Biological Information
Species: R4-series Astromech droid
Gender: Feminine Programming
Biographic Information
Homeworld: Gyndine

R4-P17, nicknamed Arfour, was an Astromech Droid that served as the copilot of Obi-Wan Kenobi prior and during the Clone Wars. She was destroyed towards the end of the Clone Wars when Buzz droids attacked Obi-Wan's Jedi starfighter during the Battle of Coruscant.


R4-P17 originally served as Kenobi's copilot, built into his Delta-7 Aethersprite-class Starfighter. She was given a full body at the start of the Clone Wars and continued to serve with him throughout the war.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film)


R4 with her master Obi-Wan Kenobi journey to Tatooine to assure Jabba the Hutt that the Republic will find his son. While waiting R4 also defended Obi-Wan's starfigter from Jawas. R4 also took part in the Battle of Teth as co-piloting Obi-Wan Kenobi's Starfighter.

Children of the Force


She traveled with Obi-Wan to Rodia co-piloting her masters starfighter so Obi-Wan Kenobi could stop bounty hunter Cad Bane from kidnapping force-sensitive child Wee Dunn, after he stole a Holocron from the Jedi Temple.

The Mandalore Plot

R4 was co-piloting Obi-Wan Kenobi's Starfighter as she accompanied Kenobi to Mandalore to investigate rumors of Satine Kryze conspiracy with the Confederacy of Independent Systems.



Kenobi's starfighter with Arfour crash

Arfour was part of the Battle of Sullust, which she co-piloted Obi-Wan's starfighter when they were ambushed and attacked by Asajj Ventress with Anakin Skywalker and R2-D2.


Arfour was strolling around the Jedi Temple with other astromech droids while Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi were conferring about Master Yoda.


R4-P17 had a close bond with her master Obi-Wan Kenobi and shared a similar personality with him.

Behind the scenes

  • George Lucas intended for Arfour to be programmed as a Male but was changed as a female.



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