A chilling specter of evil, Darth Sidious
(alternately known as Emperor Palpatine
, casts his oppressive shadow over the galaxy. Long ago, before war shattered the Republic, he rose to power under an assumed identity. Using political machinations and the dark side of the Force, he put himself in a position in which he could wield unlimited power.
Darth Sidious built his terrifying empire upon the crushed remnants of the Jedi Order and shattered remains of the war-torn galaxy. But just when his control of the dark side seemed insurmountable, the completion of his corrupt conquest was torn from his grasp by the redemptive power of a father's love for his son.