Simon Greyshade was a wealthy male[source?] senator who represented the Vorzyd sector in the Senate of the Galactic Republic shortly before the onslaught of the Clone Wars, in 22 BBY. He owned the XJ-6 airspeeder, a custom luxury airspeeder hot rod constructed from a Narglatch AirTech kit that Greyshade further customized with twin turbojet engines originally designed to function in groups of fifty aboard the gigantic bank-courier repulsor trucks of Aargau. This airspeeder was commandeered by the Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker to pursue Zam Wesell, a Clawdite bounty hunter who had attempted and failed to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo. Greyshade was unable to press charges for his speeder's "theft," as it was later retrieved and returned to its parkslot.
Behind the scenes
Simon Greyshade first appeared in Star Wars (1977) 18, a 1978 Star Wars Legends comic book published by Marvel Comics. He was established as the owner of the airspeeder that Anakin Skywalker commandeered in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones in the Star Wars Legends reference book Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Incredible Cross-Sections, and this ownership was carried over into the new canon, first with an indirect mention in Ultimate Star Wars, and then a mention by name in the 2016 revision of Star Wars: Complete Locations.
- Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings (Mentioned only)
- Ultimate Star Wars (First mentioned) (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Complete Locations (First identified as Simon Greyshade)