Emperor of the galaxy with lightning coming out of his hands > Stuffed bear with traumatic past
Star Wars beats all because it is Star Wars
stuffed bear who is a corrupt politician who keeps in control through fear and intimidation and is willing murder others to hold on to his power.
He is a more realistic and believable villain then The Emperor who is just an old man who can use magic.
It's the same reason why a vast majority of people think that Delorus Umbridge is a scarier villain then Lord Voldemort.
Vader is more intimidating villian then Lots o but not the emperor.