- "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
- "Senator, I fear you underestimate the amount of corruption that has taken hold in the Senate."
- ―Giddean Danu to Padmé Amidala
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.
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
Behind the scenes
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.
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (Appears in deleted scene(s))
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith novelization (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith
- Millennium Falcon (Mentioned only)
- "Best of Hyperspace: An Expanded Role: Aayla Secura"—Star Wars Insider 77 (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary
- Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars
- The New Essential Chronology
- Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
- "Who's Who in the Delegation of 2000"—Star Wars Insider 85
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia