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"Whether he was branding the feet of a GNK power droid with hot irons, removing the limbs of an elitist protocol droid, or simply blasting his favorite Sy Snootles solo album at sensor-shattering levels, 8D8 always knew how to bring the pain."

8D8 was a masculine Roche Hive 8D-series smelter droid who was lobotomized and reprogrammed to assist EV-9D9, Jabba Desilijic Tiure's chief of Cyborg Operations, in terrorizing the droid pool of the Hutt crime lord's palace on the planet Tatooine. He was temporarily deactivated after his master's demise and later worked for Boba Fett.


"EV-9D9 may have given the orders, but it was 8D8 who actually carried them out."

A masculine 8D-series smelter droid manufactured by Roche Hive,[1] 8D8 was originally programmed to perform simple tasks in ore-extraction facilities.[2] However, he was lobotomized and reprogrammed to serve in the droid torture chamber in Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure's palace on the planet Tatooine.[6] He became devoted to EV-9D9,[7] a feminine EV-series supervisor droid that served as chief of Cyborg Operations,[8] and assisted her in terrorizing the palace's droid pool[2] to ensure they knew their place.[1]

A powered-down 8D8

In the year 0 BBY,[9] 8D8 was torturing a power droid while EV-9D9 spoke to the Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk regarding the whereabouts of 261, a rogue Imperial astromech droid that had briefly been part of the palace's droid pool before escaping.[10] After the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker gifted Jabba R2-D2 and C-3PO[4] in 4 ABY,[11] shortly before the Battle of Endor, 8D8 was torturing[4] a GNK-series power droid[2] while EV-9D9 assigned the new acquisitions positions in the droid pool.[4] He was temporarily deactivated following Jabba's demise.[12] He was eventually reactivated to work for Boba Fett.[5]


"This 8D-series smelter droid was reprogrammed to deliver punishment to his mechanical brethren. And this synthetic sadist seemed to enjoy every moment of it!"

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] 8D8 also loved to listen to Sy Snootles albums to sensor-shattering levels.[8]

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 scenes[]

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.[13] In The Book of Boba Fett he is voiced by Matt Berry.[5]



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