The Phantom Menace was a painting available in the galaxy sometime after the Battle of Yavin during the Galactic Civil War. The painting depicted the faces of Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Maul, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, and Queen Padmé Amidala of the planet Naboo. Additionally, it portrayed a young Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Gungan Jar Jar Binks, astromech droid R2-D2, protocol droid C-3PO, and a J-type 327 Nubian royal starship.
The painting The Phantom Menace depicted the various individuals and groups involved in the Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY. It portrayed the face of Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Maul in the background with the faces of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Queen Padmé Amidala of the planet Naboo over it. Further into the foreground, it depicted a young Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Gungan Jar Jar Binks, astromech droid R2-D2, protocol droid C-3PO, and a J-type 327 Nubian royal starship.
One of many paintings and other pieces of art available in the galaxy, The Phantom Menace was most prevalent during the Galactic Civil War between the Galactic Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic. It appeared sometime after the Battle of Yavin, which took place in 0 BBY and was a pivotal conflict in the war.
Behind the scenes
The Phantom Menace appeared in the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided. It was a reward from the "Buddy Token" system. Players who invited others to play Star Wars Galaxies were awarded these Buddy Tokens once the people they had invited purchased the game and a subscription. One token was rewarded for each person they invited. The inviting player could then redeem the tokens for this painting and other rewards, including two other paintings and a Light Bending BARC Speeder. The painting required one Buddy Token to acquire. It could be used in one of the player's personal structures as decoration. The painting is actually a cropped version of the theatrical poster for Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, and, since it depicts an out-of-universe image, its canon status is ambiguous.