What is unique or interesting in the lives of Star Wars robots? Plenty. Some of the backstories are pretty entertaining, and of course the pop reference is pretty wide for a few of them. Let’s take a look at Wuntoo Forcee Forwun. I’m hungry.
Here’s Forwun’s description from the Star Wars robots section at starwars.com:
A SoroSuub traffic controller droid, second class, assigned to Cloud City on Bespin during the Galactic Civil War. Forwun was present on Cloud City when EV-9D9 committed a droid massacre. Years later, he tracked down EV-9D9 to Jabba’s palace.
Deep beneath the palace, in 9D9’s hidden laboratory of sorts, Wuntoo confronted the maniacal droid. He crippled EV-9D9 with a blaster pistol. But rather than let her relish her pain, he deactivated her prized pain button — a device that transmitted the electronic sensations of agony to the sadistic droid.
Leaving her dying, Forwun released the victims of EV-9D9’s experiments, who crawled to her and dismantled her.
So, let’s understand. Forwun is a frustrated traffic cop that’s had enough of the ole stop and go.
He blasts a sadist (Star Wars has these?) that looks like a KitchenAid, and then rather than let “her” enjoy the pain of the lazer boo boo, frees her prisoners to take her apart like a Ford at the scrapyard.
The electronic sensations of agony sounds like a Dali painting, and I didn’t even know EV-9D9 had a prized pain button. Where?