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"MI-series security droids were commonly used to guard upper-class civilian homes throughout the Empire."
―A bounty posting on MI-726 describes the MI-series.[src]

MI-series security droids were a make of security droid produced by Holowan Mechanicals during the reign of the Galactic Empire as guards for the homes of wealthy Imperial citizens and small planetary governments..

HistoryEdit

Designed by Holowan Mechanicals as their newest entry onto the security droid market during the early years of the Galactic Empire, the droid was armed and marketed to wealthy civilians and small planetary governments. The risk taken by Holowan paid off quickly, and after only a few years on the market, a two-year waiting list for new models was created.[1]

One MI-series droid was MI-726, who went rogue after an attack on its owner's home and later resurfaced to attack various Imperial targets, which lead to a bounty being placed on the droid's head.[2]

DescriptionEdit

The MI-series droids were covered in plasteel armor manufactured to be resistant to heavy assault weapons. Of a quadrupedal design, the limbs were attached to the torso; the two heavy-duty hind legs ended in broad feet, while the front legs ended in a pair of massive, powerful hands with two fingers and an opposable thumb on each. The upper arms, attached at the shoulder, ended in a powerful weapon cluster. Each cluster had a repeating blaster and short-range stun blaster, made them incredibly formidable. The head of these droids was equipped with two large, red photoreceptors and a vocabulator, which allowed them to speak Basic.[1]

The MI-series possessed a humorless personality that added to their overall frightening visage. Barking orders and making bold declarations, they were programmed to invade the personal space of would be trouble-makers in an attempt to intimidate before attacking. memory wipes were recommended to be conducted frequently to prevent the droids from developing a sadistic personality.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The MI-series was first introduced as part of "Bounties to Die For", a 2001 article written by S. Mitch Ritchie for the sixth issue of Wizards of the Coast's Star Wars Gamer magazine series. The magazines were supplements for the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, and the bounties article provided roleplaying attributes for MI-726 to allow for its use as an enemy or ally in the game, although it is not clear if this represents the statistics of all MI units. While the article states that the bounties are posted by the Empire, it does not give a specific era in which they are set.

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