2ndquest: Here's a question though- what could be gained by altering Naboo's ecosystem just enough to wipe out the cities without killing all the poor swamp creatures off that's worth the effort and money that would needed to accomplish that goal that a simple planetary bombardment (or invasion) could not have done? And also, lets not also forget that if you're trying to take out the Naboo AND the Gungans, who are aquatic, so flooding the planet wouldn't hurt them much. The Naboo did not have an army until they made peace with the Gungans. If the Trade Federation had wanted to level the planet and not control it, they could have done so very easily from orbit or during their occupation. That's a very good question, actually. In fact, I don't have an answer to that one. Your argument is one of the better ones though -- a lot better than the simple "oh, no planet changes its name...." retort we see often around here. One possibility is that the destruction of Naboo is an accident and maybe not even intentional at all. I'd like to think of it as an "Oops, we screwed up -- time to move on..." type of thing. Perhaps the immense mind-boggling firepowerof the TF bombed a certain vulnerable spot on Naboo....and there was a sweeping chain reaction that spread throughout the planet. Using Earth as an example, a massive meteor was enough to change the entire planet...clouds blocked the sun, plants and animals changed, etc... And Naboo may be smaller than Earth, so these changes could happen quickly, rather than taking eons and eons. Furthermore, I'll add that I'm spoiled when it comes to AOTC, and there's this one detail that leaves the door open, but I won't mention it. It could be far-fetched or maybe plausible...until then, I'd rather wait and see if this theory pans out than just dismiss this "Naboo = Dagaboh theory" as a silly fanboy wish.