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Do you think in a way the Emperor is the real main Villian of the old Trilogy

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I know that you don't really see the Emperor that much until Jedi. Only for one Scene do you see him in Empire and not at all in a New Hope. But still he is the Supreme Ruler of the Empire and the Dark Side not Darth Vadar. In Return of the Jedi by itself I would say for sure the Emperor would be the main Villian not Darth Vadar. But I guess as a whole Trilogy most people look at Darth Vadar as the main Villian since the Emporer is not in it much as a whole Trilogy. So That is why I just mean in a way do you think the Emperor is the main Villian of the Star Wars Trilogy ? I guess in another way the main Villian would not be Darth Vadar or even the Emperor but the Dark Side. Anyways curious as to what others think ?

O by the way I am new and just joined today because I was looking for the old Star Wars Trilogy without the extra Scenes on Dvd. I might have signed this Petition a couple months ago can't remember if it's the same one or not but I will look into it right now.
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Dark feline how did my cat Nick end up being your icon??
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She probably picked it from the list; once your avatar is uploaded, it's free game. As to your thoughts, I think the Dark Side is the actual villain and Vader and Palpatine serve as living embodiments of the Dark Side, the Emperor being the greater embodiment.

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Yep, whatever name you give your avatar file when you upload it is the name that appears in the dropdown menu of available avatars when you sign up for an account or go in to change your profile.
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Weird, I didn't know that. So the spirit of Nick will live on in cyberspace even though he is now one with the force.

As for the emperor I don't think he is the main villian, Vader is IMHO.

The main villian is not determined by where they rank in the badguy infostructure, its how important they are dramatically and who has the most personal and powerful conflict with the main protagonist.

Infact often in action films its actually the second in command badguy who proves to be the true nemesis of the hero. This was often done in Bond films and other action pics.
And I dance. And I sing.
And I'm a monkey, in a long line of kings.
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Emperor Palpatine is the main villain. In the original trilogy, except for ROTJ, we only feel his presence, and a strong dark presence it is!
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i dont think he is the villain per se. im still of the belief that SW is the story of Anakin Skywalker. the young boy who became too powerful for the galaxy and was lured by "temptation" and then redeemed himself. you could say that "temptation" is the villain since it peeks its head out more than once. and since its the story of AS, and he redeems himself at the end, then he has vanquished the villain.
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