- "Though I was seen at court, very few thought I was more than a bauble kept about to add something to the cityscape. What my master wished done was what I did. No questions. No regrets. Total devotion to duty. Those who guessed I was more to the Emperor learned to fear that I might be turned on them someday."
An Emperor's Hand or Hand of the Emperor, was a Force-using operative recruited, trained, and employed by Emperor Dantius Palpatine to perform missions that were impossible, secret, or both. Their counterparts included the Emperor's Reach, Emperor's Voice, and the Emperor's Eyes.