A throne was a ceremonial chair or seat occupied by a figure of authority such as the monarch of Naboo, the Duchess of Mandalore, the members of the Bardottan Bahk-tov Council, and the Galactic Emperor. Figuratively, the term also designated the power, duties, or rank ascribed to a royal person. Aboard the second Death Star, the Emperor's throne was a large, contoured swivel chair with control panels in the arms.
Some thrones had built-in features that allowed them to act in a functional capacity. For example, the throne in the Theed Royal Palace had a secret compartment in its armrest containing a number of ELG-3A blasters with shortened barrels, a last line of defense for the monarch. This was put to good use by Queen Padmé Amidala during a battle to retake Theed from the Trade Federation, allowing her and Captain Panaka to dispatch the droids inside the throne room and capture Viceroy Nute Gunray.
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