- "A Under the circumstances, it's just as well that you got out when you did. With your obvious disdain for authority, you'd have been quietly eliminated in the Emperor's purge of those officers he hadn't been able to seduce to his side. And then things would have gone quite differently, wouldn't they?"
- ―Garm Bel Iblis, speaking of Han Solo’s leaving of Imperial Military
The Emperor's purge refers collectively to several related campaigns of repression and persecution in the Galactic Empire orchestrated by Palpatine during the Imperial Period, which removed his opposition from power. It involved the elimination of officers, who hadn't been able to seduce to his side.