|Reviews for Frailty Is Thy Name|
| Tsuru-san 11/7/12 . chapter 1
Wooooooow! This story is amazing! This is definitely one of the best Sidious fics I've read. I love how you're able to pick out the human bits of him enough to make his romance believable, but in the end he is still a Sith lord.
Also, kudos for perfectly nailing the second person POV. :D
| sakuuya 10/9/12 . chapter 1
This is the one of the best kinds of OC story: one where the OCs are there primarily to make a point about the main (canon) character. And your Palpatine is hella scary, even more so because he's so young here. I didn't realize until I was writing this that neither of the OCs have names; I think that was a really strong choice on your part - both because it reinforces that this is not a story about anyone finding twu wuv with an OC and because it mirrors the way Palpatine must think about them, as being entirely below him. I'm babbling, I know, but what you should take away from this review is that I really enjoyed your story.
| QueenRexKenobi124 2/25/12 . chapter 1
It's was really great to see some young Palpy!I'm loving his evilness, really fantastic plotline.
| Anime-StarWars-fan-zach 6/9/11 . chapter 1
This. Is. Utterly. Brilliant! I love it! It's fantastic! Not much else I can say about it, truly. Palpatine is my favorite character in Star Wars, so this fanfic is even more of a bonus. And I rather like your choice for his first name. Dunno why, but it seems rather fitting.
Anyway, great job as always! Keep up the wonderful work!
| Skypeanon 6/22/10 . chapter 1
This is absolutely wonderful.
It is at the same time a chilling horror story and one ridden with sadness as readers watch Palpatine's chance at a genuine relationship fall apart.
I like the depiction of love and it's result: it both turned Anakin to the dark side and banished all traces of humanity from Palpatine. Also, you did a great job with Palpatine's thoughts regarding the similar views of Jedi and Sith.
I've never thought much about a Sith's view of love- I kind of assumed that it fell under the category of 'passion', at least for the dark side (and was thereby accepted as part of the "sith-y-ness").
Nice work on this one
| Valiowk 6/14/10 . chapter 1
This is a hauntingly chilling vignette. You've very successfully used the second-person perspective to make the reader imagine Palpatine with all his deviousness. I find it very interesting how you choose to start with Palpatine misunderstanding the Jedi view on attachments and illustrate his malevolence using a sexual relationship, as opposed to a power struggle. It's scary that Palpatine at twenty-four is already so twisted, to the extent that instead of just exposing his wife and her lover, he sets out wreak a horrifying revenge on a scale that dwarfs that of the initial transgression. We definitely see how he became the master manipulator of minds that he is in the SW saga.
I particularly liked the sentence "Frailty, thy name is Éamon Palpatine," although I can't put my finger on the literary device used here - not irony, for sure. Is there a name for it?
Great work! Possibly one of the best character studies of Palpatine I've seen!
| CassiaFistula 4/24/10 . chapter 1
very very powerful story...i'm not sure if i shld pity palpatine or be sad for him...
| What-Ansketil-Did-Next 3/23/10 . chapter 1
I really loved this. It was beautiful and the POV was perfect - the second-person with Palpatine is such an invitation for the reader to conspire with him.
Most of all I liked that he was too self-assured to see this coming; it makes sense.
And your quotes were marvellous too! _
| Elenothar 3/22/10 . chapter 1
Oh man, this is so chilling! It gives a great view into Palpatine's mind, but well... *shudders* He's one scary man!
Are you going to do such one-shots for more characters?
| Cymru na Alethaira 3/22/10 . chapter 1
Still too lazy to log in xD
And indeed, I applaud the fact you have re-updated this. This version is a very big improvement, and I love the mirroring of the opening paragraph in the ending paragraph.
In the same way, I felt that a great deal of the way in which you use euphemisms or make tiny little innocuous observations (like how Palpatine opens the window to let in a light breeze) really adds flavor to a story. Palpatine is very subtle, and the choice of words really lends a nice touch to this particular story. Perhaps even reflecting the Master Manipulator whose story we are, after all, reading.
| Lonely Scarecrow 3/21/10 . chapter 1
Amazing! Simply amazing!
I love how you've carefully constructed Palpatine's relationship with his wife, his relationship with his friend, and the affair his wife was having with his friend. It actually made me feel a little sorry for him.
I loved the end. It's just so like him to get them to commit suicide because of the guilt crushing them into dust, and STILL look like the good guy!