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Nute Gunray

Trade Federation Viceroy

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Description

Neimoidians are known for their business skills, but Nute Gunray, Viceroy of the Trade Federation, was more cutthroat than most. It was Gunray who conspired with the Sith Lord Darth Sidious to launch the blockade and subsequent invasion of Naboo. Once the planet was under siege, Gunray attempted to force Queen Amidala to sign a treaty that would legitimize the occupation. Amidala escaped, and returned to infiltrate her own palace and blast through Gunray's protectors. At gunpoint, Amidala declared Gunray's occupation over.

Arrested by Republic officials, Gunray was carted off to answer for his crimes. But even justice could be bought in the final corrupt years of the Republic. After four trials in the Supreme Court, Gunray still held his position of Viceroy. He secretly pledged his support to the Separatist Alliance, though the Trade Federation "officially" distanced themselves from Gunray's treasonous activities, declaring him to be a rogue extremist.

Stats

Species
Neimoidian
Gender
Male
Height
1.91 meters
Weapon
Battle droids
Affiliation
Trade Federation, Separatist Alliance
Vehicle
Trade Federation battleship, Neimoidian shuttle, mechno-chair

Relationships

Trade Federation

Trade Federation

As the Viceroy of the Trade Federation, it was Gunray who led the blockade and subsequent invasion of Naboo. When the occupation ended Gunray was arrested by Republic officials but even after four trials in the Supreme Court, Gunray still held his position of Viceroy.

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Separatist Alliance

Separatist Alliance

When the Separatist movement began tearing apart the Republic, many of the galaxy's largest business concerns were attracted to the idea of galactic reforms that would benefit commerce. Nute Gunray was one of them and he agreed to add the Trade Federation's vast droid army to the Separatist cause.

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Rune Haako

Rune Haako

Rune was rarely far from Nute Gunray's side during the Trade Federation's most ethically and legally questionable endeavors. Though few Neimoidians would fit the description "brave," Nute had more spine that the fretful Haako exhibited.

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Padmé Amidala

Padmé
Amidala

During the Trade Federation's blockade and invasion of Naboo, Nute Gunray attempted to force the Queen, Padmé Amidala, to sign a treaty to make his invasion legal. She refused, and after Amidala successfully took back her planet from Trade Federation rule, Gunray was arrested and put to trial. When the Separatist movement began, Nute saw his opportunity to get revenge on Amidala and agreed to join the Separatists with the condition that Padmé Amidala was assassinated.

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Darth Sidious

Darth Sidious

Darth Sidious arranged for the Trade Federation, under Nute Gunray's rule, to blockade and invade the peaceful planet of Naboo in protest over increased taxation from the Senate. Sidious never contacted the Neimoidians directly. Instead, he relied on holographic communication.

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Daultay Dofine

Daultay Dofine

The triumvirate of Neimoidian conspirators most often in contact with Darth Sidious included Gunray, Rune Haako and the Trade Federation captain, Daultay Dofine.

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Onaconda Farr

Onaconda Farr

After a supply crisis led Onaconda Farr to abandon the Republic and join the Separatists, Gunray demanded that Farr aid the Separatist Alliance in capturing Senator Amidala in exchange for much-needed supplies.

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Captain Argyus

Captain Argyus

After his arrest on Rodia, Nute Gunray was placed on the Tranquility, a Jedi Cruiser under the guard of Captain Argyus and his squadron of Senate Commandos. In time, Argyus revealed himself to be in the employ of the Separatists and he released Gunray from his cell, allowing his escape.

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Sio Bibble

Sio Bibble

Bibble remained on Naboo during the invasion of the planet, subservient to Nute Gunray, who greedily assumed the Queen's vacant throne. Bibble attempted to uphold the ideals of democracy, which Gunray openly mocked.

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Lott Dod

Lott Dod

After Gunray's fall from grace and alliance with the Confederacy, Lott Dod publicly denounced his actions. Dod insisted the Trade Federation remained neutral in the Clone Wars, and that Gunray was an extremist, though Dod and Gunray secretly remained allies.

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      • Message from the Queen

        Message from the Queen

      • Gunray's Prisoner

        Gunray's Prisoner

      • Nute Gunray and Sio Bibble

        Nute Gunray and Sio Bibble

      • Nute Gunray Arrives on Rodia

        Nute Gunray Arrives on Rodia

      • An Innocent Pawn

        An Innocent Pawn