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'''E-3PO''' units were a subset of the [[3PO-series protocol droid]] line. Developed for [[Galactic Empire|Imperial]] use, E-3POs possessed the [[TechSpan I]] propriety module, which allowed them to interface with a wide variety of networks employed by the Galactic Empire. Their obscure and rare status led to E-3PO units developing arrogant, superior, and haughty attitudes, which would gain them a degree of notoriety throughout [[the galaxy]].
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'''E-3PO''' units were a subset of the [[3PO-series protocol droid]] line. Developed for [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Imperial]] use, E-3POs possessed the [[TechSpan I]] propriety module, which allowed them to interface with a wide variety of networks employed by the Galactic Empire. Their obscure and rare status led to E-3PO units developing arrogant, superior, and haughty attitudes, which would gain them a degree of notoriety throughout [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]].
   
During the [[Galactic Civil War]], the E-3PO production line on [[Mechis III]] was commandeered by the megalomaniac [[assassin droid]] [[IG-88A]]. Supplanting their standard programming with his own sleeper version, IG-88A had the E-3PO [[droid]]s serve as his [[Spy|spies]] throughout the galaxy as part of his [[Droid Revolution]]. While normally, the new programming would eventually become evident, the natural demeanor of the E-3POs masked it.
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During the [[Galactic Civil War/Legends|Galactic Civil War]], the E-3PO production line on [[Mechis III/Legends|Mechis III]] was commandeered by the megalomaniac [[Assassin droid/Legends|assassin droid]] [[IG-88A]]. Supplanting their standard programming with his own sleeper version, IG-88A had the E-3PO [[Droid/Legends|droids]] serve as his [[Spy/Legends|spies]] throughout the galaxy as part of his [[Droid Revolution]]. While normally, the new programming would eventually become evident, the natural demeanor of the E-3POs masked it.
   
 
==Functions and capabilities==
 
==Functions and capabilities==
A subset of the [[3PO-series protocol droid]] model, E-3PO units possessed the [[TechSpan I]] module, which allowed them to interface with [[Galactic Empire|Imperial]] networks. It also allowed them to interact with rare or obscure technologies produced by Imperial subcontractors. The E-3PO units, greatly limited and highly expensive, were aware of their prestigious status, and the awareness was, in turn, reflected in their metaprogramming. In time, E-3PO units would exhibit a superior attitude, and haughty behavior. In keeping with their limited numbers, E-3PO units rarely applied identifiers to their serial number, often just going by the name of "E-3PO."<ref name="db" />
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A subset of the [[3PO-series protocol droid]] model, E-3PO units possessed the [[TechSpan I]] module, which allowed them to interface with [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Imperial]] networks. It also allowed them to interact with rare or obscure technologies produced by Imperial subcontractors. The E-3PO units, greatly limited and highly expensive, were aware of their prestigious status, and the awareness was, in turn, reflected in their metaprogramming. In time, E-3PO units would exhibit a superior attitude, and haughty behavior. In keeping with their limited numbers, E-3PO units rarely applied identifiers to their serial number, often just going by the name of "E-3PO."<ref name="db" />
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
The E-3PO line of [[protocol droid]]s was produced during the [[Galactic Civil War]] on the [[factory world]] of [[Mechis III]]. Given the TechSpan I technology, their purpose was to interact with many different kinds of disparate Imperial networks. In time, the E-3PO units became aware of their own exclusivity, and became notoriously brusque and rude by protocol [[droid]] standards. That flaw in their personality and programming inspired [[IG-88A]] to use the E-3POs as his [[Spy|spies]] throughout [[the galaxy]] to help implement his [[Droid Revolution]]. His own sleeper programming, which caused personality aberrations, was masked by the natural temperament of the E-3PO. Modifying the droids on Mechis III, he dispatched scores of Imperial commissioned droids throughout the galaxy, with their alterations totally unknown to their owners.<ref name="db" />
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The E-3PO line of [[Protocol droid/Legends|protocol droids]] was produced during the [[Galactic Civil War/Legends|Galactic Civil War]] on the [[factory world]] of [[Mechis III/Legends|Mechis III]]. Given the TechSpan I technology, their purpose was to interact with many different kinds of disparate Imperial networks. In time, the E-3PO units became aware of their own exclusivity, and became notoriously brusque and rude by protocol [[Droid/Legends|droid]] standards. That flaw in their personality and programming inspired [[IG-88A]] to use the E-3POs as his [[Spy/Legends|spies]] throughout [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]] to help implement his [[Droid Revolution]]. His own sleeper programming, which caused personality aberrations, was masked by the natural temperament of the E-3PO. Modifying the droids on Mechis III, he dispatched scores of Imperial commissioned droids throughout the galaxy, with their alterations totally unknown to their owners.<ref name="db" />
   
Following the first demise of [[Galactic Emperor|Emperor]] [[Palpatine]] during the [[Battle of Endor]] and the subsequent rise of the [[New Republic]], [[New Republic Intelligence Service]] agents were able to acquire an [[E-3PO (Bespin)|E-3PO unit]] that had served on [[Cloud City]], [[Bespin]]. Unfortunately for the agents, the E-3PO's TechSpan I module had been removed.<ref name="db" />
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Following the first demise of [[Galactic Emperor/Legends|Emperor]] [[Palpatine/Legends|Palpatine]] during the [[Battle of Endor/Legends|Battle of Endor]] and the subsequent rise of the [[New Republic/Legends|New Republic]], [[New Republic Intelligence Service]] agents were able to acquire an [[E-3PO (Bespin)/Legends|E-3PO unit]] that had served on [[Cloud City/Legends|Cloud City]], [[Bespin/Legends|Bespin]]. Unfortunately for the agents, the E-3PO's TechSpan I module had been removed.<ref name="db" />
   
 
==E-3PO units in the galaxy==
 
==E-3PO units in the galaxy==
 
[[File:E-3POandC-3PO.jpg|thumb|left|250px|C-3PO meets Cloud City's E-3PO]]
 
[[File:E-3POandC-3PO.jpg|thumb|left|250px|C-3PO meets Cloud City's E-3PO]]
During the early stages of the Galactic Civil War, an E-3PO droid served aboard the [[PLY-3500]] ''[[Nova's Heart]]'', a [[Yacht|space yacht]] that was owned by the [[holostar]] [[Javul Charn]]. The droid acted as the vessel's steward and when the [[smuggler]] [[Dash Rendar]] and his associate [[Eaden Vrill]] were invited aboard the ship<ref name="SG" /> in [[2 BBY]]<ref>{{Blog|eeusuestornii|11|A bit about the new novels.....|Had a slight weapons malfunction. But everything's perfectly all right now.|Sue Rostoni}}</ref> to act as [[bodyguard]]s to Charn, the E-3PO droid greeted the pair and showed them to their quarters aboard the yacht.<ref name="SG" />
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During the early stages of the Galactic Civil War, an E-3PO droid served aboard the [[PLY-3500]] ''[[Nova's Heart]]'', a [[Yacht/Legends|space yacht]] that was owned by the [[holostar]] [[Javul Charn]]. The droid acted as the vessel's steward and when the [[Smuggler/Legends|smuggler]] [[Dash Rendar/Legends|Dash Rendar]] and his associate [[Eaden Vrill]] were invited aboard the ship<ref name="SG">''[[Shadow Games]]''</ref> in [[2 BBY/Legends|2 BBY]]<ref>{{Blog|eeusuestornii|11|A bit about the new novels.....|Had a slight weapons malfunction. But everything's perfectly all right now.|Sue Rostoni}}</ref> to act as [[Bodyguard/Legends|bodyguards]] to Charn, the E-3PO droid greeted the pair and showed them to their quarters aboard the yacht.<ref name="SG" />
   
Originally assigned to [[Anakin Skywalker|Darth Vader's]] [[Death Squadron]], [[E-3PO (Bespin)|one particular E-3PO]] unit was transferred to Cloud City, where he served as a translator for [[Ugnaught]] engineers.<ref name="db" /> In [[3 ABY]], he was able to assist [[IG-88B]], by passing on information about the rival [[bounty hunter]] [[Boba Fett]], who was present on Cloud City.<ref name="tia" /> The Cloud City-based E-3PO would later have his TechSpan I module removed by an engineer that had tired of his miserable and abrasive attitude.<ref name="db" />
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Originally assigned to [[Anakin Skywalker/Legends|Darth Vader's]] [[Death Squadron/Legends|Death Squadron]], [[E-3PO (Bespin)/Legends|one particular E-3PO]] unit was transferred to Cloud City, where he served as a translator for [[Ugnaught/Legends|Ugnaught]] engineers.<ref name="db" /> In [[3 ABY/Legends|3 ABY]], he was able to assist [[IG-88B]], by passing on information about the rival [[Bounty hunter/Legends|bounty hunter]] [[Boba Fett/Legends|Boba Fett]], who was present on Cloud City.<ref name="tia" /> The Cloud City-based E-3PO would later have his TechSpan I module removed by an engineer that had tired of his miserable and abrasive attitude.<ref name="db" />
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
First appearing in [[Irvin Kershner]]'s [[Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back|''Star Wars'': Episode V ''The Empire Strikes Back'']], the E-3PO model of droid was first given its name in the [[Star Wars Customizable Card Game|''Star Wars'' Customizable Card Game]]. The backstory of the droid subset was later established by "[[The Phantom Calamari]]" and "[[ejmacki]]" through [[StarWars.com]]'s [[Hyperspace: The Official Star Wars Fan Club|Hyperspace]] feature, "[[What's The Story?]]". The [[Databank (original)|Databank]] entry chosen featured introductory text by [[Tyler Fisher]]. Information from the entry was later used in [[2008]]'s ''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''. The [[2004]] [[Star Wars Roleplaying Game|role-playing]] adventure ''[[Contract AA23 (roleplaying adventure)|Contract AA23]]'' also featured a protocol droid named [[E-3PO (Clone Wars)|E-3PO]], although the adventure did not clarify whether the droid was of the E-3PO class.
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First appearing in [[Irvin Kershner]]'s [[Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back|''Star Wars'': Episode V ''The Empire Strikes Back'']], the E-3PO model of droid was first given its name in the [[Star Wars Customizable Card Game|''Star Wars'' Customizable Card Game]]. The backstory of the droid subset was later established by "[[The Phantom Calamari]]" and "[[ejmacki]]" through [[StarWars.com]]'s [[Hyperspace: The Official Star Wars Fan Club|Hyperspace]] feature, "[[What's The Story?]]". The [[Databank (original)|Databank]] entry chosen featured introductory text by [[Tyler Fisher]]. Information from the entry was later used in [[2008]]'s ''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''. The [[2004]] [[Star Wars Roleplaying Game|role-playing]] adventure [[Contract AA23 (roleplaying adventure)|''Contract AA23'']] also featured a protocol droid named [[E-3PO (Clone Wars)|E-3PO]], although the adventure did not clarify whether the droid was of the E-3PO class.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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*''[[C-3PO: Tales of the Golden Droid]]''
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*[[Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide (real-life book)|''Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide'']]
 
*{{TCG|set=Rogues and Scoundrels|link=http://www.wizards.com/swtcg/swtcg_autocard.asp?name=E-3P0%5B(A)|cardname=E-3P0}}
 
*{{TCG|set=Rogues and Scoundrels|link=http://www.wizards.com/swtcg/swtcg_autocard.asp?name=E-3P0%5B(A)|cardname=E-3P0}}
 
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"E chu ta!"
"How rude!"
―E-3PO and C-3PO[src]

E-3PO units were a subset of the 3PO-series protocol droid line. Developed for Imperial use, E-3POs possessed the TechSpan I propriety module, which allowed them to interface with a wide variety of networks employed by the Galactic Empire. Their obscure and rare status led to E-3PO units developing arrogant, superior, and haughty attitudes, which would gain them a degree of notoriety throughout the galaxy.

During the Galactic Civil War, the E-3PO production line on Mechis III was commandeered by the megalomaniac assassin droid IG-88A. Supplanting their standard programming with his own sleeper version, IG-88A had the E-3PO droids serve as his spies throughout the galaxy as part of his Droid Revolution. While normally, the new programming would eventually become evident, the natural demeanor of the E-3POs masked it.

Functions and capabilitiesEdit

A subset of the 3PO-series protocol droid model, E-3PO units possessed the TechSpan I module, which allowed them to interface with Imperial networks. It also allowed them to interact with rare or obscure technologies produced by Imperial subcontractors. The E-3PO units, greatly limited and highly expensive, were aware of their prestigious status, and the awareness was, in turn, reflected in their metaprogramming. In time, E-3PO units would exhibit a superior attitude, and haughty behavior. In keeping with their limited numbers, E-3PO units rarely applied identifiers to their serial number, often just going by the name of "E-3PO."[1]

HistoryEdit

The E-3PO line of protocol droids was produced during the Galactic Civil War on the factory world of Mechis III. Given the TechSpan I technology, their purpose was to interact with many different kinds of disparate Imperial networks. In time, the E-3PO units became aware of their own exclusivity, and became notoriously brusque and rude by protocol droid standards. That flaw in their personality and programming inspired IG-88A to use the E-3POs as his spies throughout the galaxy to help implement his Droid Revolution. His own sleeper programming, which caused personality aberrations, was masked by the natural temperament of the E-3PO. Modifying the droids on Mechis III, he dispatched scores of Imperial commissioned droids throughout the galaxy, with their alterations totally unknown to their owners.[1]

Following the first demise of Emperor Palpatine during the Battle of Endor and the subsequent rise of the New Republic, New Republic Intelligence Service agents were able to acquire an E-3PO unit that had served on Cloud City, Bespin. Unfortunately for the agents, the E-3PO's TechSpan I module had been removed.[1]

E-3PO units in the galaxyEdit

E-3POandC-3PO

C-3PO meets Cloud City's E-3PO

During the early stages of the Galactic Civil War, an E-3PO droid served aboard the PLY-3500 Nova's Heart, a space yacht that was owned by the holostar Javul Charn. The droid acted as the vessel's steward and when the smuggler Dash Rendar and his associate Eaden Vrill were invited aboard the ship[3] in 2 BBY[4] to act as bodyguards to Charn, the E-3PO droid greeted the pair and showed them to their quarters aboard the yacht.[3]

Originally assigned to Darth Vader's Death Squadron, one particular E-3PO unit was transferred to Cloud City, where he served as a translator for Ugnaught engineers.[1] In 3 ABY, he was able to assist IG-88B, by passing on information about the rival bounty hunter Boba Fett, who was present on Cloud City.[2] The Cloud City-based E-3PO would later have his TechSpan I module removed by an engineer that had tired of his miserable and abrasive attitude.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

First appearing in Irvin Kershner's Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, the E-3PO model of droid was first given its name in the Star Wars Customizable Card Game. The backstory of the droid subset was later established by "The Phantom Calamari" and "ejmacki" through StarWars.com's Hyperspace feature, "What's The Story?". The Databank entry chosen featured introductory text by Tyler Fisher. Information from the entry was later used in 2008's The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. The 2004 role-playing adventure Contract AA23 also featured a protocol droid named E-3PO, although the adventure did not clarify whether the droid was of the E-3PO class.

AppearancesEdit

Non-canon appearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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