One of the great mysteries that left the projection of The Rise of Skywalker was the reappearance in glory and majesty of the chief of the Sith, Palpatine.
The emperor who had been shattered in episode VI by Darth Vader, this time he is a refugee in the dark world of Exegol and until there comes Kylo Ren to plot the final plan against the rebels.
So how is it that Palpatine manages to survive after his supposed death in The Return of the Jedi? The answer seems to be far behind in the chronology.
It turns out that according to the official book Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, written by Rae Carson, and that will go on sale on March 17, it is said that the real reason for the "eternity" of the emperor is on the planet Kamino, the same one where the army of clones for the Republic was assembled.
Oh, in that territory that Obi Wan-Kenobi will ever visit, Palpatine was nurtured with information to address the technique that would give him immortality in another body and holding his spirit.
Ac a fragment of the book:
“All the tubes were empty of liquid, except one, which was almost exhausted. Kylo looked closer. I had also seen this device before, when I studied the Clone Wars when I was a child. The liquid that floated to the living nightmare before him was fighting a losing battle to sustain the rotten flesh of the Emperor.
"What can you give me?" Kylo asked. Emperor Palpatine lived, in a way, and Kylo could feel in his bones that this clone body harbored the emperor's real spirit. However, it was an imperfect vessel, unable to contain its immense power. It can't last much longer. ”
Surely for the purists, it will not be an explanation that will make them conform, but it is also quite close to what was observed in the new triloga with the artificial Supreme Leader Snoke: creations made from rotten bodies and that are only inhabited by evil spirits.
In short, the only bad meat and bone left in that movie was Kylo Ren, which we already know how to end.