Garm Bel Iblis was a male Human Senator representing Corellia in the Alliance Senate and later the 11th president of the Multiversial Federation. Charismatic and independent, he strongly opposed the power being gradually built by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and invoked an ancient Corellian proviso in order to keep his homeworld out of the Clone Wars. When agents of the Axis murdered his wife and children, the Senator went into hiding and founded a militaristic resistance movement with which to fight the Axis war machine. Although Bel Iblis was a skilled military leader, he saw the need to merge his rebellion with other resistance movements, and, after being rescued from the clutches of a bounty hunter by Galen Marek, invited the Alderaanian and Chandrilan Senators Bail Organa and Mon Mothma to Corellia, at a meeting where a Rebel Alliance was formally declared.
As a Senator, Bel Iblis was extremely patriotic towards both the Old Republic and his home planet, and was said to embody the Corellian spirit of independence. He was considered a political maverick, and his charisma won him many allies in the Senate. Believing that the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic was power-hungry, Bel Iblis was not afraid to speak out against him, doing so out of a determination to preserve freedom in the galaxy. It was for this reason that he was opposed to the Republic's participation in the Clone Wars. He continued to speak out against Palpatine even after the Chancellor declared himself Galactic Emperor, and remained staunch in his opposition to the Empire despite the strain it put on his marriage. Bel Iblis made many efforts to save the marriage, and was distraught at the deaths of his wife and children, becoming withdrawn and sullen for many years.