Time to travel to the moons of Iego to uncover some details about the angels Anakin Skywalker heard about in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Who could forget the first words Anakin Skywalker said to Padmé Amidala in Star Wars The Phantom Menace? Upon seeing Padmé for the first time Anakin curiously asks, “Are you an angel?” To which she replies bewildered, “What?”
Anakin briefly explains that he had heard deep space pilots talk about them, stating that they are, “the most beautiful creatures in the universe.” Anakin, of course, is talking about the angels from the moons of Iego.
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But who are these angels? Throughout the Star Wars film saga they have been absent except for that brief mention in Episode I.
Outside of the films the angels, also known as diathim, made their first appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars – “Mystery of a Thousand Moons”. They, “seemed to be made of blazing white light tinged with a yellow aura, which suggested they were beings of pure energy.
Most accounts depicted them as slender, 2- to 3-meter tall feminine anthropoids with six blade-shaped wings protruding from their backs.”
While angels are believers of peace and embody kindness they are a curious species having “a tendency to provoke accidents, causing the mesmerized observers to plunge their vessels into violent crash-landings.”
Unfortunately some of the angels fled from their home on Millius Prime, the largest of Iego’s 42 moons during the Clone Wars. The Separatists used the location to install a laser grid system.
During this time of turmoil Anakin got to meet an angel. He, “traveled to Iego with his master Obi-Wan Kenobi while on a mission to uncover a root said to contain the antidote to the Blue Shadow Virus. The two encountered one of the Diathim refugees, and the Jedi eventually managed to deactivate the laser field, thus freeing the inhabitants of Iego.”
While the angels have not played a larger role in Star Wars it would be nice to see them appear in future films. They do not have to be important players to the plot but side characters whom the main characters either interact with for a brief scene or appear in the background of a occurring scene.
For more about the angels check out the Diathim Wookieepedia page here.
What did you think of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala’s first meeting in The Phantom Menace? Would you want to see the angels in future Star Wars stories?
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