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The Emperor's Tower was a tower located at the uppermost northern hemisphere of the second Death Star[5] that housed the throne room of Emperor Palpatine.[1] Its design was reminiscent of the High Council spire of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.[6] Elevators allowed transport between the top of the tower and the battle station below.[3] The Emperor's Tower was destroyed, along with the second Death Star, during the Battle of Endor.[1]

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In the earliest incarnation of the story of the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the Emperor's Tower didn't house the Emperor's Throne Room, but rather the Imperial capital planet Had Abbadon did.[7]

In an early idea pitched by Rick Carter for the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, the scavenger Rey was to dive underwater into the Death Star II's remains on a junk planet and find a hidden map inside the Emperor's Tower that indicated the location of the remaining Jedi and where Luke Skywalker was hiding.[8] This idea was later revisited in 2019's Star Wars: Episode XII The Rise of Skywalker, in which Rey visits the ruins of the tower to find a map to the location of the resurrected Emperor instead.[9]

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