- "As always, you have my greatest respect, Lord Vader. But the Emperor has sent me to complete Ochi's mission."
- ―Sly Moore, to Darth Vader
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 stood at the chancellor's side along with Vice Chair Mas Amedda on the day Darth Sidious 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 the Sith Lord Darth Sidious.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early career[edit | edit source]
A Force-sensitive female 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, and assisted the Sith's rise to power.
Fall of the Republic[edit | edit source]
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.
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 Empire[edit | edit source]
In 19 BBY, the Jedi High Council discovered that Palpatine was the hidden Sith Lord. A group of Jedi Masters, led by Mace Windu, attempted to arrest the Chancellor. Sidious 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 Sidious 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.
Overseeing Ochi of Bestoon[edit | edit source]
- "Tell the Emperor I'm done."
"If I tell him that… you surely will be."
- ―Ochi and Sly Moore
After the Sith assassin Ochi of Bestoon had apparently buried the Sith Lord Darth Vader in the cave of the Eye of Webbish Bog on Mustafar on behalf of Sidious, Ochi, reveling in his success, was approached by Moore and four death troopers. Moore expressed her doubts of Vader being dead and refused to contact the Emperor. She told the assassin that Vader was looking for the Emperor's secrets in the cave, and demanded to know if Ochi had told Vader anything. Ochi denied this, stating that it would not matter if he told Vader anything, because no one ever came back from the Eye. Moore, however, argued that Vader was still Vader.
Vader ultimately survived the Eye of Webbish Bog and took Ochi prisoner inside an escape pod so he could seek Exegol to discover the Emperor's secrets. Moore was thus sent by the Emperor to complete Ochi's mission, assigning Admiral Corleque and his crew to assist Moore in the task with three Star Destroyers. Firing at Vader's ship, Moore contacted the Sith Lord and expressed her respect for him before notifying him that she would have to eliminate him. Unfazed, Vader told Moore that she would fail just like Ochi. Moore then ordered Corleque to not shoot the cannons and send eleven TIE fighters as "brute force" against Vader. Moore sarcastically congratulated Vader for outsmarting the TIEs and dismissed the losses.
The rest of the TIEs followed Vader until they reached the Red Honeycomb Zone, where a space-faring creature destroyed them. Moore warned Admiral Corleque about the creature and assured Vader that the creature was the galaxy's greatest predator before him. Vader evaded the creature while keeping his course to Exegol, leading a lieutenant to ask Moore if they should still pursue Vader, but Moore asked him to calm down and confided Corleque that she would not require further assistance of them for that day.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
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 abilities[edit | edit source]
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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Sly Moore was originally created for the 2002 prequel trilogy 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.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
- The Skywalker Saga
- Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu 5 (Appears through imagination)
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel audiobook
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First identified as Sly Moore)
- Revenge of the Sith Golden Book (Picture only)
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 16 (Holonet image) (In flashback(s))
- Darth Vader 8
- Darth Vader 10
Sources[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Sly Moore (★★★) (link))
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Darth Vader 8
- Darth Vader 10
- Star Wars: Destiny – Convergence (Card: )
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Attack of the Clones draft script, URL accessed on September 6, 2007