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R2-X2 was a green and white[5] R2 series astromech droid that served in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War against the Galactic Empire.[2] In 0 BBY,[1] it was at the Alliance's headquarters within the Great Temple on the moon of Yavin 4 and attended a briefing by General Jan Dodonna on the Alliance's plans to attack the Imperial Death Star superweapon. R2-X2 was then later loaded into the astromech socket of a T-65B X-wing starfighter in the temple's hangar bay which soon launched as part of Red Squadron to destroy the Death Star.[2] It flew with Theron Nett as Red Ten[6] but both were killed when their X-wing starfighter was shot down.[2]

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R2-X2 first appeared in the 1977 original trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[2] The droid was then first identified on a card in the "Premiere Limited" set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game released in 1995.[7] The name was then first used in canon by the video game Disney Infinity 3.0 when it was released on August 30, 2015.[5] Despite the game's non-canon status, Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo confirmed on Twitter that the names it uses for film characters are considered canon.[8]

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