So has anyone else ever wondered about this dude? What's his deal? Even from the EU I do know, he seems very underdeveloped. I mean...just how much was he aware of Palpatine's plan? So far as I know, he knew...at least eventually...that Palpatine was a Sith lord. How exactly did that go down? Was he aware of it from the get go? And for Palpatine, it just seems odd that he'd leave this guy, a potential liability, alive with all the knowledge he had. Seems like a potential loose end. He could have ousted him to the Jedi, but he didn't. Why the loyalty to Palpatine, why the trust in him Palpatine delivered? Did he have some dirt on Mas? Perhaps a sort of ultimatum? Could it just be as simple as pure fear based motivation to keep his secrets, knowing if he blabbed Palpatine would likely find out and have him assassinated? What exactly was this guys role in the ultimate plan?