K2-B4 was a T-series tactical droid who served the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. K2-B4 was assigned to a defense fleet within the Lola Sayu system, in orbit of her superior Commandant Osi Sobeck's prison-planet, Lola Sayu, known for the Citadel that was wardened by the Phindian commander.
Biography[edit | edit source]
During the Clone Wars, K2-B4 assisted Commander Osi Sobeck in guarding Jedi Master Even Piell, Captain Wilhuff Tarkin and their officers while they were being tortured for information on the Nexus Route. K2-B4 then scanned a supply shuttle's cargo. However, K2-B4 then informed Sobeck that the supply shuttle never arrived.
K2-B4 then informed Sobeck that Count Dooku was waiting to speak with him via hologram. Sobeck was forced to disappoint Dooku, and subsequently ordered K2-B4 to never surprise him with a transmission from the Count ever again. K2-B4 then discovered the missing supply shuttle and had R2-D2's battle droids taken to the interrogation center. She was later aware of the reprogramming and alerted all Citadel guards to capture them.
K2-B4 was then placed in command of the blockade aboard a Lucrehulk-class Battleship to ensure that nothing would get through. However, when a rescue fleet under the command of four Jedi Masters arrived, K2-B4 failed to prevent them from entering the planet's atmosphere, and the Jedi successfully extracted the remaining members of the team as they headed back to Coruscant.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
K2-B4 was named by the production crew for the basketball player Kobe Bryant, who wore a basketball jersey accompanied by the number 24 during the latter part of his career. The droid's color scheme reflects that of Bryant's team, the Los Angeles Lakers, who had won a championship as the model for K2-B4 was completed.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Citadel" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Counterattack"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Citadel Rescue"
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (First identified as K2-B4)
- Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition – Sith Infiltrator Expansion Pack (Card: )