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"Senator, we're making our final approach into Coruscant."
"Very good, Lieutenant."
―Theomet Danlé and Cordé — (audio) Listen (file info)[2]

Lieutenant Theomet Danlé was a human male member of the Naboo Palace Guard who served on board the J-type diplomatic barge of Senator Padmé Amidala. He was on board when it traveled to the planet Coruscant in 22 BBY so that she could vote in the Military Creation Act, but was killed in an explosion when the barge was destroyed in an unsuccessful attempt on Amidala's life.

Biography[]

"I shouldn't have come back."
―Padme Amidala regrets the deaths caused by her return to Coruscant, including that of Danlé — (audio) Listen (file info)[2]

Theomet Danlé[3] was a human male who served as a lieutenant in the[2] Naboo Palace Guard, a part of the security forces of the Royal House of the planet Naboo.[4] In 22 BBY,[1] he was among the crew assigned to the J-type diplomatic barge of Senator Padmé Amidala, who used the vehicle to travel to the planet Coruscant in order to vote on the Military Creation Act in the Galactic Senate.[2] Amidala's Head of Security,[3] Captain Gregar Typho, feared that returning to Coruscant might put the senator in danger, and so Amidala disguised herself as a pilot and flew in one of the N-1 starfighters escorting the barge, while her handmaiden Cordé took her place as a decoy.[2]

Theomet Danlé perished on Coruscant during the destruction of Padmé Amidala's J-type diplomatic barge.

As the barge arrived above Corsucant, Danlé and a[2] Security Guard trooper[4] approached Cordé and informed her that they were making their final approach. The barge and its escort then landed on one of Coruscant's landing platforms, and Cordé began to disembark down the ship's ramp. However, Typho's fears proved correct, as a bomb planted by the assassin Zam Wesell detonated before the decoy could reach the bottom of the ramp.[2] Danlé,[3] Cordé, and several others were killed by the explosion, although Amidala survived the attempt on her life.[2]

Personality and traits[]

Theomet Danlé had black hair, brown eyes, and light skin.[2]

Equipment[]

Danlé wore the a dark red version of the armor of the Palace Guard, including the helmet, and had a matching belt on which he carried a S-5 blaster pistol and a comlink[2] with an extendable antenna.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

Theomet Danlé was portrayed by Steve John Shepherd in the 2002 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. The character was credited only as "Naboo officer" in the film[2] and in the current Star Wars canon was identified by name in the "Starship Fact File" department of Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 55,[3] which was written by Tim Veekhoven[5] and released around January 20, 2016[6] The name originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity, where it was created by user "winstonvalleyjedi" as part of the character's backstory through StarWars.com's Hyperspace feature, "What's The Story?,"[7] which ran from 2005 to 2008.[8]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Build the Millennium Falcon.png Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 55 (Starship Fact File: J-Type Diplomatic Barge) establishes that Theomet Danlé was killed on Coruscant during the plot to assassinate Senator Amidala, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 22 BBY.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Build the Millennium Falcon.png Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 55 (Starship Fact File: J-Type Diplomatic Barge)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
  5. TwitterLogo.svg Tim Veekhoven (@Sompeetalay) on Twitter: "#BuildtheMillenniumFalcon: Added the name of R2-H7 (damaged green and white Astromech Droid at the explosion on Coruscant) [Issue 54: Senator Amidala's Transport]" (backup link)
  6. The second issue of the De Agostini weekly magazine Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon was set to be published on January 14, 2015, according to Wyman, Chris: De Agostini Publishing: Build the Millennium Falcon Magazine & Model (08-01-2015). theforce.net. TheForce.net. Archived from the original on November 6, 2016. Therefore, it can be calculated that Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 55 was published around January 20, 2016.
  7. Databank title.png Danlé, Theomet in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  8. StarWars.com What's the Story: The Fans Set the Facts on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
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