- "This R2 unit has a bad motivator."
- ―Luke Skywalker
A motivator or a motivator unit was a device that was primarily used in droids to convert other forms of energy such as chemical or electrical energy into kinetic or mechanical energy. Without a motivator a droid would not be able to move.
- Rogue Planet
- Jedi Quest: The Way of the Apprentice
- Shatterpoint (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Droids—"The Frozen Citadel"
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
- "Spare Parts"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 11
- Star Wars 78: Hoth Stuff! (Mentioned only)
- Slave Ship
- Hard Merchandise
- Young Jedi Knights: Delusions of Grandeur
- Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand