Emperor Palpatine
Emperor Palpatine CG Art.jpg
Universe Star Wars
Appears in Super Smash Bros. Tourney
Super Smash Bros. Tourney 2: The New Challengers
Availability Starter
Bonus Costume No Bonus Costume
English voice actor Tim Curry
Japanese voice actor Takashi Inagaki
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Mandarin Chinese voice actor {{{chineseactor}}}

How Emperor Palpatine joined the Tourney

Palpatine was born on Naboo, the eldest son of the House Palpatine's patriarch Cosinga and his wife. He was raised in his family's ancestral home, Convergence, situated in Naboo's Lake Country, and had at least two brothers and two sisters. From an early age, Palpatine identified himself as different from his peers and siblings, recognizing a great power within himself, and believing that he was born to lead, which led to an uneasy relationship with his family. His father also perceived his eldest son as different, and would later claim to have divined his murderous nature from the time the latter was an infant. At some point early in Palpatine's life, Cosinga had his son tested to make certain that they were related. Until the end of his life, however, Palpatine's true nature would remain a mystery to his father.[

Character Select Screen Animation

When highlighted

Sits on his throne.

After the announcer calls his name

Emperor Palpatine draws his lightsaber and points it at the zooming camera saying "Do not worry."

Special Attacks

Force Ball (Neutral)

Emperor Palpatine moves his left hand back and shoots a black ball made of force energy from his palm.

Force Lightning (Side)

Emperor Palpatine pushes his open hand out shooting damaging Force Lightning from his hand.

Force Teleport (Up)

Emperor Palpatine laughs, then teleports to a location determined by the thumb pad.

False Mercy (Down)

Emperor Palpatine goes to his knees and begs for mercy while flashing with evil energy. If anyone tries to attack him, the emperor slashes the opponent with 4 slashes of his lightsaber.

Force Execution (Hyper Smash)

Pushes his left hand out. If his opponent is in range, he grabs the opponent without physically touching him/her, pulls the prey to him then gives 8 devastating slashes. When the last one knocks the opponent away, Palpatine remarks, "Your skills are incomplete."

Force Lightning Storm (Final Smash)

Emperor Palpatine laughs evilly while sheathing his light saber then pushes his hands out shooting Force Lightning. As he does this, he yells "UNLIMITED POWEEEERRRR!!!!" If anyone is caught in this, the opponent is shocked very badly. When 30 htis connects, the opponent is blown away.

Victory Animations

  1. Emperor Palpatine sits on his throne and says "Against the Empire, you are but child's play.".
    • Emperor Palpatine sits on his throne and says "Now young Skywalker, you will die." (Luke victories only)
  2. Emperor Palpatine rests his lightsber on the ground and bows while saying "My resolve has never been stronger.".
    • Emperor Palpatine rests his lightsber on the ground and bows while saying "Farewell, my little green friend." (Yoda victories only)
  3. Emperor Palpatine swings his light saber four times then swipes his left hand down, then he says "Now, you will be sacrificed to my foundation.".
    • Emperor Palpatine swings his light saber four times then swipes his left hand down, then he says "You have trained well, Darth Vader." (Darth Vader victories only)
    • Emperor Palpatine swings his light saber four times then swipes his left hand down, then he says "Your resistance is over." (Shew victories only)

On-Screen Appearance

Emperor Palpatine walks up and draws his light saber saying "I'm not going to kill you."

Special Quotes

  • Let the hate flow through you. (When fighting Luke)
  • Vader will become more powerful than EITHER of us! (When fighting Yoda)
  • Raising a fist against the Galactic Empire is treason. (When fighting Shew)
  • Hurry along to hell, and wait for your father. (When fighting Cassandra)
  • I will end the lives of the Jedi, and bring my order to the Galaxy! (When fighting Jin)
  • No! The Force Lightning will zap you to oblivion! (When fighting Alisa)
  • If you wear black, you can do anything in the Dark Side you want! (When fighting Hannah)
  • In this storm, I shall emerge victorious! (When fighting Min)
  • Then let's make this a glorious fighting tradition! (When fighting Devil Jin)


  • Emperor Palpatine was the one of the last Star Wars characters confirmed to be playable for Super Smash Bros. Tourney.
  • Though his in-game name says "Emperor Palpatine," the announcer says "Palpatine!" when he is selected.
  • Emperor Palpatine's Super Smash Bros. Tourney rival is Shew.
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