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Passel Argente
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Rise of the Empire era

"Cease your superstitions or ironic reflections, magisrate. It is not benefitting your rank."
―Argente's doctor droid

Passel Argente was the Magistrate of the Corporate Alliance and a member of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, being on the Separatist Council.

He was a Koorivar, and his homeworld was the planet Kooriva, though he later made his home on Murkhana at the time of the Clone Wars.



"I am authorized by the Corporate Alliance to sign the treaty."
―Passel Argente
Argente as Senator of Kooriva.

Before the Clone Wars, Argente was both a Galactic Republic Senator and the representative of the powerful mercantile company Lethe Merchandising. As a Senator, he was often criticized for graft and corruption, and used his corporate connections to amass great wealth. Passel Argente was usually accompanied by his aide, a female Koorivar named Denaria Kee. Jerv Riske acted as his bodyguard.

In 27 BBY, he was nearly assassinated on Barlok while negotiating between the Corporate Alliance and Guildmaster Gilfrome over a mining dispute, but was saved by Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth.

As Magistrate of the Corporate Alliance, Passel Argente was also a key member of Count Dooku's Separatist movement. He was present at the Separatist meeting on Geonosis in 22 BBY shortly before the Battle of Geonosis. After serving as a Republic Senator during the term of Supreme Chancellor Valorum and during much of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's reign, he abandoned the Republic and joined the Separatist movement with the promise of more wealth, and pledged the Corporate Alliance's forces to support the Separatist cause. Passel Argente funded and marketed both anti-Jedi and anti-Republic propaganda, which helped keep the public in Confederate territory pro-war.

Passel while meeting with Gha Nachkt.

At the beginning of the war, Passel Argente briefly headed a plot to oust Count Dooku as leader of the CIS. He pushed for an early attack on the cloning facility at Kamino to be headed by his pawn, the Mon Calamari Commander Merai. He hoped that an early victory there would shut down the Republic's war-making capabilities before the war even began, and that he would be given credit for winning the war, garnering enough political support to overthrow Dooku.

However, both Darth Sidious and Dooku were aware of this plot. They arranged to have the Confederacy's battle plans leaked to Quinlan Vos on the Wheel, through Dooku's agent Tookarti. As a result, the outcome of the First Battle of Kamino was disastrous for the Separatists, and instead of being hailed as a glorious leader, Passel Argente was deemed responsible for the failure and disgraced, which proved to be a fatal setback to his plans for a coup.

He then traveled to meet with Gha Nachkt to purchase a droid to act as a spy for him. Gha Nachkt then sold a RA-7 protocol droid to Passel Argente, who was unaware of the spyware programmed into it by Wat Tambor to serve as a spy for him as well. Argente continued to travel for covert business operations to systems such as Ryloth, keeping his spy droid with him. This raised Tambor's interest in conquering the system, sparking the Battle of Ryloth.

After the Separatist Council was moved to Mustafar, Passel Argente was killed by Darth Vader when the Sith apprentice slashed near Argente's neck. The rest of the CIS leadership died with him during Vader's raid on the Separatist command center. Soon after his death, the Corporate Alliance relocated its distribution companies to the Corporate Sector; with the death of Argente, the Corporate Alliance faded into oblivion.

Behind the scenes

Passel Argente was played by actor Steven Boyle in Attack of the Clones and Marty Wetherill in Revenge of the Sith.

A "passel" is a casual word for "a large grouping of items," and "Argent" is French for "money", as well as an archaic word for "silver". Passel Argente's name, then, roughly means "a lot of money".


Argente at the beginning of the Clone Wars.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5  Passel Argente in the Databank
  2. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Members of the Separatist Council
Dooku · Grievous · Nute Gunray
Council members
Passel Argente · San Hill · Shu Mai · Po Nudo · Poggle the Lesser · Miraj Scintel · Wat Tambor · Tikkes · Rogwa Wodrata
Atai · Sun Fac · Rute Gunnay · Rune Haako · Cat Miin · Denaria Kee

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"If only Grievous were here to help us."
—Passel Argente discussing the sad truth

Passel Argente was a Koorivar Male who was an important figure during the Clone Wars.


New alliance

After learning the truth of Darth Sidious's betrayal, Argente was ordered by Nute Gunray (CISE) to send his aides to Mustafar instead of himself. This was done in order to not fool Darth Vader. After the death of his aides, Argente suggested that the Confederacy of Independent Systems (Exiled) to start the treaty with the Dac system. The treaty was signed by more than ten star systems.

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