- "This R2 unit has a bad motivator."
- ―Luke Skywalker, inspecting R5-D4
A motivator was a type of device found in R5 units such as R5-D4, and starships such as the Millennium Falcon. If defective they could blow out explosively, potentially sabotaging the entire droid.
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