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R2-Q5 was an R2-series astromech droid produced by Industrial Automaton and working for the Galactic Empire. R2-Q5 had black coverings highlighted by bronze access panels, and was a well-equipped droid with tools for repairing starships and special, hidden spy devices. The droid also possessed a hidden blaster cannon under one of its dome flaps.
R2-Q5 was charged with storing the Emperor's plans against the Rebel Alliance within its memory bank as well as being personally responsible for programming hyperspace co-ordinates directly into Emperor Palpatine's shuttle during covert missions.
In 2 BBY, R2-Q5 was present in the Vapor Room bar on Bespin, where the droid was caught in a firefight between Imperial troops and Galen Marek, who had traveled to Bespin to find Jedi General Rahm Kota, on the order of Senator Bail Organa.
R2-Q5 also became aware of IG-88A's infiltration of the Death Star II and subsequent plan to reprogram every Imperial droid to follow his commands. The droid took it upon itself to prevent IG-88A's plans.
A subsequent Rebel attack destroyed corridors in the second Death Star, resulting in the immobilization of R4-I9 that was carrying a vital message for the Emperor. R2-Q5 was forced to download the data from the R4 and deliver it personally. Whether the droid fulfilled the mission, prior to the Emperor's death, is unknown.
Behind the scenesEdit
R2-Q5's name is incorrectly written as R2-D5 in the #6211 Lego Imperial Star Destroyer set.
In Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, R2-Q5 can be spawned by typing "npc spawn R2D2_imp".
In LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, R2-Q5 can be unlocked for purchase by entering the code "EVILR2", but he also becomes available after completing every level in the game. During gameplay, R2-Q5 has identical abilities to other astromechs in the game, but his droidspeak is different, and the droid's attitude jets emit red efflux rather than blue.
- The Force Unleashed (game)
- Star Wars: Empire at War
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Non-canonical appearance)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
- (Jedi Force File) (Picture only) (as R2-Q2)
- (Jedi Force File)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary