This droid, a feminine-programmed member of the LeisureMech Enterprises BD-3000 luxury droid line, was present in the Republic Executive Building on the Republic capital planet of Coruscant around 21 BBY. That year, the building was attacked by a group of bounty hunters led by the Duros hunter Cad Bane. In an office at the time of the raid, she was discovered by a member of Bane's posse, Shahan Alama, who quieted her before moving on.
This droid was a BD-3000 luxury droid produced by LeisureMech Enterprises and programmed with a feminine personality. In 21 BBY, during the Clone Wars, she was present in the Republic Executive Building on the Galactic Republic capital planet Coruscant.
A Duros bounty hunter named Cad Bane was hired by the Hutts to secure the freedom of crime lord Ziro Desilijic Tiure from the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center; to this end, he recruited several others of his profession and raided the Executive Building, taking several senators hostage while requesting a pardon for Ziro from Supreme Chancellor Palpatine as ransom. The BD-3000 luxury droid occupied one of the Republic Senate offices while the standoff unfolded, and it was there that she was discovered by Shahan Alama, one of Bane's number, during his sweep of the complex for Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. Though left unharmed, the Weequay signaled for her silence before he continued his search.
The feminine personality-programmed BD-3000 luxury droid retained the standard build of her model, one often referred to as "Bettie-Bot." She sported a purple-colored chassis, two blue photoreceptors, and a light-brown hair-like element atop her head. A BD-3000 was skilled linguistically, able to translate 1.5 million forms of communication with its language processors.
Behind the scenes
This droid appeared in the twenty-second episode of the first season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, "Hostage Crisis." She was voiced by Catherine Taber, the same actress who provides the voice of Senator Padmé Amidala for the series, and was credited as "Betty Droid" in the episode's official guide on StarWars.com. "Betty Droid" is a nickname commonly used to identify BD-3000s. The droid's character origins go back to the conceptual stages of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith; its brief appearance in the film inspired the model's appearance in subsequent episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia (Picture only)
Notes and references
- describes the BD-3000 luxury droid model.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"
- Star Wars Annual 2011
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I ("BD-3000 luxury droid")
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: New Battlefronts: The Visual Guide