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"Why would he think of you, Ochi…when the Droid Crush Pirates of Bestoon are doing all the work?"
―The droid pirate captain, to Ochi[4]

A droid was the captain of the Droid Crush Pirates of Bestoon, a droid pirate group associated with Bestoon. The Droid Crush Pirates were recruited by the Sith assassin Ochi of Bestoon to hunt the Sith Lord Darth Vader on the planet Mustafar as part of a punishment from Vader's master, Emperor Palpatine. The captain intended to hunt Vader for the parts of his cybernetic suit of armor, but realized that his suit was composed of standard parts. The droid captain confronted Ochi, who was pulled through a doorway by Vader. While the Droid Crush Pirates forced their way through the door, Vader retrieved his lightsaber from Ochi. The droid pirates were sliced apart by Vader, with the captain being the last to be destroyed. As the droids lay broken on the ground, one remarked that Vader's parts had to be special, but the droid captain denied it.[4]

The droid captain was eventually repaired, continuing to lead the surviving droids of the Droid Crush. Some time later, the Droid Crush worked alongside the assassin droid IG-88. At the droid settlement of Zee-Nine City Seven in Hutt Space, the droids assisted IG-88 in a skirmish against Vader and Ochi, who was by then serving the Sith Lord, and the captain was outraged by its former associate's betrayal. After Vader managed to defeat IG-88, the droid captain recovered the assassin droid's head and fled with its crew, promising to kill Ochi at a later time.[2]

In 21 ABY,[3] the Droid Crush Pirate Captain and his crew were employed by Ochi again, this time in the hunt for Palpatine's granddaughter, Rey, who Ochi was to take to Exegol. However, the captain and his crew fought with Zargo Anaximander and his guard droids on Nightside, a station in orbit of the planet Therezar, allowing the family to escape on Anaaximander's ship Goldstone with the help of Landonis Balthazar Calrissian and R2-D2. Later, the captain bribed Stiper to allow him on his ship to try and kill Ochi, though the Sith assassin destroyed him, having learned his lesson about employing the crew to do his dirty work.[5]

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  1. The events of Darth Vader (2020) 9 take place shortly after the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of The Empire Strikes Back to the year 3 ABY, meaning that the events of Darth Vader 9, including the destruction of the droid pirate captain on Mustafar, must take place around that year.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Darth Vader (2020) 13
  3. 3.0 3.1 The events of Shadow of the Sith, including the destruction of the droid pirate captain aboard the Bestoon Legacy on Nightside, takes place in 21 ABY per the reasoning here.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Darth Vader (2020) 9
  5. Shadow of the Sith
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