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The Star Wars: The Secrets of the Sith reference book reveals the first canonical look at Darth Plagueis, Darth Palpatine's mentor.

A newly released Star Wars book gives fans their first canon look at Darth Plagueis the Wise, Emperor Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious' master.

User @JacobsQuest shared a picture from Marc Sumerak and Sergio Gómez Silván's Star Wars: The Secrets of the Sith book, which was released earlier this month and is considered canon at this time. The top of the image, which you can see below, shows Darth Plagueis. In the picture, Darth Plagueis' features are covered in shadow. While materials in the Legends continuity have provided more detailed looks at Darth Plagueis than the one here, those are no longer considered canon.

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Currently, there are a lot of mysteries surrounding Darth Plagueis in canon. Emperor Palpatine first referenced the Sith Lord on-screen in 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. In that movie, Palpatine related to Anakin Skywalker how Darth Plagueis could use the Force to create life and prevent others from dying. The potential to learn this ability and thus save his wife -- Padmé Amidala -- from death is a huge part of why Anakin turned to the dark side.

As confirmed in other materials, Darth Plagueis was the student of Darth Tenebrous and the master of Darth Sidious. Eventually, Palpatine killed Darth Plagueis in his sleep. As confirmed in Rae Carson's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition, Palpatine later used what he learned under Plagueis to cheat death following Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.

Created by George Lucas, the Star Wars franchise began in 1977 with Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. The original movie followed series protagonist Luke Skywalker as he went from farm boy on the desert planet of Tatooine to one of the greatest Jedi Knights in the universe's history. There are currently nine films in the main series and two anthology movies. In addition, there have been a number of video games and TV shows based on the property. Currently, Lucasfilm is working on a number of new Star Wars projects, including but not limited to Rogue Squadron, Ahsoka, The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian Season 3. There do not, at this time, seem to be any plans to bring Darth Plagueis into the Star Wars universe in any larger way.

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