"Where is droid number 261?"
―A stormtrooper, noticing the droid's absence[src]

261 was a black-and-gold R-series astromech droid with a masculine programming in service of the Galactic Empire. At some point before the Battle of Yavin, 261 was among the many droids used to maintain operations aboard the Death Star battle station. However, the astromech went rogue, stealing secret documents and escaping in a Lambda-class T-4a shuttle. The Imperials then hired the Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk, who traced 261 to Tatooine and retrieved it from a clan of Jawas. The rogue astromech was then escorted back to the Empire.[2]

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