- "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 Emperor Palpatine during the Imperial Period, which removed his opposition from power. It involved the elimination of officers who he hadn't been able to seduce to his side.
- Star Wars: Republic 78: Loyalties
- Dark Force Rising (First mentioned)
- Imperial Commando: 501st (Mentioned only)
- Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream (Mentioned only)