While the saga’s main focus has always been on the carbon-based characters, it often loses sight of the droid heroes of Star Wars. Sure, there are those that stand out, Like C-3PO, R2-D2, BB-8, Chopper and others. But what about the background droids that keep things moving behind the scenes, or the ones that do the dirty work? If you stop to think about it, little would happen without the mechanical manpower they provide.

Here are some of the more important models, and a few specific droids, to have an impact on the Star Wars universe.

First of the Droid Heroes: AP-5.


Droid HeroesAP-5 is an RA-7 Protocol Droid, utilized primarily by the Galactic Republic and later the Empire. Cantankerous and sarcastic, AP-5 he proved instrumental in providing a base of operations for Phoenix Squadron in Rebels. A former Republic analyst relegated to inventory duty with the Empire, AP-5 lived on, defected, and aided the Rebel cause.

Thankfully, AP-5 avoided the less dignifying end the befell his brethren in the Jawa’s Sandcrawler.