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"Do you think he will dismantle the Senate?"
"Why bother? As a practical matter, the Senate no longer exists."
"The constitution is in shreds...amendment after amendment..."
―Padmé Amidala, Mon Mothma and Giddean Danu, discussing Palpatine's rise to power — (audio) Listen (file info)[2]

Giddean Danu was the Galactic Republic Senator from Kuat during the Clone Wars. He was appointed to his position by Onara Kuat, head of the Kuat family and principal director of Kuat Drive Yards.


"Senator, I fear you underestimate the amount of corruption that has taken hold in the Senate."
―Giddean Danu to Padmé Amidala — (audio) Listen (file info)[2]

Grim and humorless, Danu was among the Senators that opposed Chancellor Palpatine's growing emergency powers. This brought him into conflict with many people on Kuat, who benefited from increased production in Kuat's shipyards during the Clone Wars. His opposition to increased militarization led him to be twice nearly recalled from office by Onara Kuat and the Kuati electorate.

Danu was one of the Senators that met Palpatine at the Republic Executive Building after the Chancellor was rescued from General Grievous' flagship by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker.[2]

The Senator had good ties with the Jedi and greatly respected their Order, believing the nascent rebellion being led by Mon Mothma and Bail Prestor Organa needed the support of the Jedi in order to succeed. Danu, following Mothma and Organa's lead, became part of the Delegation of 2000, although he did not accompany the group when their petition was rejected by Palpatine.

Personality and traits[]

Standing 1.96 meters,[1] Danu was taller than the average Human.[3] He often wore a white ceremonial dress that resembled the garb of the Kuati Security Forces.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

Giddean Danu was played by Christopher Kirby in scenes deleted from the final release of Revenge of the Sith.

What's The Story? author Aidan Hennessy intended to state him being mayor of Kuat City prior to becoming senator (a reference to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad). He also ended his entry with a sentence saying that Danu was killed by Ottegru Grey, but it was removed from the final entry.



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