See, what what George Lucas forgot to tell us was that everything in this galaxy far, far away was actually miniaturized. The Empire seems a lot less frightening now, doesn’t it? Although I’d still watch out for those lightsabers. They can probably cause some serious burns.
In this rare photographic shot of Darth in all of his miniature glory, you can clearly see his mount happens to be a harmless, distractible, charging kitty… probably de-clawed. Come on, Darth man, you’re killin’ us!