"The X-Ones were defense robots, programmed to automatically fight against any hostile act!"
―C-3PO, on the Ranger X-1[src]

The Ranger X-1 was an antiquated model of[1] masculine[2] defense droid[1] programmed to automatically fight any act of hostility that had green plating with "X-1" emblazoned in white on its chest, a pair of white photoreceptors, and morphed into a box when deactivated. The series was terminated when the Intergalactic Law Agency was founded[2] during the last century of the Galactic Republic,[3] and the last of the X-1s were collected and scrapped.[2]

However, a Ranger X-1 brought to the Dodz to protect pioneers was missed by the ILA and found by Jost Ellon near the planet's crystal mines. After meeting R2-D2 and C-3PO, Ellon discovered that the X-1 had corroded power cells and kicked the inert droid, accidentally reactivating it. Despite being low on power, Ellon wanted to use the X-1 to aid the merchants of Dodz against Governor Kugg, who used his killer droid, the Destroyer,[2] to murder[1] those who refused to pay his heavy taxes. Although outmatched, the Ranger was able to destroy the Destroyer when R2 tapped into its power and fed it back into the X-1.[2] The defense droid ran out of energy in a permanently heroic pose,[1] remaining on top of a hill as a reminder of its importance to the people of Dodz for ending Kugg's corrupt reign.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Ranger X-1 first appeared in Star Wars Droids 1: The Destroyer, the first issue of the Star Wars Droids comic series published by Star Comics, an imprint of Marvel Comics,[2] which was first published on April 1, 1986.[4]



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