people ALWAYS credit the rise of the empire to anakin/vader.when it was really palpatine who was running the show.now, lets pretend good ole' palpy for whatever reason,never found anakin,would he still have gotten to power and killed billions of people?? YES!!!! was vader a big part of it??YES!!! vader was the second most evil of them all,but not the worst,that title goes the criminal master mind palpatine!!