I really don't understand why people are so shocked and horrified that he killed kids. Um, he's supposed to be this ultimate baddie of the galaxy, a person completely twisted by evil with really no hope for redemption. What did you all think he was doing those twenty years, whittling wood animals? He was killing everyone who was a threat to the empire...and unfortunately that included those future little Jedis. Just to clarify, this isn't a "omg, feel sorry for him" post...I don't. I just don't understand how people could be so shocked. He killed all of the Jedi.