Nix Card was a male Muun who served as a representative of the InterGalactic Banking Clan in the Galactic Republic Senate during the Clone Wars. He plotted with Count Dooku to bomb Coruscant in an effort to halt peace talks between the Galactic Senate and Separatist Parliament before they started.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Following the session, Senators Dod and Saam met with Card, who was upset that the bill had been unable to pass immediately. Dod cast the blame on Senator Amidala, whose interference he did not expect; although Saam suggested that someone be hired to assassinate her, Senator Dod dismissed the idea as too difficult to accomplish. Dod and Card were in agreement, however, that the business of their respective organizations was violence in this case. The Muun suggested that they bring the war directly to Coruscant to spur the Senate to pass their legislation—he argued that a thousand years without a direct attack on the capital had given its residents a false sense of safety. Card contacted Count Dooku for assistance in carrying out the plot; Dooku tasked the cyborg General Grievous with overseeing the transfer of disguised demolition droids to Coruscant to wreak havoc and force the Senate to act.
Before the infiltration units could succeed in their mission, Amidala traveled to the Confederate capital of Raxus and convinced Separatist Senator Mina Bonteri to initiate a call for negotiations between the warring governments within the Separatist Congress, a motion supported by a majority of its senators. With the resolution passed, Dooku contacted the three conspirators on Coruscant, who were troubled by the development and wanted to know what had happened to the demolition droids' mission. The Count did not share their concern; he knew that once the droids carried out their programming, the move for peace would be halted and the war would continue. When the time came for the Republic Senate to vote on the peace initiative, the demolition units succeeded in destroying a Coruscanti power generator, knocking out power to the Senate District and setting off a series of explosions that injured many of the planet's citizens. Senator Saam used the situation to his advantage, prompting several members of the Senate—including Supreme Chancellor Palpatine—to call for the deregulation of the banks to secure the money necessary to finance the increase in troop production. Card briefly attended a Zygerrian Slavery Auction. He also arrested Padmé Amidala for espionage and arrested the Core Five on charges of corruption.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Heroes on Both Sides" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Slaves of the Republic"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "An Old Friend"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Rise of Clovis"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis at the Heart"
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Three
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide