Date destroyed: 4 ABY, Death Star II, Endor system
Product line: R-series
Model: R5-series astromech droid
Class: Astromech droid
Gender: Masculine programming
Repulsorlift Operation: 3D
Battle Station Repair: 5D, Computer Programming/Repair4D, Space Transports Repair 4D, Starfighter Repair: 5D
Three wheeled legs (one retractable)
Retractable heavy grasper arm (lifting skill at 2D)
Retractable fine work grasper arm
Small electric welder (1D to 5D damage, 0.3 metre range)
Small circular saw (4D damage, 0.3 metre range)
Force Sensitive: N
Force Points: 1
Dark Side Points: 0
Character Points: 3
Description: R5-J2 was a masculine-programmed Imperial R5-series astromech droid stationed aboard the second Death Star battlestation in the Endor system in 4 ABY. The cheap astromech droid was present in one of the hangar bays when the Sith Lord Darth Vader arrived to oversee the station's construction. R5-J2's service with the Empire was short-lived, however, as the droid perished when the battlestation was destroyed by the Rebel Alliance during the Battle of Endor.
R5-J2 was a cheap, masculine-programmed second-degree R5-series astromech droid that served the Galactic Empire. After the destruction of the first Death Star by the Rebel Alliance, the Empire commissioned the construction of a second Death Star. By 4 ABY, construction of the battlestation had begun over the forest moon of Endor. R5-J2 was one of the droids assigned to the station; he was present in one of the Death Star's hangar bays when the Sith Lord Darth Vader arrived to order the station's commander to speed up construction on the superweapon, and was also present among the other droids when Emperor Palpatine's shuttle arrived at the Death Star's Hangar 272 shortly afterward.
In 4 ABY, the Rebel Alliance gained knowledge of the second Death Star's existence. Additionally, they learned that Emperor Palpatine was personally overseeing the superweapon's final stages of construction. Determined to destroy the Death Star and kill the Emperor in one act, the Alliance launched an assault on the incomplete battlestation. The Alliance ultimately proved victorious and the Death Star was obliterated. R5-J2 got destroyed in the resulting explosion.
R5-J2 was an R5-series astromech droid that possessed masculine programming. He boasted a black-and-silver body, though some of his panels were painted bronze. R5 was cheapâ€”his primary selling feature. His tool arms were his instruments of choice.