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2296 was the designation of an OOM-series security droid that served in the Trade Federation's Droid Army. In 32 BBY, it was stationed on board the modified Lucrehulk-class LH-3210 cargo freighter Saak'ak while the starship was part of the blockade of the planet Naboo. During the blockade, 2296 was in the freighter's hangar when the Consular-class cruiser Radiant VII arrived carrying a pair of Jedi ambassadors from the Galactic Republic.

Biography[]

2296 was an OOM-series security droid[3] manufactured by Baktoid Combat Automata[1] for the Trade Federation. It served as a battle droid in the Trade Federation Droid Army and was stationed on board the modified Lucrehulk-class LH-3210 cargo freighter Saak'ak. In 32 BBY, it was on board the Saak'ak when the starship formed part of a blockade of the planet Naboo over a trade dispute.[3]

In order to settle the dispute, the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi were sent by the Galactic Republic to negotiate with the Trade Federation and arrived on the Saak'ak in the Consular-class cruiser Radiant VII. As the cruiser entered the freighter's hangar, 2296 was stood in the hangar with fellow security droid 2391, and the pair turned to watch the ship land. Not long after its arrival, the Radiant VII was destroyed by a ceiling turret in the hangar. The Trade Federation then began deploying its forces to Naboo in order to take control of the planet.[3]

Characteristics[]

Like all OOM-series battle droids,[2] 2296 stood 1.91 meters tall[1] and had black sensors and tan plating with red markings[3] to denote its role as a security specialist. 2296's designation was written on its back in Trade Federation Script.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

2296 first appeared in the 1999 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. The droid's name is not spoken in the film, but its designation is visible on its back.[3]

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