11-4D was a protocol droid in the service of Darth Plagueis in the years before the rise of the Galactic Empire. Some time before the Clone Wars, Plagueis was killed by his Sith apprentice Darth Sidious, who took 11-4D as his inheritance. The droid went on to faithfully serve Sidious for many years, and had apparently taken several different guises throughout his time of service. The droid had many more arms than a typical protocol model, and only two of them terminated in hand-like appendages. The rest were devoted to tools of various purpose, such as computer interface and power charge extentions. Little was known about the duties and functions of 11-4D save that he had overseen the excavation and restoration of Sidious's private lair; an ancient Sith shrine underneath the deepest recesses of the Imperial Palace.
Behind the scenesEdit
11-4D first appeared in canon in the 2014 novel Tarkin, written by James Luceno. Before that, 11-4D originally appeared in the 2012 Star Wars Legends novel Darth Plagueis, also written by Luceno.
In 2012 during a question and answer session on Facebook, Luceno opined that 11-4D was there when Anakin Skywalker transformed into Darth Vader, depicted in a scene from 2005's Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
- Tarkin (First appearance)