Emperor Palpatine was the Empire's most ruthless leader. His first name was Robert, Robert Palpatine. He killed the former leader of the Old Republic to gain control of the senate. He soon became a master of the dark side of the Force. He also became obsessed with his power. He took in a pupil known as Anakin Skywalker. He completed Anakin's Jedi training. Unfortunately Anakin was trained in the ways of the dark side of the Force. Now the Rebellion had two dark side menaces. Anakin Skywalker confronted his old master Obi-Wan, and fell into a pit of lava. To save Anakin, Palpitane made a life-support suit for Anakin. Anakin Skywalker was no more, In his place stood a ruthless version of Anakin; in his place stood Darth Vader! Together Darth and Palpatine hunted and killed all the Jedi. The only Jedi left were Obi-Wan and Yoda. Overseeing the final stages of the construction of the second Death Star, Palpitane Battled the newly trained Jedi Luke Skywalker (Anakin's son). Palpitane nearly killed Luke before Darth Forgot all his hate and killed Palpitane. Later in life, Palpitane was cloned. Then the clone was killed... but there were lots of clones. All of the clones were killed... but there was one left. The remaining clone leads the second Empire.