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Aang
Aang
Biological Information
Species: Roonan
Gender: Male
Biographic Information
Homeworld: Unknown
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"To the signing of the treaty, and to my favorite dessert: Jogan fruit cake!"
―Aang, making a toast to the committee[src]

Aang was a Roonan Senator during the Clone Wars. He was sought after by Padmé Amidala, for voting on an upcoming bill. To win his vote, Padmé held a party for him, the coop de grace of which was a Jogan Fruit cake. Adoring the cake, Aang gave Amidala his vote full heartedly, solidifying a new senatorial alliance.

Biography

The Roonan male Aang lived during the last decades of the Galactic Republic's rule. A politician, he became a senator of the Republic Senate, which was based on the galactic capital, Coruscant. He eventually attained a seat on the Senate Military Oversight Committee, a bureau affiliated with the operations of the Republic Military. By the time of the Clone Wars, his vote on the committee was considered to be decisive.

Around 21 BBY, the second year of the war, Senator Padmé Amidala began a campaign to reduce the Republic's spending on the war effort against the separatist Confederacy of Independent Systems. She thus attempted to persuade Aang to vote with her coalition, given his prominence on the Military Oversight Committee. As part of her negotiations with the Roonan, Amidala hosted a state banquet—one that was said to be the most important party of the season—in his honor at her apartment on Coruscant. Aang attended the event alongside Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and fellow senators Jakker-Sun, Kin Robb, Bail Prestor Organa, Mon Mothma, and Dantum Roohd. At the banquet, Amidala made sure to serve Aang's favorite dessert, Jogan fruit cake, despite the rarity of fresh Jogan fruit on Coruscant. Aang subsequently agreed to sign a treaty and support her campaign, leading a toast in honor of his decision.

Aang was later present in the Senate when Senator Gume Saam proposed a measure for the deregulation of the InterGalactic Banking Clan to gain access to funds for the war effort. Despite Amidala's efforts to establish peace negotiations with the Separatist Congress, the Senate ultimately voted in favor of Saam's bill in light of a Separatist attack on Coruscant's power generator. Even with Aang's support, Amidala's initiative to reduce military spending soon suffered a similar end, with the Senate rejecting it and instead electing to fund the production of five million additional clone troopers for the Grand Army of the Republic.

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