Real Name: Emperor Palpatine
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visions, lightsaber combat skills, Force lightening, guile
Palpatine was a successful Dark lord of the Sith. A product of the Sith's Rule of Two, he would eventually exact the Sith's ultimate revenge by driving the Jedi into near extinction and taking control of the galaxy. Palpatine rose to lead the universe as Emperor by secretly initiating the Clone Wars conflict with his apprentice, Darth Tyranus, the former Jedi Count Dooku. He ruled the galaxy with an iron fist until he was ultimately betrayed by his last apprentice, Darth Vader. He returned several times as a clone, but he would be ultimately defeated by Darth Vader's children, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa-Solo.
Palpatine appeared in many comics, most notably in the Dark Empire saga and the prequel era comic books. He appeared in all but one of the films, 1977's Star Wars, but he is revealed to be the main antagonist of the series and architect of many evil plots.
First Appearance: Star Wars (1977) #42
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Classic Star Wars (1992)
Classic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1994)
TPB Classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1994)
- 'The Comic Book Adaptation'TPB
TPB Marvel Comics Illustrated/Marvel Illustrated Books (1970)
- 'The Comic Book Adaptation'TPB SE
- 'Special Edition'
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars (1998)
Star Wars (2013)
TPB vol. 01 Star Wars -erikoisjulkaisu (2003)
- 'In The Shadow of Yavin'TPB vol. 02
- 'From The Ruins of Alderaan'#1
- 'In the Shadow of Yavin (part 1 of 4)'#7#13
- 'Five Days of Sith (part 1 of 2)'#14
- 'Five Days of Sith (part 2 of 2)'#18
Star Wars [FIN] (1999)
Star Wars Galaxy (2010)
Star Wars Galaxy Magazine (1994)
Star Wars Handbook (1998)
#2 Star Wars Omnibus (2006)
- 'Crimson Empire'#3
- 'Dark Empire'
Star Wars Tales (1999)
Star Wars Visionaries (2005)
Star Wars: Boba Fett - Enemy of the Empire (1999)
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures (2004)
Star Wars: Crimson Empire (1997)
Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (1997)
Star Wars: Dark Times (2006)
#1 Star Wars: Dark Times - Out of the Wilderness (2011)
- 'The Path to Nowhere, Part 1'#1 (Dark Horse 100)
- 'The Path to Nowhere, Part 1'#3
- 'The Path to Nowhere, Part 3'#5
- 'The Path to Nowhere, Part 5'#12
- 'Vector, Part 6'#13
- 'Blue Harvest, Part 1 (of 5)'
#2 Star Wars: Darth Maul (2000)
- 'Out of the Wilderness Part Two (of Five)'
Star Wars: Empire (2002)
TPB vol. 01 Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back - Manga (1999)
- 'Betrayal, Part 1'#2
- 'Betrayal, Part 2'#3
- 'Betrayal, Part 3'#4
- 'Betrayal, Part 4'
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (2009)
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace - Manga (1999)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith (2005)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2010)
Star Wars: Evasive Action (2005)
Star Wars: Jango Fett - Open Seasons (2002)
Star Wars: Jedi (2003)
Star Wars: Jedi Council: Acts of War (2000)
Star Wars: Jedi Quest (2001)
Star Wars: Obsesja (2005)
Star Wars: Obsession (2004)
Star Wars: One for One (2013)
#1 Star Wars: Purge (2005)
- 'In The Shadow Of Yavin, Part 1 (of 4)'
Star Wars: Purge - Seconds to Die (2009)
Star Wars: Purge - The Hidden Blade (2010)
Star Wars: Republic (2002)
#46 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Manga (1999)
- 'Honor and Duty, Part One'#48
- 'Honor and Duty, Part Three'#49
- 'The Defense of Kamino'#57
- 'The Battle of Jabiim, Part Three: Lightning Rods'#57 (Hasbro Comic Pack)
- 'The Battle of Jabiim, Part Three: Lightning Rods'#61
- 'Dead Ends'#63
- 'Striking from the Shadows'#64
- 'Dreadnaughts of Rendili, Part Three'#72
- 'Trackdown, Part One'#73
- 'Trackdown, Part Two'#78
- 'Hidden Enemy, Part Two'#82 (Hasbro Comic Pack)
- 'Hidden Enemy, Part Two'
Star Wars: Reversal of Fortune (2004)
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)
TPB Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire - Evolution (1998)
- 'Shadows of the Empire'#1
- 'Part 1 of 6'#3
- 'Part 3 of 6'#4
- 'Part 4 of 6'
#1 Star Wars: Tag & Bink II (2006)
- 'Chapter 1: After the Fall'#4
- 'Chapter 4: Metamorphosis'
#2 Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here (2006)
- 'Episode I: Revenge of the Clone Menace'
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
#5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Sith Hunters (2012)
- 'Slaves of the Republic Chapter 5: A Slave Now, A Slave Forever'#7
- 'In Service of the Republic: Part One of Three'#10
- 'Hero of the Confederacy, Part One of Three'#11
- 'Hero of the Confederacy, Part Two of Three'#12
- 'Hero of the Confederacy, Part Three of Three'
Star Wars: The Clone Wars [FIN] (2009)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia (2010)
Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga (2012)
HC Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008)
- 'Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga'
OGN SC Star Wars: Union (1999)
- 'The Force Unleashed'
Star Wars: Vader's Quest (1999)
Dark Lord of the Sith
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