"Evil" characters have always fascinated me, Pandora and as a huge Vader fan-girl I ended up believing in the good core of a being. (Perhaps I am from Naboo, too. ) In the summery of my main Nagina story I give my inspiration changing Palpatine a little. As usually I do not fully agree what the Scottish actor Ian McDiarmid said about his character (Sheev) Palpatine (aka the Emperor) in an interview once: "He has a black, irredeemable heart. There's nothing that can be said about him that's good. When we first saw Vader in the original trilogy, we thought he was the heart of darkness, and nobody could be darker. But now we understand what happened to him. And one of the exciting things about seeing this movie is that you can follow Vader through Anakin's journey every step of the way even if you don't agree with the choices he's making. In part his decisions stem from his traumatic childhood, and his impatient lust for power. And it's that which my character takes and then uses against him." What has gotten into me that I say he really loves somebody with his dark, black heart? Well, blame it on me watching President Snow in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie recently. See, I like the relationship that he has with his grand-daughter. Everybody has to love somebody. Like vampire Russell Edgington in the HBO series “True Blood”. Or like the Sir Guy of Gisbourne version in the BBC series “Robin Hood”. And it is not secret for people who know me that I love chocolate and kindergarten teaching very much. They are my life. But this is more like some crazy self-insert. My main character Nagina may have some things in common with me, but that is about it. Overall, I do not agree with the massacre on-board the Palpatine family yacht that appears in the “Darth Plagueis” novel by James Luceno. And so – extra inspired by the animation movie “Anastasia” from the 20th-Century-Fox-Studios – somebody was spared death. All the kind comments I got on my version of Sheev in so far, prove me that I did the right thing. The subject of child abuse is always frightening and I faced it very often in my line of work the past twenty years. This is why I went for it. But it is no excuse what Sheev did. Nagina also met violence and went a different path. I watched many Palpatine youtube clips about him having relationships. The most striking was: My research about Sly Moore was also aided by wookiepedia. All in all various fanfics, including the one of @Darth_Furio, showed me that Sith have unhappy relationships most of the time. First I was very worried doing it this way, but one of my library books, written by a famous German crime writer, helped me out. He also did it in one of his stories and then I thought: "Why not?" I am very grateful for this crystal clear analysis. Thanks! And I am grateful that you found the time to read and comment in here.