power on the world? Once again, it’s not making sense people! And what about Snoke? Was Snoke another terrible clone gone wrong or…? I mean, I’m just confused.

Emperoro Palpatine Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker

The more information that is being released for this novelization the more bummed I’m getting about this movie. The Rise of Skywalker was a mess. It was a story that had so many ideas thrown into it I see now that the final version we got was the best version we could’ve had. The extended material is only making the story that much more confusing, which I honestly didn’t think would be possible.

It seems The Rise of Skywalker isn’t done surprising me in the worst ways though.


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Annlyel James is a prolific Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her own blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter @annlyeljames where she channels the Force frequently!


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