Published on October 12, the book “Star Wars: The Secrets of the Sith” offers fans a very first glimpse of the mysterious Darth Plagueis, mentioned by Palpatine in 2005 in “Revenge of the Sith”.
“Do you know the tragic story of Darth Plagueis the Wise?”
We are in 2005, in the middle of Revenge of the Sith, the third episode of the Star Wars saga at the end of which Anakin Skywalker will join the Dark Side to become Darth Vader. While attending a curious opera on Coruscant alongside his mentor Palpatine, the latter asks him about a mysterious character, who had never been mentioned before: Darth Plagueis.
Faced with the avowed ignorance of his young interlocutor, and in order to tip him over to his side, Palpatine then begins to tell him the story of this “Plagueis”, being careful not to reveal to him that he is actually acts from his former master:
“Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and wise that he could use the Force to influence the Midichlorians, and could create life. Besides, his knowledge of the Dark Side was such that he also came to keep those he cared about from dying. “
Fully aware that at this precise moment, Anakin is seeking precisely to acquire such power to save the life of his wife Padmé, Palpatine continues his phishing of the young Jedi by telling him the end of the story:
“[Plagueis] had become so powerful that the only thing that still scared him was losing his power, which of course did happen one day. He made the mistake of teaching his young apprentice his knowledge and all his secrets. And this apprentice killed him while he was sleeping. “
Obviously omitting to specify that he himself had been “the young apprentice” in question, Palpatine thus paints the portrait of an enigmatic, dark and mysterious protagonist, of which the films of the Star Wars saga will not speak to us more.
Yet while many theories and hypotheses have obviously sprouted about Darth Plagueis over the years, a canon titled Star Wars: The Secrets of the Sith and published on October 12th revealed some additional information about him, and especially a first glimpse of his appearance (recently relayed by an article of Hitek).
Indeed, in one of the illustrations in the official book, as Palpatine recounts his political rise in first person, we can see that a tall, dark figure stands behind him. Hooded and endowed with two sinister yellow eyes, Plagueis still conceals many mysteries, especially about his appearance.
Nevertheless, this first official overview, as well as the additional information relayed by Hitek’s article, nevertheless allows us to learn a little more about him. Indeed, it would seem that the former master of Palpatine owes his imposing size to his origins. He would thus belong to the Munn race, notably known for having founded the crooked banking clan, allied with the Separatists during the Great Clone War.
To get a more precise and clearer idea of what Darth Plagueis could look like, while waiting for possible new official images (without hood), the best is still to observe one of his fellow Munn, as we could see one in Attack of the Clones (above).
A skinny face, a prominent, bald and pale skull, a flat nose and two sinister eyes: in short, a facies that we will have no difficulty in attributing to the former master of Palpatine.
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