The OOM-series battle droid, also known as the OOM-mark, was the predecessor to the B1-series battle droid. OOM command battle droids, OOM pilot battle droids, and OOM-series security droids were part of the line. The OOM-series was used before the Trade Federation built their army of B1 battle droids and in the Invasion of Naboo. At some point before the invasion, the OOM-series became a mark of the B1 battle droid line. They were also used throughout the Clone Wars. B1-268 was an OOM command battle droid under the command of General Kalani in the Separatist holdout on Agamar during the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire.
- OOM-series security droid—battle droids designed for security, also known as Specialist Droids. These battle droid were identifiable by the distinctive red markings on the back of the head and body. They were used in the Invasion of Naboo by the Trade Federation and were incorporated into the Separatist Droid Army, tasked to serve as security at locations like the prison the Citadel, or the Providence-class dreadnought Invisible Hand, and act as snipers and special infantry for battles against the Republic.
- OOM pilot battle droid
- OOM command battle droid
Behind the scenesEdit
The concept of the "OOM-series" was first introduced in Star Wars Legends for the Roleplaying Game, inspired by the designation of commander battle droid OOM-9. The series name was later brought into canon through Star Wars: Build Your Own R2-D2 30.
Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition stated the OOM-series was created before the B1-series. However, 2015's Ultimate Star Wars and 2019's Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition both contain battle droid pages that list the model as B1. Therefore, all information on the page applies to the B1 battle droid, but the section also mentions the security, pilot, and command droids that The Complete Visual Dictionary treated as predecessors. Additionally, both versions of Ultimate Star Wars state that OOM-9 is an OOM command battle droid and a B1. Another 2019 reference book, Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition, similarly included a battle droid page that listed the droid type as a B1, but it also included information on pilot battle droids. Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars: Droidography both also state B1s served as pilot droids. The battle droid Databank entry on StarWars.com does not mention a difference in model despite including information involving B1s and OOMs. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary later established that the OOM-series was a mark of the B1 line. Given these contradictions, and as both versions of Ultimate Star Wars state OOM-9 was specially programmed to be a command unit for the Invasion of Naboo, this article assumes the OOM-series was originally the predecessor to the B1 line, but they eventually became a mark of the latter series before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
- (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Build Your Own R2-D2 30 (Droid Directory: B1-series Battle Droids Part 1) (First identified as OOM-series battle droid)
- Star Wars: Build Your Own R2-D2 31 (Droid Directory: B1-series Battle Droids Part 2)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as OOM-mark)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- ↑ 6.0 6.1
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Citadel"
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Star Wars Rebels – "The Last Battle"
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Star Wars Battlefront II
- ↑ Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition
- ↑ Star Wars: Droidography
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- ↑ (Image caption 2)