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"Greetings. I am unit B1-268. My commander has sent me to report your intentions."
―B1-268, to Imperial stormtroopers[src]

B1-268 was an OOM command battle droid who was a part of the Separatist Droid Army during the Clone Wars. After the war's end, B1-268 resided in the wreckage of a downed Separatist supply ship on the planet Agamar, along with super tactical droid general Kalani and many other battle droids. In the year 2 BBY, B1-268 and other B1 battle droids apprehended members of the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire, who had come to Agamar in search of munitions. Giving them no other option, Kalani forced the rebels to engage the droids in the "last battle" of the Clone Wars. Once the battle came to an end, the Empire arrived on the planet after tracing a rebel transmission there, and B1-268 was sent to discover why the Empire had come. Upon encountering the Imperial stormtroopers, however, he was destroyed.

BiographyEdit

Construction and Clone WarsEdit

"The Jedi betrayal ended the war for most of the galaxy. But here on Agamar, I assumed it was a Republic trick and prevented the shutdown command."
―Kalani, B1-268's commander, on why his droids were still operating[src]

B1-268 was an OOM command battle droid[2] manufactured by Baktoid Combat Automata[4] and Baktoid Armor Workshop[5] to serve the Separatist Droid Army during the Clone Wars, an intergalactic conflict which pitted the Confederacy of Independent Systems against the Galactic Republic.[2] The Confederacy wished to secede from the Republic, believing it to be a corrupt institution,[7] and waged war throughout the galaxy against the Republic,[8] battling against their army of clone soldiers.[7]

Near the war's end, Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine of the Republic—who was, in truth, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, secret leader of the Separatists—issued Clone Protocol 66, which branded the Force-wielding Jedi of the Republic as traitors and resulted in the destruction of the Jedi Order. Sidious gave a speech to the Galactic Senate, proclaiming the Jedi were traitors and declaring that the Republic would be transformed into the First Galactic Empire. Whilst Sidious gave his speech, his new apprentice, Darth Vader, slaughtered the remaining Separatist leaders in their compound on the planet Mustafar. Vader contacted Sidious, who instructed him to send a transmission ordering that all remaining battle droids be deactivated.[8] Kalani, a super tactical droid who served as a general in the Droid Army and was B1-268's commander, received the message[2] on the Outer Rim[9] world of Agamar. However, Kalani assumed it was a trick by the Republic, so he did not shut down his forces.[2]

Rebels on AgamarEdit

"We have new orders, incapacitate and capture. Activating stunner."
―B1-268 apprehends the intruders[src]

With the Clone War over and the Separatist Alliance dissolved, B1-268 and his fellow droids resided in the remains of a downed Separatist supply ship on Agamar.[2] In the year 2 BBY, seventeen years after the war's end,[10] members of a rebel movement against the Empire entered the supply ship in search of munitions. After locating the ship's munitions depot, the rebels were caught in a ray shield and quickly surrounded by B1-268 and five B1 battle droids. B1-268, believing the intruders were a part of the Galactic Republic, instructed his troops to prepare to shoot them, however he received new orders saying that the invaders were to instead be brought to the ship's command center. B1-268 stunned them and had his droids drag the prisoners back to the center.[2]

Ray shielded rebels stunned

B1-268 stuns the intruders.

After bringing the rebels to the command center, B1-268 reported in with General Kalani, who congratulated the droid on accomplishing his task. Kalani spoke with the prisoners, two of whom were Jedi, one of whom was a Clone Captain, and one of whom was a Lasat guardsman. Kalani, wishing to end the Clone Wars once and for all with a Separatist victory, proposed that one last battle take place in which his forces hold the Lasat hostage while the Jedi and clone battled his droids to rescue him. Facing the threat of termination if they did not comply, they accepted the tactical droid's terms and left the ship while Kalani's forces moved into position. After defeating the first wave of droids and making their way to the hangar, the rebels were caught off guard by droidekas from the catwalk above and forced to take cover. While the rebels devised a plan to defeat the droids, B1-268 moved in on their position along with several B1 battle droids. The rebels managed to initiate their plan, however: one of the Jedi, Ezra Bridger, used the Force to ram a crane into the catwalk, causing the droidekas to fall down onto B1-268's forces below. B1-268 managed to avoid being crushed, however, and the rebels passed him by as they continued making their way to the command center.[2]

The rebels secured the command center, thus ending the battle. However, the Empire had intercepted a distress signal transmitted by a rebel astromech droid that had evaded capture by the battle droids, C1-10P, and had responded by sending soldiers to Agamar. Kalani ordered B1-268 to investigate, and the droid approached the incoming shuttles along with three other battle droids. B1-268 greeted the stormtroopers, informing them that he was sent to ascertain what the Empire was doing on the planet. His words fell on deaf ears, however, and both he and his fellow droids were blasted by the troopers.[2]

CharacteristicsEdit

"How intriguing. Well done, B1-268."
"Roger, roger."
―Kalani and B1-268, after the latter's capture of the rebels[src]

B1-268 showed great loyalty to the Separatist cause, informing the rebels he and his droids caught that they were in Separatist custody, despite it being over a decade after the Confederacy's dissolution. Quick to follow orders, B1-268 did not hesitate to alter his objective from killing the intruders on Agamar to stunning and capturing them, nor did he back down from hazardous situations, marching head-on with his fellow droids at the rebels in the supply ship's hangar.[2]

Like all B1 and OOM command battle droids,[3] B1-268[2] stood at 1.93 meters tall and was created for the purpose of engaging in combat.[3] B1-268 sported several yellow markings, indicating him as a command droid. Unlike most standard and command battle droids, however, B1-268 lacked a comlink booster pack. B1-268 was armed with an E-5 blaster rifle, the standard weapon of most battle droids, and would stow it on his backside when not using it. Due to not receiving any maintenance after the Clone War's conclusion, various scratches and scorch marks could be seen on B1-268's plating.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

"At first he was going to be called "Roger," but the LEGO Freemaker Adventures beat us to the joke!"
―Steven Melching, on nicknaming B1-268[src]
B1-268 concept art

Concept art of B1-268.

B1-268 appeared in[2] the sixth episode of the animated television series Star Wars Rebels' third season, "The Last Battle,"[11] which aired on October 22, 2016, on Disney XD.[12] B1-268 was voiced by Matthew Wood,[2] who voiced the battle droids in Lucasfilm Animation's previous television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.[13] The battle droid was named by Steven Melching, who is credited as story editor in "The Last Battle," after his birthday.[14]

In the original outline for "The Last Battle," Ezra Bridger would've befriended B1-268[15] and nicknamed him "Roger," though this idea was dismissed as the animated series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures[16] features a B1 battle droid named Roger.[17] B1-268's nickname was then changed to "Clanky," however the idea of Bridger nicknaming the droid was cut from the episode early in production.[15] The Star Wars Rebels staff considered having B1-268 become a member of the Ghost crew, but this was decided against due to them believing there were already too many crew members and there wasn't enough room for another.[18]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. The events of "The Last Battle" take place after Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow, which is the first known episode to take place in the second year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that "The Last Battle" takes place in the second year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Last Battle"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 StarWars-DatabankII Battle Droid in the Databank
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ultimate Star Wars
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  6. Encyclopedia-Logo Battle droid in the Encyclopedia (link now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  8. 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  10. There are a total of nineteen years between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Since the events of this article take place in the second year prior to the Battle of Yavin, which is depicted in A New Hope, they must also take place in the seventeenth year after Revenge of the Sith.
  11. SWCustom-2011 The Last Battle Episode Guide on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  12. Star Wars Rebels : The Last Battle. Screener. Archived from the original on January 29, 2017. Retrieved on January 29, 2017.
  13. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
  14. TwitterLogo @stevenmelching (Steven Melching) on Twitter. “My favorite scene in this week's #StarWarsRebels. I couldn't stop laughing. (Trivia: I named B1-268 after my birthday, lol.)” (screenshot)
  15. 15.0 15.1 SWCustom-2011 The Last Battle Trivia Gallery on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org), image 5 of 6
  16. TwitterLogo @stevenmelching (Steven Melching) on Twitter. “At first he was going to be called "Roger," but the Lego #FreemakerAdventures beat us to the joke! #StarWarsRebels #BattleDroidHumor” (screenshot)
  17. SWCustom-2011 LEGO Star Wars: The Freemakers Adventures Premieres June 20 on Disney XD on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  18. TwitterLogo @stevenmelching (Steven Melching) on Twitter. “@BlueJaigEyes This idea was discussed at the story break! Ultimately we decided we already had too many crew members to add another.” (screenshot)
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