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Matilda VS The Emperor

By Melissa IngoldsbyPublished 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago 6 min read

Two days too late, but here it is:

You might be asking yourself why there is a big old picture of Matilda Wormwood on an article about Star Wars, right?

Well, I will tell you---because I believe Matilda could beat Emperor Palpatine, AKA Darth Sidious. Why? How? What the heck?

Well....because... she is brilliant, tough, strong and powerful.

My partner and father of my two lovely sons (whom loves Star Wars more than anyone I know) had originally postured the question of the tiny little book lover fighting off the worst political foe and Sith villain the Star Wars universe had ever seen----and I loved the idea. He had asked to write a fight sequence between an adult version of Matilda and the crazy old Emperor with force powers----giving me the drawbacks of each person's powers and how they could defeat or get a handle over the other. And yes, he believed that Matilda could beat this old codger FIRST!

I hadn't written it yet, BUT... I want to.

I am a big fan of Matilda, the book and the movie. Not so much the plays...

And not so much Star Wars. (I like Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit a lot more!)

I do enjoy Clone Wars the animated series and the Clone Wars movie, and in general, I like the characters... like Ahsoka, Luke, Leia, Chewie and even the villains. The world of Star Wars, especially is something I am particularly interested and astonished by. It has a massive amount of depth to it, with many different cultures, species, worlds within that universe that make up such an original and brilliant element to the backdrop of its detailed villains and profound heroes. Not everything is black and white and different plants have their own personality. An great example is a planet located near the galaxies Outer Rim, Tatooine. Our most important and significant protagonist turned antagonist, Anakin Skywalker(Darth Vader), was born there. Here is a description of the planet itself:

Tatooine is harsh desert world orbiting twin suns in the galaxy's Outer Rim. ... Once known as a hive of scum and villainy, Tatooine has become quieter since the end of the Galactic Civil War. *** see bottom of article for reference.

To have such a crossover, with Matilda stepping into the extremely diverse and challenging universe of Star Wars, would be the most interesting part of the story. I personally believe the encompassing worlds of Star Wars are the most creative and long lasting part of why these films are so memorable.

With Palpatine, he was someone I found highly powerful yet with a hint of humanity that was less malleable and more pronounced when he plays the role of Senator. Matilda has her own aspects of humanity, as well. She has true empathy whereas Palpatine only used these strong emotions to manipulate his underlings. These are their differences and their similarities... and how they can benefit them and also put them at a disadvantage.

Palpatine/Darth Sidious (The same guy)

He was born of noble markings, of an aristocratic family on the planet Naboo. This can give him an edge over those who are poor and uneducated, and give him the education, proper tools and connections he needs to rise to power. Which, of course, we all know he did rise to power--- in the Republic Senate as the Senator of Naboo, and eventually as the Supreme Chancellor---and then Emperor. This gave him also a huge supply of arrogance through his own connection to the force as well as his growing connections to political interests and parties, living a double life of a Sith and a politician.

Matilda was born in a regular hospital by two uninterested, unaffectionate parents. She was emotionally neglected and sometimes even emotionally battered, left alone all the time and never given the tools she needed to learn or succeed in life academically or otherwise. But, she flourished anyway. She grew highly independent and taught herself how to survive, how to read, how to learn, how to grow and how to be tough---all on her own. She also had a growing secret, she could make things move without touching them when she was angry----or sometimes, she could destroy the inside of something mechanical, a TV for instance. Working hard, practicing everyday to find the extent of these powers, she realizes she has telekinesis and a bit of psychometry, an extrasensory type of power within objects and memory.

The one sad part I never liked in the end of the book Matilda was that she was starting to lose her powers----something that I believe she deserved to keep.

She hadn't used it for evil---well, maybe for some childish pranks against her family, but in general, she used it for good.

I believe if she (along with her newly adopted mother Miss Honey) had someone more experienced with these type of powers to train and hone them even more deftly, Matilda would be quite a force to be reckoned with by the time she reached adulthood.

Training as a Jedi, Matilda would rank, in my opinion, equal to Ahsoka Tano, in terms of combat and telekinesis.

Let's look into a few strengths that Matilda already possessed:

  • Matilda can move multiple objects, in many different formations and patterns at the same time and at varying speeds.
  • She can lift heavy objects (people) and make them fall and come down at any speed she likes. (Lavender gracefully coming down from a high place due to Matilda)
  • She can manipulate mechanical objects to turn on or off, be dismantled or destroyed from the inside. (Turning on cars, breaking TVS)
  • Very logical, mathematically inclined to a genius level, IQ of 450
  • Matilda's strengths embody someone that with time, practice and applying new theories of The Force, Jedi codes and training with combat---could show promise that Matilda could stand up to someone as overpowered and strong as Palpatine. Her cunning, extremely strong sense of morals and winning sense of strategy against her enemies with that quickly calculating mind---all of this combined with her extraordinary powers to move objects... I can definitely see it being a close victory.

    Or at least, a very entertaining fight!

    One day, I will write this idea into a fan-fiction for him! Or, if ya'll wanna try it, give us a shout out, and we would love to read it!


    May the Force Be With You!


    Please like and leave a small tip if you really, really liked this! Thanks very much. -The Writer (Don't put it against me for liking LOTR more!)

    Reference for above ***

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    About the Creator

    Melissa Ingoldsby

    I write short stories and poetry. I hope you find yourself in between the spaces of my words.

    You can purchase my books here.

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