It makes no difference who big the evil Empire is, because there will come a time when they fall and the people take over. Eventually, this means elections and in many cases those who up for election are the same people who ran the Empire. It is just a case of meet the new government, same as the old! So, with the Emperor dead and the Empire collapsing, what really did happen to Darth Vader do next? Well, according to this image found on LOL Worthy it seems like he survived and could be running for President, who will dare to oppose him?