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Galactic Senate
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"There is no civility, only politics."
Sheev Palpatine

The Galactic Senate was the governing body of the Galactic Republic. It consisted of hundreds of senators who represented the many worlds of the galaxy and was led by a Supreme Chancellor that was elected by and from the representatives. Its primary concern was mediating disputes between varying worlds and dictating the laws and regulations necessary to maintain the Republic. By the time of the Trade Federation's Invasion of Naboo, the senate had descended into an ineffective organization of squabbling members whose greed often outweighs their concern for their constituents. When Palpatine declared the end of the Republic and the start of the Empire, the Galactic Senate became the Imperial Senate and was stripped of much of its power.

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Office of the Chancellor

Chancellorship of Finis Valorum

    Finis Valorum 

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Coruscant

Portrayed by: Terence Stamp
Voiced by: Ian Ruskin
Appearances: The Phantom Menace | The Clone Wars | Tarkin

"Will you defer your motion to allow a commission to explore the validity of your accusation?"

Finis Valorum was a politician from House Valorum who served as the penultimate Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic prior to being succeeded by Senator Sheev Palpatine of Naboo. Though well-meaning, Valorum was not necessarily well-liked and, despite his best efforts to resolve the Trade Federation blockade on Naboo, he was quickly voted out of office in light of his ineffectual leadership.


  • The Alleged Boss: Valorum tries to get things done, but despite the power his position theoretically has, he is stymied at every turn by assorted political factions as well as the closet Sith Lord that he mistakenly believes is one of his supporters and who has arranged to keep him on the defensive over baseless allegations of corruption. Even the Jedi, while publicly respecting his office, tend to make decisions within their own Council and do not consult him.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He considers Palpatine among one of his closest political allies. The same Palpatine who arranges for the vote that ends his rule.
  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: The most he does to help during the blockade of Naboo is send two Jedi to scare the Trade Federation straight. Unfortunately for him, the bureaucrats of the Senate have him on such a tight leash that he can't really do much else. Queen Amidala calls him out on this before voting him out of office:
    Queen Amidala: I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!
    • However, many years later, he admitted to Yoda that he sent Master Sifo-Dyas to stop the Pyke Syndicate in secret so those same bureaucrats wouldn't try to stop him, shortly before he was removed from office.
  • Heroic BSoD: All he can do is slump down into his seat in shock when faced with a no-confidence vote that virtually the entire Senate immediately approves.
  • Meaningful Name: "Finis Valorum" is Latin for, roughly, "End of valor". Chancellor Valorum represents the end of the last remnant of the Old Republic's valor before the ascension of Palpatine and his regime.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: George Lucas considers Valorum to be Star Wars' answer to Bill Clinton: a good man, but a beleaguered politician that ultimately couldn't unite the senate.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: He is generally portrayed as President Personable. In The Phantom Menace, he comes off more as President Focus Group. Although in fairness, this is more due to Palpatine's scheming and the Senate's squabbling than his own personality.
  • Puppet King: Despite his good intentions, Valorum's administration is under the complete control of bureaucrats and corrupt politicians. Palpatine tells Wilhuff Tarkin shortly after Valorum's reelection that he was specifically chosen for this purpose due to being so easy to manipulate.
    Palpatine: Valorum didn't win the election; he was merely allowed to win. The Senate's special-interest groups require a chancellor who can be easily entangled in bureaucratic doubletalk and arcane procedure. That is how loopholes are maintained and illegalities overlooked.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He gets points for trying to be this via secretly dispatching Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi to reason with the Trade Federation behind the Senate's back (which likely would've worked if not for Darth Sidious' involvement), but it does too little good in keeping him in office. He also tried to put an end to the Pyke Syndicate before the Invasion of Naboo.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He decided to have Sifo-Dyas deal with the Pyke Syndicate on Oba Diah secretly so he wouldn't face opposition from the very same corrupt and obstructive Bureaucrats that will keep him from effectively taking action against the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo. It's possible to interpret this action as Valorum finally being fed up with the bureaucrats and deciding to do something helpful for the people with what little time he had left as Chancellor. Unfortunately, Sifo-Dyas died and the Pykes were still active many years later.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In Legends, he was killed in a terrorist attack in the first year of the Clone Wars. Just one month before the Legends decision, this was made non-canon by his appearance in "The Lost One" (which takes place later in the war).
  • Supporting Leader: He leads the major political body of the galaxy and is the one to send Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan on their journey at the very start of the Canon.
  • Vindicated by History: In-Universe, after the rise of the Empire, people look back on his time as Chancellor more fondly.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His fate following the rise of the Empire is currently unknown, despite people looking back at his time as Chancellor more fondly.

    Silman 

Silman

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Coruscant

Voiced by: Brian George
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Silman was an aide to Chancellor Valorum who accompanied Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas on a peacekeeping mission to Felucia, which resulted in him being captured by the Pyke Syndicate and witnessing Count Dooku taking on Sifo-Dyas' identity.


  • Force-Choke: Count Dooku kills him this way.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: He was kept alone in a cell by the Pykes, with no one but maggots for company.
  • He Knows Too Much: When Darth Sidious and Count Dooku realize that Silman is still alive and could tell the Jedi that Dooku was Darth Tyranus and responsible for killing Sifo-Dyas and ordering the creation of the clone army, Count Dooku is sent to kill him before the Jedi arrive. While he succeeds in eliminating Silman, Obi-Wan and Anakin are already there and figure out that Count Dooku is Tyranus and must have murdered Sifo-Dyas, leading them to suspect the whole truth.
  • Sanity Slippage: He is clearly insane when Obi-Wan and Anakin find him babbling nonsense and asking for food to feed not himself, but the maggots in his cell.

Chancellorship of Sheev Palpatine

    Sheev Palpatine 

Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine

    Mas Amedda 

Mas Amedda

See his entry on the Imperial Court page.
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    Sly Moore 

Sly Moore

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Species: Umbaran

Homeworld: Umbara

Portrayed by: Sandi Finlay

Sly Moore was an Umbaran female that served as the Senior Administrative Aide to Chancellor Palpatine. She was rumored to have the ability to influence the minds of senators.


  • Bald of Evil: She doesn't do anything evil onscreen, but she is very creepy to look at.
  • Bald Woman: Her head is completely bald, although if it is natural or shaved is unknown.
  • Death Glare: Do not be on the receiving end of her glare.
  • Evil Albino: Despite not doing anything evil onscreen and just being Palpatine's aide and creepy to look at, Umbarans are just naturally pale.
  • High Collar of Doom: Many of her outfits have large collars.
  • Human Alien: She looks human, except for her pale skin.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, she was aware of Palpatine's true identity.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She was one of Palpatine's closest aides and it remains to be seen what happened to her after the formation of the Empire.

Galactic Senate

    Padmé Amidala 

Senator Padmé Amidala

    Jar Jar Binks 

Representative Jar Jar Binks

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Species: Gungan (Otolla)

Homeworld: Naboo

Voiced by: Ahmed Best (films, The Clone Wars), B.J. Hughes (The Clone Warsnote )
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish dub): Javier Rivero
Voiced by (Japanese dub): Isamu Tanonaka (films), Yuji Mitsuya (The Clone Wars)
Appearances: The Phantom Menace | Attack of the Clones | Age of Republic | The Clone Wars | Revenge of the Sith | Empire's End

"Mesa called Jar Jar Binks! Mesa your humble servant!"

Jar Jar Binks was a clumsy, well-meaning Gungan outcast whom Qui-Gon inadvertently rescues during the invasion of Naboo. Banished from his home after one foul-up too many, Jar Jar assisted the Naboo in reclaiming their planet from the Trade Federation, for better or worse. Ten years later, he put his awkward past behind him and becomes a representative of the Gungan people in the Galactic Senate, only to be forcibly removed when the Empire slowly comes into power. After the Battle of Endor, he was once again exiled by his people for letting Palpatine rise in power and by the time of the Battle of Jakku, returned to Naboo and became a simple street performer who children admire.


  • All of the Other Reindeer:
    • His quirky personality wasn't the only reason in The Phantom Menace that he was shunned by other Gungans; he was a clumsy fool who kept causing accidents, no matter how easy the task was that he was assigned. What caused Boss Nass to finally exile him was when he crashed his heyblibber submarine (not his first major accident).
    • By the time of the Battle of Jakku, he's scorned by almost everyone he comes across, not just for his quirks, but for inadvertently helping a dictatorship come into play which left pain and suffering across the galaxy. His status as an outcast though is ultimately what bonds him with Mapo, a young burned victim and orphan who's equally been isolated for his appearance.
  • Amusing Alien: He's a more deliberate attempt at this than Greedo, having a multitude of slapstick-based scenes and a backwards way of speaking.
  • The Atoner: For helping Palpatine's rise to power, he had to let go of his past and felt the need to become a street performer.
  • The Beastmaster: He is able to befriend and thus seek assistance from various beasts, most notably the giant water-slug on Rodia.
  • The Bus Came Back: He was completely absent from any new canonical material following the Disney acquisition until Empire's End, where it's revealed that following the Clone Wars, he's been shunned once again from his home planet due to his part in helping Palpatine's rise to power.
  • Butt-Monkey: Both In-Universe and out as a result of fan backlash. Even when The Clone Wars throws him some bones and he manages to stop being so clumsy in the theatrical films, he's still looked down upon by numerous characters, including the Jedi Council and his so-called friends. The only people in the galaxy that have much faith in him are from Bardotta (mainly because he's innocent in comparison to both the Republic and the Jedi Order). By the end of the Battle of Endor, he has become a social pariah for his part in the rise of the Empire and is now a street clown for children. In meta-sense, when the franchise was celebrating its 40th anniversary at Star Wars Celebration 2017, Jar Jar didn't even receive an acknowledgement in its retrospective despite being a major character back in The Phantom Menace.
  • Catchphrase: "How wude!"note 
  • Character Development: Jar Jar originally functions as a fun-loving character catering to the kids, only to serve as a naïve politician manipulated by the Big Bad in later theatrical films.
  • Coincidental Accidental Disguise: Subverted. In "Bombad Jedi", he did put on a cloak for the purpose of avoiding being arrested by Separatist droids, but he didn't expect the cloak would make them confuse him for a Jedi.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite being a cowardly klutz, Jar Jar occasionally proves to be an efficient warrior in The Phantom Menace and The Clone Wars. In the Age of Republic Special, Jar Jar takes the lightsaber off a fallen Jedi (who was assigned to protect him) during the Battle of Mimban and fights off the droid army to save Captain Rex from dying in a Last Stand.
  • Cowardly Lion: He is rather foolish, but as the Battle of Naboo shows, he also has quite a bit of a kill count.
  • Demoted to Extra: He was reduced from being a clear replacement of Chewbacca for the Prequel Trilogy in The Phantom Menace to a cursory nod in Attack of the Clones and a silent appearance in a group shot in Revenge of the Sith. This was no doubt a result of fan backlash against the character. He does have a few episodes of focus in The Clone Wars though (even so, he usually just serves the role as a foil to the main character of the episodes that feature him).
  • The Drag-Along: Jar Jar gets pulled along the adventure in The Phantom Menace while contributing next to nothing, besides leading the Jedi to Boss Nass. Somewhat lampshaded when he first meets Padmé and is asked how he ended up on their ship.
    Jar Jar: My no know, misa day starting pitty okeyday with a brisky mornin munchen, den BOOM!
  • Easily Forgiven: By Boss Nass in The Phantom Menace when he brings the people of Naboo into an alliance with the Gungans.
  • The Exile:
    • His overall clumsiness results in his exile when he crashed Boss Nass's heyblibber submarine.
    • After the Battle of Endor, Jar Jar goes back into exile on Naboo for his role in the Empire's rise to power.
  • Fluffy Tamer: In The Clone Wars, he somehow managed to befriend a giant Rodian water-slug creature that saved him, Padmé, and C-3PO in addition to enabling them to capture Gunray.
  • The Fool: This is showcased in the Battle of Naboo when he manages to take out dozens of Battle Droids in his path completely by accident. This has led to a fan theory that he's Force-sensitive: no one in the Star Wars Canon could pull off such a high death count due to sheer dumb luck. This trait becomes much more prominent in The Clone Wars, where a few episodes have him save the day or solve an important clue through random bumbling (often backed by straight-up audacity).
  • Foot Popping: In "The Disappeared, Part One", he lifted one of his legs (and his ears) when Queen Julia kissed him.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Almost every character he has been put on a team with has expressed their dismay about his quirks. The sole exceptions are a few other Gungans, the Bardottans who trust and respect him, Queen Julia who's been completely wooed by his—as Master Yoda put it—"innocence of a child", and later the children who he entertains once he becomes a street performer.
  • Friend to All Children: After being ousted from his people once more, Jar Jar returned to Naboo to entertain children as a street performer. It surprisingly works out for him.
  • Graceful in Their Element: He's a Lethal Klutz on land, but is a very graceful swimmer when underwater.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • In The Phantom Menace, he's visibly devastated when he sees Qui-Gon being cremated.
    • He goes into a state of catatonia during Padmé's funeral at the end of Revenge of the Sith.
    • His exile after the Battle of Endor also did quite a number on his emotions.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Despite winning a major victory in the Battle of Naboo and partly serving in the Clone Wars, he gets exiled by the Gungans for inadvertently causing Palpatine's rise to power and isn't viewed in a positive light by the adults on Naboo.
  • Hidden Depths: Plenty to consider:
    • There are some suggestions that he might be Force-sensitive instead of extremely lucky in spite of his supposed incompetence.
    • In "Supply Lines", though he does intentionally make a mess gathering the kitchenware, he actually juggles it all very well and with considerable skill, even managing to dramatically flip it all into a sculpture-like pile when he ends the juggling, doing so with such skill that one of Lott Dod's aides starts clapping despite himself. Consider what a klutz he normally is...
    • When he has to impersonate Boss Lyonie in "Shadow Warrior", he actually does a pretty good job of it, so much so that the real Boss Lyonie compliments him on his efforts at the episode's end.
  • Interspecies Romance: He's in love with Queen Julia of Bardotta.
  • I Owe You My Life: He sticks by the heroes throughout The Phantom Menace because Qui-Gon saved him from getting trampled by a Federation tank.
  • It's All My Fault: He is completely devastated about granting emergency powers to Palpatine once the Republic became the Empire.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Jar Jar was first intended to be this. Being out of place in the story of The Phantom Menace, however, caused the attempt to backfire miserably, and as such his role was greatly reduced in Prequel Trilogy’s subsequent theatrical films. He retroactively had slightly better luck in The Clone Wars, though.
  • Lethal Klutz: The whole reason he was exiled from his home is because he was very clumsy. Boss Nass uses this to good effect when he makes Jar Jar a general of the Gungan army; no Federation battle droid is able to stand when he comes across it.
  • The Navigator: Qui-Gon agrees to take him with them so he can guide them through the watery core of Naboo. It's more an Informed Attribute than anything, really.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He is the most profound example in all of the Star Wars Canon. His actions in Attack Of The Clones ensured that Palpatine would be granted absolute authority, which he later uses to kill all the Jedi and to establish the Empire. Though to be fair, Padmé did the same thing first back in The Phantom Menace and like most others, didn't know that Palpatine was in actuality a Sith lord until it was too late.
  • Noodle Incident: It wasn't clear why he was banished from his homeland in the first place until the release of the reference guide Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, which confirmed that he was banished because he crashed Boss Nass' heyblibbler submarine.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In "Supply Lines", he paraded as a juggler with kitchen-ware he took from the guests before they finished their dinner, throwing the contents to the table and to the floor. It was all a ploy to keep Lott Dod and his aide distracted until the supply ships to Ryloth were deployed.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Practically every scene focusing on him is done for the slapstick.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Subverted; the Gungans do have a warrior culture (which he IS proud of speaking fondly of the Grand Army), but Jar Jar wants no part of it. Oddly enough, he's probably their best warrior anyway; when they make him a general for political reasons, he takes apart a significant percentage of the enemy army single-handedly without a scratch.
  • Sad Clown: After the Clone Wars, Jar Jar has again become an outcast and feels guilty for putting Palpatine in power. Around the time after Palpatine's death, he now spends his time as a street performer and clown trying to bring joy to refugee children at Naboo orphanages.
  • Serkis Folk: Jar Jar is one of the first live-action characters to be portrayed completely using computer-generated imagery (CGI) and motion capture technology, which allowed Jar Jar to be depicted performing feats of acrobatics and clumsiness difficult for a real person in a costume to achieve. As a result, Jar Jar had a wider range of facial expressions than someone in a mask.
  • Shoo Out the New Guy: Jar Jar is an infamous failed attempt at appealing to kids in The Phantom Menace. Thankfully, George Lucas took the hint and severely reduced his screen time in the subsequent theatrical films in the Prequel Trilogy.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: After the backlash against him that he had back in The Phantom Menace, his role was reduced substantially. Nonetheless, he's responsible for suggesting that Chancellor Palpatine should be granted emergency power - which the Senate grants to him - along with everything that followed.
  • Spanner in the Works: As someone in Hondo's gang said it best:
    He's no representative, he's a plague!
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: He's actually able to communicate with the flora and fauna of Rodia when he visits during the Clone Wars, though initially it's played for laughs when all it gets him when he shows it off is a barrage of thrown fruit and the swamp laughing at him.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • In The Clone Wars, he has a girlfriend and there is a planet that actually reveres him.
    • In the Age of Republic Special, he gets to show off his lightsaber skills, save Captain Rex's life and turn the Battle of Mimban in the Republic's favor.
    • In Empire's End, his reputation amongst children in Theed and striking a friendship with Mapo who also becomes his own apprentice.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In The Clone Wars, he is retroactively much more brave and effective character than he is in the Prequel Trilogy’s theatrical films. It's helped by putting a greater emphasis on his acrobatic abilities (he even gets mistaken for a Jedi at one point) and affinity with wildlife. In the Age of Republic Special (which takes place before The Clone Wars via being set in the Battle of Mimban), he picks up a lightsaber, fights off Battle Droids, prevents Rex from dying in a Last Stand and helps turn the Battle of Mimban in the Republic's favor.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His one notable action in the Prequel Trilogy is to pass a motion that grants Palpatine emergency powers, thus leading to the end of the Galactic Republic. In his defense, Palpatine was a Manipulative Bastard who played into his naïvety.
  • Unwitting Pawn: With Senator Amidala absent, it only takes a few choice words from Palpatine for Jar Jar to seal the fate of the Republic in the Chancellor's favor.
  • Walking Disaster Area: All but stated to be the reason behind his exile from Otoh Gunga. This is shown during the final battle of The Phantom Menace when every droid and enemy transport he encounters is reduced to wreckage in his wake.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Deconstructed; his earnest disposition in a senate fraught with corruption makes him an easy target for scheming politicians, including Palpatine, who gets himself granted emergency powers by playing to Jar Jar's idealism and naïvety.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After serving as a representative of Naboo in the Clone Wars, he is exiled from Naboo once again due to being responsible for Palpatine gaining the emergency powers and eventually becoming the emperor.

    Bail Organa 

Senator Bail Organa

See his entry on the Rebel Alliance page.

    Mon Mothma 

Senator Mon Mothma

See her entry on the New Republic Senate page.

    Orn Free Taa 

Senator Orn Free Taa

See his entry on the Imperial Senate page.

    Onaconda Farr 

Senator Onaconda Farr

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Species: Rodian

Homeworld: Rodia

Portrayed by: Zuraya Hamilton
Appearances: The Phantom Menace (Retcon) | Queen's Shadow | Attack of the Clones | The Clone Wars

"And we are all aware that Onaconda was a flawed man. He knew better than anyone of his own mistakes, but he never compromised his principles, and what he did, he did for his people. Their needs always came first."
Silood, in a eulogy at Onaconda Farr's Funeral

Onaconda Farr was the senator of Rodia and a longtime friend of Padmé Amidala.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Padmé calls him "Uncle Ono".
  • Ascended Extra: He receives a fleshed out expanded role in The Clone Wars after being featured as a background character in Attack of the Clones.
  • The Atoner: After realizing making a deal with the Separatists was a bad idea, he does everything he can to put things right, including making efforts to stop more clone troopers from being made in the hopes of pursuing a diplomatic solution to the war.
  • Character Death: He was murdered by his aide Lolo Purs in "Senate Murders".
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: He collapses and dies in Padmé's arms after being poisoned.
  • Easily Forgiven: Deconstructed in "Senate Murders". After briefly joining Rodia with the Separatists in "Bombad Jedi", he rejoined the Republic and was forgiven after helping capture Nute Gunray, and a year later, he regrets making that mistake. However, his aide, Lolo Purs, felt he was a Karma Houdini for joining the Separatists in the first place and murdered him for it.
  • Determinator: Even when he gets mugged by two bounty hunters who are similarly intimidating other senators into voting for a banking deregulation bill and gets a broken arm as a result, he doesn't change his stance on voting against the bill.
  • Genre Blind: In "Hostage Crisis", when he, Anakin, and the other captive senators are surrounded by a grid of trip-wire bombs, he suggests that they follow Cad Bane's terms and stay where they are. Anakin, however (having dealt with Bane before), knows better.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He joined the Separatists some time before the beginning of "Bombad Jedi" in order to get supplies for Rodia and then rejoined the Republic at the end of the episode when he realized the Separatists could not be trusted.
  • Honorary Uncle: He was this to Padmé.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He chooses to trust Nute Gunray, of all people. Admittedly, he was desperate, but he already knew what a slimy, unscrupulous bastard Gunray was as he had invaded the homeworld of his best friend and honorary niece. It takes him a while to realize that Padmé is right about Gunray bringing him nothing but trouble.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He says he only did what he had to in order to save his people when it's revealed he had made a deal with Nute Gunray.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Padmé. They've known each other since she was a little girl and he was one of her father's greatest allies in the Senate. Padmé thinks of him as an uncle while he clearly cares for her a great deal too to the point of turning on the Separatists when he realizes they want to kill her.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction upon learning that Nute Gunray intends to execute Padmé.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He is the senator of Rodia and is always seen wearing a purple robe.
  • Regretful Traitor: He's genuinely remorseful about betraying Padmé. He later does what he can to make it up to her, including saving her life.
  • Rubber-Forehead Alien: He's a Rodian.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He only made a deal with Nute Gunray out of desperation to save his people from starvation after the Senate failed to send emergency supplies following an attack made by pirates.

    Lolo Purs 

Representative Lolo Purs

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Species: Rodian

Homeworld: Rodia

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Lolo Purs was an aide to Senator Onaconda Farr. She murdered Farr and Umbaran senator Mee Deechi, but was exposed by Padmé Amidala.


  • Motive Rant: She gives one after Padmé exposes her as the murderer of Onaconda Farr and Mee Deechi.
    Purs: He was weak. We needed someone with strength to stand against this war. I tried to scare him at the docks but he wouldn't go away, so I removed him. And when I heard Deechi knew about that meeting, he had to go too.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Her murder of Farr resulted in the Galactic Senate passing the clone trooper production increase bill, allowing the Clone Wars to continue (and further paving the way for the rise of the Galactic Empire). In addition, her murder of Mee Deechi to cover up Farr's murder resulted in Umbara (formerly a solidly loyal world) joining the Separatists, triggering a deadly and brutal campaign to subdue it.
  • Number Two: To Farr and she takes his position as the senator of Rodia after his death.
  • The Starscream: She believed that Farr was too weak and tainted by his brief collaboration with the Separatists to be an effective leader, so she murdered him to become senator herself.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She believed Farr was a Karma Houdini for putting Rodia at risk by briefly siding with the Separatists and only murdered him after he refused to resign so she could take over as senator and provided the strength needed to oppose the war.

    Meena Tills 

Senator Meena Tills

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Species: Mon Calamari

Homeworld: Mon Cala

Portrayed by: ???
Voiced by: Anna Graves

Meena Tills was the senator for Mon Cala during the Clone Wars. She was an ally of Padmé Amidala and was part of the Delegation of 2,000 who opposed Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine's growing power.


  • Ascended Extra: She receives an expanded role in The Clone Wars after appearing in the background of several scenes in Revenge of the Sith.
  • Collared by Fashion: Most of her outfits have this.
  • Fish People: She is a Mon Calamari.
  • Humanoid Alien: She is this as a result of being a Mon Calamari.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She offers solid advice throughout the war on Mon Cala and later works with like-minded senators in an attempt to curb the growing tyranny of Palpatine.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: According to the Star Tours in Tokyo, she was arrested around the same time Mon Cala began to face persecution, but sometime before the Battle of Yavin, she had escaped and had a bounty on her head.
  • Tuckerization: She is named after Lucasfilm employee Tina Mills.

    Giddean Danu 

Senator Giddean Danu

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Species: Human

Portrayed by: Christopher Kirby
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

"The constitution is in shreds. Amendment after amendment."

Giddean Danu was a senator who was opposed to Chancellor Palpatine's increasing powers.


  • All There in the Manual: His only scenes in Revenge of the Sith were deleted, but are still considered canon according to the Star Wars Databank.
  • Benevolent Conspiracy: He is one of the senators who works with Bail Organa and Mon Mothma to help establish the beginnings of the Rebel Alliance near the end of the Clone Wars.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a large white hat.
  • Schrödinger's Canon:
    • In response to his opposition to Palpatine's growing emergency powers and militarization of the war (as well as being a supporter of the Jedi), as he was from Kuat & represented it in the Senate, the people of Kuat were frustrated with him as the war would mean a greater demand for ships from Kuat Drive Yards, leading to him almost being voted/kicked out of office twice.
    • He's The Stoic and a bit of a cynic.

    Fang Zar 

Senator Fang Zar

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Species: Human

Portrayed by: Warren Owens

Fang Zar was an elderly senator who is an ally of Padmé Amidala and opposed Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's increasing power.


  • All There in the Manual: His only scenes in Revenge of the Sith were deleted, but are still considered canon according to the Star Wars Databank.
  • Benevolent Conspiracy: He is one of the senators who works with Bail Organa and Mon Mothma to help establish the beginnings of the Rebel Alliance near the end of the Clone Wars.
  • The Cameo: He appears in two senate scenes in some episodes of The Clone Wars.

    Riyo Chuchi 

Senator Riyo Chuchi

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Species: Pantoran

Homeworld: Pantora

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
Appearances: The Clone Wars

"To die for one's people is a great sacrifice. To live for one's people, an even greater sacrifice. I choose to live for my people. What do you choose?"

Riyo Chuchi was a female Pantoran politician from the moon of Pantora which orbited the planet Orto Plutonia. Chuchi served as a senator and represented her people in the Galactic Senate of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Towards the end of the Clone Wars, Chi Eekway Papanoida took her place as senator.


  • Blue-Skinned Space Babe: She's an attractive female Pantoran who has blue colored skin just like the fellow members of her species.
  • Distressed Damsel: She was among the senators held hostage by Cad Bane in "Hostage Crisis".
  • Improbable Age: At the beginning of her political career, she's fourteen years old. Not, mind you, that that's unheard of in the Star Wars Canon — just look at Padmé Amidala.
  • Extreme Doormat: She does practically nothing to stop Chairman Chi Cho's aggressive actions towards the Talz on Orto Plutonia, being too intimidated by him to risk his wrath, until she Took a Level in Badass.
  • Facial Markings: Just like most Pantorans, Chuchi has yellow markings on her face.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, the Separatists once sent an assassin after her, but she was saved by the combined efforts of Anakin and Kit Fisto.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At the end of "Trespass" (her debut episode); after spending the episode being easily cowed by the Jerkass chairman, Riyo finds the courage, after the chairman is killed, to personally negotiate peace with the Talz, giving a speech that convinces their leader to end hostilities. In "Sphere of Influence" (her next major appearance), she wasn't afraid to blackmail the captain of the Trade Federation ship, on which they found Chairman Papanoida's daughter held hostage.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She is nowhere to be seen in Revenge of the Sith, but Chi Eekway Papanoida has taken her place, implying that either her term was over or something bad happened to her.

    Chi Eekway Papanoida 

Senator Chi Eekway Papanoida

See her entry on the Sujimis Sector page.

     Mee Deechi 

Senator Mee Deechi

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Species: Umbaran

Homeworld: Umbara

Voiced by: Gideon Emery
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Mee Deechi was the senator of Umbara. He supported an escalation of the Clone Wars, which put him at odds with Senator Padmé Amidala. He was murdered by Lolo Purs to cover up her murder of Onaconda Farr.


  • Chair Reveal: When Padmé and the police go to confront him on the attempt on her life at the docks, they turn his chair around to find a dagger in his chest.
  • Evil Albino: Not really evil per say (see Well-Intentioned Extremist below), but he does play a somewhat antagonistic role towards those who are working to end the Clone Wars peacefully.
  • Human Alien: As an Umbaran, he just looks like a very pale human.
  • Irony: For how much he supported the Republic's war effort, his own people joined the Separatists after he was murdered.
  • Red Herring: He was set up to appear to be a suspect in Onaconda's murder and the attempt on Padmé and Bail Organa's life as they investigated it, since he was a political opponent of Onaconda and was the one who sent Padmé and Bail to the docks. He was innocent and ended up being killed by the real murderer, Lolo Purs.
  • War Hawk: He supports the continued production of Clone Troopers, believing that the only way to end the Clone Wars is through military victory, not a negotiated peace.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is a patriot and sincerely believes that more Clone Troopers and an escalation in the war is necessary, although his opponents suspected he was really motivated by War for Fun and Profit.
  • Worthy Opponent: He regarded Onaconda as one, and respected him greatly. He still hired people to follow him though.
    Mee Deechi: Ono had a secret meeting at the docks under the derrick major the night before he died.
    Padmé: And you just happen to know about this meeting how?
    Mee Deechi: Oh, I was having Ono followed. Just because I respected Ono, doesn't mean I wasn't trying to get dirt on him.

     Halle Burtoni 

Senator Halle Burtoni

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Species: Kaminoan

Homeworld: Kamino

Voiced by: Jameelah McMillan
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Halle Burtoni was the senator of Kamino. She acquired the position by successfully leveraging the production of Clone Troopers by the Kamino cloners for membership in the Republic.


  • Corrupt Politician: The only thing she cares about is profit.
  • Evil Old Folks: She is the oldest Kaminoian seen in the Canon, and needs a cane to walk around. Her age doesn't make her war profiteering and general jerkassery any more tolerable though.
  • Frame-Up: Lolo Purs tries to frame her as the culprit in the murder of Onaconda Farr and Mee Deechi, and nearly gets away with it.
  • Jerkass: She is rude and tries to cast suspicion on the senators who want peace as being possible Separatist sympathizers. After Onaconda Farr is murdered, the only reason she is upset is because she considered him a useful idiot.
    Halle Burtoni: Every time Ono opened up his befuddled mouth, it gave us another quote to use in our fundraising. Why would we kill our best source of income?
  • A Lighter Shade of Grey: Unlike some other senators who want the war to continue, like Lott Dodd, Gume Saam, and Nix Card, she is not a secret Separatist and is loyal to the Republic.
  • Take That!: Her name, in conjunction with her corrupt views, may be one to the real-world oil company, Halliburton.
  • War for Fun and Profit: She wants to keep the war going as long as possible and push through legislation in the senate that would authorize the creation of more clone troopers, which would result in a hefty profit for Kamino.

    Kharrus 

Senator Kharrus

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Species: Gran

Voiced by: Corey Burton
Appearances: The Clone Wars

"The last time I went on one of these ransom missions, I spent three weeks in a dungeon."

Kharrus was a Gran male politician who served as a senator of the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars in addition to being an ally of Chancellor Palpatine. He was killed by pirates on a mission to exchange one million credits of spice to the Hondo Ohnaka for Count Dooku.


  • Due to the Dead: Jar Jar and the clone troopers accompanying them bury Kharrus' body under a pile of rocks, which Jar Jar marks with the senator's staff.
    Jar Jar: Yousa find rest, Senator. Thosen with good in their heart always passen too soon. We be missing you, Senator.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: When their shuttle begins to crash, Kharrus gets out of his seat to assist Jar Jar and secures him safely, but when he gets back into his own seat and tries to secure himself, it malfunctions. He gets tossed around the shuttle when it crashes, which ends up killing him.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever mission he went on that got him locked up for three weeks in a dungeon.
  • Pet the Dog: He's an ally of Chancellor Palpatine, but doesn't waste time insulting Jar Jar while their ship is crashing. He simply gets up and makes sure the Gungan representative is secure.
  • Shout-Out: The topper of his staff is the Staff of Ra from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He appeared in the background of a few episodes before dying in "The Gungan General" after only a couple minutes of screentime.

    Danry Ledwellow 

Senator Danry Ledwellow

Homeworld: Er'Kit

Appearances: Commander

Danry Ledwellow was the representative of Er'Kit in the Galactic Senate. Shortly before the Clone Wars, he took bribes from Thalassian slavers to allow them to operate without disruption on his homeworld in exchange for a private army of Separatist hailfire droids. Eventually, his collaboration with the slavers was discovered by Republic officials and he was arrested on a charge of corruption, also losing his position as senator. His private army fell into the hands of Blood Dawn slavers on Er'Kit, which would be demolished by Saponza's Gang during the Galactic Civil War.


  • Canon Immigrant: He first appeared in the original HoloNet News broadcast issues that were building up to the release of Attack of the Clones.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He took bribes to let slavers to their work on his homeworld all so that he could get a private army made up of droids from the enemy government.

    Zinn Paulness 

Senator Zinn Paulness

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Stephen Stanton ("Heroes on Both Sides"), Jason Spisak ("Pursuit of Peace")
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Zinn Paulness was a senator in the Galactic Republic representing an unknown world. He participated in many senatorial decisions during the Clone Wars, including supporting the deregulation of the banks in order to increase clone trooper production and rejecting the proposed peace treaty with the Separatist Parliament after an attack on the Coruscant power generator by Separatist military.


  • Distressed Dude: He was one of the senators held hostage by Cad Bane.
  • Mythology Gag: His design is based off of concept art for an Alderaanian aide in Revenge of the Sith.
  • Recurring Extra: He appears in several episodes of The Clone Wars, but only has a handful of speaking lines in two episodes in which he serves as a minor political opponent of Padmé.
  • Tuckerization: Of Paul Zinnes, the digital asset supervisor of The Clone Wars.

     Kin Robb 

Senator Kin Robb

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Anna Graves
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Kin Robb was a senator who is acquainted and often allied with Padmé Amidala and Duchess Satine Kryze. She was present at a number of significant events throughout the Clone Wars, including the attacks by Cad Bane and Death Watch, the Zillo Beast incident, and the trial of Ahsoka Tano, where she was a member of the jury.


  • Collared by Fashion: Her outfit includes a high collar.
  • Distressed Damsel: She is one of the senators taken hostage by Cad Bane in "Hostage Crisis" and is also attacked by assassin probe droids aboard the Coronet.
  • Large and in Charge: She's a senator and stands at a height of 6'6", which is very unusual for a human woman.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a tall purple one.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She's a politician who is always seen wearing purple. Interestingly, purple is said to be the color of administration on Taris, which she was senator of in Legends.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, she represents Taris in the Senate. It's unclear if this is still the case in the Canon.
  • War Hawk: Usually inverted, except for one notable instance. Senator Robb is closely acquainted with Padmé Amidala, who prefers diplomatic approaches, and appears to support many of her campaigns and ideals, in particular Padmé's successful appeal to decrease military spending. However, when she learns that the Separatists have taken control of the Banking Clans, she is one of the first to declare that the Republic invade Scipio to take them back.


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