Emperor Palpatine’s Top 3 Fails


O rly? ...Ya rly.

Emperor Palpatine: the ultimate Sith Lord, also known as Darth Sidious and master to Darth Vader. He radiates pure evil and instead of wielding a lightsaber, he uses cunning, manipulation and two hands full of force lightning to get what he wants.

He brought the Sith to power, defeated the Jedi and almost wiped them out of existence. So this guy has to be the smartest guy in the galaxy right? Think again.

For as much as he might be considered one of the greatest Sith lords ever, he also had a huge hand in the Empire’s downfall.

3. Listening to Darth Vader

In Empire Strikes Back, Palpatine has come to the conclusion that Luke Skywalker is a huge threat to the Empire and summons Vader for a quick power meeting. He openly says Skywalker could destroy them but instead of ordering Vader to just flat out kill him, he takes Vader’s advice and agrees to consider the option to turn him to the Dark Side. Nice job Emperor. How did that end up for you?

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2. Allowing the Death Star 2 plans to be given to the Rebel Alliance

In Return of the Jedi, Vader brings a captured Skywalker to the Emperor. Later the Rebels arrive for an all out attack on the Death Star 2. The Rebels are losing, the Death Star 2 blasting ships, and what does Palatine say about the Rebel attack on Endor, “It was I who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator.”

Really? So let me get this straight. You gave the Alliance the location of the shield generator instead of keeping it a secret and just taking care of the Rebels with a fully operational Death Star 2? Not enough “O’s” in smooth for you Emperor.

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1. Not looking over the blue prints of the first Death Star

Epic fail! Emperor Palpatine is the freaking Emperor and he never asked to go over the plans of the Death Star. Did he even request a meeting with the project foreman? Maybe, just maybe if he reviewed the plans he might have asked, “OK so I see we have an exhaust port leading to the core of the Death Star. So what are we doing to fix this? Looks like a pretty big flaw and could blow up this station if someone, oh I don’t know, say the Rebel Alliance, takes a proton torpedo and shoves it down this port. Anyone? Hello?”

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