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Offline EpicGon

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In what thing could IG88 spend his money?
« on: September 10, 2008, 12:13 PM »
Star Wars Universe has all kind of bounty hunters, inclusive droids. Ig88 are a family of droids built for assassination, the most famous is ig88 B (The droid from esb). Ever I have wondered what use of money could make a droid? Well, Ig 88 has a space ship, he spends money in weapons, grenades, batteries, he could listen to music and buy cds or so on. But he can´t spend money on food and drinks, he is a machine.

If a droid is an art collector he could buy statues, vases, maquettes, books, holocrons, etc.

But why these droids need money? What is the ultimate use of monet for them?

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Re: In what thing could IG88 spend his money?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 01:24 PM »
If you read the Legacy books you'll find that Boba Fett didn't spend his money on anything either.  Being one of the wealthiest people in the galaxy is just a goal or a target in itself I guess.  Certainly he could buy spare parts and weapons and a better ship, etc.
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Re: In what thing could IG88 spend his money?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 01:22 AM »
Droids, depending on their sophistication anyway, seemed to derive pleasure (and sorrow) from various things.  The oil bath 3PO receives for instance, and R2's obvious emotions...  I think IG-88, being on his own and all, is probably quite sophisticated as well, and probably has developed enjoyment for a variety of things...  Maybe he collects action figures?
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Re: In what thing could IG88 spend his money?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008, 01:38 AM »
Thanks for both answers guys. IG 88 can think of wealthy as a goal, because his droid condition make him a proficient accounter of money. His programming must include aesthetics values for collecting arts items. He must have a huge database of art styles and craft from various planets of the galaxy.

As a bounty hunter, he knows the movement of speculation, trading, the activity of robbing art pieces by gangs and so on.

Droids´ wealthy must be investigated and worked as a theme for expanded universe fiction.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2008, 10:31 PM by EpicGon »

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Re: In what thing could IG88 spend his money?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008, 04:03 PM »
I hear he is saving up to buy the Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver.
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