If Emperor Palpatine is an adjacent ally and would take damage from an attack, this character can take the damage instead.
If an adjacent allied character would take damage from an attack, a Bodyguard character can take the damage instead, even if it is not a legal target for the attacker. A Bodyguard character can't use this special ability when an adjacent ally takes damage from something other than an attack, such as Grenades. If the original target has the Shields special ability, you must decide whether a Bodyguard character will take the damage before the original target rolls for Shields. A special ability whose name includes Bodyguard (such as Emperor's Bodyguard) is treated as the Bodyguard ability for all purposes except as noted on the stat card.
Emperor's Bodyguard only activates if the adjacent allied character is Emperor Palpatine.