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Gregar Typho was a human male and a captain of the Royal Naboo Security Forces during the Separatist Crisis and the Clone Wars. He served as Senator Padmé Amidala's head of security, ensuring her safety at all costs. Typho followed in the footsteps of his uncle, Quarsh Panaka, who was a Naboo Royal Security Forces captain during the Invasion of Naboo and his aunt, Mariek Panaka, who also served as a captain in the Security Forces.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Gregar Typho was the nephew of Captain Quarsh Panaka and his wife Mariek Panaka. His uncles served the Royal Naboo Security Forces. Typho had at least another relative, a cousin named Versaat.[4]

At some point, Gregar Typho undertook security forces training alongside Dorra, who stayed in the Academy to go through a modified version of handmaiden training. Typho later fought at the Battle of Naboo where he lost his left eye. After Padmé Amidala's term as queen of Naboo ended and she accepted the role of representing Naboo in the Galactic Senate, Typho immediately recommended Dorra as a potential new handmaiden.[4]

Separatist CrisisEdit

"I guess I was wrong. There was no danger at all."
―Gregar Typho, to Padmé Amidala[src]

During the Separatist Crisis, Captain Typho accompanied Amidala on a diplomatic mission to the galactic capital Coruscant to vote against the upcoming Military Creation Act. A growing Separatist movement led by the charismatic former Jedi Count Dooku was challenging the ailing Galactic Republic. In response, loyalist elements led by Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine had introduced legislation to create a Grand Army of the Republic.[2]

Due to Amidala's high profile, the Senator and Captain Typho had traveled to Coruscant disguised as starfighter pilots.[2] Due to his grim duty, Typho enlisted Cordé, one of Amidala's handmaidens, to pose as Amidala and travel on her diplomatic barge.[5] This ruse enabled Amidala to escape an assassination attempt which claimed the life of her decoy and several members of her entourage. While Amidala was grieving over the fallen Cordé, Typho comforted her by assuring Amidala that the handmaiden had died in the line of duty.[2]

Later, Typho went to Amidala's apartment on Coruscant to establish security there. The Senator's security detail was further augmented by two Jedi: the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker, who had a crush on Amidala. Following a second assassination attempt against Amidala by the Clawdite assassin Zam Wesell involving two poisonous kouhuns, Amidala returned to Naboo accompanied by Skywalker. Following these events, Typho remained on Coruscant to protect the Gungan Representative Jar Jar Binks, who took Amidala's place on the Senate. Binks sponsored the creation of the Grand Army, which foreshadowed the outbreak of the Clone Wars.[2]

Blue Shadow Virus crisisEdit

Captain Typho and his men shot down and captured three B1 battle droids and a T-series tactical droid. In response, the reigning Queen Neeyutnee summoned Senator Amidala and Representative Jar Jar Binks back to Naboo to request for military assistance from the Galactic Republic. Captain Typho was present when Amidala, Binks, and C-3PO interrogated the captured tactical droid. Tricking the droid into thinking that it was on a Separatist warship, C-3PO managed to glean that there was a secret Separatist research installation on Naboo, producing a virus.[6]

When the tactical droid realized that it was not on a Separatist warship, Typho raised a blaster at the droid and demanded that it cooperate. Before he could proceed, Binks accidentally destroyed the droid by knocking over some shelves while trying to catch a slug-beetle. Despite this setback, Amidala and Binks deduced that the droid came from Naboo's Eastern swamps due to the presence of mud on its chassis and the slug-beetle, which Binks recognized as originating from those swamps. While Amidala and company traveled to the Eastern Swamps to investigate, Captain Typho and Threepio remained behind to examine the other battle droids.[6]

While examining a B1 battle droid's head, Typho and C-3PO discovered a hologram of a Separatist scientist named Doctor Nuvo Vindi and quickly relayed this information to Amidala. Meanwhile, Amidala and her companions discovered Dr Vindi's laboratory in the Eastern Swamps. Vindi was developing a deadly bioweapon called the Blue Shadow Virus for use by the Separatists.[6]

Following a dangerous struggle, Amidala and her companions with the help of the Jedi Kenobi, Skywalker, his Padawan Ahsoka Tano and several Clone troopers managed to apprehend Vindi and stop him from releasing an airborne strain of the virus. Despite being exposed to the Blue Shadow Virus, Amidala and Binks survived due to Skywalker and Kenobi's efforts to obtain an antidote, the root of a reeksa plant from the planet Iego.[7]

Final days of the warEdit

Gregar Typho: "My lady, let me come with you."
Padmé Amidala: "There is no danger. The fighting is over, and… this is personal."
Gregar Typho: "As you wish, My lady… but I strongly disagree."
Padmé Amidala: "I'll be all right, Captain. This is something I must do myself. Besides, Threepio will look after me."
C-3PO: "Oh, dear."
―Gregar Typho, Padmé Amidala, and C-3PO[src]

In the last year of the Clone Wars, the Jedi Temple was attacked and many Jedi were wiped out. Almost immediately after, Amidala was visited by Kenobi, who told her impacting news about her husband. After Kenobi departed, Amidala decided to travel to the planet Mustafar despite Typho's recommendations of otherwise. This turned out to be the last time Typho saw Amidala alive, as she died after giving birth to her children two days later on Polis Massa.[8]

Behind the scenesEdit

Gregar Typho was portrayed by Jay Laga'aia in both the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.[2][8] He was voiced by James Mathis III in Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series, which aired from 2008 to 2013.

In early storyboards of Attack of the Clones, Typho was originally intended to be gunned down by droidekas upon waving goodbye to Amidala. This idea, however, was dropped.[9]

In E. K. Johnston's 2019 novel Queen's Shadow, Gregar Typho's first name is misspelled as "Gregor."[4]

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