This isn't right.
Before we get to our topic, let's visit a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
When Senator Palpatine came to power in that fictional space, he was surrounded by many sycophants, loyalists, and power-grabbers. Most of them remain nameless, even in a universe where everything has a backstory.
You're probably not familiar with the character named "Sly Moore
". She remained at the emperor's side, yet always in the background. But because she was the closest member of his inner circle, and controlled all access to the Emperor, she became the most powerful member of that particular governing elite. I want you to keep that in mind as we return to the real world.