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"Roger, you're saying that you're with them and not with us, your droid brethren?"
"Well, I'm saying I'm a droid but above all that I'm a Freemaker..."
―Roger affirming his identity as a member of the Freemakers to N-3RO[src]

R0-GR, or "Roger," was a B1 battle droid who served the Freemakers, a human family of scavengers that traveled throughout the galaxy. He was a veteran of the Separatist Droid Army during the Clone Wars, and was programmed to serve as Rowan Freemaker's best friend. He had a mismatched torso and right arm. While sarcastic and pessimistic at times, Roger had a deep sense of loyalty and love for the Freemakers, whom he regarded as his family. He and his family lived at the starship repair garage Freemaker Salvage and Repair on the Wheel space station in the Abrion system.

Due to his close relationship with the Freemakers, Roger became involved in Rowan's quest to find the pieces of the Kyber Saber, a powerful lightsaber capable of destroying the galaxy. Roger accompanied Rowan and his siblings on numerous adventures throughout the galaxy to obtain scrap to raise funds for the Freemaker's business and to find the Kyber Saber crystals. Roger's travels led him to travel to numerous worlds and locales including Nal Kapok, the Balgaroth asteroid field, Cloud City, Kashyyyk, Felucia, Tatooine, Takodana, Naboo, Zoh, Hoth, and Coruscant.

Roger's clumsiness and absent-mindedness led him to make several mistakes including letting the Sith agent Naare and the Hutt crimelord Graballa track them down through his transmission pack. Despite experiencing the occasional ups and downs in his relationship with his human masters, Roger remained thoroughly loyal to the Freemakers out of familial affinity. When presented by the rogue droid N-3RO with the opportunity to rebel against the Freemakers, Roger reaffirmed his loyalty and love for them and helped them escape the planet Zoh. Using his memories of the Clone Wars, Roger helped trained Rowan to fight Naare. Working as a family, the Freemakers managed to steal the Kyber Saber from Naare and the Galactic Empire and destroy the weapon. They then joined the Rebel Alliance.

BiographyEdit

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Roger was tasked with looking after Rowan

OriginsEdit

Roger was a B1 battle droid who was manufactured by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. He and his fellow battle droids saw action against the Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, and the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker during the Battle of Geonosis. During the battle, he was cut into six pieces by Mace Windu's lightsaber.[2] He also saw action during the Battle of Kashyyyk and later recalled that the Wookiees had a reputation for pulling out arms.[4] Roger later recounted his life story in a memoir called From Trenches to Wrenches: The Roger Story.[5] Due to his Clone Wars experiences, he developed a fear of Jedi.[6]

Following the Clone Wars, Roger came into the service of a human family of scavengers called the Freemakers, which consisted of big brother Zander Freemaker, middle sister Kordi Freemaker, and the youngest broher Rowan Freemaker. He was programmed to serve as Rowan's best friend.[1] Roger lived and worked at the garage Freemaker Salvage and Repair in a space station called The Wheel in the Abrion system. He also served as the Freemakers' butler.[6]

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Roger and Rowan meet Naare

Adventures on Nal KapokEdit

While the Freemakers were out on a scavenging trip during the Galactic Civil War, Roger stayed at home to bake some cookies. After the Freemakers arrived home, Roger greeted them. Due Kordi's inability to pay their rent to the landlord Furlac and Rowan accidentally destroying a cobbled starship, the Freemakers traveled to the jungle world of Nal Kapok to collect more salvage. Nal Kapok had been a battlefield during the Clone Wars and was still littered with military wreckage. While Zander and Kordi went out to search for salvage, Roger and Rowan stayed behind aboard the Freemaker starship, StarScavenger. Against Zander and Kordi's instructions, Rowan convinced Roger to sneak out with him into the ship.[6]

Unknown to Roger and the other Freemakers, Rowan was Force-sensitive and was drawn to a kyber crystal in an underground cave. The two fell down into a hole and found themselves in an underground lake where they were ambushed by a dianoga. Before the dianoga could finish them off, they were saved by a lightsaber wielding woman named Naare, who claimed to be one of the last Jedi. Roger was alarmed by Naare and tried to run away. The woman told Rowan that he had found the hilt of the Kyber Saber, an ancient weapon created by the Jedi Master Baird Kantoo before the formation of the Old Republic. Since the blade was capable of destroying an entire planet, Baird had shattered the Kyber Saber and ordered his disciples to hide it.[6]

When Rowan expressed boredom, Roger explained that the boy had a short attention span. After learning that the boy could sense the kyber crystals, Naare won Rowan's trust by offering to train him in the ways of the Jedi. She convinced him that finding the various crystals would allow them to reforge the Kyber Saber and use it against the Galactic Empire. After gaining Rowan and Roger's trust, Naare traveled with the Freemakers back to The Wheel. Unknown to Roger and the others, she was an undercover Sith acolyte in the service of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader.[6]

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Roger and Rowan in the mines of Graballa

Trouble with GraballaEdit

While Kordi argued with Naare about Rowan's involvement in the quest for the Kyber Saber, Rowan tricked Roger into sneaking off with him in one of Zander's Z-wing ships to the Balgaroth asteroid field. Through the Force, Rowan sensed that the second Kyber Saber crystal was inside a mining complex owned by Graballa the Hutt, a cousin of Jabba Desilijic Tiure. Roger and Rowan navigated their way through the factory. Eventually, Rowan found the kyber crystal locked in a rock over a vat of lava. Before Rowan could fall into the lava, Roger arrived with a mining droid he had befriended and rescued the boy. Before the two could sneak out of the mining facility, they were caught by two of Graballa's Iktotchi henchmen Baash and Raam. Rowan managed to hide his identity by posing as an Ugnaught bounty hunter.[7]

Roger reluctantly agreed to help Rowan perpetuate the ruse that he was a bounty hunter. The two were brought in Graballa's starship Rancor's Fist. After Baash and Raam told Graballa about the supposed strength of the Ugnaught bounty hunter, Rowan was forced to fight Graballa's bounty hunter Dengar. Dengar proved to be more than a match for Rowan and defeated him in combat. During the brief melee, Dengar used an unwilling Roger as an improvised stick. Rowan lost his Ugnaught helmet and was quickly exposed in the presence of Graballa and his entourage. After finding the boy's kyber crystal, Graballa decided to keep it for himself since he was raising funds to build a beachside resort and cafe.[7]

Graballa then ordered that Rowan and Roger be fed to his pet nexu Smiley, who could chew through metal parts. Before the sentence could be carried out, Kordi and Zander arrived and distracted Graballa by offering to sell him a hastily cobbled-up Z-wing. While the negotiations were taking place, Naare cut Roger and Rowan free and attempted to sneak away. However, they were spotted by Graballa. Roger and the others were forced to flee in the tiny Z-wing. Due to the lack of space in the cockpit, Roger clung to the fin of the starship as it crashed through Graballa's throne room. This created a hole that sucked out the kyber crystal. Despite being pursued by Graballa's starfighters and Dengar, Roger and the Freemakers managed to escape due to Naare using the Force to clear a path through the asteroid field. Roger was later present with the other Freemakers aboard the StarScavenger when Rowan found the second kyber crystal in the middle of the asteroid field.[7]

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Roger entertaining Wick Cooper

Running the Freemaker GarageEdit

Later, the Freemakers received a job from Wick Cooper to service his vintage N-1 starfighter. Knowing Zander's passion for starships and racing, Kordi had ordered Roger and Rowan not to let Zander anywhere near the starfighter. Despite their best efforts, Zander noticed the N-1 starfighter and took it for a joyride. To save face, the Freemakers and Roger pretended to repair the N-1 starfighter while waiting for Zander to return. After Zander was captured by the Imperial Star Destroyer Vendetta, Kordi assigned Roger to mann the Freemaker Garage while she, Rowan, and Naare rescued Zander.[5]

While waiting with Wick, Roger regaled the man by reading aloud his Clone Wars autobiography From Trenches to Wrenches: The Roger Story. Despite Cooper's evident boredom and exasperation, Roger continued reading up to the passage of his battle with the Wookiees on Kashyyyk. Roger attempted to serve Cooper by offering him a cup of motor oil. However, Cooper found the taste repellent and bitter. By the time that Roger had reached the twenty-sixth chapter, an exasperated Cooper had enough and told him to shut up before demanding to see his ship. Roger was present when the Freemakers and Naare returned with Cooper's wrecked N-1 starfighter.[5]

Following the Freemakers' adventure with Cooper's N-1 starfighter, the Freemakers experienced financial difficulties. When Kordi toyed with the idea of selling off Roger, the battle droid gasped in response. When the Freemakers accepted a job from Lando Calrissian, the former Baron Administrator of Cloud City, to collect a "lost treasure" from Cloud City, Kordi tasked Roger with looking after the Freemaker Garage and gave him instructions not to tell anyone where he was going. Despite obeying his master's orders, Naare managed to coax the information out of Roger. The droid was present when the Freemakers and Naare returned with Calrissian's "lost treasure"; which turned out to be his cape which had been left behind during his escape from Bespin.[8]

Mission to KashyyykEdit

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Roger and the Freemakers on Kashyyyk

Roger later reluctantly accompanied the other Freemakers on a trip to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to harvest a piece of Wroshyr wood for Ignacio Wortan. As a battle droid, Roger had lost many comrades on Kashyyyk and feared the Wookiees for their penchant of ripping out arms. While Rowan could speak the Wookiee language Shyriiwook, Kordi installed a translating chip into Roger in an attempt to save money after being unable to afford a Translator droid. After landing on Kashyyyk, Roger and his companions encountered a group of Wookiees including Chief Attabura.[4]

Despite his attempts to translate, Attabura ripped off Roger's head. However, Rowan managed to prevent further hostilities by revealing that they had come to obtain Wroshyr wood. Attabura agreed to give the Freemakers the wood on the condition that they rescued his son Tantarra, who was being imprisoned by the Trandoshans on an island fortress. When Zander and Kordi expressed a reluctance, Roger and Rowan explained that it was considered dishonorable in Wookiee culture to break a deal. After having his head reattached to his body, Roger stayed behind to guard the StarScavenger while the others traveled to the island fortress to rescue Tantarra.[4]

After rescuing Tantarra, Zander and Kordi arranged for Rowan to fly the StarScavenger and pick them up from the top of the fortress. Roger was forced to retreat when Rowan embarked on a quest to find the third Kyber Saber crystal within the fortress complex. Shortly later, Wookiee Auzituck anti-slaver gunships launched an attack on the fortress and a full scale battle broke out between the Wookiees and the Trandoshans. Roger flew the ship to a glaze where he was later joined by Rowan and Zander. The Freemakers were soon cornered by the Imperial officers Durpin and Plumestriker but Kordi knocked them out at the expense of damaging the Wroshyr wood frame. As a result, Ignacio called the deal off.[4]

Adventure on FeluciaEdit

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Roger with Luke and Rowan on Felucia

Following their adventure on Kashyyyk, Roger and the Freemakers were visited by the rebels Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa, whose Y-wing had overheated following an encounter with TIE fighters. While Kordi and Zander fraternized with Leia, Roger accidentally embarked on another unintended adventure with Rowan and Luke when he accidentally sent the StarScavenger into hyperspace. Luke managed to deactivate the ship's hyperdrive moments before it collided with the jungle world of Felucia.[9]

The StarScavenger crash-landed on Felucia and the ship's hyperdrive generator was separated and ended up in a pit that was home to an acklay. While Rowan bonded with the Jedi Luke, Roger was swallowed and spat out by giant fly traps on several occasions. When nightfall came, the three attempted to recover the hyperdrive generator but awoke the acklay. Rowan managed to avert disaster by using his Force powers to summon flowers to lure the acklay away from its nest. This allowed Roger to recover the hyperdrive generator and reattach it to the StarScavenger. After repairing their ship, Roger, Rowan, and Skywalker were able to return to The Wheel. Luke and Leia then departed on one of Zander's Z-wings since their Y-wing had been destroyed as part of a ruse to convince the Empire that the rebel fugitives were dead.[9]

Trap on TatooineEdit

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Roger and Rowan together

After a flower that Rowan had obtained on Felucia withered in Naare's hands, Rowan came to suspect that something was sinister about Naare.[9] Rowan tried to confide with Roger only to find that the droid had been switched off. Later, Roger and the other Freemakers traveled to the desert world of Tatooine where Zander had obtained a job offer from the podracer pilot Ben Quadinaros. However, this job offer turned out to be a ruse by Graballa and his henchmen to trap the Freemakers. Before Graballa could deal with the Freemakers, he was distracted by Jabba and Boba Fett.[10]

The Freemakers escaped on Quadinaros' podracer and took part in the 29th Annual Bricklayers' Classic race. During the race, Roger and the Freemakers were pursued by Graballa's bounty hunters Dengar, Baash, and Raam. However, they managed to elude their pursuers and also won the race. Pursued by Graballa and his henchmen, the Freemakers fled to the Dune Sea where they crashlanded their podracer. The Freemakers then hid inside a derelict sandcrawler where they took up defensive positions against Graballa's forces. Unable to return to the StarScavenger, Kordi and Zander decided to call Naare for help.[10]

During the resulting skirmish, the Freemakers managed to hold off Graballa's forces with a box of thermal detonators. When their supply of ammunition began to dwindle, Naare arrived in the Eclipse Fighter and proceeded to fight off Dengar and the other henchmen. During the ensuing melee, Roger, Kordi, and Zander were separated from Rowan and captured by Graballa's henchmen. After hiding Rowan in her fighter, Naare drove off the gangsters and rescued Roger and the other Freemakers. The Freemakers and Naare then traveled back to the Freemaker Garage on The Wheel.[10]

Escape to TakodanaEdit

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Roger and the Freemakers traveling to the third moon of Takodana.

After returning to the Freemaker Garage, Rowan informed his sibilings and Roger about Naare's true identity as a Sith. In response, the Freemakers made preparations to flee The Wheel. When Naare came knocking on their door, Roger tried to delay her by claiming the Freemakers were sleeping. However, Naare was not fooled and she cut through their door with her lightsaber. Following a brief struggle, the Freemakers managed to flee on the StarScavenger into space. Naare pursued the StarScavenger in her Eclipse Fighter but the Freemakers managed to evade her and escape into hyperspace.[11]

Once in hyperspace, Roger overloaded his processors upon learning from Zander that battle droids were the villains of the Clone Wars. With the StarScavenger's quantum field regulator damaged, the Freemakers were forced to land at Maz Kanata's castle on the planet Takodana. After Zander accidentally scratched the Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka's ship, the Freemakers agreed to pay for the damage by traveling to the third moon of Takodana on their scavenger vessel to retrieve three golden orbs.[11]

On the third moon, the Freemakers discovered that the golden orbs were stored in a deep hole in the middle of a field inhabited by varactyls. That night, the Freemakers attempted to steal the golden orbs by flying their scavenger vessel over the pit. Roger was lowered down a rope into the cave and managed to obtain the orbs. However, he grabbed more than three orbs and lost his grip, scattering them over the field. This created a commotion that stirred the sleeping varactyls who attacked Roger, Kordi, and Zander. The varactyls ripped Roger apart and proceeded to attack the scavenger vessel.[11]

Rowan managed to save Roger and his siblings by using the Force to communicate with the varactyls. Upon realizing the golden orbs were varactyl eggs, Rowan apologized to the creatures and convinced them to release Roger and his family. After escaping the varactyls, Zander repaired Roger who complimented the former by offering to pat him on the back. The Freemakers then returned to Maz Kanata's castle to confront Hondo. Hondo and his henchmen tried to hurt the Freemakers but were driven off by Maz Kanata. Maz then rewarded the Freemakers by gifting them a new regulator and the fourth Kyber Saber crystal, which she had found on Rodia.[11]

Race for the Kyber Saber crystalsEdit

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Roger, Kordi, and Zander at the Emperor Palpatine Museum

Before the Freemakers could leave Takodana with their newly acquired Kyber Saber crystal, they were attacked by Naare and Graballa's warship Rancor's Fist. Naare had forged a deal with Graballa and promptly stole Rowan's Kyber crystal before fleeing in her Eclipse Fighter. The Freemakers gave chase but were outgunned by Graballa's warship. The Freemakers then traveled to the watery planet of Ningoth where they resolved to prevent the remaining Kyber crystals from falling into Naare's hands. Since Roger's metal body was vulnerable to rust, Roger stayed aboard the StarScavenger while the other Freemakers searched Ningoth's oceans for the fifth Kyber crystal in the Bubbly Snubbly.[12]

The Freemakers managed to find the fifth crystal and signalled for Roger to pull them out of the ocean with a crane. However, they were cornered again by Naare's Eclipse Fighter and Graballa's Rancor's Fist. While Roger exchanged fire with Graballa's ship, the Freemakers attempted to drag Naare's starfighter under water. Following a fierce struggle, the Freemakers managed to lose Naare and escape aboard the StarScavenger. Before the ship's doors could close, Naare managed to levitate the fifth Kyber crystal.[12]

Despite their setback, the Freemakers and Roger resolved to prevent Naare from finding the remaining Kyber Saber crystals. They traveled to Naboo where they discovered that the sixth crystal was housed somewhere inside the former Theed Royal Palace, which had been revamped as the Emperor Palpatine Museum. To break into the Museum, Zander smuggled in Roger as a disguised prop from the Clone Wars. Roger was housed in a large glass display beside a row of B2 super battle droids. That night, Roger broke out of his metal casing and let the Freemakers into the Museum.[12]

While the other Freemakers scoured the Museum for the sixth Kyber crystal, Roger entered another Clone Wars exhibit and tried to reunite with his former comrade R0-HK; who was inoperative. Nevertheless, Roger proceeded to regale him with tales of his work as a salvage operator. Roger was startled when a head from a statue of Palpatine rolled into the exhibit and knocked the battle droid into his fallen comrades. This set off a series of blaster bolts which ricocheted across the hall and knocked down an N-1 starfighter that Zander was fiddling with.[12]

Roger was helping Zander out of the N-1 starfighter, which was still dangling from the ceiling in Theed Hangar, when they were rejoined by Kordi, who was donning one of Queen Amidala's royal robes. The three Freemakers were then cornered by the Imperial Generals Durpin and Plumestriker, whom they had encountered earlier on Kashyyyk. The officers were about to execute them when Rowan turned up disguised as Emperor Palpatine and claimed that the intruders were "generous donors."[12]

After discovering the sixth Kyber Saber crystal in Kordi's headdress, the Freemakers were ambushed by Naare and Dengar. Roger used a blaster he had taken from the Clone Wars exhibit to exchange fire with the bounty hunter while Rowan tangled with Naare. When one of Dengar's stray blasts hit R0-HK, Roger entered into a rare berserker rage and chased Dengar out of the hangar while firing his blaster. Roger and the other Freemakers survived the destruction of the Emperor Palpatine Museum which was triggered by Rowan releasing the bolt holding the N-1 starfighter. Once in space, the Freemakers discussed how Naare was able to tail their movements. Roger then discovered that Naare had reactivated his transmission pack following their adventure on Tatooine.[12]

The test of familyEdit

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Roger being treated to an oil bath by N-3RO

After escaping into hyperspace, Roger was relieved of his transmission pack by Zander and Kordi. While apologetic, Roger thought that he was not solely to blame for Naare being able to home in on them. Having discovered that the seventh and last Kyber Saber crystal was on Hoth, the Freemakers decided not to travel there to avoid luring Naare there. Instead, at Rowan's suggestion, they traveled to the junkyard planet of Zoh; which was home to the legendary Maker of Zoh. According to Roger, the Maker was a droid myth whispered in repair shops.[13]

Upon landing on Zoh, Roger and the other Freemakers were surrounded by several old decommissioned droids, who were hostile to the organics. Roger tried to reassure the droids that his human companions posed no harm. However, the droids' leader N-3RO deemed Roger's human companions hostile after learning they had removed his transmission pack. Before the hostilities could escalate further, the Maker of Zoh intervened and managed to calm his droids down. The Freemakers quickly discovered that the Maker of Zoh was no other than the former Sith clone Jek-14; who had changed sides and become an ally of the Jedi and the Rebel Alliance.[13]

While Rowan underwent further training under Jek-14's tutelage, Roger joined Zander and Kordi in exploring the junkyard world. After Roger accidentally toppled a crescent-shaped structure that nearly killed his masters, they expressed annoyance with him. Zander told Roger to return to the StarScavenger to "recalibrate the calibrators." Roger quickly realized this was a ruse to get away from him. Shortly later, Roger was befriended by N-3RO who asked if he had any problems with his masters. Believing N-3RO to be friendly, Roger explained that his masters were angry with him for nearly killing them and accidentally letting the "bad guys" track them down.[13]

When Roger related another incident when his owners were angry at him for burning their dinner, N-3RO claimed that organics did not know how to appreciate their droids. In an attempt to win Roger over, N-3RO took the battle droid for an oil bath. During the bath, he invited Roger to join his droid community and claimed that the other Freemakers would scrap him once he had outlived his usefulness. Roger refused to believe that but enjoyed the bath. N-3RO then told Roger to stay in the oil bath while he and the other droids moved against the Freemakers.[13]

After witnessing an explosion, Roger decided to investigate. Soon, he stumbled upon N-3RO and his followers as they were preparing to execute the organics including the Maker, whom they had deemed irreparable due to his contact with the outsiders. N-3RO tried to convince Roger to come over to their side and to cast aside his masters. However, Roger took the opportunity to reaffirm his loyalty to the Freemakers by saying that mistakes happened in families but that they still forgave each other because they were family. When N-3RO asked whether he was choosing the humans over his droid brethren, Roger replied that he was both a droid and a Freemaker.[13]

Roger then reattached his transmission pack. After some delay, Naare arrived with Graballa's forces and attacked the junkyard. Kordi thanked Roger for bringing more "bad guys" to fight the other "bad guys" while Zander complimented Roger for thinking like a Freemaker. While Jek-14 held back Naare, the Freemakers fled on the StarScavenger to Hoth. They were pursued by Naare and Graballa's forces.[13]

Frozen on HothEdit

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Roger frozen on Hoth

Roger and the other Freemakers traveled aboard the StarScavenger to Hoth. Upon entering the planet's atmosphere, the Freemakers flew their ship into a dangerous snowstorm with Naare and Graballa following at their heels. The Freemakers' ship narrowly avoided colliding with a mountain but the Eclipse Fighter and the Rancor's Fist crashed into it. Upon landing, Roger stayed aboard the StarScavenger while the other Freemakers explored a nearby cave system. Roger attempted to keep the ship's engines warm but instead overloaded it, causing the StarScavenger to fall into a frozen lake.[14]

The other Freemakers eventually found the seventh Kyber Saber crystal but were dismayed to find the StarScavenger and Roger frozen solid and stuck in the ice. Roger managed to free himself but his language processor was frozen and the droid could only utter the word "genius." Roger and his companions then traveled to the former rebel base Echo Base. After driving out the Imperial officers Durpin and Plumestriker, the Freemakers set up base there and prepared for a showdown with Naare and Graballa's forces.[14]

During the ensuing skirmish, Roger and Kordi rode on a refurbished AT-AT walker while Rowan and Zander rode a snowspeeder. Roger and Kordi' walker managed to shoot down Graballa's Rancor's Fist, causing the ship to crash and free the StarScavenger from her frozen tomb. The Freemakers were forced to retreat when Naare unleashed an avalanche. After Naare issued an ultimatum for the kyber crystal, Rowan handed her an ice crystal. The Freemakers then fled with the real kyber crystal aboard the StarScavenger into space.[14]

Once in space, Roger was fully thawed and able to speak again. Since the Empire was after the Kyber Saber crystals, Rowan decided that he could not endanger his older brother and sister. Holding the last piece of the Kyber Saber, Rowan was determined not to let Naare reforge the ancient weapon. Without telling Zander and Kordi, he and Roger departed from the StarScavenger in the Freemaker scavenger vessel and jumped into hyperspace.[14]

Confronting NaareEdit

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Roger and Rowan hiding with the last Kyber Saber crystal

After parting company with Zander and Kordi, Roger and Rowan hid on an unidentified world. While Roger set by a campfire, Rowan sparred with several training droids he had found in a nearby cave. Roger wanted to go home but Rowan was not finished yet and asked the battle droid to play back a recording of a Clone Wars skirmish with the Jedi Master Kit Fisto. While troubled by his memories of the Clone Wars, Roger reluctantly complied with the boy. Later, Rowan asked Roger to play back a recording of the Battle of Geonosis in order to learn the moves of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Mace Windu. Roger tried to offer the boy a video of him falling off the stairs but reluctantly acceded.[2]

While sparring with the training droids, Rowan sensed through the Force that his brother and sister were being tortured by Naare. Despite Roger sensing it was a trap, he accompanied Rowan on their scavenger vessel back to the Freemaker Garage. Upon arriving, Roger and Rowan crashed their ship into the debris and then leapt onto a platform. While the other Freemakers fought with Naare and Graballa's henchmen, Roger contributed to the battle by releasing spareparts and debris over Naare. As the skirmish continued, Naare demanded to know who had trained Rowan. Roger then spoken up and replied that he had taught the boy using his memories of the Clone Wars and the Jedi particularly Master Windu.[2]

Roger then made the mistake of telling Naare that he had taught Rowan everything. Naare quickly deduced that the battle droid knew where the seventh Kyber Saber crystal was and pursued the droid. She then beheaded Roger and took his head, intending to access his memory banks. After Naare turned on Graballa and his henchmen and drove them out of the Freemaker Garage, Naare linked up an unwilling Roger's head to a holoprojector. After learning the location of the last kyber crystal, Naare departed with Roger's head in her Eclipse Fighter.[2]

Showdown on CoruscantEdit

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R0-GR and the Freemakers joined the Rebellion

After Naare arrived on the mysterious planet to claim the seventh Kyber Saber crystal, Roger implored her to look into herself. However, the Sith acolyte tossed the droid's head back into her starfighter cockpit. Naare then reforged the Kyber Saber and used it to carve up a mountain and destroy a nearby planet. Having tested the Kyber Saber's power, Naare then decided to rebel against her master Emperor Palpatine and attack Coruscant, the capital of the Galactic Empire. Using the Kyber Saber, Naare wiped out the Imperial fleet defending Coruscant and headed towards the Imperial Palace to confront the Emperor. Upon landing, she tossed Roger's head aside; no longer having any need for his services.[3]

Roger was then found by Zander and Kordi who reattached his head to his body. After Rowan stole the Kyber Saber from Naare, the Freemakers fled Coruscant on the StarScavenger. Despite being pursued by Imperial forces, they managed to flee into hyperspace. Rowan then destroyed the Kyber Saber by tossing it into the volcano world of Mustafar. Having incurred the wrath of the Emperor, the Freemakers realized that they could not return to their garage on the Wheel. Instead, they decided to travel throughout the galaxy. Shortly later, the Freemakers were discovered by Admiral Ackbar, who invited them to join the Rebel Alliance.[3]

Joining the RebellionEdit

Bartering across the galaxyEdit

After being greeted by Admiral Ackbar, Roger and his fellow Freemakers decided to join the Rebel Alliance. Roger was motivated by a desire to take a break from his job as the Freemakers' butler. After boarding the MC80 star cruiser Home One, the Freemakers were greeted by Admiral Ackbar, who was aware they were fugitives from the Empire. With the rebel starfighter pilot Lieutenant Valeria needing a new Type A vector coil for her U-wing starfighter, Ackbar offered to hire the Freemakers if they could obtain a new one.[15]

Roger accompanied his family on a tour of several planets including Bespin, Takodana, Kashyyyk, and Tatooine. During the journey, Kordi bartered an ignition key for various objects including a comlink gasser, an ion projector, a Type Two power cell, and a repulsor disc. On Tatooine, Kordi managed to barter the repulsor disc for a Type A vector coil. Meanwhile, Roger along with Zander and Rowan were caught in the tentacles of a sarlacc. After obtaining the repulsor disc for Valeria's U-wing, a grateful Admiral Ackbar decided to hire the Freemakers.[15]

The accidental heroEdit

Later, Roger attempted to befriend several rebel droids including the C1-series astromech droid Chopper by offering them motor oil drinks. However, the combustible fuel exploded. Thinking that Roger had played a prank on them, the other droids beat him up using one of his arms. After chatting with the other Freemakers in Home One's hangar bay, Roger experienced an epiphany and decided to build an improvised buffer out of spareparts. Despite the arrival of an Imperial Star Destroyer, Roger remained oblivious and continued building his machine.[16]

While "borrowing" various objects, Roger accidentally tossed a piece of machinery into the engines of a B-wing starfighter, causing the fighter to explode and block the hangar. This prevented more rebel starfighters from aiding Lieutenant Valeria's forces. While testing the buffer, Roger accidentally catapulted himself into space. Roger crashed into the Star Destroyer's deflector shield generator. This turned the tide of the battle and enable the Home One to destroy the Imperial warship. Due to his services, Roger was awarded a medal. He told Chopper to keep the accident a secret. Roger and Chopper then tested the buffer only to be catapulted into space a second time.[16]

Assault on Strike Station AurekEdit

While Zander and Kordi were servicing Blue Squadron's starfighters prior to the planned assault on Strike Station Aurek, Roger was baking a tray of sweet-sand cookies to celebrate the occasion. Blinded by the engine exhaust, Roger bumped into a stack of crates that Rowan had erected to eavesdrop on Lieutenant Valeria's briefing. The crates crashed on the starfighters in a domino effect, damaging them. Roger tried to blame Rowan while Kordi panicked. However, Rowan decided to use his Force powers to repair the ships. He told Roger to help him while Kordi and Zander attempted to delay Valeria and her pilots with an S-foil.[17]

Roger managed to repair Valeria's Y-wing but ended up building his feet into the ship's astromech socket. Rowan tried to free Roger but was unable to do so. The two were trapped aboard the repaired Y-wing as Valeria took off into space to lead the assault. During the assault on Strike Station Aurek, Roger panicked and Rowan was forced to cover for him. At Rowan's insistence, Roger pretended to be an R6 unit. As Valeria approached the station's thermal exhaust port, Roger fretted that he had not fixed the launch tube. Rowan instead used the Force to dislodge the proton torpedo into the port, causing an explosion which destroyed the Imperial base. Roger, Rowan, and the rebels returned to Home One where Rowan used his lightsaber to cut them out of the ship. They reunited with Zander and Kordi while Valeria complimented her crew, who had been left behind.[17]

Zander's dogfightEdit

After Zander decided to join Lieutenant Valeria's Blue Squadron in his Blazemaker Mark II, Roger joined Kordi and Rowan in helping refit his starfighter with laser cannons. Roger tried to attach a laser cannon to one of the wings of the Blazemaker Mark II but ended up colliding with a nearby A-wing, demolishing the fighter. Zander also installed a magma cannon on top of the Blazemaker II. Zander managed to turn the tide of the dogfight. However, the Blazemaker II blew up when the magma cannon malfunctioned. Zander however survived the explosion.[18]

Mission to rescue Lando and ChewbaccaEdit

When the Freemakers embarked on a mission to rescue the rebel agents Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca, Roger was packed into a cargo crate. The Freemakers' plan was to get captured by an Imperial blockade, steal the ship's fuel intermixer, and escape to rendezvous with Lando and Chewbacca. After Plumestriker and Durpin imprisoned the Freemakers in the brig of their Gozanti-class cruiser, Rowan used the Force to summon Roger out of their cargo box and reassemble him.[19]

Roger then used one of his legs to knock out the stormtrooper sentries guarding the Freemakers' cell. Kordi then sent Roger and Zander to power up the StarScavenger's engines. On the way, Roger tripped over one of the stormtroopers and left one of his legs behind. The Freemakers then managed to rendezvous with Lando and Chewbacca. After fixing the fuel intermixer to the Millennium Falcon, the rebels returned together to Home One. Roger interrupted the celebration to inform them that he had left one of his legs behind on the Imperial cruiser.[19]

CharacteristicsEdit

"Well, isn't that what happens in families? Sometimes we make mistakes but you forgive each other because you're family. You still love each other right?"
―Roger regarded himself as a loyal member of the Freemakers[src]
Roger and varactyls Test

R0-GR being attacked by varactyls on Felucia

R0-GR was a B1 battle droid of the Separatist Army that survived the Clone Wars. He had a friendly character but was slightly misunderstood. Roger was programmed to served as Rowan's best buddy and had a reputation as a simpleton. Due to his Clone Wars experiences, Roger had a fear of Jedi[1] and Wookiees.[4] He was friendly and entertaining towards sentient beings but was not good at reading social cues. On one occasion, he read a visibly bored Wick Cooper his memoirs of the Clone Wars.[5] Despite being reproved by his masters for minor mistakes such as accidentally burning their dinner, Roger was still loyal to the Freemakers and regarded them as family. While he recognized that he was a droid, Roger identified himself firstly as a Freemaker.[13]

Roger also had a grumpy demeanor and pessimistic outlook which stemmed from his experiences as a battle droid. When panicked, he was also prone to making mistakes like tipping a hot mug over the controls of the StarScavenger, starting an accidental fire, and sending the starship into hyperspace. Roger was visibly annoyed after he was swallowed three times by a giant venus fly trap and an acklay on Felucia.[9] Due to his metallic body, Roger hated watery worlds like Ningoth. In addition, he regarded Naboo as a graveyard for battle droids. While Roger was usually pliable and docile, he was once worked up into a berserker rage after the bounty hunter Dengar blasted his former comrade R0-HK.[12]

While Roger had an affinity for fellow droids like R0-HK and N-3RO, he disagreed with N-3RO's hatred of organics due to his loyalty and love for the Freemakers. He was visibly angered when N-3R0 tried to hurt his family.[12] Despite being troubled by his memories of the Clone Wars, Roger reluctantly helped Rowan improve his lightsaber combat skills by playing back recordings of Jedi battles. This greatly improved Rowan's lightsaber skills and combat powers during his penultimate match against Naare at the Wheel. In a misguided attempt to protect Rowan, Roger also identified himself as Rowan's teacher and claimed that he taught the boy all the techniques and powers of the old Jedi Order. However, Naare realized that Roger knew the location of the last Kyber Saber crystal and stole his head.[2] Later, Roger attempted to talk Naare out of her plan to harness the Kyber Saber but failed to persuade the Sith acolyte.[3]

Roger's attempt to befriend the rebel droids was beset by disaster when he accidentally served them inflammable motor oil. In an attempt to repair the relationship, Roger built a buffer out of spareparts. As a droid, Roger was creative and resourceful enough to build machinery out of spareparts. Through this project, Roger accidentally helped the rebels to take out an Imperial Star Destroyer and became a hero to the Rebellion.[16] At times, he could be clumsy. On one occasion, he knocked over a stack of containers.[17] On another occasion, he left one of his legs aboard an Imperial ship.[19] Rowan was also able to remotely reassemble Roger using the Force.[19]

EquipmentEdit

R0-GR had a mismatched right arm and torso and could also bake cookies.[1] As a droid, his metallic body rusted when exposed to water.[12] Along with many other droids, Roger liked oil baths since they reinvigorated his joints.[13] As a droid, Roger survived being decapitated and ripped to pieces on several occasions.[4][11][2] He also wore a transmission pack and had a faded Trade Federation symbol on his torso.[13]

Behind the scenesEdit

"I loved playing those battle droids in The Clone Wars and never expected them to live for more than one episode and have a character arc, which is a dream come true."
―Matthew Wood[src]

R0-GR is voiced by Matthew Wood, who had previously voiced the battle droids, General Grievous, Wat Tambor, and several other Separatist characters in the Cartoon Network TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. His name is an obvious reference to the battle droids' catchphrase. He is one of the four main cast members of the non-Canon Disney XD animated TV series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, which ran from June 20 to August 29, 2016.[1]

To create Roger's unique voice tone, Wood, who also served as Lucasfilm's sound designer, used a special digital process to alter his voice during post-recording. Wood had previously used this digital voice-enhancing process in the Prequel trilogy and The Clone Wars trilogy. During The Freemakers Adventures Panel Liveblog held at Celebration Europe on July 16, 2016, Wood explained that his character Roger gave greater depth to the battle droids, who were regarded as cheap low-processing droids that often did not live beyond more than one episode.[20]

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 SWCustom-2011 LEGO Star Wars: The Freemakers Adventures premieres June 20 on Disney XD on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Duel of Destiny"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 'The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Return of the Kyber Saber"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Peril on Kashyyyk"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Zander's Joyride"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "A Hero Discovered"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Mines of Graballa"
  8. The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Lost Treasure of Cloud City"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Crossing Paths"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Race on Tatooine"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Test"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Kyber Saber Crystal Chase"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Maker of Zoh"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Showdown on Hoth"
  15. 15.0 15.1 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Home One"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Thrown Into Battle"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Rowan's Secret Adventure"
  18. The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Zander Freemaker, Superstar Pilot Guy!"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 The Freemakers mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Beware, the Gamorrean Flu!"
  20. SWCustom-2011 SWCE 2016: LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Panel Liveblog on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)

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