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Emperor Palpatine (Character)
from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

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Biography:
Palpatine was born on the Planet Naboo. Unknown to most... See more »
Alternate Names:
Chancellor Palpatine / Counselor Palpatine / Darth Sidious / Emperador Palpatine / Emperor / Emperor Palpatine in "Run Leia Run" / Emperor Sheev Palpatine-Darth Sidious / Emperorter Palpatine / Palpatine / Palpatine Parody / Pappy / Senator Palpatine / Sidious / Smarmy British Palpatine / Star Wars fan Emperor Palpatine / Supreme Chancellor / Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / The Emperator / The Emperor

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  1. Call of the Jedi: A Star Wars Story (2017) Played by David Leroy Heckman (as Emperor Sheev Palpatine-Darth Sidious)
  2. "Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures"
        - Return of the Return of the Jedi (2017) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
        - Escape from Coruscant (2017) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
        - A Perilous Rescue (2017) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
        - Flight of the Arrowhead (2017) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
        - The Pit and the Pinnacle (2017) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
          (15 more)
  3. Star Wars: Elimination (2018) (V) Played by Hugh Lehane (as Palpatine)
  4. Star Wars: Sith Lords - Legends (2017) Played by Randy Taylor (as Darth Sidious)
  5. "Star Wars: Detours" (2016) TV series Played by Seth MacFarlane

  6. Boba Fans (2017) Played by Miska Tarnai
    ... aka "Boba Fans: A LEGO Star Wars Story" - USA (complete title)
  7. Star Wars: Imperials (2017) Played by Damien Valentine
  8. "Starbuggers"
        - Purge Environs (2017) TV episode, Played by A.J. Higgins (as Darth Sidious)
  9. Star Wars: Episode 0.5 - Dawn of the Sith (2016) Played by Logan Neal (as Darth Sidious)
  10. "How It Should Have Ended"
    ... aka "H.I.S.H.E." - USA (promotional abbreviation)
        - Villain Pub - The Boss Battle (2016) TV episode, Played by Daniel Baxter
        - How Suicide Squad Should Have Ended (2016) TV episode, Played by Daniel Baxter
        - How Deadpool Should Have Ended (2016) TV episode, Played by Daniel Baxter
        - How Revenge of the Sith Should Have Ended (2015) TV episode, Played by Daniel Baxter (as Chancellor Palpatine)
        - How Attack of the Clones Should Have Ended (2015) TV episode, Played by Daniel Baxter (as Chancellor Palpatine)
          (9 more)
  11. "Toon Sandwich"
        - Rogue One (2016) TV episode, Played by Joe Bauer
  12. "Scarfulhu"
        - Bionicle: Mask of Light (2016) TV episode, Played by Vitas Varnas (as The Emperor)
  13. Star Wars: Hunting of the Fallen (2016) Played by Robert Polo (as Emperor) / Jaroslav Salek (as Emperor)
  14. Force Bound (2016) Played by Richard E. Haywood (as Counselor Palpatine)
  15. The Mask of Leia (2016) Played by Ian Wilson (as The Emperor)
  16. Darth Maul: Apprentice (2016) Played by Lee Hua (as Darth Sidious)
  17. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Recreated in Less than an Hour (2016) Played by Keola Quereto (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine) / Dallin Bruschke (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine)
  18. "JonTron's StarCade"
        - The Star Wars Holiday Special (FINALE) (2015) TV episode, Played by Gordon Tarpley / Mick Lauer
  19. "JonTron"
        - StarCade: Episode 9 - The Star Wars Holiday Special (FINALE) (2015) TV episode, Played by Gordon Tarpley (as Palpatine) / Mick Lauer (as Palpatine)
  20. "Super Power Beat Down"
        - Spider-Man vs. Darth Maul (2015) TV episode, Played by Sean Schoenke (as Darth Sidious) / Jason Marnocha (as Darth Sidious)
  21. "Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales"
        - Gambit on Geonosis (2015) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
        - Flight of the Falcon (2015) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
        - Crisis on Coruscant (2015) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
        - Exit from Endor (2015) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
  22. "Star Wars: Rebels"
    ... aka "Star Wars Rebels" - USA (promotional title)
        - The Siege of Lothal (2015) TV episode, Played by Sam Witwer
  23. "The Yoda Chronicles"
    ... aka "Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
        - Clash of the Skywalkers (2014) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
        - Raid on Coruscant (2014) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
        - Race for the Holocrons (2014) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall
        - Attack of the Jedi (2013) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall (as Darth Sidious) / Trevor Devall (as Chancellor Palpatine)
        - Menace of the Sith (2013) TV episode, Played by Trevor Devall (as Darth Sidious) / Trevor Devall (as Chancellor Palpatine)
          (1 more)
  24. The Empire (2014) Played by Bruce Jones (as Emperor)
  25. "Team Unicorn"
        - All About That Base (2014) TV episode, Played by Troy Manning
  26. ANI: A Parody (2014) Played by Nick Lang (as Pappy)
  27. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Rise of the Bounty Hunters" - USA (second season title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Secrets Revealed" - USA (third season title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Battle Lines" - USA (fourth season title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions" - USA (sixth season title)
        - Sacrifice (2014) TV episode, Played by Tim Curry (as Darth Sidious)
        - The Lost One (2014) TV episode, Played by Tim Curry (as Darth Sidious) / Tim Curry (as Chancellor Palpatine)
        - Voices (2014) TV episode, Played by Tim Curry (as Darth Sidious)
        - The Disappeared: Part 1 (2014) TV episode, Played by Tim Curry (as Chancellor Palpatine)
        - The Rise of Clovis (2014) TV episode, Played by Ian Abercrombie (as Darth Sidious) / Ian Abercrombie (as Chancellor Palpatine)
          (32 more)
  28. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2013) (V) Played by Thomas Alexander Williams
  29. "Half in the Bag"
        - Summer Movie Catch Up and Things (2013) TV episode, Played by Mike Stoklasa (as Palpatine)
  30. Star Wars: Smuggler's Run (2013) Played by Oliver Thompson / Hamish Campbell
  31. Star Wars Speed Dating (2013) (V) Played by Michael Rousselet
  32. New World Order: The End Has Come (2013) Played by Michael Alvarez (as Supreme Chancellor)
  33. Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - The Dark Side Rises (2013) Played by Trevor Devall (as Darth Sidious)
  34. Star Wars: Return of the Empire (2013) Played by Ed Bassmaster (as The Emperor)
    ... aka "Star Wars VII: Return of the Empire" - USA (original title)
  35. Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - Who Let the Clones Out (2013) Played by Trevor Devall (as Darth Sidious)
  36. Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out (2012) (TV) Played by Sam Witwer / Dennis Edwards (as The Emperor)
  37. "CrazyJoshCravy"
        - Lego Star Wars: Vader Quits (2011) TV episode, Played by Joshua Cravy (as The Emperor)
  38. Star Wars: The Dark Empire (2011) (V) Played by David Anghel (as Darth Sidious)
  39. Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (2011) (TV) Played by R. Martin Klein (as Darth Sidious) / R. Martin Klein (as Chancellor Palpatine)
  40. Our Wars Remastered (2011) Played by Tom Schalk (as Darth Sidious)
  41. Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (2010) (TV) Played by Seth MacFarlane
  42. Star Wars: Qui-Gon Jinn III (2010) (V) Played by David Anghel (as Darth Sidious)
  43. Star Wars: Qui-Gon Jinn II (2010) (V) Played by David Anghel (as Darth Sidious)

  44. "The Nostalgia Critic"
    ... aka "Nostalgia Critic" - USA (sixth season title)
        - The Star Wars Holiday Special (2009) TV episode, Played by Rob Walker
  45. The Mandalorian Legacy (2009) Played by Piotr Michael
  46. Star Wars: Qui-Gon Jinn (2009) (V) Played by David Anghel (as Darth Sidious)
  47. Lego Star Wars: Getting Old (2009) Played by Thomas Fyfe
  48. "Lego Motel" (2009) TV series Played by Ramsey Eassa (as Palpatine)
  49. Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II (2008) (TV) Played by Seth MacFarlane
  50. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Played by Ian Abercrombie (as Darth Sidious) / Ian Abercrombie (as Chancellor Palpatine)
  51. Padmé (2008) (V) Played by Jason Ginsburg (as Sidious)
  52. "5 Second Movies"
        - Star Wars: Episode III (2008) TV episode, Played by Doug Walker (as Palpatine)
  53. Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007) (TV) Played by Seth MacFarlane / Robert Smigel (as Palpatine Parody)
  54. "Family Guy"
    ... aka "Padre de familia" - USA (Spanish title)
        - Barely Legal (2006) TV episode, Played by Chris Sheridan
        - The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire (2005) TV episode, Played by Seth MacFarlane
  55. "GameStar: Die Redaktion"
        - Storymat Plus (2006) TV episode, Played by Walter Reindl (as The Emperator)
        - Raumschiff GameStar am Ende (2005) TV episode, Played by Walter Reindl (as The Emperator)
  56. "Vader Chat Room"
        - Vader Chat Room: Episode III - Return of the Chat Room (2006) TV episode, Played by Dylan C. Bargas (as The Emperor)
        - Vader Chat Room: Episode II - The Chat Room Strikes Back (2006) TV episode, Played by Dylan C. Bargas (as The Emperor)
  57. Star Wars: Extintion (2006) Played by Ángel Beltrán (as Emperador Palpatine) / Miguel Ávalos (as Emperador Palpatine)
    ... aka "Star Wars: Extinction" - Spain (original title)
  58. "Robot Chicken"
        - 1987 (2006) TV episode, Played by Seth MacFarlane
  59. Return of Pink Five (2006) (V) Played by Stephen Stanton
    ... aka "Return of Pink Five Volume One" - USA (first part title)
    ... aka "Return of Pink Five Volume Three" - USA (third part title)
    ... aka "Return of Pink Five Volume Two" - USA (second part title)
  60. "Buenafuente"
        - Corbacho el besucón (2005) TV episode, Played by Victor Riverola (as Star Wars fan Emperor Palpatine)
  61. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Played by Ian McDiarmid (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine)
    ... aka "Revenge of the Sith" - USA (short title)
    ... aka "Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith" - USA (DVD box title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D" - USA (3-D version)
    ... aka "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" - USA (promotional title)
  62. Star Wars: Revelations (2005) (V) Played by Errol Spat Oktan / Jonathan Thorpe
  63. Sith Apprentice (2005) Played by Robert Alley (as The Emperor)
    ... aka "Star Wars: Sith Apprentice" - USA (alternative title)
  64. "Star Wars: Clone Wars"
        - Chapter 25 (2005) TV episode, Played by Nick Jameson (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine)
        - Chapter 24 (2005) TV episode, Played by Nick Jameson (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine)
        - Chapter 23 (2005) TV episode, Played by Nick Jameson (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine)
        - Chapter 22 (2005) TV episode, Played by Nick Jameson (as Darth Sidious) / Nick Jameson (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine)
        - Chapter 7 (2003) TV episode, Played by Nick Jameson (as Darth Sidious)
          (1 more)
  65. Star Wars Epizod III - Imladris (2005) Played by Michal Piotrowski (as Palpatine)
  66. Darth Apprentice (2004) Played by Travis Hedges Williams (as The Emperor)
  67. "Raumschiff Gamestar"
        - Das trojanische Pferd (Series Finale) (2004) TV episode, Played by Walter Reindl (as The Emperor)
        - Echtzeit (2004) TV episode, Played by Walter Reindl (as The Emperor)
        - Von Spinnen und Spinnern (2004) TV episode, Played by Walter Reindl (as The Emperor)
        - Die Dschungelprüfung (2004) TV episode, Played by Walter Reindl (as The Emperor)
        - Der schrecklichste Ort des Universums (2004) TV episode, Played by Walter Reindl (as The Emperor)
          (28 more)
  68. The Solo's (2004) Played by Paul Matthew Miller
  69. Once Upon a Jedi (2004) Played by Ron Prather
  70. 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003) (V) Played by Rubén Valtierra (as Darth Sidious)
  71. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Superlaser (2003) Played by James Dastoli
  72. Run Leia Run (2003) Played by Darren Scales
  73. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Played by Ian McDiarmid (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine)
    ... aka "Attack of the Clones" - USA (short title)
    ... aka "Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience" - USA (IMAX version (promotional title))
    ... aka "Star Wars II" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka "Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones" - USA (video box title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D" - USA (3-D version)

  74. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Played by Ian McDiarmid (as Senator Palpatine)
    ... aka "Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace" - USA (video box title)
    ... aka "The Phantom Menace" - USA (short title)
    ... aka "Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace" - Japan (English title)
  75. The Dark Redemption (1999) Played by Drew Sneddon (as The Emperor) / William Bowden (as The Emperor)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Dark Redemption" - USA (video box title)

  76. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Played by Ian McDiarmid (as The Emperor)
    ... aka "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" - International (English title) (promotional title), UK (promotional title), USA (promotional title)
    ... aka "Return of the Jedi" - USA (short title)
    ... aka "Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi" - USA (video box title)
  77. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Played by Clive Revill (as Emperor) / Ian McDiarmid (as Emperor) / Marjorie Eaton (as Emperor)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" - UK (promotional title), USA (promotional title)
    ... aka "Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back" - USA (video box title)
    ... aka "The Empire Strikes Back" - USA (short title)
    ... aka "The Empire Strikes Back: StarWars II" - USA (promotional title)
Video-game:
  1. Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017) (VG) Played by Sam Witwer
    ... aka "Star Wars: Battlefront II: Assault on Theed" - International (English title) (expansion title)

  2. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016) (VG) Played by Sam Witwer
  3. Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) (VG) Played by Sam Witwer
    ... aka "Star Wars: Battlefront - Bespin" - International (English title) (expansion title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: Battlefront - Death Star" - International (English title) (expansion title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: Battlefront - Outer Rim" - International (English title) (expansion title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: Battlefront - Rogue One: Scarif" - International (English title) (expansion title)
  4. Disney Infinity 3.0 (2015) (VG) Played by Sam Witwer
  5. Kinect Star Wars (2012) (VG) Played by Sam Witwer
  6. Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011) (VG) Played by Doug Bradley (as The Emperor)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Starfighter" - International (English title) (expansion title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Strongholds" - International (English title) (expansion title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne" - International (English title) (expansion title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire" - International (English title) (expansion title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel" - International (English title) (expansion title)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan" - International (English title) (expansion title)
  7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (2010) (VG) Played by Sam Witwer

  8. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition (2009) (VG) Played by Sam Witwer
  9. Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes (2009) (VG) Played by Ian Abercrombie (as Darth Sidious) / Ian Abercrombie (as Chancellor Palpatine)
  10. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (2008) (VG) Played by Ian Abercrombie (as Darth Sidious)
    ... aka "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - USA (original title)
  11. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008) (VG) Played by Sam Witwer
  12. Star Wars: Empire at War (2006) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson
  13. Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson / Nick Jameson (as Smarmy British Palpatine)
  14. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson (as Darth Sidious) / Nick Jameson (as Chancellor Palpatine)
  15. Star Wars: Battlefront (2004) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson / Nick Jameson (as Darth Sidious)
  16. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III - Rebel Strike (2003) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson (as Emperor)
  17. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (2002) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson (as Darth Sidious)
  18. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds - Clone Campaigns (2002) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine)
  19. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (2001) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson / Nick Jameson (as Darth Sidious)

  20. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson (as Senator Palpatine)
  21. Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (1999) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson
  22. Star Wars: Rebellion (1998) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson
  23. Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - the Hidden Empire (1995) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson (as Emperor)
    ... aka "Star Wars: Rebel Assault II" - International (English title) (short title)
  24. Star Wars: TIE Fighter (1994) (VG) Played by Nick Jameson
  25. Star Wars Chess (1993) (VG) Played by Andrew Iverson
Archive Footage:
  1. "The Drunken Peasants"
        - Vegan Gains Joins Us - Prank Calls to Caiden Cowger - Opening Fan Mail (2016) TV episode, Played by Ian McDiarmid (as The Emperor)
        - **SPOILERS** the Drunken Peasants Podcast Awakens! (2015) TV episode, Played by Ian McDiarmid
  2. "Special Collector's Edition"
    ... aka "Edición Especial Coleccionista" - Spain (original title)
        - Episodio 101: Especial Star Wars II (2014) TV episode, Played by Marjorie Eaton (as Emperor) / Ian McDiarmid (as The Emperor) / Ian McDiarmid (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine)
  3. The People vs. George Lucas (2010) Played by Mike Stoklasa (as The Emperor)
    ... aka "PvG" - International (English title) (promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka "The People vs. George Lucas: Retold" - International (English title) (festival title)
  4. "5 Second Movies"
        - Star Wars: Episode III (2008) TV episode, Played by Ian McDiarmid (as Chancellor Palpatine)
        - Star Wars: Episode VI (2008) TV episode, Played by Ian McDiarmid
  5. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007) (VG) Played by Ian McDiarmid (as The Emperor)
  6. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006) (VG) Played by Ian McDiarmid
  7. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (VG) Played by Ian McDiarmid (as Darth Sidious) / Ian McDiarmid (as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine)
  8. Adam Bertocci Makes 'Love: The Movie' (2005) (V) Played by Darren Scales (as Emperor Palpatine in "Run Leia Run")

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From Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Emperor: Come, boy, see for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion.
[Luke's eyes go to his lightsabre]
The Emperor: You want this, don't you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your anger. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant.
Luke: No.
The Emperor: It is unavoidable. It is your destiny. You, like your father, are now *mine*.
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