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forcearama:

asokatanos:

ekjohnston:

jerseydevious:

i have to say, i’ve grown a fondness for palpatine. he’s just…. so completely, wholly, and entirely evil. he’s so evil i don’t think, “evil,” covers it. i think in the pit of dead sith lords he exists in, now, the other sith lords stay away from him because He’s Just So Evil. i mean, this guy looked at tiny anakin, “the biggest problem in the galaxy is that no one helps each other,” skywalker and said, that one. i want that one, and i want to destroy him and warp him so utterly he will be unrecognizable.

and it’s not like he particularly needed darth vader or anything, that was just icing on the cake. he was already well on his way to taking the republic down, he had the jedi’s kill switch in place, and then he just decides to corrupt the chosen one because he could. it’s like the blowout sale of democracy, and palpatine is the one clearing out the story. i will take away your FREEDOM, your BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS, i will commit ATROCITIES UNPARALLELED, and i think i’ll take your 9 year old, too. throw him in. everything he does to anakin is so horrifying, but it’s just palpatine taking a victory lap. he’s not only going to crush the jedi and the republic, he’s gonna turn their chosen one into the face of his empire and have him hunt down the last remnants of their order. he did all of that just because he could. palpatine is an unparalleled MONSTER and i kind of love it

He has so many plans and absolutely nothing in the way of a redemption arc, and that is why he is the best/my favourite villain.

@forcearama I feel like you ghostwrote this!

AHHH I am loving how many “what a delightful horrible gargoyle with no redeeming qualities whatsoever” Palpatine posts we’ve been getting lately. HE IS THE BEST VILLAIN. THE BEST. I love that he is absolutely and totally cartoon-levels of goofy and yet he’s also pretty good at his job. 

His plan was INSANE and ridiculous (the long con! hiding in plain sight! corrupting the chosen one! billions of battle droids doing his bidding on one side, and A FUCKING CLONE ARMY ON THE OTHER.) AND IT WORKED! 

I love that Ian is just perfect in this role (and God how much fun it must have been to just be like “there is literally no way for me to do TOO MUCH scenery-chewing here so I’m just gonna go for it”), I love that Sidious is just evil, I love that there’s no Tragic Backstory that tries to justify his actions, I love knowing that Palpatine would 1200% come back from the dead and do it all again the second the writers get desperate enough to resurrect him. 

There’s a part of me that delights in all of the meta that floats around here about Where The Real Evil in the Republic Was After All, because I feel like Sidious would just eat that crap up. (“Yes, excellent, absolutely we should all be focusing on those guys,” he says, smirking in the corner as the fandom heatedly debates the Jedi Order’s jurisdiction and whether or not someone should have proposed some bill or another in the Senate. “I’ll just be over here…talking to Anakin…”)

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