Second Survey Test
Sunday June 13th, 1999
Thanks to everyone who voted in the last survey test. This is the final test before the Animation Contest vote.
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#45 Re:Second Survey Test
Thursday June 17th, 1999 9:52 PM
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Yes, yes, this is a spoiler, as above....
I must disagree. I think that since Palpatine is the cause of the Clone Wars, and since Anakin emerges as the hero of the Clone Wars (according to the books), that Darth Sidius MUST be Palpatine, and that he will take a temporary apprentice (a cloned Darth Maul, perhaps?) until he seduces Anakin. There's too much in the face of Palpatine at the end of the movie (during the funeral) to have him be entirely unrelated. Since "A Guide to the Star Wars Universe" seems to imply that the rise to the head of the Senate was something Palpatine planned, one can only infer that he was involved as Darth Sidius.
Additional evidence, you ask? Darth Sidius says that he would keep the Imperial Senate mired down in bureaucratic proceedings to legitamize the Trade Federation's occupation of Naboo. Palpatine then suggests to Queen Amidala that they should accept Federation rule of Naboo at least for a while. When he sees she is unwilling to let this happen, he urges her to a vote of "no confidence" that establishes his power and ultimate totalitarianism of the Senate (and its disbanding some 40-50 years later). Of course, he's somewhat subtle about it, but I think there're far too many correlations to have Darth Sidius not be Palpatine....
Spoiler ends here.