Correct me if I’m wrong and apologies if this derails the conversation, but I thought Sheev’s son was said to be a clone made from Sheev’s DNA and someone else’s, which made him more of a son instead of a straight up clone. Because he would genetically be an offspring of two people. I distinctly remember seeing that and thinking how redundant it was to make him Sheev’s son without actual conception just to remove ick factors. He’s already a slimy, creepy old man. I’m shocked there aren’t dozens of Palpatines out there. How could you possibly be an evil overlord and not sleep with a single person?