Rebels 314 “Warhead” — Ion Cannon #79

Warhead

Join your hosts Tom, Stephen, and William as they review the fourteenth episode of Star Wars Rebels season three, “Warhead.”

Zeb and Chopper bring a damaged droid found in the Atollon wilderness back to base, only to discover that the droid is a new Imperial probe programmed to spy on and destroy rebels.

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  • Kenneth

    Assassin droids were outlawed by the Empire in the Legends continuity because the Empire had lots more to lose from that technology than insurgent groups like the Rebels.

    Think about it, the Empire has politicians, bureaucrats and even military officials who are much easier to find than outlaws and rebels hiding in obscure locations. Droids are everywhere, and distinguishing between the harmless ones and a walking, rolling or flying bomb when both of them contain power sources, volatile chemicals and sensors would be a security nightmare.

    And let’s not even get into the fact that Palpatine pitted his subordinates against each other politically. Think about how that makes the Empire somewhat inefficient and not nearly as effective as it could be.

    Now add governors, moffs and admirals sending these things after their rivals …

    Even Palpatine doesn’t want that level of a “snake pit”.