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 PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:35 pm Reply with quote  
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  Reepicheep
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Nicely written. Smile I agree that it's awesome that Jaina breaks the high and mighty Rules and does what her heart tells her. Darkmeld is a great example of that.
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  Darth Skuldren
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Hmm, well, seeing as Palpatine is my avatar, and he's definitely one of my favorites, I should probably give some thought as to why...

1.) He wears a black robe. You have to admit, he makes that simple black garb look stylish, even with his ghoulish face and reptilian yellow eyes.

2.) In the Original Trilogy, he makes a brief appearance in The Empire Strikes Back, just enough to let everybody know that Darth Vader has a master and that he's only number two in the big bad Empire. Yes, there's someone even more evil and cooler than the big guy in wicked black armor sporting a black cape and killing people with invisible choke holds.

3.) When he makes his big appearance in Return of the Jedi (my favorite Star Wars movie) he shows his stuff by whipping out some ultra cool Force Lightning. He slams Luke with sharp come backs in their dialog and manipulates him on a mental level, showing his superiority as the ultra smart, nefarious villain. Not only that, but he breaks out a trap for the Rebellion Fleet, nearly wiping them out.

4.) As far as death's go, his was pretty good. He went out fighting and was killed by his number two. Plus when he died, he exploded in some weird spirit explosion, showing just how evil he was. Palps was bad to the core...literally Laughing

5.) Don't forget the awesome bodyguards he had. Those Royal Bodyguards in their shiny red armor, armed with those weird looking Force pikes looked totally cool and kept their mysterious edge, even for just being eye candy.

6.) With the prequels, we get Palpatine's Darth name, Sidious, which is a pretty good Sith moniker. It's kind of like hideous, but cooler. And even as a plain old politician, he's still kind of cool because we all know that he's got this deep dark secret and is completely duping everyone else, even Yoda and Mace.

7.) Palpatine produces some great apprentices: Darth Maul, Darth Tyranus, and of course, Darth Vader.

8.) Palpatine has one of the most stylish lightsabers. It's kriffing golden. The only other lightsaber that even competes in his league of style is Mace, who also sports a pimped out golden lightsaber.

9.) Palpatine gets two outstanding fights in the prequels: one against Mace, the other against Yoda. He starts off his duel with Mace by killing three Jedi Masters. Oh, and he did it in the blink of an eye. In my opinion, his duel with Mace only lasted so long because he was toying with him. He needed Anakin to show up so he could finish turning him to the dark side. He finishes the epic duel by killing Mace. With Yoda, he shows off his telekinetic Force powers by throwing the Senate at the little green frog. They sword fight, and then Yoda runs off like a little chicken, trembling in terror. That's right, I'm calling Yoda a coward. Ha ha Twisted Evil

Go ahead, watch Revenge of the Sith again and tell me when Yoda is crawling through that air vent that he doesn't look scared. To me it looks like he's got the fear of death on his face. He knows he just got beat, heck, he knows the Jedi have totally lost. Right at that moment, he was thinking "Sent Obi-Wan to Mustafar I should have not. Together we should have been. Got my butt kicked I did. Fail epically I have."

10.) This last one is simple: Palps is the man because not only did he fulfill Bane's Order of Two by finally bringing down the Jedi Order, but he also took over the Galaxy as Emperor. Emperor of the Galaxy. Doesn't get much better than that.
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So were you sad when he died? I think Palpz is cool, but certainly shed no tears when he went down.
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No, I didn't cry. His death was grandly done and one always knows that the bad guy is going to die, you just hope it's done right. And in Palps case, it was done splendidly. My complaint is that I didn't get the Plagueis novel.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
No, I didn't cry. His death was grandly done and one always knows that the bad guy is going to die, you just hope it's done right. And in Palps case, it was done splendidly. My complaint is that I didn't get the Plagueis novel.


I'll drink to that, I was rather annoyed when they cancelled that. And their reason was that they "didn't want to delve into Palpatine's past yet" when in reality I just bet they were having issues coming up with a fast-paced exciting AND canon story so they scrapped it.
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Since I really don't think it's necessary to create another thread, here is my master list of my top favorite Star Wars characters of all time:

1. Jaina Solo
2. Mace Windu
3. Mara Jade Skywalker
4. Luke Skywalker
5. Boba Fett
6. Anakin Solo
7. Corran Horn
8. Leia Organa Solo
9. Padme Amidala Skywalker
10. Jacen Solo
11. Luminara Unduli
12. Quinlan Vos
13. Aayla Secura
14. Plo Koon
15. Ki-Adi-Mundi
16. Starkiller
17. Etain Tur- Mukan
18. Omega Squad - all of 'em
19. Mirta Gev
20. Anakin Skywalker
21. Jagged Fel
22. Ben Skywalker
23. Lon Shevu
24. Tahiri Veila
25. General Grievous
26. Darth Maul
27. Siri Tachi!!!!!
28. Cilghal
29. Tenel Ka
30. Han Solo
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Wow....I'm not gonna list up to thirty, but here are some of my favorites.

1. Luke Skywalker (except during the Bantam years Sad)
2. Anakin Skywalker
3. Padmè Amidala Skywalker
4. Leia Organa Solo
5. Han Solo
6. Anakin Solo
7. Mara Jade Skywalker
8. Obi-Wan Kenobi
9. The old school Rogues: Wedge, Wes, Tycho, and Hobbie
10. Omega Squad, especially Fi
11. Ben Skywalker
12. Wraith Squadron
13. Jaina Solo
14. Kyp Durron (post Dark Journey)
15. Jacen Solo
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Characters from the movie- (as in only what's offered from the movie)

1. Luke
2. Han
3. Obi-wan
4. Qui-gon
5. Darth Maul
6. Jango Fett / Boba Fett
7. Chewie
8. Sidious
9. Mace
10. Yoda

EU Favorites
Corran Horn
Jacen Solo
Anakin Solo
Ganner Rhysode
Jaina Solo
Kal Skirata
(really I like way too many to name)
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