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Such Is His Destiny by Jochimus Such Is His Destiny by Jochimus
Emperor Palpatine picked a fight with the wrong Matrix-bearer. As Luke once tried to tell him, overconfidence can be weakness - all the smooth-talkin', executive trickery, and Sith lightning in the galaxy don't rate you a point against five million years' experience in rearranging the teeth of a guy with a f***ing fusion cannon on his arm.

I would have stayed away from matching TF Classics up with SWTFs, except now Classics is getting its own TFCC storyline, so I decided what-the-hey. You'll notice, BTW, that the victor here has been nicked and scratched up the yazoo, while Mr. "UNLIMITED POWERRR!!!" has gotten his chest smashed in and one hand taken off for his trouble.

(As to how Sidious here ended up facing off with Optimus to start with...well, I don't ever think of those things, except to say given the former's acquired taste for jumping bodies in the early Dark Horse comics, somehow his corrupted midichlorian self probably got plucked out of oblivion by Unicron, or something...)

Incidentally, I wasn't thinking about it at the time, but this pic probably had some subconscious influence from a climactic panel in issue 4 of Marvel's TF comic - apart from the fact that SWTF Palpatine's robot-mode colors (gray helmet, white body) mirror those of Marvel's Megatron, the panel in question portrayed Megs hefting a maimed Optimus up over his head in triumph. I guess Optimus is getting even to a degree, here. :)
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laureas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool!!  And I bet Optimus would't mind in the slightest to reenacting Darth Sidious' demises
Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Well, at least Optimus didn't do any face-ripping this time.
=Tears Sidious' head of of his body=
Never mind.
legofan13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Didn't megatron's get taken out by corrossive fuel right as he was picking up optimus
warman546 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is so crazy but its awesome
Superman-1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Excellent piece!
thunderstudent Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
darth sidius is about to relive the low point of his carrier as a sith lord. unicron's new minion didn't stand a chance against optimus. sidius: go on, strike me down with all your hatrid and......
optimus: okay
sidius: no wait i wasn't done with my evil speach yet, nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!*is thrown down shaft to his doom*
Erics1967 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
Make him one with the universe.Smash his atoms and cast them to the four solar winds.I bet the emperor.Is thinking i sould have listed to luke.
rebelbot Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
very cool
CosbyDaf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work, especially with the color and lights!
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