264 was a readapted R4 astromech droid working for the Imperial Press Corps of the Galactic Empire as a communications courier. The droid was taken prisoner by the crew of the Ghost so their own droid, C1-10P, could pose as a courier. The rebels considered keeping him, but he was thrown out of the Ghost by C1-10P.
After the destruction of the Imperial Communications Center on the Outer Rim planet Lothal, the Galactic Empire resorted to using droids to relay communication across the planet and into orbit. One such droid was 264, who was tasked with bringing messages from Lothal to a communications cruiser. The rebel crew of the Ghost, hoping to find out the location of their captured leader, Kanan Jarrus, decided to disguise their own droid, C1-10P—also known as Chopper—as a communications droid. They stole 264 from the Empire as the droid was being transported to an Imperial shuttle, and Chopper was made to look like 264.
Later, when Chopper was attempting to escape from the cruiser after having discovered Jarrus' location, the Ghost opened fire on the cruiser. The Ghost was hit as well, and a fire sparked inside of the ship. 264 helped put the fire out. The crew considered keeping the droid once the mission was over, but, while in the atmosphere, a jealous Chopper threw 264 out of the Ghost. The droid landed in a field on Lothal and was unharmed.
Behind the scenesEdit
264 first appeared in "Rebel Resolve," the twelfth episode of the first season of Star Wars Rebels. In a Rebels Recon interview, Dave Filoni said that they discussed about 264's fate after he got thrown out of the Ghost. They decided that maybe his battery runs out, leaving him standing on the plains like a monument, although not specifically dead, but turned off.
- Star Wars Rebels – "Rebel Resolve" (First appearance)
- Battle to the End
- "The Ballad of 264"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 R4 courier droid. Star Wars Rebels (October 16, 2014, 11:11 pm). Retrieved on September 27, 2015, 12:46 am. "When Grand Moff Tarkin ordered the destruction of the primary communications tower on Lothal, the Empire used courier droids as a means to physically transport data." (screenshot)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Star Wars Rebels – "Rebel Resolve"