- "Listen, boy... I don't even want to know where you found that relic... but you'd better get rid of it! ...before we're all killed!"
|Base of Operations||Dodz|
|First Appearance||Star Wars: Droids, Volume 1 #1|
The Ranger X-One was a robot character featured in the comic book series Star Wars: Droids. He is considered an "s-canon" character as his existence predates any consistent effort to maintain continuity within the Star Wars Universe.
The Ranger X-One was a droid designed and put in use during the days of the Old Republic. As a defense robot, the X-Ones were programmed to automatically fight against any hostile action. The series was terminated many years ago at around the time of the establishment of the Intergalactic Law Agency. When they were put out of service, the X-Ones were collected and scrapped or melted down. In its inert state, the Ranger X-Ones retracted their head and limbs and folded them their chassis, making them resemble giant metal cubes.
One X-One model managed to survive and founds its way to the planet Dodz. It came into the possession of a crystal miner named Lott Kemp, who left the X-One in his workshop shortly before departing the planet. Approximately six years prior to the onset of the Galactic Civil War, a young boy from Dodz named Jost Ellon found the Ranger X-One and reactivated it with the help of the protocol droid C-3PO and his astromech companion R2-D2. The X-One proved to be in serviceable condition and Jost decided to use it to fight an even more durable droid enemy, the Destroyer. The Destroyer was the enforcer of the greedy Governor Kugg who used the menacing robot to sow fear into members of the community. The Ranger X-One and the Destroyer faced one another on the barren plains outside the Dodz City Council chambers. The Destroyer was a new model and as such, was a superior fighter. R2-D2 gave the Ranger droid a distinct advantage when he attached a power conduit to both droids and began siphoning power from the Destroyer and channeling it into the Ranger X-01. This sudden power boost gave the Ranger the ability to demolish the Destroyer, but also fused its own circuits, rendering it useless. Jost petitioned the head of the city council, Althon, to leave the robot's frozen form on the battle field as a testament to its courageousness.