Concept

HK-47

Summary
HK-47 is a fictional droid in the Star Wars franchise. Introduced in the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, he is an extremely efficient assassin droid constructed by Revan to assist them in hunting Jedi, until both have their memories wiped and made to serve the Jedi themselves. Voiced by Kristoffer Tabori, HK-47 reappears in the 2004 sequel, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, the Trials of Obi-Wan 2005 expansion pack to the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars Galaxies, and the 2011 MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic, as well as various other novels, short stories, comics, and video games in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Lucasfilm rebranded the Expanded Universe works as Star Wars Legends in 2014 and declared them non-canon to the franchise; however in the 2017 Chuck Wendig novel Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire's End, the recurring character of B-1 (Mister Bones) is revealed to have been built from parts of HK-47 to help the fledging New Republic against the leaderless Galactic Empire, briefly taking over the droid with their "strange, hard-angle" accent. The character was intended to reappear in the 2022 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic — Remake, set within Star Wars canon, although the remake ended up being heavily delayed. A BioWare developer posted to the company's forum that HK-47 is named in homage of a dropship in Shattered Steel. However, Knights of the Old Republic lead writer Drew Karpyshyn claimed the name derived from his billiards team's name, which in turn was partially derived from the AK-47; the "Mister Bones" nickname provided to the character's B-1 battle droid form introduced in Chuck Wendig's Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy is derived from how "B-dash-O-N-E, looks like Bone or Bones." In Knights of the Old Republic, the player's character purchases HK-47 on Tatooine. Dialogue establishes that Revan built the bloodthirsty droid, which characteristically refers to organic lifeforms as "meatbags".
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