Typho, Captain Gregar

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  • Size:
    1.85 meters
  • Weapon:
    Blaster pistol, ascension gun
  • Vehicle:
    Naboo N-1 starfighter

From the Movies

The vigilant Captain Typho was Senator Amidala's head of security. Typho was the nephew of Captain Panaka, who had served Amidala when she was Queen. Striving for stronger security measures, Typho adopted several of his uncle's unfailing practices, including the use of disguised decoy "handmaidens" to protect the Senator.

Typho was an unquestionably resilient officer, willing to defer to Jedi authorities when the situation became too grim. On the day of the important Military Creation Act vote, a sudden and explosive strike against the Naboo Royal Cruiser killed seven in his command, including the Senator's decoy, Cordé. After that uncomfortably close call, a pair of Jedi protectors were assigned to watch over Padmé, but even that wasn't enough. The assassin struck again, nearly killing Padmé with a pair of poisonous kouhuns.

After that second attempt, Padmé was secretly transported off the capital to Naboo. Typho and handmaiden Dormé remained behind.

Typho is a stern bodyguard with a grim visage marked with a leather eye-patch. He is an able pilot, capable of flying a Naboo N-1 starfighter as a security escort.

From the Expanded Universe

Typho was a Junior Palace Guard at the time of the Battle of Naboo, and despite his youth, showed a courage and tenacity in the line of the fire. He sustained injuries and lost his eye in that historic conflict, but was recognized for his service and made his uncle Panaka proud. Typho was raised to his Senatorial post because of his uncompromising loyalty and his familial connections.

After the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Typho was rarely far from Senator Amidala's side. He traveled with her aboard her yacht, and was stationed at her apartments on Naboo and Coruscant. Four months into the war, when Amidala happened to be traveling with Jedi Master Yoda aboard her vessel, they learned of a Separatist attack on Ilum. Amidala was eager to accompany Yoda to the frigid world, but Typho sternly disapproved, fearing the risk to be too great. Some persuasion through the Force, however, changed Typho's mind.

Behind the Scenes

The cut of Captain Typho's uniform is very similar to Captain Panaka's, with a few cosmetic difference to suggest the passage of time and a slightly different position in office. Actor Jay Laga'aia, who played Typho, noted that hitting his marks was made difficult by his lack of depth perception that resulted from his eye-patch.

Keywords: Databank - Episode III, Databank - Episode II

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