- "But that’s where you’ll want to go first—Mubo’s Droid Depot. He’s a reasonable fellow, if not to everyone’s taste."
- ―Salju suggests Vi Moradi speak with Mubo
Biography[edit | edit source]
Life as a droid builder[edit | edit source]
- "Hey, look, Bakkar. I've reprogrammed 8D-J8 four, five, six times already. You're never happy!"
"Mubo...you need to do it again or I'm going to put a restraining bolt on him."
- ―Bakkar demands Mubo reprogram 8D-J8
Mubo was an Utai male and a sixth-generation droid builder native to the Outer Rim planet Batuu. As owner of the Droid Depot shop, he was responsible for programming many of the droids throughout Black Spire Outpost, the planet's largest settlement. One such droid was the pilot droid RX-24, which he purchased from Savi & Son Salvage and repurposed into a DJ, named R-3X, to perform at Oga's Cantina. Oga Garra, the proprietor of the cantina and ruler of Black Spire Outpost, considered the droid as payment of Mubo's debts, allowing the Utai to become the only person in the settlement to have fully paid Garra his dues.
Mubo also reprogrammed the pitmaster droid, 8D-J8, for Bakkar, owner of the Ronto Roasters restaurant. 8D-J8's job was to turn the spit, though he had aspirations of becoming a master chef. The droid's constant rambling about his dreams annoyed Bakkar, who had Mubo reprogram the droid several times.
Assisting Vi Moradi[edit | edit source]
- "Oh. Yes. I see now. Half of a PK-Ultra droid and an arm. That’s your unit out front, isn’t it? I thought the price was too good, but it was the sob story that drew me in."
- ―Mubo to Moradi
Following the arrival of Resistance agent Vi Moradi on Batuu in 34 ABY, during which her ship crashed into the forests outside Black Spire Outpost, Moradi's PK-Ultra worker droid, Pook, was partially salvaged by Jerdan and Royce, two of Oga Garra's goons. The duo sold the droid parts to Mubo, and upon seeing them outside his shop, Salju, the owner of the nearby Black Spire Station, introduced Moradi to the Utai in hopes of getting her back the parts. After being convinced and moved by Moradi's story, Mubo agreed to sell her back the parts for the same price he paid for them, and he offered to repair the droid on top of it as a gesture of kindness.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire audiobook
- "Black Spire: Return to a Shattered Planet"—Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge—Droid Depot (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Datapad – "Droid Problems" (Screenshots: 1, 2, 3) (First pictured)
Sources[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu
- Official backstory elements for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge state that Mubo is in his thirties at the time of the theme park land's setting. Since the Mission to Batuu, which takes place during the land's story, is dated to 34 ABY by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, Mubo's birth must have taken place between 5 BBY and 4 ABY.
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire
- Droid Depot has backstory elements that, though not directly published for the public, are officially canon details that can be obtained verbally from cast members working in the store.
- Star Wars: Datapad – "Droid Problems" (Screenshots: 1, 2, 3)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- Breznican, Anthony (2019-02-27). A guide to the shops of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Dok-Ondar's antiques, Savi's lightsabers, and Mobu's droid depot. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on August 7, 2020. Retrieved on February 28, 2019.