S2-M8 was an R-series astromech droid with masculine programming that was manufactured by Industrial Automaton with blue and yellow plating and a black sensor. During the occupation of the planet Batuu by the First Order in 34 ABY, the droid took an oil bath at the droid repair station in the Service Yard of the Droid Depot in Black Spire Outpost on Batuu. The droid beeped happily as it enjoyed its bath while fellow astromech droid M5-R3 waited for its turn in the oil.
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Notes and references
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded states that all R-series astromech droids are manufactured by Industrial Automaton. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia states that all astromech droids are second class droids. As Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge establishes that S2-M8 is an R-series astromech droid, these characteristics must also apply to it.
- Service Yard has official backstory elements that, while not directly published for the public, are officially canon details that can be obtained verbally from cast members working in the area.
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge – Service Yard
- The Star Wars Book dates the Battle of Batuu, which is depicted in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge via the attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, to 34 years after Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of A New Hope to 0 BBY, therefore the events of Galaxy's Edge, including S2-M8's appearance, must take place in 34 ABY.