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- "We are a very fortunate people, and we know it. That good fortune should not be taken for granted, and so we try to share and try to help. It is our way of saying that we do not think ourselves entitled to that which we have, but rather, that we feel blessed beyond what we deserve. And so we share, and so we work, and in doing so, we become something larger than ourselves, and more fulfilled than one can become from idly enjoying good fortune!"
- ―Ruwee Naberrie
Ruwee Naberrie was a Human male from the Mid Rim planet Naboo. He was the son of Winama Naberrie, the husband of Jobal Naberrie, and the father of Sola Naberrie and Padmé Amidala. He was also the maternal grandfather of Ryoo and Pooja Naberrie, as well as twins Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa Solo.
In 51 BBY, Ruwee married a young woman named Jobal. Their respective mothers were very close friends and had secretly plotted to marry off their children. Ironically, the two women were the first to be surprised when Ruwee and Jobal actually fell in love with each other. After getting married, the young couple helped build their village in the mountains. Like her husband, Jobal was very generous and compassionate. While Ruwee donated his skills as a builder, Jobal fostered the village's community spirit. His wife eventually became pregnant—first with Sola, then four years later, with Padmé.
Ruwee was also a volunteer worker in the Refugee Relief Movement—having joined the organization at the age of ten—where his younger daughter Padmé would later follow in his footsteps. He eventually became President of the RRM, and addressed the Galactic Senate from the box of then-Senator Palpatine about refugees of groundquakes on Sev Tok. He became close personal friends with Senator Onaconda Farr, who agreed with his cause. In addition to his role in the RRM, Ruwee had been a frequent guest lecturer on microeconomics at Theed University before becoming a teacher.
When his daughters were still young, Padmé received impressive scores to an aptitude test. Ruwee and Jobal therefore decided to leave their beloved mountain village and took their family to live in Naboo's capital city, Theed, where they hoped there would be more opportunities for Sola and Padmé.
In 33 BBY, Ruwee and his wife, along with Padmé and their daughter's friend Ian Lago, were busy gathering food supplies at the RRM's Coruscant headquarters for the planet's lower-tier dwellers. Ruwee was not really enthusiastic about his daughter's relationship with Ian, as he was the son of Kun Lago, King Veruna's Prime Counselor. The Naberries also had the surprising visit of Senator Palpatine who had come to try and convince the couple to have Padmé run for the throne. Ruwee and Jobal were hesitant at first, not wanting their just-turned-thirteen-year-old daughter to go through all of this and lose.
After being Princess of Theed for two years, Padmé was elected Queen of Naboo with a landslide victory. During the Trade Federation's invasion of Naboo, Ruwee and Jobal were arrested and sent to jail. They were deeply worried about their daughter, who was temporarily forced to leave Naboo. When Padmé stepped down eight years later and subsequently became the Senatorial representative of the Chommell sector, Ruwee stayed in touch with the new queen, Jamillia, in order to get the latest news from Coruscant.
In 22 BBY, several assassination attempts were made on Padmé. Ruwee could not help but be afraid for his daughter's safety, but always tried to hide his feelings in order to alleviate his wife's own anxiety. In the same period, Ruwee had the occasion to meet his future son-in-law, Anakin Skywalker. Ruwee immediately noticed Skywalker's deep feelings for Padmé and, as a result, took a liking to the young Jedi.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Darth Plagueis
- A Queen's Diary
- The Queen's Amulet (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Episode I Journal: Queen Amidala (First mentioned)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novel (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (Deleted scenes)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi" (Indirect mention only)
- Labyrinth of Evil (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith PhotoComic
- The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Illustrated Companion
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- Mythmaking: Behind the Scenes of Attack of the Clones (Indirect mention only)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 84 (NAB 33-36, Naboo - Naberrie Family Home)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 90 (NAB 5-6, Ruwee Naberrie)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 140 (FAM 1-2, Skywalker Family Tree)
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars Annual 2009
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Official Episode Guide: Season 1
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 36
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Ruwee Naberrie)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Official Star Wars Fact File 140 (FAM 1-2, Skywalker Family Tree)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 The Official Star Wars Fact File 90 (NAB 5-6, Ruwee Naberrie)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones deleted scenes
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Official Episode Guide: Season 1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Darth Plagueis
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars Episode I Journal: Queen Amidala
- ↑ The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith