Star Wars Theory Suggests That Palpatine May Be Disguising Himself As A Knight Of Ren

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Lucasfilm might have been carefully keeping Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's secrets under wraps the past few months, but that hasn't stopped Star Wars fans from cooking up their own wild theories about the highly anticipated Star Wars movie.

There have been quite a number of Star Wars theories circulating online the past few months – some about Rey's (Daisy Ridley) true origin, some about the return of Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), some about Kylo Ren's (Adam Driver) redemption. Now, there's a brand new Episode IX theory claiming that Palpatine may very well have been hiding as one of the Knights of Ren.

According to this new Star Wars theory that's been making the rounds on Reddit, Palpatine may have been disguising himself as one of the Knights of Ren in Lucasfilm's sequel trilogy. Redditor Animation_Bat takes note of a canon entry in Ultimate Star Wars New Edition that the Knights of Ren are permanently made to hide behind their masks, keeping their true identity and species a mystery. This makes a perfect disguise for Palpatine.


"It's possible that Palpatine has been disguised as one of the Knights of Ren since the beginning, and has needed the full body armor and mask as life support since his apparent fall to his death in Return of the Jedi," the theories writes.

According to the theory, this could make Palpatine one of Snoke's subordinate the entire time. It's an interesting claim, to say the least, but we doubt that Snoke would have let Palatine live if he knew that Darth Sidious was hiding as a Knight of Ren.

What do you think? Would you agree with this new theory?

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

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