Homeworld: Hosnian Prime
Date created: 29 ABY
Manufacturer: Industrial Automaton
Model: BB-series astromech droid
Class: Astromech droid
Height: 0.67 meters
Mass: 18 kilograms
Gender: Masculine programming
Sensor color: Black
Plating color: Stainless inoxium
Electroshock Prod 4D+1
Planetary Systems 6D
Space Transports 5D+2
Starfighter Piloting 5D+1
Starship Gunnery 3D+2
Starship Shields 4D+2
Computer programming/repair 6D+1
Droid programming 5D+2
Droid Repair 5D
Machinery Repair 4D+2
Repulsorlift Repair 5D+1
Starfighter Repair 5D
Space Transports Repair 5D+1
* Astromech droids, if acting in co-pilot capacity, may attempt starship repairs while in flight.
Internal orbiculate motor, used to rotate spherical body
Wireless telemetry (allows head to operate separated from body)
Liquid Cable Dispensers (allows grapples to be fired 10 Meters, a total of 500m is stored before refilling is required, +3D to climbing)
6 swappable tool-bay disks (from below list)
Retractable heavy grasper arm (lifting skill at 2D)
Retractable fine work grasper arm
Extendable 0.3 metre long video sensor (360o rotation)
Retractable Small electric arc welder (1D to 5D damage, 0.3 metre range)
Retractable Small circular saw (4D damage, 0.3 metre range)
Retractable Small Welding Torch (3D damage, 0.3 metre range)
Retractable Fire extinguisher
Small (20cm. by 8 cm.) internal "cargo" area
Some additional tools and equipment
Size: 0.67 meters
Description: BB-8, sometimes spelled and pronounced Beebee-Ate and nicknamed BB, was a BB-series astromech droid who operated approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. It had a dome head, similar to that of R2 series astromech droids, with the bulk of its body made up of a ball on which the droid's head rolled. BB-8 was mostly white, with some silver and orange on its body, as well as a black photoreceptor. The droid belonged to Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, whom he accompanied during his flights on his T-70 X-wing starfighter.
A BB-series, BB-8 had a dome head, similar to that of R2 series astromech droids, with the bulk of his body made up of a dense, well-sealed ball on which the droid's head rolled. BB-8 was mostly white, with some orange and silver on his body, as well as a black photoreceptor.
Though BB-8's self-preservation protocols meant the droid was skittish and easily frightened, his experiences formed a strong loyalty subprogram. BB-8's manifest personality was, to his master and friend Poe Dameron, somewhat of an unpredictable one: while most droids were predictable to certain stereotypes (bossy, sullen, grumpy) within their respective programming, BB-8 was his own case, sometimes childlike, sometimes precocious. In fact, Dameron sometimes wondered if the droid daydreamed, even though that implied the absurdâ€”that BB-8 had an active imagination. When communicating, BB-8 spoke in 27th generation droidspeak code, a compressed version of binary.
BB-8 was courageous and daring enough to put his existence on the line to aid his Resistance comrades. On one occasion, he used a cable to hang on to the top of a cave while he collapsed a stalactite on top of Agent Terex's Ranc gang. While BB-8 was shot down, he survived the fall and zapped Terex, saving Poe's life a third time.
BB-8 was loyal to his master Poe, who regarded him as a confidant. When Poe could not trust the rest of his squadron, he turned to BB-8 as a "sounding board." BB-8 knew how to operate a T-70 X-wing and was familiar with the model's design and accessories. BB-8 also knew how to fight. On two occasions, he helped Poe outsmart and disarm the First Order Agent Terex. BB-8 also played a supporting role in Poe's operations. On one occasion, he led the other astromech droids on a successful operation to disable Megalox Beta's gravity shields. BB-8 also outwitted and defeated a security droid during the course of the Megalox mission.
Poe placed BB-8 in charge of looking after the novice Resistance spy Kazuda Xiono during his mission aboard the Colossus platform. BB-8 looked after Xiono, saving him from danger on several occasions including falling overboard twice and escaping First Order stormtroopers.
BB-8 and CB-23 initially had an antagonistic relationship. BB-8 feared that CB-23 was going to replace him as Poe Dameron's best friend, while CB-23 had a "stuck-up" attitude towards BB-8. The two put aside their differences after BB-8 saved CB-23 from a Kowakian monkey-lizard. As a result of their adventures aboard a derelict Darius G-class freighter, BB-8 and CB-23 came to appreciate each other better and became friends.
Ivee and BB-8 became friends sometime before the Mission to Cato Neimoidia. She helped fix Black One while Poe and BB-8 were on patrol missions. They became very close throughout their many missions together and liked to gossip, even during dogfights with the First Order. During a mission to rescue Lor San Tekka, Ivee choose to sacrifice herself in order to save Jessika Pava by using her rocket boosters to fly straight into an incoming missile, destroying her. BB-8, who witnessed her death firsthand, lowered his head and gave a sad beep.
After Rey saved him on Jakku she and BB-8 developed and friendly bond.
During the mission to Pasaana, B-8 discovered D-O aboard Ochi's ship and brought him to Rey to be fixed. In turn, the roller droid took a strong interest in BB-8.
All of BB-8's equipment was stored within six swappable, circular tool-bay disks embedded in the ball, that could be replaced or upgraded with minimal reprogramming. Being an astromech droid, BB-8 had several features such as an arc welder, a welding torch. and a holoprojector. Like all BB units, he had a selenium drive and a thermal hyperscan vindicator. His white-and-orange paint scheme was described by his master as being a "one-of-a-kind" design for his model.
BB-8 was also equipped with a grappling line, which he used to rescue Xiono on a few occasions.