Who is this creepy ghost droid in the Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga?

A spooky image of Nobot staring at you with a glowing red background.

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Gather, folks. Take a seat by my campfire. Turn off the light. (I don’t know why my campfire exists in a room with lights…) Now prepare to learn the spooky story behind a creepy little droid that makes a brief appearance in the re-release Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. You may think you already know the story from reading the headline, but I assure you, dear reader, there is more to this horrific tale of death and cursed metal.

While playing Skywalker saga, You may encounter a random silent droid hanging around Mos Espa on Tattooine. When you spot the droid, a small cutscene will play in which you’ll see him holding a valuable Kyber Stone before scurrying away near the entrance of a small building.

If you dare to enter this droid and follow it, you will experience the only scary moment in this game. Inside you will find an abandoned house covered in cobwebs. The droid speeds away as you enter and appears to vanish into thin air as spooky music plays. If you’re brave enough to venture further into the house to pursue the droid, you’ll be treated to a brief cutscene in which he stares at you, his head cocked, while menacing music builds and the camera zooms in on his blank, emotionless face . It then runs into a nearby room and disappears, this time seemingly forever.

So uh… what the hell was all this about? Well, this is no random droid. Instead, this is a strange and haunting reference to an Easter egg a disturbing droid named Nobot. Nobot is a character from Mos Espa folklore, and since the spooky droid doesn’t have a story of its own, we’ll have to rely on a resident of Mos Espa who’s steeped in the city’s history and legends.

According to Jira, a local fruit vendor in Mos Espa, Nobot came to town years ago. When Nobot first appeared, it was covered in blaster marks and dried blood. Nobot now wanders the city aimlessly and endlessly. From time to time his broken comms module plays what sounds like a young woman pleading for her life before being murdered. According to Jira, this woman was pregnant and Nobot witnessed her death. Or, depending on who you ask, Nobot actually killed the woman and left her body to rot under the two suns.

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Because of its missing serial number and because it’s so old, no one really seems to know if it killed someone, where it came from, or why it’s still working. Even stranger, there are stories of this droid being taken to the desert and left to die, only for it to find its way back to Mos Espa every time. Some even tried to destroy the ghostly droid, but often their weapons failed or other mishaps happened, sparing the bot and injuring the attacker.

Nobot appears briefly Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. As with most of the background characters in war of stars Filming Nobot is never given a name during the film. Instead, all these narrations came afterwards. As explained on Wookieepediathe story for Nobot was written by Shaun Flaherty as part of an ongoing series of fan-generated stories treated as genuine parts of the then canonical pre-Legends Extended Universe. Many characters and concepts were first created in these stories by fans would end up in other Star Wars media, so this was more than just fan fiction shared by Lucasfilm.

Today it includes Nobot and most of the other of these stories war of stars legendsalthough its appearance in this game at least seems to indicate that Disney and Lucasfilm might be ready to bridge a version of this creepy droid back into the war of stars canon orf today.

Or someone at TT Games has wormed something very disturbing war of stars Lore in a game for children. In any case, it’s pretty cool to see this obscure and unsettling war of stars tale gets a spot in the family-friendly series. After all, it takes all sorts of stories to create a galaxy.

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