Nute Gunray was a neimoidian viceroy of the Trade Federation and the leading member of the Seperatist movement fleet in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He stopped the shipping of supplies to the planet of Naboo and caused it major chaos. However, he was captured by Padme Amidala and Captain Panaka. Afterwards, he vowed revenge, and decided to join the CIS. He had watched the near-death of Padme, Anakin Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But after they were rescued and the Clone Wars began, he fled. He was re-captured by Padme after her second capture on Rodia. However, he was freed by Asajj Ventress and was protected afterwards. Gunray was killed on Mustafar by Darth Vader after his fall to the dark side and his order to "Take care of the Separatists".