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4-LOM was an ambitious LOM-series protocol droid who overrode his programming and became an intergalactic thief and later a bounty hunter. He often worked together with Gand findsman Zuckuss. Following the Battle of Hoth, both 4-LOM and Zuckuss were hired by the Sith Lord known as Darth Vader to capture Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon and hero of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. However, the bounty on the smuggler's head was instead claimed by the infamous Boba Fett.

BiographyEdit

A LOM-series protocol droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton,[1] 4-LOM was assigned to a luxury liner,[2] but logic glitches and personality software corruption[2] allowed 4-LOM to override his programming and become an intergalactic thief and later bounty hunter. The mechanical often worked together with the tracker Zuckuss, one of the first traditional Gand findmen to leave his homeworld,[4] the planet Gand,[1] and claimed several high profile bounties for the Hutt Clan.[4]

Shortly after the Battle of Hoth, both 4-LOM and Zuckuss assembled, along with fellow bounty hunters Boba Fett, Dengar, Bossk, and IG-88, aboard the Super Star Destroyer Executor by Darth Vader, who hired them to locate the Millennium Falcon. However, the bounty was collected by Boba Fett who tracked down the light freighter to Cloud City on Bespin.[3]

CharacteristicsEdit

A cold, calculating, and ambitious mechanical,[4] 4-LOM suffered from logic glitches and personality software corruption[2] that allowed him to escape his original programming.

A LOM-series protocol droid,[1] 4-LOM stood 1.67 meters tall[2] and was covered in battered rusted black droid plating.[3] His head was designed to emulate the insectoid species he was designed to serve,[1] with two large green compound photoreceptors.[3]

EquipmentEdit

4-LOM utilized a BlasTech Industries DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

"The bounty hunter switch is a mistake, albeit an ironic one for anyone who collected action figures once upon a time."
―Jason Fry[src]

4-LOM first appeared in the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back,[3] where he was portrayed by Chris Parsons,[5] who was also a stand-in for Anthony Daniels and played K-3PO in the same movie.[6] His costume was made from a variety of different parts of protocol droid costumes originally designed for C-3PO that the set designers of The Empire Strikes Back cobbled together.[7]

In 1982, Kenner released actions figures of 4-LOM and Zuckuss, but transposed their names. This error was repeated in the 2014 reference book Star Wars in 100 Scenes, where 4-LOM was mistakenly identified as Zuckuss. In a forum post on TheForce.net, Jason Fry, this book's author, confirmed that it was a mistake.[8]

AppearancesEdit

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Concept art of 4-LOM by John Mollo

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