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This article is about the basic Trade Federation infantry unit called the "battle droid". You may be looking for other battle droids.
"Roger, roger."
―Typical response of a B1 battle droid — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

The B1 battle droid, sometimes referred to as the standard battle droid, was a model of battle droid manufactured by Baktoid Combat Automata and Baktoid Armor Workshop. B1 battle droids saw extensive service during the Trade Federation's invasion of Naboo and the Clone Wars. The Confederacy of Independent Systems utilized B1 battle droids as the main infantry unit in the Separatist Droid Army where they were commanded by the Kaleesh cyborg General Grievous, up until the final days of the war. Following the defeat of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, B1 battle droids along with the Separatist Droid Army were deactivated by the Galactic Empire.

HistoryEdit

B1 battle droids were manufactured by Baktoid Combat Automata[2] and Baktoid Armor Workshop during the last decades of the Galactic Republic. They were designed to resemble their Geonosian creators[3] and many droid foundries were constructed on Geonosis, allowing millions of droids to be produced at one time. They were the successors to the OOM series battle droids, units that were physically identical to the latter, but were forced to operate with the help of a droid control ship[5], while the B1s had the ability to act independently. Although capable of independent thought, they had a limited intelligence compared to other soldiers and often required a superior commander to lead them effectively in battle. Motion capture data collected from trained organic soldiers allowed B1 battle droids to perform a variety of different manoeuvres whilst in combat.[2]

Invasion of NabooEdit

After the Trade Federation was made eligible for taxation by the Galactic Senate, they initiated a blockade of the planet Naboo. The two Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn were sent to negotiate with the Federation, but the negotiations were thwarted when Darth Sidious contacted Neimoidian Viceroy Nute Gunray and ordered him to kill the Jedi. Although the two Jedi were able to escape, the Trade Federation sent an invasion force to Naboo in hopes of forcing Queen Padmé Amidala to sign a treaty which would legitimize the occupation. This invasion force was largely made up of OOM-series battle droids.

Clone WarsEdit

Ten years after the Battle of Naboo, the Federation provided B1 battle droid forces to the Confederacy of Independent Systems, which were used against the clone army of the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars.[6] During the Clone Wars, B1 battle droids were the most common form of battle droid. They would charge towards their enemies, firing their blasters. They had three fingers on each hand. They were vulnerable to EMP weapons, such as the electro-proton bomb. These battle droids were able to pilot and operate Single Trooper Aerial Platforms (STAPs) and Armored Assault Tanks (AATs).[1]

Battle droids were outlawed by the Galactic Empire in the wake of the destructive conflict.[9] Orders were given to stormtroopers to shoot and destroy "clankers" on sight. In 2 BBY, the super tactical droid Kalani commanded several battle droids and droidekas at a wrecked Separatist supply ship on Agamar. These droids fought with the former Clone Captain Rex and the Spectres before joining forces with them to escape the Empire.[7]

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Notable IndividualsEdit

Some notable B1 battle droids included the OOM command battle droids OOM-9[5] and B1-268.[7] During the Galactic Civil War, the modified battle droid Mister Bones served as a companion to Temmin Wexley. Following the Rebellion on Akiva, Mister Bones along with Temmin and his mother Norra Wexley joined the New Republic.[10]

Specialized B1 battle droidsEdit

  • B1-series rocket battle droid—B1s that were deployed to hunt down and destroy escape pods. They donned rocket packs and were distinguished by their orange and black coloured bodies.
  • B1 grapple droid—B1s that were specialized in hand-to-hand combat and had white and green plating.
  • Firefighter battle droid—B1s designed to supress and extinguish fires. Firefighter droids were positioned aboard the Malevolence during the Republic's assault on the vessel. Their bodies were mostly colored black with yellow stripes and a single red spot could be found on their heads.
  • OOM command battle droid—B1s that acted as commanders to the standard B1 battle droids. They often assisted organic superiors such as General Grievous and Asajj Ventress as well as tactical droids. They were identified by the yellow markings found on their bodies.
  • OOM pilot battle droid—B1s that piloted vehicles and operated on board Separatist starships. They were identified by the blue markings on their bodies.
  • Security battle droid—B1s that provided security to members of the Confederacy. Many were present on Mustafar when Darth Vader traveled to the planet and slaughtered the Separatist Council. They were identified by the red markings on their bodies.

Behind the scenesEdit

B1 battle droids appeared in several pieces of canon media, including the Prequel trilogy, The Clone Wars movie, The Clone Wars television series, Star Wars Rebels, and Chuck Wendig's novel Aftermath. In addition, they have also appeared in several Legends media and literature including Genndy Tartakovsky's Star Wars: Clone Wars television series and the Dark Horse Comics Star Wars: Republic series. The battle droid Roger also serves as one of the protagonists of the non-canon Disney XD television series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.

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