The IG-RM bodyguard and enforcer droid, more commonly known as the IG-RM thug droid and sometimes known as the IG-RM war droid, or IG-RM assassin droid, was a security droid model manufactured by Holowan Laboratories. They were commonly used as enforcers, and as such proved popular with gangsters. Cikatro Vizago, a crime lord on Lothal during the reign of the Galactic Empire, employed IG-RM thug droids to conduct his criminal operations. The Mining Guild also made use of these droids on ore crawlers.
History[edit | edit source]
Following Order 66, Kalleran smuggler Janus Kasmir and his friend, former Jedi Padawan, Caleb Dume, stole several of these from a warehouse in Plateau City on Kaller. Kasmir then used one to break Dume out of his cell.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The design of the IG-RM thug droid was developed from an early piece of concept art developed for IG-88 by artist Ralph McQuarrie. The name IG-RM is a reference to the Original Trilogy concept artist Ralph McQuarrie.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Kanan 3 (Appears in case only)
- Kanan 4
- Rebel Rising
- (First appearance) (Appears in hologram)
- Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion
- The Rebellion Begins (First identified as IG-RM war droid)
- Star Wars Rebels – "Droids in Distress"
- "Rebel Bluff"—Star Wars Insider 158
- Star Wars Rebels – "Rebel Resolve"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Brothers of the Broken Horn"
- "The Beast Within"—Star Wars Rebels Animation-Magazine 3 (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Rebels – "Crawler Commandeers"
- Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original
- Star Wars 16
- Star Wars 17
- Star Wars 18
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide (First identified as IG-RM thug droid)
- Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head (First identified as IG-RM bodyguard and enforcer droid)
- Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook (First identified as IG-RM assassin droid) (Appears in sketches)
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 156
- Facebook Star Wars Rebels photo collection
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 25 (Databank A-Z: Hydroid Medusas–Imperial Academies)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Dawn of Rebellion (First identified as IG-RM-series Enforcer Droid)
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Droidography
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- (as "thug droid)