this copper-colored protocol droid served the Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. R-3PO was once owned by the smuggler Chaz, who left the droid behind during a mission and never returned to retrieve it. Major Palo Torshan had R-3PO programmed to search out and identify espionage droids which the Empire had infiltrated into Alliance bases. R-3PO was stationed at Echo Base, on Hoth, where its garish paintjob caused many undercover Imperial agents to disregard its presence. R-3PO had the words "Thank the Maker" tattooed on its left posterior plating.