- "Looks like our guests got a little too curious for their own good."
- ―Sib Canay
Sib Canay was a male Neimoidian who served as an officer in the Trade Federation during the Clone Wars. He was in command of the blockade of Pantora, with the secret intention of forcing the moon to join the Separatist Alliance. To this end, he hired a bounty hunter to kidnap the daughters of Pantoran Supreme Chairman Notluwiski Papanoida to further pressure the Pantoran Assembly. One of the daughters, Che Amanwe was held hostage on his flagship.
During the blockade, he admitted Pantoran Senator Riyo Chuchi and her servant onto his battleship to negotiate. However, the servant was in reality Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano, and their true mission was to rescue the Chairman's daughter. He confronted the three with a platoon of battle droids, but was defeated. In front of his own men, Canay confessed to Tano's accusations of conspiring with the Separatists, and he agreed to lift the blockade. After the incident was over, Senator Lott Dod distanced the Federation from Canay in the Senate, and said that his actions had been "of his own accord," products of "Nute Gunray's influence."
- "Senator Chuchi, to what do we owe this pleasure?"
"I bring word from the chairman of Pantora."
"The chairman has finally agreed to our terms?"
- ―Sib Canay and Riyo Chuchi
In 21 BBY, Sib Canay, a male Neimoidian hailing from Cato Neimoidia, was sent to the Pantora system to administrate a blockade over the planet of Pantora from his battleship. Later, during the blockade, Canay was visited by Pantoran Senator Riyo Chuchi and her servant, when the visitors arrived, Canay greeted them and asked the senator if the chairman of Pantora had agreed to "their terms," which was not the case. Chuchi later suggested that Pantora was going to join the Separatist Alliance, then, Canay invited her and the senator's servant to their rooms. As the newcomers went to their rooms, Tano and Chuchi distracted a Neimoidian guard and entered the meetings room.
Then, Canay and another Neimoidian entered the room, discussing the kidnapping of the chairman of Pantora's daughters. There, Canay stated that he understood the other's profits margins with the separatists could be considerable, however, he still did not agree to the kidnapping. Then, the Neimoidian attempted to dismiss Canay's concerns, however, an angered Canay shouted "why the daughters were on his ship," provoking Chuchi, who was hiding under the meetings room's desk, to gasp. As the neimoidians looked for them in the room, they escaped and fled to the detention block, where Tano used a mind trick on a Neimoidian guard, which then let them enter the detention block, allowing them to look for the Papanoidas. On the ship's bridge, a B1-series battle droid informed Canay of the visitor's whereabouts, then, Canay stated that "they were a little too curious for their own good", and procceeded to arrest them with several B2-series super battle droids, which Tano destroyed. Then, having defeated Canay, several Neimoidian guards along with the Neimoidian envoy attempted to arrest Tano, there Canay stated that he wanted his litigator. However, Chuchi used blackmail to force the envoy to surrender and free Papanoida's daughters, defeating the Neimoidians.
- "It has come to our attention that the ugly head of the Separatists has once again raised itself in the ranks of our very own Trade Federation. Nute Gunray's influence extends farther than we ever imagined. It was Sib Canay, acting on his own accord, who kidnapped the children of Chairman Papanoida."
- ―Lott Dod, on Sib Canay
Personality and traits
Sib Canay was a male neimoidian with light gray mottled skin.
Skills and abilities
Canay was a foolish commander and negotiator.
Behind the scenes
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sphere of Influence"
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of "ARC Troopers" in 21 BBY, while The Star Wars Book dates "Heroes on Both Sides" to twenty-one years prior to Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which also corresponds to 21 BBY per Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Since places the events of "Sphere of Influence" between those of "ARC Troopers" and "Heroes on Both Sides," it must also be set in the same year.