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ASN-121- Courier Droid
Production information
Homeworld

Coruscant

Date destroyed

22 BBY, Coruscant

Manufacturer

Malkite Poisoners

Product line

ASN

Model

ASN courier droid (modified)

Class

Assassin droid

Technical specifications
Height

0.3 meters

Gender

Masculine programming

Sensor color

Red

Armament
Equipment
  • Cutting arm
  • Spy sensor
  • Disruptive energy beams
Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

Bounty hunter

"Senator Jubben. STATUS: Terminated. Baron Wazado. STATUS: Terminated. Senator Amidala. STATUS: ABORTABORTABORTABOR-"
―From the recovered log of Zam Wesell's ASN-121

ASN-121 was a hovering ASN courier droid similar in appearance to a remote. It could wield a number of weapons, including a flamethrower, harpoon, sniper blaster, gas dispenser, and various drills and cutters. The droid was capable of emitting disruptive energy beams, which allowed it to bypass security screens. Other implements, like spy sensors, could also be attached to the droid's modular frontal tool chuck. Powering the droid was a fusion reactor, which required a power converter array to mediate the energy flux. This converter array could also double as a self-defensive electroshock device.Though ostensibly a courier, the droid was actually an assassination model made by the Malkite Poisoners. They made one for the Clawdite assassin Zam Wesell, ASN-121, to serve as her personal assassin droid, used in an attempt to kill Senator Padmé Amidala on Coruscant prior to the Clone Wars.

Contents

History

ASN-121 cross-section.

In 22 BBY, bounty hunter Zam Wesell used the droid in an attempt to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala, who was residing in a senatorial apartment in a Coruscant skyscraper. The droid cut a hole in the window of Amidala's chamber, and through this hole inserted a canister containing two kouhuns.

When Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi sensed a disturbance in the room, they saved Padmé by slashing through the kouhuns using their lightsabers. In order to find out who sent ASN-121, Obi-Wan jumped through the window and grabbed the fleeing droid. It attempted to shake Kenobi off, but Wesell fired a sniper rifle and destroyed it, leaving Kenobi free-falling until he was saved by Anakin's appropriated airspeeder.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Sharpshooter
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones comic
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • Star Wars: The New Droid Army

Behind the Scenes

In the BattleTech universe, ASN-121 is the alphanumeric designation for one of the many variants of the Assassin, a 40-ton medium 'Mech known for its speed and jumping ability. As the ASN-121 Assassin appears in BattleTech sourcebooks going back to the early 1980's, it would appear that someone at LucasFilm is also BattleTech fan.

Sources

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This article uses material from the "ASN-121" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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