Star Wars it might not have become the mighty franchise it is today without those lovable droids. R2D2 and C-3PO introduced us to a galaxy far, far away in A new hope and the pair have gone on to provide a common thread throughout the saga. Beyond those two icons, fans have held many other droids to their hearts across the vast swath of Star Wars media.
We recently got a great new droid friend in Andor‘s B2EMO, but will it make r/StarWars’ list of “coolest droid” of all time?
rogue oneThe hulking but good-natured security droid is a great suggestion, but there’s another of the Knights of the Old Republic games that is absolutely killer:
While we’re on video games, the charming research assistant droid BD-1 from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order he was a good companion
And then there’s the classic IG-88, which made its debut in The Empire Strikes Back and turned heads (and most of the rest of its body) into the mandalorian:
rebelsC1-10P, aka Chopper, is also a great deep cut, with one fan noting that he has the “highest kill count of anyone in Star Wars“:
It may still be early, but some have already latched onto Andorfrom E2EMO:
But for many you can not argue with the classics:
Whoever is in charge of the droid design department at Lucasfilm deserves a raise. One of the highlights of the Disney era has been the wide variety of fun new droid designs (although strangely none of the answers mentioned the lovable BB-8 rolling droid). As we move forward with new shows like Andor, AhsokaY Acolyte we can’t wait to see many new additions to the droid collection to come.
Maybe a new “cooler droid” could be just around the corner…