IG-88 Assassin Droid
|Chronological and political information|
- "We think, therefore we are. Therefore we will propagate. Therefore we will remain."
- ―IG-88B and IG-88A in unison upon B's activation
After IG-88A gained "sentience programming" and killed much of the Project Phlutdroid personnel, IG-88B was activated, named by order of activation, and given the same sentience programming from the first unit. With the other IG-88s, as well as IG-72, the five droids managed to escape the factory and leave a swath of destruction in their wake.
- "Mission accomplished. First objective completed."
In 5.5 BBY, IG-88B, on a mission to kill Olag Greck in the Kalarba system, encountered C-3PO and R2-D2. The bounty hunter was captured, but escaped and held R2-D2 and C-3PO hostage. He was known as the second best bounty hunter in the galaxy—second only to Boba Fett.
IG-88B played a crucial role in the planned Droid Revolution on Mechis III by being the main bounty hunter "face" of the group. He took jobs that often required massive amounts of destruction, in order to further lead pursuing Imperial forces away from Mechis III. He was the unit who was contacted to capture Han Solo by Darth Vader, who, despite being quite aware of the "dismantle on sight" order concerning the assassin droids, valued the capture of Han Solo too much to be concerned with the risks involved. While on board Vader's ship, the Executor, IG-88B downloaded some of the ship's computer files, including information on the second Death Star, which he transmitted to IG-88A, before departing. He then planted a tracer on Slave I and followed Boba Fett to Bespin, intent on killing him. There, he followed Fett to the bowels of Cloud City, where he walked straight into a trap set by Fett. Four remotely activated ion cannons fired on IG-88B when he walked through a doorway. Boba Fett then shot him with a shoulder-mounted ion cannon, knocking him to the floor. He extracted IG-88B's own concussion grenades and placed them inside the droid's metal casing. IG-88B was blown apart from the inside.
Behind the scenesEdit
An assassin droid in reference to IG-88B is featured in an easter egg in Star Wars: The Old Republic. He is featured along with the other bounty hunters and Darth Vader from the Bounty Hunter scene of Empire Strikes Back.
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back toy line
- The Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine 11 (Picture only)
- The Star Wars Sourcebook
- Star Wars Sourcebook, Second Edition
- Star Wars: The Power of the Force (1995) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire trading cards (Card: )
- Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive
- C-3PO: Tales of the Golden Droid
- (IG-88 Jedi Force File)
- Aurra Sing: Dawn of the Bounty Hunters
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 22 (ASS3, IG Assassin Droids)
- The New Essential Guide to Droids
- (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 14
- Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- "Robot Wars!"—Star Wars Insider 111
- Star Wars: Head-to-Head Tag Teams
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: IG-88B (★★★))
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: IG-88B (★★★★))