Sim Aloo was a human male who served as an adviser to Emperor Sheev Palpatine, the sole ruler of the Galactic Empire, during the Galactic Civil War. He traveled with Palpatine to the Death Star II, where the Emperor oversaw its construction before the Battle of Endor. Aloo was present in a meeting between the Emperor and his subordinates, including Darth Vader and Moff Tiaan Jerjerrod, and continued to advise his master aboard the battle station. He presumably perished when the Death Star was destroyed by the Rebel Alliance.
Sim Aloo served as one of Emperor Sheev Palpatine's closest advisers during the age of the Galactic Empire. Although Palpatine tended to use him more as an errand boy, Aloo walked around like a god on his homeworld, and his duties as adviser had an actual importance in the day-to-day governance. Six months after the Battle of Hoth, the Emperor allowed the enemy Rebel Alliance to learn that the second Death Star, a planet-killing battle station, was being constructed in orbit over the forest moon of Endor. In order to entice the Rebels into a trap, Palpatine personally traveled to the Death Star to oversee the final phases of its construction. Along with his colleague Janus Greejatus and four other advisers, Aloo accompanied the Emperor to the Death Star. Their arrival was greeted by Darth Vader, the Emperor's apprentice; Moff Tiaan Jerjerrod, the station's commander; and an assemblage of stormtroopers and officers.
Once aboard the Death Star, the Emperor spent his time in his throne room, and his advisers conferred with him there. Aloo, Greejatus, and the Emperor were having a gathering when Vader and Jerjerrod interrupted them. The advisers waited silently as the Emperor shrugged off the concerns of Vader, who knew the Alliance Fleet was massing near the planet Sullust. The Emperor ordered Vader to move the Imperial fleet surrounding the Death Star to the far side of Endor, where he intended for it remain until the Rebel attack. Confident that his trap would successfully see the end of the Rebel Alliance, Palpatine dismissed Vader and Jerjerrod, resuming his gathering with Aloo and Greejatus.
The Emperor's plan to destroy the Rebels, as well as to convert Vader's son, Luke Skywalker, to the dark side of the Force, ultimately failed. Skywalker redeemed his father, who killed the Emperor shortly before Skywalker escaped, and the Rebels destroyed the Death Star. It was assumed that Aloo was still aboard when the battle station exploded.
Personality and traitsEdit
A skeletal-looking individual clad in flowing purple robes and a tall hat, Aloo was a human male who had pale skin and blue eyes. In the Emperor's presence, the adviser behaved with much humility and obedience, cowering near the Imperial throne.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "On Jedi, one of the most exciting things from a design point of view was the advisers who surround the Emperor. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what they might look like because I thought it was important that through them you might understand what the Emperor's world is like. Coming from a Catholic background, I sort of made a joke, and that's why they look like bishops. So they wear red, and they have elaborate headgear. This was a challenge because it wasn't in the script, and you see them only briefly in the movie."
- ―Nilo Rodis-Jamero, on the designs of Sim Aloo and the other Imperial advisors
Sim Aloo first appeared as an unnamed Imperial advisor in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, in which the character has no dialogue. The character, who was portrayed by Anthony Lang, went unnamed until the name Sim Aloo was used in the Star Wars Legends Star Wars Customizable Card Game pack Death Star II Limited. The name was introduced into the official Star Wars canon in the 2014 reference book Star Wars in 100 Scenes.
Aloo's costume was designed by Nilo Rodis-Jamero. Rodis-Jamero felt that the look of the Imperial advisors was one of the most exciting designs from Return of the Jedi and thought their design would need to convey an idea about the kind of world that the Emperor lived in. Rodis-Jamero based the look on that of Catholic bishops, with red coloring and ornate headpieces.
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
- (Picture only)
- Star Wars in 100 Scenes (First identified as Sim Aloo)
- (Video clip only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
- ↑ Tarkin
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars in 100 Scenes
- ↑ Anthony Lang. Aveleyman.com. Retrieved on March 22, 2015.
- ↑ Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Death Star II Limited (Card: Sim Aloo)
- ↑ Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays