The plasma battle droid was a gargantuan, 12-foot version of the standard B1 battle droid used by the Trade Federation. They fired lightning-like plasma blasts that were powerful enough to overwhelm even a Jedi lightsaber. They were designed to disrupt enemy infrastructure, and as a result were poorly-defended.[1]

These rare units were distinguished from their B1 battle droid cousins by the green coloration of the droid's shoulder plates and enormous height. Plasma battle droids' blasts and appearance made them both formidable and deadly, however they were extremely inaccurate as well as clumsy.

In 32 BBY,[3] they were used to guard the Theed Hangar Great Hall for a short time during the Invasion of Naboo. Neither droid survived when attacked by Jedi warriors, soon after the Fall of Theed. Several more were found in the swamps near the Gungan Ruins, but they suffered the same fate as their predecessors.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Plasma battle droids appear in the 2000 video game Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles. Their appearance in a mission contradicts Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. In the game, the Jedi face two plasma battle droids, whereas in the film they face a contingent of battle droids.



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles
  3. The video game itself refers to its events taking place during the Invasion of Naboo. The New Essential Chronology establishes on page 40 that the invasion happens in 32 BBY.
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