NAME - Padmé Amidala Naberrie (as of The Clone Wars)
SPECIES - Human
GENDER - Female
AGE - 20's
HEIGHT - 1.65m
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Light brown
Skin color: Light
MOVE - 10
Planetary Systems: 7D+1
Space Transports: 4D+2
Computer Programming/Repair: 4D+2
Droid Repair: 4D
First Aid: 4D+1
CREDITS - Vast personal wealth
Blaster Pistol (4D Damage), Comlink, Senatorial Wardrobe, Astromech Droid (R2-D2), Naboo Royal (Queen's) Starship, Naboo Royal Cruiser, Naboo yacht
FORCE SENSITIVE - N
FORCE POINTS 5
DARK SIDE POINTS 0
CHARACTER POINTS 16
Description: Padmé Amidala Naberrie, commonly known as Padmé Amidala, was a human female politician who became a leading voice for peace and diplomacy during the final years of the Galactic Republic. Rising to galactic prominence after the Trade Federation invaded and occupied her homeworld of Naboo, she emerged as a leading member of the Galactic Senate during the Clone Wars. Through her furtive relationship and marriage to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, she was the mother of the legendary Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, the latter of whom followed in her footsteps as a champion for the democratic ideals of the Republic.
Amidala was elected Queen of Naboo at the age of fourteen, soon after which she was forced to contend with the Trade Federation occupation. Her resolve to liberate her people led to the removal of Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum from office, the election of Naboo's Senator Sheev Palpatine—secretly Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith—to the chancellery, and the chain of events that would ultimately lead to the unraveling of the Republic. Upon the conclusion of her two terms as queen, Amidala continued her career in public service as Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate.
At the height of the Separatist Crisis, Amidala became the target of an assassination attempt due to her opposition to the Military Creation Act. To ensure her safety, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and the Jedi High Council arranged for her to return to Naboo under the protection of the Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker, whom Amidala had befriended years earlier during her time as queen. Shortly after the events of the Battle of Geonosis—the opening conflict that sparked the Clone Wars in which Amidala herself took part in—Amidala and Skywalker secretly wed on her homeworld, with only the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 bearing witness. During the war, she became a leading member of the Loyalist Committee that sought to bring peace between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Her efforts were often controversial within the Republic Senate, an institution that largely favored the defeat of the Separatists and the centralization of power within the Office of the Chancellor.
By the war's end, Amidala became pregnant and continued in her fight to restore liberty to the Republic as a leading member of the Delegation of 2,000, a group that urged Chancellor Palpatine to return the emergency powers granted to him by the Senate, unaware that Palpatine had orchestrated the entire conflict as a means of subverting the Republic and its institutions. Instead of surrendering his authority, the secret Sith Lord turned Skywalker to the dark side of the Force and anointed him Darth Vader, branded the Jedi Order as traitors and initiated the Jedi Purge, and transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire. Learning of her husband's fall to the dark side, Amidala traveled to the volcanic planet of Mustafar and pleaded with Vader to turn back and run away with her to raise their child. When his former master, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, emerged from her ship, Vader believed Amidala had turned against him and he attacked her, gravely injuring her in the process. She was taken by Kenobi to the asteroid Polis Massa, where she gave birth to fraternal twins Luke and Leia before dying. Before her death, Amidala's final words to Kenobi revealed she strongly believed that there was still good within Skywalker.
Amidala's children would play a major role in the fragmentation of the Empire and the redemption of her husband. Like her mother, Leia entered public service and became a flag-bearer for the democratic ideals of liberty and justice as a leader in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and its successor, the New Republic, before becoming the founding general of the Resistance against the First Order—a successor state to the Galactic Empire. Luke, on the other hand, was trained in the ways of the Jedi like his father before him and was a celebrated war hero of the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic. Through Luke's efforts to redeem his father back to the light, Amidala's last words proved true when Anakin killed the Emperor during the Battle of Endor, thereby ending the Sith threat once and for all.
Personality and traits
Amidala took to heart the lessons of self-sacrifice that had been taught her by her parents, and throughout her life she continued to do what was best for her people and the Republic she believed in, without thought of herself. Her sister sometimes scolded her for this attitude. She rarely gave in to personal desires, such as at a young age denying Ian Lago her affection, saying that Naboo needed her more than he did. She was compassionate, always considering other people before herself, and she stood firm in what she believed in. She was also a persuasive and extremely empathetic speaker, as evidenced by her speeches as a Senator, particularly when she opposed the escalating violence of the Clone Wars. She was even willing to doubt the Republic in its later years, because of how far it had fallen short of its duty. It was partly because of her firm belief in democracy and her genuine care for her people that her election for Queen of Naboo was a landslide. Unable to deny her people's need, she accepted Queen Jamillia's invitation to become Senator after her two terms as Queen ended. She was obviously well-loved by her people, as she still kept several privileges usually restricted to the monarch of Naboo during her time as a Senator, such as allowing her ships to be chrome-plated.
Amidala matured quickly, as evidenced by her quick rise to political heights at a very young age, reaching Queen at only fourteen years old. Though responsible, she was a strong-willed person, who continued to do what she believed to be correct and right despite those closest to her standing against her. She followed her own instincts in pleading to the Senate for help as Queen, and to return to Naboo afterwards to strike out on a limb to unite with the Gungans. She also refused heightened security, even after blatant attacks on her life during her time as Senator, going so far as to cover security cameras. Though her security's fears were proven true time and again, Amidala was still loathe to leave during the vote on the Military Creation Act, and only an order from the Supreme Chancellor could make her concede.
Her strong will and self-restraint were proven again when she firmly told herself and Skywalker that a relationship between them would go nowhere and would endanger both of their futures. She saw how difficult it would be, and how much it had the potential to ruin their lives, and, though it was difficult for her to accept, she attempted to force Skywalker to see it as well. However, when she believed she was about to die, she saw no harm in admitting her true feelings, believing that they could not come to pass. However, when they survived their 'execution,' she and Skywalker could no longer deny their love. Despite this she still tried to keep her relationship with Anakin a secret, even after they were married.
Even then, she remained loyal as a Senator to her people, and continually urged Skywalker to stay loyal to the Order, even when, at times, he wanted to refuse an order because of the long periods of time away from her. Though pained by the long separations they had to endure, Amidala kept strong for them both, knowing the great burden placed on both of their shoulders. She believed strongly in Skywalker, and when she heard of his exploits during the Clone Wars, she was enthralled, though she remained worried for his safety. Her belief in him became even more evident when she began to believe him over the Jedi Order when he told of their manipulations of him to use him as a spy for their own purposes. She was reluctant even to believe Obi-Wan, a close friend of theirs, when he told her of Anakin's dark deeds. Partly to reassure herself that what he had said was not true, she traveled to Mustafar to ask Skywalker herself. When her husband confirmed her worst nightmares, she still refused to believe that he could not come back to the light and urged him to do so. Even at her death, Amidala continued to have faith in her husband, speaking of the good still in him — though no one believed her at the time. Twenty-three years later, her son would come to share this belief, proven correct when Vader turned on his Master to save his son.
Though her marriage to Skywalker was undoubtedly the closest of all her relationships, Amidala maintained a number of close friendships throughout her life. From her early days, Amidala was a favorite of Onaconda Farr, who served alongside her father in the Senate. Their relationship was so close that Amidala even referred to him as "Uncle Ono." This friendship only became strained at one point when Farr briefly joined the Separatist Alliance after despairing of Republic aid during a severe famine. Though Farr had Amidala imprisoned on the orders of Nute Gunray, Viceroy of the Trade Federation and Amidala's archenemy, Amidala forgave him wholeheartedly for his mistake and later defended his honor in front of Farr's Senatorial aide and murderer, Lolo Purs. Amidala's other close friends in the Galactic Senate included Bail Prestor Organa, who would eventually adopt her daughter, and Mon Mothma. They often worked alongside Amidala in peace efforts before and during the Clone Wars, though Organa and Mothma eventually became skeptical of the direction in which the Republic was headed under the control of Palpatine. Though Amidala was outspoken in her loyalty to the Republic, Mothma and Organa trusted her enough to invite her to secret meetings that proved to be the seed of the Rebel Alliance.
Amidala was loved by all her people for the interest she showed in their personal lives, no matter how menial their roles. Thus, it is no surprise that Amidala was quite close to her handmaidens and staff. During her reign as Queen of Naboo, Amidala selected a number of handmaidens alongside whom she had trained. These handmaidens assisted her in her personal life as a monarch and were her last line of defense in case of an emergency. As Queen, Amidala was particularly close to Sabé, who served as her double whenever the Queen was in extreme danger. They were so close, that Amidala and Sabé could communicate in the subtlest of phrases or glances. Sabé would later be enlisted by Bail Organa to train her former mistress's daughter. As a Senator, Amidala cut down on the number of handmaidens who attended her, though she still remained close to those she had. One of these handmaidens, Cordé, was killed in an explosion intended to put the Senator out of commission before an important vote. Amidala was grief-stricken at the loss of Cordé. Her only other handmaiden at the time, Dormé, remained unshaken by this loss and voluntarily doubled for Amidala when she fled into hiding on Naboo following a second assassination attempt. In fact, Dormé remained more concerned for Amidala than she did for her own safety. While staying with Skywalker on Naboo, Amidala enlisted the help of a family friend, Teckla Minnau, who later served Amidala as handmaiden for a brief period of time during the Clone Wars. The last handmaiden to serve Amidala before her untimely death was Moteé. Moteé was one of the few privileged to know of Amidala's marriage as she helped the Senator dress appropriately to conceal her pregnancy. Amidala also developed decent friendships with her heads of security, Panaka and Typho. Though Typho developed a love interest in Amidala, the Senator never let their friendship go beyond a strictly professional level.
Both during her reign as Queen and her time serving as a Senator, Amidala presented herself as an advocate for the Gungans. Relationships between the Human inhabitants of Naboo and the natives had always been tense, but during the invasion by the Trade Federation, Amidala managed to unite the two species against a common enemy. She and Gungan Boss Nass achieved a level of mutual respect, which she carried even for his successor, Boss Lyonie. Amidala also worked so that the unrepresented Gungans might have a say in the Galactic Senate. This goal was achieved when Jar Jar Binks became a representative of Naboo alongside Amidala. Eventually, Binks also became a Senator. During the Clone Wars, the Gungans continued to call on Amidala for aid when relations between them and the Naboo became somewhat unstable. Amidala was summoned when battle droids appeared once again on the planet and a mysterious plague instantly killed the Shaak of a Gungan herder named Peppi Bow. Later, Amidala was also sent to Otoh Gunga when Boss Lyonie began to stir up dissent among the Gungans while under the influence of Rish Loo. Ultimately, it was Amidala's constant care for the Gungans that turned the tide in the battle on Mon Calamari between the Mon Cala and the Quarren.
Unlike many Senators, Amidala also maintained close contact with her homeworld's ruling monarch. Queen Jamillia trusted Amidala's advice on the state of the Republic and helped hide the Senator from her assassins. During the Clone Wars Queen Neeyutnee turned to Amidala first in any situation of crisis. Apailana, the third Queen to follow Amidala, showed the Senator great respect for her contributions to her planet and to the galaxy.
Amidala had four major types of vehicles that belonged to her throughout her life, although she did use many others for special circumstances. The first one was the Naboo Royal Starship, while she was the Queen of Naboo. When she became Senator, she was given the J-type diplomatic barge, although chromed vehicles were usually reserved for Nubian royalty. However, this was destroyed by Zam Wesell in 22 BBY. Padmé borrowed a Nubian Yacht to travel to Tatooine with Anakin and later to Geonosis. This type of vessel was used interchangeably throughout the Clone Wars with her star skiff.
Padmé Amidala could read, write and speak Basic, Ithorese, Mon Calamarian, Gran, Gunganese, High Galactic, and Rodese. As a Queen, she received extensive martial training from Captain Panaka for use in self-defense. In combat, her weapon of choice was the sporting blaster ELG-3A blaster pistol.
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