7. You will suffer for your lack of vision
At the end of Return of the Jedi, Luke faces a dark and ruthless enemy. Emperor Palpatine may seem like a frail old man at first, but you can’t let his appearance full you. The deformity of his facial features, the yellow of his eyes, and the deep rasp with which he speaks combine to make Palpatine one of most terrifying characters in Star Wars lore. This is a man whose confidence in his own ability and foresight are unnerving, and whose laughter is chilling. Palpatine wants one thing from Luke, for Luke to turn to the dark side and replace Darth Vader, who is unalterably damaged by the events of the past and only sustained by the cybernetic suit he wears.
Luke refuses, however, and insists that his father is still good somewhere deep inside. In a clear display of his almost limitless power, Palpatine begins shooting Force lighting out of his hands and into Luke’s body. Luke writhes on the floor in excruciating pain, begging for his father to save him, but it soon becomes clear that he is all alone. Vader will serve his master, and Luke will die at the hands of this vile monster. That is until Vader can stand the horrific sight of his son’s agony no longer and picks Palpatine up and tosses him into the reactor shaft. Palpatine’s scream as he goes down, then its sudden snuffing out, are the icing on the cake of this spooky moment in the Skywalker Saga.