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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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3-Mar-2021, 12:26 PM
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I really don’t like how Palpatine is suprised by Rey and Kylo’s dyad power which he suddenly absorbs. I think it would make sense to just slightly trim his surprise. This is what I have in mind (and it’s my first try at any video trimming and editing, so please forgive bad quality):

  • I tried removing the painful “Ah!” sound that he makes when absorbing the first dyad shot.
  • Slightly trimmed his surprised face looking at regrowing hands.
  • Removed him saying “…a dyad in the Force…”, as I find it hard to believe the word “dyad” is the first thing that comes to mind. Especially if it’s unseen for generations then it’s unlikely both Kylo and him would use that somewhat specific word. I don’t mind Kylo saying it just the once to Rey earlier in the film.
  • As a matter of a fact, I also removed him saying “unseen for generations”, as I think this line doesn’t add much, and makes the viewer distracted thinking “wait, is there a point to him mentioning it, have we seen a dyad before?”

Now all he says is: “Stand together, die together! The life force of your bond - a power like life itself… And now, the power of two restores the one true emperor!”.

This results in the emperor being much less surprised about this bond’s power and makes it looks like maybe it’s part of his plan B to absorb their life force (it being a result of the bond or not).