I just finished darth plagueis by james luceno, published by del rey. Darth plagueis is a novel by james luceno that tells the backstory of the dark lord of the sith. Darth plagueis is the most revelatory star wars novel since. The rise of skywalker novel debunks popular palpatine. Darth plagueis, remembered as darth plagueis the wise, was a male muun dark lord of the sith and heir to the lineage of darth bane.
It is the most indepth look at the longterm plan of the sith to culminate in the domination of the galaxy. This episode we talk about the darth plagueis theory in star wars episode 7. For these reasons, it seems clear that sidious is back because of the power of plagueis. Darth plagueis was alive until shortly after palpatine became the new supreme chancellor, and he was also on coruscant at the time. We take a look at the events surrounding the chosen ones mysterious birth. Darth plagueis is a star wars legends novel by james luceno set during the. Palpatine issues order 66, commanding the clone troopers to turn on their jedi generals, while dispatching vader to kill everyone inside the jedi temple and then murder the separatist leaders on the planet mustafar. Later in the film, palpatine as sidious tempts anakin to the dark side by promising to use this power to prevent. Darth plagueis was a dark lord of the sith, so powerful and so wise th0590d79466 supreme chancellor palpatine, star wars. That said, the newer novel tarkin, written by the same author. Anakin is very receptive to the myth, as nightmares of padmes death have haunted him relentlessly. By this point, anakin had been to coruscant once to meet the jedi council with quigon. Trained by darth tenebrous, plagueis mastered the art and science of midichlorian manipulation. Palpatine entices anakin toward the dark side by recounting the story of darth.
I had never really been that curious about palpatine or his master. Here are a few of my thoughts and opinions of the novel star wars. However, palpatine had expressed his awareness of the dark side and perhaps more suspiciously the sith at a much earlier time, when he told anakin about the tragedy of darth plagueis. Detailing palpatines apprenticeship, and revealing more about his master, darth plagueis that he told anakin about, the novel veers into new territory for the star wars series. Then, as is the way of the sith, he was murdered by his pprentice, darth sidious.
Revenge of the sith, fans have lamored to know the true story of darth plagueis and darth sidious. At this point, palpatine had not revealed his true self to anakin, but this scene was a pivotal bridge. Publie aux etatsunis par del rey books en 2012, puis traduit en francais et. Why darth plagueis is anakin s real father star wars explained. The films and books disagree star wars the last jedi is all about the skywalkers but did darth plagueis really manipulate the. The darth plagueis novel isnt considered canon anymore due to clashes with major plot points of the clone wars, and some of what lucas envisioned for plagueis and sidious origins and relationship.
Quigon believes that the boyanakin is his namestands at the center of a vergence in the force, and. The films and books disagree star wars the last jedi is all about the skywalkers but did darth plagueis really manipulate the midichlorians to create. Both palpatine and plagueis are anxious and obsessed with meeting anakin. Darth plagueis is a fictional character in the star wars franchise, first mentioned in star wars. Anakin and obiwan have gone to rescue chancellor palpatine and get to his position same as in the actual story. Some 9 years before the events of episode 1 the phantom menace,plagueis and palpatine performed int. Star wars story group member debunks palpatine and anakin. Plagueis was a sith lord so wise and powerful, that he could. Why was anakin not suspicious about palpatine knowing. The novel covers the later life and machinations of sith lord darth plagueis real name hego damask ii, over a.
Star wars episode 7 the darth plagueis theory youtube. Why darth plagueis is anakins real father star wars. Revenge of the sith is the one where palpatine entices anakin toward the dark side by recounting the story of darth plagueisa sith lord who manipulates the force in an effort to become immortal. I found it to be a really rich expansion to the star wars universe. The ultimate classic on palpatine is james lucenos darth plagueis.
Anakin appeared to be both surprised and suspicious at what palpatine just said. Star wars has debunked the popular theory from the rise of skywalker that emperor palpatine was actually darth plagueis all along. This incident was probably the biggest reason for anakins distrust of the jedi council. I love the scene in part because it focuses on personal. Sidious killed plagueis by ambushing him while he was drunk and sleeping. Revenge of the sith, the emperor palpatine tells disillusioned jedi anakin skywalker the story of the legendary sith lord, darth plagueis, who sought to master the force to control the power over life and death. How did darth plagueis almost meet anakin in person. Palpatine tells anakin of the legend of darth plagueis, a sith lord who was said to be so powerful he could both create life and prevent people from dying. Darth plagueis, by james luceno, is one that has the potential to do just that. The character of darth plagueis is canon, however, as he was mentioned on screen by chancellor palpatine in star wars. Jj abrams favorite star wars prequel scene is darth plagueis. Current, disneyowned canon has confirmed that the apprentice was palpatine, also known as darth sidious.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading darth plagueis. The tragedy of darth plagueis the wise, palpatines sith legend, told of plagueis abilities to create and preserve life. The plot concerns itself with the life and times of the titular character, darth plagueis, and his dual efforts to conquer the galaxy and achieve immortality through manipulation of the midichlorians that. Darth plagueis is a novel by james luceno that tells the backstory of the dark lord of the sith, darth plagueis. When palpatine tells anakin about darth plagueis the wise, this was the point where fans began to believe that palpatine may be anakins father. Palpatine, learning of anakins vision of padames death, recounts how a sith lord grew so powerful enough to control life and death. When the book was then cancelled it didnt bother me. Pdf star wars darth plagueis download full pdf book. A star wars book, darth plagueis, told the story of the characters backstory but it is no longer considered star wars canon. He is the mentor and murder victim of future emperor sheev palpatine a. Anakin then pledges himself to the dark side as palpatines sith apprentice, darth vader. The rise of skywalker states that rather than palpatine having been the apprentice of darth plagueis the wise, the sith lord actually was plagueis himself.
Most of his story will probably transition into canon in the future, and is still worth the read. This book focuses on two sith lords namely darth plagueis and his apprentice darth sidious aka palpatine. Why darth plagueis was terrified of anakin but sidious embraced. Obsessed with eternal life, he experimented with ways to cheat. It was originally scheduled for release in october of 2008, but its release was canceled. Star wars legends star wars legends book 19 kindle edition by luceno, james.
Darth plagueis does not make any appearances throughout the current film canon, but is mentioned when palpatine explains his story to anakin skywalker about. When palpatine tells anakin about darth plagueis the wise, this was the point where fans began to believe that palpatine may be anakins. The star wars story group officially confirms anakin skywalker was. New star wars comic might reveal darth vaders true father.
He says every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Initially, the story explores the rise of plagueis as a sith lord. To be honest, when a darth plagueis novel was announced back in 2007 it didnt really excite me. The novel takes the phantom menace menace and adds a second layer to the film it didnt have until i read this novel. Star wars books about palpatine youtini reading guide. However, he did use plagueis story to seduce anakin skywalker into becoming vader.
Detailing palpatine s apprenticeship, and revealing more about his master, darth plagueis that he told anakin about, the novel veers into new territory for the star wars series. Darth sidious, who later frames his history and reputed ability to control natural phenomena of life and death as a legend used to lure anakin skywalker to the dark side of the force. Darth plagueis is a star wars legends novel by james luceno set during the final decades of the old republic beginning approximately 67 years before the battle of yavin in a new hope. Heres why the snoke darth plagueis theories are probably. The first part of the book, detailing plagueis efforts to harness the power of the force to grant immortality, has greater novelty, and occasional scenes later in the book hint at a more mystical story. Star wars debunks rise of skywalkers plagueispalpatine. That story suggested that darth plagueis and darth sidious reached out. Everything palpatine really did when he killed plagueis star. Donate to help improve frequency and quality of content. However, sue rostoni later stated that the book had been reinstated, and the novel was to be. Anakin skywalkers father finally revealed screen rant. Palpatines response is that it cannot be learned from a jedi.
The nice thing about darth plagueis legends novel is it is one of the books that shows the legend of darth plagueis, but at the same time keeps him mysterious, because we dont really know what happened. Star wars comic finally reveals anakin skywalkers father. How did anakin kill all jedi at the temple during order 66. In my opinion, it does what a star wars novel can do at its best, augment the films for the better. When some fans went hunting for more intel, revenge of the sith came into play when palpatine is talking to anakin about darth plagueis. Purchased in revenge of the sith, while attending a ballet, supreme chancellor palpatine casually mentions to anakin skywalker the tale of darth plagueis.
Anakin learns that plagueis knew how to prevent death and that he taught his apprentice everything he knew. The dark reality behind darth plagueis lasting influence on the clone wars duration. This means that the character could conceivably reenter the core saga but with a new interpretation subtly or even wildly different in the future. Soon the discussion became about the tale of darth plagueis, a sith lord with the power to prevent people from dying. Did you ever hear the tragedy of darth plagueis the wise. For this scene, ive taken the significantly longer dialogue from the revenge of the sith novelization audiobook and worked the footage from the film around it. What makes this even more remarkable is that much of it is information i never thought would see the light of day. Although named after his master, darth plagueis is as much about sidious as his wise. You may be looking for the legends novel darth plagueis.1127 746 772 49 535 995 272 678 288 313 1361 1206 237 1287 332 802 452 1126 702 261 293 10 60 589 445 1028 1493 1493 81 1055 292 1348 230 1387 1477 879 913 880