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Star Wars quietly confirms Palpatine's return was Luke Skywalker's fault all along

Star Wars quietly confirms Palpatine's return was Luke Skywalker's fault all along

Luke clearly didn't read the warning signs

The Star Wars universe is vast. In fact, the series’ lore is so extensive that even the most seasoned of fans can surely still learn something new.

If you’ve ever wondered what Tusken Raiders look like under their masks or just how Anakin Skywalker got his famous scar, then answers are out there, should you want to seek them out.

Today though, I want to focus on Palpatine’s return.

Did you know that Palpatine was almost revealed as Anakin’s father? As it turns out, he’s canonically never had sex, but neither of those things are what I want to highlight today.

It’s been brought to my attention that seemingly, Explorer Palpatine’s return in The Rise of Skywalker was Luke Skywalker’s fault all along.

The Rise of Skywalker isn’t exactly a beloved entry in the Star Wars franchise and yet, all these years later, fans still find themselves clamouring for answers.

Perhaps it is closure they seek.

If you’ve seen The Rise of Skywalker, you’ll know that Palpatine had been constructing a Sith fleet with the aim of launching a new Sith empire.

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This is partially, somehow, the fault of Luke Skywalker, as revealed in the 2022 novel Shadow of the Sith.

The novel confirms that Luke could sense a disturbance in the force on Exegol, a disturbance that directly affected Luke himself.

As reported by CBR, in the novel he finds a series of kyber crystals alongside a seeing stone that transport his essence to Exegol where Palpatine’s wraiths attack.

Then there’s possessed Sith disciple Kiza who attempted to wage war on Luke and those who opposed his use of gathering crystals in order to revive the Sith.

Given his knowledge of Kiza’s plans, the visions of Palaptine’s wraiths, and the knowledge that there was a disturbance in the force on Exegol, you may be wondering why Luke didn’t raise the alarm.

You’d be right to wonder that. During this time, Palaptine would’ve been in the midst of trying to clone himself.

Had Luke raised the alarm earlier, the New Republic may have been able to thwart the plan before it reached the head it did in The Rise of Skywalker.

Instead Luke chose to meditate.

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Topics: Star Wars, TV And Film, Disney