|Occupation||Queen of Naboo (Formerly)
|Relatives||Anakin, Husband |
Luke Amidala, Son
Leia Amidala, Daughter
|First Appearance||Page 39, The Phantasmal Malevolence|
Padmé Amidala was a character played by Jim. Originally an NPC, she wound up a player character played by Jim after Qui-Gon was killed. Renown for her wisdom, she was elected Queen of Naboo when she was only 14 years old. When her term in office expired, she became a Senator for Naboo on Coruscant. As played by Jim, she had a major personality change of being impulsive to the point of rudeness, even of being an outright jerk at times (which was intentional on Jim's part). When she fell in love with Anakin, she often found herself torn between her desire to do good and her love for him. Long believed to have been killed by Anakin, Darth Vader claims to be her.
The Phantasmal Malevolence Edit
When the Trade Federation's first invasion of Naboo began, Padmé and her decoy managed to trade places disguised as each other, when they were captured by the Feds' droids along with Sio Bibble, Panaka, and a group of handmaidens, Padmé among them. The group was being forcibly escorted by the droids to the palace courtyard when they were rescued by the Jedi Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan.
When the Jedi learned from Bibble that Senator Palpatine on Planet Coruscant had information on the Lost Orb of Phanastacoria, they and Jar Jar Binks wanted to go there right away. When the decoy tried to insist that the Jedi should stay and try to defend Naboo, Qui-Gon offered take her along with them. Panaka refused to let her leave without them, so Qui-Gon agreed to take the Queen's entire entourage except for Bibble, whom Qui-Gon distrusted.
Padmé and the others managed to escape on the royal barge, flying it into orbit, trying to get the ship past the Federation blockade.
As the royal barge tried to fly through the Federation blockade, the Feds opened fire on the ship, severely damaging it's shield generator. One more hit would've been enough to destroy the ship. R2-D2 volunteered to go out on the hull to fix the damage. There were a few other astromech droids on the hull working on it, but they were blasted away by the Feds firing on them. R2 wass able to fix the generator, restoring the shields, and the ship was able to fly through the blockade to safety.
Ric Olie reproted the ship was 23% damaged, but would be able to make it to Coruscant. Obi-Wan thought they should stop at the nearest planet for repairs. Qui-Gon agreed, and also wanted to add weapons to the ship, in case the Feds pursued. They headed to the nearest planet, Tatooine, a desert wasteland ruled by gangsters.
The false Queen sent for Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and R2 to thank them for saving the ship. Obi-Wan tried to talk her into landing on Tatooine. The Queen allowed them one day on Tatooine to get the repairs and weapons they wanted. R2 demanded, in exchange for saving the ship, that the Queen have her most beautiful handmaiden polish him. The Queen acceeded to R2's request by sending him her handmaiden, (actually the real Queen) Padmé.
When the ship landed outside a major city on Tatooine, Obi-Wan decided to stay on the ship feeling the need to proctect the Queen from any encounter they might have with sand creatures.
As Qui-Gon, Jar Jar, and R2 left the ship, Panaka told them the Queen had ordered them to take Padmé with them to learn more about the planet. When they entered the city, Qui-Gon started randomly asking people about where to find weapons and the Lost Orb, while Jar Jar asked Padmé if she'd ever met Palpatine. She admited she had. Jar Jar asked her if Palpatine had ever mentioned the Orb to her. Padmé replied, yes, that Palpatine thought the Feds had stolen it. Qui-Gon finally found a repair shop.
They entered the shop and met the owner,Watto, a small blue creature with wings and a snout for a nose. As Qui-Gon tried to specify what they wanted from Watto, the shopkeeper's assistant walked in, a boy named Anakin. Qui-Gon tried to trade the blasters he collected from the Attack Droids for the weapons and repairs they wanted, but Watto replied the blasters weren't worth as much as the new weapons he'd be making for the ship. Qui-Gon tried to use Suggestion on Watto to accept one blaster for the repairs and weapons, but it didn't work on Watto's species. Watto asked if Qui-Gon was a Jedi, since there was a rich bounty to be had on Tatooine for capturing Jedi. R2 advised Qui-Gon that he should just attack Watto.
Qui-Gon decided not to attack Watto, and that he and the others should just leave. Qui-Gon, Jar Jar, R2, and Padmé were walking through a marketplace. Jar Jar was feeling hungry, and snagged a frog he saw hung up at a food stall. When the Alien Food Stall Owner objected, Jar Jar spat out the frog in his mouth, which landed into Sebulba's stew. Sebulba was so enraged by this that he grabbed Jar Jar by the throat. At that moment, Anakin showed up and calmed down Sebulba, by speaking to him in an alien language.
Suddenly, a huge sandstorm arose near the Queen's ship and headed towards the city. Anakin took Qui-Gon, Jar Jar, R2, and Padmé to his home, sheltering them from the storm.
Anakin introduced them all to his mother, Shmi, who like Anakin was also a slave of Watto's.
Anakin showed Padmé and R2 something he created, a translator droid, C-3PO. R2 took this opportunity to have 3PO translate a long, angry rant on how he'd been wasted stuck on a planet full of sand. Padmé decided it might be best if they didn't have a translator droid with them, and Anakin agreed.
Shmi had them all seated at the dinner table for supper. She asked about the Jedi Knights, and learned they used the power of the Force, which was generated by midi-chlorians. Qui-Gon explained that midi-chlorians were mircoscopic organisms that existed in all living cells.
Qui-Gon became fixated on getting money to buy enough blasters to trade for the weapons. Jar Jar pointed out that all they really needed was the money to pay for the weapons. Qui-Gon speculated on whether he could turn himself in to collect the bounty on Jedi, but Jar Jar pointed out that was impossible. When Shmi offhandedly mentioned gambling, Qui-Gon decided they needed to find somehting to gamble on. Anakin pointed out that there was pod-racing, and that their master Watto was havomg Anakin fix a pod he was going to race in. Shmi told them that the pods they raced in were incredibly dangerous with no safety gear. Jar Jar pointed out how Watto wouldn't need them because he could always fly away from any crash. This got Qui-gon thinking.
Qui-Gon approached Watto and offered him a blaster to throw the pod-race. Watto refused. They haggled briefly over the price until Qui-Gon offered the ship to Watto, and Watto agreed.
Qui-Gon contacted Obi-Wan and explained his plan. Since Watto was now going to throw the race, betting on his opponent would be the sure thing. So they would bet a lot of money and win enough to buy the weapons. Obi-Wan pointed out that there would be more than two racers, so the only sure thing would be knowing that one wouldn't win, they'd need to bet on all the other racers to collect enough money to buy the weapons that were supposed to equip the ship Qui-Gon had just given away, and that they didn't even have any money to bet with anyway. Shmi pointed out that what they needed to do was bet on the winner. Qui-Gon suggested that Ric Olie pilot Watto's pod, but Shmi pointed out that the pod was built for Watto's small size. R2-D2 eagerly pointed out that he was small enough to fit inside and race it.
While Anakin was going over the pod, Jar Jar noticed that there was a spanner stuck in the pod's engine. With Padmé's help, he was able to remove the spanner before it could do any damage.
Suddenly, Obi-Wan remembered that Anakin had mentioned the pod has handlebars and pointed out that that meant that R2 wouldn't be able to steer it. Qui-Gon noticed that Anakin was small enough to pilot the pod, and decided he should pilot it. To make sure Anakin would win, he transfused his blood into Anakin, giving Anakin Qui-Gon's midi-chlorians so he'd have the Force Sensitivity he'd need to win the race.
The next morning, Qui-Gon approached Watto about not even entering in the race. He offered Watto a bet on a die roll. If Qui-Gon won, Watto wouldn't race. If Watto won the roll, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan would become his slaves. Watto rolled the die and won. But Qui-Gon used Fate Manipulation to reroll the die so that Qui-gon won. Watto agreed not to enter the race. Qui-Gon made a further bet with Watto: if Anakin won the race, Watto would free Shmi. If Anakin lost, Queen Amidala would become Watto's slave. Watto accepted.
Qui-Gon asked R2 how much money they'd need to bet on Anakin to win enough to pay for the weapons. R2 told him how much, using C-3PO as a translator. Qui-Gon left the others for a little while, then came back claiming he'd just pulled off his best plan yet.
As Anakin and the other racers prepated to get into their pods, one of them, Sebulba did something sneaky with Anakin's pod before he got into it.
As the race was about to begin, Qui-Gon began to explain his plan to the others. He sold all his blasters to some people to raise the money to bet on Anakin, and to stack the odds in Anakin's favor, had those people use the blasters to fire on the other racers. To ensure their cooperation, he offered to lead them to a Jedi after the race so that they could collect the bounty on him (since Qui-Gon was planning on leaving after the race, he didn't think this would be a problem).
After the race started, and Anakin took off (after a near-fatal false start), Shmi asked Qui-Gon what kind of people he made the deal with. He answered vaguely that they were some "sand...people". Jar Jar asked how these Sand People were going to know which racres to fire at. Qui-Gon explained that he showed them a picture of Watto and told them to fire at every racer who didn't look like Watto. At that moment, the Sand People began to fire at Anakin's pod (since, of course, Anakin didn't look like Watto).
R2 asked Qui-Gon if there were any other details of his plan he'd left out. Qui-Gon revealed that earlier he was the one who put the spanner in the pod's engine that Jar Jar removed, and that just before the race, he uesd Suggestion on Sebulba causing him to sabotage Anakin's pod. At that moment, a Sand Person took a pot shot at Anakin's pod. R2 sarcastically congratulated Qui-Gon on his "intricate" plan. Qui-Gon sincerely thanked R2 for the compliment.
By the time Anakin reached the third lap in the race, he was in fourth place. He recklessly drove his pod up a safety ramp sending it flying high into the air and landing just in front of the till-then-first-place racer, Sebulba.
Then the sabotage Sebulba had inflicted on Anakin's engines kicked in, and his engines caught fire. Anakin hit the overdrive on the theory the sudden acceleration would put out the fire. It did, causing him to catch up again with Sebulba's pod, but now his pod had no power. Anakin rammed his pod against Sebulba's, entangling his right engine with Sebulba's left. When the two pods got in sight of the finish line, Anakin used Force Manipulation to snap Sebulba's right engine cable and detach his pod. Sebulba's pod crashed and exploded while Anakin's pod coasted safely to the finish line, the winner!
As eveyrone else returned to the ship, Qui-Gon stopped by to deliver the weapons to the ship and went back to town to get Shmi. He ended up leaving with Anakin instead.
As Qui-Gon and Anakin were reaching the ship, they were approached by a Black Robed Figure on a hoverbike. Qui-Gon attacked him with his laser sword...and the figure leaped from his bike and parried Qui-Gon's blow with his own laser sword! Qui-Gon and the Figure dueled back and forth, too evenly matched for either of them to land a blow. By this time, everyone was on board the ship except Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan suggested the ship start to lift off so it could aid Qui-Gon by firing on the Figure from above. The ship immedeately lifted off as R2 frantically explained he hadn't installed the weapons yet because he didn't think they'd need them until after they had left the planet. Jar-Jar asked Qui-Gon what Force Abilities he had. Qui-Gon started listing them, and when he mentioned "Force Jump", Jar-Jar told him to Force Jump. Qui-Gon did so, safely reaching the ship's landing ramp as it was taking off, and gratefully shouted, "Jar Jar, you're a genius!"
On the way to Coruscant, Anakin struck up a conversation with Padmé. Anakin gave a Japor snippet, a crudely carved necklace Anakin had found in a junkyard, to Padmé for Padmé to remember him by, telling Padmé it would give her good luck. After some hesitation, Padmé took it, deciding she needed all the luck she could get with those Jedi around.
The ship reached Coruscant without incident (Qui-Gon thought it was because the Feds would now be too scared to attack them). As the ship reached port, everyone was greeted by Senator Palpatine and Chancellor Valorum. Valorum came across as a raving lunatic, only speaking in bizarre non sequitors. As the Queen went to address the Senate to request aid for Naboo, Valorum refered in passing to the Jedi Council, and wondered what Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan had done on the negotiations with the Trade Federation Valorum sent them to Naboo for. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan decided to go talk to the Council.
Jar Jar talked with the Queen (and there are hints that it was the real Queen this time, not her loyal decoy), telling her that Palpatine still hadn't spoken to him about the lost orb he'd been seeking. The Queen admitted she didn't know why this was, since the Queen had talken to Palpatine about it, and that he told her he thought the Feds were using the Orb to power their orbital corporate headquarters on Naboo. Palpatine arrived and talked with the Queen about what they just experienced in the Senate. The Queen had been trying to address the Senate, but she kept getting interrupted by Valorum with his bizarre non sequitors. When the Queen mentioned that the Feds' droid armies had been killing her people, Valorum interrupted by saying people were such fragile beings and should all be made cyborgs under his command. Disgusted, the Queen called for a vote of no confidence against Valorum (Valorum called for ice cream). Palpatine now informed the Queen that the Senate had voted Valorum out of power and that a new Chancellor would be elected to give aid to Naboo. Jar-Jar tried to speak with Palpatine about the Orb, but he was evasive. He warned the Queen that she would now be in danger from Valorum. Jar Jar suggested the Queen come back with him to Naboo, and the Queen agreed.
Everyone returned to their ship and headed back to Naboo. On the way, the Queen (back to being the decoy again) asked Qui-Gon what his plan was. Qui-Gon started off with a plan that rehashed how this story all started. When Obi-Wan pointed this out, Qui-Gon put Jar Jar in charge. Jar Jar proposed the Naboo humans should unite with the Gungans to form a big army to liberate Naboo from the Feds.
As the ship reached Naboo, R2 wanted to attack the Feds' orbital hq, but Jar Jar vetoed that idea since the hq had the Orb protecting them. He ordered the ship to land near Otoh Gunga.
Everyone gathered around the shore leading to the underwater city of Otoh Gunga, waiting for Jar Jar to return from there and give a report. He arrived and reported that the Gungans had all left the city to go to the secret hiding place in the swamp, to make exlopding soap bubbles for the fight filled with electric mosquitoes, and that these bubbles would be piled on the backs of the dinosaur ponies.
Jar Jar led them to the hiding place, where they met the Gungans headed by Boss Nass and Captain Tarpals. The Queen appealed to the Gungans for aid, but was refused by Nass. She asked Jar Jar to negotiate. Jar Jar told Nass that they should help the Naboo humans defeat the Trade Federation droids, and then they could retrieve the Lost Orb of Phanastacoria. Nass agreed, but Jar Jar insisted he should demand payment for their aid: 10 humans per day so the Gungans would never have to worry about food again. At this point, Padmé came forward to reveal that she, Padmé Amidala was the real Queen of Naboo. She offered to sacrifice herself to the Gungans to save her people. Fortunately, Anakin came up with a better solution. He pointed out to Nass that without their help, the Gungans couldn't get to the Trade Federation orbital headquarters where the Orb was, and it'd be shame if someone should destroy the hq and the Orb along with it. Nass backed down, and agreed to help the humans.
Everyone made their strategy. Jar Jar would lead the Gungans to fight the droid army by attacking them with the soap bubbles. Qui-Gon suggested they fill up the bubbles with water from the geysers at high tide. Meanwhile, everyone else would storm the palace through the hangar and take the Fed leaders captive.
Jar Jar took charge of the Gungan army and led them into battle with a rousing speech.
Everyone else stormed through the hangar where the Naboo space fleet was docked. Ric Olie and the other Pilots, who'd been rescued from the hangar and been on the royal barge all along on the trips to Tatooine, Coruscant, and back to Naboo came forward and took off in their space fleet to battle the Fed ships orbiting the planet.
At the hangar, Qui-Gon ordered Anakin to take a fighter ship, go to the orbital hq, and assassinate the Feds' leaders. Obi-Wan asked Qui-Gon sarcastically why he didn't get Anakin to single-handedly destroy the base, and deactivate the Lost Orb and bring it back while he was at it? Qui-Gon thought that was a good idea and told Anakin to do it. Anakin reluctantly climbed onboard the fighter. R2 eagerly joined her as her co-pilot.
Suddenly, the Black-Robed Figure Qui-Gon had fought earlier on Tatooine entered the hangar. Qui-Gon rushed forward to attack with his laser sword. He was confident because with Obi-Wan by his side, it'd be two against one. Then the Figure revealed his laser sword was double-ended. Qui-Gon ordered Padmé to lead her men to the throne room while he and Obi-Wan fought the Figure. Padmé tried to do so, but she and her men were pinned down by the remaining droids in the hangar. R2 and Anakin were still in the hangar, in the fighter they were abaord on. R2 took charge of the fighter, using its laser to obliterate the droids. Padmé and her men rushed out of the hangar while R2 and Anakin took off in their fighter to take part in the space battle orbiting the planet.
When Qui-Gon was killed by the Figure (Darth Maul) and Maul was killed by Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan resolved to pass on to Padmé Qui-Gon's underwater oxygen extraction aparatus and 50 feet of rope and grappling hook, but decided to keep the laser sword since he lost his when Maul pushed him over that ledge.
Padmé escaped the droids, led her men climbing up the outside of the palace wall, stormed the throne room, and captured the Fed leaders.
Afterwards, everyone was back together at the palace when they were greeted by Palpatine, who announced that he'd been elected Chancellor. He also casually mentioned that as a retired Jedi, he had the courtesy title of Darth Sidious. He warned, however, that Valorum had disappeared like a phantom, and may become a menace. Now that they had the Orb, Obi-Wan insisted on giving it back to the Gungans, and Palpatine reluctantly agreed.
Everyone was present for Qui-Gon's funeral, where his body was being cremated. Obi-Wan promised Anakin he would train him in the ways of the Jedi.
A big victory celebration was performed at the palace, where Padmé formally gave back the Lost Orb to Boss Nass.
Silence of the Clones Edit
Ten years later, Padmé, Jar Jar Binks, and R2-D2 were on a ship landing at Coruscant. Padmé's term as Queen had expired, and she was now a Senator. A bill was about to be voted on to create a Grand Army of the Republic. Padmé was eagerly in favor of it, despite the fact that it was an unpopular bill and could lead the non-violent Separatists into going to war over it. This didn't deter Padmé, who was the one who introduced the bill.
After the ship landed, a Guard warned Padmé that there were rumors of an attempt on her life. Padmé ordered R2 to search for traps. R2 replied in the affirmative. Padmé's current loyal decoy, Corde confidently walked down the boarding ramp, when suddenly it exploded, right under her. R2 claimed that he thought Padmé told him to look for Schnappes. Corde was now lying on the dock, dying. Padmé rudely interrogated her, demanding that she admit that "Bubble" planted that bomb. Corde just stammered confusedly and died.
Padmé and Jar Jar went to meet Chancellor Palpatine and the Jedi Council. Palpatine told them that there were two bills to be voted at the Senate: one for the Grand Army, the other to create a new moon for Naboo. Palpatine alos revealed that the plans for the new moon had been stolen.
At the Senate, the bill to create an armey was easily defeated. When the bill for making the new moon came up, some Separatists in the Senate asked if this couldn't be some evil plot to destroy them. Padmé insisted that the moon would be a Peace Moon that the people of Naboo desperately needed. When one of the Separatists asked if the Moon would have any military applications, Padmé began to contemplate outloud all the scientific ways this could be plausible, but was hastily interrupted by Palpatine who quickly called for a vote, and the bill was passed.
Obi-Wan and Anakin headed up to Padmé's room, where they met Padmé, Jar Jar, and R2. Jar Jar revealed that he was now a Senator too. Since ten years had passed after the end of the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo, Anakin was now an adult. Padmé was supposed to brief the others on their assignment, but didn't have any details beyond the fact that the Peace Moon plans had been stolen. Ben wanted to know if the plans had backups, but Padmé never asked.
When night fell, Padmé went to her bedroom, to get some sleep.
While Padmé was sleeping in her bedroom, a small airborne droid flew up to her window, sliced it open, and released two centipede like creatures into the room who started to crawl up Padmé's bed. Fortunately, Jedi could detect danger from a distance, so Obi-Wan and Anakin rushed into Padmé's bedroom and Anakin destroyed the creatures with his laser sword.
Obi-Wan Force Jumped through the window and grabbed the droid, and the droid flew off carrying him. Anakin decided to follow by driving Padmé's hovercar. They eventually found the assassin, Zam Wessel, who had sent the droid, but she was killed by someone else with a poisoned dart before she could tell them who hired her.
Padmé and Anakin discussed what they should do about the stolen Peace Moon plans. Padmé was convinced it was stolen by Sio Bibble and wanted to go to Naboo to arrest him. Anakin conceeded that she might be right. Padmé planned to take a space bus back to Naboo to ward off any assassins pursuing her.
Obi-Wan met up with Padmé and Anakin to tell them he'd still be going to investigate the orgins of that poisoned dart while Padmé was determined to go back to Naboo to arrest Bibble. Obi-Wan suggested Anakin should go with Padmé to look after her while Obi-Wan continued to investigate the dart. Padmé, Anakin, and R2 agreed go to Naboo on that space bus, while Obi-Wan stayed on Coruscant to investigate the dart.
On the space bus, Anakin revealed to Padmé that he hadn't been back to Tatooine in the past ten years, that he'd been in contact with his mother, Shmi, but that Shmi has warned him that he was still wanted for the killing of Greedo, so he should stay away.
Padmé, R2, and Anakin arrived on Naboo, where they were greeted by the current queen, Queen Jamillia and Sio Bibble. Padmé ordered Bibble's arrest, but the Queen overrode her, pointing out that they needed to find the stolen plans for the Peace Moon. Anakin suggested they take a tour of Naboo to see if they could figure out who would benefit from the current status quo.
Anakin suggested Padmé take him to her home to meet her family. Padmé did so and introduced Anakin to her family, her sister Sola, her father Ruwee, and her mother Jobal. All they could talk about was how Bibble stole the plans and should be arrested to get it over with.
On Naboo, Anakin pointed out a lake where a city used to be, claiming the loss of the moon had caused this flooding. Pdme came up with an intelligent, geological explanation for how this was possible. She commented on how she didn't know Anakin was interested in geology. Anakin replied that he was interested in many things, and kissed Padmé.
On Naboo, Anakin pointed out the unnatural waterfalls that had arisen from the loss of the moon. It dawned on Padmé that maybe they should find the stolen Peace Moon plans. Anakin jumped up on top of a large grazing creature and fell off. In a panic, Padmé blurted out, "Please don't die!" Anakin quickly recovered. They bantered with each other, and Anakin said he could be falling in love with her.
On Naboo, Anakin had had a disturbing nightmare about his mother, Shmi. He told Padmé about it and asked if they should leave their tour of Naboo to find his mother. Padmé decided they should go find his mother on Tatooine.
Anakin, Padmé, and R2 arrived on Tatooine at Anakin's home town of Mos Espa. They met Watto and Anakin dscreetly tried to enquire about the bounty on him for killing Greedo that his mother told him was still in effect. Watto revealed that nobody on Tatooine really cared about justice, so no bounty lasted longer than a few weeks. Anakin hadn't been wanted for that killing in nearly ten years. Anakin asked Watto where Shmi was. Watto told him he should ask Cliegg Lars about her and, after some threatening of limb severing from Anakin, he told him that Cliegg was at a moisture farm South of there.
Anakin, Padmé, and R2 reached the Lars moisture farm. Since all the sand there was bad for R2, he was told to wait for them at the ship. Padmé and Anakin were greeted by C-3PO. She told them there should be a ball in their honor. At the farm, they all met Owen Lars, his girlfriend Beru, and Owen's father Cliegg, who was missing a leg. Cliegg invited them all to lunch to tell them about Shmi. He had bought Shmi from Watto, but he and Shmi fell in love and got married, making him Anakin's stepfather. Anakin was furious and demanded to know where Shmi was. Cliegg told him that Shmi ran off into the desert, afraid of Anakin and what Anakin may become. He told Anakin it wasn't safe to go out in the desert because of the Sand People. He revealed that the Sand People used to be a peaceful race. Then ten years ago they somehow aqcuired blasters and began firing at pod racers. Ever since, they'd descended into barbarism, terrorising the desert while ranting about a broken promise. Cliegg feared Shmi might be dead. Anakin refused to believe this, and went out into the desert alone to find Shmi.
On Geonosis, Obi-Wan reached his ship and tried to contact Padmé and Anakin. He reached their ship on Tatooine, where only R2 was onboard. He asked R2 to relay his message to the Jedi Council.
On Tatooine, Anakin had returned to the Lars farm with Shmi's body, whom he had found alive, but had died without telling him that she loved him. He confided in Padmé, lamenting the fact that with all his power in the Force, he couldn't make people love him. Padmé told him that she loved him.
A funeral was held for Shmi. R2 left the ship to tell the others about Obi-Wan's message. R2 used C-3PO to translate that he had a message from Obi-Wan. Anakin told Padmé to patch the message through to the Jedi Council so that they'd all hear it simultaneously. Obi-Wan related what he had experienced, suggesting that Padmé and Anakin meet him on Geonosis where they could arrest Dooku and retrieve the stolen Peace Moon plans. The message was interrupted because Obi-Wan had just been captured.
Yoda suggested that Windu could go to Geonosis with the others, but he wanted to go to Kamino and get the clone army being manufactured there to help. Yoda pointed out they would need to get the approval of the Senate to do that. Windu contacted Padmé and Anakin and gave them the order to go to Geonosis and rescue Obi-Wan while he made the Senate give permision to use the clone army.
Anakin, Padmé, R2, and C-3PO arrived at Geonosis.
As they all left the ship, they found themselves on a path leading to a door, with searing steam on both sides of the path, giving them no choice but to go through the door.
Inside, they found a narrow corridor littered with organic remains. Padmé suggested that maybe they should turn back to the ship, when the door slammed shut behind them. She and Anakin were about halfway through the corridor when a bunch of winged creatures attacked them from behind. Anakin fought them off with his laser sword, when more winged creatures attacked from the front. C-3PO and R2-D2 were also there, but the creatures were after food, and 3PO and R2 were made of metal, so the creatures ignored them.
Padmé and Anakin made it through the corridor and found themselves on a small, short walkway overlooking a large droid factory. Anakin suggested they should turn back, when the door slammed shut behind them while the walkway retracted out from under them. Anakin grabbed onto the doorway and wondered aloud what was the point of having such a walkway. While he'd been saying that, the walkway had gone completely out from under Padmé and she fell onto a conveyor belt directly below that led directly into the path of several crushers, guillotines, and other deadly factory machines that made for a dangerous obstacle course. While Padmé started making her way through the obstacles on the conveyor belt, Anakin was attacked from above by some more winged creatures. As he fought them off, he fell off the doorway and landed on the same conveyor belt Padmé was on.
R2-D2 finally got the door to the factory open, so he and 3PO were now present in the same factory room as Padmé and Anakin. 3PO wanted to go back to the ship and fly it in to rescue them, but R2 shoved her from behind, causing her to fall into the factory. A flying assembly droid caught her and dropped her onto a different conveyor belt. R2 used his rocket thrusters to fly across the room.
Three welding arms swung towards Anakin, but he destroyed them with his laser sword. Further along on the conveyor belt, a flying creature landed next to Padmé and attacked. Padmé chose to grapple with him. The creatures pushed Padmé into a giant empty crucible that was conveyed to the furnace room.
3PO tried to go rescue Padmé, but walked into the path of a mechanical arm that took off C-3PO's head. A combat droid head was welded onto C-3PO's boby, while C-3PO's head was welded onto a combat droid's body.
Multiple construction arms swung Anakin's way while four winged creatures fired at him. Anakin used Force Push against his opponents, both mechanical and organic, and tried to jump to a safer spot, but was knocked down onto another conveyor belt where machinery welded a steel plate over his right arm, immobilising him on the conveyor belt...which was leading to some guillotine blades.
In the furnace room, as Padmé headed closer to her doom, a steel pourer was about to pour molten steel into the crucible Padmé was in.
R2 had gained access to the factory, but he had time to rescue only one person, Padmé or Anakin. Anakin told him to rescue Padmé while Padmé insisted he rescue Anakin. Anakin pointed out he still had Force abilities to get him out of his predicament, and was able to talk R2 into rescuing Padmé. R2 shut down the steel pourer, and had the crucible deposit Padmé safely onto the floor.
Anakin was heading towards five instant death guillotine blades, and had to dodge them. He barely managed to dodge them all. The last blade missed Anakin, but cut his laser sword in two. R2 hacked into the factory controls again, and freed Anakin's arm. Padmé was surrounded by armed winged creatures while Anakin was surrounded by armed combat droids led by Jango Fett.
Padmé and Anakin were taken before Count Dooku and Jango Fett. Dooku revealed to them he had the Peace Moon plans. Padmé demanded he give those plans to her and Anakin and let them go. Dooku said that was precisely what he wanted to do, and asked them to expose the plans to the Senate. Padmé said they would by taking them to Chancellor Palpatine and remind him to show the plans at the next Senate meeting. Jango claimed this proved they were working for Palpatine, and Padmé cheerfully affirmed they were. Dooku changed his mind about letting them go, and Jango recommended they be executed.
Padmé and Anakin were placed on trial for crimes against the droid factory, with Poggle the Lesser presiding before a crowd that included Dooku and Nute Gunray. Padmé tried to give a rousing defense, but it was just a confused muddle. Poggle sentenced them to death by firing squad. Padmé threatened to have Palpatine carpet bomb the entire planet. Poggle changed his sentence to death by being dismembered and eaten by wild beasts in the arena.
Padmé and Anakin were driven to the arena on a creature drawn chariot to a set of pillars, where Obi-Wan was already chained to a pillar. Padmé and Anakin were each chained to a pillar, but Padmé revealed she had a hairpin. Obi-Wan suggested she use it to pick the locks from her handcuffs, and she started to do so. Three large animals were released in the arena, each set to attack one of the prisoners: a reek to attack Anakin, an acklay to attack Obi-Wan, and a nexu to attack Padmé.
Obi-Wan tried to free himself from the pillar using various Force Abilities, but kept failing. As the acklay was about to strike, Obi-Wan positioned his chains to where he anticipated the acklay would strike, and the acklay smashed Obi-Wan's chains, freeing him.
Padmé used her chains to climb up to the top of his pillar. The nexu slashed her back, but the nexu's breath held her up, keeping her from falling off. Anakin also used his chains to climb his pillar, but not to the top, and used Force Jump to land on the reek as it charged. Anakin wrapped his chains around the reek's horn, and the reek broke them.
Among the audience in the arena were Dooku, Gunray, Jango, and Boba Fett. Jango revealed to Boba that Darth Maul was his real father and that Obi-Wan was responsible for both of his biological parents' deaths.
Anakin fell off the reek, but used Force Suggestion to tame it. He climbed back on board the reek and had it kill the nexu. By this time, Padmé had used her hairpin to pick the locks from her chain and jump on the reek (Anakin used Force Levitation to slow her fall). Obi-Wan was still being pursued by the acklay and was able to climb onto the reek.
Gunray ordered his droidekkas into the arena, who surrounded the three people on the reek. Mace Windu arrived, and he sneaked up on Jango until he was able to hold his laser sword to Jango's throat. He told Jango he was hiring Jango as a private detective and ordered him to kill all the baddies, give Windu the Peace Moon plans, find out why the giraffe aliens made the clone army for the Jedi Council, and kill R2-D2. At that moment, dozens of Jedi entered the arena and fought off the droidekkas. Jango refused to obey Windu and two droids fired at Windu from behind. He destroyed them with his laser sword. He started to duel Jango.
In the arena, the bigger droid army poured in to fight the Jedi. Two Jedi tossed new laser swords at Obi-Wan and Anakin, while Padmé got hold of a blaster, and all three joined in the fight. While fighting Jango, Windu chopped off Jango's head, but was horrified when that killed him.
By this time, Padmé and Anakin were riding the chariot they were carried in on, Padmé was riding the beast pulling the chariot, while Anakin was in the chariot. Among the combat droids in the arena were the combat droid with C-3PO's head and the Combat Droid on C-3PO's body. Obi-Wan used his laser sword to slice off one of the acklay's arms. A droid shot the beast Padmé was riding and she and Anakin both toppled to the ground. Padmé suggested they burrow under the sand. Anakin was about to call the idea silly, but stopped himself because he didn't want to hurt Padmé's feelings. Padmé explained her idea, that arenas usually have underground tunnels, and Anakin could try to find them with his laser sword. Anakin realized that was actually a good idea and started to apologize, but stopped himself because he didn't actually call it silly, and he and Padmé were tongue-tied.
The battle continued to rage on in the arena, with Padmé, Obi-Wan, Anakin and the Jedi fighting off Nute Gunray's droids. Both the combat droid with C-3PO's head and the combat droid head on C-3PO's body had fallen during the battle, with the droid's head on C-3PO's body already destroyed, leaving the body completely headless. R2-D2 arrived and detached C-3PO's head from the combat droid's body and dragged it along. Then R2 reattached C-3PO's head onto her body.
Obi-Wan got the idea for him, his fellow Jedi, Padmé, and the droids to form a tight circle so they could deflect the droids' blasts back at them with their laser swords. But Gunray outfoxed him, by ordering his droids to cease fire and simply wait for the humanoids to tire themselves out. This standoff lasted for hours.
At one point, Mace Windu, declared he couldn't fight anymore and that he'd roam the galaxy.
Finally Yoda had arrived on his ship, and he brought all the Clone Troopers from Kamino with him. The Troopers were all loyal to Jango Fett and with his death, they lost their connection to the Force. Yoda used Force Suggestion to get them all to obey him.
Yoda's ship was an open troop carrier where the clones fired on the droids and were able to swarm out into the arena. Yoda urged the Jedi and the other players to come onboard. Everybody except R2 made it onto the carrier, and it took off, leaving R2 behind. He decided to head back to the ship he, Padmé, and Anakin came in on by making his way back through the droid factory.
On the troop carrier, Obi-Wan explained to Yoda why the Kaminoans were led to believe that the Jedi Council had ordered them to create the clones. Yoda reinstated Obi-Wan as Jedi. Anakin asked if he could be reinstated too. Yoda wanted to know what Anakin had done to deserve reinstatement. Anakin claimed that he'd deduced that Dooku was a Sith lord, out to use the Force for Evil. Yoda reinstated Anakin and told Mace Windu that he'd still be needed.
Outside the arena, Yoda led the Jedi and clones on an attack of Trade Federation droids and troop ships, leaving Padmé, Obi-Wan, and Anakin the only ones on the troop carrier with only a small handful of clones. They spotted Dooku escaping on his hoverbike into the desert. Anakin decided to protect Padmé by keeping her out of harm's way, and pushed her off the carrier into the desert.
Padmé was stranded in the desert, when she met a Clone Trooper whom Anakin had also pushed out of the carrier to protect Padmé. She decided they should run to the cave fight.
In the desert, Padmé was picked up by another troop carrier and reached the cave just as Dooku had left it. He fired at Dooku's ship but missed.
Anakin later met Padmé and declared his love for her and asked her to marry him. Padmé said yes. C-3PO designed their wedding outfits. Anakin and Padmé got married.
Revelation of the Sith Edit
That night, Anakin told Padmé he rescued Palpatine and uncovered a Sith conspiracy, and asked what she'd been doing. Padmé said she'd been working on this thing that she'd worried about and was feeling a bit sick. Anakin realized Padmé was having a baby. Anakin mentioned the Trade Federation were about to invade Naboo again, and Padmé was eager to go stop them, but Anakin pointed out, that since she was now pregnant, she should stay there on Coruscant. Besides, he thought it was much more important to find the Sith lord traitor in the Jedi Council. Anakin and Padmé went to bed, but he was awoken by a nightmare of Padmé dying in childbirth.
Several Senators met with Padmé in her office to discuss the Federation's invasion of Naboo. Padmé asked what she could do about it, now that she was pregnant. They suggested she lead the debate in the Senate. Padmé wanted to know what was being done about stopping the invasion. She was told that the Senate had tried to send Obi-Wan and Anakin after the invasion fleet, but Padmé interrupted that that was unfair because she wished she could take on the invasion fleet too. Finally she decided that she and the other Senators should start a rebellion in the Senate about...something.
Anakin told Padmé Amidala he was worried about the Senate's attitude to the Jedi Council. Padmé told him not to worry about it because she was forming a protest group within the Senate.
Anakin told Padmé that he'd had that nightmare again about her dying in childbirth. He told her that he'd had nightmares every night since he met them, and how many of them were things that came true, like the death of Qui-Gon, the bomb that went off on the docking ramp of Padmé's ship when she came to Coruscant to vote on a Republic army, and of his own mother dying in his arms. Padmé suggested he'd been having too much stress and needed to take time off. Anakin insisted his work was too important. Padmé offered to help. Anakin told her she was already helping by forming her protest group within the Senate. Padmé admitted she was thinking more along the lines of a shoulder rub.
Padmé and a group of Senators confronted Palpatine and Anakin. Padmé told Palpatine that she and her fellow Senators were going to overthrow the Senate, much to the other Senators' surprise. Palpatine suggested that would be unwise. Senator Jar Jar Binks, among the Senators, said he agreed with Palpatine.
Padmé and her delegation were confronting Anakin and Chancellor Palpatine, but Padmé declared that they were done talking and she and her delegation stormed out of the room.
After discovering that the real Peace Moon plans did have a planet-destroying laser, and after turning Palpatine and Mace Windu against each other, Anakin started to look up the Jedi Archives, but Padmé and R2 approached him to ask if this meant that Palpatine was the bad guy. Padmé asked him why he never told her anything. So Anakin decided to confide his plan to Padmé: Palpatine was a good man, but Anakin believed he needed persuasion. Anakin had told Mace Windu that Palpatine was a Sith Lord, and Windu had just gone to try to arrest Palpatine. Anakin had been sowing the seeds of this for a while. In a few minutes he'd show up and convince Palpatine that Windu was a traitor. Palpatine would have Windu arrested and the Jedi declared outlaws. Then Anakin would be second only to Palpatine. The power behind the throne. Padmé decided that was an awesome plan.
Padmé asked how she could help. Anakin explained he was looking up the Jedi Archives to see if he could figure out who the sleeper agents were that Nute Gunray mentioned. Padmé casually asked if she meant besides Mace Windu. This confused Anakin, so Padmé casually pointed out how Windu was in charge of the Jedi Treasury which secretly funded the clone army, and was also in charge of the Jedi Archives which got corrupted by dogs. Anakin, shocked, realized that this would explain why Windu was so vague all the time. R2, just as shocked as Anakin, realized this would also explain why he never remembered his dreams. Anakin, stunned to realize that one of the people he'd been accusing during this entire story might actually be guilty of something, ran off. C-3PO arrived to interview Padmé for the Droid Daily.
Padmé learned about Anakin's massacre at the Jedi Temple and was appalled. She confronted Anakin and began to argue with him by uttering a lot of quaint, old-fashioned insults at him. She demanded to know why he killed the children. Anakin tried to justify it, and succeeded. Anakin brought up the Sith, but Padmé got him to admit that he made up the Sith to turn Palpatine against the Jedi and make himself all-powerful. Padmé stated for the record, that being good, she could sort of see Anakin's point about killing kids or whatever, but being good, she would still be shocked by it, but she would still love Anakin, and that was what counted. Anakin told Padmé that with her rebellion, she could destroy the Chancellor and together they could rule the Galaxy as husband and wife. Padmé thought that was cool, and decided they only needed to tie up some loose ends. It occurred to Anakin that Mace Windu knew the Jedi weren't in rebellion, and that Nute Gunray would know everything he knew, so Anakin should go deal with him. (He definitely didn't get that idea from Padmé, since she was Good).
Anakin decided to go to Naboo to track Gunray there. Meanwhile, R2-D2 wanted to know what was happening with his dreadnought. He learned that he now had the full rights and title deed to the dreadnought. He then learned that he also had messages from sixteen different creditors, and a summons to appear in court on seven counts of malicious property damage, occasioning death. Upon learning this, R2 decided he'd definitely help Anakin navigate his ship to the Naboo war zone. Besides, maybe he could sell his dreadnought to Gunray since Gunray was into trade.
Chancellor Palpatine addressed the Senate, with Padmé among those in attendance. Palpatine related in flashback how Mace Windu and the Jedi he was with tried to arrest Palpatine, and how Palpatine was forced to resist with his laser sword.
Palpatine related how he killed the Jedi with Windu, but Windu gained the upper hand on him, when Anakin came to the rescue. Palpatine declared to the Senate that the Trade Federation organized a deep conspiracy within the Jedi Council to take over the Galaxy, and the Rebellion was just a smokescreen. (Senator Jar Jar Binks responded to this by saying, "Oh, muy-muy...") Palpatine revealed that he contacted Nute Gunray, demanding his surrender, but Gunray was smugly defiant, revealing how he was using Naboo to create his own Peace Moon. Palpatine pledged to the Senate that they would defeat the Trade Federation and retake Naboo, restoring peace to the Galaxy. Padmé heartily approved.
Obi-Wan approached Padmé and told her of Anakin's massacre of Jedi. Padmé replied that she was completely and totally unaware of that. And that it was terrible. Obi-Wan asked her to reach out to Anakin. Padmé told him that she would help since Obi-Wan was all that stood between Anakin and his complete domination of the Galaxy, obviously without Padmé standing faithfully by his side, since she was Good. She left, claiming she'd go talk to Anakin in advance to make sure he was not ready for Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan was rightly alarmed.
Padmé took C-3PO with her on a spaceship, planning to go warn Anakin about Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan sneaked aboard the ship.
Padmé and C-3PO, with Obi-Wan as a stowaway, reached Naboo, which had been smeltered into a volcanic wasteland by the Trade Federation, on their ship. C-3PO expressed concern for the dinosaur ponies, and the third degree burns they must have suffered from the smeltering.
Padmé left her ship and confronted Anakin. She told him that before Anakin could rule the Galaxy, he needed to confront the Dark Side of the Force within him. She pointed out that when Qui-Gon injected him with midi-chlorians, it clouded his mind, leading him to kill Greedo. When he tried to justify it to Padmé, she told him that he needed to see in himself the true Balance of the Force, the Balance of Love and Death. She pointed out how he wanted his mother Shmi to love him, but instead Shmi was scared of him. And that when Shmi couldn't bring herself to say that she still loved Anakin, he used the Force to kill her. Anakin was so furious upon hearing this, he used the Force to strangle Padmé. Obi-Wan emerged from the ship and demanded that Anakin release her. Anakin snarled, "She's a liar! I would never harm anyone I love!" Obi-Wan roared back, "You're killing your own wife!" Shocked by this realization, Anakin released Padmé, who collapsed to the ground.
Obi-Wan expressed outrage at what Anakin had done. This only disgusted R2, since what he wanted to do was go take charge of the Peace Moon. He went off to do so. Obi-Wan tried to arrest Anakin, but he resisted, and they began a fierce laser sword duel.
Anakin and Obi-Wan continued to duel each other. Anakin stammered an offer for Obi-Wan to surrender. Obi-Wan replied that he sensed much fear in him, and how fear leads to anger. They continued dueling.
As Anakin and Obi-Wan dueled, Anakin managed to grab Obi-Wan by the throat with one hand. Anakin justified his anger by claiming that his mother taught him to live life to the fullest.
Obi-Wan kicked Anakin, causing him to release his stranglehold on Obi-Wan, and they resumed dueling. Obi-Wan accidentally sliced the magmashield regulator, which was the only thing preventing the entire facility they were in from falling into the lava below.
As Obi-Wan and Anakin dueled, they fought and moved outside on to gantries over the lava. Anakin defended his passions, declaring his love for Padmé. Obi-Wan sarcastically pointed out how well that turned out.
Obi-Wan and Anakin continued to duel as the structure they were standing on started to fall into the lava.
Obi-Wan and Anakin continued to duel as the structure they were on headed towards a lava fall. They each jumped onto a separate piece of debris that remained afloat above the lava.
As Obi-Wan and Anakin continued to duel, Obi-Wan pointed out how each of the emotions Anakin had expressed in the past had led Anakin along the path of the Dark Side of the Force, pointing out that Anakin's journey to the Dark Side was now complete. Anakin thanked him for this insight, for it meant he no longer had to conceal the truth from himself any longer. He declared that he was the Sith. When Obi-Wan pointed out that the Sith were legend, Anakin declared that he was the legend.
Obi-Wan leaped backward onto solid ground that was sloping above the lava flow, and pointed out that now he had the advantage. Anakin leaped off the floating debris he was on. Obi-Wan was able to to slice off Anakin's one remaining good arm and both of his legs. Anakin requested Obi-Wan that he leave him to die on this reborn planet. Anakin caught fire, and Obi-Wan left him, taking Anakin's laser sword.
Padmé was still alive, but barely. C-3PO had brought her back to the ship. C-3PO explained to Obi-Wan and R2 that seeing Padmé lying on the ground like that made her shudder. Obi-Wan, R2, 3PO, and Padmé departed Naboo on the ship.
R2 helped to stabilize Padmé with his shock probe. Obi-Wan asked R2 why he hadn't gone off to take over the Peace Moon. R2 explained that he lost interest when he discovered that it would take 20 years to build the thing.
As Padmé was being operated on, a GH-7 Medical Analysis Unit informed the others that while Padmé was dying beyond any hope of recovery, there was still a chance the hospital might be able to save...the twins.
Obi-Wan was with Padmé as she was giving birth, assissted by a rather inept EW-3 Midwife Droid. Padmé first gave birth to a boy, whom she named Luke. She then gave birth to a girl, whom she named Leia. Padmé closed her eyes and stopped moving.
On Theed, a public funeral was held for Padmé. Bibble started to eulogize her. Padmé from her bier called him a traitorous wretch, accusing him of selling out to the Federation to save his own butt. Bibble started to defend himself from the accusation, but then stopped himself, explaining he thought he heard someone say something.
The Enemy Let Slip Edit
Darth Vader was standing over Luke, declaring Vader was about to have revenge for the murder of Vader's son. Luke told Vader Obi-Wan never told Vader what happened to Vader's son. Vader said Obi-Wan told Vader enough, he told Vader Luke killed him. Luke told Vader, no, he is Vader's son. Vader said that was not true, that was impossible. Luke told Vader to search Vader's feelings, Vader knew it to be true. Vader yelled, "No! Noooooooooo...." for a very long time. Once Vader ran out of "ooooooo..."s, Luke told Vader that Vader couldn't kill him now since Vader was his father. Vader told him, no, Vader knew that really was impossible. Luke said he figured it all out: Princess was Vader's daughter adopted by Bail Organa and Breha Moon-Flower and raised on Alderaan, while Luke was Princess' twin brother, placed in the care of Owen and Beru Lars on Tatooine. Ergo, Vader was their father Anakin. He accused Vader of murdering his mother Padmé. Vader told him, no, Vader was his mother. Luke was just confused by this and asked how. She begian, "Well, I loved Anakin very much and then..."
Vader claimed the Japor snippet Anakin gave Padmé had special powers. Darth Vader said this was how Padmé was able to survive for so long, like against the assassination attempt on the Coruscant landing platform, or the fight against the nexu. Vader added, as another example, of Padmé's survival from dehydration and exposure on Geonosis. This was also how Vader was able to survive the system shock from being decapitated while in a psychic link with Luke. Luke asked what happened to Anakin. Vader replied that he was horribly mutilated and burnt on the lava field, so he died, obviously. To save Padmé. Vader then related how Anakin didn't die immediately, that he suffered for days on the lava field where Obi-Wan abandoned him. In flashback, Anakin was lying on the lava field, calling out to Padmé. Darth Vader related how as Padmé she experienced her own funeral and tried to speak up. In flashback, Padmé on her funeral bier called Sio Bibble a traitorous wretch, and accused him of selling out to the Feds just to save his own sorry butt. Bibble started to defend himself from the accusation than stopped, and apologized, saying he thought he heard someone say something.
Vader related how the next thing she knew, she was encased in the full black body armor and helmet, with Palpatine saying, "Padmé... Rise..." Vader asked, "What... What have you done to me?" Palpatine replied, " I need a strong figurehead to control the military; you shall have the power you crave. Do not deny it; I have sensed it building in you. Anakin was a hero of the Republic; but sadly he was too far gone." Vader asked, "He's d-d-... dead?" Palpatine replied, " I transfused his midi-chlorians into you; they will grant you Force powers. The midi-chlorians have supported your shattered body; they will help you grow strong again. But the military chain of command is very... traditional; they won't accept a female leader." Vader asked, "They will assume... I am Anakin?" Palpatine answered, "Yes. You must maintain the illusion that you are now effectively a retired Jedi; you should adopt the "Darth" honorific." Vader replied, " I shall be known as... Darth Vader." Palpatine said, "I regret to say, your life support systems contain... measures to ensure your loyalty." Vader asked, "What do you mean?" Palpatine answered, "You are too dangerous, too... reckless. You must learn control. Until you do, I shall be your master. Now, get me some tea." Vader replied, "Sigh, very well." Palpatine added, "One sugar." Vader answered, "Yes, yes." Palpatine added, "No milk. A slice of space pear." Vader yelled, "Noooooo!!!"
NOTE: See also Darth Vader
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