During the invasion of the planet Naboo by the Trade Federation, it served as the personal astromech unit of Ric Olié, a pilot who served in the Bravo Flight group of the Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps, a wing of the Royal Naboo Security Forces whose job it was to protect the Monarch of Naboo. While Olié left Naboo to accompany Queen Padmé Amidala to the galactic capital Coruscant, R2-A6 remained behind in the Theed Royal Palace's hangar docked into an N-1 starfighter. When Olié returned as part of an effort to liberate Naboo, he boarded the starfighter carrying R2-A6 and launched out of the palace, joining his squadmates in attacking the Lucrehulk-class Battleship Vuutun Palaa. The battleship was eventually destroyed by the young pilot Anakin Skywalker, and the Trade Federation were successfully driven off Naboo.
Behind the scenesEdit
R2-A6 first appeared in the film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, which was released in 1999 and did not name the droid. It was named when it received its own action figure in the Star Wars Legends Star Wars: Episode I toy line made by Hasbro Inc. later that year. The designation was confirmed to be canon when it appeared in the "Twilight of the Republic" toy box in the video game Disney Infinity 3.0 in 2015. Despite the game being non-canon, Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo confirmed on Twitter that the names provided by the game were considered canon.
- Disney Infinity 3.0 (First identified as R2-A6)