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"Excuse me. Chancellor Palpatine has summoned both of you to his chambers."
―An Honor Guard, to Padmé Amidala and Lolo Purs — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

An Honor Guard was a type of guard in the Galactic Republic's Senate Guard. They wore a variant of the standard Senate Guard armor, and attended Senator Onaconda Farr's funeral during the Clone Wars.

CharacteristicsEdit

An Honor Guard[1] was a type of guard within the Galactic Republic's Senate Guard who wore the standard Guard's blue armor with white markings. Honor Guards also wore distinctive black ceremonial cloaks and were equipped with DC-15 blaster rifles.[2]

HistoryEdit

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Honor Guards after the ceremony on Coruscant

At some point between the years 21 and 20 BBY,[3] a minimum of sixteen Honor Guards were present at the funeral of Senator Onaconda Farr on the planet Coruscant. After a eulogy by[2] Farr's aide,[4] Silood, at least eight Honor Guards conducted a present arms salute as the casket was being brought aboard a Republic frigate.[2]

Following the ceremony, an Honor Guard approached Senator Padmé Amidala and[2] Junior Representative[5] Lolo Purs and informed them that Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine had summoned them to his chambers.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Concept art of an Honor Guard

Honor Guards first appeared without identification in "Senate Murders,"[2] a 2010 episode of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' second season.[6] The episode was written by Drew Z. Greenberg and Brian Larsen.[2] The guards were identified in the accompanying episode guide on StarWars.com. In the concept art gallery, a comparison is made between the Honor Guards and other very similar caped Senate Guards. The Honor Guards don a darker cloak, and thus are only known to appear in "Senate Murders."[1]

The caped and plumed variation of the Senate Guards was only first animated for "Senate Murders" since by the time of the Senate Guard's first appearance in The Clone Wars's first season it had been too costly to simulate and animate the capes.[7]

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