- "I am Ellie. It is my function here to note all inventories, issue clearances, and keep all records."
- ―LE-series unit LE-914
The LE series was designed as a protocol droid variant catering for starship captains and spaceport operators. LE units were programmed with knowledge of import-export restrictions of the galaxy's major trade regions and the codes of conduct of the Bureau of Ships and Services.
This meant manifest droids were able to carry out tedious tasks such as inventorying cargo to triplicating datawork, thus freeing up their sentient colleagues for other duties.
Such flexibility was not a facet of the LE's programming, and so the droid saw nothing wrong with reporting contraband stashed beneath their freighter's deck plating—thus leading many owners to decide that these droids were simply not worth the trouble.
This was partly the reason why Cybot Galactica ultimately retired the line, though many LE-series droids continued to operate in smaller starports and aboard short-hop corporate freighters. Eventually, continued work in such areas led to many LE droids shedding their prudish artificial personalities, and learn to make compromises where necessary.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars 80: Ellie (First appearance)
- The New Essential Guide to Droids (First identified as LE manifest droid)