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Naboo
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Location: Naboo System, Chommell Sector, Mid Rim
Native species: Human (Naboo), Gungan, Elders
Fauna: Blarth, Bogwing, Colo claw fish, Doo, Faa, Falumpaset, Fambaa, Golden pheasant, Gualama, Guarlara, Ikopi, Kaadu, Laa, Mee, Mott, Nuna, Opee sea killer, Pikobi, Ray, Sando aqua monster, See, Soo, Shaak, Slitherfish, Slug-beetle, Tee, Tusk-cat, Veermok, Yobshrimp
Capitals: Theed (Naboo), Otoh Gunga (Gungan)

"Naboo represents the best of the Old Republic."
Princess Leia Organa

A beautiful pastoral world near the border of the Outer Rim systems, Naboo is an elective monarchy and a major exporter of plasma. It rose to prominence under the Republic when the Trade Federation blockaded the world during a trade dispute, which was the first stage in Naboo native Sheev Palpatine's plan to become ruler of the galaxy. Following the Galactic Civil War, Naboo was among the first worlds to join the New Republic, eager to erase its association with the tyranny of Emperor Palpatine. Naboo is orbited by three moons: Veruna, Onoam and Ohma-D'un.

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  • Arcadia: Naboo is a very beautiful and idyllic planet; the Lake Country in particular is depicted as a peaceful and pristine environment relatively isolated from wider society, with rolling hills, waterfalls, lush meadows and animals frolicking. Once you get beneath the ocean surface, though...
  • Authority in Name Only / Puppet King: Under the Empire, Naboo's monarchs were reduced to this, with Moffs and other Imperial officials taking up the important tasks and the monarch being more of a figurehead than anything else.
  • Beneath the Earth: Of the flooded variety. The Gungan cities are actually fairly close to the surface. Below, the planet is a strangely porous tangle of caverns inhabited by gigantic fish and Kaiju-style monsters. Those living on the paradisiacal surface apparently never even see these things, as they happily build their cities and homes along the shorelines of bodies of water that lead into this monster-filled underworld.
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  • Bubblegloop Swamp: Certain areas of Naboo – primarily those inhabited by the Gungans – are covered in swampland.
  • Crystal Spires and Togas: One of the most prominent examples in Star Wars. Even the comparatively more 'primitive' Gungans have highly advanced technology, but the clothing and architecture of the planet wouldn't look out of place in the Renaissance.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Monarchs of Naboo are democratically elected, and can serve up to two terms. Sounds a lot like a certain country...
  • Elective Monarchy: Naboo elects Kings or Queens every two years.
  • Improbable Age: Naboo really seems to have a thing for absurdly youthful politicians; Padmé was only fourteen when she was elected the ruler of a planet, Neeyutnee looks like a pre-teen, and Apailana was only twelve. This is because they believe that children have an uncorrupted soul and mind, thereby making unbiased decisions and always striving for morality and peace.
  • Irony: Naboo's culture places emphasis on peace and diplomacy, and they are very loyal to the Republic and ideals of democracy. As it turns out, the guy who was once their Senator is a Sith Lord who orchestrates not only the invasion of his own planet but the entire Clone Wars, and later completely dismantles the democracy to install a totalitarian Empire. This isn't lost on the people of Naboo; during the final days of the Empire, Queen Soruna expresses shame over the fact one of their own was responsible for so much death and suffering.
  • Letter Motif: Feminine first names ending in an "é" seem to be common for human women from Naboo (for example, amongst Padmé Amidala's handmaidens, Teckla Minnau is the only one who doesn't have a name ending in "é"). Star Wars: Queen's Shadow explained that this was a special case, as all the handmaidens altered their own names as a sign of loyalty to Padmé.
  • Light Is Good: The Naboo hold an annual celebration known as the Festival of Light to commemorate the planet joining the Republic, which includes Fantastic Fireworks displays. In The Clone Wars episode "Crisis on Naboo", the 847th Festival is held (ironically, within a year the Republic had become the Galactic Empire).
  • Multicultural Alien Planet: Naboo has two distinct cultures: the culture of the human inhabitants (known as Nabooians or just the Naboo) and the culture of the Gungan species. Long ago, there were also the Elder species, though little is known about them.
  • Pacifist: Naboo believes in peace, and doesn't have a standing army, with only a small royal security force and a starfighter corps. This makes things problematic when the Trade Federation begins their blockade. That being said, the Naboo manage to prove during both the Trade Federation occupation and the Galactic Civil War that just because they don't like to start fights, it doesn't mean they won’t end them.
  • Paradise Planet: Naboo is rich in natural beauty, featuring lush swamps, rolling grasslands, deep mysterious oceans, picturesque lake districts and a vast array of fascinating wildlife. For good measure, the cities of both the Naboo and the Gungans are prime sources of Scenery Porn, the former emphasizing grand stucco domes and wide sunlit boulevards, the latter making use of underwater structures made of luminescent bubbles. Naboo culture tends to be quite progressive and idealistic, encouraging children to get involved in public service at a young age and even electing pre-teens and teenagers to important leadership positions if they have the skills, maturity and dedication. That said, you might want to be careful of travelling through the planet's core, which is far more hostile compared to the surface.
  • Precursors: A race of reptilian humanoids known as the Elders once inhabited Naboo. Little is known about them other than that they came into conflict with the Gungans and left behind ruins on the surface with giant statues of their faces.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: Monarchs of Naboo generally wear very elaborate clothing and accessories that make them look larger than life. They also usually wear distinctive make-up, including white face-paint, stylised beauty marks and a symbolic 'scar' painted on their lower lip. Different monarchs may have variations on this make-up, but the basic design is always the same.
  • La Résistance: During the Trade Federation's occupation of the planet, members of the royal court, including the Royal Security Forces and at least one of the Queen's handmaidens, led an underground resistance movement against the Federation, buying time until Queen Amidala returned from Coruscant. When she did return, she brought a Gungan army with her and led the resistance in storming the palace.
  • Shining City:
    • Its capital city of Theed (as seen in the picture) comes across as this. Naturally, it's one of the first places the Trade Federation target when they invade the planet; after Naboo's liberation, Theed hosts a big parade where the Naboo and the Gungans come together to celebrate their victory and new alliance.
    • The Gungan capital of Otoh Gunga is this too, actually being a near-literal example – its lights make it glow in the gloomy water of the lake. Due to being situated underwater, it's seen as a safe haven from the droid armies and Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are briefly able to find refuge there, though eventually the Gungans are forced to evacuate to the surface.
  • Shiny-Looking Spaceships: Vessels from Naboo all share a very sleek and shiny chrome aesthetic.
  • Sigil Spam: The flower-like Naboo emblem gets put on a lot of things from Naboo, particularly clothes and accessories. Both Padmé Amidala and Teckla Minnau wear garments covered in the emblem, its prominently featured in fireworks displays for the Festival of Light and Queen Neeyutnee even has the symbol painted on her forehead.
  • Weather-Control Machine: Twenty days after the Battle of Endor, the Empire used weather-altering satellites orbiting Naboo to create massive storms that threatened to destroy the planet, as part of Operation: Cinder. Fortunately, a Rebel fleet led by Queen Soruna, Princess Leia and Shara Bey were able to destroy the satellites, saving Naboo.

Royal House of Naboo

    Yram 

Queen Yram

A Queen of Naboo that reigned some years before King Veruna.


  • Canon Immigrant: She was first mentioned in the Legends novel Darth Plagueis.
  • The Good Queen: Apparently, because no one has any problem about putting up a monument in memory of her on a prestigious university campus.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: An obelisk on Theed University campus was erected in her name sometime after she passed away.

    Veruna 

King Veruna

Appearances: Tarkinnote 

The last King of Naboo prior to Queen Amidala's reign and the subsequent Invasion of Naboo, having served for thirteen years.


  • Corrupt Politician: Has yet to be explicitly said in canon, but Palpatine implies in Tarkin that he's as slimy as he was in Legends, stating that he's been "embroiled" with the Trade Federation and foreign bankers in regards to Naboo's major plasma exports.
  • End of an Era: He was the last (known) King of Naboo, likely because of his foreign affairs scandal as mentioned below in Schrödinger's Canon. This led to his 0% Approval Rating and the idea of young women being elected as monarchs in belief that they were Incorruptible Pure Pureness, as well as the establishing of monarchs only being able to serve for two four-year terms at max and Naboo exiting isolation. The ordeal is what helped make Padmé so ideal besides her competence and compassion.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: There's a moon of Naboo named Veruna, meaning it was either named after his family (though considering Veruna ruled recently and probably gave his family a bad name, you'd think the people of Naboo would change the moon's name) or his family got their name from the moon.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: His first name is presumably Ars, and his family is House Veruna, which has a history of conflict with the Gungans.

    Réillata 

Queen Réillata

Appearances: Queen's Shadow

Queen of Naboo sometime before the Trade Federation blockade when Padmé Amidala was a young girl. She was later re-elected four years after the Trade Federation blockade, succeeding Queen Amidala.


  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Subverted. When she is re-elected as queen, she is almost twenty-three. This is seen as a bit old for the position, but after a few months as senator on Coruscant, Padmé starts to see that this is still rather young compared to other leadership positions in the galaxy. She would've been quite young the first time she was elected as queen though (Padmé recalls that Réillata was in office when she herself was just a child and Réillata is only about five years older than her).
  • The High Queen: Downplayed. Although Padmé and her handmaidens think she's okay for a queen, they would rather have had the newcomer Jamillia over her being re-elected. At the very least, it's mentioned that Réillata's first term as queen was a stable one and we hear nothing untoward about her second term, either.
  • Hypothetical Casting: E.K Johnston has stated that she based Réillata's appearance upon Arden Cho.
  • Improbable Age: At nearly twenty-three, she's actually regarded as being slightly older than average for Naboo's monarchs. However, Padmé later notes that she's unusually young compared to most politicians from other worlds.
  • Minor Major Character: Though she doesn't get that much page-time in Queen's Shadow, she asked Padmé to represent Naboo in the Senate and things went from there.
  • Nepotism: It's mentioned that one of her handmaidens is her niece.
  • Opera: After finishing her first run as Queen of Naboo, she had a career as an opera singer.
  • Remember the New Guy?: In Legends, the queen that directly succeeded Padmé and asked her to serve in the Senate was Jamillia. In Canon, the previously never-mentioned Réillata is retconned as being this queen. It works out alright, as in Attack of the Clones Padmé simply refers to "the queen" when she's talking to Anakin about joining the Senate (although the timeline of when she was queen does cause some continuity errors).

    Padmé Amidala 

Queen Padmé Amidala

    Jamillia 

Queen Jamillia

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Portrayed by: Ayesha Dharker
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

"We must keep our faith in the Republic. The day we stop believing democracy can work is the day we lose it."

Queen of Naboo prior to the start of the Clone Wars.


  • The Cameo: She is mentioned in Queen's Shadow as having ran against Réillata in the queen election succeeding Padmé. Padmé and her handmaidens wanted her to win over Réillata being re-elected, and it was expected that she would win in the next election.
  • Cool Crown: She wears a large crown that looks like a giant fan or fins.
  • The High Queen: Encourages Padmé to keep faith in the Republic, and hope that the creation of an army and war with the Separatists could still be prevented.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: When she meets with Padmé and Anakin in Naboo's palace, she's wearing an impractically fancy black and white gown with shoulder pads and sparkly Gem-Encrusted adornments.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: As is the norm for Queens of Naboo.
  • Superior Successor: Downplayed. Padmé and her handmaidens think she's a better choice as queen than Réillata and supported her in the election after Padmé's term ended.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She is out of power not long after the Clone Wars start, with no indication as to why she was no longer queen. It's likely that her term as queen simply ended and she stepped down.

    Neeyutnee 

Queen Neeyutnee

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Voiced by: Jameelah McMillan
Appearances: The Clone Wars

"I need you to convince the Senate, or the Jedi Council, or whoever is in charge of this terrible war that we are threatened."

Queen of Naboo during the Clone Wars, Neeyutnee relied heavily on the advice of Padmé Amidala to navigate the crisis.


  • Ambiguously Brown: Given her resemblance to her voice actor, she doesn't seem to be white.
  • Cool Crown: Not nearly as fancy as some of Padmé's, but still pretty cool.
  • Crazy-Prepared: According to Queen Soruna in Shattered Empire, Neeyutnee moved starfighter operations away from Theed during the war, allowing a group of N-1 starfighters to be hidden but available even after the Empire demilitarized Naboo. Not long after the Battle of Endor (at least 23 years after her term had ended), this hidden hangar proves instrumental in saving Naboo when the Empire tries to destroy it via Operation: Cinder.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A bit of one.
    Padmé: We came as soon as we could, my lady. Have you found any more droids?
    Neeyutnee: Only the three, but you can be sure they aren't tourists.
  • The High Queen: She does everything in her power to ensure Naboo's safety, and presents an unflinching calm in all situations.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She looks a bit like her voice actor (ignoring the make-up, of course).
  • Schrödinger's Canon: According to Legends All There in the Manual, she stepped down after serving one term. Why she stepped down was never explained either.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Queen Jamillia, who appeared in Attack of the Clones.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: At the end of the Clone Wars, she has been replaced by Queen Apailana.

    Apailana 

Queen Apailana

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Portrayed by: Keisha Castle-Hughes
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

The Queen of Naboo during the final days of the Clone Wars and the early days of the Galactic Empire. She attended the funeral of Senator Padmé Amidala after the senator's death.


  • All There in the Manual: She has/had suspicions about Padmé's death and suspects that the claim she was killed by rogue Jedi was a cover story.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: If you thought Padmé was young when she was elected Queen, Apailana is only twelve when she takes office.
  • Cool Crown: She wears a Shiraya fan headdress during Padmé's funeral, which is similar to the one Padmé wore in The Phantom Menace.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: Her headdress includes large feathers.
  • Improbable Age: Was about twelve when she was elected as the new Queen of Naboo.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: In Twilight Company, the Rebellion has a ship named Apailana's Promise.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: During Padmé's funeral, she wears a shiny, silver-and-purple kimono-like dress with massive sleeves. It's similar in style to a dress Padmé wore in The Phantom Menace when she was Queen of Naboo.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: Given that a rebel ship in Twilight Company is named Apailana's Promise, it seems to point at Apailana being involved with the Rebellion at some point. In Legends, she helped shelter Jedi fugitives after Order 66 and was killed while helping defend them, though considering how the Empire is apparently much more strict on Naboo in canon, it is looking unlikely that sheltering Jedi is still the case.
  • Shout-Out: Her name is a Tuckerization of Keisha Castle-Hughes' Star-Making Roleinvoked in Whale Rider, Pai Apirana.
  • Woman in White: Wears entirely white and silver, save for some purple adornments, during Padmé's funeral.

    Dalné 

Queen Dalné

The Queen of Naboo in the eve of the Galactic Civil War.


  • Authority in Name Only: She's well aware she's this under the Empire and is very frustrated by it.
  • The High Queen: She tries to be this. Unfortunately, she's nothing more than a Puppet King as she doesn't want the Empire getting on Naboo's back if she does something that sets them off. She jumps at the chance to help Leia on her relief mission, as this will actually allow her something meaningful to do.
  • Improbable Age: She's around Leia's age of sixteen when we meet her in Leia, Princess of Alderaan.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: She is cautious about doing anything to set off the Empire and is sceptical she can actually enforce any real positive changes, but she keeps trying to help Naboo anyway, especially with Leia's encouragement.
  • Puppet King: Sure, she's got a fancy title and lives in a nice palace, but she has no meaningful duties to perform as Queen as the Empire has taken those tasks up. And she knows she can't overstep her boundaries, as even a minor assertion that Naboo can do what it wants could be seen as an insurrection and land them in huge trouble.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Downplayed. Under the Empire, Dalné's role is largely ceremonial, but she does try to be actively involved in serving her people. She eagerly accompanies Princess Leia on her relief mission to Onoam and personally meets with Moff Panaka to persuade him to intervene when she learns of the ill-treatment of the miners. After Panaka is assassinated, Leia convinces her to try and put measures in place to protect the miners before a new Moff is installed.

    Sosha Soruna 

Queen Sosha Soruna

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Appearances: Shattered Empire | Battlefront IInote 

"Your visit, your words, are honey not just to ourselves, but to our people, Princess Leia."

The Queen of Naboo shortly after the Battle of Endor. She quickly aligned her world with the New Republic after a diplomatic visit from Princess Leia Organa.


  • Action Girl: She's actually a trained starfighter pilot.
    Queen Soruna: I was combat-certified the year before I was elected.
  • Alliterative Name: Sosha Soruna
  • The Cameo: Her Naboo Starfighter from Inferno Squad's perspective of the Battle of Naboo during Operation: Cinder in Battlefront II can be seen, though she isn't heard and you have to destroy the satellites yourself even though she canonically destroyed the last one.
  • Cool Crown: She wears a fancy-looking black and gold headdress that drapes around her torso.
  • The High Queen: Like her predecessors. She insists on personally taking part in the mission to stop the Empire's attempt to destroy Naboo and is quick to ally with the New Republic.
  • My Greatest Failure: Something of a meta-example; she's deeply ashamed that Darth Sidious was born on Naboo.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: Like previous queens, she wears a Pimped-Out Dress, a Cool Crown and the traditional white face make-up with a red, symbolic 'scar' bisecting her lip, as part of her formal attire. She wipes off her makeup and changes into a far more practical outfit before the mission to destroy the satellites.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Accompanied Leia and Shara Bey in a mission to destroy the Empire's Weather-Control Machine that was causing hurricanes and floods alongside Naboo.
    Queen Soruna: I would no sooner ask one of [my servants] to sacrifice what I'm unwilling to sacrifice myself.
  • Stylish Protection Gear: Her starfighter pilot outfit is far more practical than her queenly raiment, but still elegant and fashionable, including of a high-necked black vest, red pants, a gold belt and leather bracers.

Naboo Royal Advisory Council

    Sio Bibble 

Governor Sio Bibble

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Species: Human

Portrayed by: Oliver Ford Davies
Appearances: The Phantom Menace | Queen's Shadow | Attack of the Clones | The Clone Wars | Revenge of the Sith

"We're a democracy! The people have decided!"

During the Blockade of Naboo, he was the governor of Naboo and a member of the queen's Royal Advisory Council.


  • All There in the Script: He is only ever called "Governor" on-screen.
  • Badass Pacifist: Despite his revulsion towards violence he's not above talking firmly towards Gunray making clear that he and his people will never comply with the Federation's orders.
  • The Cameo: He makes a background appearance in The Clone Wars episode "Crisis on Naboo".
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a staunch supporter of democracy and his people.
  • Defiant Captive: Towards the Trade Federation when they take him hostage, refusing to give in to their demands and attempting to reason with them.
  • The Good Chancellor: He helps guide the young Queen Amidala during her rule, is a firm believer in democracy, and remains behind during the invasion of Naboo to defend his suffering people against the Trade Federation.
  • Holding Out for a Hero: Subverted; though he appears in a holographic message pleading for Queen Amidala to contact him and help their suffering people during the Trade Federation occupation of Naboo, it's actually a forgery sent by Darth Maul to lure the queen out of hiding. In reality, he's doing everything in his power to talk some sense into the Federation on his own.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: More outspoken than most, but he's willing to cooperate with the Jedi if it means the Queen's safety.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After the Phantom Menace and his small cameo in Clone Wars we never see him again making his actual status a mystery.
  • Wizard Beard: Has a pointed beard to this effect, though he has no supernatural powers.

    Donta Gesset 

Governor Donta Gesset

Species: Human

Appearances: Shattered Empire

"Princess Leia Organa! I am Governor Donta Gesset. On behalf of Queen Soruna, it is our pleasure to welcome you to Naboo!"

The governor of Naboo by the time of the Battle of Endor.


  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: Downplayed. He holds the position of Governor, serving as an advisor to the monarch and dealing with day-to-day administration.
  • Number Two: To Queen Soruna.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's only too happy to see Princess Leia and Shara Bey following the Battle of Endor, eagerly welcoming her to Naboo and escorting her to see the Queen.

Royal Naboo Security Forces

    Quarsh Panaka 

Captain / Moff Quarsh Panaka

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Portrayed by: Hugh Quarshie

The head of Naboo's Royal Security Forces and Queen Amidala's royal bodyguard during the Trade Federation's invasion of Naboo. Following the rise of the Empire, Emperor Sheev Palpatine appointed Panaka as Moff.


  • Affably Evil: As an Imperial Moff, he still acts the same as he did as a royal bodyguard two decades ago. Dalné believes he is a decent man and knows he isn't corrupt (though he still turns a blind eye to some of it while stomping out the rest), but he's strongly loyal to Palpatine.
  • All There in the Manual: The reference book Star Wars: Complete Locations reveals that he became a Moff under the Empire.
  • Badass Normal: He is a very skilled soldier who helped command the counterattack against the Trade Federation's invasion.
  • Canon Immigrant: His behavior as an Imperial is carried over from Legends. He is very loyal to Palpatine under belief that the Empire is an improvement on peace and security from the Republic, but is still a Reasonable Authority Figure (albeit turns a blindeye to the Empire's actions) and decent guy. He and Leia even both interact in regards to how the Empire has affected Naboo and why he is loyal to the Empire, and he does seem a bit bitter about the death of Padmé, which Leia tries to use to attempt to Heel–Face Turn him in Legends. Although, in the Canon, he is killed after he realizes Leia is Padmé's daughter, leaving it unknown as to what he would have done with that information.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: He frequently opposes Qui-Gon's decisions, yet they all turn out to be beneficial (if risky) to the group as a whole.
  • Death by Adaptation: Panaka lives to see the fall of the Galactic Empire in Legends, even meeting Leia, who now knows her heritage as Padmé's daughter. In the Canon, he is killed in a Partisan attack 7 years before Palpatine's demise, though he does figure out that Leia is the daughter of Padmé.
  • Death by Secret Identity: He dies shortly after figuring out that Leia is Padmé's daughter.
  • Determined Defeatist: Doubts the Jedi's judgment and isn't all that confident that Naboo's security is strong enough to stand against a droid army, but presses on anyway.
  • Dramatic Drop: Barely manages to avoid one, although he still accidentally spills tea on himself, when he meets Leia, because she looks like Padmé.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He has a wife, Captain Mariek Panaka.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He became a Moff during the reign of the Empire. He is a staunch and loyal follower of Palpatine, though he believes that the Empire is a force of good and he's about as reasonable as a loyal Imperial officer can be.
  • Informed Ability: His profile on the Star Wars Databank calls him "the quickest eyes on Naboo", yet he's shown in The Phantom Menace to be no better or worse a shot than any of his men.
  • Internal Reveal: It's never explicitly stated (since a younger Leia is the protagonist and all), but it's pretty obvious in Leia, Princess of Alderaan that he figured out Leia is Padmé's daughter.
  • Meaningful Name: "Panaca" is the name given to the ancient Incan royal families, and given that he's the head of Naboo's royal bodyguards, it fits.
  • Nice Hat: He wears one as part of his uniform.
  • Number Two: To Padmé in The Phantom Menace, sharing the role with Sabé. He's in charge of Padmé's security and is also there to offer her advice (and butt heads with Qui-Gon).
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Regarded as one of the most moral and just Moffs in the Empire, as he rules Naboo peacefully and although he is forced to let some corruption slide he hates it and squashes what he can. Most of the leaders of the emerging rebellion, including Bail and Breha Organa, think they could convince him to change sides, and are outraged when Saw's Partisans assassinate him by blowing up his house.
  • Sour Supporter: Has no problem butting heads with Qui-Gon whenever he thinks the Jedi's actions would somehow endanger the Queen.
  • Tuckerization: His first name is Quarsh, which is derived from his actor's last name.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's loyal to Queen Amidala to the point of contention with Qui-Gon.
  • Unfortunate Names: In Brazilian Portuguese, "panaca" is a slang for "douchebag". The Brazilian dub changed his name to Panassi as a result.
    • Although from the point of view of the Partisans, this name would be fitting...
  • You Remind Me of X: When he meets Leia, he's caught off-guard by her physical appearance and apologizes, saying that she reminds him of someone. After asking about her adoption, Panaka has clearly figured out she is Padmé's daughter, but is assassinated minutes later before he can do anything with the information.

    Ric Olié 

Ric Olié

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Portrayed by: Ralph Brown
Appearances: The Phantom Menace

A veteran of the Naboo Space Fighter Corps and pilot of Queen Amidala's royal starship.


  • Ace Pilot: According to the official Star Wars Databank, he is able to pilot any craft on Naboo.
  • Captain Obvious: Has a habit of uttering obvious facts as they happen, such as, "There's the blockade!" "That's it... Tatooine," and, "We didn't hit it!"
  • Career-Ending Injury: According to Queen's Shadow, he retired from his position as Amidala's pilot not long after the Battle of Naboo due to an ear injury.
  • Cool Starship: The Naboo starships he pilots are some of the sleekest in the saga, such as the N-1 starfighter and Queen Amidala's royal transport.
  • Mr. Exposition: He points out to Anakin that Coruscant is one big city.
  • Satellite Character: His role in The Phantom Menace is mainly to serve as Queen Amidala's pilot, humor Anakin for a scene or two, and state the obvious.
  • Supporting Leader: He is Bravo Leader in the Bravo Flight squadron during the fight against the Trade Federation Droid Control Ship.

    Tonra 

Captain Tonra

Portrayed by: Richard Armitage

An officer of the Naboo Royal Security Forces.


  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In Legends, there is no indication of any sort of relationship between him and Sabé, save maybe a professional one. In Canon, they become close friends and eventually lovers.
  • Amicable Exes: At the time of Padmé's death, he and Sabé have been separated for some time, but still have affection for each other and go into hiding together.
  • Ascended Extra: In The Phantom Menace he's a background character who doesn't even have a name. In Queen's Shadow he's finally given a name and has a much larger role.
  • Office Romance: He works in close proximity with Sabé, resulting in them having a romantic relationship.
  • Rank Up: He starts Queen's Shadow as a sergeant and is later promoted to captain.
  • Slave Liberation: Type 2. He helps Sabé buy and free slaves on Tatooine.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sabé, declaring that he will follow her anywhere and protect her. At the end of Queen's Shadow, he willingly goes into hiding with her to try and find out what really happened to Padmé following her death.
    "I will go with Sabé wherever she needs me to go. And I imagine that she will guard my back as well as I will guard hers."

    Gregar Typho 

Captain Gregar Typho

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Portrayed by: Jay Laga'aia

A officer of the Naboo Royal Security Forces and the head of Padmé's security after she becomes senator. He is the nephew of Captain Panaka.


  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Padmé is fully capable of taking care of herself. Typho is more focused on keeping her from going into situations she has to defend herself in.
    Obi-Wan: I do hope [Anakin] doesn't try anything foolish.
    Typho: I'd be more concerned about her doing something than him.
  • Demoted to Extra: He has much less screentime in Revenge of the Sith than his appearances in Attack of the Clones and The Clone Wars.
  • Eye Scream: According to Queen's Shadow, he lost his eye fighting against the Trade Federation in the Battle of Naboo.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He is missing his left eye, and has a metal patch over it.
  • Properly Paranoid: He is very concerned about attempts on Padmé's life, and he is frustrated that Padmé is not.
    Padmé: Captain Typho — you worry too much!
    Typho: Or maybe not enough.
  • Rank Up: He was a sergeant before being selected by Padmé's as Panaka's replacement, promoting him to captain.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In Canon, it's revealed he's related (at least by marriage) to Padmé's handmaiden Versé.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, he was in love with Padmé, though he never revealed his feelings due to their difference in station.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The precautions he took to keep Padmé safe in Attack of the Clones end up saving her life, greatly altering the overarching story.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Seemingly so. In Legends he was killed during a confrontation with Darth Vader a few years after the Empire's formation (he having sought revenge against him for Padmé's death); in canon, this never occurs and it is assumed he is still alive.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He replaced Captain Panaka in Attack of the Clones when Hugh Quarshie declined to return. Apart from being a bit nicer, Typho is essentially the same character and was eventually even established to be his nephew. However, since there's a Time Skip and the Queen of Naboo tends to be replaced in practically every film separated with a Time Skipnote , this change is actually not very strange at all. Queen's Shadow would later explain that towards the end of Padmé's term as queen, Panaka retired as Padmé's head of security and Typho was selected as his replacement.
  • Tempting Fate: After landing on Coruscant with Padmé without an attack occurring:
    Typho: I guess I was wrong. There was no danger at all. [cue massive explosion]
  • You Did Everything You Could: He essentially tells Padmé there was nothing she could've done after Cordé is killed and urges her to get to safety, coaxing her out of her Heroic BSoD.
    "This vote is very important. You did your duty. Cordé did her's."

    Mariek Panaka 

Captain Mariek Panaka

Appearances: Queen's Shadow

The wife of Captain Quarsh Panaka and Padmé Amidala's head of security when she first became a senator. She is also the aunt of Versé, one of Padmé's handmaidens, and personally recommended her to the young senator's service.


  • Action Girl: She is a captain in Naboo's Royal Security Forces and opposed the Trade Federation during their invasion of the planet.
  • Hypothetical Casting: E.K Johnston based her upon Rachel House.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Queen's Shadow is the first time she is mentioned and it's established there that she is Captain Panaka's wife and was Padmé's head of security when she first became a senator (by the time of Attack of the Clones, Mariek's nephew Gregar Typho had been promoted to the position).
  • La Résistance: It's mentioned that she was a member of Naboo's underground resistance during the Trade Federation occupation.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unknown what happened to Mariek during her husband's tenure as an Imperial Moff which ended in his death at the hands of the Partisans.

Naboo Royal Handmaidens

    In General 
  • Amazon Brigade: The Queen's handmaidens are all trained combatants and fight alongside the Royal Security forces in the Battle of Theed, looking fabulous in the process.
  • Anyone Can Die: Due to their dual role as bodyguards for the queen/senator, they are sometimes put in harm's way and not all of them make it out. During the Separatist Crisis and the Clone Wars, Cordé, Versé, Teckla Minnau and Duja are all killed in the line of duty.
  • Living Props: Queen, later Senator, Amidala's handmaidens exist to follow her around and form an attractive background for her dramatic fashion sense. However, they also serve as bodyguards and occasionally decoys in times of danger.
  • Meaningful Rename: It's revealed in Queen's Shadow that many of Padmé's handmaidens altered their public names to end in 'mé' or 'é' as a show of loyalty to their mistress.
  • One Name Only: Given that their names are similar to Padmé who also has a last name, they presumably have last names of their own, but with the exception of Teckla Minnau, they're never mentioned. Queen's Shadow would finally explain that they take on new names as an indication of their loyalty to Queen Amidala.
  • Undying Loyalty: Just about all of them are this to Padmé.
    • Sabé and Dormé willingly act as Padmé's decoy on a regular basis — a position in which a major part of the job description is "absorb deadly attacks and/or torture that was intended for the Queen".
    • Cordé is actually killed protecting Padmé and is so devoted to her, she even apologises for dying in the line of duty.
    • Even though Teckla thinks it is a bad idea to work with Rush Clovis, she assists Padmé in aiding Rush's plan to steal data files from the InterGalactic Banking Clan.

    Sabé 

Tsabin "Sabé"

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Portrayed by: Keira Knightley
Appearances: The Phantom Menace | Queen's Shadow

"Viceroy! Your occupation here has ended."

The most important of Queen Amidala's bodyguards. During the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo, Sabé becomes a decoy disguised as the Queen, while Amidala hides amongst her own royal handmaidens with her less formal name, Padmé Naberrie. She continued to serve Padmé for some time after she became Naboo's senator.


  • Action Girl: Like all the Queen's other handmaidens, Sabé is handy with a blaster. During the assault on the Naboo royal palace, she leads one of the attack teams and provides a critical distraction that allows Padmé to capture Nute Gunray and several other Nemoidians.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Downplayed. In both Canon and Legends she is called Sabé, but the canonical Queen's Shadow reveals that unlike in Legends, Sabé is actually just her public name which she took as a show of loyalty to Padmé; her original name is actually Tsabin.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In Legends, there is no indication of any sort of relationship between her and Tonra, save maybe a professional one. In Canon, they become close friends and eventually lovers.
  • Amicable Exes: At the time of Padmé's death, she and Tonra have been separated for some time, but still have affection for each other and go into hiding together.
  • Bi the Way: In Queen's Shadow, she starts dating a man, but it's also stated that she's attracted to women and it's also possible that she's attracted to Padmé.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just as Padmé has been captured by Nute Gunray, she bursts into the room still pretending to be Queen Amidala and shoots two battle droids. Mistaking Padmé for a decoy, Gunray orders the droids to follow Sabé, giving Padmé a chance to reach hidden blasters and take him into custody.
  • Bling of War: Her combat dress is quite elaborate and heavily adorned; she also fights in full make-up. This actually serves a practical purpose - it means the Trade Federation is focused upon her, whilst the real Queen is disguised as a handmaiden in a plainer outfit.
  • Body Double: She looks nearly identical to Queen Amidala, allowing her to serve effectively as this. Apparently, the costume and makeup departments did such a good job making Keira Knightley look identical to Natalie Portman that her own mother couldn't tell them apart on set.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Padmé is more than capable of taking care of herself, but Sabé and the other handmaidens provide crucial support a couple of times.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's able to effectively communicate with Padmé and receive instructions using coded conversations, as well as play the part of the Queen, without giving away that she's a decoy. She also quickly becomes suspicious of the Empire's 'official' claim that Padmé was killed by rogue Jedi.
  • Broken Pedestal: She is deeply disappointed and upset when she learns Captain Panaka has become an Imperial collaborator.
  • But Now I Must Go: At the end of Queen's Shadow, she goes into hiding with Tonra after Padmé's funeral to find out what really happened to her and is contacted by Bail Organa.
  • Decoy Leader: She serves as this to Queen Amidala for many scenes in The Phantom Menace, for her protection. According to Word of God, the only time Padmé actually appears as Queen before The Reveal is during her meeting with Senator Palpatine, her plea before the Galactic Senate, and when Anakin asks her to say goodbye to Padmé for him when he thinks they'll never see each other again.
  • Deuteragonist: Of Queen's Shadow, she being one of the most important and prominently featured characters after Padmé herself.
  • Defiant Captive: Towards Nute Gunray when the Trade Federation seize control of Theed.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: One of the outfits she wears while pretending to be the queen includes a large, feathered headdress.
  • Given Name Reveal: Queen's Shadow reveals that her original first name is Tsabin. She ends up returning to her old name to go into hiding, as all of her records now exist under her identity as Sabé and have removed any existence of her former name.
  • Good Guys Wear Black: The dress she wears during the protagonists' escape from Naboo is almost entirely black, save for some red and gold trimming. Her battle outfit also has a lot of black on it.
  • Heroic BSoD: She is utterly heartbroken by Padmé's untimely death, especially in conjunction with the fall of the Republic and rise of the tyrannical Empire. She spends much of the epilogue of Queen's Shadow (which takes place following the senator's funeral) in a state of grief and confusion, even considering ignoring Bail Organa's attempts to contact her. By the end however, she is resolved to go undercover and learn the truth about her friend's death.
  • In the Hood: She is seen wearing a hooded robe during the victory parade.
  • Interspecies Romance: It is mentioned in Queen's Shadow that she's attracted to some non-humans while also bisexual.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: Serves as one to Padmé in addition to her duties as a bodyguard and Body Double.
  • Lady of War: She is a refined and elegant Action Girl.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's presumably around the same age as Padmé to more closely resemble her; Padmé is fourteen during the The Phantom Menace and Sabé also participates in the Battle of Naboo.
  • Number Two: To Padmé in The Phantom Menace, sharing the role with Captain Panaka. She disguises herself as the queen when Padmé's life is threatened or when she wants to go undercover for more unofficial matters.
  • Office Romance: She works in close proximity with Tonra, resulting in them having a romantic relationship.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: She wears a few ostentatious and complex-looking dresses while pretending to be the Queen of Naboo. These dresses actually serve the practical purpose of hiding Sabé and Padmé's body differences to avoid suspicion.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Even tied back, her hair nearly reaches her waist.
  • Red Is Heroic: During the Battle of Naboo, her battle gear is mostly red and black.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: A bit of a one-sided example with Padmé. Particularly in Queen's Shadow, Sabé's devotion to her mistress can come off as rather intense at times; she even states she'd die for her. The fact she's canonically bisexual can potentially add another layer to her friendship with Padmé.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In the Legends continuity, after Padmé's death she continued to serve the new representative of Naboo, Jar Jar Binks. Suspecting foul play in Padmé's death, she teamed up with Bail, leading to her becoming a rebel agent as well as helping tutor Leia on etiquette and diplomacy. In Canon, she is still suspicious of Padmé's death and ends up being contacted by Bail, with the implication she will be involved with the Rebel Alliance. However, there is never any mention in Leia, Princess of Alderaan that Sabé was involved in Leia's life.
  • Slave Liberation: Type 2. At Padmé's request, Sabé spends months on Tatooine buying, freeing and helping re-settle slaves. She had also attempted to free Shmi Skywalker this way, but we already know this is unsuccessful.
  • Undying Loyalty: She is absolutely devoted to Padmé, repeatedly putting herself in harm's way to act as her decoy and willing to do anything she asks of her. She's notably the only one of the handmaidens who served Padmé when she was Queen Amidala to remain in her service once her two terms ended. Padmé herself is uncomfortable with the fact that Sabé would literally die for her, though she appreciates Sabé's friendship. After Padmé's death, Sabé is determined to find out what really happened to her.
    Sabé: She can order me to my death, and I will go. And she knows it. [...] As far as I can see, she will always pick Naboo, and I will always pick her.

    Rabé 

Rabé

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Portrayed by: Karol Cristina Da Silva
Appearances: The Phantom Menace | Queen's Shadow

"I'm sorry, Ani, but Padmé is not here right now."

One of Queen Amidala's handmaidens, who accompanies her to Coruscant. After the end of Queen Amidala's term, Rabé went on to study music at a prestigious academy in Theed.


  • Action Girl: She fights alongside Padmé during the Battle of Naboo.
  • Bit Character: Rabé is mostly a background character; her only lines are when she tells Queen Amidala that Anakin Skywalker has come to see Padmé (he being unaware they're the same person) as she prepares to address the Senate.
  • In the Hood: Like the other handmaidens, she's frequently seen wearing hoods.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: To Queen Amidala. As revealed in Queen's Shadow and supplementary material, she serves as the queen's wardrobe mistress, ensuring her (many) complex outfits were both fit for the occasion and provided protection, as well as arranging her elaborate hairstyles. She also helped Sabé dress up as the queen to act as a Decoy Leader.
  • Metaphorically True: She doesn't exactly lie to Anakin when she says Padmé isn't here, because in that moment Padmé is not really herself as Anakin knows her, but Queen Amidala.
  • Nerves of Steel: A flashback in Queen's Shadow depicts Rabé steadily applying Sabé's makeup as part of the decoy trick while the Trade Federation's droid army advances on the palace. She then calmly goes to join the other handmaidens in waiting for the army's arrival.
  • Put on a Bus: She didn't stay in Padmé's service after her two terms ended; Queen's Shadow mentions that she remained in Theed to study music.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears a dark red outfit during the Battle of Naboo.
  • Satellite Character: To Padmé.

    Eirtaé 

Eirtaé

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Portrayed by: Friday 'Liz' Wilson

One of Queen Amidala's handmaidens, who accompanies her to Coruscant. She was slightly notable for being the only handmaiden who does not bear a physical resemblance to the queen, she being a blue-eyed blonde. After the end of Queen Amidala's term, she went on to pursue art and science.


  • Action Girl: She's a member of one of the strike teams in the Battle of Naboo.
  • Bit Character: Like most of Amidala's handmaidens, she's mostly a background character with no lines. She gets a little bit more screen-time though, due to being one of the handmaidens who escapes from Naboo with Amidala.
  • In the Hood: Like the other handmaidens, she’s frequently seen wearing hoods.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: To Queen Amidala.
  • Oddball in the Series: Many of Amidala's handmaidens are brown-eyed brunettes and bear at least a passing resemblance to her, presumably so they can act as decoys during emergencies. However, Eirtaé stands out somewhat due to having blue eyes and fair hair (although she keeps her hair covered with a hood most of the time, it's clearly visible during the meeting with the Gungans and the Battle of Naboo).
  • Put on a Bus: It's mentioned in Queen's Shadow that after Padmé stepped down as queen, Eirtaé moved to Otoh Gunga to study art and science.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears a dark red outfit during the Battle of Naboo.
  • Satellite Character: To Padmé.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In the Legends continuity, she came from a wealthy family in a remote river valley and also ran for Queen of Naboo, though Padmé ultimately won the election. She initially resented Padmé for this, though the two soon became friends. She was also an expert on royal protocol and etiquette, often helping Padmé in this area.

    Saché and Yané 

Representative Saché and Yané

Saché portrayed by: Sofia Coppola
Yané portrayed by: Candice Orwell

Handmaidens to Queen Amidala, who remained behind when she fled to Coruscant. After the end of Queen Amidala's term, Saché entered the political field and Yané devoted her time to providing relief to Naboo's orphans.


  • Ascended Extra: They get a lot more focus and characterization in Queen's Shadow compared to The Phantom Menace.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Saché is the youngest of the royal handmaidens, akin to Legends with Yané, though Yané was the younger one in Legends.
  • Bit Character: In The Phantom Menace they are background characters with no lines and aren't even present in the second act, as they stayed behind on Naboo while Sabé (disguised as the Queen), Rabé and Eirtaé accompanied Padmé to Coruscant. They are later seen attending Qui-Gon's funeral.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Saché suffered this from the Trade Federation while Queen Amidala escaped off-world. She managed to endure it, refusing to name any members of the Royal Security Force, resulting in her getting scars.
  • Election Day Episode: Downplayed, as it is a B-plot throughout the Padmé-centric Queen's Shadow, but Saché wants to run for queen. It doesn't seem to work out, but she does become a representative for Naboo.
  • Friend to All Children: According to Queen's Shadow, Yané loves children and devotes a large chunk of her time helping orphans on Naboo, which she continued to do after she stopped being one of Padmé's handmaidens.
  • Harmful to Minors / Little Miss Badass: Saché was apparently only twelve years old during the Trade Federation occupation, but was part of Naboo's underground resistance, serving as a messenger until she was caught by droids, and even successfully resisted torture from the Trade Federation.
  • Improbable Age: Saché is elected to Naboo's legislative assembly in 28 BBY, at the age of around sixteen. Given Naboo's tendency towards electing rather young politicians, this isn't all that surprising.
  • In the Hood: They both constantly wear hooded robes.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: To Queen Amidala.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Queen's Shadow reveals that during the events of The Phantom Menace, Saché ferried messages to the leaders of the underground resistance and endured a brutal interrogation without betraying them...at the age of about twelve. This earned the Undying Loyalty of the Royal Security Forces, who supported her when she ran for a seat on Naboo's legislative assembly.
  • Scars Are Forever: The torture Saché endured from the Trade Federation left her with permanent scars, particularly around her neck and arms.
  • Ship Tease: Queen's Shadow all but explicitly states that they're romantically involved, as it is mentioned that Yané wants to live in a nice house and have lots of children and Saché is a part of that hope too, and they're also rather affectionate to each other.
  • Those Two Girls: They both stick together whenever they're onscreen (and offscreen, too, they being the only handmaidens who didn't accompany the queen to Coruscant). Eagle-eyed viewers may be able to distinguish them via the fact Saché is portrayed by Sofia Coppola.
  • Young and in Charge: Subverted. In the epilogue of Queen's Shadow, it's mentioned Saché ran for the position of Governor of Naboo - the previous governor was the now elderly Sio Bibble, while Saché is only around twenty-five. She was considered a favorite to win the election, but then the governorship was essentially replaced by the newly-created title of Imperial Moff, which was granted to Palpatine-loyalist Quarsh Panaka. If she did end up getting elected, it's very likely she held no real administrative power under the Empire.

    Versé 

Versaat "Versé"

Portrayed by: Avril Wynne

A handmaiden of Senator Padmé Amidala, recommended to the senator by Versé's aunt, Captain Mariek Panaka.


  • Ascended Extra: She is only onscreen for a few seconds in Attack of the Clones before she's killed off and her name is All There in the Manual; E.K. Johnston even said she couldn't get a decent photograph of her character while doing research for Queen's Shadow because her role is so small. Versé is retroactively given a much bigger role and more characterisation in Queen's Shadow, which also establishes that she's a relative of Quarsh Panaka.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: E. K. Johnston, author of Queen's Shadow, based her appearance upon a Maori tour guide she met in New Zealand and stated that if a hypothetical film were made, she envisioned a Maori actress portraying the character.
  • The Cracker: She was a talented slicer, which she used to help Padmé.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: She never gets mentioned again after her death (save for an indirect mention in a deleted scene). Although it's implied that one of the reasons Padmé is determined to find her would-be assassin is to get justice for her and the others that died.
  • In the Hood: As is traditional for Naboo handmaidens, in Attack of the Clones she is bundled up in a cloak with a hood concealing her face.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: To Padmé.
  • Meaningful Rename: Her birth name is Versaat; she took the name Versé as a show of allegiance to Padmé when she became her handmaiden.
  • Nepotism: Downplayed; her aunt Mariek is Padmé's head of security and gets her a job as one of the senator's handmaidens, but Versé is also competent in her own right.
  • Oddball in the Series: Downplayed. The majority of Padmé's handmaidens look quite similar to her so they can be decoys if needed, but Versé's physical description indicates she doesn't look much like Padmé and is noticeably stockier in build. This is justified by the fact that Padmé has plenty of other handmaidens, in particular Cordé, to act as her decoy and Versé was chosen more for her skills as a slicer.
  • Race Lift: In Attack of the Clones, she was portrayed by Avril Wynne, although her face is concealed by a hood in the few scenes she has. As a result, this gave E. K. Johnston some wiggle-room in regards to Versé's appearance in Queen's Shadow and she envisioned her as being Maori, basing her upon a tour guide she had in Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • Red Shirt: Along with Padmé's guards, she gets a few seconds of screentime and no lines in the opening scene of Attack of the Clones, before getting killed by Zam Wesell in an attempt to assassinate Padmé.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In Canon, she's related (at least by marriage) to Quarsh Panaka and Gregar Typho; her aunt Mariek is Panaka's wife.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She dies to the same bomb that killed Cordé at the beginning of Attack of the Clones. She gets an expanded role in the prequel novel, Queen's Shadow.

    Cordé 

Cordyn "Cordé"

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Portrayed by: Verónica Segura
Appearances: Queen's Shadow | Attack of the Clones

"M'lady, I'm so sorry. I've failed you, Senator."

A handmaiden to Senator Padmé Amidala, who serves as her decoy.


  • Blood from the Mouth: After being fatally wounded in an explosion.
  • Body Double: Serves as one for Padmé.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Like Sabé, she serves as a bodyguard to Padmé, who is more than capable of defending herself. It's just as well for Padmé, considering what happens.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Dies in Padmé's arms.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Downplayed. Padmé is shown to be distraught by her death, but never mentions her again after the opening scene of Attack of the Clones. note  That said, it's not a stretch to imagine Padmé is so determined to find the assassin and their employer to get justice for Cordé. A few years later, in Thrawn: Alliances, Padmé also recalls privately crying over Cordé's death with another handmaiden, Duja.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: To Padmé.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: She's briefly shown to have lost her shoes in the bomb attack.
  • Meaningful Rename: She took the name Cordé when she joined Padmé's service as a show of allegiance; her birth name is Cordyn.
  • Murder by Mistake: She is fatally wounded in a bomb explosion meant for Padmé.
  • Non-Action Guy: Queen's Shadow reveals that Cordé was initially rejected as a handmaiden because she lacked skill in combat, failing that part of the training. However, she ended up being chosen to serve Padmé on account of her great physical resemblance to the senator and skill at voice mimicry.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: She is one of the first people to die in Attack of the Clones, demonstrating just how much danger Padmé is in.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: To an extent. If she hadn't been killed in Padmé’s place, Anakin and Obi-Wan may not have been called in to protect Padmé (resulting in Padmé and Anakin falling in love).
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: Her final words consist of her apologising for "failing" Padmé. She insists that she didn't.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Sabé, who served as Padmé’s Body Double ten years ago. Queen's Shadow establishes that unlike Sabé, Cordé isn't much of a fighter, with her strengths lying instead in acting and voice mimicry.
  • Voice Changeling: She is able to mimic Padmé's voice so well even a voice identifier would have trouble telling the difference. This comes in very handy when she's pretending to be the senator.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She is killed in the opening scene of Attack of the Clones.
  • White Shirt of Death / Woman in White: She's wearing a white gown whilst pretending to be the Senator.

    Dormé 

Dorra "Dormé"

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Portrayed by: Rose Byrne
Appearances: Queen's Shadow | Attack of the Clones | Age of Republic

"It's not me, M'Lady. I worry about you. What if they realize you've left the capital?"

A handmaiden and aide of Senator Padmé Amidala.


  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Like the other handmaidens, she serves as extra protection for Padmé, who is a capable fighter herself. This is particularly demonstrated in Age of Republic, where Dormé tackles Padmé to protect her from a sniper and then engages in a shoot-out while Padmé gets an injured handmaiden to safety. She later acts as bait so Padmé can sneak attack the assassin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Briefly snarks during her goodbye with Padmé on Coruscant while making fun of Captain Typho.
    Typho: Be safe, my lady.
    Padmé: Take care of Dormé. The threat's on you two now.
    Dormé: [grinning] He'll be safe with me.
  • The Fashionista: She's in charge of the senator's wardrobe, ensuring Padmé's outfits are both appropriate for formal occasions and provide protection in case of danger. Both Padmé and Dormé herself are always very well-dressed.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple / True Blue Femininity: The majority of her outfits are either purple or blue.
  • In the Hood: One of her outfits has her in a purple robe with a hood up.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: To Padmé, serving her as a senatorial aide and confidante.
  • Meaningful Rename: She was born Dorra and changed her name to Dormé out of loyalty to Padmé.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Her friendship with Padmé has shades of this, though mostly just from her side. She and Padmé clearly care for each other deeply and Dormé is actually in tears when she sees Padmé off to Naboo, saying she's afraid for her safety while Padmé assures her she'll be fine.
  • Satellite Character: To Padmé.
  • Secret Keeper: Age of Republic confirms she knew that Padmé and Anakin were in a relationship, though it's less clear if she knew they were married. It's implied this isn't the only secret she keeps for Padmé.
    "As her handmaidens, sometimes protecting her also means protecting her secrets."
  • Shipper on Deck: For Padmé and Anakin to an extent. She tells Moteé that she thinks Padmé deserves to be happy with someone she loves, even if the circumstances are less than ideal.
    "Our lady allows herself so few moments of happiness. How can we begrudge her this?"
  • Simple, yet Opulent: Her outfits are usually not as elaborate as Padmé’s, but still quite luxurious-looking.
  • Tuck and Cover: When Moteé is injured by a blaster bolt meant for Padmé, Dormé quickly tackles her mistess and covers her with her own body to protect her. Padmé herself is more concerned about Moteé. 
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She appears in Age of Republic, which establishes that she was still in Padmé's service throughout the Clone Wars, though she neither appears or is mentioned in Revenge of the Sith, so it's unclear what happened to her.

    Teckla Minnau 

Teckla Minnau

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Portrayed by: Natalie Danks-Smith (uncredited)
Voiced by: Ashley Moynihan (The Clone Wars note ), Anna Graves (The Clone Wars note )

A servant of the Amidala family, Teckla later became a handmaiden of Senator Padmé Amidala.


  • Ascended Extra: Teckla appears very briefly in one scene of Attack of the Clones, serving Anakin and Padmé dinner at Varykino, and has no lines. She receives an expanded role in two episodes of The Clone Wars.
  • Back for the Dead: After being Put on a Bus during the third season of The Clone Wars, she reappears in the sixth season episode "An Old Friend", only to be killed by the bounty hunter Embo.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Teckla insinuates that she's often overlooked by people in power as she's 'just' staff, but states that Padmé actually takes the time to talk to her, asks her about her family and genuinely cares about her. As a result, she is very loyal to Padmé and willing to go into life-threatening situations to help her.
  • Character Death: She is fatally shot by Embo in "An Old Friend", while helping Padmé and Rush Clovis steal important files on Scipio.
  • Good Parents: She seems to be a caring mother to her children, mentioning to Padmé how concerned she is that they have only limited access to water, and that power cuts mean they can't read or study easily.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a fancy-looking purple robe in "An Old Friend".
  • In the Hood: Her appearances in The Clone Wars always have her wearing a hood over her head, as usual for Naboo handmaidens.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: For Padmé, serving as a friend and confidante, as well as helping her get dressed for formal occasions and treating minor injuries (Teckla's mistress has a rather exciting job).
  • Nice Girl: She's a very kind and gentle woman, who offers emotional support to Padmé on a number of occasions and is clearly concerned for her wellbeing.
  • Odd Name Out: She's the only one of Padmé's handmaidens who has a mentioned last name and whose first name doesn't end in "é".
  • Oh, Crap!: She begins panicking when she notices Embo's targeting laser on her.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She seems to like pink, as she wears a light pink outfit in both "Pursuit of Peace" and "An Old Friend".
  • Schrödinger's Canon: She has two siblings, an older brother named Rehtul who was a law clerk back on Naboo, and a half-sister named Nandi, who was also a servant to the Naberrie family.
  • Shrinking Violet: She comes off as rather timid at times; when telling Padmé how different she is from most politicians because she actually cares and listens to "people like me", she seems embarrassed by her forwardness and excuses herself until Padmé calls her back. She tends to quietly go about her duties and blend into the background, which comes in handy in "An Old Friend" when she needs to sneak into the Banking Clan's power generator.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In both her appearances in The Clone Wars.
    • In "Pursuit of Peace", Padmé uses her story about her family's struggles back on Naboo to persuade the Senate to put less funding into creating more clone troopers, saying money should instead be directed into helping civilians affected by the war.
    • In "An Old Friend", she is directly responsible for sabotaging the Main Vault's power generator on Scipio, allowing Padmé to steal files exposing corruption in the Banking Clan.
  • True Blue Femininity: In her one scene in Attack of the Clones, she wears a light blue dress.
  • Undying Loyalty: She displays this towards Padmé, particularly in "An Old Friend", where despite not trusting Clovis she readily helps him and Padmé steal data files from the Banking Clan, giving her life in the process.

    Duja 

Duja

Appearances: Thrawn: Alliances note 

A close friend and former handmaiden of Padmé Amidala, who she sent an emergency message to late in the Clone Wars regarding Separatist activities on Mokivj.


  • Character Death: She was killed after being caught investigating a Separatist droid factory on Mokivj.
  • Cool Ship: The Possibility (or at least, that's what its current ID beacon lists it as). It's described as being "small and cramped and, to the casual observer, completely harmless", but is actually decked out with "extra shielding, twin laser cannons [...] and a pair of top-grade proton torpedoes". The fact it's quite small and looks like an ordinary transport usually allows the pilot to slip by patrols easily.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Implied; when Padmé finds her body, her face has been bashed in and she has multiple stab wounds.
  • Due to the Dead: Someone at least had the decency to put her body into an open coffin in Black Spire's town square.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: She used to be one to Padmé note  and they remained good friends.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: When Padmé asks a bartender on Batuu how she died, he claims it was a speeder accident, but having already inspected the body, Padmé deduces that Duja was murdered due to having sustained sever facial injuries and stab wounds.
  • Odd Name Out: Similar to Teckla Minnau, her name stands out amongst Padmé's handmaidens for not ending in an "é"
  • Posthumous Character: She's been dead since the start of the story, technically only appearing as a corpse in Thrawn: Alliances. However, she still has a big impact, as her message to Padmé led to her investigating Mokivj and kickstarts the whole plot in the flashback scenes.
  • Remember the New Guy?: It's established in Thrawn: Alliances that she was a handmaiden to Padmé during the events of Attack of the Clones and likely before that, but Alliances is the first time she's mentioned (it could be partly justified in that she left Padmé's service sometime after the Separatist Crisis).

    Karté 

Karté

Appearances: Forces of Destinynote 

A handmaiden to Padmé Amidala during the Clone Wars. She was impersonated by the bounty hunter Cato Parasitti in an attempt to disrupt negotiations with Arthurian delegates.


  • Distressed Damsel: She was captured, locked up and had her robes stolen by Clawdite bounty hunter Cato Parasitti, so she could impersonate her. She was rescued by the authorities after Padmé and Ahsoka realised the truth and apprehended Parasitti.
  • In the Hood: Like most Naboo handmaidens, she wears hooded robes.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: To Padmé, helping her set up a dinner for the Arthurian delegates (or at least she would've if she hadn't been kidnapped).
  • Mugged for Disguise: Cato Parasitti kidnapped her to take her robes shortly prior to "The Imposter Inside", in order to infiltrate Padmé's apartment.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: Ahsoka and Padmé are initially tipped off that something's not right when "Karté" sets the dinner table with utensils; Arthurians never use them and Padmé had specifically instructed Karté not to put them out.

    Moteé 

Moteé

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Portrayed by: Kristy Wright

A handmaiden to Padmé Amidala in the final days of the Clone Wars. She is present in the Senate Chamber when Palpatine announces the creation of the Empire.


  • Ambiguous Situation: Although Padmé confides her in about her relationship with Anakin Skywalker, it's not clear how much she knows (i.e. if she's aware they're married or thinks they're just dating). It's also unclear if she knew about Padmé's pregnancy.
  • Bit Character: She appears in a single scene in Revenge of the Sith, standing behind Padmé as Palpatine declares the formation of the Galactic Empire (her name is listed in the end credits).
  • Damsel in Distress: In Age of Republic, she's shot in the shoulder by a sniper; they were actually aiming for Padmé, who standing right next to Moteé. Padmé gets Moteé to safety while Dormé holds off the assassin.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a purple outfit in her appearance in Age of Republic and also wears a purple gown while attending the emergency Senate meeting.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: To Padmé, accompanying her on diplomatic missions and attending a Senate meeting with her.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: She is romantically involved with another of Padme's handmaidens.
  • Secret Keeper: Like in Legends, she's aware of Padmé's Secret Relationship with Anakin, as seen in Age of Republic when she walks in on them kissing and Padmé explains to Anakin that she had already confided in her about it.
  • Shipping Torpedo: Downplayed. Though she doesn't actively oppose the relationship or mention her thoughts to her mistress, she privately tells Dormé she feels that Padmé's romance with Anakin is "ill-advised" due to the circumstances.

Naberrie family note 

    Ruwee and Jobal Naberrie 

Ruwee and Jobal Naberrie

Ruwee portrayed by: Graeme Blundell
Jobal portrayed by: Trisha Noble

The parents of Padmé Amidala, maternal grandparents of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa and great-grandparents of Ben Solo/Kylo Ren.


  • Adult Fear: Their daughter (and seemingly her unborn child too) dies under mysterious circumstances – they didn't even know of her relationship or pregnancy until her death. The truth isn't much better; she died after being Force-choked by her own husband and falling into despair.
  • All for Nothing: Ruwee took part in the relief mission to evacuate the natives of Shadda-Bi-Boran when the planet's sun began dying, but sadly the natives all died anyway because they couldn't adjust to a new environment.
  • Bit Character: Canonically, they only appear at the end of Revenge of the Sith, walking in Padmé's funeral procession. Padmé also mentions her father in The Clone Wars episode "Bombad Jedi". They also have roles in the novel Queen's Shadow.
  • Connected All Along: Padmé mentions in The Clone Wars that Ruwee was good friends with Senator Onaconda Farr and that he considered him one of his closest allies in the Senate.
  • Happily Married: It's indicated they are in Queen's Shadow, with Padmé mentioning to Breha Organa that she hopes to have a loving and stable marriage like theirs someday.
  • In the Hood: Jobal is wearing a hooded robe during Padmé's funeral.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Their daughter Padmé was only 27 when she died in childbirth; they were led to believe their unborn grandchild died as well (though Luke and Leia were secretly safe on Tatooine and Alderaan, respectively).
  • Schrödinger's Canon: Jobal's maiden name is Thule.
  • Shipper on Deck: Implied. In one of the Attack of the Clones deleted scenes, Jobal gives a sly smile to Padmé after she tries to state that she and Anakin have a purely professional relationship.
  • Wealthy Philanthropist: Ruwee, at the least, is indicated to be this, taking part in refugee relief movements. He raised Padmé to be altruistic and charitable as well, including taking her with him on a relief mission when she was seven. It certainly stuck, with Padmé going on to pursue a career in politics in order to help people on a galactic scale.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Downplayed. They are almost certainly dead by the events of the Sequel Trilogy (which takes place over fifty years after Revenge of the Sith) but how and when they died is not mentioned, and it's unknown if they ever learned their grandchildren survived.

    Sola Naberrie 

Sola Naberrie

Portrayed by: Claudia Karvan

The sister of Padmé Amidala. She is the maternal aunt of Luke and Leia.


  • Adaptational Sexuality: Implied. In Legends, she was married to a man she met in university. In Canon, she's unmarried and her sister Padmé even states she's never been all that interested in having a partner, male or female, implying she could be asexual, or just not interested in having long-term relationships, and she's happy to be a single mother.
  • Asexuality: Queen's Shadow states that she has "never been interested in having a partner". This hasn't stopped her from bearing children via sperm donor or some other method, which is perfectly normal on Naboo. This is opposed to in Legends, where she did have a husband who she had Ryoo and Pooja with.
  • Bit Character: She appears briefly at the end of Revenge of the Sith, attending her sister's funeral.
  • In the Hood: She wears a hooded robe at Padmé's funeral.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: She is Padmé's elder sister, older than her by four years.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Anakin and Padmé, as seen in the deleted scenes. She assumes he's Padmé's boyfriend upon meeting him and notices his obvious attraction for her sister, and is practically gushing about it.
  • Truly Single Parent: Downplayed. Queen's Shadow reveals that she's a single parent because she's uninterested in having a partner and that Ryoo was conceived via sperm donor (or whatever other available method there is in Star Wars), which is normal practice on Naboo.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unknown what ultimately became of her or if she ever learned she had a niece and nephew.

    Ryoo and Pooja Naberrie 

Ryoo and Pooja Naberrie

Ryoo portrayed by: Keira Wingate
Pooja portrayed by: Hayley Mooy
Appearances: Queen's Shadow note  | Revenge of the Sith

The daughters of Sola Naberrie. They are also the nieces of Padmé Amidala and cousins to Luke and Leia.


  • Bit Character: They are briefly seen walking in Padmé's funeral procession, while Ryoo's birth is a minor plot point in Queen's Shadow.
  • Disappeared Dad: Subverted. Queen's Shadow reveals that Ryoo was conceived via sperm donor or another method because Sola was uninterested in having a partner, which is normal on Naboo. It can be assumed that this is the same of Pooja.
  • In the Hood: They both wear hoods at Padmé's funeral.
  • Schrödinger's Canon:
    • Ryoo was named after her maternal great-grandmother in Legends; the name also came from a type of flower that grew near the city of Keren.
    • In Legends, Pooja followed in Padmé's footsteps and became Senator of Naboo within the Imperial Senate. Pooja was actually good friends with Leia when they both served in the Senate without them realizing they were related; they eventually learned of their relation many decades later. In canon, Luke and Leia eventually learn that Padmé was their mother, so it's not implausible that they may have met Ryoo and Pooja at some point.

Gungans

    In General 

Gungans

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The native inhabitants of Naboo, an amphibious race with their capital the underwater city of Otoh Gunga. Though dismissed by Naboo's human colonists as a primitive race, they boast advanced technology and a proud warrior culture.


  • Amusing Alien: They were intended as this, to judge from their speech patterns.
  • Enemy Mine: The climax of The Phantom Menace forces the Gungans and the Naboo to put aside their prejudices against each other to fight the Trade Federation.
  • Everything Is Better With Dinosaurs: Anatomy-wise, the faces of Gungans look like outdated portraits of hadrosaurs. Some of their mannerisms, like the way they walk, bring to mind more modern dinosaurs, like emus and ostriches.
  • Fantastic Racism: The Gungans and Naboo don't like each other very much; the Naboo think the Gungans are barbaric warriors, while the Gungans are put off by how highly the Naboo think of themselves. By the end of The Phantom Menace, however, the two groups are able to put aside their differences and declare peace. The Clone Wars shows that relations between the two peoples have improved since their alliance.
  • Fish People: More like amphibian people, as they live underwater and can hold their breaths for long periods of time, but still need air to breathe.
  • Horse of a Different Color: They ride flightless kaadu birds as battle mounts.
  • In Harmony with Nature: Their technology appears more organic compared to others seen in the saga, and they domesticate the indigenous wildlife to use for battle.
  • I Owe You My Life: Much like Wookiees, Gungans have a "Life Debt" tradition, known in their dialect as "lifeplay", wherein they must offer their service to whoever saved them.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: They're mostly humanoid, but have features of amphibians and dinosaurs (both avian and non-avian).
  • Schizo Tech: They use shield generators mounted on elephant-like fambaas, defend themselves with hand-held forcefield shields, and throw their plasma grenades with slingshots.
  • Underwater City: The Gungans' capital, Otoh Gunga, is found at the bottom of a giant lake and uses bubble-like energy membranes to keep all water out.
  • Unusual Ears: They have giant ear flaps that drape across their backs.

    Jar Jar Binks 

Jar Jar Binks

See his entry on the Galactic Republic Senate page.

    Rugor Nass 

Boss Rugor Nass

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Voiced by: BRIAN BLESSED
Appearances: The Phantom Menace | Revenge of the Sith

"Yousa no thinken yousa greater than the Gungans? Mesa lika this. Maybe wesa being friends."

The leader of the Gungan people during the Invasion of Naboo.


  • Adipose Rex: He's so fat he almost looks like a different species.
  • Amusing Alien: Boss Nass' hammy mannerisms humorously contrast with the straight-faced Jedi he talks to in The Phantom Menace.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: A variation. He agrees to help the Naboo fight the Trade Federation and gains a great deal of respect for Padmé after she treats him with respect and humility, even kneeling before him, as in the past the Naboo have had a habit of looking down on the Gungans. Subsequently, there was peace between the two peoples for many years and Nass is shown to be genuinely grieved by Padmé's death.
  • The Cameo: He appears briefly at the end of Revenge of the Sith as one of the mourners at Padmé's funeral.
  • Heroic BSoD: He's in a mournful state during Padmé's funeral.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He refuses to help the Naboo out of prejudice, banished Jar Jar under threat of being "pounded" to death for being clumsy (though in Nass' defense, this is Jar Jar we're talking about), and only assists the Jedi under the influence of a Jedi Mind Trick. Once he and the Naboo come to an understanding, however, he's willing to put all differences aside and welcomes Jar Jar back for his part in uniting their people.
  • Large Ham: He is loud, boisterous, and voiced by BRIAN BLESSED.
  • Meaningful Name: "Nass" is the German word for "wet".
  • Nice Hat: It resembles a conch shell.
  • Supporting Leader: Has a minimal role in The Phantom Menace as ruler of the Gungans.
  • Verbal Tic: He violently shakes his head while spitting slobber everywhere as a sort of agreement. He also makes various clicking sounds when agitated.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In spite of his cameo appearance in Revenge of the Sith, he is neither seen nor alluded to in The Clone Wars. Word of God says he retired at some point before Season 4 (in which he was succeeded by Boss Lyonie).

    Roos Tarpals 

General Roos Tarpals

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Voiced by: Steven Spiers (The Phantom Menace), Fred Tatasciore (The Clone Wars)
Appearances: The Phantom Menace | The Clone Wars

"Ouch time!"

The patrol chief of Otoh Gunga during the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo. He later becomes General of the Gungan Grand Army.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He held his own against General Grievous for a few seconds, and took him down with him.
  • The Captain: He's the head of security at Otoh Gunga.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: According to the Databank, his job is to keep Jar Jar out of trouble even during his banishment in The Phantom Menace.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: He let Grievous impale him with a spear, to create an opening through which he returned the favor, and allowed his troops to immobilize and capture the cyborg.
    Grievous: How does it feel to die?
    Tarpals: Not die... Sacrifice!
  • Face Death with Dignity: He was perfectly fine with dying, so long as it meant protecting his planet from General Grievous and the Separatists.
  • Face Palm: His reaction to Jar Jar's surrender during the Battle of Naboo.
  • Four-Star Badass: As commander of the Gungan Grand Army.
  • Guttural Growler: Has a gravelly voice.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrifices his life to allow his troops to capture Grievous.
  • Only Sane Man: After Boss Lyonie is brainwashed, Tarpals appears to be the only military officer who is opposed to going to war with the Naboo. He assists Jar Jar in bringing Anakin and Padmé into Otoh Gunga to figure out what is going on and later supports Jar Jar's impersonation of Boss Lyonie.
  • Rank Up: He is promoted to General in the time between The Phantom Menace and The Clone Wars.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Sadly, sacrificing his life to capture Grievous turns out to have been for nothing, since Grievous is traded for Anakin mere hours later.
  • Straight Man: Serves as this for Jar Jar's antics during the Battle of Naboo.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: His reaction upon seeing the thousands of battle droids being sent at the Gungan army is to gulp and tell Jar Jar that it is "ouch time".
  • Weird Beard: Has three mustache-like tendrils growing at the end of his bill-like mouth.

    Lyonie 

Boss Lyonie

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Voiced by: Ahmed Best

Former Rep Council member during Boss Nass' reign, and leader of the Gungans during the Clone Wars.


  • Ascended Extra: According to this article, Lyonie used to be on the Rep Council during The Phantom Menace. He then received an expanded role in two episodes of The Clone Wars.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By his aide Rish Loo, who was a spy for the Confederacy and gave Lyonie a amulet provided by Count Dooku that would make him vulnerable to being controlled.
  • Identical Stranger: He looks exactly like Jar Jar with a Boss hat, and has the same voice actor. This is why Jar Jar is recruited to impersonate him when he's incapacitated.
  • Nice Hat: He has the same kind of hat as Boss Nass.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: After he is cured of his brainwashing, he throws all his support behind Anakin and Padme to stop the war and apprehend Rish Loo, and later sends the Gungan army to retake Mon Cala in thanks for their efforts.

    Rish Loo 

Rish Loo

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Voiced by: Corey Burton
Appearances: The Clone Wars

"Mesa able to persuade the officers to allow the Separatist Army easy access into Naboo."

A Gungan minister, Loo became a spy for the Separatists via brainwashing Boss Lyonie and attempting to start a war between the Gungans and the Naboo.


  • The Mole: For the Confederacy.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: He's based on the late 16th-century French Cardinal, Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu.
  • Psychic Powers: He has some kind of brainwashing ability. When Boss Lyonie wore his talisman, he had complete control over him, and Loo later tried to brainwash him again without it before being stopped by Anakin and Padmé.
  • Sinister Minister: He is a Gungan minister who is plotting to have them wage war against the Naboo for his own personal gain.
  • Treacherous Advisor: To Boss Lyonie.
  • You Have Failed Me: Count Dooku executes him for being exposed as a spy and failing to start a war between the Gungans and the Naboo.

    Peppi Bow 

Peppi Bow

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Voiced by: Gwendoline Yeo
Appearances: The Clone Wars

A female Gungan shaak herder. When the Separatists unleashed a bioweapon, the Blue Shadow Virus, onto Naboo's natural water supply, several of her livestock were contaminated with the virus. She helped the Republic in their investigation of the incident.


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is very pink in comparison to other Gungans.
  • Ears as Hair: Her ears are tied up behind the back of her head like a ponytail, befitting the farm girl cliche she represents.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She's how Gwendoline Yeo would look like if she was a Gungan. Yeah.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: To the Blue Shadow Virus arc. While she could've just been put aside after the virus was introduced to the story via the results of it on her cattle and her reporting it, she ends up being brought along in the investigation. She helps give information on the source of the contamination (which is the secret facility where Doctor Vindi is) and accidentally finds Doctor Vindi's facility, as well as helping arrest him.

    Roo-Roo Page and her mother 

Roo-Roo Page and her mother

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Appearances: The Clone Wars

A female baby Gungan and her mother, who resided in the waterfall-surrounded Gungan settlement Jan-gwa City. Roo-Roo was discovered to be Force-sensitive and was listed in the Jedi Order's kyber memory crystal database for later retrieval.


  • Ears as Hair: Roo-Roo's ears are held by a pseudo-rubber band like pigtails. Her mother has her own ear(s?) in a high ponytail.
  • Uncertain Doom: Given that she was on a list of Force-sensitive children known to the Jedi Order only a few years before the rise of the Empire, it's possible she could be dead or an Inquisitor.

Others

    Commodex Tahn 

Commodex Tahn

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Appearances: Darth Vader

A retired mortician who prepared Senator Padmé Amidala's body after her death. He is one of the few people who is aware she had given birth to Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.


  • Big Fancy House: He's retired to quite a large and luxurious villa on Naboo. It gets torched when Aphra comes after him, though, to make his murder look like part of a robbery gone wrong.
  • Character Death: He is murdered by Triple Zero after Dr Aphra gets what she wants from him.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Dr Aphra and Triple Zero torture him for information about Padmé Amidala; he initially resists, but eventually lets slip that she had actually given birth to a son before her death.
  • Creepy Mortician: Averted. Despite his former job title, he appears to be a good and honourable man, who greatly admired Padmé.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Upon learning that Aphra intends to kill him even if he cooperates, he snarks "You're not giving much motivation to help, miss."
  • Defiant to the End: Towards Aphra and her droids, to an extent...until they begin torturing him.
  • Exact Words: He confirms that Padmé gave birth to "a healthy boy", but makes no mention of the fact she also gave birth to a healthy daughter, who Aphra and Vader have no knowledge of.
  • Implausible Deniability: He initially tries to pretend he's not the guy Aphra is looking for...while sitting in his own home, next to a plaque that reads "Presented to Commodex Tahn for services to Naboo by Padmé Amidala". Aphra herself says if he's going to lie, he'll need to try harder.
  • Scream Discretion Shot: We don't actually see what Triple Zero did to him to make him talk, only seeing speech bubbles of him screaming and pleading for mercy.
  • Secret Keeper: For over two decades, he hid the fact that Luke and Leia survived when their mother died in childbirth.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He played a large role in faking Luke and Leia's deaths to protect them from the Empire. He later reluctantly confirms that Luke Skywalker is Vader's son. Also, his managing to conceal that Padmé gave birth to twins ensures Leia's connection to Vader remains hidden (at least until Return of the Jedi).
  • Sympathy for the Devil: He genuinely says he's sorry for Aphra after hearing about her harsh upbringing, even knowing she's going to kill him.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Padmé, even decades after her death. He willingly went along with the plan to conceal that her children survived, refers to her as being "a great queen. A good queen" and says he'll never betray her. Unfortunately, he eventually gives in after being tortured, revealing to Dr Aphra that Padmé indeed gave birth to a son. He is clearly devastated, begging Padmé's forgiveness...despite this, however, he still manages to hide the fact she'd also given birth to a daughter.

    Palo Jemabie 

Palo Jemabie

Appearances: Attack of the Clones note 

"I was twelve. His name was Palo. We were both in the Legislative Youth Program. He was a few years older than I...very cute...dark curly hair...dreamy eyes."

A former member of the Legislative Youth Programme, who was also Padmé Amidala's first boyfriend. He later became an artist and a member of the Rebel Alliance.


  • Adaptational Badass: Somewhat; in Legends he was just an artist. In the Canon, he is part of the Rebellion.
  • All There in the Manual: More details about his life, including what he did as an adult and during the era of the Empire, are revealed in expanded material.
  • Amicable Exes: Seems to be this with Padmé; she speaks fondly of him to Anakin over a decade after their relationship ended, while he created a poster advertising her inauguration as Queen of Naboo.
  • Death by Adaptation: Possibly. We ultimately don't know what became of him, but in Canon he was taken away by the Imperial Security Bureau before the end of the Galactic Civil War, while in Legends he was still living a peaceful life as an artist after the Battle of Yavin.
  • First Love: He was this to Padmé; they met while they were both members of the Legislative Youth Programme when Padme was twelve and he was a few years older. The relationship ended when Palo left to become an artist while Padmé went into politics.
  • Made a Slave: Expanded material reveals he was sent to a labour camp shortly after the formation of the Empire, which is essentially slavery in all but name, before he eventually earned his freedom.
  • Mr. Fanservice: If Padmé's description is anything to go by. She says he was really cute with dark curly hair and "dreamy" eyes; Anakin is unamused.
  • La Résistance: After being released from the labour camp, he joined the Rebellion, using his skills as an artist to create posters for the resistance. Unfortunately, this earned him the ire of the Empire...
  • Uncertain Doom: His support of the Rebel Alliance eventually led to the Imperial Security Bureau arresting him and he was never seen again.

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