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Whilst I was watching Episode III of the Star Wars saga, I saw this scene:

Episode 3 screen capture

To our right of Palpatine there is what appears to be a Twi'lek (opposite Om Free taa).

It's possible she's not a Twi'lek, but either way I was wondering if she was important enough to be named (as most characters are in Star Wars) and if so, what it was?

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  • What makes you think she's twi'lek?
    – Kevin
    Mar 14, 2012 at 16:31
  • @kevin She's Blue, has her Lekku covered up.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Mar 14, 2012 at 16:49
  • @Pureferret Twi'leks aren't all blue, and not all Twi'leks are blue.
    – Kevin
    Mar 14, 2012 at 17:03
  • But some twi'leks are...? I dunno, I know OFT has aides and just I drew one two many conclusions.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Mar 14, 2012 at 17:51

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She's Pantoran, from Wroona. Her name is Chi Eekway Papanoida and is played by George Lucas' daughter Katie.

She has been mistaken as Twi'lek before (from Wookieepedia):

As recently as June 2008, Papanoida's species was given as Twi'lek on the StarWars.com Databank. An exclusive action figure produced in 2006 also depicts and labels her as a Twi'lek, though this is no longer canon.

Her character also appear in the latest Clone Wars series.

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    @Pureferret - I was looking through the script. Nice addition of the mistaken race too. I was just going to add that myself. It appears her race changed (or was actualized) during the course of the Clone Wars series.
    – Josh
    Mar 14, 2012 at 17:17
  • IIRC this scene is in Episode 3 after Obi-wan and Anakin have returned the rescued Chancellor from General Grievous and Count Dooku on Corruscant.
    – Jared
    Mar 14, 2012 at 20:16

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