From the MoviesA consummate industrialist, Wat Tambor was the Foreman of the Techno Union, a galactic institution concerned with technological innovation. Tambor was eager to escape from the choking bureaucracy of the Republic Senate, and readily joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems. He not only committed his army of battle droids to the cause, but also hosted the meeting of the Separatists minds at one of the Techno Union's droid foundries on Geonosis.
As befitting a technocrat, Wat Tambor is entirely encased in machinery and is even reliant on technology to speak. His deep, resonant voice is strangely mechanical, modulated by a set of dials built into his torso.
During the Clone Wars, Tambor served on the Separatist Council, the board of executives that funded and governed the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku and General Grievous. The Foreman was killed by Darth Vader when the Sith mastermind behind the Clone Wars no longer had need for the Separatists.
From the Expanded UniverseThough he spent most of his time on the harsh industrial world of Metalorn, Wat Tambor hails from Skako. He is one of the few Skakoans to venture into the galaxy, since the native atmospheric pressure of that world is so different than that of most. Were it not for Tambor's full-body environment suit, he would explosively decompress in standard atmospheres.
Tambor oversaw a number of advanced technology plants scattered throughout the galaxy, and many major corporations, including Baktoid Armor Workshop, Haor Chall Engineering, Republic Sienar Systems, and Kuat Systems Engineering were signatory members of the Techno Union.
Behind the ScenesWat Tambor, like most of the Separatists seen gathering with Dooku, was an entirely computer-generated creation. Concept Artist Michael Patrick Murnane developed the look of Tambor, giving him an art deco quality of simple shapes and clean lines.
A line of dialogue originally belonging to Poggle the Lesser concerning the battle droids was later given to Wat Tambor, explaining that the Techno Union were the builders of most of the new droid army seen in Episode II.
Keywords: Databank - The Clone Wars, Databank - Episode III, Databank - Episode II
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