What’s Your Favorite Palpatine Look?

When one thinks of Palpatine his style sense isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind but we forget, he was a senator of Naboo and Nubians have incredible style. Their robes are beyond stunning and when you really look at his various outfits throughout the franchise it becomes very clear very quickly, this man had some serious style. Enjoy!

Senator Palpatine

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As Senator of Naboo, his clothes were not as grand as the Queen’s extensive and clearly gorgeous wardrobe but it was undoubtedly beautiful. With him wearing this almost old European style-influenced robe with the beautiful blue color, Palpatine’s style is subtle but very blatant at the same time.

Chancellor Palpatine

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As Chancellor of the Republic, his wardrobe’s grandeur increased greatly, as is visible from the robe he’s wearing in this picture.

Even While Captured, I’m Still Stylish

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At the beginning of Revenge of the Sith, we see Palpatine wearing a very simple yet undeniably gorgeous black robe that screams wealthiness and regality. The seamless tailoring, the sleeves, the length of the collar, everything about the design of this outfit reeks Naboo’s classic jaw-dropping style.

A Night on the Town Wear

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If I am not mistaken, this is the outfit he wore while at the night show in Coruscant when he spoke with Anakin and honestly, can’t you tell? The embroidery on the black robe is simply stunning and the second robe underneath adds a hint of flair that one doesn’t come to expect with calculating villains like Palpatine. Phenomenal.

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When Palpatine began to transition to becoming Darth Sidious we see him wearing red, the color of the Sith’s lightsabers. In this once again dazzling robe Palpatine looks formidable, menacing, and truly powerful with the aggrandized shoulders that makes Palpatine seem bigger than he actually is like a male bird puffing up his feathers.

In this robe, you get a sense that he’s dangerous and it’s not long before we learn how true that is.

Darth Sidious Arrives

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Add a hood to the already menacing red and black robe and Darth Sidious truly comes to life in all of his frightening glory.

The Red Robe of Death

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During the scene where Darth Sidious officially transforms the Republic into the Empire, he wears this bold (and actually REALLY BEAUTIFUL) red robe. It’s as if the blood of all the Jedi he has had murdered has stained this dazzling robe with the velvet hood. *shudder*

The Brown Robe with the Velvet

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One thing Palpatine loved was velvet and even in this robe here we see velvet as a staple on the design. I like that this robe he wears while fighting Yoda isn’t entirely black. It affords that sense of regality that we had grown so used to in the prequel trilogy while still retaining the classic hooded look that makes him instantly recognizable.

The Classic Black Hooded Robe

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Despite wearing what appears to be a very simple black hooded cloak in comparison to his other designs in the Prequel Trilogy the flair of elegance is shown via brooch. That simple accessory highlights the elegance that he manages to retain at all times, making him one of the most stylish villains in cinema.

Of these outfits, which is your favorite? For me, oh it’s a hard choice, I think I’d have to say I love the red robe. It’s so different and bold, and ridiculously beautiful that whenever I find myself looking at it I am utterly entranced.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.

QI’RA: Chapter Twenty-Five

Captain Peer

Qi’ra walked through the silent crowd, approaching the Imperial officers with her heart pounding in her throat. She hadn’t been around the agents of the Empire very often but whenever she was in their presence there was a coldness to them that was always disconcerting.

The way they looked at you, with their frosty gazes, it was almost as if they could see into your very soul, rooting out whatever proof they needed to throw you into one of their high-security Imperial prisons.

One of the Imperial officers, a stout man not much taller than herself with blond hair perfectly trimmed as he took off his hat, approached her in turn, a warm smile on his face.

With his hand outstretched he said, “You must be Qi’ra.” Continue reading QI’RA: Chapter Twenty-Five

‘Doctor Sleep’ Looks More Like a Scary Thriller Than a Horror Movie

In case you don’t know the incredible significance of this story, Doctor Sleep is Stephen King’s follow-up novel to a horror classic, The Shining, and Warner Bros. has adapted that story, which focuses on a grown-up Danny Torrance, and turned it into a movie.

While the first teaser had me silent in mute horror (well, really suspense) this trailer wasn’t nearly as scary but that doesn’t take away from the trailer’s quality because it actually was pretty good.

The movie takes the story left behind by The Shining and modernizes it, adding more women, good and bad, to the equation and revisiting the mansion that made the first film so scary. This trailer was so intriguing in the fact that I actually kind of want to see this movie. And even though I know it will be scary, with plenty of jump scares along the way, I have a feeling this film could turn out to be a worthy sequel to one of the greatest horror movies of all time.

Here’s a poster for the movie.

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That’s somewhat creepy looking…

How did you feel about the trailer? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a very good day.

Throwback Friday: The Five Heroes I Would Be Saddest to See Perish in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

For this week’s Throwback Friday I’m looking back at a post that I write about Avengers: Endgame a few days before it came out. Enjoy!

5. Nebula

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From the first time I saw Nebula, I knew I liked her character but after she joined the good guys in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 I really began to enjoy her character. Now, with her story being even more compelling, for her to die now would be really unfortunate. Especially knowing that there’s no chance she’s getting resurrected. Oh, I hope she doesn’t die. (Thank goodness she didn’t.)

Continue reading Throwback Friday: The Five Heroes I Would Be Saddest to See Perish in ‘Avengers: Endgame’