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"Where are you taking them?"
"To Coruscant."
"Coruscant? Uh, that doesn't compute. Uh, wait, uh, you're under arrest!"
―The OOM command battle droid and Qui-Gon Jinn — (audio) Listen (file info)[2]

In 32 BBY, 2163 was a Trade Federation OOM command battle droid with masculine programming who guarded the Theed Hangar during the Trade Federation's occupation of the planet Naboo. 2163 tried to arrest Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn but was destroyed by the Jedi.


―2163, to Jinn and his companions[2]

A Trade Federation OOM command battle droid designated 2163 was present in the Theed Hangar in the capital city of Theed while the Trade Federation occupied the planet Naboo[2] in 32 BBY[1] to protest a trade dispute. The command battle droid and subordinates were guarding a group of Naboo Security Force pilots in the hangar.[2]

2163 confronted Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn when Jinn tried to escape the planet with Queen Padmé Amidala to inform the Galactic Senate about the invasion. Jinn attempted to convince the droid to let them pass and allow them to go to Coruscant, which briefly confused the battle droid. When 2163 ordered their arrest, Jinn destroyed him with a sweep of his lightsaber. Jinn and his Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, then proceeded to destroy the command droid's subordinates, to allow the Jedi to escape on the Queen's starship.[2]


The OOM droid orders Qui-Gon Jinn's arrest.

The OOM command battle droid 2163 had a set of black sensors along with tan plating. The droid also had masculine programming[2] and was 1.91 meters in height.[3] Yellow markings on his torso and head[2] marked his status as a command battle droid.[3] Additionally, his designation was imprinted on his back.[2] He contained programming which allowed him to adapt to circumstances, which sometimes malfunctioned.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

"Where are you going?"
―2163, to Jinn, in an altered scene in The Phantom Menace's junior novelization[5]

2163 appeared in 1999 with the release of the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace film,[2] starting with the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace novelization.[6] The designation was printed on its back in the film, such as other droids like 1138.[2] In the junior adaptation, the battle droid has a blaster, which he does not have in the film, and the scene in the junior novelization includes altered dialogue.[5] The command battle droid was voiced by Peter Serafinowicz, the actor who also dubbed the Sith Lord Darth Maul's voice in the film.[7]



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