Star Wars: Disappointingly, Rey’s Father Was A Failed Palpatine Clone

Palpatine Clone

The Rise of Skywalker novel fills in more plot holes. This week we find out Rey’s Father was a failed Palpatine clone! Read on for Details.

Last week we all rolled our eyes some more at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Palpatine we found out, had been housed in a cloned body since his defeat in Return of the Jedi. I think the problem with that reveal for me, and some other fans, was why we needed to find that out in a book? The movie certainly did not make it clear that Palpatine was a clone within the movie. I felt like laughing as a fan watching those opening moments of the movie.

My thoughts went to comedy, because of the way they tried to explain this canon busting piece of nonsense. How did they explain it? They simply didn’t, the reason for Palpatine’s non-deceased state was just cut out for being irrelevant. This to me is the crux of everything wrong with the sequel trilogy as a whole, no plan, no clue.

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Today we have another snippet from the novelization of The Rise of Skywalker. This latest explains that Rey’s Father was not actually the biological son of the Emperor, but a failed attempt to clone a new body of the Sith Lord. You can view the original Reddit post in the source section below, but here is the text for those who want it now.

“The heretics of the Sith Eternal toiled, splicing genes, bolstering tissue, creating unnatural abominations in the hope that one of these strandcasts would succeed and become a worthy receptacle. The heretics would do anything, risk anything, sacrifice anything, to create a cradle for their god-consciousness. Nothing worked. But their efforts were not entirely in vain. One genetic strandcast lived. Thrived, even. A not-quite-identical clone. His “son”. But he was a useless, powerless failure. Palpatine could not even bear to look upon such disappointing ordinariness. The boy’s only worth would lay in continuing the bloodline through more natural means.”

Here we go again!

Resurrecting Palpatine in Star Wars has always been something I’ve disliked.  But this plot should have been there right from Episode 7, never mind Episode 8. In this trilogy, we don’t even get explanations in Episode 9? Instead, we fans have to wait months for the novel to come out and explain everything. Exploring a failed Palpatine clone and what his life was like, might have actually been interesting? Though I think I was initially more interested to find out who the woman was behind the King’s throne as it were, that’s dead now.

Ultimately what we are left with, is in my opinion series of Star Wars movies which don’t make any sense. I include the prequel trilogy in that mix, Lucas muddies the waters in the prequels at various points that were unnecessary. Maybe next week we will find out why the Sith Dagger was created, and which idiot did it? Or how Rose and Finn seems to have just reverted to a platonic relationship well away from another? Maybe that Jannah was really Lando’s daughter? Oh, wait, that one has already come out, that’s a sticker.

At this point, if you don’t laugh, you’d cry, I’ll choose laughter. You choose your poison in the usual spot below.

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Campbell Clark

Cam is Senior Editor at LRM Online, and has a passion for all things geeky, including sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies.

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