A Neimoidian male served as a member of the Trade Federation prior to the Invasion of Naboo. He commanded a Lucrehulk-class Droid Control Ship and its crew who were attacked by pirates and contacted the Federation's secret Sith ally, Darth Sidious, asking for help. Sidious sent his apprentice Darth Maul, who arrived and proceeded to destroy the pirates' ships, before entering the Federation's ship hangar bay and heading to where the Neimoidians were being held. The Neimoidian warned the pirates that their ally would save them, but the pirates began laughing at him, before Maul arrived. As the Neimoidian was about to thank Maul for arriving to save them, Maul struck him down along with the pirates and the other Neimoidians, silencing them. Since the Federation didn't need to know that Sidious had an apprentice, Maul silenced the Neimoidian. The Neimoidian wore purple and blue robes.
- Darth Maul, Part I (First appearance)