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Dioxis gas released onboard the Saak'ak over Naboo.
"Dioxis!"
Qui-Gon Jinn over Naboo

Dioxis was a potent toxic gas used by the Neimoidians of the Trade Federation at the time of and following the Battle of Naboo. The green-white gas was deadly to most carbon-based lifeforms.

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn hold their breath as dioxis fills the room.

When Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi were sent by Supreme Chancellor Valorum to negotiate the blockade of Naboo, the ambassadors were double-crossed by Nute Gunray. The Neimoidians released dioxis gas via variable gas emitters into the Saak'ak's conference room where the Jedi waited. However, their command of the Force afforded them a sense of the danger, and were able to survive in the toxic environment until a squad of security battle droids arrived with orders to dispose of their bodies.

Thirteen years later, on Cato Neimoidia, Obi-Wan Kenobi identified a toxic gas released by Nute Gunray's mechno-chair as dioxis—though this toxin was also identified as swamp gas, the chemical weapon used by the Separatists on Ohma-D'un earlier in the Clone Wars.

Behind the scenes

Qui-Gon Jinn's line upon sensing the dioxis was simply, "Gas!" in The Phantom Menace. However, George Lucas altered this to make the gas sound more exotic and other-worldly.

The name "dioxis" is most likely derived from the real-world virulent chemical compound, dioxin.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic (as "gas")
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace game
  • Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  • Star Wars Galaxies

Sources

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