- "Who is it?"
"Anakin Skywalker, to see Padmé, Your Highness."
- ―Queen Amidala and Rabé
Rabé and the other handmaidens were trained in self-defense and marksmanship. Their rigorous training was supervised by Amidala's head of security, Captain Panaka. Rabé excelled with weapons and could also use more subtle forms of persuasion.
During one of the handmaidens' training sessions, Rabé was pursued and constantly shot at by a dysfunctional training droid. Hidden behind a waterfall, she was eventually saved by Amidala who destroyed the droid with a swift kick and helped Rabé get back to safety.
Rabé's primary duty as a handmaiden, other than bodyguard, was to prepare Queen Amidala's elaborate hairstyles. She also had a lot of patience and was often assigned to soothe Amidala's nerves. Rabé was bilingual and was able to speak Sullustese.
In 32 BBY, Rabé, along with her fellow handmaidens Sabé and Eirtaé, accompanied the queen to Tatooine and then Coruscant during the Invasion of Naboo. She later returned to her homeworld with Queen Amidala and participated in the battle that followed, wielding an ELG-3A blaster pistol.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Queen in Disguise
- Cloak of Deception (Indirect appearance)
- A Queen's Diary
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic
- Star Wars Episode I Journal: Queen Amidala
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (Cut content)
- Young Jedi Collectible Card Game – Menace of Darth Maul (Card: Rabé (Handmaiden))
- Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Scrapbook
- Secrets of Naboo
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 9 (PAN3, Captain Panaka) (Indirect mention only)
- The New Essential Guide to Characters (Padmé Naberrie Amidala entry)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 37 (HAN 1-4, Amidala's Handmaidens)
- Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars
- Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary
- "Rogues Gallery: Loyal to their Queen!"—Star Wars Insider 142
- Star Wars: Galactic Files Series 2 (Card: Rabé (Handmaiden))
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Rabé)
- "50 Greatest Reasons to Love the Star Wars Prequels!"—Star Wars Insider 147