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SSA-719 was a Baktoid Combat Automata OOM security battle droid serving the Trade Federation during its Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY. During the Naboo's bid to take back the planetary capital of Theed, SSA-719 was assigned to guard the entrance to the Theed Royal Palace throne room, where the battle droid was destroyed by a blaster bolt to the head.
SSA-719 was an OOM security battle droid manufactured by Baktoid Combat Automata for the Trade Federation's Droid Army. The battle droid had already entered service by 32 BBY, when the Federation established a blockade around the planet Naboo as an act of protest against the taxation of trade routes introduced by the Galactic Senate. After a failed negotiation attempt with two Galactic Republic ambassadors—Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi—the Federation forces landed on the planet and captured the capital city of Theed. SSA-719 was then assigned to quell uprisings before they had a chance to gather momentum.
SSA-719 was standing guard at the entrance to the Theed Royal Palace throne room when Queen Padmé Amidala, disguised as a simple handmaiden, was captured during the Naboo's attempt to retake Theed from Trade Federation control. Amidala and her party were escorted into the throne room, where they were confronted by Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray. At that moment, Amidala's handmaiden Sabé, disguised as the queen, approached and stated that the viceroy's occupation had ended. Believing her to be the true queen, Gunray ordered his troops to pursue Sabé. SSA-719 was destroyed by a well-aimed, decapitating blaster shot as Sabé and her group drew Gunray's troops away from the throne room, allowing Amidala to capture the viceroy and end the Trade Federation's occupation of Naboo.
SSA-719 had bone-white and red plating. The droid used a standard E-5 blaster rifle, and, like all B1 battle droids, stood 1.93 meters in height. SSA-719 believed that the best form of defense was offense.
Behind the scenesEdit
SSA-719 first appeared in George Lucas's 1999 film, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Unnamed, the droid appeared briefly near the end of the film and was destroyed shortly thereafter. The character was identified as SSA-719 in the 2001 Theed Palace Limited expansion set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Theed Palace Limited (Card: SSA-719) (First identified as SSA-719)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The New Essential Chronology
- ↑ 3.0 3.1
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The New Essential Guide to Droids
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Theed Palace Limited (Card: SSA-719)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3