Emperor Palpatine rules the Empire with efficiency, skill and some ruthlessness. He is backed reluctantly by the Jedi Council, who act as part of his inner circle. Many see the Emperor as the only capable of holding the Empire together, and wholehearted supported him and the Jedi during the transition from Republic to Empire. Just as their are many supporters, there are many opposed to Palpatine and his rule. They feel their rights have been stepped on, and see the growing imperial power as a threat to the galaxy.
Emperor Palpatine is a Jedi Master in his own right. It is another fact that many in the opposition dislikes. There are still people both inside and out of the jedi order that believe no Jedi should be in a position of such power. On the flip side, only a jedi could hold the position and guide the Empire.Anakin Skywalker
Anakin Skywalker is the right hand of Emperor Palpatine as well as a Head Inquisitor. He truly believes in the Empire and the Jedi Order's position of power, After the events on Mustafar and his convalescence, Anakin was quickly elevated to the Jedi Master. Turmoil and conflict still wracked the Republic, many believed to be caused by the Sith. Anakin felt is was his duty to root out and bring to justice any Sith. He excelled at it, and over the years became a feared inquisitor. When the transition to Empire occurred, Anakin was named Head Inquisitor reporting only to the Jedi Council in matters of pursing the Sith and fallen Jedi. He has developed his own personal order of inquisitors within the Jedi Order.
Anakin hunts relentless for Obi-Wan Ken-obi. The fight on Mustafar is unfinished, and Skywalker blames his old master for the death of his lover, Padme.