Graf Zapalo was a human male who served as the Master of Sciences in the Naboo Royal Advisory Council under both Queen Amidala's and Queen Jamillia's rules. He was also one of Naboo's most talented oceanographers and oversaw the study and distribution of Naboo's unique energy supply. The planet's porous crust was full of plasma that the Naboo collected, refined and finally used as a clean power source. During the reign of King Veruna, the Naboo had also started to export their plasma.
Following the Battle of Theed and the newly-established alliance between the Gungans and the Naboo, Zapalo led Naboo starship engineers and Gungan scientists on the development of the Mantaris-class amphibious medium transport and the ER-1 probe droid in order to explore the Naboo Abyss and one of Naboo's moon, Ohma-D'un. Thanks to this project, the Gungans eventually colonized the moon.
In 22 BBY, Zapalo was present in the Palace's throne room when Senator Padmé Amidala and Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker came to talk to Queen Jamillia about the increasingly disturbing conflict with the Separatists.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novel (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones PhotoComic
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (Cut content)
- Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide
- Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game (Picture only)
- Secrets of Naboo
- "Prequel Update"—Star Wars Insider 57 (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Illustrated Companion
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 12 (NAB13–14, Naboo – Theed Royal Palace)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 104 (German Edition - ZAP 1-2, Graf Zapalo)
- Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary