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Every single game in the entire Grand Theft Auto series is Three-Dimensional (3D). This means that 3D models are used, and the camera/view moves around them; as opposed to Two Dimensional (2D) which involves only animated pictures.

Many people believe that GTA 1, GTA 2 and GTA Advance are 2D, but this is not the case. The top-down perspective looks to be 2D, and many aspects of the game are (including the vehicles and pedestrians). However the player can clearly see the sides of the buildings when going around them, which are drawn on-the-fly from 3D models.

Despite all the games being 3D, the games in the Grand Theft Auto III era, and GTA IV era are referred to as the 3D GTA games.

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3D was the third member of Biff Tannen's high school gang. He earned his nickname because of his omnipresent cardboard red 3D glasses. (Back to the Future)


Original timeline

3D, together with Match and Skinhead, would be a constant thorn in George McFly's side in high school, often assisting Biff Tannen. He would also present an obstacle of sorts to Marty McFly during Marty's second trip to 1955 by taking part in locking him in the back of a parked car at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance. (Back to the Future Part II)

Biffhorrific Hill Valley

Around the founding of BiffCo, 3D would be hired as a bodyguard for Biff Tannen, the CEO. By that time period he had traded his 3D glasses for a pair of tacky novelty sunglasses, albeit with red and blue lenses, similar to 3D glasses. (Back to the Future Part II)

Encountering the Voyager Away Team

3D would assist his boss, and thus Armus, by first capturing Marty and the DeLorean time machine, but failed to capture the flux capacitor which Marty had hidden. Biff nearly fired him on the spot for his failing, and after his boss' rage, 3D sought to redeem himself in the eyes of his long standing associates and his boss.

3D searched for the flux capacitor on the world of O-Town and would discover a search party consisting of Clara Clayton and Celes Tal. After getting the drop on them and threatening them he forced them to lead him to the flux capacitor. His plan was disrupted when Clara took off running. Celes, concerned for her newfound friend, jumped 3D and in the ensuing fight was shot. William Telfer and Henry Kano arrived just in time to stabilize Celes enough to take her to a medical facility and 3D was forced to flee.

After this incident, Henry Kano swore that he would not rest until he killed 3D for what he did to Celes. (Star Trek: Voyager - Dark Realm)

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Production information

Holowan Mechanicals

Product line



IG-86 sentinel droid[1]


Battle droid[1]

Technical specifications

Masculine programming[1]


Blaster rifle[1]

Chronological and political information

Rise of the Empire era

"Signal benchmarks attained. Variance acceptable. Combat systems aligned. We are HELIOS-3D."

HELIOS-3D, or simply 3D, was an IG-86 sentinel droid bounty hunter, who joined Cad Bane on Coruscant during the Republic Senate Building hostage siege, an operation to rescue Ziro Desilijic Tiure from Republic imprisonment.




"We are to rendezvous back at the Senate building."
"What? No, no, no, no; the Outer Rim, not the Senate you stupid machine!"
―HELIOS-3D and Ziro the Hutt(audio)Listen (file info)
3D escorting Senator Free Taa

3D was part of Cad Bane's posse and took part in the operation to free Ziro the Hutt from Republic custody. His job was to escort Senator Orn Free Taa to the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center with a pardon disc authorizing Ziro's release. They traveled in an airspeeder towing a sled for the Hutt behind it. When Ziro was released and boarded the transport, 3D piloted it back to the Senate Building, where the rest of the team, including Cad Bane, Aurra Sing, Shahan Alama and Robonino boarded the craft and left the crime scene unhindered.[1]


After the successful rescue of Ziro, the group descended into the lower levels of Coruscant where Bane instructed the members of the posse to disappear somewhere the Republic wouldn't find them.[3] 3D traveled to Iego and hid on the wreckage of an abandoned Munificent-class star frigate left by the Confederacy of Independent Systems in a section of Iego's orbit known as "the Thicket." The droid managed to reactivate and reprogram several Vulture droid starfighters left behind when the Separatists abandoned the system as well as part of the LaserWeb Defense Station[2] that had been previously deactivated by Jedi Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.[4]

When Jaybo Hood, a resident of Iego, noticed activity in the skies over Iego, he launched several probes into orbit to find out what he was seeing. All of his probes stopped transmitting data at which point Hood notified the Jedi fearing a return of the Separatists. Master Yoda dispatched Skywalker and Kenobi to verify the reports. 3D was actually the one intercepting and reprogramming the probes, including the unmanned drones the Republic was sending into the Thicket. After two clone pilots and their starfighters were destroyed while searching the Thicket,[2] more V-19 Torrent starfighters were launched and managed to eliminate the remaining droid forces. Skywalker, Kenobi and Hood ventured into the debris field aboard Twilight and discovered the abandoned Munificent-class frigate housing 3D.[5]

3D lives on in the frame of a B1 battle droid

The three Humans found the deactivated shell of 3D aboard the bridge of the frigate and Hood asked if he could salvage the droid. Skywalker refused stating they had to study the dangerous droid, remove and taking the head with them. 3D had actually transferred his consciousness into an intact B1 battle droid floating in the wreckage around the abandoned frigate.[6]


  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis" (First appearance)
  • The Clone Wars: Hunting the Hunters (Part 3)


  •  Cad Bane in the Databank (First identified as HELIOS-3D)

Notes and references

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Clone Wars: Hunting the Hunters (Part 3)
  3. The Clone Wars: Hunting the Hunters (Part 1)
  4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"
  5. Droids Over Iego
  6. The Clone Wars: Hunting the Hunters (Part 3) bonus page

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