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"You know, you're not so bad. For a droid."
―The Mandalorian and IG-11[src]

IG-11 (pronounced as Eyegee-Eleven) was a masculine IG-series droid who worked as a bounty hunter around 9 ABY. Part of a series of assassin droids largely outlawed in the galaxy, IG-11 was programmed to follow protocols of the Bounty Hunters' Guild, and had built-in last-ditch failsafes to prevent himself from being captured while working as a hired gun.[4]

The droid had a thin body built on an armored substrate that could withstand repeated assaults, and was both reliable and durable.[4] He was direct, unaware of sarcasm, and did not know how to lie, making him childlike.[5] He was often mistaken for IG-88, a famous bounty hunter droid.[6]

Around 9 ABY, IG-11 was destroyed by the Mandalorian while attempting to kill the Child.


"You are a Guild member? I thought I was the only one on assignment."
"That makes two of us.
―IG-11 and the Mandalorian[src]

Around 9 ABY,[7] IG-11 was dispatched to the planet of Arvala-7 to terminate the "asset." Arriving at an heavily guarded outpost, he dispatched a number of Nikto mercenaries after they refused to comply with subparagraph sixteen of the Bondsman Guild Protocol waiver—which stated that they were required to produce the asset to IG-11. After dispensing a number of guards, the droid encountered another bounty hunter, known as "the Mandalorian," by surprise and shot him, knocking him down. Having not been injured, the Mandalorian offered to split the bounty on the asset and the droid agreed so long as it would obtain the reputation merits associated with the mission. While speaking to the Mandalorian, the pair was ambushed by more mercenaries who managed to corner the bounty hunters and overwhelm them. In compliance with its programming, IG-11 attempted to initiate its self-destruct sequence to ensure that it wouldn't fall into enemy hands.[1]

The Mandalorian and the Asset

The Mandalorian shot IG-11 to save the asset.

The Mandalorian managed to convince the droid to continue fighting, eventually using IG-11 to distract a Nikto-manned turret so the Mandalorian could hijack it and use it to eliminate the remaining mercenaries. With the outpost's defenders terminated, IG-11 and the Mandalorian proceeded to use the hijacked turret to cut through a blast door and enter the outpost. Inside, they located the asset, which was revealed to be an infant member of the same species as famed Jedi Grand Master Yoda. Despite the Mandalorian insisting they keep the child alive, IG-11 protested, stating that the commission stated clearly that the target was to be terminated (contrary to the Mandalorian's assignment which preferred the target to be captured and brought in). Raising his blaster to complete the task, IG-11 was shot and destroyed by the Mandalorian, saving the infant child.[1]


IG-11 had a thermal detonator built into him as a self-destruct mechanism in case he was at threat of being captured.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

"[IG-11] is very innocent and direct and doesn't know about sarcasm and doesn't know how to lie. It's like a child with a gun."
―Taika Waititi[src]

IG-11 was a character created for the live-action television series, The Mandalorian. A picture of IG-11 was revealed on Jon Favreau's instagram on December 25, 2018.[8]

The character is voiced by Taika Waititi,[6] who stated his character was very innocent and like a child armed with a gun.[5] His motion-capture is provided by Rio Hackford.[1]

Dave Filoni deliberately chose to create a new IG assassin droid so as not to contradict the Legends stories about IG-88.[9]



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