We met K-2SO a week ago. As it is, he is the most recent droid pal to a band of Rebels in the Star Wars universe. K-2SO is an Imperial Security Droid played by Alan Tudyk in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He deserts the Empire and joins the Rebel Alliance for undisclosed reasons.
In any case, K-2SO, is “absolute opposite of C-3PO” as stated by Gareth Edwards, director of Rogue One. He carries with him a somewhat familiar look. Furthermore, he has a more grounded and quicker style for droids. There are a lot of cases of bad-ass droids in the historical backdrop of Star Wars and we have them here for you!
1. IG-88 (Original Trilogy)
IG-88 was the primary bad-ass droid Star Wars fans ever saw. This is regardless of the fact that he didn’t do all that much in his first appearance. IG-88 was a maverick sentinel droid, who functioned as a bounty hunter. He was amongst those hired to discover the Millennium Falcon by Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
His story was fleshed out along these lines in the Legends universe, where he was given a twin droid that with him to do their missions. In spite of never getting a noteworthy on-screen mission, IG-88 caught fans imagination and has stuck around for years as an interesting, killer droid.
2. HK-47 (KOTOR)
The Hunter-Killer was an early model of an assassin droid. He was predominant amid the times of the Old Republic. In the video game called Knights of the Old Republic, we met HK-47, whose main function was “to burn holes through meat bags” that you wished to expel from the galaxy. Yikes.
This specific HK droid served Darth Revan, the Sith Lord whose character was the origin of the significant turn in that game’s story. He has remained very popular throughout the years. HK-47’s insight and awareness levels were extraordinarily high. As it is, when he discovered that HK-50 assassin droids were being mass-produced, he went and recruited them.
The popularity of HK-47 in KOTOR was so high that he was brought back in the video games The Old Republic and Star Wars Galaxies. His programming and abilities were such that he could and he did assassinate Jedi themselves. A real dangerous droid.