- "Cut off the head, and the serpent dies. Without the viceroy, the Trade Federation collapses."
- ―Padmé Amidala
The Trade Federation Viceroy, sometimes referred to as the Commanding Viceroy, was the leader of the Trade Federation, the chairbeing of the Trade Federation Directorate, and, as a Neimoidian, head of the Neimoidian Inner Circle in the years prior to the Invasion of Naboo. The symbol of the Viceroy around the time of the Battle of Naboo was a three-pointed tiara, but it would change over time. The Viceroy also held absolute control over the Trade Federation as well as the Neimoidians, the latter due to operating under a hive mind, being unable to think for themselves. Because of this, were the Viceroy either killed or otherwise incapacitated, the Neimoidians and Trade Federation would cease any operations. This was especially prevalent during the Invasion and later liberation of Naboo, where Queen Amidala effectively ended the war by forcing Nute Gunray into signing a new treaty.
Hask was the Viceroy as of 44 BBY. He was succeeded by Nute Gunray, who held the position until his demise in 19 BBY. Sentepeth Findos served as Acting Viceroy very briefly following Gunray's death, until the Federation was nationalized by the Galactic Empire shortly after the Declaration of a New Order where he and the Federation would-be a puppet to the New Order, however, he would remain the leader of the Trade Federation until it was dissolved with the Imperial Senate in 0 BBY.
Known Viceroys[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Darth Plagueis
- Darth Maul: Saboteur
- Cloak of Deception
- Episode I Adventures 1: Search for the Lost Jedi
- Episode I Adventures 2: The Bartokk Assassins
- Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace / junior novel / game / novel (First appearance)
- "End Game"
- Star Wars: Republic: The Stark Hyperspace War
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones / comic / junior novel
- Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive
- (Mentioned only)
- Republic 49: Sacrifice (Appears in hologram)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi"
- The Clone Wars: Transfer
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous" (Appears in hologram)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cargo of Doom" (Appears in hologram)
- CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:10:05 Edition
- Labyrinth of Evil
- Reversal of Fortune
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith / junior novel
- Republic HoloNet News Special Inaugural Edition 16:5:241
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (reference book)
- Star Wars: Episode I toy line
- Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars Episode I: The Data File
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 6 (NUT2, Nute Gunray)
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- Star Wars: Darth Maul, Sith Apprentice
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Nute Gunray (★))
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Rune Haako)
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Nute Gunray (★★★))