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this Clawdite woman was a noted bounty hunter, during the last decade of the Old Republic. She was also a rival of Jango Fett, as the two were generally considered the best bounty hunters of their generation. Being a Clawdite, Zam had the ability to alter her shape, a trait which allowed her to infiltrate the inner circle of her targets with great ease. Her decision to become a bounty hunter was labeled as heretical by her fellow Clawdites, although Sam herself considered is "progressive." As part of her training, Zam learned the teachings and techniques of the Mabari, achieving the third level of prowess before setting out on her own. She then trained to become a bounty hunter on the city-world of Denon, while earning a living as a corporate security guard. Some years before the Clone Wars, Zam and Jango were both employed by Fernooda the Dug, working for General Ashaar Khorda, to recover the Infant of Shaa. They were unaware that they were actually working for General Khorda, and Zam later convinced Jango to reclaim the Infant of Shaa, in an effort to avoid Khorda's utilization of the artifact to destroy Coruscant. The pair was reunited during Jango's search for Komari Vosa and the Bando Gora cult, when Jango enlisted her help to free Bendix Fust from the Oovo IV prison facility. Zam helped Jango reach Kohlma and defeat Vosa, but was injured in the attempt. Jango rescued her, allowing Zam to receive medical treatment and resume her career. Despite their differences, Jango and Zam became grudging friends, and Zam even befriended Jango's young son, Boba. She taught the boy about the importance of books and the ability to read, showing that the acquisition of information is key to planning and good results. Just before the Battle of Geonosis, Zam was contacted by Jango, who had been hired by the Trade Federation to assassinate Senator Padme' Amidala of Naboo. The pair had planned to kill Senator Amidala when she landed on Coruscant, but the attempt killed her handmaide, Corde', instead. A second attempt, this time at Amidala's apartments, drew in the Jedi Knights, for Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, had been assigned to guard the Senator. Zam herself was nearly captured by the Jedi at the Outlander Club, but Jango refused to have his plans exposed. He killed Zam himself, in order to prevent any possible betrayal on her part.