Agreed on everything but the Fel Empire but that's an opinion, you say it yourself. And yeah I'd also add that the Sith Empire is probably the closest thing we have to a deep look into an Empire that is truly and honestly ran on the Sith Code, and we see infighting even while their leader is still around. Infighting and competition that's actively encouraged. There is some of it in Palpatine's Empire, but once again it didn't truly start until after his death and the 'competition' was more of who should inherit the Empire and its ideals (mostly, there are some exceptions like Tavira) rather than a strive for personal power like it is in SWTOR's Sith Empire. We see that even though this Sith Empire starts out with a massive fleet at its disposal and a much bigger force along with the element of surprise, the infighting does it in and it only starts getting back on its feet when Marr, Lana and the Inquisitor/Warrior get it together. Even its own Emperor has abandoned the Sith Empire for what he sees as a better and more united structure. And yeah I agree, the storyline of SWTOR flows better if its the Inquisitor as the Outlander. I wish they still did separate storylines, because I think the Agent, Trooper, Jedi Knight, Smuggler would be doing very different things at the time. Another James Bond like storyline where instead of Valkorion/Arcann as his main villain, the Agent has to face Vaylin and her attacks on the Galaxy? Sign me up. Or how about a Smuggler who has to ferry supplies to the Republic and repeat the heroics of Hylo Visz. For the Trooper you could have it all be set on a battlefield where he learns comradery with his new Sith allies as they take on a greater evil. But this is all for the SWTOR thread. On the topic, I like the viewpoint that Vader is basically a corrupted version of the Jedi, enforcing his view of peace on the Galaxy in the same way the Palpatine-era Empire is a corruption on the Clone Wars Republic. Tarkin does call him 'the last of the Jedi' after all.