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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.


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.[4] He became devoted to EV-9D9,[5] a feminine EV-series supervisor droid that served as chief of Cyborg Operations,[6] and assisted her in terroizing the palace's droid pool[2] to ensure they knew their place.[1]


A powered-down 8D8

In the year 0 BBY,[7] 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.[8] After the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker gifted Jabba R2-D2 and C-3PO[9] in 4 ABY,[10] shortly before the Battle of Endor, 8D8 was torturing[9] a GNK-series power droid[2] while EV-9D9 assigned the new acquisitions positions in the droid pool.[9] He was temporarily deactivated[11] following Jabba's demise.[12]


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 scenes

8D8 was created for the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi,[9] where he was realized as a puppet that shared its body structure with BG-J38.[13]



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