I was hoping that Starkiller was going to destroy the Emperor and become the new emperor instead.
If I was writing a story and I had to choose between sacrificing the player's invincibility complex and/or ego, and sacrificing believability and originality, I'd go with the first option.
"There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty." -Winston Churchill
"For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been!'" -John Whittier
"Apathy is death." -Kreia