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"I PERFORMED VIOLENCE. ROGER-ROGER."
―Mister Bones, to Temmin Wexley[src]

Mister Bones, also simply referred to as Bones, was a heavily modified B1 battle droid with a murderous personality. He was constructed by Temmin Wexley and built from components the boy scavenged from the catacombs beneath Myrra, the capital city of Akiva. Bones served as Temmin's personal bodyguard in addition to being considered his friend and loyal companion. He had a sadistic personality and would sing or hum while attacking and maiming his victims. After Temmin reunited with his mother Norra Wexley, Temmin joined the nascent New Republic and helped Norra and her team hunt down Imperial war criminals.

Mister Bones continued serving Temmin a year after the Battle of Endor. When Princess Leia Organa enlisted the services of Norra and her team in finding her husband Han Solo, Bones accompanied them to Irudiru and later Kashyyyk. He took part in the liberation of the Ashmead's Lock prisoners which included Temmin's father Brentin Lore Wexley. Bones continued supporting his master Temmin during the lead-up to the attack on Chandrila. Following the attacks, Bones accompanied Temmin and Norra's team in their hunt for the Imperial Grand Admiral Rae Sloane.

BiographyEdit

OriginsEdit

"No, you [Norra] don't get it. He built Mister Bones the year you left. Temmin doesn't have many friends. That droid might be it."
"You can't be friends with a droid."
"Well, he is. Temmin was getting taunted and beaten by a gang of... young tyrants. Bones protected him. He's not just a bodyguard."
―Esmelle and Norra discussing Mister Bones' relationship with Temmin[src]

Temmin Wexley built Mister Bones using spare parts he had scavenged from a former Separatist factory about three years before the Battle of Endor. Since Temmin had no friends and was bullied by his peers. Bones became a close friend to the adolescent human boy; whose father Brentin had been taken away by the Galactic Empire and whose mother Norra had left him to join the Rebellion. Norra had left Temmin in the care of his aunt Esmelle and her wife Shirene. However, Temmin's aunt proved to be unable to manage him. By the age of fifteen, Temmin had moved back to his family home, which he converted into a junk shop. Unable to turn to his family, Temmin came to treat Bones as his best friend.[3]

Protecting Master TemminEdit

"Bones. Pull the speeder around back. We need to load these slime-guzzling Hutt-mothers up and you need to fly them out as far as you can along the Trabzon Road, I'm talking all the way to the Kora Biedies... You hear me, Bones?"
"ROGER-ROGER. BODIES BEGONE, MASTER"
―Mister Bones obeyed his master's commands[src]

Since Temmin's line of work brought him into contact with underworld elements, Bones served as the boy's personal bodyguard. Shortly after the Battle of Endor, Temmin activated Mister Bones in order to deal with three gangsters: the Abednedo Toomata Wree, the Ithorian Herf, and the Koorivar Makarial Gravin, who served as enforcers for the Sullustan gangster Surat Nuat. Temmin had stolen supplies from one of Surat's wrecked transports and the gangsters had come to punish the boy for his perceived insolence. After the gangsters demanded that he hand over his store and livelihood, Temmin ordered Bones to attack the gangsters.[3]

Using his vibroblade, Bones destroyed Herf's DLT cannon and then slammed the Ithorian into Tooms. The droid then pounded Herf and Toom's heads together, knocking them out. Makarial then attempted to force Temmin's surrender by pointing a blaster at the boy's head. However, Temmin's repurposed interrogator droid injected a toxic narcotic, which incapacitated the Koorivar. Shortly later, Temmin's mother Norra entered the house. After embracing his mother, Temmin ordered Bones to dump the gangsters' bodies at the intersection of Trabzon Road and the Kora Biedies river. While humming a tune, the droid left Temmin and his mother to sort out their problems.[3]

Mister Bones proved unsuccessful in carrying out his task and at least one of the gangsters, Tooms, managed to escape. Surat's gangsters managed to deactivate Mister Bones and place him in storage mode. The gangsters placed the deactivated Bones in an ion field. After escaping his mother, Temmin returned to the storehouse only to discover that Bones was immobilized. He was then captured by Surat's lackeys including a potbellied Rodian and an oil-skinned Herglic. The immobilized Mister Bones along with Temmin were taken back to Surat's lair.[3]

Later, Temmin was rescued by the bounty hunter Jas Emari and the former Imperial loyalty officer Sinjir Rath Velus. During the struggle, Temmin managed to reactivate Mister Bones, who then attacked several Imperial stormtroopers and Surat's henchmen. He quickly killed the stormtroopers and their officer with his vibroblade. Bones' intervention allowed Temmin, Jas, and Sinjir to escape in Norra's bala-bala speeder. Bones survived the skirmish but was seriously damaged and lost his non-vibroblade arm.[3]

Despite the serious damage, Bones managed to limp to Esmelle's house, where his master Temmin and his rescuers were seeking refuge. Upon greeting his master, Bones short-circuited and broke down. Temmin quickly set about repairing his companion, using spareparts he had managed to salvage from Esmelle's basement workshop. Due to the scarce materials, Temmin was forced to improvise by replacing Bones' missing arm with an astromech droid's leg. Regarding astromech droids as inferior, Bones whined about his "non-arm". Temmin assured his droid that he would repair him as soon as they returned to the shop. Despite losing his vibroblade arm, Mister Bones vowed to continue serving his master. Temmin also thanked his droid for coming back.[3]

Uprising on AkivaEdit

"PERHAPS I CAN STILL BE FUNCTIONAL. I CAN BLUDGEON THOSE WHO WOULD HURT YOU. I WILL BEAT THEM TO A GREASY TREACLE-PASTE. DO NOT WORRY, MASTER TEMMIN. YOU ARE SAFE."
―Mister Bones after being fitted with an astromech droid leg[src]

Mister Bones later followed his Master Temmin, who reluctantly agreed to helped his mother Norra, the bounty hunter Jas Emari, and the former Imperial Sinjir rescue the New Republic starfighter pilot Wedge Antilles from Imperial captivity at Satrap Isstra Dirus's palace. Following the Battle of Endor, the Galactic Empire had descended into chaos and turmoil with the deaths of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader aboard the second Death Star. The Rebel Alliance had established a new galactic government called the New Republic. While on a scouting mission above Akiva, Wedge had been captured by Admiral Rae Sloane. Several leading Imperials had convened an Imperial Future Council to discuss the fate of the Empire. Norra wanted to rescued Wedge and inspire the people of Akiva to revolt against the Empire.[3]

Part of Norra's plan involved seizing control of an Imperial communications station. After Sinjir had bluffed his way into the building, Bones stormed the building and used both his vibroblade and astromech leg arms to kill a few stormtroopers. Bones then recorded a faux recording of Sinjir, dressed as an Imperial officer, shooting Temmin dead. This was part of a propaganda broadcast that Norra transmitted to the people of Akiva. This had the effect of inspiring a popular uprising on the planet. After finishing the broadcast, Bones killed a moth with his vibroblade arm.[3]

After uploading their broadcast, Bones and his companions fled onto the roof only to be cornered by two TIE fighters. At Temmin's command, Bones cannon-balled himself into the windscreen of a TIE fighter. Temmin's mother Norra destroyed the other TIE with a stolen fighter. Later, Mister Bones turned up at the cantina Pok's Place with his master. Despite being battered and losing several of his little osseous accoutrements, the battle droid was still intact and operational. Shortly later, Norra turned up, having survived a failed attack on the satrap's palace. Bones was relieved that Norra had survived and expressed his delight that her existence had not been reduced to "scattered atoms."[3]

Later, Bones followed his master and their companions back to Temmin's shop. He followed Temmin into his "hidey-hole nook-and-cubby". There, Temmin attempted to make peace with Surat by offering Sinjir and Jas to the Empire in return for obtaining safe passage for himself, his mum, and Mister Bones offworld. Surat agreed to the deal but secretly arranged with Admiral Sloane to arrest Norra, who was a New Republic pilot. After returning to the shop, Norra put her plan to rescue Wedge into action. Using Temmin's knowledge of the underground catacombs beneath Myrra, the rebels and Bones traveled to the satrap's palace. During the journey, Bones hummed and sang; prompting his master to explain his programming to Sinjir.[3]

After escaping several Uugteen savages inhabiting a former Separatist droid factory, Temmin led the travelers up the old Banking Clan building, which was near the satrap's palace. Upon arriving outside the palace, the companions were ambushed and captured by Imperial stormtroopers led by Admiral Sloane. Once inside the palace, Temmin demanded that the Empire and Surat honor their deal. However, Surat revealed that he had made another deal with the Empire. Temmin was allowed to leave but Norra was arrested by Admiral Sloane.[3]

Temmin protested and called on Bones to save them. However, Sloane's stormtroopers shot the droid down with their blasters. Sloane herself personally emptied six blaster bolts into the droid's head, decapitating Mister Bones. With the droid disintegrated, she ordered her men to throw Temmin off the roof and to take the other prisoners aboard the slave trader Arsin Crassus's yacht Golden Harp. However, Temmin survived and managed to free his mother, Sinjir, and Jas Emari. Shortly later, a New Republic fleet arrived and liberated the planet.[3]

Joining the New RepublicEdit

"Sorry. He's trying to learn how to be more... human? And less..."
"Singing, dancing murder-bot?"
―Snap Wexley introduces Mister Bones to Wedge Antilles[src]

Following the Battle of Akiva, Temmin and Norra rebuilt Mr Bones from scrap in Esmelle and Shirene's basement as a "family project" to make up for the years of separation. While Bones was now able to walk, he left craters where he had walked. Bones then joined Temmin, Norra, Sinjir, Jas Emari, and the New Republic soldier Jom Barell in hunting down Imperial war criminals.[3] Mr Bones stayed aboard Emari's gunship Halo with Temmin during a mission to kidnap the Imperial Rear Admiral Perwin Gedde from Slussen Canker's palace on Vorlag. Temmin was serving as the team's get-away pilot.[4]

While waiting to pick up Norra and the rest of the team, Bones boasted about eradicating their adversaries and turning them into fine red mist. Temmin managed to pick Norra's team and the fugitive Rear Admiral. Mister Bones accompanied Temmin and the rest of the team back to Hanna City on Chandrila. After handing Gedde over to the New Republic authorities, Bones accompanied Temmin to a starfighter lesson organized by Captain Wedge Antilles, who had become his master's mentor. Bones gave Wedge an uncomfortable hug before dancing around Landing Platform OB-99 in dramatic swoops, plies, and pirouettes.[4]

Later, Mr Bones was present at a meeting organized by Norra to discuss the poisoning of Rear-Admiral Gedde and Princess Leia Organa's request to rescue her husband Han Solo. When Sinjir informed the group that Leia was pregnant with child, Mister Bones began signing a song about the pregnancy until Sinjir told him to stop. Mr Bones and his master Temmin stayed behind on Chandrila while Norra and Wedge departed on an unauthorized mission to the last known coordinates of Han Solo in Wild Space. In Bones' absence, Norra and Wedge came under attack from Imperial forces but were rescued by New Republic ships.[4]

After Norra returned to Chandrila, Mister Bones and the rest of the team attended a meeting with Admiral Ackbar, Princess Leia, and Wedge Antilles in the Skygarden above the Polis District of Hanna City. While the others talked, Mister Bones chased after a butterfly and ripped of its wings. When Admiral Ackbar ordered Norra and her team to cease searching for Solo and to resume their hunt for Imperial fugitives, Norra resigned from the New Republic Starfleet in protest. Mister Bones and Norra's team subsequently departed on their mission to find and rescue Han.[4]

Mission to KashyyykEdit

"Attacked by a droid. A... An old Clone Wars battle droid of all things. I must be hallucin..."
―Han Solo's encounter with Mister Bones[src]

Mister Bones accompanied Temmin and Norra's team on a mission to track down the Siniteen prison architect Golas Aram on the planet Irudiru on the edge of Wild Space. Aram was privy to information on an automated Imperial prison on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk called Ashmead's Lock. While survey Aram's compound, Temmin and Norra's team encountered Han Solo. Later, Mister Bones accosted Han Solo at a nearby cantina; having mistaken him for a threat. However, he was stopped by Temmin and the rest of the team who reassured him that Solo was a friend.[4]

Since Han wanted to rescue his Wookiee friend Chewbacca from Ashmead's Lock, the rebels teamed up with the former smuggler to storm Aram's compound. Bones and Temmin aided the mission by cutting the conduit from the wind farm that powered Aram's fence and turrets. After capturing Aram, Sinjir interrogated the Siniteen and learned about the prison's layout. The rebels traveled with Han to Kashyyyk. After passing through the Imperial blockade, Mister Bones and his comrades entered Ashmead's Lock. They were immediately confronted by the prison's computer system SOL-GDA, which demanded that they yielded the password. When the rebels failed to supply the password, SOL-GDA dispatched security droids to "incorporate" them.[4]

Amidst the chaos, Mister Bones began using his vibroblade to saw through various objects including a door. Temmin managed to rouse the battle droid by appealing to his lust for violence and danger. Mister Bones used his vibroblades to slash at the security droids, destroying several in the process. Bones managed to fight his way into the chamber containing the stasis cells where the prisoners were being held. Despite losing one arm and twisting one of his metallic legs, Bones managed to fight his way to free Norra, who had been captured by several droids. At that moment, Jas Emari managed to disable the cable connecting the stasis cells to the computer system; deactivating SOL-GDA.[4]

Norra's team and Han then freed a hundred prisoners including Chewbacca and Temmin's father Brentin. Mister Bones accompanied Temmin, Norra, and the liberated prisoners back to Chandrila on Solo's freighter, the Millennium Falcon. Meanwhile, Jom, Sinjir, and Jas stayed behind with Han and Chewbacca to liberate the Wookiees from Imperial rule. Once aboard, Mister Bones urged Temmin to hug his father Brentin but advised them not to squeeze each other too hard. By that stage, Temmin had repaired Mister Bones using supplies from the Falcon.[4]

Standing by TemminEdit

"I'm good, Bones, I'm fine. Happy to have Dad home."
"THAT'S NICE. BUT IT DOES NOT EXPLAIN THE UPSET YOU ARE DEMONSTRATING ON YOUR FACE. YOUR GRIEF AND WORRY HAVE BEEN ONGOING. EXPLAIN, PLEASE."
―Mister Bones was perceptive enough to read Temmin's body language and facial expressions[src]

In the month following the events at Ashmead's Lock, Mister Bones continued serving his master Temmin as the boy struggled to repair his relationship with his father Brentin. Still traumatized by his incarceration, Brentin struggled to reconnect with his son and wife. Frustrated, Temmin made life difficult for his mother Norra and stopped attending X-wing starfighter lessons. Despite his slapstick humor, Mister Bones was perceptive enough to sense that Temmin was upset about his father. On one occasion, Bones was present when Temmin argued with his mother. After Temmin threw his dish into the sink, Bones volunteered to clean up after his master. Loyal to his programming, Bones accompanied his master on a long walk.[4]

Later, Mr Bones stayed at the Wexley family home while Temmin went on an evening walk with his dad. During the walk, Temmin discovered his father Brentin meeting with the New Republic Senate Guard Windom Traducier, who was an agent of the Imperial Fleet Admiral Gallius Rax. Rax had installed inorganic bio-chips into the heads of the Ashmead's Lock prisoners including Brentin. The Fleet Admiral wanted to use the prisoners to assassinate New Republic leaders including Chancellor Mon Mothma. Under the orders of Rax, Traducier had used a transponder to summon the former prisoners and outfitted them with concealed blasters for the assassination attempt. When Temmin discovered the conspiracy, Brentin stunned him and flung him inside a crate.[4]

The following day, Mister Bones went to find his master; mistaking his disappearance for a hide-and-seek game. Bones managed to find Temmin and rescue him from the crate. Temmin then told Bones that they had to find his mother Norra and warn her. By that stage, the Liberation Day celebrations were underway. To promote the New Republic to prospective member worlds, Chancellor Mothma had made the former Ashmead's Lock prisoners the stars of the Liberation Day celebrations. She planned to give a speech in the presence of the former prisoners that would be broadcast live on HoloNet. The Liberation Day celebrations were intended to precede the upcoming Imperial-Republic peace talks with Grand Admiral Rae Sloane.[4]

Mister Bones and Temmin headed to the Old Gather-House where the Liberation Day speech was scheduled to take place. However, they were blocked by several Senate Guards who ordered them to leave. When one of the guards waved a shock-lance at Temmin, Bones reacted instinctively and knocked the guard to the ground. At that point, the Ashmead's Lock prisoners began opening fire on Chancellor Mothma and other New Republic officials and dignitaries. When another Senate Guard tackled and hit Temmin with a baton, Bones flung him aside and then took on two more Guards with his vibroblades.[4]

Amidst the chaos, Brentin regained control of his mind but fled offworld. The New Republic authorities managed to reestablish control but the attacks had weakened public enthusiasm for the New Republic. While Mon Mothma survived, several other New Republic officials including General Crix Madine and the Adviser Hostis Ij were rumored to be dead. Following the attack on Chandrila, Bones accompanied his master Temmin, Norra, Sinjir, and Jas Emari on a mission to hunt down Grand Admiral Sloane; whom they mistakenly believed was the mastermind behind the attack on Chandrila. For that mission, they received the personal and financial blessing of Princess Leia, who was grateful for their help.[4]

CharacteristicsEdit

"I AM GLAD YOUR EXISTENCE HAS NOT BEEN REDUCED TO SCATTERED ATOMS, MASTER TEMMIN'S MOM"
―Mister Bones developed a sense of loyalty and concern for Master Temmin and his mother Norra[src]

Unlike other droids of his classification, Mister Bones was repurposed with various combat droid programs, martial arts videos, the movement style of General Grievous, and the body-mapped maneuvers of Ryloth la-ley dancers. Because of his unique programming, he had developed a very strong sense of individual personality and an almost human-like bond with his master Temmin Wexley. While he was ruthless in combat, he was obedient and affectionate towards Temmin. He also came to respect and develop an affection for Temmin's mother Norra; on one occasion, expressing relief that she had not perished when her TIE fighter crashed.[3]

After Temmin joined his mother Norra's team, Mister Bones became the group's unofficial comedian and had a habit of singing and dancing for the fun of it. While Mister Bones was affectionate towards Temmin's friends and family, he was also capable of violence. On one occasion, he caught a butterfly and ripped of its wings for fun. Mister Bones was also perceptive enough to read Temmin's facial expressions and body language and could discern when he was upset.[4]

EquipmentEdit

"Bones is primed with a high-octane cocktail of programs. Some heuristic combat droid programs, some martial arts vids, the moves of some Clone Wars cyborg general, and also, the body-mapped maneuvers of a troupe of la-ley dancers from Ryloth."
―Temmin Wexley, to Sinjir Rath Velus[src]

Mister Bones was a highly modified B1 battle droid. Although maintaining the core structure of a B1, he was painted black and red with the bones of birds, fish, and other animals bound to his limbs and body. At least one of his limbs was equipped with a vibrating blade. Half of his head was removed and replaced with a telescoping red eye, and the nose was sharpened to a fine point to resemble a bird of prey.[3]

After being severely damaged while saving Temmin from a group of Imperial stormtroopers and gang members, Temmin was forced to replace one of Bones' arms with an astromech droid arm found in his aunt's house. Mister Bones quickly learned how to use the inferior limb as an effective bludgeoning tool when facing off against his foes.[3]

Following the rebellion on Akiva, Mister Bones was rebuilt by Temmin and Norra. His frame now incorporated half a dozen extra joints which gave the droid a greater degree of contortion than the original B1 battle droids. At the advice of Jas Emari, Temmin also removed his decorative little bones to give the droid better stealth. Bones was also dexterous enough to capture a butterfly in his grasp. After losing an arm and bending his metal leg at Ashmead's Lock, Temmin managed to repair the droid using parts salvage from the Millennium Falcon.[4]

Mister Bones was also programmed with ARM, allowing him to repair himself even after all his limbs had been dismembered. [5]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Well, Mr. Bones is a B-1 battle droid – so of course, B-dash-O-N-E, looks like Bone or Bones."
Chuck Wendig[src]

Mister Bones was created by Chuck Wendig for his 2015 novel, Aftermath. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Wendig revealed that Mister Bone's name is derived from the phonetic spelling of his model, a B1 battle droid. [6]

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