Cordé was a handmaiden who served Senator Padmé Amidala in the days leading up to the Clone Wars. She was acting as a decoy when she and another handmaiden were killed in an attempt on Amidala's life by Clawdite bounty hunter Zam Wesell.
In the days leading up to the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Senator Amidala returned to the galactic capital from Naboo to take part in a vote on the creation of a Republic army in the wake of the Separatist crisis.
On the orders of Amidala's chief of security, Cordé served as her decoy, traveling on the senator's ship posing as Amidala while the real senator piloted a Naboo starfighter in disguise. Upon landing, Cordé descended the ramp with her retinue but was soon caught up in an explosion that destroyed the ship and killed both her and another handmaiden. The explosion was set up by bounty hunter Zam Wesell, who had been hired by Jango Fett to assassinate the senator.
While Cordé lay dying, Padmé ran to her handmaiden's side. With her dying words, Cordé apologized for failing her mistress, though Padmé insisted that she had not.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)