Date destroyed: Imperial Era, Kalarassi Five (rebuilt), 3 ABY, Cloud City, Bespin (rebuilt), Between 3 ABY and 4 ABY, Zee-Nine City Seven (rebuilt), Between 3 ABY and 4 ABY, Coruscant (rebuilt)
Manufacturer: Holowan Laboratories
Product line: IG-series
Model: IG-88 assassin droid
Class: Assassin droid
Height: 1.96 meters
Gender: Masculine programming
Sensor color: Red
Plating color: Chrome
Brawling Parry 6D
Energy Weapons: Sonic Stunner 5D+2
Melee Weapons 5D+2
Melee Parry 5D+2
Missile Weapons 6D
Projectile Weapons 6D
Throwing Weapons 5D+1
Alien species 5D+1
Planetary Systems 3D+1
Search: Tracking 10D+2
Space Transports 5D+2
Starship Gunnery 3D+2
Starship Shields 3D
Computer programming/repair 3D+2
Droid Programming/Repair 4D+2
Space Transports Repair 3D
Humanoid body (two arms, two legs, head)
Acid-proof servo wires (+2D to resist Acid Damage)
Broad-band antenna (can intercept and decode most communications on standard frequencies)
Long-range sensor (+2D to search for objects 50 meters to 750 meters away)
Movement sensor (+2D to search for moving objects)
Flamethrower (4D+2 first round, 2D each round for the next three, unless extinguished)
Sonic stunner (4D stun)
Toxic gas dispensers (5D versus Stamina, 1-6 -1D to all actions, 7-12 Incapacitated but still conscious, make moderate stamina roll every
round to see if character passes out. if succeeds by more than 5 character can perform actions again at -3D, 13+ Unconscious for 3D rounds), Game Notes: Gas active for 1D minutes(12 rounds in a minute), roll damage each round. Blocked by breath mask.
Cost: Not available for sale
Equipment: Credits: 500
Blaster rifles (5D), Concussion discs (0-3/6/10 Damage: 6D/4D/2D), Mennotor DAS-430 Electromagnetic Projectile Launcher (4D (if the dart does any damage, then instead of taking that damage the target must make a Difficult stamina roll or be paralyzed for 6D rounds)), Needle dart gun (3D, Needles are tipped with a paralyzing (functions only on humans and most near-humans) poison. If a needle hit causes a wound or more, the victim will be paralyzed after 1-3 (1D/2) rounds, and will remain paralyzed for 1D+4 hours or until treated with an antidote.), Poison darts (3D damage, 6D Poison Damage on wound), Pulse Cannons (6D), Vibroblades STR+3D (max: 7D), Grenade launcher (Blast Radius: 1/3/5, Damage: 5D/4D/3D), Ammunition Bandolier, Aggressor-class Assault Fighter (IG2000)
Description: IG-88B, also commonly known simply as IG-88, or as a Phlutdroid, was a rogue, deadly masculine IG-series assassin droid manufactured by Holowan Laboratories who worked as a bounty hunter. Following the Battle of Hoth, he and several other bounty hunters were summoned by Darth Vader to the Executor and hired to track down the Millennium Falcon and its Rebel crew. Unable to track his quarry, IG-88 trailed his chief rival, Boba Fett, to Bespin, where the bounty hunter nearly destroyed the assassin droid; however, IG-88 managed to survive. At some point IG-88 undertook a software infiltration into Death Star II, but his plan was single-handedly thwarted by R2-Q5. Decades later, the droid met with mercenary Bazine Netal to speak about the location of the Millennium Falcon.
The first of the IG-series assassin droid models created in secret by Holowan Laboratories. IG-88B, more commonly known as simply IG-88, and also known as a Phlutdroid, realized his skill and desire to kill the moment he was first activated and turned on his creators, killing everyone in the lab. From that moment on, he became one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, in part due to the lingering fear of droids from the Clone Wars, particularly those capable of battle and assassination, gaining notoriety comparable only to that of Boba Fett, his chief rival.
Age of the Empire
During the Age of the Empire, IG-88 teamed up with Hondo Ohnaka to collect the bounty on Crimson Dawn lieutenant Qi'ra's head. Tracking Qi'ra down, IG-88 and Hondo managed to apprehend Qi'ra. Turning the bounty hunter and the pirate against each other, Qi'ra convinced IG-88 to collect the bounty on Hondo instead of the bounty on her. Attacking Hondo, IG-88 was quickly stunned and put in binders. After Qi'ra had similarly tricked and apprehended Hondo, IG-88 was led away by Qi'ra so that she could collect the bounty on his head.
Hired by Kallus
Sometime later, IG-88 was hired by Imperial Security Bureau Agent Alexsandr Kallus to assist in tracking down Imperial Army deserter turned smuggler, Captain Han Solo of the Millennium Falcon.
Seeking a data-tape
Later, IG-88 pursued Princess Leia Organa on Garel, seeking a data-tape in her possession of Imperial base locations. Organa was assisted by Sabine Wren, who identified the droid, and the pair fled as the assassin opened fire in the corridors of Garel City Spaceport. However, Wren planted a paint bomb, surprising IG-88 and covering him in purple paint. Leia convinced several stormtroopers to fire at the bounty hunter, and the droid was hit by a blast before retreating.
Apprehending a thief
IG-88 was hired by an Imperial captain to capture a thief named Venga Liss who hijacked a Lambda-class T-4a shuttle on a jungle planet. Eventually, the droid killed Liss when he detonated the shuttle. IG-88 later allowed himself to be destroyed and taken to the headquarters of the Gillanium Syndicate, where he killed the group's leader and Liss' father, The Underlord.
Capturing the Gatto Gang
IG-88 was hired by Duke Blazor of the Black Sun to capture the Gatto Gang that consisted of Sylvestarr, Ziggee and Moggee. Although the Gatto Gang tried to trick him, IG-88 eventually captured all three of them.
Hired by Vader
By the year 0 ABY, IG-88 consorted with the crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure. He was present in the Hutt's palace while Jabba received Darth Vader. The Sith Lord told the Hutt to dispense with his audience, and IG-88, along with fellow hunters including Fett and 4-LOM, departed from the court. In 3 ABY, IG-88 answered a call put out by Vader for bounty hunters to track down the Millennium Falcon. He and several other hunters, including Boba Fett, Bossk, Dengar, Zuckuss and 4-LOM, assembled aboard the Executor, where Vader offered a bounty for the live capture of Han Solo and his companions. IG-88 tailed the Millennium Falcon along with Fett to Cloud City on the planet Bespin, where the assassin droid was defeated and left for scrap after his longtime rival caught it trailing him. Ultimately, Boba Fett captured Han Solo for Vader, who then later on delivered the bounty to Jabba on Tatooine.
Hired to kill Vader
Sometime later, IG-88 was hired by Sly Moore to kill Vader alongside the Droid Crush Pirates of Bestoon. She also informed him of the Sith Lord's damaged state and gave him the code needed to slice into his armor. Vader and the accompanying Sith assassin Ochi of Bestoon were both lured into an ambush by a Hutt named Bokku, who sent them after the pirates in an attempt to locate the recently stolen Han Solo. Upon arriving at Zee-Nine City Seven, Vader and Ochi's ship was sabotaged, causing them to crash. They were then attacked by IG-88 and the pirates. During the firefight, IG-88 warned Vader that his mechanics were in worse shape than the droid's.
When Vader told IG-88 that he had information he required, the droid responded that Vader would have to download it from his severed head. Vader went to destroy the droid, but IG-88 then used a remote to breach Vader's armor, gaining control over the Sith Lord. As he forced Vader to hold his lightsaber to his head, the Sith ordered IG-88 to tell him who had given him the code. The droid replied that the terms of his employment prevented him from sharing the information. While IG-88 was distracted, Vader used the Force to take the remote from him, allowing him to use it against the droid and force him to blast himself in the head. Once IG-88 was subdued, Vader and Ochi forced the pirates to retreat and used one of the droid's hands to access a terminal he had been using, allowing them to discover various dead ends the droid had been chasing, as well as the symbol of crime syndicate Crimson Dawn.
After repairing himself, IG-88 returned to Coruscant and reported his loss to Moore and her court. The droid lamented that Vader could not be defeated, but Moore assured him that Vader could only defeat them one at a time. And if they all stood together, then they would be more powerful than either Vader or Sidious could ever imagine. After uncovering Sly Moore's betrayal, Vader and Ochi returned to Coruscant to find her, her court, and IG-88 in one of the Temple gardens. Vader then struck down IG-88 once again before chasing Moore and her court into the Imperial Palace.
Hired by Crimson Dawn
IG-88 was found on a planet by RB-919, who decided to rebuild him. After being rebuilt, IG-88 was hired by Deva Lompop. IG-88 then killed RB-919 and his crew to test himself. He claimed RB-919's ship and contacted Lompop, under orders from Lady Qi'ra of Crimson Dawn. His mission was to re-acquire Solo from Fett's ship. As he tracked down Slave I, he began to experience unpleasant flashbacks of his defeat at Lord Vader's hands. He then came under attack by several pirates who wanted his ship. IG-88 was able to to find Slave I on Tatooine and boarded the ship, but was quickly confronted by Fett, leading to a shootout in which the droid was able to subdue his opponent. However, Fett ruptured a piece of machinery on his ship which carbon-froze the droid. IG-88 was left behind while Fett continued to Jabba's Palace. IG-88 was able to free himself from the carbonite and Lompop's contract. He then returned to the planet RB-919 found him on to comtemplate his future and improve his programming.
Infiltrating the Death Star II
At some point before or during 4 ABY, IG-88 undertook a software infiltration of the Empire's second Death Star. However, his plan was single-handedly thwarted by the Imperial astromech droid R2-Q5.
Contacted by Bazine Netal
In 34 ABY, at some point after the Battle of Takodana, IG-88 was contacted by the mercenary Bazine Netal to discuss the location of the Millennium Falcon after she heard a rumor about the time IG-88 nearly caught the Falcon. During their rendezvous, IG-88 took the opportunity to tell Netal when he almost caught the Falcon with Kallus. IG-88 told Netal that he almost caught the Millennium Falcon again, but lost out to Fett. Netal responded that, though he had a lot of excuses, her employer only paid for results. She informed IG-88 that someone knew where the Falcon was and that they would tell her where it was before leaving him to continue with her search.
A rogue class 4 assassin droid, IG-88 was obsessed with hunting, destroying and killing as a result of his incompletely formed droid programming. He tended to hunt alone and earned a reputation as a merciless hunter.
A hideous, battered chrome war droid, IG-88 stood 1.96 meters in height. His steady aim, along with his ability to track targets with advanced sensors that ringed his head and allowed him to see in all directions, won him great success. These sensors included multiple red photoreceptors, a heat sensor and a sound sensor. IG-88 also had a vocoder at the base of his head. His torso was able to fully rotate on the battlefield, allowing him to blast enemies on all sides. His tough metal body allowed him to survive most attacks without taking any damage and featured acid-proof servo wires.
IG-88 carried an arsenal of weapons, including blaster rifles, pulse cannons, a DAS-430 Neural Inhibitor and a needle dart gun that launched poison darts. However, his most dangerous weapons were hidden inside his slender frame, including a flamethrower, a sonic device and toxic gas dispensers. IG-88 also wore an ammunition bandolier that carried his concussion discs and vibroblades. As an IG-series droid, he was designed to have blasters built into each arm, installed sometime prior to the search for the Millennium Falcon. IG-88 owned a modified Aggressor-class Assault Fighter called the IG-2000.