Did the Naboo develop any abilities that made them a subspecies of humans, suddenly? If anything, the Naboo were simply the human inhabitants of the planet. --Imp 14:55, 21 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Yes, I thought that too. A race maybe, but in no way a species. And I think not even a race, because they don't bear any racial qualities that distinguish them from common humans. The official Databank lists the species of all the Naboo (for instance, Palpatine and Amidala) as human, not Naboo. - Sikon 16:37, 21 Jul 2005 (UTC)
  • The Naboo are a people. – Aidje talk 19:19, 21 Jul 2005 (UTC)
    • ...of the planet Naboo. -- Riffsyphon1024 23:43, 21 Jul 2005 (UTC)
      • I think what he meant was that Naboo is not a subspecies, but rather a human ethnicity. --Imp 23:45, 21 Jul 2005 (UTC)
        • Maybe Naboo (people) would be a better place for this article. -- Silly Dan 23:47, 21 Jul 2005 (UTC)
          • Then again, couldn't it just be merged with Naboo? --Imp 23:48, 21 Jul 2005 (UTC)
            • Possibly -- see the discussion on Talk:Bakuran. -- Silly Dan 23:58, 21 Jul 2005 (UTC)
            • It is laughable to believe that after 4,000 years of seperation the humans living on Naboo would not have altered from the humans who first arrived on the planet, let alone from the humans of Corellia, Alderaan, Corulag, etc. We on our own planet have changed in 4,000 years. Further, they have their own unique culture that makes up much of the content of the Naboo (planet) article. Label them a subspecies if that helps you, but "Naboo (subspecies)" seemed awkward. --SparqMan 02:15, 22 Jul 2005 (UTC)
            • "We on our own planet have changed in 4,000 years." - we HAVEN'T. Culturally, yes. But ask any anthropologist - We are the same species as our ancestors of 2,000 BC.QuentinGeorge 23:41, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)
              • Genetic drift requires isolation. The inhabitants of Naboo have NEVER been isolated. They can hop on a ship and go to Coruscant in a matter of days. Therefore, the capacity to interbreed with non-Naboo has always been there, and, as a result, they are not a genetically distinct species. This should be at Naboo (humans) or integrated with the planet article. QuentinGeorge 04:47, 22 Jul 2005 (UTC)
              • Imp and Silly Dan are right about what I meant. The Naboo are a people, an ethnic group, primarily by culture and political affiliation (they're from Naboo and they're not Gungan). As QuentinGeorge said, they have never been isolated. People come, people go, so the gene pool gets stirred up quite a bit. There may be some slight differences, but surely no speciation has occurred. – Aidje talk 15:47, 22 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I am bringing up the naming issue again, trying to find at last a definite solution :)) Galactic Battlegrounds game has them as Royal Naboo. What do you say? should we rename it? MoffRebus 15:45, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)

  • NO. --Master Starkeiller 15:50, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)
  • No. I agree with Master Starkeiller. It makes them sound too high and mighty to me. JadenKorr13


Well it could be believed that Naboo age slower than others, explaining how Anakin caught up with Padme in age. Has this ever be alluded to? -- Riffsyphon1024 09:30, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)

  • If we lived in different planets, with different day-night cycles, our metabolism would change, as well as sun radiation, time of sleep etc. This would happen even among brothers. Whether this has any genetic connections, remains to be discussed :) Moff Rebus 09:34, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)
  • Natalie Portman was about 2 years older than Padmé was while filming Ep. I, and about 4 years younger than Padmé was while filming Ep. II. It's not a significant difference, considering Hollywood casts people in their late 20s as teenagers all the time. I think the Naboo age at the normal human rate, though their important politicians are uniformly either teenage girls or old men. -- Silly Dan 16:21, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)
    • Jamillia is in her twenties, by the way. The Visual Dictionary explained this odd cultural trait as "The Naboo value ideological purity above experience resulting in some individuals being elevated above their levels of competence (then next to that was a picture of Jar Jar) QuentinGeorge 22:55, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)
      • She's in her twenties? Ah, that explains why she wasn't re-elected. -- Silly Dan
Well really it's very simple. In Ep1, Anakin is 9 and Padmé is 14. They were only 5 years apart, but the difference is much easier to tell between people in their late childhood and early teens, especially in the developing ages of puberty. Now, Ep2 takes place 10 years later, so Anakin is 19 and Padmé is 24. There is still the 5 year age difference, but it would be much harder to seperate the ages of 19 and 24 than 9 and 14. Since the actors weren't on-the-dot ages anyway, their actual ages were acceptable for the ages of their roles, so they seem the same age when they really aren't. I hope that I cleared that up :) M. H. Avril 06:44, 18 June 2008 (UTC)


Why this paragraph was removed?

Female names commonly featured a final “é”, as in the case of Padmé Amidala, and all her Handmaidens.

The justification was '(except for Jamilla, Kyalantha, Jobal, Sola, Pooja, Ryoo, etc.)'

Of course there are MANY female names that don't end in -e, however that doesn't mean that -e names aren't frequent. About half of the female names I counted fit in this category. The article never said that 'almost all' of names were -e names, but anyone can see that they're frequent enough to cover about half of the (attested) examples, and to be at least noticeabl. MoffRebus 08:24, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Hm... if none disagrees then, I am restoring it MoffRebus 18:19, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Quote Edit

"They think their bring so big." WTF does that mean? Kuralyov 05:21, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Yikes. It's brains, not bring. I'll add the correct quote (as it appears in the screenplay). -- Ozzel

Palpy Edit

thats a really bad pic. 21:28, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

No. JadenKorr13

I would say it is a good picture, however Palpatine only claimed to be from Naboo. Nobody really knows which planet he was originally born on. Darth Newdar 07:01, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Feelings toward the Emperor/EmpireEdit

In the... Complete locations book it has a part on Naboo and it says something along the lines of: "The Naboo now feel safe in a galaxy ruled by this willfull individual [Palpatine], no matter how remote and inscrutable he has become." To me, this implies that the Naboo feel that the Empire is good and suits them... (though it must be noted that not all felt this way). What are your opinions on this? Should it be added in the article?

I noticed in the sources for this article it mentioned ROTJ what did I miss in the movie( I have watched it so many times i almost have it memorize) where does it talk about the Naboo people or anything Naboo for that matter. --JediMasterKing'Jedi symbol (Personal Temple Comm Channel) 16:55, September 24, 2011 (UTC)

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