The first story arc of YJK featured the Second Imperium, led by a reborn Emperor Palpatine who had survived the events of Empire's End. Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Except that he hadn't. In the last book of the arc, the reborn "Emperor Palpatine" was revealed to have been an illusion cooked up by some Royal Guardsmen. They created a fancy holo-simulation and used it to gain followers. Very Wizard of Oz.