Padmé Amidala

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Name: Padmé Amidala, born Padmé Naberrie
Occupation: Princess of Theed, Queen of Naboo, Senator of the Chommell Sector and Naboo
Relationships: Anakin Skywalker (husband)
Luke Skywalker (son)
Leia Organa (daughter)
Fandom: Star Wars
illustrated head and shoulders protrait of Padmé on a yellow background
Padmé fanart by Bohemian Weasel (2009).
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Padmé Amidala is a Star Wars character. She served as Queen of Naboo, leading her planet's liberation from the Trade Federation invasion, before serving as representative for Naboo in the Galactic Senate until her death at the hands of Darth Vader. She is the mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.

She is portrayed by Natalie Portman in the prequel trilogy and voiced by Catherine Taber in The Clone Wars.

Fanon & Tropes

  • The name Arcadia was commonly used before any details about Padmé's character were confirmed. It is used in Shadowstar #24 and Snowfire #1, among many other fanworks.
  • Padmé was brainwashed/Force-controlled into her relationship with Anakin.
  • Padmé Amidala Lives, or at least lived past her death in Revenge of the Sith (e.g. her death was faked) to account for Leia's comments in Return of the Jedi about remembering her mother.
  • Empress Padmé assumes the throne, often after Anakin has killed the former Emperor. In some works where she rules with Vader at her side, these works overlap with Dark!Padmé fics.
  • Force-sensitive Padmé is sometimes used to explain the inclusion of Padmé as a force ghost, appearing to her children or other force users. Other works focus on Jedi Padmé Amidala.
  • Sith Padmé Amidala works also portray Padmé as a force user, and in these works it is sometimes she who manipulated Anakin into their relationship.
  • BAMF Padmé Amidala


Person Ship Name
Anakin Skywalker Anakin/Amidala Anidala
Obi-Wan Kenobi Padmé Amidala/Obi-Wan Kenobi Obidala
Both Anakin and Obi-Wan Anakin/Amidala/Obi-Wan Obianidala
Sabé Padmé/Sabé Sabédala

Example Padmé-centric Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Unification [1] by NeurotropicAgentXFandom: Star WarsDate: 20 November 2016Length: 11kStatus: CompleteGenre: Canon Divergence AU
Padme Amidala kills the Sith Lord, accidentally becomes Empress, and gains two lovers.
The Phantom Menance Alternate Universe [2] by Katana-GeldarFandom: Star WarsDate: 18 September 2005–28 May 2006Length: 47kStatus: CompleteGenre: Canon Divergence AU
Follows the story of The Phantom Menace if Padme was a Jedi, as well as a few changes.

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