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"Roona seconds the motion for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Valorum."
―Edcel Bar Gane, supporting Chancellor Valorum's ouster in 32 BBY[1]

Edcel Bar Gane was a Roonan male who represented his homeworld of Roona in the Senate of the Galactic Republic, leading up to and during the Clone Wars.


Opponent of Valorum[]

"It will come down to partisanship—a contest between the factions of Bail Antilles, and those who allow Ainlee Teem to speak for them. As ever, the Core worlds will stand with Valorum; the near colonies, against."
"He's going to polarize the senate further."
―Orn Free Taa and Edcel Bar Gane, on Chancellor Valorum's passage of Senate Resolution BR-0371[4]
Edcel Bar Gane

Bar Gane in formal attire.

Edcel Bar Gane was the Senator of the planet Roona during the last years of the Galactic Republic.[4][5] He was assisted by an aide of the same species.

Bar Gane had voiced concerns about Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum's actions and their impact on the stability of the Republic as early as 33 BBY, thinking that Valorum's ineffectiveness would further divide the politicians in extremes. During this time, Bar Gane allied himself with the influential yet corrupt Senators Orn Free Taa, Passel Argente and Toonbuck Toora, and was a supporter of Palpatine.[4]

Bar Gane seconded the motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum prior to the Battle of Naboo.[5]

The Clone Wars[]

Bar Gane: "How dare they!"
Paulness: "They attack, and now they want peace?"
Amidala: "Chancellor Palpatine, may I remind the senators that the peace proposal was made prior to their assault!"
Bar Gane: "That only highlights its insincerity!"
―Edcel Bar Gane, Zinn Paulness, and Padmé Amidala, on the Separatist Parliament's offer for peace negotiations[6]

Bar Gane would later continue to serve as senator to Roona during the Clone Wars. Around 21 BBY the second year of the war, the Separatist Parliament proposed a peace negotiation with the Galactic Senate, However, Senators Gume Saam and Lott Dod along with InterGalactic Banking Clan Representative Nix Card conspired with former Jedi Count Dooku, the public leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, to have Coruscant attacked, which was successfully carried out by General Grievous's demolition droids. They attacked the Coruscant power generator, which caused a planet-wide blackout. During a session following the attack, Bar Gane expressed anger with the Separatists' move, which fellow Senator Zinn Pauless agreed with.

Personality and traits[]


Bar Gane converses with his aide in the Senate.

"And my opponents?"
"Aside from the obvious ones? The entire Ryloth group—Orn Free Taa, Connus Trell, and Chom Frey Kaa. Also Toonbuck Toora, Edcel Bar Gan [sic], Po Nudo… Do you want me to go on?"
―Chancellor Valorum and Senator Palpatine, on the former's Yinchorri embargo act[7]

Bar Gane was a Roonan, a green-skinned humanoid species similar in appearance to a Neimoidian save for his large, blue-silver oval eyes. He spoke with a sibilant voice.[4] Bar Gane was surprisingly intolerant of other species,[5] especially in his private business sector on Coruscant.

During his time on Coruscant, Bar Gane visited the Coruscant Opera House, like many other politicians of the time. Bar Gane was known to have assisted to a representation of The Brief Reign of Future Wraiths, performed by a Bith company, and shared balcony with his political allies.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

"There's a Senator called Edcel Bar Gane, because an Edsel was a bargain at some point. We thought, 'George likes old cars. He's into that. He'll know what it means.'"
Nick Dudman[2]

The name "Edcel Bar Gane" comes from Nick Dudman, the Live Action Animatronics Effects Supervisor on The Phantom Menace. He remarked that "an Edsel was a bargain at some point", knowing that George Lucas, having a passion towards old cars, would understand what it meant.

The character was voiced by Stephen Stanton in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Bar Gane has been erroneously referred to as "Edcel Bar Gan" in some sources, such as the Phantom Menace novelization by Terry Brooks.



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