- "I suppose one can never have too many lab rats."
- ―Dr. Vindi
Nuvo Vindi was an insane Faust scientist in the employ of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. At the behest of the Separatists, Vindi re-engineered the Blue Shadow Virus, an extinct virus capable of inflicting mass casualties across the galaxy. He worked out of a secret laboratory on the planet Naboo, where he attempted to spread the virus before being stopped and arrested by the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker were further able to find a cure on Iego in order to save those who had been infected in Vindi's laboratory. While in Republic custody, Vindi, along with Lok Durd, were part of Lieutenant Commander Orson Krennic's original plans for a prisoner exchange with the Separatists to secure the release of Galen Erso, Lyra Erso, and the baby Jyn Erso from imprisonment on Vallt.
- "Doctor Nuvo Vindi, the senior medic for the Perma families. He disappeared ten years ago."
- ―Gregar Typho
Vindi then resurfaced ten years later in 21 BBY. He was then recruited by his friends in the Separatist Alliance to re-create the Blue Shadow Virus. Vindi was then given a laboratory hidden on Naboo in its Eastern swamps. There, he was able to re-create the Virus. Vindi was then able to make the Virus airborne and his battle-droids then started to fill the bombs. However, a small amount of the virus had leaked out of the lab and Vindi's tactical droid was then captured by the Royal Naboo Security Forces under Captain Gregar Typho.
Vindi then detected Naboo's senator, Padmé Amidala and representative, Jar Jar Binks approaching his lab. Vindi then sent his battle droids to capture them. Vindi then showed them his plans for the Virus as he loaded the last bomb and gave it to his servant droid.
When Jedi generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, accompanied by Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex, Vindi soon found his base under a Republic attack. He used Amidala and Binks as hostages to bait the Jedi, allowing him time to flee with samples of the virus. What he did not anticipate, however, was the Jedi's ability in catching up with him. Clone forces managed to diffuse the virus bombs while Skywalker, with the help of Shaak herder, Peppi Bow, thwarted his escape and contain any virus leak.
The Republic placed him under arrest on Coruscant, where he would remain for the remainder of the Clone Wars.[source?]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Blue Shadow Virus" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Mentioned only)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
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