*Cue evil laugh*
Over the years, fans of the franchise have been asked (or rather, forced) to accept a few strange plots throughout the years. Old fogies living in caves with boundless space magic is one thing, and a galactic empire destroyed by a group of Build-A-Bear rejects is another. But there’s one huge “twist” that fans could never wrap their heads around.
In Episodes I through III, it’s clear that a Sith Lord is conducting all of the badguy business and threatening the Republic. For some strange reason, nobody could find out who was doing these evil deeds, despite Senator Palpatine being the obvious evildoer.