- "I like this plan."
"No one cares what you think."
- ―Gume Saam and Nix Card
Gume Saam was a male Ishi Tib senator who represented Tibrin in the Galactic Senate of the Republic during the Clone Wars. He was also a member of the group opposing Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's growing power. During the war, he was affiliated with the Techno Union and swayed toward the interests of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
- "I know some people who could do something about her."
- ―Gume Saam, speaking of Padmé Amidala
During the Separatist Crisis, several systems began to split off from the Republic and joined with Count Dooku in the year 24 BBY. This led to increasing tensions between the Republic and the growing Separatist movement, eventually resulting in the formation of the Grand Army of the Republic, consisting of clone troopers bred on Kamino.
As a Senator, Gume Saam tried to push through a bill that would deregulate the banks, allowing the InterGalactic Banking Clan to open new lines of credit without the approval of the Galactic Senate. Seeing as the Republic seemed unwilling to deregulate the banks and instead opted for initiating peace negotiations with the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Saam together with fellow representatives Lott Dod and Nix Card conspired with Count Dooku to stage an attack against Coruscant, in an attempt to convince the Senate into passing the bill.
Much to their chagrin, the Separatist Parliament extended a peace offer towards the Republic, though Dooku assured his representatives in the Senate of him preventing an end to the fighting. During the vote for the bill, Dooku's enforcer, General Grievous, launched an attack on a prominent Coruscant power generator. Using the proof of a Separatist attack, Saam convinced the Senate to retaliate by deregulating the banks to gain access to funds needed to purchase more arsenal for the war. This resulted in the congress passing the bill, much to joy of the Ishi Tib representative and his allies.
Behind the scenes
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Heroes on Both Sides"
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Mentioned only) (Tokyo only)
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as Gume Saam)
- "Ask Lobot"—Star Wars Insider 101
- The Unknown Regions
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide