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At the height of the Clone Wars, R2-KT was assigned to the 501st Legion and served on board a Republic vessel attached to Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Over the course of the war, "Katie" and R2 liked to meet and gossip about the war and the Republic Fleet. During the events of Rotta's kidnapping, the droid was present at a briefing of clone troopers and their Jedi commanders. The droid was also present at the Battle of Ryloth, the Sky Battle of Quell, and on Commander Wolffe's Acclamator I-class assault ship in the socket of a BTL-B Y-wing starfighter during the Mission to Aleen. R2-KT survived the Clone Wars and subsequently served in the Galactic Empire.
Behind the scenesEdit
R2-KT started off as a real-world replica of an R2-series astromech droid with pink highlights. Albin Johnson, the founder of the 501st Legion, wanted to build a pink droid for his daughter Katie, who was dying from brain cancer (In fact, the "KT" suffix would appear to be a reference to her name). When it was realized that he did not have enough time, R2-KT was built by Jerry Greene, master droid builder, with the help of the R2 Builders Club. R2-KT makes appearances at children's hospitals, Star Wars Celebration and charity events in the southeastern United States. A Hasbro action figure of this droid was sold at San Diego Comic-Con 2007 and the character had a cameo in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film.
R2-KT was originally going to appear in the Clone Wars episodes "Secret Weapons" and "A Sunny Day in the Void". However, since those episodes featured several droids as main characters, the Clone Wars crew wanted to avoid audience confusion with R2-D2, so they created the droid QT-KT instead.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars film (First appearance)
- The Clone Wars: Departure (Possible appearance)
- The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct (Possible appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Jedi Crash"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mercy Mission"
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Possible appearance)
- Star Tours (Possible appearance)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures video game
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (First identified as R2-KT)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Visual Guide Ultimate Battles
- "Making Giant Plans!"—Star Wars Insider 106
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.23
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
Notes and referencesEdit
- R2KT.com, R2-KT's official website
- The Katie Johnson Home Page
- R2-KT on CWA Wiki
- Astromech.net The Official R2 Builders Club website
- Carolina Garrison, R2-KT's 501st unit