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"R4, be careful! You have a—"
―Obi-Wan Kenobi warns R4 just before her destruction[2]

R4-P17, nicknamed R4, was a feminine R4-P astromech droid that was assigned to Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, prior to and throughout the Clone Wars. She was destroyed by a buzz droid during the Battle of Coruscant.


R4-P17 in the droid socket of Kenobi's starfighter

R4-P17 was manufactured by Industrial Automaton sometime prior to the Clone Wars.[3] A model of the R4-P[5] sub-line of the R4 astromech,[8] the feminine astromech droid accompanied Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi to Kamino and Geonosis as the Jedi sought to uncover the mysteries behind the assassination attempts on Naboo senator Padmé Amidala that occurred on the galactic capital Coruscant.[4]

During the final days of the Clone Wars, R4-P17 joined Obi-Wan Kenobi once again aboard his Eta-2 Actis-class light interceptor in a battle above Coruscant. During the battle, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker approached Separatist General Grievous' flagship, the Invisible Hand, in an attempt to rescue the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. As the two Jedi neared the flagship they encountered attacks from Pistoeka sabotage droids; during the attack, R4's dome was torn apart by a buzz droid, ending her career.[2]

She was later replaced by R4-G9 as Kenobi's companion droid during his travel to the planet Utapau.[2]

Personality and traits[]

R4 had a female personality and showed bravery against Separatists.[3]

Skills and abilities[]

"R4, prepare to jettison spare part canisters."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi to R4-P17[4]

As a product of Industrial Automaton, R4 was designed to qualify as a hyperspace navigator to calculating lightspeed jumps. she was also an engineer for repair and maintenance.[3]


R4 protects Kenobi's starfighter from Jawas.

R4 had an electro-shock prod, which she used to protect Kenobi's Delta-7B Aethersprite-class light interceptor from Jawas during a visit to Jabba's Palace.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

R4-P17 first appeared in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, the second installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.[4]


Non-canon appearances[]


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