Royal Guards were the personal bodyguards of Chancellor Palpatine, who would later become the Emperor. Their predecessors were the Senate Guards.

Role in LEGO® Star Wars


The minifigure itself is relatively similar to the famous royal guards that stood in the entrances to rooms where Emperor Palpatine might be. The Royal Guards are dressed in all red uniforms and have red helmets that cover thier whole face just like a Stormtrooper's. These guards are trained by Emperor Palpatine himself and are used as his personal bodyguards wherever he goes. These royal guards were also used by Palpatine when he was Chancellor of the Galactic Republic.

Video Games

The Royal Guard is a playable character in Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, while in LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, he appears as a minikit. In the other two games, the Royal Guard appears as an enemy in the penultimate level, "Jedi Destiny", which depicts the fight between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader aboard the Second Death Star, and can be purchased after that level has been completed. Unlike most enemies in the game, Royal Guards are quite difficult to kill. They are extremely skilled in melee weapon combat, using their spears to attack the player. These attacks are surprisingly hard to defend against, so it would be wise to use the force to kill them from a distance. The only characters who are similarly skilled are Magna Droids.

Appearances in Lego®


Episode IV

Episode VI




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