"We are brave, Your Highness."
hat would you sacrifice to save the one you love?
Your home? Your family? Your very identity?
Such a question is asked of Tsabin, a wondrously talented musician in the halls of the Theed Conservatory. A new queen is about to be crowned, and this hallikset playing prodigy is being called to serve. Little does she know that this new charge will not only become a successful monarch, but she will also become the closest thing to a soulmate Tsabin--soon to become Sabé--will ever know.
Portrayed originally by Keira Knightley in an admittedly brief amount of screentime in The Phantom Menace, Sabé was a handmaiden of Queen Amidala during the years preceding the Clone Wars conflict. Initially recruited thanks to her physical resemblance to the queen, Sabé immediately set herself apart from her compatriots thanks to her ability to seamlessly weave in and out of Padmé’s daily life.
A relationship that began simply as security and detail instantly transformed to one of confidants and supposed equals, but throughout their lives together, Sabé’s dedication to Padmé’s life above her own was never in question. Even after the queen’s transition to a senatorial role within the government of the Galactic Republic, Sabé never questioned her role as Padmé’s subordinate.
Padmé would always come first.
Everything and everyone else would have to wait their turn.
And she never questioned that.
Throughout Padmé’s career as a senator of Naboo, Sabé undertook less visible missions at her former ruler’s behest like investigating the status of slavery on Naboo as it pertained to a certain mother of prophecy. This continuing dedication to Padmé’s personal causes allowed Sabé to remain within Padmé’s inner circle long after the other Naboo handmaidens had left their service to preserve lives outside the bonds of galactic government.
Following Padmé’s tragic demise, Sabé’s mission in life focused on the most intensely singular goal imaginable: the discovery of the truth behind her fallen friend’s death. This mission allied her once more with her sisters from another life as well as a number of additional forces who all agreed that Padmé’s murder was exactly that.
This unparalleled dedication to her best friend even after such a tragedy elevated Sabé from an interesting plot point in The Phantom Menace to a character that now commands enough respect to go toe to toe with Darth Vader and live to tell the tale. Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, who became Darth Vader, is one of the most strongest characters in the Star Wars movies. Sabé's story is so captivating that she has also made appearances in Darth Vader comics.
Sabé’s tale is one of self discovery, the unbreakable bonds of friendship, and the belief that doing what is right is worth any sacrifice imaginable. If you're wondering who is Sabé in Star Wars or are a fan of Star Wars movies, you'll be captivated by her story.
Oh, and did we mention that she teams up with one of the most influential, fantastical, and fashionable politicians in the galaxy to possibly become a Fulcrum agent? We didn’t? Interesting. Well, if you want to discover more about this generational artisan’s path to sabotage and the eternal fight for justice, here’s a few places you can look.
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Queen's Peril is a canon young-adult novel written by E. K. Johnston. It is a prequel to the 2019 novel Queen's Shadow, and it is set prior and concurrent to the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. The novel was published on June 2, 2020 by Disney–Lucasfilm Press, alongside an audiobook version.
When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she takes the name Amidala and leaves her family to rule from the Royal Palace in the capital of Theed. At a time of brewing uncertainty for Naboo and the Galactic Republic, she and her security advisor, Captain Panaka, devise a plan for the Queen's safety: the recruitment of multiple handmaidens. These handmaidens will be her aides, confidants, protectors, and even decoys. Each young woman is selected by Panaka for her particular talents, but it is up to Padmé to unite them as a group. Different though they may be, the handmaidens learn to work together in service of the one goal they all share: to protect the Queen at all costs. But when their peaceful world is invaded by the ambitious Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her brave handmaidens will face their greatest test— of themselves and of each other.
What does one do after ruling an entire planet? For Padmé Amidala, that answer came easily: move on to even bigger things. However, transitioning from the throne on Naboo to a seat in the Galactic Senate is not without challenges, especially at such a young age. Uneasy alliances, ruthless media, and hidden agendas not only leave her wondering how she can possibly hope to instate positive change in the galaxy, but also how she can survive long enough to do it.
EK Johnston’s story bridges the gap between the Padmé fans see in The Phantom Menace and the one they see in Attack of the Clones. It largely expounds upon Naboo culture, including the fashion, government, and the role of the handmaidens.
Written by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Ahsoka! When Padmé Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow.
Queen's Hope is a young-adult novel written by E. K. Johnston focusing on Senator Padmé Amidala during the Clone Wars.
A peace-loving senator faces a time of war in another thrilling Padmé Amidala adventure from the author of the New York Times best-sellers Queen's Peril and Queen's Shadow!
Padmé is adjusting to being a wartime senator during the Clone Wars. Her secret husband, Anakin Skwyalker, [sic] is off fighting the war, and excels at being a wartime Jedi. In contrast, when Padmé gets the opportunity to see the casualties on the war-torn front lines, she is horrified. The stakes have never been higher for the galaxy, or for the newly-married couple.
Meanwhile, with Padmé on a secret mission, her handmaiden Sabé steps into the role of Senator Amidala, something no handmaiden has done for an extended period of time. While in the Senate, Sabé is equally horrified by the machinations that happen there. She comes face to face with a gut-wrenching decision as she realizes that she cannot fight a war this way, not even for Padmé.
And Chancellor Palpatine hovers over it all, manipulating the players to his own ends…
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The Sith are a thing of ancient history. Some even question their existence to begin with since not a single one had been seen for centuries. But as a long-awaited prophecy starts to come to fruition, the Jedi will soon learn that their greatest fear is emerging from the shadows.
Soon, they will reveal themselves to the Jedi.
Soon, they will have their revenge.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an evil legacy long believed dead is stirring. Now the dark side of the Force threatens to overwhelm the light, and only an ancient Jedi prophecy stands between hope and doom for the entire galaxy.
On the green, unspoiled world of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, arrive to protect the realm’s young queen as she seeks a diplomatic solution to end the siege of her planet by Trade Federation warships. At the same time, on desert-swept Tatooine, a slave boy named Anakin Skywalker, who possesses a strange ability for understanding the “rightness” of things, toils by day and dreams by night—of becoming a Jedi Knight and finding a way to win freedom for himself and his beloved mother. It will be the unexpected meeting of Jedi, Queen, and a gifted boy that will mark the start of a drama that will become legend.
Darth Vader (2020) Vol. 01: Dark Heart of the Sith (Trade Paperback)
Darth Vader (2020) Vol. 1: Dark Heart of the Sith
A trade paperback compilation of Marvel Comics' 2020 Star Wars: Darth Vader, collecting issues #1–5 from the ongoing series.
"JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON!"
In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, DARTH VADER infamously reveals his true relationship to LUKE SKYWALKER and invites his son to rule the galaxy with him. But Luke refuses - plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke's utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke's unthinkable refusal and embarks on a bloody mission of rage-filled revenge.
Writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco unleash Darth Vader on his dark quest of vengeance and discovery!
Collection Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #1-5
Darth Vader (2020) Vol. 4: Crimson Reign (Trade Paperback)
Darth Vader (2020) Vol. 4: Crimson Reign
Is the fourth Volume TPB in the Marvel Comic Series Darth Vader (2020)
Red revenge! Lady Qi'ra not only insulted the Empire, but challenged it. In the end, Darth Vader showed her criminal organization that the Empire is not to be toyed with. But now, fearful whispers echo in every corner of the Empire – Darth Vader is on the hunt, searching for anyone with any connection to the Crimson Dawn. How deep has the Dawn infiltrated the galaxy – and are all their operations worthy of the wrath of Vader? In the bowels of Bespin, Darth Vader once told his son he wanted to bring order to the galaxy. Now his promise will be put to the test, as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins against the Crimson Dawn!
Darth Vader (2020) #18-22
Darth Vader (2020) Vol. 05: The Shadow's Shadow (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) Vol. 5: The Shadow's Shadow
Is the fifth Trade Paperback Volume in the Marvel Comic Series Darth Vader (2020)
An epic new story begins as Darth Vader embarks upon a new mission in partnership with a sworn enemy — but who is leading whom to their doom? What happens when the Queen's Shadow learns the deepest secret of the Dark Lord of the Sith? And what will Vader do when he finds out that his secrets have been breached? It all leads back to Vader's bride Padmé Amidala…and her last words. Meanwhile, a colony of refugees from a certain sandy planet struggle under the rule of an Imperial governor. Will their connection to Vader's past be their salvation — or their doom? Plus: The shocking return of two of Anakin Skywalker's oldest friends!
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #23-27
Darth Vader (2020) Vol. 06: Return of the Handmaidens (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) Vol. 6: Return of the Handmaidens
This is the sixth Trade Paperback Volume in the Marvel Comic Series Darth Vader (2020)
The shadow in the fire! For decades, Sabé, Handmaiden of Padmé Amidala, schemed to assassinate Darth Vader, whom she believed murdered her queen. But Sabé has learned Vader's greatest secret, and now she fights at his side, believing that someday, she may prove there is still good in him. What happens when the Handmaiden finally comes face-to-face with the Emperor, who knows all of her secrets? As the Queen's Shadow enters the crucible, will Vader let her burn?
The Queen's Amulet
The Queen's Amulet is a young reader book released in 1999 written by Julianne Balmain and illustrated by Matilda Harrison. The book came with a plastic amulet.
The planet of Naboo is surrounded by dark and powerful forces, and it is up to the young, strong, and beautiful Queen Amidala to save it. Readers will thrill to this epic tale of adventure set in the faraway, long-ago galaxy of Star Wars: Episode I. Colorfully illuminated with detailed illustrations and featuring a replica of Amidala's treasured amulet, this keepsake jewelry box, hardcover book, and necklace is a fun gift for Star Wars fans of all ages.