- "We have been without an interpreter since our master got angry with our last protocol droid and disintegrated him."
- ―EV-9D9 and C-3PO
A masculine protocol droid served as the interpreter of the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure until he angered his master and was disintegrated, reducing the droid to a pile of scrap. In the year 4 ABY, EV-9D9, the sadistic supervisor of Jabba's Palace's droid pool, later told C-3PO, Jabba's new interpreter, of his predecessor's fate and gestured towards the droid's remains, which had been dumped near the door of a furnace in her torture chamber.
Behind the scenesEdit
Originally created for Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this protocol droid was first mentioned in a Star Wars Legends novelization of the film written by James Kahn and released on May 12, 1983, thirteen days before the film was released in theaters on May 25. His remains first appeared in Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!, a 2015 canon young readers novelization of Return of the Jedi written by Tom Angleberger.
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First mentioned)
- Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! (First appearance) (Parts only)
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Indirect mention only)