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I've recently seen some stuff written about a connection between Naboo and the Sith.

Overall, the guy said that Naboo has a lot of Sith history. In particular, here are some of the things he wrote:

  • Exar Kun is a very distant relative of Padme Amidala
  • Jedi are hated in Naboo
  • Naboo has long history with the Sith, it belonged to the ancient Sith Empire
  • The dark side is strong on Naboo, especially near plasma mines
  • One of the conditions with which Naboo joined the republic - the Jedi should not descend to the planet

I've read couple of books from expanded lore, but I am by no means an expert in the canon/legends.

This stuff seems a bit weird. I haven't seen anything about this mentioned in the books I've read and I didn't find anything useful in Google.

Now a question - is this something from canon? If yes, where can I find more information about this? I guess this is taken from some book.

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    What was the book name? It would help if you provide more sources. – TimSparrow Jul 4 '17 at 14:10
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    Your question title and question in your description are not asking the same thing. One is asking if there is a connection between Sith and Naboo, the other is asking whether the information you found that does connect the two is canon. – Ghoti and Chips Jul 4 '17 at 14:36
  • According to this, what is canon is what is shown in the original trilogy, prequel trilogy, Clone Wars (tv & movie), Rebels, Insider fiction, Databank information, all the officially licensed novels/comics/material released since 2014's A New Dawn. This doesn't answer your question, just giving you a pointer as to what is considered canon since the Mouse purchased Star Wars. – Ghoti and Chips Jul 4 '17 at 14:43
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    All of that stuff was wiped from current canon. – phantom42 Jul 4 '17 at 15:57
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    In regards to "Exar Kun is a very distant relative of Padme Amidala", it seems relevant to observe that royalty has often had mixed bloodlines (compared to their subjects), due to diplomatic marriages. That's no proof in and of itself, but it stands to reason that this can also apply in-universe unless explicitly contradicted. – Flater Aug 25 '17 at 11:29
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Not Really.

I'll go through this point by point.

Exar Kun is a very distant relative of Padme Amidala

Nothing I can find supports this claim. None of Padmé's ancestors beyond two of her grandparents are known, and Exar Kun had no known relatives.

Jedi are hated in Naboo

Nothing in the films or The Clone Wars seems to support this. At no point do any of the human citizens of Naboo object to the presence of Jedi.

BOSS NASS : Wesa wish no nutten in yousa tings, outlaunder, and wesa no care-n about da Naboo.

Boss Nass doesn't particularly like Qui-Gon or Obi-Wan, at least at first, but it's out of a general xenophobia towards non-gungans, not a specific hatred of the Jedi.

Naboo has long history with the Sith, it belonged to the ancient Sith Empire

Nope, there were actually quite a few Sith Empires before the events of the main series, but Naboo belonged to none of them

The dark side is strong on Naboo, especially near plasma mines.

This is incorrect, but it's not as far from the truth as previous points. Naboo as a whole is never mentioned to be particularly strong in the Dark Side. However, canonically, Maul did apparently leave a Dark Side presence felt decades later, as shown in Princess Leia.

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Additionally, in the Legends continuity, Darth Plagueis was deeply involved in Naboo's Plasma industry, though nothing about the mines themselves were inherently strong in the Dark Side.

One of the conditions with which Naboo joined the republic - the Jedi should not descend to the planet

Again, I can find nothing to support this. At no point in The Phantom Menace, subsequent films, or The Clone Wars is it stated that the Jedi aren't supposed to be there.


The only significant connection between the Sith and Naboo is the fact that Darth Sidious was from there. However, the Sith had no presence there historically, and it was not a Dark Side-imbued planet.

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