Chancellor Palpatine with the Grand Army of the Republic and Jedi generals.
Palpatine's appearance in The Clone Wars.
Despite Master Windu's reservations about allying the Republic with the Hutt, Palpatine knew they need the the Hutt's space lanes to move their troops.
Palpatine talks with Jedi Master Mace Windu.
Sidious contacted both Ventress and Dooku and assured them that the Jedi would be at war with the Hutts as well the Confederacy.
Palpatine in a meeting with Master Yoda receives a message from Obi-Wan Kenobi.
During the rescue, Palpatine learned that Jabba believed that the Jedi were behind his son's kidnapping.
Chancellor Palpatine excuses Yoda as Senator Amidala enters his office.
Padmé came to Palpatine and learned that Anakin was being framed by the Hutts.
Palpatine told Senator Amidala that Jabba refused to speak with him.
Padmé then offered to negotiate with Jabba through his uncle, Ziro, who lived on Coruscant, though Palpatine advised against it.
Sidious spoke with his apprentice about this setback assuring Dooku that the war was turning in their favor.
Sidious smiles during a hologram communication.
Following the report of the loss, Jedi Masters Yoda, Mace Windu, and Plo Koon met with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in his office to discuss methods to protect more Republic fleets from being destroyed.
Jedi General Plo Koon volunteered to take several Venator-class Star Destroyers to find and eliminate the mysterious Confederate weapon.
Chancellor Palpatine communicates to Anakin Skywalker with Jedi Mace Windu, Obi-Wan and Yoda.
Palpatine greets Anakin pleasantly through hologram.
Anakin informs Obi-Wan, Yoda, Windu and Palpatine about the loss of communication with Plo Koon.
All four tell Anakin and Ahsoka not to go out to the Abregado system to look for survivors, despite Ahsoka's vehement objections.
The Jedi contact Chancellor Palpatine on Coruscant.
Obi-Wan tells the Chancellor that Anakin has gone off alone in the search.
Palpatine contacts Anakin who is aboard the Twilight.
Chancellor Palpatine issues a repeated demand for Anakin to resume command of his fleet.
Palpatine learns that Senator Amidala and Representative Binks had gone to Rodia to speak with Senator Farr about his starving people.
Palpatine asks Padmé if she would take a clone escort with her.
Chancellor Palpatine sees Representative Binks fall in front of him.
Palpatine recommends to Senator Amidala that she be in charge of the negotiations.
After Gunray was captured, Chancellor Palpatine conferred with Senator Amidala via holographic transmission.
Chancellor Palpatine praises Senator Amidala for capturing Viceroy Gunray.
Palpatine pledges relief efforts to Rodia.
Palpatine pleased that the Republic finally had a member of the Separatist Council under arrest.
Count Dooku receives a holographic message from Darth Sidious.
Sidious informs Dooku that Gunray poses a significant danger to them and their plans if he is interrogated.
Sidious was initially less than enthusiastic about his apprentice's strategy to send Asajj Ventress.
Despite his lack of confidence in Ventress's abilities, the Dark Lord ultimately authorized the Count to proceed with the plan.
On Coruscant, Chancellor Palpatine and his staff review a holographic message from Hondo Ohnaka.
The pirate Hondo demands a million credits worth of spice from the Republic in exchange for Dooku.
Palpatine was reluctant to believe Dooku had been captured by a group of simple pirates, despite being shown holographic proof.
Padmé Amidala suggested sending a pair of Jedi to Ohnaka's base in order to confirm the pirate's claim and once assured Dooku was indeed captured, the Republic would pay the demanded ransom for the Separatist leader.
After confirming the pirates had indeed captured Dooku, the Jedi informed Mace Windu and Palpatine.
Palpatine told them that he was sending Senator Kharrus and Representative Binks with the ransom in exchange for the Sith Lord.
Senator Kharrus contacted Palpatine, who was in his office on Coruscant with Senator Amidala and several Jedi Council members, and informed him that they were due to land shortly.
Chancellor Palpatine sent the requested ransom with senator Kharrus of Malastare and representative Binks, who were accompanied by a team of clone troopers.
In a holographic conference aboard Windu's lead AT-TE in his column, Palpatine and representatives from both the Senate and Jedi discuss the battle on Ryloth.
Mace mentions that Obi-Wan has taken the Jixuan desert, and that the southern hemisphere of Ryloth is secure; the only thing that remains is to retake Lessu.
Chancellor Palpatine worries that a siege could drag on indefinitely.
Palpatine states that Syndulla was a radical before the war and can be very unpredictable.
Senator Taa mentions to the Chancellor that before the War, they were political rivals, and still are.
Palpatine requests reinforcements to be sent instead, but Admiral Yularen informs him that none are available.
A hologram of Darth Sidious interrupts Cad Bane's thinking.
Darth Sidious contacts Cad Bane for a job.
Sidious tasks Bane to steal a holocron from the Temple.
Bane was at first reluctant, but Sidious suggested that Bane's legendary reputation may have been exaggerated.
Bane demanded an elite starfighter and three times his usual price and Sidious not concerned with the hunter's heightened request.
Sidious also provided Bane with detailed schematics of the Temple's security infrastructure.
Contacting Sidious through a holographic transmission, Bane reported his success and inquired about the details of his next assignment.
Darth Sidious revealed that the purpose of stealing the crystal and holocron was that he needed test subjects for an experiment.
Sidious instructed Bane to use the list and acquire four children who were strong in the Force.
Sidious told Bane to bring the children to the Dark Lord's secret facility on Mustafar.
Lord Sidious tells Bane that the children among the Jedi are not innocent.
Bane considers it rash to kidnap innocents, but doesn't care, as long as he gets paid by Sidious.
At the Chancellor Office on Coruscant, Anakin is greeted warmly by Palpatine.
Palpatine gives Ahsoka Tano a stern look.
The Chancellor insisted on speaking with Skywalker alone while Tano waited outside of the office.
Palpatine seemed impressed that a rogue operative could be so effective against the Jedi.
Anakin suspected that a far more powerful individual than either Bane or Count Dooku was orchestrating the abduction and Palpatine asks Skywalker who he thinks is behind it, and he answers that he doesn't know.
Chancellor Palpatine merely encouraged Skywalker to have patience.
An Astromech droid projects Sidious' hologram.
Darth Sidious observed the two captured children on Mustafar via hologram with great enthusiasm.
Sidious gives the nanny droid RO-Z67 orders via holocam.
Believing that the Jedi would simply waste the infants' talents, Sidious took it upon himself to mold them into agents of the dark side.
Darth Sidious hovers over Zinn Toa.
In his vision of the future, Sidious foresaw an army of darksiders who would act as his eyes and ears throughout the galaxy, utilizing the dark side to enforce his will.
Sidious foresees an army of Force talented spies in his service.
Darth Sidious states his enemies will be helpless against his vision.
Sidious saw the matter as a trial run.
Lord Sidious says if the surgery fails he will lose nothing.
The Dark Lord observed as the surgery was about to be performed.
Darth Sidious watches the surgery begin.
RO-Z67 informed Sidious that a starship was approaching, and that it did not belong to Cad Bane.
Sidious stands as his plans are foiled by the Jedi's arrival.
Sidious ordered the droids to remove the children to a secondary facility.
Sidious commands to have the outpost destroyed by shutting off the gravity supports.
Darth Sidious tells the droids to sink the outpost into the lava thus destroying any invidence.
Sidious ending his holographic transmission.
While Separatist forces tried to take control of Malastare, Palpatine monitored the military action remotely via hologram.
The Battle on Malastare was also a convenient test site for the Chancellor's new weapon, an electro-proton bomb, developed by Dr. Boll.
Mace Windu remained wary of the "improbable" and wished to find another way, but Palpatine disagreed.
Palpatine insisted the bomb is the last chance to secure a Republic victory.
Due to the effects of the bomb, Palpatine's holographic communication with Malastare was cut off.
Mace re-establishes communications with Chancellor Palpatine and reports on his progress.
The Chancellor was most concerned that the Dugs sign a treaty ensuring access to their fuel.
Palpatine states importance that the Republic gains access to the Malastarian fuel.
Palpatine and Doctor Sionver Boll overlook a hologram of the Zillo Beast.
Palpatine was amazed by the creature's size but dismayed by Master Windu's reluctance to assist the Dugs.
Chancellor Palpatine wanted the treaty signed so at first he did not care for the beast.
Palpatine showed that he supports the extermination of the Zillo Beast.
The ever-analytical Doctor Boll suggested that the Zillo Beast may be an invaluable resource.
Chancellor Palpatine delightedly supported the idea to preserve it for replicating its seemingly impenetrable armor for military use.
With Dr. Boll's assurance that the study of the Zillo Beast could greatly aid the Republic war effort, the Chancellor sanctioned Skywalker's plan to incapacitate the creature.
The Dugs would assume it is dead and sign the treaty, while the Republic could move it to a secure location and Palpatine approved it.
The Chancellor watches as Urus signs the treaty.
Chancellor Palpatine welcomes the Dugs and Malastare to the Republic.
Mace Windu and Anakin tell Palpatine that the Zillo Beast was loaded on a transport.
Palpatine and his scientific advisors altered the original plans.
Palpatine's advisors recommend studying the creature under the most controlled conditions.
With that recommendation, Palpatine instructed the Jedi to return to Coruscant with the Zillo Beast for study.
The Supreme Chancellor oversaw the Zillo Beast's transportation to Coruscant.
Palpatine personally greeted the Dr. Boll and the Jedi as they returned with the sedated creature in tow.
Palpatine is awed by the size of the Zillo Beast.
Although Windu once again voiced his concern and objection, but Palpatine insists it is a chance to uncover a technological edge.
Mace turns over stewardship of the creature to Doctor Boll and Palpatine.
Palpatine smiles deviously as the Zillo Beast passes him.
Chancellor Palpatine visits the doctor, checking on her progress.
Dr. Boll reported to Chancellor Palpatine that the preliminary testing was slow and lacked results due to the severe pain that the Zillo Beast would endure under experimentation.
Palpatine suggests that killing it would be the best option but Boll protests, stating that the Zillo Beast isn't only the last of its kind.
Unconcerned with its well-being, the Chancellor merely ordered the doctor to kill the creature to continue her study without further complications.
Palpatine dismisses the possibility, stating that the giant beast is simply an animal; the beast growls at his comment and stares hatefully at the Chancellor.
Palpatine orders the use of the Malastarian fuel to be used as a poison to quickly kill the beast and threatens to replace Boll if she doesn't have the stomach to do it.
The Chancellor meets Anakin and Padmé in his office.
Palpatine indulged the senator's concerns by debating the merit and pitfalls of destroying the beast.
Palpatine and Mas Amedda try justifying that killing the beast is for the greater good, to which Padmé challenges that killing the last of a species is wrong.
Palpatine justified his actions to Senator Amidala, who believed that it was immoral to kill the creature.
Chancellor Palpatine argued that the life of one animal was a small price to pay if the rewards saved countless lives in the long run.
The Chancellor was also clearly pleased to see that Skywalker shared his opinion on the matter, much to the surprise and annoyance of Amidala.
Palpatine contacts Doctor Boll, who reports success in converting the Malastarian fuel into a poison gas.
The Chancellor orders the Zillo Beast gassed.
Doctor Boll contacts Palpatine informing him of the Zillo Beast's escape.
The Zillo Beast escapes the confines of the research facility and embarking on a second rampage, with Palpatine as the primary target.
Palpatine frantically tells Doctor Boll to make more poison.
The Zillo Beast destroyed every image of Palpatine it could find and marched steadily onward toward the Senate Building.
Palpatine, Anakin and Senator Amidala see the creature coming towards them.
The creature charges the Senate Building with its enormous head fills the panoramic window of the Chancellor's office.
The Chancellor, Padmé, Anakin and R2-D2 evacuate to the former's escape shuttle.
Out of desperation, the Chancellor contacted Boll and ordered her to create more of the gas.
Just as they took off, however, the shuttle was caught in the beast's grip.
Palpatine and his pilot were still trapped by the beast until Yoda and Aayla Secura provided a sufficient distraction to allow the Chancellor to escape from his damaged shuttle.
The Zillo Beast, loose on Coruscant, spots Palpatine and a Senate Commando below his escape shuttle's pilot.
The creature pursued its target, Palpatine ordered the gunships to use the gas bombs.
As the gunships continue to bomb the beast, the gas cloud begins to spread, though Anakin, Yoda and Aayla use the Force to protect themselves, Palpatine and Amidala from the gas.
After the Zillo Beast's death, Chancellor Palpatine vows that the creature's sacrifice not be in vain.
Palpatine presented Dr. Boll with a new order to clone the Zillo Beast for further scientific purposes.
Palpatine smiles evilly as he has future plans for the cloned beast.
In the war room, Obi-wan, Anakin, Ahsoka and Ki-Adi-Mundi, join via hologram by Yoda, Mace Windu, Palpatine and Luminara Unduli.
The Jedi plan their invasion of Geonosis while Palaptine and Yoda listen.
Chancellor Palpatine shares his concerns about the ray shield fortress.
Palpatine expresses concern over committing a huge force for this attack, but Yoda assures him that capturing Poggle is a priority.
Palpatine then places his trust in the Jedi about the coming battle.
The Chancellor and Jedi then wish them luck and signed off.
Chancellor Palpatine making a speech on a holoboard.
Palpatine on the HoloNet News speaking about the war and Jedi.
Chancellor Palpatine with an escort of Senate Commandos await the Duchess' arrival.
The Coronet finally arrives on Coruscant, where Palpatine congratulates the Jedi on their work.
Palpatine greets Senators Orn Free Taa, Kin Robb and Onaconda Farr.
Palpatine escorts the dignitaries to a speeder.
In the Senate, Chancellor Palpatine deems Death Watch a significant military threat.
Palpatine spearheaded the movement in the Senate that called for military intervention against the radical organization.
To back his argument for occupation, the Chancellor presents a hologram message from Deputy Minister Jerec who states a civil war is amidst the Mandalorians.
The hologram effectively discredited Kryze's entire argument, thus securing an early victory for Palpatine's position of Republic occupation on Mandalore.
The holo-recording of Jerec states the Death Watch threat is greater than the Duchess states and Mandalore will require Republic aid.
Knowing something is not right with the recording she just witnessed, Satine requests to see Jerec at once, but Palpatine states he was killed in a Death Watch bombing on Kalevala.
Palpatine states this as an even greater reason to defend Mandalore, yet Satine refutes the idea of a Republic occupation, fearing it will bring the war to them.
Announcing the vote on military action will take place next session, Chancellor Palpatine dismisses the Senate.
At night, in the Chancellor's office, Satine attempts to convince Palpatine that the malfunction was not an accident but her speeder had been tampered with.
Despite asserting that someone was trying to assassinate her, the Chancellor refused to conduct an investigation due to the lack of evidence to support her claim.
Aboard a Munificent-class star frigate Dooku informs his master Sidious that Death Watch is ready to fight off the Republic forces.
Darth Sidious expresses concern about possible interference by the Duchess Satine, but is assured by Dooku that a Death Watch assassin will take care of her causing Sidious to grin.
Chancellor Palpatine scans the Great Convocation Chamber for any objections to Mandalore's occupation.
Senator Amidala speaks up and Palpatine says the Chair recognizes her.
Padmé then displayed the full recording of Deputy Minister Jerec, while Palpatine angrily glared at Mas Amedda.
Palpatine quickly grimaces as he watches the recording, then returns his expression to a smile.
The recording explains that Mandalorian government has been preparing for any possible confrontation with Death Watch and the reason why they cannot ask for Republic support with the situation being so fragile.
Palpatine and Mas Amedda stand as the footage proved that Jerec had in fact supported Mandalore's neutrality and Duchess Kryze.
In his office, Palpatine offers his apologies and gratitude to Satine for the recent series of events and praised her for her loyalty to the Republic.
Padmé asks for the Chancellor and Vice Chair Mas Amedda to join her in carrying out the Senate's recent decision.
Chancellor Palpatine and Amedda presided over congressional sessions focused on the Trade Federation's blockade of Pantora, wherein Senator Riyo Chuchi argued before the Senate that the Federation was working in league with the Confederacy.
Palpatine and Amedda were again present when, days later, Dod was forced to apologize to Chuchi when it came to light that the blockade was indeed a scheme orchestrated by Viceroy Gunray.
Chancellor Palpatine gazes out his office window.
Chancellor Palpatine and Senator Orn Free Taa speak to Cad Bane.
Bane tells the Chancellor he holds the Senate hostage and demands Ziro the Hutt's release.
Palpatine refuses to do so.
Palpatine remains defiant refusing the bounty hunter's orders.
Bane then had the Executive Building's power shut down strong arming Palpatine.
Due to the resulting emergency lockdown, Palpatine and Taa were trapped in the office.
Palpatine tries to contact for help but their external communications were disabled.
While trapped inside of his office, Palpatine received a secret transmission Anakin Skywalker, who had been in the building.
Bane contacts Palpatine again, this time with more specific instructions.
Palpatine is to make a pardon disc, and give it to Orn Free Taa to deliver.
Palpatine agreed to provide a pardon disc but was secretly outraged.
Palpatine gives the pardon disc to a reluctant Senator Taa along with the task of overseeing the end of Ziro's incarceration.
HELIOS-3D then came in to take the Senator.
Bane contacts Palpatine, handing over control of the Senate and Senators back.
Bane warns Palpatine not to try anything until the sun has set.
A unit of Coruscant Guard troopers broke through the transparisteel window of Palpatine's office and secured the Chancellor.
A Coruscant Guard trooper reports that they have secured the Chancellor.
Palpatine contacted Bane and ordered him to surrender.
However, Bane refuses to surrender threatening set to kill the Senators.
The bounty hunter revealed the still-trapped senators were in danger.
Palpatine reluctantly relinquished his attempts to apprehend Bane in order to keep them safe.
An emergency session of the Senate was called in order to hold a formal debate over Gume Saam's bill.
When Padmé argues that that negotiations with the Separatists should be considered, a decision will be tabled until a consensus is reached.
Padmé brings the Separatist peace proposal to Palpatine.
Palpatine was informed by Amidala that the Separatist Senate, led by Mina Bonteri, was considering peace negotiations.
Palpatine questions the sincerity of the Separatists as peace has been offered before but not accepted.
Nonetheless, Palpatine agrees to put a vote to the floor.
Chancellor Palpatine and Mas Amedda open the floor to a vote of peace talks.
Gume Saam then told the Senate that the bomb attack was confirmed to have been carried out by the Separatists and demanded that they pay.
Palpatine feigns regret when the Senate call for deregulation and enhanced troop production.
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine approved the suggestion, thus ending the debate over the subject.
The Senate continues to debate whether the Banking Clan should be deregulated in order to fund the war.
Palpatine calls for the Senators to settle down.
Chancellor Palpatine recognizes as Padmé Amidala desperately tries to convince her fellow senators that not all Separatists are warmongers.
Halle Burtoni proposed to the Senate that five million more clone troopers be purchased from the Kaminoan cloners.
Palpatine defends Senator Amidala from the angry delegates.
The Vice Chair Mas Amedda informs Palpatine of an incoming message.
A hologram of Count Dooku is channeled into the Senate chamber and declares that the Republic forces have carried out a devastating attack on Confederate territory, killing Mina Bonteri in the process, and officially withdraws the Confederate Senate's peace proposal.
Palpatine looks sadly at Padmé after the recent events.
Senator Burtoni and the Senate grow impatient with the delay in taking a vote.
Mas Amedda states he allowed Senator Organa to speak.
The Vice Chair announces the vote on Senator Burtoni bill to fund 5 million clones.
As the Senate prepares to vote, Padmé steps before the Senate and delivers an impromptu and passionate speech.
Later in his quarters, Chancellor Palpatine thinks of philosophy.
Palpatine angrily muses to Mas Amedda about the success one passionate voice can have over his own power.
Showing his true face for the first time, Palpatine ruminates about the power of a single senator.
Mas Amedda asks Palpatine what he plans to do about it.
Palpatine snarls as he decides to wait until fate—and the Senate—will work in his own favor once again.
For now, Palpatine will not interfere with the workings of democracy.
The Chancellor holds a session of the Senate in the Grand Convocation Chamber.
Palpatine watched as Senator Amidala delivered yet another well-received speech in support of her legislation, despite the high degree of partisanship in the convocation chamber.
Padmé reasons that increasing clone production would only strain the Republic's finances and only lead to more bloodshed.
Palpatine and Mas Amedda presided over a session that saw Amidala present a bill proposing the cutting of military spending.
Palpatine attended the funeral of Onaconda Farr of Rodia.
The Chancellor attended Farr's funeral alongside Mas Amedda, Jedi and several other senators and dignitaries.
Chancellor Palpatine requested an audience with Senator Farr's allies in his office, where they are met by Inspector Lieutenant Tan Divo.
Tan Divo explains to them that Farr was murdered, instantly killed by poison and believes that some secret of his came out and one of his political opponents decided to eliminate him.
Divo revealed to the gathered leaders that Senaor Farr had been murdered by way of poison, but assured them that he had the investigation under control.
Chancellor Palpatine says the thought of murder is inconceivable.
Divo sequestered the congressional leaders and arrested Senator Burtoni for both assassinations and was brought before the Chancellor, Vice Chair, and anti-war leadership for a brief interrogation.
During the arrest, Lolo Purs admitted to having murdered Farr for his previous support of the Confederacy and produced a blaster in front of everyone.
Palpatine announces in the Senate the votes on the clone trooper bill.
Chancellor Palpatine states the motion to scale back war production has failed, rejecting Senators Farr and Amidala's bill.
After the vote, Padmé runs into Palpatine in the halls of the Senate Building.
Chancellor Palpatine and his retinue joined Senator Amidala outside of the Senate Chamber discussing the outcome.
Palpatine tells Padmé that the reinforcements will help further their way to peace.
Palpatine tells a disappointed Senator Amidala that with more troops, perhaps the war would end more quickly.
In his palace on Serenno, Count Dooku receives a holographic transmission from Darth Sidious.
Sidious warns that his assassin, Asajj Ventress, has become too powerful.
Sidious confers with Count Dooku, expressing his concerns about Ventress' growing power.
Darth Sidious tells Dooku of a disturbance in the Force.
Sidious tells Dooku that Ventress is too important and cautions him to think twice before twice before training another apprentice.
Darth Sidious accuses Tyranus of wanting him destroyed by secretly training Ventress as a Sith apprentice.
Dooku swears his allegiance to his master - an oath Sidious insists he must prove by eliminating Ventress.
When Tyranus tried to vouch for his assassin by stressing her importance, Sidious became enraged and simply reiterated his command.
Believing Ventress to be dead, Tyranus contacted Darth Sidious.
Dooku informs his master of his apparent success.
Sidious is pleased to hear Ventress is dead.
With a tone of amused satisfaction in his voice, Sidious commended his apprentice for once again proving his loyalty to the Dark Lord.
Lord Sidious appears in a Force vision on Mortis.
Through the Son, Skywalker saw Palpatine's true face, pale and twisted by the dark side.
Hidden in an ancient Naboo structure, Sidious demands that Dooku find a way to release Grievous.
Darth Sidious tells Tyranus to lower Anakin into a trap to take him hostage for a prisoner exchange.
Lord Sidious is certain that Padmé Amidala will accept the terms.
Dooku complies with his master's orders before ending the transmission.
In a hologram, Sidious gives Tyranus a lecture.
Darth Sidious tells Dooku to end the Queen's reign if she fails to comply.
Chancellor Palpatine attends a Jedi "funeral" for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Dignitaries gather to pay their respects in hushed reverence.
Palpatine asks Mace Windu why he is removing the bounty on the fugitives.
The Jedi Master explains that if they are free to move, they may reveal the nature of the plot.
Palpatine concedes to Mace Windu's request.
The Chancellor does not like the secrecy the Jedi are exhibiting, and neither does Anakin who is visiting him.
Skywalker tells Palpatine he feels helpless that he can't do anything to stop Rako Hardeen.
The Chancellor passes on rumors "from reliable sources" that the fugitives were heading towards Nal Hutta.
Palpatine exploits this by deliberately sending Anakin and Ahsoka to Nal Hutta.
Palpatine preying on Anakin's insecurities.
Palpatine tells Skywalker that he cannot deny his feelings and sees him off.
Chancellor Palpatine sneers as Skywalker leaves his office in a hurry for Hardeen.
Palpatine exits his office with Mas Amedda and a squad of clone troopers.
That night, Mace Windu contacted Rex via the latter's Imagecaster and asked for Skywalker, who had failed to respond to his calls and Palpatine revealed that he had personally sent Skywalker to Nal Hutta.
Palpatine tells Mace Windu that protecting him is only postponing the problem.
The Chancellor berates Windu that Moralo Eval is several steps ahead of the Jedi.
Palpatine through hologram explains Anakin can find the fugitives and stop the plot.
Chancellor Palpatine suggests to the Jedi that they have more faith in Anakin.
Palpatine believes that the High Council should have more faith in Skywalker and his abilities.
Palpatine ended the exchange with Windu by informing Captain Rex that he was withdrawing for the night, and Rex and his men escorted him back to his apartment.
Palpatine on Naboo prior to the Festival of Light.
Chancellor Palpatine arrives on Naboo with a clone security.
The Chancellor greets Queen Neeyutnee, Senator Amidala, and their staff.
Queen Neeyutnee and Amidala greeted Palpatine as he disembarked from the shuttle.
Palpatine, Mas Amedda with Generals Windu and Skywalker, in Theed on Naboo.
The Chancellor remained of the belief that the amount of security accompanying him was overkill.
On that evening, the Naboo and their Senate guests gather at the Royal Palace to perform the initiation of the festival.
Chancellor Palpatine arrives to host the Festival of Light.
Once everything was in place, the festival began that night, and Neeyutnee, Amidala, Bibble, and Organa were escorted onto the festival stage with Palpatine and Amedda as the ceremony began.
Palpatine walks to the dais to give his opening address.
The Supreme Chancellor delivered a speech to commemorate Naboo's entry into the Republic.
As part of his speech, Palpatine initiated the Festival of Light's fireworks show, which showcased the scout Kwilaan's discovery of Naboo to Theed's original development as a farming community.
Palpatine seen through the scope lenses of Rako Hardeen.
While Palpatine gave his speech, Derrown compromised the stage's shield generator, triggering an explosion that injured Palpatine.
The Chancellor is knocked out by the shield generator's explosion.
Amidst the resulting confusion, the kidnappers make Palpatine look like a fallen Senate Guard by placing a holographic disguise matrix emitter on his unconscious body.
Meanwhile, Twazzi used the disguise matrix and switched bodies with the Chancellor whom Bane later grabbed.
Twazzi, as Palpatine, started throwing punches at Anakin who became furious and sliced off the imposter's arm.
Cad Bane placed Palpatine's unconscious body into the back of a Moralo Eval's speeder and escaped flying away from Theed.
Bane and Eval then took the Chancellor at gunpoint to the rendezvous point to meet up with Dooku.
When Obi-Wan arrives, he claims custody of the Chancellor at gunpoint, triggering a vicious fight against Bane.
Kenobi overpowered Bane and Republic forces, led by Windu and Skywalker arrived.
The next morning, Neeyutnee, Amidala, and their staff went to the Republic's staging area to personally thank the Jedi for saving Palpatine.
After his rescue, Palpatine dismissed most of the military units that had accompanied him to Naboo since the plot had apparently been foiled.
In the Theed Palace, Anakin and Chancellor Palpatine talk and stroll through the darkened corridors.
Palpatine broached the subject of the council's scheme with Anakin, commenting that the brilliant plan had to have been Anakin's idea, still bitter stated that he had been kept completely in the dark.
Instead of a banquet however, they instead came face to face with Dooku himself, flanked by two MagnaGuards.
Anakin engaged the MagnaGuards, quickly and brutally destroying them both before instructing Palpatine to flee.
When Palpatine tries to run away, a third MagnaGuard intercepts him and holds him in place.
As Anakin pressed his attack, Palpatine risked displaying a satisfied smirk at the power of his apprentice-to-be, though neither Dooku nor Anakin spotted it.
As the duelists began to ascend a flight of stairs, Anakin kicked Dooku in the abdomen, knocking him to the ground.
Holding off Dooku's lightsaber with his own, he began to throttle Dooku, drawing another delighted grin from Palpatine.
With Anakin momentarily stunned, Dooku and the MagnaGuard that held Palpatine retreated.
The two Jedi caught up with Dooku just as he boarded his ship with Palpatine.
As Anakin re-engaged Dooku, Kenobi quickly dealt with the remaining MagnaGuard before retrieving Palpatine.
After Palpatine's rescued, Dooku is forced to throw Anakin off his ship, ending the duel leaving empty-handed and escaping in his shuttle.
Chancellor Palpatine thanks the Jedi as Senator Padmé Amidala arrived with a squad of Naboo guards.
While Palpatine thanks the Jedi for their timely rescue, he makes an expression of mock concern about what the galaxy would become if the Jedi were no more.
Padmé Amidala consults with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine holographically.
Palpatine discusses with Senator Amidala Rush Clovis's suspicions.
Palpatine through hologram tells the information Clovis has is vital to their security.
Chancellor Palpatine is greatly intrigued by what Clovis has revealed, and he fears that the security of the Republic may be at stake.
Palpatine then suggests in this scenario its best to trust an old friend.
When Padmé says she believes Clovis is telling the truth, Palpatine agrees she should trust his judgment and help Clovis in the interests of finding out the truth.
A hologram of Sidious in a handheld communicator with Embo.
Sidious contacting Embo on Scipio and is pleased to hear of his success.
Embo contacted Darth Sidious to mention that Clovis had escaped, as planned.
Sidious tells the bounty hunter his mission has been a success, and that he will now deal with them personally.
Nix Card retreats to his quarters where he contacts Darth Sidious through a holographic communicator.
Darth Sidious communicates with Nix Card.
Nix informed Sidious that their plan was ready with Clovis having the evidence.
Sidious tells Nix to continue to the next stage.
Darth Sidious assures Nix protection.
Sidious then eased Nix's concerns by assuring him that he would be protected.
Rush Clovis pleads his case before Chancellor Palpatine, Senator Bail Organa, and several members of the Jedi High Council.
Chancellor Palpatine tells Clovis he is grateful for the provided information.
The Chancellor asks what proof Clovis has.
Padmé vouches for Clovis, and the Chancellor requests she work closely with Clovis to investigate the scheme.
Palpatine assigns Senator Amidala to spearhead the investigation into the secret accounts.
Palpatine, Mas Amedda and members of the Senate and Jedi exit his office.
Sidious materializes in Dooku's palace as a hologram.
Sidious hologram on Serenno tells his apprenitce they must once again recruit Clovis.
Sidious proposes Dooku make Clovis the head of the Banking Clan, but intend to entrap him to do their bidding once elevated.
Darth Sidious' hologram projects throughout the palace corridor.
Nix Card and Clovis reported to Palpatine that the corruption was exposed, and that the Core Five were arrested.
Chancellor Palpatine gives Rush Clovis his endorsement for him to be head of the Banking Clan.
Palpatine holds a session of the Senate for Clovis' appointment.
Clovis faces a hostile Senate where he pleads his case and presents the evidence of the Banking Clan's corruption.
Palpatine secretly smiles while the Senate and Clovis bicker.
Despite significant misgivings about Clovis's allegiance, endorsements from the Muuns and the Supreme Chancellor pushed the Senate to overwhelmingly approve him as the new head of the Banking Clan.
Afterwards, Anakin finds Palpatine and two Republic Senate Commandos in the hallway.
Skywalker confided to the Chancellor of his distrust in Clovis, which Palpatine shared.
Anakin warns Palpatine that Clovis is not to be trusted and the Chancellor somewhat agrees.
Chancellor Palpatine tells Skywalker that they will watch Clovis closely and hoped that putting him in the spotlight will allow for his true character to be exposed.
Palpatine convened the Senate to discuss the development of the rising interest rate.
Palpatine calls for restraint as the senators argue about their next move.
The Congress was irate, with senators declaring that the sudden rate hike proved Clovis's loyalty to the Separatists.
The debate only grew more heated by news that the Banking Clan would not be imposing any similar rate hike on Confederate loans to which Palpatine responded that they needed to restrengthen themselves.
In his office, Palpatine, Mas Amedda and Anakin Skywalker received a transmission from Senator Amidala.
Senator Amidala informed Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and the Jedi of the invasion of Scipio.
Palpatine tells Padmé to get off the planet, but tells Anakin she is trapped and unable to get to a ship.
The hologram cuts off as a droid commando takes Padmé into custody.
Palpatine orders Mas Amedda to invoke an emergency session of the Senate.
Chancellor Palpatine assigns Anakin to lead the Republic forces to Scipio.
Palpatine rallies so the legislature could approve a military intervention on Scipio.
At the Senate emergency meeting, the Chancellor tells them that Clovis has betrayed them.
Palpatine state Clovis has allowed the Separatists to invade Scipio.
The Senate votes to launch a counter-invasion and Palpatine abides to their will.
Chancellor Palpatine commences a mercy mission to Scipio under the command of General Anakin Skywalker.
The Chancellor vowed the banks would be secured and the Republic would not crumble as the Senate cheered.
Dooku exits the rotunda of the Main Vault when he is contacted by his Master.
Darth Sidious informs Dooku of the Republic attack coming to the planet.
Sidious informed by Dooku that the deception was complete.
Darth Tyranus tells Sidious that Clovis had finally played his part and appeared to have coordinated the entire takeover.
Darth Sidious states because of the treachery, the banks would be placed under the control of the victorious Supreme Chancellor.
Sidious cackles with delight through Dooku's imagecaster before ending his hologram transmission.
As Scipio fell under the Republic's control and Clovis committed suicide, the Muuns ceded control of the banks to the Office of the Chancellor.
The decision was met with broad approval in light of the Chancellor's promises to restore the banks at the end of the Clone Wars.
Chancellor Palpatine accepted the responsibility with great humility and assured a prosperous and secure future.
Palpatine and the Senators chant "Long live the banks!" throughout the assembly as the Chancellor was now more powerful than ever.
After Maul returned, the Jedi met with Chancellor Palpatine in his office.
Palpatine believes the Maul matter to be closed, and tells Kenobi to forget about it.
Palpatine advised Obi-Wan to ignore the Sith brothers, as they were ultimately unimportant in the greater crisis.
The Chancellor disagreed, convincing Yoda that the Separatists should be their concern.
Palpatine continued and said that Maul was of no direct threat to the Republic, and that he should focus on defeating Count Dooku and the Separatists.
Kenobi persisted that they would pose great threats, but Palpatine dismissed this stating let Maul play with the rabble.
After finishing his rant, Palpatine dismissed the Jedi from his office.
As the Jedi leave the office, Palpatine smirks whilst seated at his desk behind them.
On Coruscant, in the executive offices of the Supreme Chancellor, Palpatine senses a disturbance in the Force.
Palpatine orders Mas Amedda to prepare his ship.
Darth Sidious arrives on Mandalore.
Sidious Force chokes two Mandalorian super commandos.
Sidious pilots a speeder to the Palace.
Sidious rides the speeder as the two super commandos die.
Darth Sidious enters the Sundari Palace.
Maul sensed his former Master just before two of his guards were lifted into the air and Force-choked to death as Sidious strode in.
Sidious confronts Maul and Savage.
Sidious sees that he is being deceived when Maul drops down onto his knees, expressing his loyalty.
Darth Sidious declares Maul a rival Sith.
Sidious then pushed the brothers into a wall using the Force.
Sidious pushed Maul and Opress into the vaulted windows with the Force.
Darth Sidious uses the Force on the Nightbrothers.
After he released the brothers from his telekinetic grip, Sidious summoned two of his lightsabers.
The Sith Lord activates both of his lightsabers to combat them.
Sidious proved himself to be a match for their combined strength.
Sidious laughs as he battles Maul and Savage.
The duel progressed out onto the Palace balcony, where, as Sidious and Maul crossed blades.
Lord Sidious and Maul duel on the balcony.
Darth Sidious in the flesh as seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Sidious seemed to find his duel with Maul and Savage Opress entertaining.
Opress charged into Sidious, sending him flying but as he fell, Sidious Force pulled the brothers from the balcony.
Opress threw him off the balcony, but Sidious soon returned the favor by Force pulling them as well.
Both brothers tried to outmaneuver Sidious by attacking from his front and flank.
Sidious kicks Maul away while Savage tries to advance on him.
Sidious points his blade at Maul and Savage.
Sidious dueling Maul and Savage in the plaza.
Sidious merely kicked Opress away when the brothers attacked and snarled viciously.
Maul attempted to finish the duel with an overhead power blow, but Sidious used the Force to push Maul into a stone wall.
Sidious then toyed with Opress, dodging all of his blows without having his lightsabers ignited, before he started to duel Savage.
As Sidious activated his blades and locked with Savage, he struck at full velocity.
Sidious blocking Opress' lightsaber strike.
Sidious paralyzed the Zabrak's arms with well-placed kicks before impaling him with both lightsabers.
Darth Sidious kills Savage Opress by impaling him in the chest with his two lightsabers.
Sidious impales Savage with both sabers fatally wounding him.
Sidious taunted Maul again, reminding him of the ancient rules of the Sith.
Sidious revealed that Maul had been replaced after his defeat.
Maul faces his former Master after his brother's death.
Sidious against his former apprentice Maul.
Enraged, Maul ignited the darksaber and engaged Sidious once again.
Maul's use of Jar'Kai at first was able to rival the elder Sith Lord.
Fueled by the dark side, Sidious is transformed into an agile, whirlwind of destruction.
Darth Sidious growls as he is thrown from Maul before continuing the duel.
Sidious soon found himself being pressured in a bladelock.
Sidious overpowered Maul and forced his blades down towards the hilts of Maul's sabers.
But via all his Force augmentation, Sidious turned the tides against his former apprentice and forced his blades down Maul's sabers.
Darth Sidious forces the lightsabers apart and away, then disarmed Maul.
Sidious finished the duel by telekinetically flinging Maul against a stone mural.
Sidious brutally battered him against the floor and walls with telekinesis.
Lord Sidious disarms and levitates Maul in the air.
Sidious deposits the broken Maul at his feet.
Darth Maul begs the Sith Lord for mercy.
Defeated, a frightened Maul begged Darth Sidious for a merciful death.
Lord Sidious hovers over a groveling Maul.
Sidious deviously replied that "there is no mercy".
Darth Sidious blasts Maul a barrage of Force lightning.
As Maul screamed in pain, Sidious told him that he would not be killed, as the Sith Lord had other plans for his former apprentice, while sporting a triumphant smile.
Palpatine attends a funeral for the victims who were killed in a bombing of the Jedi Temple.
Chancellor Palpatine in attendance with various Jedi, Republic Senate and military dignitaries.
Palpatine presides over the court serving as the judge of the trial.
Flanked by his red-robed guards, Palpatine held the trial in the massive Court Chamber of the Republic Center for Military Operations.
Palpatine, as judge of the court, spoke first, relaying the charges against Tano and stating that the court would decide her fate.
Chancellor Palpatine then told Tarkin to begin his arguments.
The Chancellor watches as Padmé makes an impassioned plea in Ahsoka's defense.
Palpatine seated as Tarkin was unimpressed and pointed out that Tano had been seen in the company of Asajj Ventress, a known Separatist terrorist.
Eventually, the closing arguments settled and Palpatine told the jury he was sure that many of them did not believe Tano was the culprit.
Palpatine asks the jury to keep in mind that as harmless as Ahsoka may appear, great harm has been done.
Palpatine continues by stating the Separatists are so treacherous that nothing is as it seems.
The Chancellor reminded them of all the times they had been fooled by the Separatists and suggested that Tano was yet another scheme to rip the Jedi and the Republic apart.
In the court room, Senator Mot-Not Rab announced that the jury had reached a decision, Mas Amedda handed the verdict to the Chancellor.
Chancellor Palpatine about to read the reported conviction of Ahsoka.
As he prepared to deliver the verdict, Skywalker interrupted with Barriss Offee, who confessed to the crime.
Palpatine listened as Skywalker demanded that Barriss tell the full truth.
Offee admitted she did it because she had come to believe the Jedi were the ones responsible for the war, and that they were the real villains of the conflict and the Republic had lost their way.
Chancellor Palpatine then ordered that Barriss Offee be taken away.
Dooku immediately reports a clone malfunction to his master Sidious.
Count Dooku informs Sidious of a clone problem.
Darth Sidious tells Tyranus to make the incident isolated.
Sidious concludes that Tup's behavior might prematurely reveal their true plans for the war.
Sidious worries his plans will be ruined.
In response, Tyranus informed his Master of this unforeseen development, knowing that it could compromise their future plans.
Darth Sidious orders the clone to be seized.
Sidious ordered Dooku to immediately capture the clone for further examination.
In a conference with Chancellor Palpatine, Shaak Ti informs the Chancellor of Tup's death.
Palpatine eventually learned of this when Shaak Ti informed the Supreme Chancellor of Five's discovery and demanded a meeting.
Shaak Ti recommends the clone's body be sent to the Jedi Temple.
Palpatine suggests instead he be brought to the state-of-the-art Grand Republic Medical Facility.
The Chancellor, on the other-hand, overrules the Jedi's suggestion.
Nala Se concurs, and Shaak Ti, with some hesitance, agrees with Palpatine.
With Nala Se backing the Chancellor's decision, Shaak Ti has no choice but to agree and ends the holographic transmission.
Palpatine sits solemnly contemplating the threats to his grand plan.
Mas Ameeda escorts the party inside the facility to meet the Chancellor.
Chancellor Palpatine greets Shaak Ti and Nala Se.
Clone Trooper Fives awakens before the Chancellor and he calms him down.
Fives stands at attention in front of Chancellor Palpatine.
Fives tells the Chancellor who is most intrigued by his story of the inhibitor chips.
Shaak Ti hands Palpatine the harvested samples - Fives' healthy chip and Tup's degraded one.
Fives pleads his case that the chips are part of a Separatist conspiracy that cause aggression in the clones, rather than inhibit it as Nala Se claims.
The Chancellor and Shaak Ti listen as Fives explain his belief that the chips are an enemy plot.
Despite his best efforts, Fives's description of his experiences were unable to convince any of the other members of the meeting of his belief of a conspiracy.
Palpatine suggests that he discuss the matter with Fives alone, and Shaak Ti objects but he assures her he will be safe with his security guard.
Palpatine requested to speak to the soldier alone to hear his story in further detail without their observation.
Chancellor Palpatine reveals the secret to Fives.
After making the meeting private, Palpatine then framed Fives for attempting to assassinate him.
A breathless Palpatine explains to Shaak Ti that Fives tried to kill him.
Palpatine concludes that Nala Se was correct - Fives has gone mad without his inhibitor chip.
Chancellor Palpatine rises calmly and hands the chips to Nala Se.
Commander Fox personally protects Palpatine in his office.
Fox reports to the Chancellor that rogue clone CT-5555 "Fives" was spotted on Level 1325.
In the Chancellor's Office, Palpatine expresses his dismay to Yoda, Mace Windu, Shaak Ti and Anakin at learning that Fives has died.
Palpatine tells Mace Windu and Yoda that his personal doctors have examined the "tumors" provided by Fives.
The Chancellor informs them that his own personal doctors have examined both Tup and Fives and discovered something that Nala Se missed.
Palpatine informed the Jedi that a parasite native to Ringo Vida was responsible for Tup and Fives's behavior.
Chancellor Palpatine explains as a precaution, a vaccine has been prepared for which all of the clone troopers would be inoculated against.
Palpatine assures Mace Windu that the clone situation has been put to rest.
Ti and Skywalker remained silent during the meeting, listening as Yoda and Windu accepted the words of the Chancellor, who ensured that nothing more would be made of the situation.
Palpatine keeps Order 66 a secret from the Jedi.
Lord Tyranus contacts Sidious with successful news.
Tyranus assures Darth Sidious that the Sith plot has gone undiscovered.
Sidious orders all evidence, the inhibitor chips, be destroyed.
Sidious tells his apprentice that soon no one will be able to stop their plan to execute Order 66.
Lord Sidious cackles as Order 66 remains uncovered.
Sidious hologram zooming out.
An immense hologram of Queen Julia dominates the Senate chambers where she requests aid from the Supreme Chancellor.
Queen Julia of Bardotta addresses the Galactic Senate via hologram to request assistance.
Palpatine tells the Queen he is happy to help neutral systems like hers.
Chancellor Palpatine offers to send Senator Bail Organa.
Palpatine also offered Senator Padmé Amidala to Bardotta to aid them in the crisis.
But the Queen is adamant that there is only one person in the Republic she will meet with.
The Chancellor and Vice Chair were puzzled when Julia rejected the senators.
Julia specifically requests that Jar Jar Binks be the Senate representative.
Within the Jedi Council, the Jedi Masters discuss Julia's surprising choice of delegate with Palpatine via hologram.
Palpatine is at a loss to explain the Queen's selection.
The Chancellor hopes the Jedi will intervene and continues to brief the Council.
Chancellor Palpatine explains that several of the Dagoyan Masters have vanished.
The Chancellor wonders why the Bardottans did not want the Jedi involved in the investigation.
Yoda explains that the Dagoyans saw the Jedi's induction of Force-sensitive Bardottan children into their order as kidnapping.
As a result, Palpatine states Queen Julia has not requested a Jedi's presence.
Despite the queen's request that Binks travel to Bardotta alone, Palpatine deemed it unwise and Master Windu volunteered to accompany Representative Binks to Bardotta.
Palpatine was visited by Yoda when the Jedi discovered Sifo-Dyas's lightsaber at the location of a distress beacon and discusses the sealed records regarding the incident.
Chancellor Palpatine has no recollection of Sifo-Dyas' name.
Yoda explains that Sifo-Dyas died on Felucia and the Jedi are investigating his death.
Chancellor Palpatine asks what the nature is of the Jedi's investigation.
Palpatine briefly forgets Sifo-Dyas's name when questioning Yoda.
When Yoda describes his disappearance being over a decade ago, the Chancellor explains he was a humble senator from Naboo at the time.
Palpatine recommends that Yoda speak with his predecessor, former Chancellor Finis Valorum, as these events had happened before the vote of no confidence that led to Palpatine becoming chancellor.
As Yoda departs his office, Palpatine secretly becomes enraged at the Jedi's meddling.
At Dooku's estate on Serenno, the towering holographic form of Darth Sidious questions Lord Tyranus.
Sidious asks his apprentice of Sifo-Dyas.
Sidious seems furious, demanding to know why the Jedi are sniffing around.
Lord Sidious tells Tyranus to retrace his steps.
Sidious commands Tyranus to clean up his affairs.
Darth Sidious orders Dooku to tie up this "loose end."
Sidious berates Dooku over this loose end, ordering him to sort it out.
Sidious tells Tyranus to destroy the last piece of the puzzle before the Jedi would be able to unravel the mystery.
Darth Sidious chastises Tyranus' clumsiness.
Sidious makes sure Tyranus understands the price of failure.
Darth Sidious briefly telekinetically chokes his apprentice with the Force.
Sidious shows Dooku the price of failure by throttling him with a Force choke.
On Dagobah in the dark side cave, Yoda experiences a Force vision of a hooded Sith Lord.
Yoda sees horrible images of the hooded Sith Lord cutting down a group of Jedi masters.
The vision of the Sith Lord zaps Mace Windu with Force lightning.
The Sith Lord kills Windu with lightning in the vision.
A face concealed by shadows cackles victoriously, and identifies himself as Sidious.
Darth Sidious appears to Yoda in a vision on Dagobah.
The Sith Lord igniting his lightsaber in the vision.
Sidious invites Yoda to join him, as there is no other way and cackles.
Sidious walking towards Dooku as he arrives.
Darth Sidious welcoming his apprentice.
Sidious tells Tyranus that he senses a great opportunity to strike a deadly blow against the Jedi Order.
Sidious greeted Dooku and led him to the tower's ceremonial chamber.
Inside the LiMerge building with Sith statues lining the room, Sidious and Tyranus enter.