I've searched the forums and no one asked about this... so, the admins shouldn't be mad.
Is Darth Sidious actually the Emperor? This seem to be a very popular question (I think.) The movie production team is going to such lengths to hide it that they didn't even provide the name of the person who acted as Darth Sidious.
Sidious' voice sound like Palpatine's (Emperor's), and his mouth is shaped like his as well... oh, and both are cloaked.
So, is Sidious = Emperor?
I think they're the same person.
Possible. The emperor looks like a frog, but I guess he's just old...
THEY are the same person
Darth Sidious = Emperor Palpatine = Senator Palpatine
they have same mouth look
and IF Darth Sidious where not Emperor Palpatine ( Senator Palpatine )
then they would be rivals
SO I THINK To 95 % that Sidious is Palpatine
What is your % count ?
Of course man!Darth Sidious is his Sith-name,Senator Palpatine is his name as senator,and when he became the emperor he was called Emperor Palpatine becuz he wasnt a Senator any more!
But these are all just guesses, you know... Is it ever mentioned that he is Sidious is the Emperor?
I think Yoda said something like there can only be 2 siths at one time, one master, one apprentice. So, unless Sidious is killed, he should be the Emperor.
Oh, one of the books (I think it was the Episode 1 Locations Cross-Section book.) seem to let slip this 'secret'. It said, when pointing at, I guess, Maul, "Darth Maul.... replaced by his successor, Darth Vader." Now, we all know Vader is the apprentice of the Emperor, and for Vader to suceed someone, that someone should be, too, the Emperor's apprentice. Maul is Sidious' apprentice, and Vader suceeds Maul.
Therefore, if what the book said is true, Emperor Palpatine is confirmed to be Darth Sidious.
And the way the the camera focused on Palpatine when Yoda was saying about the Sith might be another clue.
Originally posted by ObiWanKenobi THEY are the same person Darth Sidious = Emperor Palpatine = Senator Palpatine
That pretty much explains it all.
ok guys...look at these two links and read both texts.I think they should explain everything,and if not we have to wait for epIII where it will be surely explained...;)
I believe they are the same. Palpetine has the democratic brians, while Sidious has the Darkside, that eventually lead to Emperor Palpetine. Palpetine becoming more distorted from the Darkside, didn't you notice the paler version in EPII? :p
It's all in the jaw structure. ;)
Paler version, as in skin tone?
Well, I've always come to think Palpatine was merely being older. Why wouldn't he be, since Anakin is already all grown up? That explains the white hair as well.