The Research Combatant was a type of battle droid created by the Gray Secant, a Gree research starship, for the purpose of testing the combat capabilities of sentient lifeforms at the Gray Secant's research pylons. The large, three-legged droid came in two identical variations—Mk-II and the more powerful Mk-IV. When the pylons were activated, the Gray Secant would dispatch a trio of Research Combatants, Research Probes, or Research Battlers to that pylon.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Research Combatant appears as an enemy involved in the Heroic mission "Primary Testing" during the Relics of the Gree World Event on the planet Ilum, which was first added to the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic in Game Update 1.7: Return of the Gree on February 12, 2013. Two variations appear: the Research Combatant Mk-IV, groups of which can be summoned at the three pylons in the northern section of the Western Ice Shelf, and the Research Combatant Mk-II, groups of which can be summoned in the open world player-vs-player zone in the center of the area. The Mk-II, like the Mk-II versions of the three other Gree droids involved in the mission, is reduced in strength to make it possible for smaller groups to complete the mission in an area where they can be attacked by other players.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)