Star Wars Minute 19: The Sad Death of R5-D4
Minute 19 of Star Wars: Our second-favorite R2 unit meets an untimely demise. Was it…MURDER?
After R5-D4 blows its motivator, it then re-appears in the droid lineup.
- A comic about R5-D4 depicts its bad motivator as an act of self-sacrifice
- C-3PO indifferently walking away from R2-D2
- The brief R5-D4 scene as a plot device
The story of R5-D4 comes from the Dark Horse Comics anthology Star Wars Tales 1. In this comic, it is revealed R5-D4 is also known as "Skippy the Droid".