The relationships of Sheev Palpatine.
- Main article: Darth Vader
Formerly Anakin Skywalker who turned to the Dark Side by the Emperor. He owned Darth Vader like a slave, but together the two were the most feared beings in the galaxy. For many years before his fall to the dark side, Anakin had considered Palpatine to be a good friend and even another mentor, not realizing Palpatine was swaying him to his side, turning him against his fellow Jedi. Palpatine preyed on Anakin's doubts, fears, his ego, and his desperation to save his wife, hinting of a secret to save others from death. When Anakin finally fell and swore himself to the Sith, he realized he'd been tricked but could never go back to the Jedi.
- Main article: Maul
Palpatine aka Darth Sidious kidnapped Maul from his mother when he was young to raise and train him to be his apprentice. Maul trained hard under Sidious, whom Maul gained some sense of attachment to and thus devoted himself to serving his master's will. When Maul was seemingly killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Sidious felt no real loss and simply replaced Maul with a new apprentice.
Over ten years later, they met again, Maul pretending to wish to serve Sidious again but the Sith Lord saw through Maul and duelled him and his brother, the latter of whom he killed while taking Maul to use as he saw fit. He used Maul as bait to lure out his mother and kill her, and when Maul escaped Sidious no longer considered him a real threat.
Maul's hatred and bitterness against Sidious (and the Sith as a whole) spurred him to find ancient Sith artifacts to use to exact his revenge.
- Main article: Yoda
As the Grand Master of the Jedi Order, Yoda was the very embodiment of the organization that Palpatine most despised and that posed the greatest threat to his rule over the galaxy. For many years, Palpatine concealed this disdain, acting as though the Jedi Master were a trusted friend. After the rise of the Galactic Empire Palpatine's true nature was revealed, and Yoda engaged him in a duel in hopes of toppling the Empire before more evil could be done. Yoda's attempt failed but he managed to escape; perhaps fearing his continued existence, Palpatine was eager to capture Ahsoka Tano in the hopes that she could lead him to any surviving Jedi of which she was aware.
- Main article: Ezra Bridger
The Emperor was interested in the World Between Worlds and was informed that Ezra Bridger managed to enter the time world. He then uses Sith sorcery to attack both Ezra and Ahsoka Tano who was pulled out of her timeline to be saved from Palpatine's apprentice, Darth Vader. He then attempts to kidnap Ezra so he can show the Dark Lord how he accessed the world however he was rescued by Ahsoka and got away, much to the Sith Lord's disappointment.
Ezra then confronted Sheev who was using a holographic disguise of his younger self to influence Bridger that he was a good man. He then dismisses Thrawn after bringing the boy to him. Sheev then tells Ezra he had a part of the Lothal Jedi Temple rebuilt for a gift to Ezra. Palpatine then presented a reality where his parents never died and tells the Padawan he deserves this. However he was secretly doing this to prevent Ezra from becoming a Jedi by giving him the future he was asking for back in A World Between Worlds. Ezra learned to let go from Ahsoka and said goodbye to his parents and begun destroying the Temple. Sheev yelled at him and his hologram begun malfunctioning, switching him between his peaceful self to his disfigured evil self several times.
Sheev begun walking out of the ruins and switched back to his Emperor appearance. An angry Palpatine then orders his Royal Guard squad to kill Ezra.