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Name: R5-D4
Type: Industrial Automaton R5 Astromech Droid
Degree: 2nd Degree
Class: Astromech Droid
Sensor Color: Red
Plating Color: White, Red, Blue
Gender: Masculine Programming
Personality Module: Simple (Cowardly)

Dodge: 2D+1

Planetary Systems: 5D
Value: 3D

Astrogation: 5D
Repulsorlift Operation: 3D
Space transports: 4D
Starfighter Piloting: 4D
Starship Gunnery: 3D+2
Starship Shields: 4D


Lifting: 2D+2

Computer Programming/Repair: 4D
Droid Programming: 3D+1
Droid Repair: 4D
Ground Vehicle Repair: 3D+2
Hover Vehicle Repair: 3D+2
Repulsorlift Repair: 3D+2
Space Transports Repair: 3D+2
Starfighter Repair: 3D+2
Starship Weapon Repair: 3D+2

Equipped With:

• Three wheeled legs (center leg retractable)
• Video sensor
• Two fine manipulation arms (+1D to all repair skills)
• Arc welder (3D damage, 0.3 meter range)
• Holoprojector
• Fire extinguisher
• Repair tools
• Cybot acoustic signaler (droid and computer languages only)
• Brooks Propulsion Devices Anti-grav boosters (move: 12, flight ceiling: 100m)

Special Abilities:

Move: 5
Height: 1 meter
Cost: 1450 credits

Background: R5-D4, also referred to as R5 (Arfive) and called “Red” by Luke Skywalker, was a red and white-striped R5 astromech droid owned by a group of Jawas on Tatooine in the early days of the Galactic Civil War. Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, the Jawas attempted to sell him to Owen Lars, but the droid purposely malfunctioned his motivator at the advice of R2-D2, so that Lars could purchase R2-D2 in R5-D4’s place. The droid survived an Imperial attack on the sandcrawler soon after, and went out to find the Rebellion. R5 was still active by the time of the New Republic Era, and eventually came into the service of Mos Eisley hangar manager Peli Motto. He projected a map of Tatooine in order to assist the Mandalorian Din Djarin.

As R5 faced the same problems that plagued his line of astromech droids, he became frustrated over time as a result. R5 was once part of the rebellion but was captured by Jawas who wiped his memories. For the next four years, R5 longed to be sold so that he could find a new master and escape the sandcrawler, which had become his prison. R5 was angry when R2 tried to sabotage him to ensure that he could continue his mission for the Rebellion. R5 regarded the well-maintained R2 unit as snobbish initially. However, R5 became sympathetic to R2’s cause when the other droid explained that the fate of the galaxy depended on him being sold. This led R5 to make the difficult decision to sacrifice his own opportunity of being sold by blowing off his own head plate. R5 kept a low profile while the stormtroopers killed his Jawa captors, allowing him to escape and find a new master. R5 had a holoprojector which could be used to project a map of Tatooine. While working for Peli Motto, the woman commented that R5 was slow and ancient, apologizing to Djarin for R5’s performance.

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