4-LOM is a robotic bounty hunter and an antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. It was a protocol droid that served as a minor antagonist in The Empire Strikes Back.
4-LOM is a protocol droid-turned-bounty hunter manufactured by Industrial Automaton. Originally a droid worker on a luxury space liner, logic malfunctions allowed it to escape its captors and turn to a life of crime. The droid often partnered with fellow bounty hunter Zuckuss and was successful at securing multiple high-profile bounties for the Hutt Clan.
The Empire Strikes Back
In The Empire Strikes Back, 4-LOM and Zuckuss, along with Boba Fett, Bossk, Dengar, and IG-88, are recruited by Darth Vader to capture the Millennium Falcon and Han Solo. However, Boba Fett collects the bounty before any of the other hunters, and 4-LOM is never seen again.
- In 1982, the toy company Kenner released action figures for 4-LOM and Zuckuss with transposed names.
- 4-LOM's unique head design with two large photo-receptors originates from the insectoid species he was manufactured to serve.
- Behind the scenes, 4-LOM was mainly constructed from portions of scrapped C-3PO costumes pieced back together.