"OOM-9, we are commencing flanking maneuvers on the Naboo."

EEK-176 was a B1 battle droid manufactured to serve in the Trade Federation Droid Army. In 32 BBY, the Trade Federation invaded the planet Naboo, and EEK-176 participated in the initial landing on the world by leading a group of droids to assist command battle droid OOM-9 in the attack of the city of Vis.

Biography[edit | edit source]

EEK-176 was a B1 battle droid[1]—a model under the B-series of battle droids—who was given masculine programming.[2] Like all B1 battle droids, EEK-176 served in the Droid Army of the galactic corporation known as the Trade Federation.[1] In the year 32 BBY, under the influence of the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, the Trade Federation launched a full-scale invasion of the planet Naboo in protest of a legislation passed by the Senate of the Galactic Republic allowing the taxation of trade routes.[3] During the Federation's landing on Naboo, EEK-176 commanded a group of droids that landed near the city Vis.[1]

The Droid Army targeted Vis because of its transmitter, which, if not destroyed, would allow the people of Naboo to spread word of the invasion back to the Republic, damaging the Federation's plans. EEK-176 waited for command battle droid OOM-9 to reach the city, and upon his arrival both droids began a flanking maneuver on Vis. The Federation droids overcame the Naboo soldiers in the city and destroyed the Vis transmitter. EEK-176's droids later assisted OOM-9 in taking two other cities that housed transmitters, New Centrif and Parrlay, preventing the Naboo from contacting the Republic.[1]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

EEK-176 was given command of a small group of droids in the Trade Federation Army, and in the Invasion of Naboo he was able to successfully assist OOM-9 in his attack on Vis.[1] Like all B1 battle droids, EK-176 wielded an E-5 blaster rifle and was 1.91 meters tall.[2] The droid's head and some other parts of its body were colored white, while the rest was brown.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

EEK-176 first appeared in the 2001 PC video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, in which he was voiced by Murphy Dunn. In the first level of the Trade Federation campaign, entitled "Beachhead," the player attacks Vis, and EEK-176's voice is heard telling OOM-9 that his forces are flanking Vis. In the game's level editor, EEK-176 is a unique character that can be placed in custom-made player levels.[1]

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