History Literature / DarthPlagueis

8th Jun '17 2:18:04 PM Gregzilla
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* BiggerBad: Subverted. You'd think Plagueis, the master of Emperor Palpatine, would prove to be this for the film series even if he was dead beforehand. You'd be wrong.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: Subverted. You'd think Plagueis, the master of Emperor Palpatine, would prove to be this for the film series even if he was dead beforehand. You'd be wrong.
8th Apr '17 3:42:47 PM nombretomado
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** And it is a ForegoneConclusion that Sidious himself [[ReturnOfTheJedi will pay]] [[ComicBook/DarkEmpire for his]].

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** And it is a ForegoneConclusion that Sidious himself [[ReturnOfTheJedi [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi will pay]] [[ComicBook/DarkEmpire for his]].
3rd Apr '17 5:59:08 AM Doug86
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* VillainProtagonist: Carrying on the tradition established by the ''DarthBane'' series.

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* VillainProtagonist: Carrying on the tradition established by the ''DarthBane'' ''Literature/DarthBane'' series.
26th Mar '17 6:26:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ForegoneConclusion: Any fan who has seen ''Episode III'' knows what happens to Darth Plagueis at the end.
** Luceno even opens with the immediate aftermath of the murder, refusing to play it as a twist or give it a sense of false suspense.[[spoiler: What the reader doesn't realize until the climax is that how Palpatine killed Plagueis isn't important. It's where and more importantly,''when''.]]

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* ForegoneConclusion: Any fan who has seen ''Episode III'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' knows what happens to Darth Plagueis at the end.
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end. Luceno even opens with the immediate aftermath of the murder, refusing to play it as a twist or give it a sense of false suspense.[[spoiler: What the reader doesn't realize until the climax is that how Palpatine killed Plagueis isn't important. It's where and more importantly,''when''.]]
9th Mar '17 11:49:19 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Once Plagueis is skunk-drunk on Sullustan Wine, he passes out, at which point Sidious butchers him with force lightning.
9th Mar '17 11:43:42 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: As he is killing Plagueis, Sidious explains that he could have left his master to die at the hands of the Maladian assassins hired by Pax Teem, but chose to rescue him because he hadn't learned everything he could from Plagueis. He also admits that Plagueis surviving Veruna's attempt on his life (secretly arranged by Sidious) benefited him in the long run, as it allowed Sidious to secure his election.
23rd Feb '17 7:17:51 AM DeanMT94
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* DashedPlotLine: The plot takes place over thirty-five years, with time skips between each third (roughly speaking) of the book. Ten years separate parts one and two, while twenty years separate parts two and three. Inside these parts, the plot covers two or three years at a time.
12th Feb '17 5:00:43 PM Cheapsunglasses
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** Sidious ''viciously'' [[KillEmAll retaliates]] against Pax Teem and his cohorts when they try to have him and Plagueis assassinated.


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** The reaction of Pax Teem and his associates when an enraged Sidious violently interrupts their celebratory feast, lightsaber in hand.
9th Feb '17 10:15:16 AM tdwally
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* AboveGoodAndEvil: One of the reasons Plagueis is intrigued by Palpatine is that he seems to have transcended notions of morality.

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* AboveGoodAndEvil: One of the reasons Plagueis is intrigued by Palpatine is that he seems to have transcended notions of morality. Plagueis himself believes in the idea, claiming that what makes one person better than another is how much their actions benefit ''him.''


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* EquivalentExchange: This is how Plagueis views the Force. When you use it, it will recoup a payment from you somehow. He views the impending fall of the Jedi as this principle in action. Anakin's birth is likewise a blowback from the Sith's experiments into immortality.


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** Plagueis is something of a conservationalist and is shocked and enraged when [[spoiler:the forests of Sojourn, filled with rare and endangered plants and animals]] is destroyed. He later tells Palpatine the event was the will of the Dark Side, as it likely needed to be destroyed for the sake of the Grand Plan but he would have never had the heart to destroy it himself.


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* FailedASpotCheck: Palpatine is unnerved when Dooku is describing Anakin as extremely gifted in the Force and it occurs to Palpatine that he had been standing right next to the boy and sensed nothing about him.


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Sith leak information about Ainlee Teem's corruption to another contender for the Supreme Chancellorship, Bail Antilles. Bail predictably uses the info to disgrace his opponent, but this makes him appear like a zealous reformer in the eyes of the heavily corrupt Senate who flock to the more moderate Palpatine.


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* ObviouslyEvil: Darth Maul, which, given the Sith's current modus operandi is hiding in plain sight, is a significant liability.


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* OneManArmy: All the Sith. Despite being taken by surprise, Plagueis is able to fell several dozen assassins. Palpatine slaughters the entire [[spoiler:Malastare embassy]] singlehandedly. Darth Maul's arrogance is criticized by Sidious as him seeing himself as a "one being army".


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** Perhaps the largest display of empathy on Palpatine's part is that he shows some concern for what will happen to Maul after the Sith are victorious.
3rd Feb '17 4:31:19 AM Doug86
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''Darth Plagueis'' is a StarWarsLegends novel by James Luceno set during the final decades of the Old Republic (beginning approximately 67 years before the Battle of Yavin in ''A New Hope''). The plot concerns itself with the life and times of the titular character, [[EmperorScientist Darth Plagueis]], and his dual efforts to conquer the galaxy and achieve immortality through manipulation of the midi-chlorians that connect the Force to its users. After [[KlingonPromotion betraying and murdering his way to the head of the Sith Order]], Plagueis's journeys lead him to discover a young noble named [[TheAntichrist Palpatine]]. [[GalacticConqueror Sensing enormous potential]] in the youthful malcontent, Plagueis ensnares Palpatine in the Sith ways and grants him the Sith title of Darth Sidious. The remainder of the book concerns itself with the relationship between these two Sith Lords and how their pursuit of power disrupts [[TheForce The Force]] and inevitably leads their fruitful partnership to a lethal conclusion.

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''Darth Plagueis'' is a StarWarsLegends ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' novel by James Luceno set during the final decades of the Old Republic (beginning approximately 67 years before the Battle of Yavin in ''A New Hope''). The plot concerns itself with the life and times of the titular character, [[EmperorScientist Darth Plagueis]], and his dual efforts to conquer the galaxy and achieve immortality through manipulation of the midi-chlorians that connect the Force to its users. After [[KlingonPromotion betraying and murdering his way to the head of the Sith Order]], Plagueis's journeys lead him to discover a young noble named [[TheAntichrist Palpatine]]. [[GalacticConqueror Sensing enormous potential]] in the youthful malcontent, Plagueis ensnares Palpatine in the Sith ways and grants him the Sith title of Darth Sidious. The remainder of the book concerns itself with the relationship between these two Sith Lords and how their pursuit of power disrupts [[TheForce The Force]] and inevitably leads their fruitful partnership to a lethal conclusion.
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