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For other uses, see Assassin (disambiguation).
"Assassin droids are incredibly dangerous. They're walking armories, complete with integrated concussion grenade launchers and flamethrowers."

IG-88, a famous assassin droid

Assassin droids,[2] also known as war droids,[3] were a type of droid built specifically for the purpose of assassination. They were independently programmed, answering to no masters,[2] but could be programmed to serve one or more masters.[4] The company Holowan Laboratories produced a model of assassin droid known as the IG-86 sentinel droid, which were used as enforcers by criminal elements.[5] Other assassin droids included the BT-1 assassin droids and 0-0-0 produced by the Galactic Empire's Tarkin Initiative,[4] and the droid bounty hunters IG-88,[6] IG-90,[7] and IG-11.[8] The Imperial Security Bureau and Imperial Army Intelligence utilized the E522 assassin droid for use of black op missions. The Rebel Alliance's Intelligence also later used it.[9]

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BT-1 and 0-0-0 Villain Pack art

Assassin droids 0-0-0 and BT-1

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  • Topps logo 2021 Topps Star Wars Bounty Hunters
  • Topps logo 2021 Topps Star Wars Bounty Hunters (Card: IG-88) (backup link)
  • Topps logo 2021 Topps Star Wars Bounty Hunters – Feared Mercenaries Die-Cuts (Card: IG-88) (backup link)

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