In Revenge of the Sith, when Palpatine is making his speech about transitioning the Republic to an Empire, there is a bald woman (which I think is from a non-human species) standing to his left on his hovering pulpit- anyone know who she is?

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    Down-voting due to lack of research. A simple good search with the terms "woman next to Palpatine" reveals the answer in seconds.
    – Hans Olo
    Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 12:23
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    @HansOlo - You may wish to note that not everyone uses Google, and the results that you see will vary from person to person, and from language to language
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 10, 2023 at 22:22

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Sly Moore.

According to the canon reference guide Ultimate Star Wars, Sly Moore was the Chief of Staff for Palpatine during the final days of the Republic, and continued to serve in an advisory capacity post-transition to the Empire. Interestingly enough, she was Force-sensitive and was aware of Palpatine's true identity as Darth Sidious.

Sly Moore

  • Wookieepedia is a secondary source. Can you point to a primary source that identifies her by name (hint, the Star Wars Episode III Visual Dictionary, for example; i.sstatic.net/HP6sI.jpg)?
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 10, 2023 at 22:21
  • An improved answer, but can you provide the quote rather than merely asserting that Ultimate Star Wars names her?
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 12, 2023 at 6:36

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