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Flame battle droid
Production information



Manufacturer

Baktoid Combat Automata

Product line

B-series battle droid

Model

Flame droid[1]

Class

Battle droid[1]

Technical specifications
Length

1.91 meters

Plating color

Tan with orange markings[2]

Armament

Flame jet[1]

Equipment

Gas tanks[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation

The flame battle droid was a variation of the standard B1 battle droid used by the Trade Federation. These droids carried flamethrowers and were used during the Invasion of Naboo and the Clone Wars.

CharacteristicsEdit

Instead of using blasters, flame battle droids used flame jets that could not be blocked by a Jedi's lightsaber. A large backpack was attached to the droids that contained the necessary flammable gases. They had tan plating, and were distinguished from their B1 battle droid cousins by the orange coloration of the droid's shoulder plates.[2] They were programmed to terrorize innocent civilians and burn down homes, crops, and municipal buildings to destroy morale.[1] Another variant of the flame battle droid existed; the other variant featured blue markings and carried a different type of flamethrower.[3]

HistoryEdit

Flame battle droids and the variant were used by the Trade Federation during the Invasion of Naboo. A group was guarding the entrance to the Theed Royal Palace along with a T4 turret droid. They were destroyed by the Jedi[2] Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.[4] Other flame droids guarded a group of Royal Naboo Security Forces pilots.[2]

They were also seen on Geonosis during the Clone Wars, like almost all other battle droids.[source?]

Behind the scenesEdit

The flame droids first appeared in the 2000 video game Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles. Another variant appears in the video game Star Wars: Obi-Wan, released a year later. Their features were described in Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles: Prima's Official Strategy Guide.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles
  3. Star Wars: Obi-Wan
  4. Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles can be played with one or two characters; these characters are Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, Mace Windu, and Adi Gallia. Any character can be selected from the loading screen for any of the game's 10 missions. This article assumes the selection of Jinn and Kenobi, per their appearance in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
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