Sly Moore, an Umbaran female Force Adept with the alleged ability to manipulate the minds of others, was the senior administrative aide and Chief of Staff of Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine during the final years of the Galactic Republic. She would ultimately stand at the chancellor's side along with Vice Chair Mas Amedda on the day Palpatine ended the Clone Wars and anointed himself Emperor of the First Galactic Empire. She was one of the few people who knew of Palpatine's true identity as Darth Sidious.
A Force-sensitive native of the planet Umbara, Sly Moore served as the senior administrative aide to Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine—who was, in secret, Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith—following his election to that office, and stood beside both the Chancellor and Vice Chair Mas Amedda atop the Chancellor's podium in the center of the Galactic Senate Chamber, located in the Senate Building on the planet Coruscant, during sessions of the Galactic Senate. It was rumored that Moore threatened Sei Taria, Chancellor Finis Valorum's aide, with blackmail to resign when Taria tried to join Palpatine after Valorum's removal from office. Her past prior to her association with Palpatine was shrouded in mystery, but she was aware of Palpatine's dual role as Chancellor and Sith Master.
The Separatist CrisisEdit
She was present in the session of the Galactic Senate in which Junior Representative Jar Jar Binks of Naboo proposed that Palpatine be given emergency executive powers in order to combat the alleged threat that the Confederacy of Independent Systems posed to the Republic. The proposal was successful, and Palpatine declared that the clone army created in secret on Kamino would become the Grand Army of the Republic.
The Clone WarsEdit
During the Clone Wars, in which the Grand Army fought against the Separatist battle droid armies, Moore continued to serve the Chancellor and accompanied Janus Greejatus, Ars Dangor, Sate Pestage and Lieutenant Commander Orson Krennic to Geonosis to oversee Poggle the Lesser's homecoming. As Poggle gave a speech to his fellow Geonosians, Moore sat in the Petranaki arena alongside the other emissaries.
After the Battle of Coruscant, she was present with the Chancellor in the Galaxies Opera House on Coruscant for a performance of the Mon Calamari play Squid Lake. Palpatine dismissed her and his other aides upon the arrival of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, to whom he told the story of Darth Plagueis, his Sith Master, as part of his plan to seduce Skywalker to the dark side of the Force.
Rise of the EmpireEdit
In 19 BBY, the Jedi High Council discovered that Palpatine was the Dark Lord of the Sith. A group of Jedi Masters, led by Mace Windu, attempted to arrest the Chancellor. Palpatine killed all four Jedi Masters and publicly declared that the Jedi Order had attempted to take over the Republic. Moore was again present in a special session of the Senate, in which Palpatine proclaimed that the Republic would be transformed into the Galactic Empire to ensure security and stability after the Clone War and the so-called Jedi rebellion.
Personality and traitsEdit
An Umbaran female, Sly Moore had pale skin and white eyes, and her head was bald. She was always at Palpatine's side—even when he addressed the galaxy from atop his podium in the Senate Chamber—but kept silent in most situations and zealously guarded her master's secrets.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
It was said that Sly Moore was able to influence others through her mental power.
Behind the scenesEdit
Sly Moore was originally created for the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, where she was portrayed by Australian disc jockey and actress Sandi Finlay. However, she was first identified by name in the credits for the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, where Finlay reprised her role as the character. Make-up artist Lesley Vanderwalt determined Moore's skin tones and palette basing on a goth-like concept art by concept artist Dermot Power. One of the earlier drafts for Episode II had the character who ultimately became Moore known as Uv Gizen.
- Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
- Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu, Part V (Appears through imagination)
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First identified as Sly Moore)
- Revenge of the Sith (Picture only)
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 16: Burning Seas, Part IV (Holonet image) (Appears in flashback(s))
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ 3.0 3.1
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Sly Moore (★★★) (link))
- ↑ Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- ↑ Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
- ↑ Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- ↑ 9.0 9.1
- ↑ Attack of the Clones draft script, URL accessed on September 6, 2007