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The (Other) Droid Heroes of Star Wars

Astromech Droids

R2-D2, BB-8 and Chopper all fall within this category of robotic, miniature mechanics. These droids are the Swiss Army knives of Star Wars. (I mean, they multiple appendages, tools, and of course plenty of attitude.) Neither the Rebels nor the Resistance would travel far without these little astro-droids performing repairs or calculating hyperspace jumps.

Usually reliable, we can thank R5-D4’s bad motivator for freeing R2 to finish his mission and deliver the stolen Death Star plans.

By JJ Goodman

Lawyer by trade, writer by passion. Author of 'The Deep Space Chronicles' series available at, a rambling blog at, and musings on all things 'Star Wars' here at That Hashtag Show.

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