Taa, Orn Free
From the MoviesThe obese and indulgent Twi'lek politician Orn Free Taa represented his people in the Galactic Senate during Chancellor Valorum's rule, as well as ten years into Palpatine's term as Supreme Chancellor. The corpulent senator was never one to hide his opinions, and voiced them loudly on the many crucial issues that split the Senate. Though he was genuinely concerned with what was best for his homeworld of Ryloth, Orn Free Taa was not above parading his beautiful assistants, Pampy and Supi, as badges of prestige.
From the Expanded UniverseComing from the poor Outer Rim world of Ryloth, Orn Free Taa used his position of influence to satisfy his every whim while on Coruscant. The former tax collector became quite decadent, flaunting his wealth with gaudy robes and beautiful Twi'lek consorts, and living in a lavish penthouse. He is a Twi'lek of Rutian descent, with blue-tinted skin and enormous head-tails which store his excess fat.
Taa had been a vocal opponent of Valorum, and he used his position aboard the Financial Appropriations Committee to subtly propagate his agenda against the beleaguered Chancellor. A cadre of politicians, including Senators Tikkes and Palpatine, worked together to ensure Mas Amedda's ascendancy to vice chancellor, a move that further plagued Valorum's office with scandal.
Behind the ScenesUnlike other Twi'leks, Orn Free Taa appears to have four head-tails as opposed to the regular two. In Episode I, he was played by Jerome Blake. In Attack of the Clones, he is played by Matt Rowan.
Keywords: Databank - Episode I, Databank - Episode III, Databank - Episode II
Filed under: Vault, Character
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