Name: Artoo Detoo (R2-D2)
Date destroyed: 20 BBY, Carida system (rebuilt shortly after)
Manufacturer: Industrial Automaton
Product line: R-series
Model: R2 series astromech droid
Class: Astromech droid
Degree: Class Two
Height: 1.09 meters
Mass: 32 kilograms
Gender: Masculine programming
Sensor color: Red
Plating color: Blue, Silver
Electroshock Prod 4D+2
Planetary Systems 11D
Starfighter Piloting 6D
Starfighter Piloting: X-wing 8D+1
Starship Gunnery 4D+1
Starship Shields 5D+1
Computer programming/repair 9D+1
Droid programming 7D+2
Droid Repair 7D
Machinery Repair 5D+2
Repulsorlift Repair 5D+2
Starfighter Repair 6D
Starfighter Repair: X-wing 8D+1
Space Transports Repair 5D+2
Space Transports Repair: YT-1300 Transports 7D+2
â¢ Three wheeled legs (one retractable)
â¢ Retractable heavy grasper arm (+ID to lifting)
â¢ Retractable fine-work grasper arm
â¢ Extendable 3 meter long video sensor (360Â° rotation)
â¢ Small electric arc welder (3D damage, O.3-meter range)
â¢ Small circular saw (4D damage, O.3-meter range)
â¢ Video display screen
â¢ Holographic projector/recorder (one-meter range)
â¢ Fire extinguisher
â¢ Small internal "cargo" area (20 cm by 8 cm)
â¢ High-pitch acoustic signaller
â¢ One long-range sensing array; includes radar, radiation counter, lifeform sensor, infrared receptors, electro-magnetic field receptor (+3D to search at range of up to 100 meters)
â¢ Broad-band antenna receiver (can monitor all broadcast and communication frequencies)
â¢ Information storage/retrieval jack for computer link-up
â¢ One compressed air launcher (used for Luke's lightsaber or for flares)
Force Points: 2
Character Points: 20
Description: R2-D2, pronounced Artoo-Detoo and often referred to as R2 (Artoo), was an R2 series astromech droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton with masculine programming. A smart, spunky droid serving a multitude of masters over its lifetime, R2 never had a full memory wipe (apart from a partial mind-wipe by Cad Bane during the buildup to the senate hostage crisis) nor has he received new programming, with these factors resulting in an adventurous and independent attitude. Oftentimes finding himself in pivotal moments in galactic history, his bravery and ingenuity saved the galaxy time and time again.
Beginning his service in the employ of Queen Amidala of Naboo, the droid would wind up serving Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker during the waning years of the Galactic Republic, often accompanied by the protocol droid C-3PO in many adventures throughout the Clone Wars. After his master's turn to the dark side of the Force, he would eventually serve Senator Bail Organa for a time in the Imperial Senate. Nineteen years following the death of the Galactic Republic, he would play a pivotal role in helping the Alliance to Restore the Republic destroy the Empire's dreaded Death Star, carrying technical readouts essential to its destruction. Serving Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, the son of his two former masters throughout the Galactic Civil War, he would participate in both the Battles of Hoth and Endor, and would witness the destruction of the Empire's dreaded Death Star II a mere four years after the first space station's destruction.
In the subsequent thirty years, Artoo would accompany Luke Skywalker until the destruction of his attempted resurrection of the Jedi Order. Following Luke's disappearance, Artoo set himself into a self-imposed low power mode as newer droid models started to out-compute the aging astromech. Despite this, his celebrated role in the Rebellion protected him from the usual recycling procedure of many old droids, allowing him a peaceful semi-retirement in the Resistance as he pored over several decades of uninterrupted data, causing him to 'dream' of many of his greatest adventures.
R2-D2 was known for his loyal, courageous, and assertive personality. Over the years, R2-D2 had served several masters diligently including the Royal House of Naboo, Senator PadmÃ© Amidala, the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, Senator Bail Organa, and Anakin's son, Luke Skywalker. While R2-D2 was not designed for combat, R2-D2 was still able to hold himself well in a fight on several occasions during the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War. Unlike his fastidious and worry-prone protocol counterpart C-3PO, R2-D2 had an adventurous spirit and was able to cope well under challenging circumstances. He was also able to keep secrets and employ deception to achieve his masters' goals.
Due to his resourcefulness and quick-thinking nature, R2-D2 acquitted himself well during a number of difficult and challenging missions including repairing the Naboo Royal Starship's shield generator., preventing T-7 ion disruptor rifles from falling into the hands of the Empire, and delivering Luke's lightsaber during a mission to rescue Han Solo and Chewbacca from Jabba the Hutt.
R2-D2 and the former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano also had a mutual liking and respect for each other. R2-D2 helped Ahsoka escape a pair of pilots that Senator Organa had hired to bring her to him. Senator Organa once joked that R2 was far too independent for an astromech droid but did not give him a memory wipe out of respect. Tano quipped that R2-D2 had several "bad" role models including Anakin Skywalker and Senator Amidala. Later, R2 repaired Tano's freighter.
R2-D2 was loyal to his master Princess Leia Organa and was determined to get her message to Obi-Wan Kenobi despite the odds stacked against him. R2-D2 showed ingenuity when he helped Princess Leia and Evaan Verlaine defeat a platoon of stormtroopers on Sullust by luring a pack of rockrenders to attack them. R2-D2 also showed initiative when he beamed Princess Leia's message to Chief Beon Beonel, helping repair the breach between the Alderaanians and the Alder-Espirions and save the Alderaan Flotilla from destruction at the hands of an Imperial Star Destroyer.
R2-D2's determination to deliver the Death Star plans to the Alliance once led him to attempt to sabotage R5-D4 in an attempt to improve his chances of being sold. However, R2 relented upon learning about R5's sad story. Instead, R2-D2 managed to convince R5-D4 to help him get sold by telling him that the fate of the galaxy depended on it and that he was working for the Rebellion. This moved R5, who once worked for the Rebellion.
R2-D2 was a diminutive droid, standing 1.09 meters tall. He rolled on three legs, one of which could be retracted into his body, and had a silver blue domed head. Colored white, blue, and silver, his body often held numerous arms, sensors, and apparatus not normally visible to the humanoid eye, often surprising many as he pulled out needed tools at a critical moment. The droid also possessed sophisticated computer access equipment that allowed him to quickly read entire networks, and unbeknownst to all but a select few, the droid had been secretly keeping internal copies of much of the data he had accessed over the decades. As with other astromech droids, R2-D2 spoke in the droid language of Binary.
The droid featured two power-bus cables on both his legs, connecting to small power cells found under his body, positioned vertically. The droid's motorized all-terrain treads were, as a result, not impacted by ankle articulator servomotors immediately above. Activating couplers were located immediately beneath shoulder articulation joints at the "top" of the droid's legs, with the joints appearing as concentric circles. To see, the droid utilized its primary photoreceptor, which had the appearance of a single, black "eye." Acoustic signalers were located in two square-looking depressions in the droid's front, right beneath several parallel blue "lines," which were actually the openings for some of his various gadgets.
The droid also featured rocket boosters that could propel him into the air. However, by the time of the Galactic Civil War they had not worked in ages, with their warranty being long expired.