The ongoing Disney Plus series Andor has already proven to be more profound than the previously aired Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Between the script, acting, setting, overall pacing, and story, Andor has given life to characters both new and familiar.
If Kenobi had taken the same direction, then we’d find ourselves comparing two incredible Star Wars series’ with the likes of The Mandalorian (which has yet to be topped). One such character that truly connects with audiences from the new series, ironically enough, is Cassian Andor’s droid B2EMO.
B2EMO, audiences learn, originally belonged to Cassian’s adoptive mother Maarva. She, her droid, and Clem happened to be scavenging the same crashed ship that young Cassian AKA: Kassa was in.
After a battle of miscommunication, she refuses to leave him behind to be most likely killed by The Galactic Republic (future The Empire). They take him with them in their ship, leaving the planet Kenari and his village behind.
Who is B2EMO in the Star Wars series Andor?
B2EMO, comes off as a timid droid with an obvious malfunction or stutter. This may be the first droid (at least that I recognized) with this condition and knew that I was going to have a soft spot for him.
B2EMO reminds Star Wars fans that when it comes to new characters, droids never disappoint. There is a reason why R2-D2 remains popular, why C-3PO is unforgettable, albeit annoying and funny, and why BB-8 receives the audible and well-deserved “aw”.
Truth be told, when I see a Star Wars character, like Luke Skywalker on screen, I immediately start looking for R2-D2. Same could be said of Rey, Finn or Poe with BB-8.
Droids are more than dutiful machines that can fix large starships or quickly aid in a hero’s escape. They bond with other beings, human and alien alike.
They become friends and guardians, often having the most memorable responses even if we can’t understand what they are saying. Some fans may find the introduction of new droids to be a lazy excuse to create toys and merchandise that will undoubtedly bring in a lot of money.
But for others, like myself who loves droids, they are the reminder that as powerful and helpful they may be, they serve an even greater purpose.
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