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Passel Argente was a male Koorivar who was the Magistrate of the Corporate Alliance and a member of the Galactic Senate representing his homeworld, Kooriva, in the final days of the Galactic Republic. He pledged his forces to the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and served on the Separatist Council until his death at the hands of Darth Vader on Mustafar at the culmination of the Clone Wars.


A male Koorivar hailing from his species' homeworld of Kooriva, Passel Argente joined the Corporate Alliance, ultimately leading the group after winning the post of Magistrate. He also served in the Galactic Senate of the Republic[5] as the senator of Kooriva.[1] Argente was among the senators who supported the Vote of No Confidence issued by Queen Padmé Amidala against the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum, which led to Valorum's downfall and the election of Sheev Palpatine as his successor.[5][4]

When Count Dooku quietly disaffiliated himself with the Jedi Order, Argente introduced him to Eriadu governor Wilhuff Tarkin while on Coruscant, and the pair discussed the political state of the galaxy. Some eight years later, Dooku reemerged as the head of the Separatist movement which became the Confederacy of Independent Systems.[1] Argente and other heads of corporation met with Dooku on Geonosis to discuss a treaty proposed by the Count. Dooku, rallying forces to create his Confederacy, hoped to gain the support of the Corporate Alliance, although attacks by Jedi and the Grand Army of the Republic led to the outbreak of the Clone Wars on Geonosis.[3] Argente resigned his senatorial office and joined Dooku's cause, becoming a member of the Separatist Council[5] after pledging the Corporate Alliance's forces to the Separatist Alliance.[6] He was the first senator to support the confederacy, giving confidence to other members of the senate to support Dooku. During the war, Argente Tower stood as the tallest building in Murkhana City, but was reduced to a husk in the fighting.[1]


Argente was killed with the rest of the Separatist Council by Darth Vader on Mustafar.

As the war came to its conclusion, Argente joined his fellow council members on Utapau, and from there was sent to Mustafar by General Grievous, Argente was stationed in the control room when Darth Sidious informed the Council that his new apprentice, Darth Vader was on his way to take care of them. Once Vader entered the control room, he proceeded to slaughter every member of the Council; As the Sith Lord cut his way through several aides, Argente attempted to make a run for it but was fatally cut in the head by Vader's lightsaber.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Passel Argente was played by Steven Boyle in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.[3] He was then played by Marty Wetherill in 2005's Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.[2]



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