"What does Vader do to bring balance - nothing except kill Sidious." Yes, the very person who held the galaxy by the balls. Cutting the head off of the snake, so to say. "I don't even think the Emperor knew about Alderaan's destruction" Immediately, maybe not, but there was little other purpose for the superlaser on the DeathStar. [Real Genius] "Making enormous swiss cheese?" [/Real Genius] Sid certainly knew what the DS was capable of, and Tarkin didn't seemed concerned about the consequences of using it as such. Even Vader kept his mouth shut. If Ben felt the disturbance, so did Sidious. "Besides why does nearly everyone always accuse Vader of destroying Alderaan?" Agreed. Tarkin was the bady in ANH. Vader was a lackey, sent to watch over Tarkin.