- "Kings not only like to collect, they like to boast about their collections."
- ―Han Solo
A king was the male ruler of a monarchy who normally inherited his position by right of birth and ruled for life. A female of equivalent status was referred to as a queen. Planets such as Mon Cala, Onderon, and Toydaria were ruled over by kings. In some cases, including that of Naboo, the king or queen was elected by his or her subjects and could only stay in place for a specified period.
- "Our true king has been silenced. The one you recognize is a traitor and a Separatist minion."
- ―Saw Gerrera
Yos Kolina was the eighty-second king of the aquatic planet Mon Cala. Following his assassination at the hands of Separatist Commander Riff Tamson and the ensuing battle, he was succeeded by his son Prince Lee-Char.
King Ramsis Dendup of Onderon decided that his planet would remain neutral during the Clone Wars, and simply refused to choose between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. He was then replaced on the throne by the Separatist puppet ruler Sanjay Rash, until Onderon was finally freed from the Confederacy's oppression by rebels, with the help of Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano.
During the Galactic Civil War, the planet Shu-Torun was ruled by a king, until he was murdered by Darth Vader's assassin droids, BT-1 and 0-0-0. The Sith Lord subsequently put the late monarch's third child, Princess Trios, on the throne.
Notes and references
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Tipping Points"
- Darth Vader Annual 1
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition
- Star Wars 32
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Witches of the Mist"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Supply Lines"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Water War"
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Prisoners"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mercy Mission"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Soft War"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A War on Two Fronts"
- Star Wars: Uprising
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization