The Coolest Droids in ‘Star Wars’


The vast and wide galaxy of Star Wars has a plethora of fascinating characters from estranged aliens to sassy droids, and it’s the droids I’d like to put the spotlight on today. Some of the most iconic characters in cinema and science fiction (or just pop culture in general) are robots, and these characters are no exception whatsoever. Here’s a list of the best of them throughout the series.

C1-10P, also known as “Chopper” is a small astromech droid with arguably the singlest largest kill count in the entirety of the Star Wars. He was introduced in the television series “Rebels” as the assistant droid for the ship The Ghost.

R5-D4 is a red-and-white striped astromech droid introduced in A New Hope. Although never taking on a major role, he’s appeared in several properties and cameod in many other projects such as in the prequel trilogy and shows like “The Mandalorian”.

BB-8 is a small orange-and-white-patterned astromech droid with a ball body and expressive gizmos. Skittish and mischievous yet incredibly loyal, he was introduced in The Force Awakens as rebel pilot Poe Dameron’s companion and co-pilot.

BD-1 is a resourceful little fellow and the trusted companion to the Jedi survivor of Order 66, Cal Kestus, who was first seen in the Star Wars EA video game Jedi: Fallen Order, and soon to make an appearance in the sequel game, Jedi: Survivor.

K-2S0 is a repurposed Imperial security droid turned valuable asset for the Rebellion. Introduced in the movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, he was a sarcastic, witty, and formidable force to be reckoned with, ultimately sacrificing himself for the good of the cause and to protect the mission of retrieving the Death Star plans to give the Rebels an advantage.

Of course, lastly we have both C-3P0 and R2-D2, an iconic duo that have become a staple in this franchise. The golden protocol droid with a sassy objective voice and stiff movements paired with the beeping yet ever-so-expressive blue and white astromech have had many adventures and have seen many events and people throughout the history of Star Wars, since the beginning of the prequels to the end of the sequels. They were introduced in the very first Star Wars movie as integral characters to ensure the survival of vital information regarding the Empire.

What other droids do you like from Star Wars?


By Ezan Charo, Junior, ChiArts
Twitter: @digitalwarlock8


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