• The Emperor is set to return in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. 1 / 8

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  • It's possible the secret of Palpatine's resurrection lies in Darth Vader's mask. 2 / 8

  • At the moment of death, a Sith can transfer their essence into a nearby relic... 3 / 8

  • As was demonstrated in tie-in comics by Lord Momin. 4 / 8

  • In fact, the Sith spirit possessing a relic can even "enflesh" itself at a dark side nexus. 5 / 8

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  • Could Palpatine have transferred his essence into Darth Vader's mask? 6 / 8

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  • If so, it could even be that Palpatine seduced Kylo Ren to the dark side all along. 7 / 8

    Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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