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A painting available sometime after the Battle of Yavin, The Phantom Menace featured various individuals[1] who were involved in the Invasion of Naboo[2] of 32 BBY.[3] The piece was painted in red and earthy tones along with purple shadows.[1]

The face of Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Maul loomed in the background while twin yellow light sources were placed near the center of the piece, illuminating the scene. The portraits of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and the Queen of Naboo, Padmé Amidala, who donned her throne room gown, dominated the space above the child Anakin Skywalker, whose figure occupied the center of the painting's lower half. To the boy's right were protocol droid C-3PO and astromech droid R2-D2, as well as a J-type 327 Nubian royal starship in flight. To Skywalker's left was Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, poised for combat with his lightsaber ignited, as well as the Gungan Jar Jar Binks, who offered a smile.[1][2]

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The Phantom Menace was an obtainable painting in the 2003 massively multiplayer online roleplaying game Star Wars Galaxies, developed by Sony Online Entertainment. Players could acquire the painting with one "Buddy Token"—an in-game currency rewarded to those who invited new players to be Star Wars Galaxies subscribers—and use it in their house as decoration.[1] The in-game image is a cropped version of the theatrical poster for the 1999 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace,[2] which was illustrated by Drew Struzan with acrylics and pencils.[4]


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