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i am a little confused because i dont under stand how the jedi can interact and be near palpatine and not sense the power of the dark side. i asked around and i have not found any one with a anwser. i have seen all the movies and read books and they sense problems all over the universe, but when they get to the hunt for the darth side they fail to track down sidious, so does sidious block them from senseing him or are the jedi just blind when it comes to some thing major like finding sidious.
if any one knows why the jedi cant sense sidious when he is so close to the please give me a rough idea you have on this topic
It is believed that Darth Sidious was using a Force power called Force Concealment. "Force Concealment was a power that was used by highly skilled Force-sensitives to mask their Force alignment (Light or Dark), their ability to use the Force, or even their entire presence from other Force sensitives." as stated on the Wookieepedia site. You can read more on the Force Concealment page.Crumb 20:55, October 25, 2009 (UTC)
And even with that, he wasn't completely able to hide it. "The Dark Side of the Force surrounds the Chancellor." - Mace Windu. They knew someone there was using the Dark Side, they just didn't know who.--Hobbie 20:58, October 25, 2009 (UTC)
Also it was recorded that the Darth Sidious stood in the greeting hall of the Jedi Temple with Darth Maul and they never were revealed. The Dark Side was clouding the Jedi's ability to sense Darth Sidious and also Sidious was known for being very powerful in concealing his presence in the Force. Yoda said the Dark Side clouds everything. Yes he was referring to the future but that was an indirect side effect of Darth Sidious using the Dark Side to cloud the Jedi's sensing ability in the force. - User:Maester Yoda
More specifically its called Quey Tek, to mask oneself in the force. (Labrinth of Evil) And to correct "master yoda's" post. Sidious and Darth Maul never entered the Jedi Temple. They did, however stand outside of the Temple. "Both he and Sidious had been disguised as tourists. His master's command of the dark side had been sufficient to cloak them from being sensed by their enemies as long as they did not enter the building." (Shadow Hunter p. 181) stone55
Don't forget that Darth Zannah did enter the Jedi Temple using a Sith sorcery spell that hid her dark side presence from the Jedi in Darth Bane: Rule of Two and took information from the Jedi library.Crumb 11:59, January 22, 2010 (UTC)