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Confederacy of Independent Systems
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"It is an honor to stand before you, for you represent the freedom and the future of our galaxy. The once-great Republic and Jedi Order have become victims of their own ambitions, and the Supreme Chancellor is no more than a pawn of corporate monopolies. As a people you called out for change, you called out for leadership, and I humbly answered that call. Together we challenged the system. We asked for equality. And how were we met? With war! The Jedi secret army of clones was revealed, and their treachery was far greater than we could have imagined! Countless living beings—these clones the Jedi created—have been sent to their deaths, while we sacrifice mainly droids. Our soldiers of flesh and blood are willing participants! They are your fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, who fight not because they were grown and designed to do so, but because they know in their hearts that they are fighting for a just and noble cause!"
Count Dooku
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The Confederacy of Independent Systems, also known as the Separatist Alliance, was an organization of solar systems that declared their departure from the corrupt Galactic Republic. Led by Count Dooku and backed by corporate titans that offered their unlimited droid armies to the cause, the Separatists waged war with the Republic during a legendary conflict known as the Clone Wars. Unbeknown to most members of the Separatists, they were actually pawns in Darth Sidious's plan to transform the Republic into the Empire and destroy the Jedi Order.


    In General 
  • Army of Thieves and Whores: Downplayed; most Separatists in the military are either droids or one of the Mega-Corp officers, but anyone who isn't is an outlaw of some stripe, including pirates, war criminals, bounty hunters, and Sith.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: Some of the Separatists genuinely believe that they're fighting for freedom and against the corruption of the Republic, to the point of being willfully in denial about the mega corporations backing the insurgency.
  • Blatant Lies: During the Clone Wars, several of the Mega Corps that made up the Separatist leadership had representatives in the Republic Senate (read: lobbyists) claim that their respective corporations were neutral parties, but while some of them did play both sides, they were all more inclined to the Separatist Alliance.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: They are retroactively the Contrasting Prequel Antagonists to the Galactic Empire (who are the main antagonists in the Original Trilogy). While the Empire was an authoritarian, human supremacist government with very few alien members, the Separatist Alliance were an organization composed mostly of aliens with very few humans that sought independence from the dominant power Republic (which in some ways would make them a very dark version of the Rebel Alliance) and had no fixed ideology other than being driven by their own ends.
  • The Federation: A less than benevolent example; the Confederacy of Independent Systems is an alliance of planets and corporations who became disillusioned with the Galactic Republic. However, most of the Separatist leaders are driven by Greed more than anything.
  • Expy: Of the Principality of the Zeon from Mobile Suit Gundam.
  • For the Evulz: The Clone Wars presents several examples of Separatist forces doing things that really don't fall into line with their philosophy (such as targeting a pacifist society as a testing ground for a weapon that wipes out all organic life or financing a Mad Scientist who revives and improves an extinct virus that no living creature has a natural resistance to). None of these (particularly the latter example) serve any purpose other than rampant and meaningless slaughter of both military and civilian alike while not affording the Separatists progression towards their goal.
    • Fridge Brilliance kicks in once you remember that the Clone Wars is a giant instance of Monster Protection Racket: the more gratuitously evil the Separatists behave the more easily the galaxy will accept the Sith's Empire on the promise of security.
  • Informed Attribute: We're told in Revenge of the Sith that "there are heroes on both sides", but the Separatists rarely show this off. The closest thing to a heroic character who stayed with the Separatists would probably be Mina Bonteri, who is pretty deep into Token Good Teammate territory (to the point of being assassinated by other Separatists). The Separatist leaders we see are corporate directors, war profiteers, and any criminals they could convince to side with them, and their armies are almost entirely comprised of Killer Robots.
  • Mega-Corp: The founding and leading members of the Separatists included the Trade Federation, the Techno Union, the Corporate Alliance, the InterGalactic Banking Clan, and the Commerce Guild.
  • People's Republic of Tyranny: A government that boasts about being a more moral, more democratic alternative to the Republic while being nothing of the sort.
    • A few Separatists do honestly believe they're fighting for freedom from the tyranny and corruption of the Republic. Most of their forces, however, are rich mega-corps that wanted to strike out on their own (and were even responsible for most of the corruption in the Republic), or local political dissidents seizing on it as an opportunity to settle old scores with their regional rivals.
  • The Remnant: Some leaders and fleets continue fighting long after the war is over, with Imperial Admiral Nils Tenant continuing a pacification campaign at least five years after the Clone Wars ended. The Tarkin novel explains that Darth Vader led the Empire's forces to grind down their remnants for another 4-5 years after Revenge of the Sith, but after that they ceased to officially control any planets - just isolated survivors here or there, many of whom later joined the nascent Rebel Alliance.
  • Standard Sci-Fi Army: The vast majority of Separatist forces are droids. The Battle Droids serve as the backbone of ground formations, with droidekas being heavy infantry. The Confederacy depends heavily on mechanized or armored formations, using tanks, artillery, and other heavy weapons to overwhelm clone positions.
  • Token Human: Contrasting with the Galactic Empire whose members are mostly humans, anti-alien, and had very few non-human members like the Inquisitors and Grand Admiral Thrawn, the Separatists' ranks are mostly non-humans and they had very few human members like Count Dooku and Mina Bonteri. Even Rubber-Forehead Alien members like Bec Lawise, Voe Atell, and Nuvo Vindi are considerably uncommon.
  • Unwitting Pawn: They're just another set of pawns in the grand scheme of Darth Sidious, who played both them and the Republic against each other to amass more power and popularity for himself. This applies to both the corrupt Mega Corps as well as the genuinely good but disillusioned members.
  • We Have Reserves: Their Battle Droid factories produce billions upon billions of droids at a time, and at low cost. They consistently outnumber the Republic Clone Troopers throughout the war. Leading to:
    • Quantity vs. Quality: The Separatists courted the major industrial mega-corps of the galaxy to their side, meaning they can produce vast numbers of battle droids...but they're not a one for one match against the Republic Clone Troopers. Directly explained in Attack of the Clones, the Separatist droid army is predictable and (particularly the mass-produced ones) fairly stupid, while Clone Troopers can actually think for themselves, gain combat experience, and be creative. Thus despite being consistently outnumbered, the Grand Army of the Republic usually manages to win anywhere it concentrates its forces - leading to a wack-a-mole pattern to the war, with new Separatist droid armies moving in as soon as the Clone Troopers leave for somewhere else.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Though it can't be said for what's seen of them in the theatrical films (or all of them), many of the Separatist systems seceded from the Republic because they disliked how corrupt the system had become and genuinely wanted to improve it, as radical as their methods may have been.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: As soon as Palpatine created the Empire, he dispatched Darth Vader to kill the Separatist leaders and ordered Tarkin to root out and destroy any remaining loyalists. The Empire would later use the orbit of Geonosis as a construction yard for the Death Star for a few years. Immediately afterwards, they sterilized the planet, killing off most of its population, in order to keep the Death Star a secret.

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Count Dooku (Darth Tyranus)

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"The Sith control everything. You just don't know it."

Species: Human (Serennian)

Homeworld: Serenno

Portrayed by: Christopher Lee (films, The Clone Warsnote )
Voiced by: Corey Burton (The Clone Warsnote ), Euan Morton (Dooku: Jedi Lost)
Appearances: Age of Republic | Dooku: Jedi Lost | Attack of the Clones | The Clone Wars | Son of Dathomir | Dark Disciple | Revenge of the Sith | Tarkinnote 

"Master Kenobi, you disappoint me! Yoda holds you in such high esteem! Surely you can do better!"

Count Dooku was a former Jedi mentored by Yoda who left the Order to become Darth Sidious's second Sith apprentice, Darth Tyranus. Bringing together thousands of planets who shared his views on the galactic government, Count Dooku forged the Confederacy of Independent Systems with himself as their public face.


  • The Ace: During his days as a Jedi, he was one of the best swordsmen, Force-users, and negotiators the Order had ever seen to the point that he was still held in incredibly high regard even after he left the Order.
  • Affably Evil: In Attack of the Clones, Count Dooku is primarily polite and regretful of having to fight his former Jedi comrades.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Just looking at poor Dooku's face before being beheaded by Anakin is disheartening since he never counted on betrayal.
  • The Apprentice: He was Yoda's Jedi Padawan before turning to the Dark Side and becoming Darth Sidious' second Sith apprentice.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • To Anakin Skywalker, who resented Dooku ever since he put Padmé in danger, killed hundreds of Jedi in the arena of Geonosis, and cut off his arm. They dueled multiple times throughout the Clone Wars, with Anakin's resentment at him only growing stronger after each encounter and it ends with Anakin finally executing him, despite Dooku being a (literally) unarmed prisoner. This act of personal revenge is one of the most significant factors of Anakin ultimately turning to the Dark Side.
    • Dooku was also a personal enemy for Yoda, who was Dooku's mentor during his days as a Jedi. During the Battle of Geonosis, Yoda proved powerful enough that he forced Dooku to flee the battle despite his initial confidence that he could beat Yoda.
    • Asajj Ventress spent a lot of the Nightsisters and Brothers arc seeking revenge against Dooku for pulling an Uriah Gambit on her after she supposedly failed him. In truth, Dooku reluctantly betrayed Ventress on the orders of Darth Sidious, who feared that Ventress was growing too powerful and might enable Dooku to attempt to overthrow Sidious.
    • Mother Talzin also spent a good portion of The Clone Wars plotting against Dooku, and even tortured Dooku personally with a Voodoo Doll when he invaded Dathomir.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He's the wealthy Count of Serenno who later became a Sith Lord, one of the most evil individuals in the galaxy, and the leader of the Separatist Alliance.
  • Asshole Victim: He's a traitor to the Jedi and looked down on Anakin Skywalker. Anakin would ultimately be both his killer and his successor as Palpatine's apprentice when he turned into Darth Vader. Not many of the Jedi or those loyal to the Republic were particularly heartbroken with Dooku's death, with Obi-Wan barely questioning it until Anakin has turned to the Dark Side.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a nobleman and the political leader of the Separatists as well as one of the galaxy's deadliest fighters.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: His Sith name, "Darth Tyranus".
  • Back for the Dead: For his grand importance in both Attack of the Clones and The Clone Wars (along with the other canonical installments set in the same point of time as the latter), the most he does in Revenge of the Sith is get into a duel with Anakin and Obi-Wan before having his hands chopped off and then meeting his end via decapitation at the behest of Palpatine.
  • Badass Beard: A trimmed, classy looking beard for a cultured Master Swordsman. It's emphasized by the art style of The Clone Wars.
  • Badass Baritone: It's Christopher Lee for god's sake!
  • Badass Cape: He wears a full body length cape constantly, adding to his dignified manner. It can "dissipate blaster bolts".
  • Badass in Distress: He suffers being this in the appropriately titled "Dooku Captured" and its follow-up episode "The Gungan General".
  • Badass Teacher: To Ventress and eventually to Savage.
  • Bad Boss: Ventress and numerous other subordinates have found this one out the hard way after too many failures, although he only reluctantly tried to kill Ventress after being ordered to by Sidious. He also has no hesitation in removing some of the more idealist members of the Separatist Parliament from the equation if they prove too annoying.
  • Bastard Understudy: It's in the job description for being the Sith apprentice.
  • Beard of Evil: Dooku may have a Badass Beard, but he's a ruthless antagonist to the heroes.
  • Big Bad: Subverted. He appears to be the leader of the Separatist Alliance, making him the Big Bad in the eyes of the Republic, but he's really The Dragon (and another Unwitting Pawn) to Darth Sidious, the true mastermind of the Clone Wars.
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • He was Qui-Gon Jinn's master who Obi-Wan held in high regard until he discovered Dooku had turned to the Dark Side.
    • Being one of the Lost Twenty (twenty Jedi Masters who left the Order over ideological differences), he was still held in high regard by the Jedi Order even after leaving it, a number of them believing he wouldn't betray the Republic or turn to the Dark Side. It took being exposed as one of the masterminds behind the Separatist movement for the Order to change their opinion on him.
  • Cassandra Truth: In Attack of the Clones, he reveals to Obi-Wan that hundreds of senators were under the influence of a Sith Lord called Darth Sidious. Obi-Wan immediately refuses to believe him as he saw Dooku was the one behind the assassination attempt on Padmé and the Separatists arming for war. Subverted later when Obi-Wan discuss this with the Jedi Council and while they have no reason to believe in Count Dooku, the Council agrees to keep a closer eye on the Senate. Which is exactly what Dooku wants to happen, as now there will be tension and distrust between the Jedi Order and the Senate, one that would allow Chancellor Palpatine to turn the Republic against the Jedi.
  • The Chessmaster: Dooku attempts to have Padmé assassinated and instigates a war between the Republic and the Separatists. And escapes at the end.
  • Combat Aestheticist: He chose his fighting style for its grace and beauty, mixed with deadly effectiveness.
  • Combat Pragmatist: During his duel against Yoda, he chose to distract the Jedi Grandmaster by trying to drop a pillar Anakin and Obi-Wan (who were both unconscious on the floor) in order to flee before the fight turned bad for him while the Jedi Master was occupied.
  • Contemplative Boss: He usually receives his subordinates with his back turned to them, but he often turns around and looks at them during the conversation.
  • Cool Sword: His curve-hilted lightsaber allows for a more fencing-like fighting style, giving him an advantage in lightsaber duels for its unique angles at the expense of being harder to block blaster bolts.
  • Cryptic Background Reference: Apparently, Count Dooku and Mother Talzin have a history with each other, but the only things revealed are that Dooku had helped Talzin once "long ago", and apparently gave a lock of his hair to her as part of some sort of deal.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • In Attack of the Clones, he bested Obi-Wan with contemptuous ease and Anakin proved barely more for him than a warm-up for Yoda.
    • In The Clone Wars episode "Witches of the Mist", he rather easily subdued Savage Opress while simultaneously keeping Ventress at bay. After Savage turned on Ventress as well and the three combatants split up, Ventress didn't last long against him on her own.
  • Darth Vader Clone: He is the second of the Prequel Trilogy's "Proto-Vaders". Count Dooku is a powerful Jedi who fell from grace and is the most visible member of a galactic organization while Darth Sidious watches from the shadows.
  • Deadpan Snarker: On occasion. Dooku's wit is nothing if not dry.
  • Death by Irony: He gets killed by his successor, the same man Dooku completely disregarded as an unworthy Jedi. The real kicker is, despite his disrespect towards Anakin, Dooku's master was conditioning Anakin to take his place the entire time.
    • Plus, there's his words to Anakin during their final duel. "I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate, you have anger— but you don't use them." Guess what Anakin immediately starts doing?
  • Defector from Decadence: He left the Jedi Order when he came to believe the organization had fallen from its path, much like the Republic he felt to have become corrupt and ineffectual.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: Count Dooku seeks to create a galactic empire that will bring order to the universe. He doesn't care what methods he has to use to do it.
  • Digital Head Swap: It is done for Count Dooku's lightsaber battles in the theatrical films (which is justified due to Christopher Lee's age). It's particularly eerie and distracting as Christopher Lee's head seems to float above his stuntman's shoulders independent of his movements.
  • The Dragon: He serves as this to Darth Sidious while pretending to be the Big Bad of the Separatist Alliance.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Well, being the Sith apprentice means that one day, he'd have to try to usurp Sidious, but the first time he really considered turning against his Master was when he got Savage as a replacement for Ventress.
  • Dub Name Change: Count Dooku's name was changed to Dookan in the Brazilian dub, due to an unfortunate innuendo involving the character's name.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Though it doesn't stop him from trying to kill him, he does have a distinct soft spot for Obi-Wan, perhaps seeing himself a bit like a grandfatherly figure, as Obi-Wan's master Qui-Gon was Dooku's pupil.
    • Notably, he's remarkably insistent on trying to turning Obi-Wan to the Dark Side, even more so than Anakin, instead of simply killing him.
  • Evil Brit: He is a Sith Lord who is the face of the Separatist Alliance and speaks with a British accent. His first actor is even a classically-trained British actor who tended to be type-cast as villains.
  • Evil Gloating: He has a tendency for this during lightsaber duels, which serves to disorient his opponents. It backfires in Revenge of the Sith when it only serves to make himself angrier and more aggressive.
  • Evil Mentor: To Ventress and, briefly, Savage.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's an elderly Dark Lord of the Sith.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Dooku speaks in a deep, sinister and powerful bass voice that is provided by Christopher Lee and Corey Burton (the latter of whom did such a good imitation of the famous actor's voice that Lee himself was impressed).
  • Face Death with Dignity: Though he is shocked and horrified by Darth Sidious's betrayal, he nevertheless resigns to his fate at the last moment and dies without begging for mercy or ratting out his master's ultimate plan to Anakin.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After being disillusioned with the ongoing corruption, he becomes an apprentice of Darth Sidious and forms the Separatist Alliance.
  • Fallen Hero: Count Dooku is a former Jedi Master who trained under Yoda and was the Master of Qui-Gon Jinn. Once considered to be one of the greatest Jedi alive, Dooku left the Jedi Order when he became disillusioned with the corruption in the Republic and the Jedi who seemed content with it. Dooku also found Sidious's plans to remake the galaxy appealing.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In The Clone Wars, he veers much more into Faux Affably Evil territory (while normally being Affably Evil), which is shown for example when he tries to convince King Katuunko of joining him by talking very suave and flattering and orders him killed without a second thought after the man declines.
  • Fiction 500: Is explicitly stated to be the single wealthiest person in the galaxy.
  • The Heavy: He's the main villain of Attack of the Clones while acting under the orders of Darth Sidious. He continued this role in The Clone Wars before finally subverting it in Revenge of the Sith, where he was killed off in the opening battle.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Anakin uses Dooku's own lightsaber to kill him.
    • Related to the above: he taunts Anakin about feeling hatred and fear but not using them, and that's the point where Anakin starts to whup his ass.
  • Icon of Rebellion: Count Dooku serves as the figurehead and leader of the rebel Separatists.
  • I Want Them Alive: He ordered Savage to bring Katuunko to him alive. Dooku was displeased, to say the least, when all Savage returned with was the king's corpse.
  • Just Between You and Me: Dooku has Obi-Wan imprisoned and tells him the truth: Darth Sidious is in control of the Republic. Not only does this not backfire, it actually helps the Sith: telling the Jedi this prompts them to start investigating Republic senators, and Sidious latches on to this to create tension between the Jedi and Republic, ultimately allowing him to declare them traitors.
  • Kick the Dog:
  • Klingon Promotion: He wants one desperately. This is confirmed during the Nightsisters and Brothers arc.
  • Knight Templar: Despite using the Dark Side of the Force, he genuinely sees the Galactic Republic and Jedi Order as being more corrupt than himself and allies with Darth Sidious to rectify this. He also believes that anyone who has allied with the Republic regardless of innocence is deserving of death, even if they are just citizens.
  • Large and in Charge: 6'5 (1.95 meters) tall, and both the ruler of Serenno, and the Head of State of the Separatists.
  • Large Ham: He's deadpan and composed, but whenever he tries to sound menacing, it's as dramatic as only a Sith can be.
    "You MUST JOIN ME, Obi-Wan, and together WE WILL DESTROY THE SITH!"
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He cuts off Anakin's arm in Attack of the Clones before getting both his hands and head lopped off by Anakin in Revenge of the Sith.
  • Love Makes You Evil: It is implied that part of the reason he fell was Qui-Gon's death, who was one of his beloved apprentices. Said death was ironically inflicted by his predecessor as Sidious/Palpatine's apprentice, Darth Maul.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He is shown to be one when he forces Rush Clovis into a Deal with the Devil situation that results in war coming to Scipio, Clovis's death, and control of the Banking Clan falling to Palpatine.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: As stated in Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan and Anakin are directly down the chain from him. He also seems to take some pride from this, too; he is still very proud of Qui-Gon, genuinely likes Obi-Wan (though he won't hesitate to kill him), but views Anakin as a completely unworthy successor.
  • Master Swordsman: He manages to take down Obi-Wan and Anakin on his own and holds up well against Yoda. He teaches Asajj Ventress the ways of the Dark Side and trains General Grievous into a powerful swordsman that he's able to slay Jedi in single combat without the Force.
  • Meaningful Name: According to Christopher Lee, the name "Dooku" is a homonym for the Japanese word doku, which means "poison".
  • Modest Royalty: He's a count, but his outfit is quite simple compared to other royals in the Star Wars canon, probably a hold-out from his days as a Jedi Knight.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In-Universe. In Dark Disciple, his massacre of the Mahran race solely for being Republic citizens is considered to be the tipping point for the Jedi Council to decide to have him assassinated, something that normally goes against their principles.
  • Moral Myopia: He sought revenge against Ventress and the Nightsisters for their attempt to assassinate him, disregarding that it was his own (albeit reluctant) attempted murder of Ventress that inspired the attacks.
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: He says as much during his duel with Yoda in Attack of the Clones.
  • Neck Snap: In "The Gungan General", he uses the Force in order to do this trope in a brutally epic fashion to one of the pirates in the Ohnaka Gang.
  • Not Me This Time: Quinlan Vos believes that Dooku killed his master, Tholme, but it was actually a lie by Ventress, who was Tholme's real killer.
  • Off with His Head!: He gets beheaded by Anakin scissors-style in Revenge of the Sith.
  • Old Master: A villainous example.
  • Older Sidekick: Dooku was born 18 years before Palpatine, his Sith Master.
  • One Name Only: Barring his additional Sith name, Pablo Hidalgo confirmed that "Dooku" is the entirety of his birth name.
  • The Paragon Always Rebels: He used to be one of the finest members of the Jedi Order until he turned to the Dark Side.
  • Properly Paranoid: During the Nightsisters and Brothers arc, he assumes that Ventress' assassination attempt against him was the work of the Jedi. As a former Jedi himself, one would think Dooku should realize that Jedi don't normally attempt assassinations, but given the psychological stress the Clone Wars are leaving on the Order and some of them falling to the Dark Side, this suspicion isn't completely unfounded. Eventually, the Jedi do try to have Dooku assassinated in Dark Disciple for crossing the line one too many.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's a count on his home planet of Serenno who's trying to purge the galaxy of corrupt politicians.
  • Sarcastic Confession: Count Dooku "warns" Obi-Wan that the Republic has fallen under control of the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, who is secretly Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. He says this after making a half-hearted attempt at proclaiming innocence behind the attempted assassination of Padmé and the Separatists arming for war, and likely knew what Obi-Wan had seen considering that he was caught making a transmission to the Republic. Obi-Wan doesn't buy his offer and finds his claim of a Sith Lord secretly controlling the Republic outrageous... at first.
  • Shadow Archetype: He serves as one for Anakin via being a former Jedi who left the Order due to disagreements in philosophies.
  • Shock and Awe: His use of Force lightning.
  • Shoot the Dangerous Minion: Darth Sidious ordered him to kill Ventress because he was worried Dooku would use her to turn against him.
  • The Starscream: In The Clone Wars, he sometimes seeks opportunities to overthrow Sidious and become the new Dark Lord of the Sith. He never finds a good plan and eventually gets killed in Revenge of the Sith due to Sidious's planning before even coming close to overtaking him.
  • The Stoic: He very rarely shows his emotions. When he does use his emotions, he usually keeps how much he shows well under control. He is visibly shocked when Jango dies and does start to panic when he realizes that Sidious is planning on letting Anakin kill him.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: On occasion, when he taps deeply into the Dark Side, most notably in "Witches of the Mist" when he blasts Savage with Force lightning.
  • Undying Loyalty: He claimed this towards Darth Sidious in "Nightsisters" and we're given no indication beforehand that he was anything but truthful. Sidious, however, demands proof of this loyalty and orders Dooku to eliminate Ventress, which, ironically, inspires Dooku to train his next apprentice Savage Opress to help him overthrow Sidious.
  • The Un-Favourite:
    • As far as Sidious' apprentices are concerned, Tyranus was the only one Sidious did not truly value as a student or potential successor, but simply as a pawn to be discarded when the time came. Maul was taken in long before taking The Chosen One became an option, and was still seen as a Worthy Opponent of sorts after becoming a rival Sith lord, while Sidious spent years meticulously seducing Vader to the dark side, and in the canon genuinely admitted to Vader that, in spite of his crippling, he is still everything Sidious hoped he would be. When discussing his previous apprentices with Vader, Sidious even comments that Maul was a lamentable loss, while equating Tyranus to a "proton torpedo"; he fulfilled his purpose and was done away with.
    • Dooku was also this to his birth father, Count Gora of Serenno, when he was found to be force-sensitive. Gora immediately contacted the Jedi so they could take him away, but not before abandoning baby Dooku naked and alone in a dangerous forest. When Dooku returned years later as a padawan, Gora treated him with just as much disgust and refuses to even acknowledge him as his son.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In the version of the Sith plan Dooku and Palpatine discussed together, Dooku was to use General Grievous as a scapegoat for the Separatist movements atrocities so that he could still seize a position in Palpatine's new order. This in spite of Grievous quite possibly being Dooku's most loyal subordinate and actually saving his life from the Night Sisters during the war.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He never realizes that he's merely being used by Darth Sidious to take all control of the galaxy for himself and to fill in for Anakin as his apprentice until it's too late.
    • According to the canonical reference book Star Wars in 100 Scenes, Sidious promised Dooku that he would come to his aid if he got into trouble. Then, Palpatine coldly tells Anakin to kill him, sparking the realization.
  • Uriah Gambit: He falls victim to one of Palpatine's early in Revenge of the Sith when Anakin comes to the kidnapped chancellor's rescue and kills Dooku at his insistence.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Once Yoda overpowers him at the end of Attack of the Clones, Dooku flees Geonosis with the Death Star plans.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • Count Dooku, through his career as a Jedi, did identify several real issues with both the Order and the Republic government they served (issues that would eventually spiral out of control). His defection, at least, is warranted for how much faith he had lost in his brethren. Joining up with an organization that specializes in spreading anger and hate and specifically with a man he knows full well is complicit in inciting a war to consolidate all the power in the galaxy is hardly the right solution.
    • Even to the last, he gives his archnemesis Anakin extremely sound advice foreshadowing the consequences of the latter's eventual turn to the dark side.
      Dooku: Twice the pride, double the fall.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He briefly yet silently loses his composure right before Anakin chops off his head when he realizes that Darth Sidious wants him dead.
  • Villainous Friendship: It's not explored in any depth, but Count Dooku does seem rather perturbed by the death of Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones.
  • Villains Never Lie: He outright tells Obi-Wan the truth about the Republic being under Darth Sidious's control. Given his allegiance to the Sith, the Jedi are not inclined to believe him.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He is seen in the eyes of many as a charismatic idealist crusading against the very real corruption endemic in the Republic, while the more overtly villainous Separatists are simply allies he's stuck with. Neither is wholly true; if anything, his idea to weed out corruption is to set up a sprawling dictatorship.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Well, not that Dooku can be considered weak at all, but his Form II: Makashi fighting style is this, utilizing precise parries, fluid ripostes and light, accurate cuts to redirect and intercept an opponent's blows. Dooku is in fact the most finesse-oriented duelist among the lightsaber wielders in the Canon, beating out all other characters in terms of raw skill (discounting youth and strength in the Force, that is), but at 83 years old, he has a disadvantage at physical strength, stamina and raw power. This is why he was able to pick open Obi-Wan's Stone Wall defense, but ultimately loses to Anakin's relentless offense.
  • Weapon of Choice: A curve-hilted red lightsaber.
  • We Can Rule Together: He offers this to Obi-Wan while revealing the truth about Darth Sidious to him in Attack of the Clones, claiming they can join forces.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He left the Jedi Order because he believed that the Order is becoming nothing but glorified Space Police in the service of a corrupt, apathetic and ineffectual government, and as a Sith, the only real thing he craved is the power to effect real changes in the galaxy.
  • Wicked Cultured: He is a ruthless and fairly villainous gentleman, but a gentleman nonetheless.
  • Worthy Opponent: He considered Obi-Wan to be this after he successfully foiled his attempt to kidnap Palpatine twice in one day.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He tried to kill Rotta the Huttlet and is more than willing to sentence women and children to work camps beside. He was also willing to massacre a convoy of refugees that included children. As far as he's concerned, there are no innocents in war.
  • You Have Failed Me:
    • To Ventress, albeit reluctantly.
    • To Savage Opress when he screwed up his mission to bring in the Toydarian King alive.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine orders Anakin to kill him after beating him in a duel.

Separatist Council

    Poggle the Lesser 

Archduke Poggle the Lesser

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Species: Geonosian

Homeworld: Geonosis

Voiced by: Marton Csokas (films), Matthew Wood (The Clone Wars)
Appearances: Attack of the Clones | The Clone Wars | Catalyst | Revenge of the Sith

Padmé Amidala: You're committing an act of war, Archduke. I hope you're prepared for the consequences.
Poggle: We build weapons, Senator! That is our business. Of course we're prepared!

Archduke Poggle the Lesser was the leader of the Geonosians and a founding member of the Separatist Alliance. His factories provided the Separatists with many of their Battle Droids.


  • Asshole Victim: Just like the other Separatist leaders, he was killed by Darth Vader in Revenge of the Sith. His atrocities include trying to have Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Padmé publicly executed by monsters at the start of the war and later collaborating with Queen Karina to have the Jedi infected with parasitic brain worms.
  • Beard of Evil: He's got long tendrils of flesh hanging off his jowls, giving him the effect of a beard.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: More than that, in fact. If you look carefully, you can see him being bisected and having both his arms and his tendrils cut off when Darth Vader kills him and the other Separatist leaders.
  • Heel–Face Mole: In order to get out of prison, he agrees to Orson Krennic's proposal to have the Geonosians switch sides and begin construction of the Death Star for the Republic. After several months of playing along, he has the construction crew go nuts aboard the construction site and uses the chaos to escape in a shuttle, which is implied to be taking him to Utapau.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Poggle the Lesser isn't exactly the most flattering title.
  • Evil Old Folks: Appears to be quite old by Geonosian standards, walking with a cane instead of flying, and having prominent masses of flesh resembling a long beard, unlike all other Geonosians seen.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: He exclusively speaks Geonosian, which is incomprehensible, even by Alien standards, yet somehow makes himself understood by both Dooku and the rest of the Separatist leadership.
  • Insectoid Alien: As mentioned above, he's a Geonosian.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: He was captured during the Second Battle of Geonosis and held in Republic custody for at least one year before being released after pretending to defect. Karma then comes right back to him when Darth Vader kills him and the rest of the Separatist leaders at the end of the war.
  • No-Sell: As a Geonosian, he's immune to Jedi Mind Tricks. Unfortunately for him, Anakin Skywalker doesn't need mind tricks to get Poggle to talk when his Padawan is in danger.
  • The Unintelligible: In The Clone Wars, since alien languages are never subtitled in the installment and instead rely on other characters to interpret.
  • Vague Age: Since Geonosians really show their age outwardly, it's hard to tell, though given he looks completely different from the young fighter classes, it can be assumed he is very old, whatever that means in Geonosian standards.
  • We Have Reserves: He cares very little for casualties among his hive due to work disputes as Geonosians breed fast and competition between hive members encourages better results, hardier workers, and prevents overpopulation.
  • Weird Beard: Unlike most Geonosians, he has some flesh tendrils for a beard.
  • Starfish Language: Poggle only speaks in Geonosian, a bizarre language made up of guttural clicking and rapid, odd noises.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Only returns in Revenge of the Sith to get bisected by a newly-minted Darth Vader.

    Passel Argente 

Passel Argente

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Species: Koorivar

Homeworld: Kooriva

Portrayed by: Steven Boyle (Attack of the Clones), Marty Werterill (Revenge of the Sith)

Passel Argente was the Magistrate of the Corporate Alliance. He was a Republic senator for his homeworld of Kooriva before joining the Separatist Alliance.


  • Asshole Victim: Along with the rest of the Separatist leaders who helped start the Clone Wars who are killed by Darth Vader on Mustafar.
  • Corrupt Politician/Corrupt Corporate Executive: He dragged both his homeworld (which had a considerable number of Republic supporters who fought against the Confederacy) and his company into the Clone Wars in order to gain a profit.
  • Cosmopolitan Council: Is a member of one, alongside the other corporate representatives who back the Confederacy.
  • Horned Humanoid: Koorivar have several horns on their heads.
  • Rubber-Forehead Alien: As a Koorivar, he mostly resembles a human but has scaly, reptilian skin and a spiraling horn growing from his head.

    Shu Mai 

Shu Mai

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Species: Gossam

Homeworld: Castell

Voiced by: Chris Truswell (Attack of the Clones) | Nika Futterman (''Kinect Star Wars'x)
Kinect Star Wars

"What you are proposing could be construed as treason."

Shu Mai was the Presidente of the Commerce Guild and one of the leaders of the Separatist Alliance.


  • Asshole Victim: Along with the rest of the Separatist leaders who helped start the Clone Wars who are killed by Darth Vader on Mustafar.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: She only speaks in her native Gossam language, but her fellow Separatists can understand her and she understands them back as well.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: As was the case with most of the Separatist Council.
  • Cosmopolitan Council: She is a member of one, alongside the other corporate representatives who back the Confederacy.
  • Humanoid Alien: Has the basic human body shape, but has a distinctly alien appearance.
  • Lizard Folk: Gossams like Mai are a diminutive species of saurian sentients.
  • The Reptilians: Comes with being a Gossam.

    Po Nudo 

Senator Po Nudo

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Species: Aqualish

Homeworld: Ando

Portrayed by: Paul James Nicholson

Po Nudo was the junior senator representing Ando. When the defected to the Separatists, he brought the Hyper-Communications Cartel with him, alongside half the Lambda Sector.


  • All There in the Manual: His name is established in material outside of the theatrical films.
  • Character Death: He was killed by Darth Vader alongside the other Separatist Council members on Mustafar at the end of the Clone Wars.
  • Corrupt Politician: His membership on the Separatist Council rather than the Separatist Parliament implies that he is among those who started the movement for profit rather than actual political idealism.
  • Extra Eyes: He has four eyes, unlike most Aqualish. According to Legends, four-eyed Aqualish are a subspecies.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He used to be loyal to the Republic, but went over to the Separatists.
  • Propaganda Machine: In addition to communications and intelligence management, the Hyper-Communications Cartel also had the job of running the Separatists' Shadowfeeds, which were sliced HoloNet channels for broadcasting Separatist propaganda.

    Tikkes 

Senator Tikkes

Species: Quarren

Homeworld: Mon Cala

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Portrayed by: ??
Appearances: The Phantom Menace | Attack of the Clones | The Clone Warsnote  | Revenge of the Sith

Tikkes was a Quarren senator representing Mon Cala who went over to the Separatists.


  • Character Death: He was killed by Darth Vader alongside the other Separatist Council members on Mustafar at the end of the Clone Wars.
  • Corrupt Politician: His membership on the Separatist Council rather than the Separatist Parliament implies that he is among those who started the movement for profit rather than actual political idealism.
  • Cthulhumanoid: Comes with being a Quarren.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He used to be loyal to the Republic, but went over to the Separatists.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: He was the leader of the Quarren Isolation League, a faction of pro-Separatist Quarren. The Isolation League itself is canon (albeit with a dose of Adaptational Heroism), but with his planned episode arc of The Clone Wars unaired, it is unknown how involved with it he would have been.

Corporate Backers

Trade Federation

See their separate page.

InterGalactic Banking Clan

    San Hill 

San Hill

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Species: Muun

Homeworld: Scipio

Voiced by: Chris Truswell
Appearances: Attack of the Clones | Revenge of the Sith

"The banking clan will sign your treaty."

San Hill was the Chairman of the InterGalactic Banking Clan. He helped lead the Separatists as part of the council of corporate interests who started the war.


  • Asshole Victim: Along with the rest of the Separatist leaders who helped start the Clone Wars who are killed by Darth Vader on Mustafar.
  • Bald of Evil: Bald due to being a Muun and he is a corrupt banker who helped start a war for profit.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He is a corrupt member of the Banking Clan.
  • Cosmopolitan Council: He is a member of one, alongside the other corporate representatives who back the Confederacy.
  • Humanoid Alien: He has the basic human body shape, but has a distinctly alien appearance.
  • Lean and Mean: He's a Muun, after all.
  • Renegade Splinter Faction: Even after Palpatine is given control of the Banking Clan in the Battle of Scipio's aftermath, the Muunilinst branch of the Banking Clan under San Hill's leadership continued to put in their lot with Separatists until the end of the war.

    Nix Card 

Senator Nix Card

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Species: Muun

Homeworld: Scipio

Voiced by: Corey Burton
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Nix Card was a senator who served as a representative of the InterGalactic Banking Clan in the Galactic Republic Senate during the Clone Wars.


  • Bald of Evil: It comes with being a Muun.
  • The Cameo: He briefly appears in "Slaves of the Republic", where he can be seen among the crowd at a slave auction.
  • Corrupt Politician: He uses his position as senator to keep the war going for the Banking Clan's profit. He also conspires to allow the Separatists to bomb Coruscant in order to influence a senate vote regarding peace talks with the Separatists.
  • Karma Houdini: He was involved in both a terrorist attack on Coruscant and worked directly with Darth Sidious to allow the Banking Clan to fall into the control of the Chancellor's office and so far has suffered no legal consequences for it.
  • Lean and Mean: He is a Muun who is deliberately prolonging the Clone Wars in order to bring greater wealth to his company. He also attended a slave auction, indicating he traffics in slavery as well.
  • War for Fun and Profit: So long as the war keeps going, Card will make sure the Banking Clan profits from it.

    Mak Plain 

Mak Plain

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Species: Muun

Voiced by: Stephen Stanton
Appearances: The Clone Wars

"We have no stake in this war, Senator. You know that. War is... distasteful to all of us."

Mak Plain was an official of the InterGalactic Banking Clan on Coruscant.


  • Bald of Evil: Bald due to being a Muun and he is a corrupt banker who helped start a war for profit.
  • Blatant Lies: His quote above about finding the war, which is making the banking clan outrageous profits, to be distasteful.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive/Morally Bankrupt Banker: He raises the interest rate of loans to both the Republic and Separatists by ten percent, and then gleefully throws the fact that the Republic needs the Banking Clan and has to bow to the their demands or it will the war into the faces of Padmé and Onaconda Farr.
    Padmé: Your previous arrangement with the Republic was ten percent!
    Plain: Please, please! That was before deregulation. The same rules don't apply, my dear. The Separatists don't seem to mind a rate hike. In fact, they just secured a loan to fund an additional three million battle droids.
  • Humanoid Alien: Has the basic human body shape, but has a distinctly alien appearance.
  • Playing Both Sides: He doesn't even try to hide the fact that the InterGalactic Banking Clan is bankrolling both sides of the war, but still tries to insist that they have no interest in keeping it going.
  • Smug Snake: It seems to be the hat of Muun bankers.

    Rush Clovis 

Senator Rush Clovis

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Scipio

Appearances: Queen's Shadow | The Clone Wars

"You know, I spent so much of my life misunderstood. What will they say about me now? What will I have left behind?"

Rush Clovis was the Senator of Scipio and eventually Chairman of the Banking Clan during the Clone Wars. He was also an old flame of Padmé Amidala's.


  • Aesop Amnesia: Queen's Shadow shows exactly why Padmé ended any kind of romantic relationship with him: He forced a kiss on her even though she clearly said "no" multiple times. By "The Rise of Clovis", he still hasn't learned this lesson, as he attempts to kiss her again...when Anakin walks in.
  • Age-Gap Romance: Judging by his appearance (particularly the lines on his face), he seems to be several years older than Padmé, who would've been eighteen when they had a relationship.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Clovis has a notable tanned skin tone.
  • Anti-Hero: After his Heel–Face Turn, Clovis is genuinely trying to do good but retains a number of his flaws, including his entitlement towards Padmé and Rich Jerk attitude.
  • Anti-Villain: In his first appearance he's working with the Separatists to help fund a Geonosian droid factory, but he is willing to threaten Lott Dod and go against his orders to save Padmé, unwilling to let her die even though she's a threat to his plans. In his later appearances he has genuinely good intentions, but is manipulated by Dooku into working against the Republic again and is then framed as a traitor.
  • The Atoner: He tries to be this during the Clovis arc, but is not remembered by the Republic as this.
  • Character Development: Clovis started off as an opportunistic antagonist willing to betray the Republic for the Separatists. However, his later appearances shows he genuinely saw the error of his ways and attempts to do good.
  • Cock Fight: He's not subtle about his attraction to Padmé and often uses it to rile up Anakin when he sees he's also enamoured with her, occasionally becoming openly hostile. He eventually gets into a full-on physical fight with him, although it doesn't end well for Clovis as he's badly outmatched against the highly skilled Jedi Knight.
  • Corrupt Politician: Zigzagged. He is one in his first appearance via funding the operation of a Geonosian droid factory for the Separatists. In his next appearance however, he's trying to undo the corruption in the Banking Clan and return it to a neutral system, but his deal with Count Dooku ends up making him look like a Separatist.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Clovis' parents died in a shuttle accident when he was only twelve and he was adopted by a high-ranking Muun whom his father worked for. Although he was always treated like one of the family, it's obvious he's still affected by his parents' deaths and it's hinted he felt insecure about being different from the rest of his adoptive family.
    Rush Clovis: "I was accepted as their child, everywhere we went. I almost forgot where I was from...until I looked in the mirror."
  • Deal with the Devil: He made a deal with Count Dooku in order to become Chairman of the Banking Clan in order to fix its corruption. It goes horribly wrong.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Subverted. Clovis willingly falls to his death to save Padmé, but he is generally remembered as a Separatist traitor. Even Padmé, who was horrified by his death, believed he was really a traitor rather than the victim of a Frame-Up (to be fair, the evidence against Clovis looks pretty damning and he never had the chance to fully explain what happened).
  • Designated Villain: He becomes one in-universe after Count Dooku sets him up to make it look like he only took control of the Banking Clan so he could give Scipio to the Confederacy. And after he dies, he's still labeled a Separatist.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He takes up Dooku's offer to provide him with the evidence he needs to prove corruption in the Banking Clan and be endorsed by the Separatists at the Bank's new chairman. He apparently never considered that Dooku might then use this to blackmail Clovis into favoring the Separatists.
  • Disney Villain Death: Although he technically wasn't a villain at this stage, he dies in a classic villain manner by falling from the edge of a tall building. Anakin had actually managed to grab hold of both him and Padmé as they fell, but Clovis realised he could only hold one of them and so willingly let go to save Padmé.
  • Entitled to Have You: Has this view in regards to Padmé, to some extent. Queen's Shadow reveals he forced a kiss on her and then he tries again in "The Rise of Clovis" despite her clearly saying "no".
    Clovis: Then there's absolutely nothing to stop us from doing this. (grabs Padmé and tries to kiss her)
    Padmé: Clovis! Clovis, no!
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He is genuinely hurt when he realizes Padmé was spying on him and stole a hologram disc containing his droid factory plans (although he himself is actually a traitor).
    Clovis: I see now why you renewed our friendship. So you could spy on me and steal from me!
    Padmé: I did it for the Republic!
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Clovis isn't really evil, especially not at the end of the Clovis arc, but he does make some rather selfish and immoral choices. Despite this, it's made clear that he genuinely loves Padmé and he is remorseful about hurting and disappointing her. He's also shown to have deeply cared for both his biological and adoptive families.
  • Facial Markings: He has some tattoos on his forehead that currently don't have a particularly clear meaning. In Legends, they signified his status in Scipioan society.
  • Foil: To Anakin Skywalker. Both are Padmé's troubled love interests (both of whom she has an Age-Gap Romance with), with both relationships ending in tragedy. Anakin and Clovis both have tragic pasts; Anakin was Born into Slavery, had to leave his mother at the age of nine and then had her die in his arms; Clovis' parents died when he was twelve in a shuttle accident. Anakin was taken in by the Jedi Order and became a Jedi himself, while Clovis was educated by his adoptive Muun family and went into politics. Padmé and Anakin met as children and married secretly as adults since the former was a Jedi, but he ended up on the Dark Side. In contrast, Padmé and Clovis had a brief relationship when she first became a senator in her early adulthood; Clovis initially aligned himself with the Separatists, but made a genuine turn to do good, only to be framed by Count Dooku as the one behind the Banking Clan corruption. Also, while Padmé dies in childbirth (and of a broken heart by Anakin's Face–Heel Turn), she dies stating there's still good in Anakin; but believed that the now dead Clovis was still a traitor. Both Clovis and Anakin end up sacrificing themselves to save someone they love; Clovis dies to save Padmé, while Anakin dies saving his and Padmé's son Luke. They both also show a sense of entitlement to Padmé — she caught on fast with Clovis when he forced a kiss on her, but didn't realize Anakin had this attitude until after they were married and he started sliding closer to the Dark Side. Furthermore, Anakin was born on a desert planet, while Clovis was born on an icy planet.
  • Forceful Kiss: In Queen's Shadow, he kisses Padmé despite her repeatedly saying no, which seriously puts her off him. Years later, he tries doing this to Padmé again during dinner in "The Rise of Clovis". It does NOT end well for Clovis, as Padmé's husband happens to walk in at just that moment...
  • Frame-Up: He falls victim to one in "Crisis at the Heart", in which Count Dooku makes it look like Clovis is abusing his position in the Banking Clan to favor the Separatists.
  • Happily Adopted: When his parents died, Clovis was adopted by a wealthy Muun his father worked for and was treated like a part of the family anywhere he went.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Clovis' subsequent appearances after "Senate Spy" has him reformed and trying take down corruption within the Banking Clan.
  • Heroic BSoD: During the invasion of Scipio following his Frame-Up, he starts to go completely to pieces, desperately ranting about how he spent his whole life misunderstood and what will everyone think of him now. When Anakin arrives to arrest him, he even takes Padmé hostage, insisting he is innocent. Intetestingly, from Padmé and Anakin's perspective he's having a Villainous Breakdown, as they (understandably) don't realize he really is being set-up.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He deliberately falls to his death so he can let Padmé survive.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being Happily Adopted by his wealthy Muun family, Clovis hints how he felt insecure about being different from the rest of them.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Padmé in The Clone Wars. Even though her marriage to Anakin isn't supposed to be public knowledge and she denies there's anything between them, Padmé makes it clear either way she doesn't have romantic feelings for Clovis; it's also a Foregone Conclusion that nothing will come of it seeing as Padmé and Anakin are still (relatively) Happily Married in Revenge of the Sith and she's pregnant with his children. However, neither Clovis or Anakin seemed to have gotten this memo. 
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He thought trusting Count Dooku would possibly end well. Unsurprisingly, Dooku makes it very clear he intends for Clovis to make good on their deal whether he likes it or not.
  • Hostage Situation: In a moment of sheer desperation, he takes Padmé hostage in "Crisis at the Heart", holding her at blaster-point while trying (rather badly) to explain the situation. Then the floor collapses.
  • Hypocrite:
    • He's hurt when he discovers Padmé only renewed their friendship to spy on him. But he saw no problem lying to her and betraying the Republic for the Separatists.
    • He tells Anakin he should accept that Padmé has "other interests besides [him]", while he himself tends to invade Padmé's personal space and make assumptions about their relationship even when it makes her uncomfortable.
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: Although he's mostly saying it to piss off Anakin and he himself has little respect for Padmé's autonomy, Clovis is technically right that Anakin should accept he's not the only important thing in Padmé's life.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Clovis was adopted at the age of twelve by a wealthy Muun for whom his father worked, until he was killed in the same shuttle accident that also killed Clovis's mother and the Muun's wife.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: During the invasion of Scipio, Padmé urges Clovis to turn himself in to the Republic authorities. For a moment he seems to be seriously considering it...until Anakin bursts in, at which point he panics and takes Padmé hostage.
  • Last-Name Basis: He's almost always referred to by his surname, even by Padmé.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He has this reaction when Count Dooku blackmails him after he becomes the Chairman of the Banking Clan and the Count sends a Separatist fleet to Scipio to frame him.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Following his first appearance, Clovis tries to make amends for his previous actions by exposing corruption in the Banking Clan and becoming its Chairman. Unfortunately, his methods of doing so end up making the situation even worse and feed into Palpatine's larger scheme to take over the galaxy.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He's on the receiving end of one courtesy of Anakin, who goes completely berserk after walking in on him trying to kiss Padmé. Clovis does try to put up a fight (and keeps verbally baiting Anakin as well), but is clearly outmatched by him and requires medical attention afterwards. Padmé points out that Anakin could've killed him if he hadn't come to his senses in time.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: In regards to Padmé. Even though they're exes who haven't seen each other in years, he's very hands-on with her and tries to kiss her, to her visible discomfort.
  • Not Helping Your Case: He keeps insisting he's not the villain...while holding a gun to Padmé's head. He's clearly panicking, but he still isn't doing himself any favours.
  • Office Romance: He tried to initiate one with Padmé when she first became a senator and sought him as an ally, but it fizzled out before long.
  • Old Flame: He was in a relationship with Padmé Amidala at some point in the ten years between the Invasion of Naboo and the beginning of the Clone Wars, but Padmé decided they should keep it strictly professional.
  • One Head Taller: Clovis is a head taller than Padmé, standing at 6'3 while she is 5'5.
  • Pet the Dog: While he may be an antagonist in "Senate Spy", he's genuinely concerned about Padmé when she is poisoned and helps Anakin save her.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: In "Senate Spy", the last we see of Clovis is him being left behind by Anakin on Cato Nemoidia to face Lott Dod, whom he just threatened and lost an important disc for. A few years later, in "An Old Friend", it's revealed he managed to talk his way out and has now seemingly turned over a new leaf.
  • Reality Ensues: When Anakin walks in on him trying to force a kiss onto Padmé he draws his lightsaber on him. Clovis responds by saying Let's Fight Like Gentlemen with just their fists. Anakin agrees, only for Clovis to completely get his his ass handed to him. As a senator who has likely never thrown a punch before in his life fighting against a general who spent his entire life fighting and learning to deal with an extreme amount of pain while facing whole battalions, he is easily overpowered by Anakin, who even without his lightsaber or even using the Force knocks him to the floor with one punch and begins wailing on him.
  • Redemption Equals Death: His final act is giving up his own life to ensure Padmé's survival.
  • Rejection Affection: Particularly in "The Rise of Clovis", he keeps trying to rekindle his romance with Padmé even when she makes it plain she's not interested. He even tries to kiss her against her will, ignoring her protests. Queen's Shadow reveals he was like this with her years back when they first met, which was one of the reasons Padmé called time on their relationship. He apparently never learned his lesson.
  • Rich Jerk: He's a wealthy politician who is also quite corrupt and self-absorbed, has a sense of entitlement towards his love interest and speaks contemptuously to Anakin when he believes he's 'just' a pilot. However, he's not completely a jerk and he becomes a more moral person who tries to do good.
  • Secret Keeper: He figures out that Anakin and Padmé are in a relationship, but doesn’t tell anyone else about it. He also makes up a lie about a mysterious assailant breaking into Padmé's apartment, trashing the place and beating him up, with Anakin intervening...Anakin was actually the one who attacked him after catching him trying to kiss Padmé.
  • Shame If Something Happened: In "The Rise of Clovis", when he confronts Padmé about her relationship with Anakin, he remarks "Isn't it forbidden for a Jedi to have romantic ties? He would be banished from the Order, would he not?" However, he ultimately doesn't do anything with this.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Not only does he die, he gets scapegoated for the corruption in the Banking Clan, is remembered as a Separatist supporter and control of the Banking Clan falls to the Supreme Chancellor, giving Palpatine the funds he needs for his Empire (and superweapons like the Death Star).
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Upon reappearing in "An Old Friend", Clovis has switched his outfit from the fancy green jumpsuit with armor-like accessories he wore in "Senate Spy" to a more subdued red jumpsuit and black waistcoat, reflecting his Character Development from a self-interested opportunist to a more altruistic person who wants to make amends.
  • Sleazy Politician: Very much so at first, though he becomes more conscientious. He does deals with the Separatists behind the Republic's back for personal advancement and is reluctant to take no for an answer when Padmé rejects his advances.
  • Slimeball: Although quite charming and handsome, Clovis's underlying personality is rather sleazy at times. He takes advantage of people's trust and goodwill, especially Padmé's, to further his own ends and is primarily interested in making himself rich and powerful; he is also reluctant to take no for an answer from Padmé when she rejects his romantic advances, even attempting to force a kiss on her in her own home. That being said, he does become a better person and tries to make amends for his actions, but he finds himself being used and outwitted by more sinister and competent people like Count Dooku, and ultimately his plans fall apart completely.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He's a bit of one for Palo Jemabie, Padmé's First Love who she mentions in Attack of the Clones. Originally, the creators of The Clone Wars were going to use Palo in Clovis' plotlines, but they decided that Padmé's ex-boyfriend should be from a more recent relationship so that Anakin's jealousy would be better supported (Padmé dated Palo when she was twelve and also mentions he left politics to pursue art). However, beyond the fact they're both Old Flames to Padmé, Palo and Clovis don't appear to have much else in common.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is over six feet tall, dark-haired, and quite good-looking.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Anakin whenever they're forced to work together. Just about the only thing that will compell them to grudgingly cooperate is helping Padmé, the woman they both love.
  • Token Human: He is this for the Banking Clan, an organization mostly run by Muuns.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Clovis' first appearance shows him as a corrupt politician who only cares about money. He has a genuine Heel–Face Turn in his subsequent appearances and is also less of a sleazeball
  • Troubled, but Cute: A good-looking man, who also happens to be an Anti-Villain (later Anti-Hero) with a Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Unrequited Love Lasts Forever: Even though he and Padmé broke up around six years before The Clone Wars began and they barely saw or spoke to each during that time period, he is obviously still in love with her when they meet up in "Senate Spy"; he even uses her first name as his computer password. And even though she makes it clear she no longer feels that way about him, he continues to love her for the next three or so years, right up to his death; heck, he even lets himself die to save her life.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To both Count Dooku and Darth Sidious, as they trick him into being the mastermind of the corruption within the Banking Clan.
  • Villainous Crush: In "Senate Spy", he's revealed to be conspiring with the Separatists and has a very obvious attraction to Padmé. It's revealed that his password is her name and he's even willing to threaten Lott Dod at the risk of his own life to get a poison antidote for her.
    Rush Clovis: "[Lott Dod] might kill me if he finds out. But still, it's [Padmé's] life that I worry about. She must be saved because I love her."

Techno Union

    Wat Tambor 

Emir Wat Tambor

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Species: Skakoan

Homeworld: Skako Minor

Voiced by: Chris Truswell (films), Matthew Wood (The Clone Wars)
Appearances: Attack of the Clones | The Clone Wars | Revenge of the Sith

"With these new battle droids we've built for you, you'll have the finest army in the galaxy."

Wat Tambor was the Foreman of the Techno Union - which provided a huge chunk of the Separatists’ droid army and weapon technology - and a member of the Separatist Council.


  • Arc Villain: Of the Ryloth arc. He also played a more subdued role as one of the main villains during the Bad Batch arc.
  • Arms Dealer: The Techno Union owns several technology firms such as Baktoid Armor Workshop, supplying the Separatists with all sorts of Battle Droids and other weapons. They were even providing this technology to the other Separatist-allied commerce guilds (such as the Trade Federation's battle droids and ground vehicles) before the Separatist Alliance was formed.
  • Art Evolution: In The Clone Wars, the Bad Batch arc presents a new design for him that is more accurate to his live action appearances in the theatrical films (notable features include a wider faceplate and smoothly-curved breathing tubes), while the Palette Swaps of his first design in the installment were used for other Skakoan aides.
  • Ascended Extra: Tambor was a minor member of the Separatists gathered at Geonosis in Attack of the Clones and received an expanded role in The Clone Wars.
  • Asshole Victim: Like the rest of the Separatist leaders killed by Vader, there's not much sympathy to be had for Tambor, especially when his war crimes include attempted genocide and horrific bio-experiments on sentient beings.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Coming from a planet with a higher-pressure atmosphere than normal, Skakoans, in addition to breathing hydrogen-sulfide, are required to wear body-concealing (minus the back of their heads) pressure suits when offworld. If that suit were to get breached, they would violently explode like a deep sea fish brought up on land (and according to the Legends continuity, their explosions are dangerous to those around them as well), which means Vader would have been very careful when he killed Tambor on Mustafar. Also, the DVD featurette for "Liberty on Ryloth" suggests that Skakoans might not actually have legs (referencing how Tambor's original ILM model didn't have them), hence why Tambor "scoots" when he "walks".
  • Blatant Lies: During the Bad Batch arc, he claims the Techno Union is a neutral party and tells the titular squad that the Republic is violating it by being on Skako Minor, despite admitting that he saw their infiltration coming (and the only way he could have is if Trench, who was then leading the Separatists at the Battle of Anaxes and whom Tambor was selling Echo's algorithm to, told him). Anakin Skywalker, having Tech tracked the Separatist's tactical algorithm to Skako Minor and most likely remembering what he did on Ryloth, knows it's bantha fodder. And Rex rebukes that he's violated the neutrality first by holding a Republic soldier prisoner (and experimenting on him).
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the head of the Techno Union and an executive from Baktoid Armor Workshop, both of which have sided with the Separatists and provides them with Battle Droids and other technology. And he's also willing to kill innocent people to test these products.
  • Creepy Monotone: His voice sounds somewhat robotic and not just because of his suit. Whenever he does show emotion such as anger, his tone only changes slightly.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Especially when compared to Nute Gunray. When he was abandoned by his tactical droid and at Mace Windu's mercy, he was prepared to die in the impending Separatist bombing of Lessu, taking the Republic forces with him. Ultimately subverted in that Anakin and Ahsoka were able to take out the Hyena bombers in time, saving Ryloth and setting Tambor to be taken prisoner.
  • Greed: His Fatal Flaw. Tambor refused to leave without the treasures he had stolen from the Twi'lek people, leading his tactical droid to abandon him for capture by the Republic or death from the impending Separatist bombing. His greed also undermines the Battle of Anaxes for the Separatists because he was afraid of profit losses if Trench found out about Echo's escape.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: He was captured at the end of the Ryloth arc and held in Republic custody for at least a year, but got out sometime before the Bad Batch arc, most likely due to a combination of him declaring the Techno Union's neutrality and the Senate accepting it with some help from Gume Saam and/or Palpatine transferring him to another prison and arranging for his release. Then karma finds its way back in Revenge of the Sith when Vader kills him.
  • Kick the Dog:
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He wisely surrenders after the Separatist forces have been defeated and the bombing has been thwarted, all with little fuss too.
    Wat Tambor: What are your terms of surrender?
    Cham Syndulla: They are unconditional.
    Wat Tambor: Agreed...
  • Lack of Empathy: When the Techno Union controls a planet, he thinks even its sentient population is their property and means they can do whatever they want with them, including starving them, subjecting them to horrific experiments, or testing new weapons on them.
  • Little Green Man in a Can: Skakoans wear almost-entirely body concealing pressure suits.
  • Mad Scientist: The Bad Batch arc reveals that he is one when it comes to his experiments as some of them involve using sentient beings. For instance, he used Echo as a living computer in addition to mining his brain for data and then tested a flesh-destroying weapon on a live prisoner just to show what he would do to some people infiltrating his base. He also had access to a cybernetic monster known as the Chthonic worm god, which is classified as a techno-totem, as a trap for his personal vault. Downplayed on the "mad" part though since he doesn't seem insane.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: If he had not worried about a huge profit loss from admitting his failure to keep Echo on Skako Minor and told Admiral Trench about his escape, the Separatists would have had a better chance of winning the Battle of Anaxes just from knowing ahead of time that they no longer have their original tactical advantage and that the Republic is now using it against them. As a result, the Republic wins with only a few hiccups along the way, they maintain Anaxes' shipyards and Trench is Killed Off for Real.
  • Non-Action Guy: Justified, as fighting is even more dangerous when the slightest breach to your clothing could make you explode.
  • The Sociopath: He has a callous disregard for the lives of others and is solely driven by profit for himself and his company even if it undermines the Separatists in the long run. The closest he's shown to any emotion is anger over his laboratory and "years of research" getting destroyed.
    Cham Syndulla: Wat Tambor spoils for others what he cannot possess.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Tambor was captured at the end of the Ryloth arc, but how he got out of prison before the Bad Batch arc remains to be seen. According to Filoni, he most likely got out because Palpatine had him transferred to another prison and arranged for his release afterward.
  • Vague Age: Doctor Aphra reveals that he got hold of the Triple-Zero protocol personality matrix at least a century before the events of the comic, which makes it clear that Tambor was no less than eighty-years old at the time of his death. Whether he was an old man by Skakoan standards isn't clear.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He goes through one in "Liberty on Ryloth" when faced with the prospect of an inevitable Republic victory, his tactical droid TA-175 rats out Tambor's inefficiencies to Count Dooku behind his back and the droid agrees with Dooku's orders to evacuate Lessu against Tambor's wishes.
    Wat Tambor: That droid exaggerates!
  • Villainous Legacy: Two decades after his death, Tambor was viewed as one of Skako Minor's most cherished sons and his workshop on the planet became a holy site among the Skakoan race. Even Hallio Bas, another Skakoan, claims that the Empire might not have happened if the Separatists just took the Techno Union's lead. However, given the Poletecs (the other native species of Skako Minor) had problems with him during the Clone Wars and Caysin Bogg and Tam Posla bring up his more infamous war crimes when they hear how revered he is from Bas, it's apparent that there's some racial bias involved.

    Gume Saam 

Senator Gume Saam

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Species: Ishi Tib

Portrayed by: ??
Voiced by: Phil La Marr

Gume Saam was a corrupt senator of the Techno Union who was secretly aiding the Separatists in order to profit from the Clone Wars.


  • Corrupt Politician: Uses the war and the Techno Union's supposed neutrality to advance business interests in both the Republic and Separatist space.
  • Karma Houdini: He's seen both alive and with his political career still intact by the time the Empire rises to power, despite being a senator for the Techno Union, but given Wat Tambor's death and the Union's dissolution, it's unknown if he was affected outside of personal profit losses. Legends has claimed that the Empire put a bounty on his head later, but that hasn't been claimed or denied in Canon.
  • The Mole: Along with Senators Nix Card and Lott Dodd, he works to promote the continuation of the war from inside the Republic so the businesses aligned with the Separatists will continue to profit.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: His idea to stop Padmé's efforts to start peace talks is to hire someone to assassinate her. Both Card and Dodd both dismiss the idea as too risky and difficult.
  • Token Minority: Similar to Rush Clovis's relationship with the Intergalactic Banking Clan, Gume Saam is an Ishi Tib representing a corporation mostly comprised of Skakoans.
  • War for Fun and Profit: He works to keep the war going so the Techno Union can profit from it.

Separatist Military

See the Separatist Military page.

Separatist Parliament

    Mina Bonteri 

Senator Mina Bonteri

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Onderon

Voiced by: Kath Soucie

An idealistic politician from Onderon, Mina Bonteri used to be Padmé Amidala's mentor in the Senate. While Mina believed in the Separatist cause and openly admired Count Dooku, she also sought to stop the spreading violence of the Clone Wars. On Padmé's urging, she proposed to open peace-talks with the Republic, which the Separatist Parliament agreed upon. However with this, she became a threat to the Sith Lords’ plans and was murdered by Dooku's thugs. She was also the mother of Lux Bonteri.


  • All for Nothing: Her efforts to persuade the Separatist Parliament to open peace talks with the Republic are undone when General Grievous orchestrates a bombing of Coruscant's central power grid. To add insult to injury, Dooku then has Mina assassinated, publicly blames it on the Republic and uses it as an excuse to withdraw the peace proposal she had brought to fruition.
  • Anti-Villain: Type Villain in Name Only; she is a truly good woman who joined the Separatists out of genuine altruism rather than greed, due to her belief the Republic Senate was too corrupt to make any effective changes.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one on the left side of her face, not unlike Padmé in fact.
  • Call-Forward: In Queen's Shadow, Mina voices displeasure at the Republic's inability to get anything done to the point that Padmé thinks it sounds almost treasonous, which we know will lead into her joining the Separatist Parliament sometime before The Clone Wars.
  • Did Not Die That Way: Dooku claims that she was killed in an attack by the Republic, but it's strongly implied and later confirmed that she was actually killed by Dooku because of her peace talks. Lux openly accuses Dooku of murdering his mother in "A Friend In Need".
  • Friendly Enemy: Although she and Padmé are on opposite sides of the war, they remain close friends and work together to bring about a diplomatic solution to the war. Mina also doesn't resent Ahsoka Tano and is nothing but polite to her even when she antagonises her, merely explaining to Ahsoka that conflicts aren't always as black and white as she might think.
  • Good Parents: She is a loving mother to Lux and raised him to be polite and conscientious. Her death is what causes Lux to turn against Dooku and rejoin the Republic, as he correctly deduced that Dooku was really the one who had her killed.
  • High Class Gloves: Her outfit includes a pair of fingerless gloves that loop around her middle finger.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She openly admired Count Dooku.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She has a similar facial structure to her voice actress, Kath Soucie.
  • Killed Offscreen: Not long after attempts at peace-talks are sabotaged by a terrorist attack, the news of her murder is announced in the Republic Senate to further close the door, just one episode after her first appearance.
  • The Mentor: She was one to Padmé when she was just still new to being a Senator.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: She is assassinated not long after she and Padmé are reunited.
  • Missing Mom: To Lux after her death.
  • Nice Girl: She is a friendly and reasonable woman who wants peace more than anything. She joined the Separatists out of genuine belief it was the best thing for Onderon and doesn't despise the Republic or those who disagree with her; she in fact remains good friends with Padmé even though they're no longer on the same side and strongly advocates for the Separatist Senate to seek a diplomatic solution to the Clone Wars.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She comes closer than anyone to initiating peace talks between the Confederacy and the Republic. This gets her killed.
  • Not So Different:
    • In Queen's Shadow, Padmé views her and Mon Mothma as this, despite their rivalry over her gaining Padmé as an ally. While Mothma may have faith in the Republic, Mina does not and views them as becoming increasingly incompetent and heartless. But if there's one thing they both have in common, it's that they're both idealists that want to do good things.
    • On a large scale instead of a personal one, Mina explains to Ahsoka in "Heroes on Both Sides" that both warring sides want the same thing.
  • Power Hair: She's a senator who wears her hair in a short bob.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Upon learning from Padmé that the Republic Senate was unsure of continuing the war, she was quick to convince the Separatist Senate to open peace negotiations with the Republic. She also accepts Padmé's opinion of Dooku, agreeing to disagree on that.
  • The Rival: She was this to Mon Mothma when she was still aligned with the Republic Senate, particularly when it came to trying to sway Padmé over to their respective groups. Padmé thinks they're actually Not So Different when it comes down to it, but Mina has a much more cynical view of the Republic and is fast losing hope things will ever improve.
  • Shadow Archetype: She's a Separatist-aligned Padmé with a very similar personality and the same goal of finding a peaceful resolution to the war.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has a graying streak in her brown hair.
  • Token Good Teammate: Mina is the face of innocent people who joined the Separatists with noble intentions. Unfortunately, she ends up paying the ultimate price for being a moral person allied with a Sith Lord.
  • Tragic Dream: Ending the Clone Wars diplomatically, as it goes against the plans of Count Dooku and Darth Sidious. When she and Padmé come close to initiating peace talks with the Senate, Dooku is quick to sabotage it and then ensures that Mina can never interfere again.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: It's not hard to see why she and Padmé are friends. Like Padmé, she is an optimistic and good-hearted woman who believes in the best of people and thinks everyone could get along if they just tried...she also happens to be aligned with the Separatists. It doesn't end well for her.
  • Widow Woman: Her husband was killed in self-defense during the Clone Wars, exactly one year prior to her introduction in the installment and her own subsequent death.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: She is murdered by Dooku, the man she admittedly admired, because her focus on peace was jeopardizing the Sith's plan to use the war to wipe out the Jedi.

    Bec Lawise 

Senator Bec Lawise

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Species: Siniteen

Voiced by: Corey Burton
Appearances: The Clone Wars

"We can't do this, Dooku. The Separatist Senate will never approve."

Bec Lawise was the leading senator of the Separatist Senate.


  • Character Death: Count Dooku uses the Force to make Padmé point her blaster at Bec and fire, killing him.
  • Friendly Enemy: He is cordial and friendly to Padmé whenever they meet and is stunned when Dooku tries to have her arrested without cause, protesting that the Separatist Parliament will not approve. This protest gets him killed.
  • Humanoid Alien: He is a Siniteen, a species with an enlarged cranium which looks like a brain.
  • Token Good Teammate: Just like Mina, he represents the Separatists who joined the movement because they felt the Republic was corrupt.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Just like many members of the Separatist Parliament, Bec is not evil and honestly believes that Count Dooku is a good man attempting to lead the Separatists out of the control of the corrupt Republic. He pays for that trust with his life.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believes the Republic is hopelessly corrupt, but also does not want the war to go on, trying on two occasions to begin peace talks with the Republic.

    Voe Atell 

Senator Voe Atell

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Voiced by: Catherine Taber
Appearances: The Clone Wars

"Say it aloud before this gathering—as representative for Chancellor Palpatine that you declare, without reservation, the Separatist state legitimate."

Voe Atell was a Separatist Senator who was connected to the Corporate Alliance. She was a leader of the War Faction, an aggressive political party that advocated continuing and expanding the war against the Republic.


  • Bald Woman: She doesn't have hair: instead, her species has two rows of spikes coming out of their head.
  • Corrupt Politician: It’s hinted at: she quickly objects to Mina Bonteri's call for peace negotiations by declaring that the Corporate Alliance would never stand for it and is quickly shouted down by another senator who claims that the Separatists won't allow corporate interests to dictate their policy like the Republic does.
  • Horned Humanoid: She has two rows of spikes coming out of the top of her head.
  • Jerkass: In contrast to some of the other members of the Separatist Parliament, she is rude and aggressive towards the Republic.
  • War Hawk: Refuses to even consider peace negotiations with the Republic, as befits her status as a leader of the War Faction. Given her ties to the Corporate Alliance, its likely she joined the War Faction not out of a desire to see the corrupt Republic defeated and its member states liberated like the more idealistic members of the faction, but for profit.

Other Separatists

    R3-S6 

R3-S6

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Model: R3-series astromech droid

Appearances: The Clone Wars

R3-S6 was an astromech droid sent by the Separatists to spy on Anakin Skywalker by serving as a replacement astromech after R2-D2 goes missing during the Battle of Bothawui.


  • Bright Is Not Good: He is a golden astromech trying to get his "master" and "allies" killed.
  • Evil Counterpart: To R2-D2.
  • In-Series Nickname: Ahsoka dubs him "Goldie". Anakin derogatorily calls him "Stubby".
  • The Mole: For the Separatists. Albeit not a very good one, since his faked incompetence and sometimes outright refusal to follow orders makes Anakin and Rex not like or trust him with vital tasks.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: It acts incompetent so he can mask his attempts to kill the main characters as "accidents". As noted above, however, it proves detrimental to his spying mission, because it quickly earns him the dislike of Anakin and Rex.
  • Rasputinian Death: R2-D2 sets R3 on fire. R3 then falls to his death and then gets smashed to pieces by a stray piece of debris.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, he was reprogrammed to serve as a mole by other Separatist spies at a Republic facility.

    Nuvo Vindi 

Dr. Nuvo Vindi

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Species: Faust

Homeworld: Adana

Voiced by: Michael York
Appearances: The Clone Wars

"I suppose one can never have too many lab rats."

Nuvo Vindi was an insane yet brilliant Faust scientist in the employ of the Separatists who resurrected the Blue Shadow Virus.


  • Arc Villain: Of the two episodes featuring the titular Blue Shadow Virus. He becomes the Greater-Scope Villain of the second episode, as though he's defeated, the virus recreation was unleashed at his facility, setting off the events of that episode without taking action himself.
  • Axe-Crazy: Not only was he willing to unleash the incredibly lethal Blue Shadow Virus into Naboo's ecosystem (and kill all life on the planet, including himself), he's also outright unstable and genuinely excited that the virus could get out of his lab even after he's captured.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: While he is dangerously smart enough to resurrect a lethal virus, he thinks said virus is a unique lifeform. But again, he's just crazy.
  • Evil Albino: Although with bluish/purplish hues in his skin.
  • Evil Genius: He might be nuts, but he was still able to recreate one of the most deadly and powerful viruses in the Canon and make it even more deadly.
  • Evil Old Folks: A comment from him in "Mystery of a Thousand Moons" suggests he may actually be pretty old.
  • Facial Markings: Although they're most likely natural for his species.
  • Hellish Pupils: With double-eyelids to boot.
  • Herr Doktor: He's got a German accent and he's a Mad Scientist.
  • Insistent Terminology: You eradicated the Blue Shadow Virus? "YOU MEAN MURDERED!"
  • Knight Templar: He thinks he's bringing judgment to the galaxy by releasing the Blue Shadow Virus on its populace, but he's clearly insane.
  • Large Ham: It's Michael York voicing a mad scientist. Do we need to say more?
  • Laughing Mad: When it seems the virus bombs are about to go off.
  • Lean and Mean: He is a skinny deranged lunatic who practically worships deadly diseases.
  • Mad Scientist: What else can you say about someone who thinks bringing back an incredibly lethal virus that can infect any species is a good idea?
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He apparently uses that doctorate for developing or recreating bio-weapons. According to his backstory, he actually was a senior medic for the Perma families.
  • Mythology Gag: He is based off of concept art for Attack of the Clones of an alien astronaut.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He tried to unleash an incredibly lethal virus with no known cure into Naboo's ecosystem, and then planned to unleash it on the galaxy afterward. He was also willing to kill himself with this virus.
  • Rubber-Forehead Alien: Aside from the bluish-white skin, Facial Markings, the head-crest, and the double-eyelids, Fausts could almost pass for humans.
  • Sadistic Choice: When Anakin reaches his laboratory, he gives him two options: Let him escape with some samples of the virus or let Padmé and Jar Jar get electrocuted to death. However, this only delays Anakin, who both saves his friends and eventually captures Vindi.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: He seems to be based on Nazi scientists from World War II serials, especially with his hamminess.
  • Villain of the Week: Somewhat. While he is present in both episodes of the "Blue Shadow Virus" arc, he's already defeated and arrested at the beginning of the arc's second episode, "Mystery of a Thousand Moons". He's most prominent as a threat in "Blue Shadow Virus".

    Osi Sobeck 

Prison Warden/Commander Osi Sobeck

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Species: Phindian

Appearances: The Clone Wars

Osi Sobeck was the warden of the Citadel, an infamous prison captured by the Separatists which was designed to hold rogue Jedi.



Alternative Title(s): Star Wars Separatists, Star Wars The Clone Wars Separatists

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