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"And now, my dear friend Leia Organa Solo tells me about her discovery that Padmé was her mother, and of what became of Anakin. My head is still reeling. I've known Leia ever since we both served in the Imperial Senate, and to think that neither of us ever had the slightest inkling that we were first cousins."
―Pooja Naberrie[src]

Pooja Naberrie was a Human female who was the younger daughter of Sola Naberrie and Darred Janren Naberrie, the younger sister of Ryoo Naberrie, and the niece of Padmé Amidala. This relationship made her the first cousin of twins Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa Solo.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Four-year-old Pooja

Similarly to her sister Ryoo, who was named after their mother's maternal grandmother, Pooja received the name of her father's maternal grandmother. As a child, she was considered to be very talkative and like many other young children, she seemed to have a new idea for what she wanted to be when she grew up every week and often spoke of being a senator, a teacher, a starfighter pilot, a tusk cat trainer, and even an astromech droid.[2] It is said that she, like her sister, had a crush on Anakin Skywalker, the future husband of their aunt, when he visited and she also liked playing games with him and asked a lot of questions.[6]

In 21 BBY, Amidala had been compelled to miss Pooja's fifth birthday celebrations because of her work in the Galactic Senate. She had sent a gift to Pooja and commed her beloved niece on the day, but she still felt guilty for not being able to be there in person.[7]

Two years later, Pooja, along with the rest of the Naberrie family and thousands of other mourners, attended her aunt Padmé's funeral shortly after the Clone Wars ended.[4]

Senator Pooja Naberrie

In 6 BBY, at age 20,[source?] Pooja was appointed representative of Naboo's sector in the Imperial Senate by Queen Kylantha, succeeding Senator Jar Jar Binks. This made her a colleague of her cousin, Leia Organa, the senator of Alderaan, and the two became good friends, completely unaware of their familial relationship.[6] She would hold the position of senator until the Imperial Senate's dissolution in 0 BBY.[5]

During the Galactic Civil War, Pooja was a secret Rebel sympathizer, but also a great supporter of the queen. In order to ensure Senator Naberrie's security, a woman named Kima Nazith served as Pooja's bodyguard.[5]

Circa 1 ABY,[8] Pooja Naberrie recruited RSF agents who had previously worked for Captain Typho. She first tasked them to help Major Franchels during a terrorist attack in Theed.[9] This finally led to the RSF raid on the Mummer bunker.[10] Naberrie also requested the RSF agents to help Hugo Eckener whose son had been kidnapped. The agents rescued Karl Eckener who was held captive in the Darkwalker Cave.[11] Eventually, Pooja Naberrie tasked the RSF agents to assist Lieutenant Khartoor in hunting the escaped murderer Hunnos Jarkey.[12]

Around 36 ABY, Leia met with Pooja and told her about her discovery that Padmé was her mother and that the two of them were first cousins. Pooja subsequently recounted to Leia her recollections of Anakin Skywalker.[6]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The character was portrayed by Hayley Mooy in a deleted scene of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, as well as in a brief scene of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.[13]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Databank title.png Naberrie, Pooja in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Official Star Wars Fact File 105 (NAB 7-8, Sola Naberrie)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones deleted scene
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  7. Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth
  8. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine
  9. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Help with the aftermath of the Terrorist attack" on Naboo
  10. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Bring Terror to the Terrorists" on Naboo
  11. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Rescue Karl Eckner" on Naboo
  12. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Catch the Escaped Murderer" on Naboo
  13. Episode III Casting: Mother & Daughters on (content now obsolete; backup link)

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