Emperor Palpatine
Emperor Palpatine
General Information

Gender Male
Aliases Darth Sidious, Senator Palpatine, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Race Human
TV Show Star Wars: Clone Wars
Film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Credit Ian McDiarmid, Clive Revill


Emperor Palpatine is the mastermind antagonist in the first two Star Wars trilogies. The prequels show how he came he to power, and corrupts Anakin to the Dark Side of the Force. The original trilogy, taking place after the prequels, he rules the galaxy as its emperor through fear and corruption.


Major Plots

Personality and Traits



  • Anakin, if one is to understand the great mystery, one must study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic narrow view of the Jedi. If you wish to become a complete and wise leader, you must embrace...a larger view of the Force. Be careful of the Jedi, Anakin. They fear you. In time, they will destroy you. Let me show you the true nature of the Force. Only through me can you achieve a power greater than any Jedi! Learn to know the dark side of the Force, and you will be able to save your wife from certain death.