Nothing late-breaking. Just mentions that Palpatine wasn't able to access the dimension by way of the Living Force, and further mentions that Ezra may have been able to access it due to his Lothal heritage and strong connection to the Living Force.
Interestingly enough, it is stated that Rey DID possess pshcyometry. It also implies that Force-healing(like Rey and Ben displayed) can only be achieved via a Dyad connection. So this may very well be an ability that Rey lost after Ben's death.
Interesting part here is that we get clarification that Rey WAS bolstering her power with the Jedi spirits of Beyond. However, nothing in this book mentions that Palpatine's power was augmented in a similar manner -- by all accounts, the power he displayed in RoS was his... And his alone.
It also states that Rey destroyed Palpatine "body and soul." So it's unlikely that he will ever return again.
Definitely one aspect of the new Canon that's superior to the old. Not as much powercreep, though I'm sure that'll change on a decade or two.
"The Daemon lied with every breath. It could not help itself but to deceive and dismay, to riddle and ruin. The more we conversed, the closer I drew to one singularly ineluctable fact: I would gain no wisdom here."
Was Palpatine with all the sith powers that he had dominated or he only used his own powers?
__________________ A fantasy sealed, in a pure land. Peace is my frail castle on sand. Hold the ideal, safe in my hand...Close to my heart, to the last stand.
It's yin and it's yang, black against white. Burdens are great, spirits are light. My world of perfect balance and timeless tradition: What lies inside the border is my duty to defend.
They would have to be drawing on it first though no? I donâ€™t see why Vader would, Maul maybe and the Inquistors likely. Though if all of them were amped it sure as hell didnâ€™t seem like it, well Inquistors aside.
The thing with Palps calling on the power of the past sith might be just a metaphor. As we know the sith can't keep their identity after death unless they have some sort of anchor like Momin and his mask, but he is just the exception rather than the norm. The sith just become one with the cosmic force, losing their identity.
I would say that a more lore friendly interpretation is that it's just Sheev's power.
The excerpt just says that Force users "may have" stronger "interactions" with the Force at those locations.
But like Zen said: the power of said vergence has to be consciously drawn upon/accessed first. The Force user in question doesn't receive an instantaneous, passive amp just by stepping foot onto a vergence.
The most obvious example is Anakin on Mortis: when consciously tapping into its power, he was able to trounce the Son and the Daughter simultaneously... But he never displayed power remotely comparable to that later in the same arc(while on the same vergence), because he never attempted to consciously amp himself in a similar way.
*Same thing with Vader on Mustafar, for that matter.
So unless it is explicitly stated, I personally wouldn't assume that a Force user is automatically amped, simply because they are on a vergence/nexus.
"I am tired of Earth. These people.
I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives."
Last edited by Galan007 on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 06:39 PM
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Agreed. Because based on the passages galan posted, after he created the Empire it seems like Sidious basically devoted his entire life to unlocking ancient secrets of the Sith and studying sith arcana. His enormous growth makes sense if he was dedicating every waking moment to becoming more powerful.
We saw how powerful Rey (who was Sidiou's direct offspring and had his same potential) became just by studying some random texts with Leia for 1 year. Sidious himself had basically been doing the same thing on a much greater level for several decades.