Darth Sidious as he appeared in The Phantom Menace.
The Emperor's poster from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Darth Sidious as he appears in the Revenge of the Sith.
Palpatine post-duel in Episode III.
Darth Sidious in his disguise as Palpatine (top) and in his true identity (bottom) as he appeared in Attack of the Clones.
Palpatine's evil grin in The Clone Wars.
Darth Sidious as seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Darth Sidious performs the Sith incantation.
Sidious orders the facility destroyed.
Darth Sidious and Count Dooku.
Sidious against his former apprentice Maul.
Palpatine on the Revenge of the Sith DVD.
Palpatine on the Return of the Jedi DVD.
Darth Sidious released in Lego.
Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader in Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out.
Darth Sidious in Family Guy
The Emperor as he appears in the HISHE series.
Palpatine as he appears in Robot Chicken.
The Emperor in MAD tv short Star Wars: The Groan Wars.
Wallpaper of Darth Sidious.
Darth Sidious illustration in the Legends continuity.
Emperor Palpatine with two of his guards.
Sidious in The Phantom Menace.
Sidious talking to Nute Gunray and his aid.
Sidious revealing his new apprentice to Nute Gunray and his aid.
Darth Sidious with his apprentice, Darth Maul.
Darth Sidious tells the Trade Federation
that he would send Darth Maul to help them.
A hologram of Sidious in the Theed palace on Naboo.
Sidious disgusting himself as Senator Palpatine.
Palpatine persuading Padme into siding with him.
Palpatine meets Anakin for the first time on Naboo.
Palpatine's appearance in Attack of the Clones.
Sidious meets with Dooku on Coruscant.
Palpatine's appearance in The Clone Wars.
Palpatine taks with Jedi Master, Mace Windu.
Sidious communicating with Dooku in The Clone Wars.
Sidious smiles during a hologram communication.
Palpatine's appearance in Revenge of the Sith.
Sidious sits with Anakin during an opera show.
Sidious smiling as he slowly lures Anakin into the Dark Side of the Force via manipulating his emotions.
Palpation's evil grin after revealing himself to Anakin.
Palpatine finally reveals his identity as the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Sidious.
Sidious prepares to engage his would be Jedi captors in a fight in his main office.
Sidious dueling with Mace Windu.
Sidious unleashing his power against an injured Windu.
Sidious knighting Anakin Skywalker as Darth Vader.
Palpatine now in his emperor form.
Darth Sidious ordering the clones to execute Order 66.
Sidious proclaims the formation of the Galactic Empire.
Palpatine turning to face Yoda in his office.
Palpatine in a hologram on Mustafar.
Sidious takes his lightsaber out to duel Master Yoda.
Yoda and Palpatine duel on Coruscant.
Sidious smiles during the fight with Yoda.
Palpatine laughing manically at Yoda.
Sidious laughs as he gains the upper hand against Yoda.
Sidious finds a mutilated but living Anakin on Mustafar.
Sidious seeing the birth of Darth Vader.
Sidious tells Vader that he killed Padme in his anger.
Sidious smiles knowing that Vader has fallen to him.
Sidious seeing Vader lash out in anger over Padme's death at the final act of Revenge of the Sith.
Sidious and Vader on a star destroyer with Tarkin.
Sidious and Vader oversee the construction of the First Death Star at the very end of Revenge of the Sith.
Sidious communicating with Darth Vader via hologram in The Empire Strikes Back (special edition).
Sidious revealing the existence of Vader's son, Luke Skywalker.
Palpatine's appearance in Return of the Jedi.
Emperor Palpatine arrives on the Second Death Star.
Palpatine seeing Luke Skywalker for the first and last time in his throne room over Endor.
Close-up of Emperor Palpatine on his throne.
Emperor Palpatine sits on his throne.
Emperor Palpatine converses with Luke Skywalker.
Palpatine taunting Luke during the Battle of Endor.
Sidious smiling and laughing as he witnesses Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker duel each other.
Sidious sits on his throne in the Death Star II.
Palpatine laughing as Luke gets the upper hand in his fight.
Sidious tempting Luke into killing his father.
Palpatine lifting his hands up to use Force Lighting.
Sidious attacking Luke with Force Lightning.
Sidious unleashing Force Lightning on Luke.
Vader witnessing Palpatine attacking his son.
Sidious' villainous breakdown
as he loses what is left of his sanity ("Now, young Skywalker... you will die.")
Vader picking up Sidious to save his son, Luke.
Sidious being betrayed by his apprentice.
Palpatine being thrown by Darth Vader
into the Death Star II's reactor.
Darth Sidious plummets down the Death Star II's reactor; his last moments before his death.
Sidious is evaporated in the main reactor thus killing him and ending his reign of terror.