Behind the scenes Edit
Is it written anywhere (other than the article) that HK was named for a drop ship? There could be a myriad of reasons behind it, not the least likely of which is that as a violent droid HK-47 could be a combination of the the gun designations HK (Heckler and Koch) and AK-47 (automatic Kalashnikov 1947). Both are high standards in the firearms world, and would do well to name a violent character in a world completely unconnected to our current times. Unless a developer or writer or anyone, even a janitor, from Bioware wrote the behind the scenes, it is my opinion that it should be removed or amended to show a possibility, rather than cold hard fact. This is, afterall, an encyclopedia.--PhilCarr 13:13, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
does HK stand for Hunter-Killer? thats what i think
I agree with the OP. HK-47 seems an obvious call-out to AK-47 rifles, as well as Heckler & Koch. It could also relate to Hunter-Killer, but the numerals make the rifle the most likely source.
Main Picture Edit
Can we change the main picture to another one? I think the current one is very poor and that there are plenty of other, better ones out there. Xanofar 02:11, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
- I don't see a problem with that. It would be great if you could add some links to other pictures so that we could see them before a change is made. Cylka-talk- 02:24, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
The HK from Red Harvest Edit
I have been trying to identify the HK unit that appears in the novel. I have been listing specific things pointed out in the book, these including the following:
-"flip shields" to protect its photoreceptors from damage during combat.
-states to have been made by the Czerka Corporation.
-has built in weaponry that includes wrist mounted blasters, mortar launcher, and a flamethrower hidden in its leg.
-once its restraining bolt is removed, it no longer uses things like "Statement:" or "Query:" at the beginning of its dialogue.
-armor made of steel (probably a typo, as the equivalent in SW is Durasteel).
-at least part of its casing is chromium.
-has a built in syringe that it can use to draw blood from organics and conduct analysis for infection or toxins.
-claims to be fluent in millions of galactic languages and dialectics.
-seems to have some form of compassion as it unironiclly warns a character that they may feel a sharp sting when the HK takes the person's blood sample. He also protects another character from being infected as thanks for removing his restraining bolt.
-seems to be fully sentient, developing a hatred for the Sith enslaving it as a ordinary protocol droid. Rebelling against its master and even sacrificing itself to save allies that were in opposition to his master.
All these together do not point to any known model. The closest being the HK-51 as depicted in SWTOR due to having similar weaponry (although it lacks a flamethrower concealed in its leg) and HK-51 is the only one that starts any dialogue without the usual HK sentence identifier, though this is only when declaring various short phrases during combat. Yet this unknown model has things no other HK has, such as the ability to collect and analyse blood samples, chromium sections of its casing, flip shields for its eyes, and access to thousands of more languages/dialects than the usual HK model. The only models known to be made by Czerka are HK-01, HK-24, and HK-51. All other models were made by Revan or the Confederation of Independent Systems.
All I can conclude is that this unit, much like HK-47, is a unique custom model. I will list it as "Lord Scabrous's HK unit". I do not want to make a page specific to it until we can discern more info on it. Personally, I feel that Red Harvest's author did not know what the hell he was writing about when making this HK, but it exists as is so we must work with it.--RemingtonV (talk) 21:01, October 1, 2015 (UTC)
HK-51, Imperial Shock Droids, and GenoHaradan HK Droids the same?Edit
I asked a similar question over on HK-51's talk page about if the Imperial Shock Droid and GenoHaradan HK Droids are actually just slightly modified HK-51s, but here I'm more specifically asking if the Imperial Shock Droid and GenoHaradan HK Droids are the same models, as they are identical in appearance.--RemingtonV (talk) 02:05, March 23, 2018 (UTC)
Should we readd the HK Manufacturing Plant?Edit
While the Manufacturing plant was cut from KOTOR 2, other material makes reference to it, even having HK-47 have entered it and recruited the HK-50s in a fight against G0-T0. Should we take this out of Behind the Scenes and add a proper section to it?--RemingtonV (talk) 02:19, March 23, 2018 (UTC)