| Chronological and political information
- "Your Highness, this is a battle I do not think that we can win."
- ―Panaka, to Queen Padmé Amidala
Captain Panaka was a male Human member of Naboo's Royal Security Forces who served as the royal bodyguard for Queen Padmé Amidala during the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo. He was referred to as "the quickest eyes on Naboo" due to his detail-oriented approach and dedication to the queen's safety.
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (First appearance)