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Nute Gunray
Biological Information
Species: Neimoidian
Gender: Male
Biographic Information
Homeworld: Neimoidia
  • Viceroy

Nute Gunray was the Viceroy of the Trade Federation and a Nemodian. He was involved the famous Invasion of Naboo at the behest of his myterious benefactor Darth Sidious. Although the Trade Federation joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems as soon as the Clone War broke out, Gunray continued to continue doing bussiness with the Galactic Republic through Senator Lott Dod, both sharing a healthy incomes from aiding both sides while remaining loyal to the seccesionist movement.


Some time later after the First Battle of Geonosis, the planet Rodia came under attack from various pirates. Because the Republic didn't intervene, Nute Gunray offered Senator Onaconda Farr his assistance in exchange for him kidnapping his long time nemesis Senator Amidala. She was captured when she along Jar Jar Binks and C-3PO came to the planet. Gunray arrived in his shuttle and when asked where the supplies needed by the people he replied that they hadn't come yet. He ordered the execution of Amidala, only to be stopped by Binks and later arrested by Clone Troopers of the Republic. He was taken aboard the Venator-class Star Destroyer belonging to Jedi Master Luminara Unduli on which he would be transported to Coruscant to stand trial. He was freed by Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress and the traitor Faro Argyus and thus successfully escaped his captors.

At Darth's advice, Gunray agreed to provide bounty hunter Cad Bane with several frigates and squads of B1 battle droids. When he however learned that Bane had stolen a holocron from the Jedi Temple, he came to regret his decision as this mission could end his partnership with the Republic if the Trade Federation's involvement would be revealed. In order for this not to happen, he demanded that his ally send him the information of the holocron. Bane further informed him that he needed a Jedi Knight to open it. After using Anakin Skywalker for Darth Sidious's devious plan, Bane was again called by Gunray who asked him to provide him with the data in the device in exchange for a ship for him to escape in. The mercenary refused and the Viceroy lost both his share of profits and fleet.