The MSE-6-series repair droid, sometimes referred to as the Mouse droid, was a small, box-shaped, wheeled general purpose MSE-series droid often used for delivery and maintenance purposes. MSE-6 units were most notably on Star Destroyers and both Death Stars during the time of the Galactic Empire.
Droid Design[edit | edit source]
The MSE-6 stood about 25 centimeters tall and ran on four wheels. Although programmed with multiple capabilities, the droid was designed with only a singular function. A modular circuit matrix was installed beneath the droid's boxy shell, and contained programming for one skill. Commonly, mouse droids carried out cleanup and basic repair duties, and could serve in security and communications fields. Since each droid possessed only a single skill, multiple mouse droids could chain together to pool their resources for more complex assignments. Trains of MSE-6 droids could often be seen guiding troops through military installations; this kind of duty required mouse droids to be programmed with complete readouts of their assigned areas. In addition, due to their use in military outposts, MSE-6 units were rigged to melt down if captured, giving the droids a strong self-preservation instinct.
Droid History[edit | edit source]
Designed by Rebaxan Columni in the last days of the Galactic Republic, it remained a mainstay aboard starships for decades. The Galactic Empire that supplanted the Republic used mouse droids, and so did the First Order some thirty years later. The droids were found to be irritable by their owners, as they could not only develop very odd personalities, but could also be found annoying, as they are known to run around wherever they really please, and could be tripped over, if one is not careful. There were two variations of the Mouse Droid that were in use in the years after the fall of the Galactic Republic, the Giant Mouse Droid and the First Order Mouse Droid, which had white markings on it.