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An assassin droid.
"Clarification: 'Assassin droid,' is such a crude term, master, reserved for durasteel drones uploaded with only the most archaic kill programs."
―A HK-50 droid, on Peragus

Assassin droids were droids constructed for the purpose of killing sentient beings.



When a crime lord, corrupt politician, or bounty hunter required an individual to be eliminated, they deployed or hired an assassin droid to execute their will. These droids generally performed with unflinching loyalty to their masters, but rogue assassin droids were not unknown. Since their missions generally required a far higher degree of independent skill, savvy, and judgment than normally possessed by simple war droids, their programming subroutines, circuitry, and memory cores were of correspondingly higher sophistication and quality.

Equipped with an array of weapons, assassin droids were also used as elite infantry when the need arose for skillful and quickly adaptable soldiers with unquestionable loyalty, as with the Confederacy assassin droids deployed during the Second Battle of Jabiim.

The Jin'ha also produced cortosis assassin droids for the Trade Federation prior to the Battle of Naboo.

ASN assassin droid at work.

The planet Caprioril was the site of the infamous assassin droid tragedy shortly before the fall of the Old Republic, in which a droid slaughtered 20,000 humanoids and aliens at a swoop arena in a massive explosion in order to assassinate Governor Amel Bakli.[1] It was during the rise of the Galactic Empire that Emperor Palpatine ordered all assassin droids banned throughout the galaxy due to their constant use against himself and his forces.

Ten years after the Battle of Yavin, assassin droids flooded the market thanks to Lannik Racto, a small time crime lord on Coruscant, but his operation was ended by Jedi Jaden Korr. These assassin droid models featured hand energy weapons and a powerful nimbus of electricity that delivered a near fatal shock upon contact. The droids could not fire and maintain the nimbus at the same time however.

An inordinate number of assassin droids achieved sentient independence, including IG-88 and C-3PX. This is presumably due to the higher level of autonomy that is incorporated into an assassin droid's droid-"brain" processor design, since independence is a functional requirement. These droids with no masters typically fund their independent existences through the use of their innate abilities, plying their trade as bounty hunters.

Some assassin droids included HK-47, the HK-50 series, IG-88, ASN-121, 2-124, C-3PX, SCr-114, A77, and the Human Replica Droid Guri.

One year after the Battle of Geonosis, General Obi-Wan Kenobi was sent to Cestus to investigate production of the JK-13 droid line by Cestus Cybernetics. The JK-13 were also known as Jedi Killers among the criminal classes and possessed shields. The JK droids were sold for almost a year throughout the galaxy.

An assassin droid in 3,653 BBY

Listed in Peterson's Guide to Droids of the Republic, Vol. VII: The Great Corporate Expansion Era, the Tac-Spec Footman droids are considered legendary, among the deadliest personal service units ever created combining fanatical loyalty and an impressive kill ratio. These droids were both enormously expensive and a limited production run.


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  • Star Wars Missions 11: Bounty Hunters vs. Battle Droids
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  •  Graveyard of Alderaan
  • Star Wars: Rebellion (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (First appearance)
  • Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88
  • Payback: The Tale of Dengar
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  • The Last One Standing: The Tale of Boba Fett (Mentioned only)
  • "Hunting the Hunters" - Star Wars Galaxy 6 (Mentioned only)
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Notes and references

  1. Star Wars: Rebellion

See also


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