Name: Chopper (C1-10P)
Type: C1-series astromech droid
Blaster 5D, Dodge 6D, Vehicle Blasters 5D
Astrogation 6D, Communications 5D, Sensors 5D, Space Transports 5D, Starfighter Piloting 4D
Con 5D, Hide 5D+1, Search 5D+1, Sneak 6D
Computer Programming/Repair 5D, Starfighter Repair 6D*, Space Transport Repair 7D+2
* Astromech droids, if acting in co-pilot capacity, may attempt starship repairs while in flight.
Two Walking Legs
One gyroscopically stabilised central wheel
Retractable heavy grasper arm (lifting skill at 2D)
2 x Retractable fine work grasper arm
Extendable 0.3 metre long video sensor (360o rotation)
Small electric arc welder (1D to 5D damage, 0.3 metre range)
Small circular saw (4D damage, 0.3 metre range)
Video display screen
Small (20cm. by 8 cm.) internal "cargo" area
Some additional tools and equipment
Move: 5 walking, 12 on central wheel, 25 on jet thrusters
Size: 1 metre
FORCE SENSITIVE - N
FORCE POINTS 3
DARK SIDE POINTS 0
CHARACTER POINTS 14
Description: C1-10P, commonly known as "Chopper (or sometimes "Chop")," was a C1-series astromech droid with masculine programming who was active during the Clone Wars and the early years of the Galactic Empire. He was a member of the Spectres, a rebel cell led by the Twi'lek captain Hera Syndulla and the Jedi Kanan Jarrus that fought against the Empire. He was responsible for maintaining the Ghost, a modified VCX-100 light freighter which served as the rebel cell's main base of operations.
During his time with the crew of the Ghost, Chopper took part in numerous raids and missions against Imperial targets. Due to his old age and lack of regular maintenance, Chopper developed an argumentative, cantankerous, and mischievous personality. Despite these personality flaws, he was a loyal member of his rebel crew. Later, Chopper and his fellow rebels joined the Phoenix Cell, which was part of the rebellion. In 3 BBY, he befriended the Imperial RA-7 protocol droid AP-5. Together, the two played an important role in helping the Phoenix rebels discover a new base on the planet Atollon, which was named Chopper Base in Chopper's honor.
Over the years, Chopper would continue serving the Spectres as the group became involved in the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Chopper would also remain by Hera's side during the Galactic Civil War.
C1-10P or "Chopper" was known to have existed for a few decades past his manufacturer's expiration date. Despite his antiquated age, Chopper refused to consider himself old.
During the Clone Wars, Chopper served the Republic Navy as a navigational astromech and was part of the Ryloth campaign. During the battle, his Y-wing was shot down and he was damaged, leading to him being found by Hera Syndulla, a young Twi'lek girl who was the daughter of the Twi'lek Resistance leader Cham Syndulla.
Due to his crash landing, Chopper still had issues with Y-wings and refused to ride in one. Chopper then came into the services of young Hera. Following the Clone Wars, the Galactic Republic became the Galactic Empire, which refused to leave Ryloth. Cham came to devote more time to the Resistance's cause of freeing Ryloth and neglected his own family, particularly his daughter Hera. Due to the death of her mother and her father's neglect, Hera came to devote more time to Chopper than her own father; which strained relations between father and daughter. When Hera left Ryloth to join the rebellion, Chopper followed his master offworld.
When Hera acquired the Ghost, a modified VCX-100 light freighter, Chopper was charged with maintaining the ship. The astromech droid modified the ship's systems to the extent that only he could interact with the ship's computer. As time passed by, Chopper became acquainted with the other members of the Spectres: the Jedi Kanan Jarrus, the Lasat Honor Guard Captain Garazeb Orrelios, and the Mandalorian teenager Sabine Wren.
Due to his advanced age and lack of consistent maintenance, Chopper developed a sarcastic, and cranky demeanor. While Chopper got on well with Hera, Kanan, and Sabine, he had a fraught relationship with Ezra and Zeb; whom he often played tricks on. Chopper had a respectful relationship with Hera because she rescued him from a wrecked Y-wing starfighter during the Ryloth campaign and adopted him, giving him more attention than her estranged father Cham Syndulla. Unlike other astromech droids such as R2-D2, Chopper did not care about being loved by the organics he worked with and seemed to dislike other astromechs. While he was always cantankerous, stubborn, and irritable, Chopper did have the crew's best interests in mind and would always help them during a problem, prompting his partners to forgive his personality quirks. Though he did not get along with the Ghost's computer, the Phantom followed Chopper's commands without question.
Chopper also had a mischievous and psychopathic streak which led him to sometimes endanger both sentient beings and other droids. On one occasion, he nearly caused the death of Ezra by knocking him off the Ghost in mid-air. Despite the incident, he showed no remorse and continued tossing jugs at him. Zeb suggested his personality flaws were due to damaged logic circuits. Later, he ejected from an Imperial communications ship, launching himself harmlessly into space but causing a group of stormtroopers to be sucked into the void with him. Chopper appeared to particularly dislike other droids and never hesitated to cause them harm, whether his mission called for it or not. On one occasion, he became jealous of the Imperial courier droid 264 and threw him out of the Ghost in mid-air.
Despite his cantankerous quality and seemingly sociopathic programming, Chopper was also capable of showing affection, when it suited him. Despite their hostile first encounter, he grew fond of C-3PO, after the latter complimented him for his polite "manners." In addition, Chopper also had a sense of team spirit and loyalty to his fellow Ghost companions. On one occasion, his affection towards Kanan led him to join forces with Sabine, Zeb, and Ezra on a mission to rescue Kanan. On another occasion, he refused to leave Sabine behind and persuaded her estranged friend Ketsu Onyo to rescue her from her derelict shuttle before it exploded.
Despite starting off on the wrong foot with Ezra, Chopper eventually developed a working if somewhat uneasy relationship with the young Jedi rebel. On one occasion, he rescued Ezra and Hondo Ohnaka from being killed by the crime lord Azmorigan. While Chopper did not get on well with Zeb most of the time, Zeb still respected the astromech droid well enough to rescue him during a fraught mission to salvage medical supplies.
At times, Chopper could also be selfish and once allowed his desire for a new droid leg to get him stranded on Horizon Base. While Chopper had no friends due to his selfish and cantankerous personality, Chopper earned a friend in the form of the maltreated RA-7 protocol droid AP-5. AP-5 came to regard Chopper as a friend after Chopper freed him from his restraining bolt, thus giving him the will to overcome his programming and to rebel against his Imperial superiors. Working together, the two droids hijacked an Imperial cargo ship and managed to find a safe world for the rebellion to establish a base. Due to his experience of crash-landing in a Y-wing, Chopper had a fear of the starfighters and refused to get one even several years after the Clone Wars.
Chopper and his friend AP-5 shared a grumpy outlook and a rigid adherence to schedules. This made them close friends. Chopper once suggested that Sabine needed a change in attitude when she remarked that he and AP-5 came from the same supply line. Chopper's pride in his technical and repair skills once led him to fight with the Iron Squadron's astromech droid R3-A3, who was equally territorial and protective of his ship Sato's Hammer. Still, the two bonded after working together to remove a magno-mine from the Iron Squadron's ship.
Chopper's laziness led him to opt out of helping AP-5 catalog the munitions inventory. Later, he attempted to opt out of helping Zeb inspect a damaged sensor beacon in Sector 6. Still, Chopper was smart enough to "choose between the lighter of two chores." Chopper's unfriendly nature led him to object to Zeb adopting the stray droid EXD-9, who turned out to be an Imperial Infiltrator Droid. Despite his uneasy relationship with Zeb, Chopper had enough sense of team spirit to help his comrade fight off EXD-9.
Chopper's cantankerous nature once led him to argue with AP-5 during a mission to steal clearance codes from an ISB base on Killun 71. He resented the fact that AP-5 was given the mission instead of him. Chopper was also known to sulk when things did not go down his way. He was unable to resist Imperial programming and almost killed his Spectres comrades on one occasion. However, Chopper's rebel comrades managed to save him from himself and remove the Imperial programming. After realizing that he had pushed AP-5 into space, Chopper was apologetic. However, he was insulted when AP-5 sarcastically did not accept his apology and struck him and Antilles in frustration.
Despite his uneasy relationship with Ezra, Chopper beeped in agreement when Ezra told Clan Wren they would be returning to Atollon if the Clan was unable to render the rebels assistance. Chopper had a close bond with his master Hera and refused to abandon her when they being pursued by Imperial forces following an ill-fated strike on the Lothal Imperial factories. Chopper and his fellow Spectres mourned the death of their comrade Kanan. Chopper comforted Hera while she was mourning for Kanan and pointed out that the late Jedi Knight was a worthy member of her family.
Chopper's sense of comradeship with the Spectres led him to participate in several missions on Lothal including the Lothal Jedi Temple, trapping Governor Pryce, and the pivotal Liberation of Lothal. On one occasion, Chopper risked danger to himself by accessing the network terminal at the Dome and being electrocuted in the process. However, his resilience meant that he was able to reboot.
By the time of the Siege of Lothal, Chopper was known to have existed for a few decades past his manufacturer's expiry date. As a result, most of his original components had been replaced by second hand parts. Chopper made himself an invaluable member of the Ghost by customizing the vessel to such a degree that he was the only one who understood its systems well enough to maintain it. Despite his mechanical skills, he preferred to do mundane activities such as playing dejarik rather than performing his allocated chores aboard the Ghost. His favorite feature was his electro-shock prod, which he used to shock enemies on a number of occasions. Chopper communicated in binary, a common droid language. Unlike R2-D2, Chopper had a retractable wheel instead of a retractable leg.
Chopper was equipped with a rocket booster that allowed him to fly for short distances and to outrun foes. As a former military droid who had served during the Clone Wars, Chopper was equipped with a spark projector. Chopper was also known to have a mismatching left ambulatory strut which was green in color. Chopper was dissatisfied with this situation and desired a new ambulatory strut. Despite his selfish streak, Chopper respected the former analyst droid AP-5 enough to sacrifice a new ambulatory strut to revive his friend.
Chopper was capable of homing in on power readings and navigating through labyrinths. Chopper was also familiar with undercover work and was sometimes painted in black and red colors to mimic an Imperial astromech droid. He also knew how to download Imperial clearance codes from ports.
As an astromech droid, Chopper could be used as a conduit to transmit and relay signals. A team of Imperial slicers led by LT-319 were able to slice into Chopper's systems and turn him into a double agent droid. Later, Hera removed the Imperial programming by reversing the Imperial feed back at the slicers' ship, destroying it.
Chopper's transmitter was damaged during a failed strike on Lothal. He inherited the fallen astromech droid R3-A3's transmitter to ensure that Hera could still contact the other rebels and that R3 did not die in vain.
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