“Star Wars 9” Theory Unveils Emperor Palpatine’s “Chess Game”
Emperor Palpatine’s return to the Star Wars franchise is long overdue. In the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Palpatine never appears, but his voiceover tells us he’s waited a long time and “now you come together.” Initially, fans assumed he was referring to Kylo Ren and Rey. However, an interesting new theory argues that Palpatine was actually referring to the “coming together” of his 30-year plan. Let’s dissect.
Warning! Speculation and possible spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
In a recent interview with Total movie, Poe Dameron actor Oscar Isaac has made some intriguing observations about the Sith and Jedi. Judging from its description, both Force user factions have been playing chess this whole time and the results will finally become clear in The Rise of Skywalker. “All of these songs have been played. And now we can see who gets checkmate, ”Isaac said.
A widely circulated Go to star wars a leak from a few months ago revealed that Palpatine’s plan was to ultimately reunite Kylo and Rey to form a “dyad,” which he would then use to siphon off Force energy and rejuvenate himself.
A new theory from Reddit user Nantoone builds on this leak and Isaac’s comments to claim that Palpatine was somehow transported to the Unknown Regions after his fatal fall in Return of the Jedi, where he has been preparing since his return to power.
In the years that followed Return of the Jedi, the Redditor assumes Palpatine spent time manipulating Supreme Leader Snoke into training Kylo Ren to the Dark Side. See, Palps knew for a fact that Kylo would betray Snoke and let the leader of the First Order do most of the footwork. Now that theory also involves the elusive “wayfinder” device, which has not yet appeared onscreen, but can hypothetically be used to track and find Palpatine.
The bottom line is this: With Snoke busy training Kylo, Palpatine has sent Sith Agents to place wayfinders where no one will find them. Then the villain “sends an assassin to kill Rey’s parents on which the Wayfinder’s location is inscribed”. This is in keeping with a previous theory which suggested that Palpatine hired an assassin named Ochee to murder Rey’s parents with Mortis’ dagger.
Long story short, Palps has been planting clues for years, throwing breadcrumbs to lure Kylo and Rey to their doorstep instead of the other way around. They are the key for Palps to return from unknown regions, and his chance to regain his youth, and perhaps immortality.
Apparently, this plan links all the speculative threads with the proof that Episode IX is the culmination of a game of chess that has lasted for decades. And anyone who has played chess knows that strategic planning and patience are essential.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.