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Star Wars: Was Palpatine Planning on Cloning Luke?


Cover picture for the articleAs witnessed in the original Star Wars trilogy, Darth Vader served as Emperor Palpatine's faithful apprentice, but as Luke Skywalker grew in power as a Jedi, Palpatine made it clear to Vader that he had hoped to recruit Skywalker as a Sith, a plan which ultimately failed. Despite Vader tossing him down a chasm on the Death Star II, Palpatine shocked audiences by returning in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, a feat made possible through the use of cloning, though the most recent issue of Star Wars: Darth Vader hints at Palpatine having a grand plan to clone Luke if he couldn't convince him to join the Dark Side.