DarthRuinous
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Joined 03-12-12, id: 3810935, Profile Updated: 05-28-16
Author has written 28 stories for Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings.

Greetings, people of Earth. My name is Darth Ruinous, and I have traveled far across the galaxy in search of greater purpose. A certain part of your world's culture has come to my attention: movies and books! Since I have discovered your enlightening Star Wars and Lord of the Rings series, I have been neglecting my duties as an evil Sith Lord. Consequently, I've been exiled to Earth for the foreseeable future (and let me tell you, some of my colleagues can see far, far into the future).

Since it is socially unacceptable to fry random minions with Force Lightning and wreak ruin and despair across the planet, I have been reduced to writing fan fiction while I wait for my triumphant return to my more civilized galaxy.

General information about my stories: For Star Wars, I have not read much of the EU after RoTJ, so most characterization will be inspired by the films and several Pre-prequel and Clone Wars-era books. Palpatine/Darth Vader/Obi-wan Kenobi, and Gandalf/Gimli/the Nazgul intrigue me most, so these rogues tend to feature prominently. I can write very dark stories with significant violence, but there will never be slash, language, or indecent scenes. I also occasionally try my hand at humor.

Canon: Disney made everything non-canon except for the latest books, but I will continue to assume the many novel/comic stories are true until directly contradicted by new material.

My main sources of inspiration for Palpatine (by order of my favorite portrayals):

Darth Plagueis, Revenge of the Sith Novelization, Labyrinth of Evil, the movies, Cloak of Deception, Tarkin (Thank you, Luceno, for canonizing major elements of the past canon, including 11-4D and Sate Pestage), Dark Lord: Rise of Darth Vader, Wrath of Darth Maul, Clone Wars: Wild Space, and Clone Wars Gambit: Siege. I will admit to being an obsessive-compulsive fan and reading far more novels than listed above, but these are my favorites by far.

Enjoy, critique, and/or leave a review!

My stories are a mix of one-shots and longer tales. Below, I've listed the stories that are longer than one-shots or brief tales.

A Night for Opera and Everything Else, Part 2 (in planning and pre-writing stages)

Fathers and Sons (in-progress)

Narglatch in Shaak's Clothing (in-progress)

Babysitting is a Many Splendored Thing (complete, excepting AU one-shot add-ons.)

A Night for Opera and Everything Else, Part 1 (Complete)

Interview with an Emperor (incomplete, on hiatus)

Gandalf, New Dark Lord Dude (complete)

Plot bunnies are evil Earth inventions, may I just say...

Confessions of an Imperial Secret Agent by Brievel reviews
A former Grey Jedi contemplates her place in the New Order.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,439 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/12 - Published: 2/23 - E. Palpatine, OC - Complete
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Infinite Possibilities reviews
A collection of one-shot and multi-shot AUs, compiled from challenges, requests, and my own strange mind. 1st AU: Palpatine attempts to raise Maul and Anakin in 'Family Business.'
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,584 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/19 - Published: 6/20 - Anakin Skywalker, E. Palpatine, Darth Maul, Darth Plagueis
Narglatch in Shaak's Clothing reviews
"You can take a narglatch out of the swamp, but you can't take the swamp out of the narglatch." That's what they say, anyway. AU What-If?
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 15,119 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 7/11 - Published: 11/22/2015 - E. Palpatine, Count Dooku
Short Stories in a Galaxy Far, Far Away reviews
An ongoing and wide-ranging series of short stories, created from challenges and compiled here. Both Legends/Canon and AU possibilities.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,097 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/25 - Published: 9/2/2015 - E. Palpatine
Fathers and Sons reviews
Palpatine accompanies the Jedi and his Queen to the landing platform on Coruscant and discovers a promising future in a shaggy-headed boy. Multi-chapter AU branching off near the end of Phantom Menace. T for violence, dark themes.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,169 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 6/2 - Published: 4/2 - Anakin Skywalker, E. Palpatine, Padmé Amidala
Babysitting is a Many Splendoured Thing reviews
Anakin Skywalker asks a close friend to babysit for his and Padme's sixth anniversary. Things may not quite go as foreseen. Light-hearted (for me anyway) AU setting.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,272 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 5/17 - Published: 1/17 - Luke S., Leia O., Anakin Skywalker, E. Palpatine
Hello Darkness My Old Friend reviews
A very young Palpatine encounters a challenging situation, and as usual, reacts differently than most children might. K-plus - T for dark themes, etc.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,875 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/7 - E. Palpatine - Complete
Death of a Dream reviews
The beginning of the end for a tragic duo, a power struggle tipped too far at last. Rated T for dark themes.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,377 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/12 - E. Palpatine - Complete
Snippets Not of Japor reviews
A collection of drabbles centering around Palpatine/Sidious and Friends. Warnings: potential violence, dark themes, etc.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 1,110 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/27 - Published: 5/1/2012 - E. Palpatine
Musings of the Master reviews
Not too long after Palpatine crushes his enemies into the dust, he ponders the curious existence of one of his servants. A companion piece to Brievel's "Confessions of an Imperial Secret Agent."
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 848 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/4 - E. Palpatine, OC
6 Fights of the Legendary Jar Jar Binks (Plus 1) reviews
Six Fights that Jar Jar Never Experienced, and One He Possibly Did (based on a mentioned missing scene by the actor who played Jar Jar in the films). Let the violence begin!
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,005 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/30 - E. Palpatine, Jar Jar B. - Complete
A Night for Opera and Everything Else reviews
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine requests Anakin's presence at the Galaxies Opera House to lay his greatest trap yet, but something occurs that was not foreseen, at least not by the Dark Lord of the Sith. AU. Violence warning. PART 1 is complete! 1/9/16
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 139,239 - Reviews: 345 - Favs: 248 - Follows: 283 - Updated: 1/9 - Published: 3/14/2012 - Anakin Skywalker, E. Palpatine
O Fortuna reviews
What is the power of fate in the lives of mortal men?
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 875 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/30/2015 - Anakin Skywalker, E. Palpatine - Complete
Beauty and the Beast reviews
Not all beasts have a tender soul lurking underneath. Sometimes, the true beast is only waiting to be released. A What If one-shot. What if Padme Amidala had consulted with a former friend and mentor after Anakin left for Mustafar and before the Republic was turned upside down? What if she only thought she wanted to know the truth? (And yes, I am still alive and writing. :)
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,287 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/24/2013 - Padmé Amidala, E. Palpatine - Complete
The Fine Art of Acting reviews
There are days that Darth Sidious would like people to know what he really thinks, days when he ends up getting drug around like a sack of Republican credit chips. A Palpatine-POV-combo-partial-missing-scene from the Clone Wars episode Crisis on Naboo.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,754 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Published: 11/11/2012 - E. Palpatine, Anakin Skywalker - Complete
What To Do With Him? reviews
Darth Sidious has a tiny little problem that he picked up on Dathomir. "Missing scene" from Darth Plagueis.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,978 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Published: 9/30/2012 - E. Palpatine, Darth Maul - Complete
Matchmaker Matchmaker, Make Me a Match reviews
Padme Amidala decides her old friend and mentor Chancellor Palpatine needs a lady friend, and she sets out to find him one, without his knowledge. Tie-in/follow-up to The Courtship of Padme Amidala.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,674 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/25/2012 - Published: 8/4/2012 - Padmé Amidala, E. Palpatine - Complete
Moment of Truth reviews
He has finally taken the plunge, and he is finally free to step into the cold embrace of the Dark Side. Darth Plagueis missing scene, T for violence, dark thoughts.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 827 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/20/2012 - E. Palpatine, Darth Plagueis - Complete
Interview with an Emperor reviews
"I should be grateful to my past. After all, it led me to where I am today. The fresh roots of my power were tended then, tended and encouraged through adversity...I can tell you tales to make your fragile heart shudder." Step into the story and discover the origins of one of the greatest Sith Lords. Rated T for violence/dark themes.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,495 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/18/2012 - Published: 7/9/2012 - E. Palpatine, Darth Plagueis
If Only I Had Tried Harder reviews
Anakin has returned to Coruscant after the Battle of Geonosis and meets with an old friend. Dark secrets surface in the resulting conversation. Missing scene.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,796 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Anakin Skywalker, E. Palpatine - Complete
A Collection of Themed Drabbles reviews
A collection of themed drabbles focusing on Palpatine, Anakin/Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, and others. Humor, drama, angst, adventure, etc.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,085 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/3/2012 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Anakin Skywalker, E. Palpatine
The Will To Power reviews
Yoda had to realize, the power never belonged to him. Jedi and Sith clash in a "between-scenes" struggle of word and blade.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,535 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/19/2012 - E. Palpatine, Yoda - Complete
Sacrifices Must Be Made reviews
While watching the recording of his apprentice's fall, Darth Sidious is taken back in time by a memory. Maul and Sidious training speculation, therefore a violence warning and dark themes.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,108 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/13/2012 - E. Palpatine, Darth Maul - Complete
The Courtship of Padme Amidala reviews
She really should not have taken that last drink. A one-shot based off the story of Padme's old flame, Senator Rush Clovis. Read, enjoy, and review if you can!
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,305 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/8/2012 - E. Palpatine, Padmé Amidala - Complete
Wounds Heal, But Scars Go Deep reviews
A Holonet reporter asks a few questions and brings up a few memories. One-shot that starts out light and gets dark. Warning: significant violence
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,459 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/3/2012 - E. Palpatine, Darth Plagueis - Complete
Gandalf, The New Dark Lord Dude reviews
Gandalf makes an impulsive decision, and finds out that ruling the world is harder than it looks. Humor, mix of books and film. Complete!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 11,518 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/30/2012 - Published: 3/22/2012 - Gandalf, Samwise G. - Complete
At the Present Time reviews
Obi-Wan tries to come to an important decision. Someone stops by to help out. Sort of... "Missing Scene" from the Phantom Menace.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,635 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/25/2012 - Obi-Wan K., E. Palpatine - Complete
Sensing Nothing reviews
A slave who sees power in all but himself meets a Sith who sees power only for himself. One of them thinks this meeting is important. Darth Plagueis/Phantom Menace missing scene. Complete.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,042 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Anakin Skywalker, E. Palpatine - Complete
Confusion Over Coruscant reviews
A lighter take on the epic battle aboard General Grievous's flagship.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 462 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/14/2012 - Anakin Skywalker, E. Palpatine - Complete