15 months ago
Do you people think the Jedi are inherently the good guys and the Sith are inherently the bad guys?
Honestly, I find it very difficult to think the Sith should be considered the "bad" guys. It's not like comparing the Mafia vs the Cops, or Zod to Superman, where you do know who are the good and the bad guys because of their intentions. Palpatine is a bad guy, but so are the Jedi. After all, they almost anihilated the Sith order and forced them into hidding.
The Sith and Jedi are at the core, monastic religious orders.
It's easier to compare them to Buddishm and Islam (Buddishm is all about peace, Muhammad spread Islam by the sword), Democrats and Republicans (two parties with different ideologies), Anglicanism (UK) vs Catholicism (Rome). even Apples and Pears. Each side has its own flavor, but neither is good nor bad.
That's why wanting to be the Emperor of the whole galaxy makes Palpatine a "Bad" guy, but this doesn't mean the Sith order as a whole is bad.