Palpatine

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Sheev Palpatine (also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious and initially credited as the Emperor) is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the Star Wars franchise, mainly portrayed by Ian McDiarmid.wikipedia
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Ian McDiarmid

Sheev Palpatine (also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious and initially credited as the Emperor) is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the Star Wars franchise, mainly portrayed by Ian McDiarmid.
Ian McDiarmid (born 11 August 1944) is a Scottish actor and director of stage and screen, best known for portraying Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series.

Galactic Empire (Star Wars)

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In the original trilogy, he is depicted as emperor of the Galactic Empire and the master of Darth Vader.
The Empire's origins are depicted in the prequel Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), where it replaces the Galactic Republic at the end of the Clone Wars orchestrated by Palpatine, who was then the Republic's Supreme Chancellor.

Darth Vader

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In the original trilogy, he is depicted as emperor of the Galactic Empire and the master of Darth Vader.
He is a primary antagonist in the original trilogy, but, as Anakin Skywalker, is the main protagonist of the prequel trilogy up until the third film, where he becomes one of the two main antagonists (following his conversion to the dark side of the force) along with Palpatine.

Star Wars

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Sheev Palpatine (also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious and initially credited as the Emperor) is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the Star Wars franchise, mainly portrayed by Ian McDiarmid.
The trilogy begins 32 years before Episode IV and follows the Jedi training of Anakin Skywalker, Luke's father, and creation of the Sith lord Darth Vader, as well as the corruption of the Galactic Republic and rise of the Empire of Darth Sidious.

Naboo

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In the prequel trilogy, he is portrayed as a charismatic Senator from Naboo who uses Machiavellian deception and political manipulation to rise to the position of Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic and transform it into the Empire and serves as the main antagonist alongside Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader in the third film. In the 1999 prequel Episode I: The Phantom Menace, which is set 32 years before A New Hope, Palpatine (named onscreen for the first time) is depicted as a middle-aged Galactic Senator from the planet Naboo.
Located in the Chommell sector, Naboo is the home planet of Padmé Amidala and Jar Jar Binks, as well as Senator (later Supreme Chancellor and then Emperor) Palpatine.

Star Wars prequel trilogy

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In the prequel trilogy, he is portrayed as a charismatic Senator from Naboo who uses Machiavellian deception and political manipulation to rise to the position of Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic and transform it into the Empire and serves as the main antagonist alongside Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader in the third film.
The trilogy follows the training of the powerful youth Anakin Skywalker (the father of the original trilogy protagonists Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa) as a Jedi, his fall to the dark side of the Force and birth as Darth Vader as well as the corruption of the Galactic Republic, the annihilation of the Jedi Order and rise of the Empire under Sith Lord Darth Sidious.

The Empire Strikes Back

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The Emperor first appears (in hologram form) in The Empire Strikes Back, the 1980 sequel to the original film, to address his Sith apprentice Darth Vader, informing him that Luke Skywalker has become a threat to the Empire.
The story follows the Galactic Empire, under the leadership of the villainous Darth Vader and the mysterious Emperor, in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance.

Return of the Jedi

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In 1983's Return of the Jedi, the Emperor appears in person to oversee the last stages of the second Death Star's construction.
In the film, the Galactic Empire, under the direction of the ruthless Emperor, is constructing a second Death Star in order to crush the Rebel Alliance once and for all.

Count Dooku

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Though outwardly appearing to be a well-intentioned public servant and supporter of democracy prior to being emperor, Palpatine's true identity is actually Darth Sidious, the dark lord of the Sith—a cult of practitioners of the dark side of the Force previously thought to have been extinct for millennia—and master of Darth Maul and Count Dooku.
Once a respected Jedi Master who was trained by Yoda as a Padawan learner, Dooku left the Jedi Order and fell to the Dark side of the Force, becoming Darth Sidious's second apprentice under the name Darth Tyranus.

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

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In the 1999 prequel Episode I: The Phantom Menace, which is set 32 years before A New Hope, Palpatine (named onscreen for the first time) is depicted as a middle-aged Galactic Senator from the planet Naboo.
Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord and the Trade Federation's secret benefactor, orders the Viceroy to kill the Jedi and begin their invasion with an army of battle droids.

Yoda

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In Palpatine's office, Jedi Master Yoda confronts him and engages the Sith Lord in a lightsaber duel that ends in a stalemate.
Yoda also trained all the Jedi children, before they were assigned a Jedi master, the only other padawan known to be trained by Yoda into adulthood is Count Dooku, who betrayed Yoda and the Jedi after falling to the darkside to become Darth Tyranus (a Sith trained by Darth Sidious).

Clone Wars (Star Wars)

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As his Sith identity, Palpatine masterminds the Clone Wars, using the conflict as a convenient pretext to grant himself dictatorial emergency powers and to stay in office long after his term has expired.
The conflict was manufactured as a scheme for the Republic's Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, secretly an evil Sith lord, to gain power and ultimately to convert the democratic Galactic Republic into the autocratic Galactic Empire, which was controlled through means of a military–industrial complex and featured in the original trilogy.

Ian Abercrombie

Palpatine was voiced by Ian Abercrombie (from 2008 to his death in 2012), and by Tim Curry (from 2012 to 2014).
He played Alfred Pennyworth on Birds of Prey, Justin Pitt (Elaine Benes's boss) during the sixth season of Seinfeld, Rupert Cavanaugh (Ian Hainsworth's butler) in Desperate Housewives, Professor Crumbs in Wizards of Waverly Place, and Palpatine in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

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In the 2002 sequel Episode II: Attack of the Clones, set 10 years later, Palpatine exploits constitutional loopholes to remain in office even after the official expiration of his term.
Obi-Wan transmits his findings to the Jedi Council, who allow Senate Representative Jar Jar Binks to propose a vote to grant emergency powers to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine; the successful outcome allows the clone army to be utilized.

Tim Curry

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Palpatine was voiced by Ian Abercrombie (from 2008 to his death in 2012), and by Tim Curry (from 2012 to 2014).
His roles in animation include Captain Hook on the Fox series Peter Pan & the Pirates (1990–1991), Hexxus in the fantasy film FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), Sir Nigel Thornberry on the Nickelodeon series The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004) and Palpatine on Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2012–2014).

Supreme Leader Snoke

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A conscious choice was made to make sequel trilogy villain Supreme Leader Snoke look different from Palpatine by giving the former a relatively youthful appearance.
According to The Force Awakens senior sculptor Ivan Manzella, "Snoke almost became a female at one point. J. J. picked out a maquette he liked and then we took it to a full-size version, sculpted in plasteline. J. J. and [creature creative supervisor Neal Scanlan] didn't want him to be old and decrepit, like Emperor Palpatine ."

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film)

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In the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the subsequent animated series (set between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith), Palpatine continues to serve as Supreme Chancellor while his Sith identity orchestrates the Clone Wars behind the scenes.
In the meantime, during his escape, Dooku reports to his master Darth Sidious about the failure of their plot, but the Sith lord assures him that the tide of war is still in their favor.

Luke Skywalker

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The Emperor first appears (in hologram form) in The Empire Strikes Back, the 1980 sequel to the original film, to address his Sith apprentice Darth Vader, informing him that Luke Skywalker has become a threat to the Empire. Palpatine rules the galaxy for over two decades before his reign is brought to an end when Vader turns on his master and seemingly kills him in order to save his son, Luke Skywalker.
Vader brings Luke to the second Death Star orbiting around Endor, where his master, Emperor Palpatine, tries to tempt Luke to the dark side.

Sam Witwer

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He briefly appears off-screen at the end of season two's premiere "The Siege of Lothal" (voiced by Sam Witwer).
He has voiced Starkiller in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, the Son in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars Rebels, both series of which he voices Darth Maul.

Cad Bane

In season two of the TV series, Sidious hires bounty hunter Cad Bane to infiltrate the Jedi Temple and steal a holocron.
In the second season, set before all of the events mentioned previously, Cad Bane is contacted by Darth Sidious for a special assignment: the capture of a Holocron from inside the Jedi Temple.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

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The invasion is eventually thwarted and Maul is defeated in a lightsaber duel with Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The film opens with the two on a rescue mission to save the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from Separatist commander General Grievous onboard his starship.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 TV series)

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In the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the subsequent animated series (set between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith), Palpatine continues to serve as Supreme Chancellor while his Sith identity orchestrates the Clone Wars behind the scenes.

Death Star

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In 1983's Return of the Jedi, the Emperor appears in person to oversee the last stages of the second Death Star's construction.
Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader send the Rebels false information that the station's weapons systems are not yet operational in order to lure the Alliance fleet into a trap, resulting in the decisive Battle of Endor.

List of Star Wars Rebels characters

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Shortly after protagonist Ezra Bridger reaches through time and space to rescue Ahsoka from Vader, Palpatine sets up a portal that shows Kanan Jarrus' final moments.
The episode "Empire Day" reveals he was born the same day Palpatine inaugurated the Galactic Empire.

General Grievous

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In the 2005 sequel Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, set three years later, Palpatine is intentionally captured by cyborg Separatist leader General Grievous.
To reconcile the differences between the two presentations, Mace Windu uses the Force to crush Grievous' chest panel towards the end of the show's third season (Volume Two) as the general makes a desperate escape with Palpatine, who is only pretending to be helpless and had actually planned his own kidnapping.