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8D8 was a masculine 8D-series smelter droid owned by the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure who assisted EV-9D9 in terrorizing misbehaving droids in Jabba's Palace. He was deactivated after his master's demise.



A powered-down 8D8

An 8D-series smelter droid manufactured by Roche Hive,[1] 8D8 was originally programmed to perform simple tasks in ore-extraction facilities until he came into the possession of the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure, who had him reprogrammed for sadism. While working in Jabba's Palace, he served as an assistant to the supervisor droid EV-9D9,[2] terrorizing the droid pool to keep it in line.[1] Shortly before the Battle of Endor, 8D8 was torturing a GNK-series power droid when EV-9D9 assigned R2-D2 and C-3PO positions within the palace's droid pool[4] and was deactivated following Jabba's demise.[5]


A cruel industrial droid[1] who was reprogrammed for sadism,[2] 8D8, like most 8D-series droids, resented the more sophisticated protocol and astromech droids. A bully, he sometimes tortured other droids for his own amusement.[1]

A lanky smelter droid,[2] 8D8 was a long-faced humanoid droid with a blank white pair of photoreceptors and body[3] that stood 1.83 meters tall[2] and was designed with extreme durability.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

8D8 was created for the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi,[4] where he was realized as a puppet that shared its body structure with BG-J38.[6]



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