G8-R3 was an astromech droid in the service of the Royal Naboo Security Forces in 32 BBY. He had the head of an R5-unit on the body of an R2-unit. He was destroyed by a blaster bolt fired by the Trade Federation ships blockading Naboo while attempting to repair Queen Amidala's royal starship as it fled the planet.
Behind the scenes
In Star Wars Insider 58's Star Wars Q&A section, Pablo Hidalgo explains that droid names are usually fragments of much longer serial numbers. He uses G8-R3 as an example, speculating that his real name might have been something like "R5-X41238-G8-R3-3124-D2."
- Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Secret Life of Droids