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"You have performed beyond your parameters."
―Nute Gunray — (audio) Listen (file info)[4]

OOM-9 was a B1-Series battle droid created by Baktoid Combat Automata prior to the invasion of the planet Naboo in 32 BBY. OOM-9 was selected to serve as a command battle droid for the invasion, leading Trade Federation forces into battle and achieving great success during the early stages of the campaign. Under OOM-9, Trade Federation troops defeated the forces of the Naboo at Harte Secur and Spinnaker before capturing the capital city of Theed.

With news of a primitive species residing in the planet's swamps—the Gungans—reaching the Trade Federation, OOM-9 was charged with hunting them down but had limited success. When the Sith Lord Darth Maul arrived to take control of the Federation forces, he personally recovered information which led to OOM-9 forcing the evacuation of the underwater city of Otoh Gunga.

The invasion ultimately turned against the Trade Federation when the Gungan Grand Army rallied to the cause of Naboo Queen Padmé Amidala and moved to engage the Trade Federation Droid Army on the Great Grass Plains. OOM-9 was once again charged with leading the battle droids to victory and soon overwhelmed the Gungan forces. However, the concurrent space battle went against the Trade Federation, seeing the destruction of a Lucrehulk-class Droid Control Ship. With the loss of the control ship, OOM-9 and his troops powered down, halting on the verge of victory.

Biography[]

Blockade of Naboo[]

Originally a standard B1-Series battle droid,[4] OOM-9 was created by Baktoid Combat Automata[1] for the Trade Federation[4] by 32 BBY[5] to serve in their Droid Army under the Neimoidian Viceroy Nute Gunray, along with his senior staff Rune Haako and Lott Dod.[4] Since the B1 droids did not have a standard alphanumeric series designation, the name "OOM-9" was selected for the unit from a shortened version of the unique identification code assigned to the battle droid.[1]

OOM-9, flanked by two battle droids

In 32 BBY,[5] Gunray, having led the Trade Federation into a pact with the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious, initiated a blockade of the Mid Rim planet Naboo as a protest to the new taxation of trade routes. The Sith Lord, who was secretly Senator Palpatine of Naboo, had an ulterior motive—the blockade would serve to undermine the leadership of Galactic Republic Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum and allow him to advance his own position.[3]

In anticipation of the imminent invasion of Naboo, OOM-9 was specially programmed[4] to serve as one of several command droids leading Trade Federation forces against the Naboo and Gungan population. In order to ensure simple communication between the Neimoidians and their forces, OOM-9 was chosen to act as a single point of contact.[6] His first assignment as a commander was to organize the Trade Federation forces for the invasion.[4]

Supreme Chancellor Valorum, hoping to resolve the crisis, sent two JediJedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi—to settle the dispute. The arrival of the Jedi forced Sidious to accelerate the timeline for his plan's execution. The Dark Lord ordered Gunray to kill the Jedi and begin landing his forces.[3]

Communications disruption[]

"I have a task for you, OOM-9. Destroy the communications capability of the Naboo"
―Nute Gunray to OOM-9 before the subjugation of Parrlay — (audio) Listen (file info)[4]

OOM-9's initial landing force arrive on Naboo.

Fearing that the Naboo would try to contact the Republic capital world of Coruscant to plead for help, Gunray promptly ordered the destruction of Naboo's offworld communication capabilities. OOM-9 was selected to lead the mission ahead of the main invasion force. Gunray gave OOM-9 his orders personally: in order to occupy the Naboo settlements of Parrlay, New Centrif, and Vis and to raze their communications buildings to the ground.[4] Landing just north of New Centrif[7] in a C-9979 landing craft,[4] his small force of Single Trooper Aerial Platforms (STAP), beetle droids, battle droids, and his personal Armored Assault Tank (AAT) was unprepared for a major fight and was ordered to avoid direct confrontations with the Naboo until reinforcements could arrive. Since the Trade Federation could not afford to alert the Naboo to their presence on the ground, they could not risk conducting long-range scans, leaving OOM-9's forces to locate the settlements without reconnaissance data.[4]

The Federation forces proceeded south to New Centrif, but the settlement was too heavily defended, and OOM-9 decided to seek reinforcements before returning to attack it. Turning east, OOM-9 led his force toward the smaller settlement of Vis. Upon arriving, Gunray contacted OOM-9 to alert him to the arrival of the promised reinforcements led by the battle droid EEK-176, consisting of droidekas and additional battle droids and beetle droids. With EEK-176's unit approaching from the east, OOM-9 moved into Vis from the west and the two forces converged on the city, killing the Naboo forces they encountered and destroying its communication transmitter.[4]

OOM-9 oversees the advance of Trade Federation forces.

Proceeding out of Vis along a country road, OOM-9 took his combined forces to the less defended south entrance to New Centrif, where they engaged workers and soldiers guarding some nova crystal deposits. The attack drew the attention of the Naboo forces in New Centrif, and the majority of the city's population descended upon the Trade Federation troops. OOM-9's droids defeated them before proceeding into the city to eliminate the last surviving defenders, while his beetle droids razed the city.[7]

OOM-9 next moved south toward his final goal, the larger city of Parrlay, encountering several Naboo patrols along the way. After locating Parrlay, OOM-9 was once more contacted by Gunray, who instructed him to destroy its transmitter before the inhabitants could contact their capital city, Theed. To assist OOM-9 in his task, Gunray dispatched further reinforcements, consisting of additional beetle droids and droidekas, along with energy pummels and AATs.[4] Proceeding into Parrlay, OOM-9's forces advanced south until reaching the wall surrounding the city's spaceport. OOM-9 placed his troopers along the wall to engage Naboo defenders, while his heavy units blasted through the wall, allowing them to proceed inside and destroy the spaceport and transmitter.[7]

Jedi escape[]

"Yes, Viceroy?"
"Captain, we've searched the ship and there is no trace of the Jedi. They may have gotten on one of your landing craft."
"If they're down here, sir, we'll find them."
―OOM-9 receives orders from Rune Haako[3]

OOM-9 receives orders from Nute Gunray and Rune Haako.

The victory at Parrlay was just the beginning of the Trade Federation's plans,[4] and they began landing their main invasion force on Naboo. As OOM-9 oversaw the disembarkation of his forces from their landing craft, he was contacted by Gunray and Haako. Their attempt to kill Jinn and Kenobi had failed and a thorough search of the flagship had failed to find any trace of them. The Neimoidians had correctly concluded that the Jedi had escaped to the surface of the planet by stowing away aboard C-9979 landing craft.[3]

OOM-9 assured his superiors that, if the Jedi were on the planet, his forces would find them.[3] The droid commander ordered that both the patrol grid for STAPs and the number of ground battle droids be doubled.[4] Despite OOM-9's effort, the Jedi were able to elude capture by his forces. Nevertheless, the Trade Federation remained unconcerned by this failure, and continued to push ahead with the invasion.[3]

Harte Secur[]

"Your army is online. Destroy Harte Secur!"
―Nute Gunray to OOM-9 — (audio) Listen (file info)[4]

OOM-9 arrives at OOM-14's command center.

Soon after the full-scale invasion began, one of the five droid control programs sent to Naboo with the initial landing force was captured from the command droid OOM-14 by Naboo troops and taken to a research center near the city of Harte Secur. The loss of the control program rendered OOM-14's forces immobile. Furthermore, Gunray knew that, if the Naboo could replicate the program, they could take control of the Trade Federation's own battle droids.[4]

With the control program in enemy hands, the Trade Federation could not risk a large force to retrieve it.[4] Using communications jamming to prevent the Naboo from spreading the program,[7] Gunray contacted OOM-9 and told him to escort a Neimoidian technician to the research center, retrieve it and use it to reactivate OOM-14's forces and their command center. He was assigned a group of droidekas to assist in the attack, along with a bio cannon.[4]

Rendezvousing with the technician at OOM-14's camp,[4] OOM-9 set out toward the research center, taking the road east around a large forest, and eliminating the Naboo forces they encountered along the way. After arriving at the research center, OOM-9 had the bio cannon destroy the defensive turrets and main gate, allowing his forces to move into the facility and retrieve the control program. Returning to OOM-14's camp, the technician soon reactivated the disabled forces, giving OOM-9 command of a large number of battle droids and anti-air battle droids, with which he was ordered by Gunray to destroy Harte Secur.[7]

Despite the threat of the Naboo Airforce operating out of the nearby Harte Secur Airbase, along with a neighboring Gungan settlement, OOM-9 was able to gather his forces and sweep into Harte Secur, destroying much of the city's architecture and obliterating its town center. Gunray complimented the droid on the impressive nature of the victory and announced that he had been selected to spearhead the attack on Spinnaker.[4]

Spoils of Spinnaker[]

"Spinnaker is Naboo's chief supply center. Your mission is to disrupt the supply lines, OOM-9."
―Nute Gunray — (audio) Listen (file info)[4]

Spinnaker was Naboo's chief supply center, and most goods being transported between Naboo and other worlds passed through the coastal town's spaceports. With the Trade Federation's blockade in place, the spaceports were fully loaded with valuable materials, including nova crystals, which could be used to fund the invasion. Gunray wanted to see direct evidence of Naboo's wealth and so ordered OOM-9 to lead an attack on Spinnaker, occupy the town, and collect its supplies of nova crystals to present to him.[4]

A small Trade Federation presence had already been established near Spinnaker, under the command of the battle droid officer YIN-762. OOM-9, however, led his force of droidekas, AATs, Multi-Troop Transports, Heavy Battle Droids, STAPs, and grenade droids to a lightly defended village outside the town. The pacifist villagers, following Queen Amidala's lead, offered little resistance, and the village quickly surrendered to the battle droids, relinquishing their resources and personnel to OOM-9's command.[4] Positioning his forces to defend the village, OOM-9 set about forcing the scared population to work, gathering resources to assist the Trade Federation invasion and fortifying the village.[7]

Trade Federation pummels attack a fortress in Spinnaker.

The invaders faced counterattacks by the Royal Naboo Security Forces based in Spinnaker to the north, and a Naboo Royal Navy base to the west.[4] Summoning air support, OOM-9 took control of the road between the village and Spinnaker, allowing him to direct the bulk of his forces in an attack on the naval base. After using his ground forces to destroy its anti-air turrets, OOM-9 launched a combined ground and air attack, destroying the facility.[7]

Turning his attention to Spinnaker itself, OOM-9 massed his forces at the town's southwestern gate. Using pummels to cut through the outer wall, he moved into the town, eliminating the anti-air defenses before sending in air support to eliminate any resistance. After pacifying the city and capturing its resources, OOM-9 sent a detachment to a small Naboo settlement to the north, forcing the settlers to supply their nova crystals to the Trade Federation.[7] With the nova crystals secured, the Trade Federation forces began preparing to take Theed and end the campaign, using Spinnaker as a launching point for the impending Fall of Theed.[4]

Fall of Theed[]

"You've captured the capital city of Theed. We are most pleased with you"
―Nute Gunray, to OOM-9 — (audio) Listen (file info)[4]

With the surrounding countryside occupied, Federation forces approached the capital city. Queen Amidala ordered the Royal Naboo Security Forces to stand down, but a signal jammer in the city prevented the approach of the Federation's droid starfighters and transports. OOM-9 was ordered to lead a battalion of elite AATs, Heavy Battle Droids, STAPS and pummels into Theed to eliminate the jammer and allow reinforcements to be sent in. He was also instructed to eliminate any military facilities they encountered and to avoid civilian casualties, so as to prevent full-scale resistance.[4]

Trade Federation forces move into Theed.

With OOM-9 leading the way from his AAT, the Trade Federation forces destroyed the city gates and entered the capital, only to find that the Naboo had destroyed one of the bridges leading to the heart of the city, forcing them to take a longer route.[7] Despite Amidala's orders, the battle droids encountered scattered resistance from the Naboo military forces as they made their way through the city to the signal jammer.[4] After destroying a Naboo fortress, OOM-9 led his forces over another bridge, deeper into the city where his pummels made short work of a second fortress, clearing the way to the jamming device.[7]

Once the jammer was destroyed, OOM-9 was ordered to proceed to the Theed Royal Palace, capture it, and prepare for Gunray's arrival. To assist him, the Trade Federation sent reinforcements in the form of additional AATs and pummels, along with droidekas, MTTS and OX9 labor droids.[4] Landing in another part of the city, far from OOM-9's strike force, the reinforcements moved toward his location, and the two groups came together for the final push on the palace. Destroying fortresses and barracks along the way, OOM-9 led the combined force into the palace grounds.[7] With assitance from air support, the battle droids fended off heavy counterattacks from Naboo forces until the palace was secured.[4]

Occupation[]

Gunray: "Commander."
OOM-9: "Yes, sir."
Gunray: "Process them."
OOM-9: "Captain, take them to Camp 4."
Captain: "Roger, roger."
―Gunray, OOM-9, and a battle droid captain take Queen Amidala and her entourage prisoner[3]

OOM-9 is ordered to take Padmé Amidala for processing.

By the time of Gunray's and Haako's arrival, the capital was firmly under Trade Federation control.[3] OOM-9 remained in Theed, serving as personal guard to the viceroy.[4] He was present in this capacity when Gunray met with Amidala and her senior aides. Gunray required Amidala to sign a treaty legitimizing the occupation but, when she proved uncooperative, he instructed OOM-9 to take her for processing.[3]

With rumors passing through Federation-controlled Theed about an amphibious species residing in the outer swamps, OOM-9 computed that finding and eliminating this threat should be his top priority. He therefore delegated to a squad of his troopers the task of escorting the queen[4] to Camp Four.[3] OOM-9 monitored the operation on a secure channel while remaining in the palace with the Neimoidians to remotely control the search for the Gungans.[4] The escort operation to the detention camp, however, did not go as planned when Amidala was rescued by the two previously missing Jedi, who escorted her safely off Naboo.[3]

Search for the Gungans[]

"My troops are in position to begin searching the swamps for these rumored underwater villages. They will not stay hidden for long."
―OOM-9[3]

OOM-9 reports to Nute Gunray on the search for the Gungans.

OOM-9 got a lead on the Gungans' location when a captured mariner from Harte Secur informed his captors of a Gungan city called Rellias, which was connected to the Gungan capital Otoh Gunga via the Rellias channel. Unaware of the city's exact location, the droid commander's forces established a forward observation base on the shore of a nearby marsh and had begun to scout the area when they were joined by Sidious's apprentice Darth Maul, who had recently arrived on Naboo. OOM-9 greeted the Sith Lord and showed him to a group of Gungan prisoners captured while meeting with Naboo traders outside the city of Moenia. Seeking to end the search for the Gungans quickly, Maul ordered OOM-9 to begin poisoning the marsh to force the Gungans to the surface, and to drain the water if that proved unsuccessful.[8]

When Maul departed soon after, OOM-9 did as instructed, but the droids discovered that the marsh was linked to vast reserves of underground water and had made little progress in draining it by the time Maul returned. However, while he was away, the Sith Lord had learned of Rellias's location from a Bothan surveyor named Leika, and the name of its governor, a Gungan named Boss Ganne.[8]

OOM-9 had his full contingent of droidekas and half of the droid troopers join him and Maul aboard an S-DST, dispatching his STAP patrols ahead of the destroyer to saturate the area with depth charges. As the Trade Federation forces approached Rellias, they came under fire from Gungan boomas and submersibles. OOM-9's troopers quickly disembarked on the shore, where they were met by Gungan cavalry led by Boss Ganne. During the ensuing battle, Maul captured Boss Ganne[8] and used the Force to manipulate Ganne into opening the Gates of Rellias, the only obstacle preventing Federation forces from accessing the Rellias channel. After eliminating all resistance from the Gungan defenders, the troops proceeded to the channel.[4]

Siege of Otoh Gunga[]

"Scanners indicate the city is mostly deserted. Nevertheless, we must eliminate all remaining resistance."
―OOM-9, during the siege of Otoh Gunga — (audio) Listen (file info)[4]

The Rellias channel led to Lake Paonga, location of Otoh Gunga. Upon arriving, the S-DST carrying OOM-9 and Maul came under attack by Gungans armed with boomas, but Maul had Ganne secured to the front of vehicle like a figurehead, discouraging further attacks. With most of the STAPs destroyed during the capture of Ganne,[8] OOM-9 had only a handful at his disposal. With his battle droids and droidekas providing cover, Trade Federation labor droids established an outpost on the shore of the lake, forifying it against Gungan attacks with turrets.[7]

OOM-9 led the siege of the underwater Gungan city of Otoh Gunga.

OOM-9 sent patrols to locate any Gungan settlements on the mainland and the islands located in the lake.[7] Resources collected on the land were being used to supply Otoh Gunga,[4] so OOM-9's forces destroyed the settlements and secured the resources, cutting the supply lines to the underwater city. The Gungans retaliated by sending their naval forces to attack the Trade Federation outpost, but OOM-9 repelled the counterattack and his forces soon located Otoh Gunga itself.[7]

Located under the surface of the lake, Otoh Gunga was protected by a series of turrets on the surface.[4] Bringing in additional naval vessels, OOM-9 directed them to destroy the turrets, leaving the city vulnerable to attack.[7] OOM-9 ordered his forces to deploy depth charges; when no Gungan bodies surfaced after the resulting explosions, the droid commander dispatched drone submersibles to scout the lake, confirming that the city had been virtually abandoned.[8]

While Maul interrogated Ganne as to his people's likely location,[8] OOM-9 proceeded to eliminate the remaining resistance and laid waste to Otoh Gunga's High Tower Boardroom and much of the city.[7] With the apparent defeat of the Gungans, Naboo was firmly under Trade Federation control.[4] Even so, OOM-9 was soon contacted by Gunray, and the droid commander relayed news to Maul that Amidala and the Jedi were returning to the planet.[8]

Battle of the Great Grass Plains[]

"Open fire."
―OOM-9 commanding the Battle of the Great Grass Plains[3]

OOM-9 returned to Theed[9] but was soon called into action once more. Amidala's J-type 327 Nubian royal starship was detected landing in the swamps, but a battle droid patrol found the ship abandoned and Gunray ordered OOM-9 to make the Queen's arrest his top priority.[8] Having failed to secure help from the Galactic Senate, Amidala united the scattered Naboo forces with the Gungan Grand Army.[3]

The Gungans started recapturing city after city[4] and were gathering at their sacred place in preparation for an assault on Theed.[3] In response to the new threat, the battle droid commander increased security at the Naboo detention camps[9] before preparing to meet the approaching Grand Army.[3] However, the terrain thwarted his initial attempts to locate the Gungan forces, with long range battle droid patrols becoming mired in soft ground.[8]

OOM-9 oversees the Battle of the Great Grass Plains.

OOM-9 led the Trade Federation forces that finally engaged the Grand Army on the Great Grass Plains.[3] Upon receiving the command from the Lucrehulk-class Droid Control Ship in orbit,[9] OOM-9 ordered his AATs to open fire on the Gungan forces, but the Gungans' deflector shield successfully absorbed the barrage. Seeing the ineffectiveness of the attack through his electrobinoculars, OOM-9 ordered his forces to at last cease fire and deployed his battle droids, sending them through the shield to engage the Gungans.[3]

As OOM-9 looked on, his forces proceeded to demolish the outgunned Gungans, sending them into a retreat after their shield finally fell to the onslaught.[3] The commander reported the Gungan retreat to his command ship and received orders to send his AATs in pursuit.[9] Before long, the surviving Gungans were forced to surrender to the advancing battle droids. Only the actions of Anakin Skywalker, in the space battle that was raging above, cost OOM-9 this final victory. Skywalker unintentionally managed to destroy the Trade Federation's droid control ship, deactivating OOM-9's army[3] as well as the commander himself.[4]

Characteristics[]

Darth Maul: "Who is supervising the search for the Gungan cities?"
Nute Gunray: "Commander OOM-Nine."
Darth Maul: "A droid. The predecessor of your inept B-Ones."
Rune Haako: "A superior droid, Lord Maul. Viceroy Gunray's personal guard."
―Darth Maul, Nute Gunray and Rune Haako[8]

OOM-9 commands the droid army.

Like all battle droids, OOM-9 was created solely to wage war. The droid's programming was based around collecting and compiling tactics and plans for battle, and his personality was limited.[4] His metallic face bore no expression and there was no inflection in his voice.[9] Starting out as a regular battle droid, OOM-9 was retrofitted following his promotion to commander. He wore markings painted a dull mustard yellow, designating him as a commander. His original back plating was removed and replaced with the standard command backpack, including an advanced power supply and several antennae to allow him to communicate with the Central Control Computer located in planetary orbit.[4]

OOM-9 would receive orders from the Central Control Computer and relay them to his forces on the ground. He could also respond to orders given directly by his Neimoidian superiors and had a limited degree of autonomy to allow him to react to changing situations while awaiting new orders from the Central Control Computer.[6] The droid's legs were powered by high-torque motors and featured dried cartilage-shaped shin plates. OOM-9's feet could be replaced with claws or pads when required.[10] The droid had black optical sensors and a vocoder to allow him to communicate verbally with his superiors.[6]

Equipment[]

In battle, OOM-9 coordinated the Trade Federation forces from his personal Armored Assault Tank, which was fitted with additional weaponry and enhanced armor.[11] OOM-9 was armed with an E-5 blaster rifle[6][12] and carried electrobinoculars to better observe the battles he commanded.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

"We are sending all available troops to meet this army of hers. It appears to be assembling at the edge of the swamp. Primitives, my lord—nothing better. We do not expect much resistance."
"I am increasing security at all Naboo detention camps."
―Nute Gunray and OOM-9 report to Darth Sidious in the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace novelization[9]

OOM-9 was created for George Lucas's 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, in which he commands the battle droid army at the climactic Battle of the Great Grass Plains.[3] The character first appeared in Terry Brooks's novelization of the movie,[9] released on May 3, 1999.[13] The novelization mentions OOM-9's presence at a conversation between Darth Sidious, Darth Maul and the senior Neimoidians, during which the droid reports on his response to the threat of the Gungan Grand Army.[9] However, he was omitted from the film's depiction of the scene.[3]

The character's background was expanded in the 2001 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, in which he was voiced by Charles Martinet. The game presents a biography of the character, and the player controls OOM-9's forces in its first campaign, which depicts the early battles of the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo. The game also features a "what if" scenario in which Anakin Skywalker does not destroy the droid control ship. In the scenario, the player can lead OOM-9's forces to victory over the Gungans on the Great Grass Plains.[4] OOM-9's involvement in the events of Galactic Battlegrounds was expanded in James Luceno's short story "End Game," which was published in the 2012 re-release of The Phantom Menace novel.[4][8]

The 2002 young reader novel Jedi Quest: The Way of the Apprentice refers to "a manual regarding the OOM-9 Battle Droid." It is unclear whether this refers to a manual regarding OOM-9 specifically or the OOM command battle droids in general.[14]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The New Essential Guide to Droids
  2. OOM-9 is identified as a command droid in Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and as a member of the B1-Series battle droid series in The New Essential Guide to Droids. The modified B1s that served as command droids are designated as the OOM series in Arms & Equipment Guide.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 4.38 4.39 4.40 4.41 4.42 4.43 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  5. 5.0 5.1 The New Essential Chronology places the Invasion of Naboo as depicted in Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds in 32 BBY.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The Official Star Wars Fact File 81 (BAT7-10, Trade Federation Battle Droids)
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 "End Game"—Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace novelization (2012 edition)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (novel)
  10. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
  11. Swccglogolg.png Star Wars Customizable Card GameTheed Palace Limited (Card: AAT Assault Leader) (backup link)
  12. The Official Star Wars Fact File 104 (BAT1-2, Battle Droid Blaster)
  13. Cargo Bay The Phantom Menace Novelization (Darth Maul Cover) in the StarWars.com Cargo Bay (content now obsolete; backup link)
  14. Jedi Quest: The Way of the Apprentice
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