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"May I present Lama Su, Prime Minister of Kamino."
Taun We, presenting Lama Su to Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

Lama Su was a male Kaminoan who served as Prime Minister of Kamino, his home planet, both before and during the Clone Wars. He oversaw the creation of the Grand Army of the Republic.


A request for an armyEdit

Prior to the Invasion of Naboo, Lama Su was commissioned by Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas to create a clone army for the Galactic Republic. Sifo-Dyas was killed soon afterwards by members of the Pyke Syndicate, and Su found himself in league with the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus.[3] From Tyranus, Lama Su received a genetic template for the clones: a bounty hunter named Jango Fett. He was also given a bio-chip that was to be implanted within each clone trooper as a safeguard against betrayal from rogue Jedi.[4]

A visit from a JediEdit

"Magnificent, aren't they?"
―Lama Su, showing the Grand Army of the Republic to Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

A decade after Sifo-Dyas' death, Lama Su was visited by the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, who had come to Kamino in pursuit of Jango Fett. Su assumed Kenobi's purpose was to inspect the clone army, and he assured the Jedi it would be completed on schedule. Eager to impress his guest, Lama Su proceeded to show Obi-Wan Kamino's combat training and educational facilities.[1]

The Clone WarsEdit

The start of the Clone Wars and the death of Jango Fett at the hands of Mace Windu left Lama Su with a limited supply of genetic material to use in the production of new clones.[5] As such, the Kaminoan Prime Minister was forced to find new ways of resupplying the Grand Army of the Republic.

The failure of Domino SquadEdit

"You Jedi show too much compassion."
―Lama Su, reprimanding Shaak Ti[src]

Lama Su was greatly disappointed in the troopers his alternative cloning methods produced. When Jedi Master Shaak Ti approached him to discuss the failure of Domino Squad, the Kaminoan Prime Minister suggested its members be terminated. Hoping to create more successful soldiers in the future, Su requested a new genetic template be found for them.[5]

An attack on KaminoEdit

"I wish our arrival wasn't under such circumstances. We believe Grievous is planning a Separatist attack on Kamino."
"But the Republic blockade is far too strong. They would not dare."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Lama Su[src]

Lama Su later went with Shaak Ti to welcome Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and the 501st Legion to Tipoca City. Su learned the Confederacy of Independent Systems intended to attack Kamino, and he was surprised it would dare pit itself against the blockade the Republic had established around his planet. In preparation for the coming battle, Su positioned himself within Tipoca City's central command center.[6]

Trouble with "Tup"Edit

Near the end of the Clone Wars, Lama Su was approached by Nala Se, who informed him Protocol 66 had activated prematurely in the clone trooper "Tup." Su contacted Darth Tyranus to share this news with him and was ordered to terminate the defective clone so an autopsy could be performed on his body. Su was also told to remove Tup's bio-chip and send it to Tyranus before the Jedi Order could learn of the war's true purpose.[4]

Personality and traitsEdit

Lama Su was very proud of his clone creations, as well as Kamino's combat training and educational facilities.[1] He did not understand the compassion the Jedi showed towards the clone troopers under their command.[5]

Physical appearanceEdit

Lama Su was a tall, lanky alien with white skin. His eyes were black and had white pupils. A unique crest topped Su's head, and his nostrils were connected to his upper lip by a thin, "U"-shaped slit. Lama Su's hands had three fingers, and his feet were small and hoof-like.[1]

Su wore white armor that covered his chest and shoulders. A long collar protected the Kaminoan Prime Minister's neck, as well as the back of his head. Lama Su's arms, legs, and torso were covered in black fabric, and a purple belt with an orange buckle appeared around his waist. White, metallic cuffs shielded Lama Su's wrists, and long strips of black fabric with a silver lining and red interior hid his legs from view.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Lama Su first appeared in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.[1] Originally intended to be a female character,[7] he was portrayed in the film through CGI and voiced by Anthony Phelan. In the computer-animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Su was voiced by Bob Bergen.[8]



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