BB-9E is a droid working for the First Order and an antagonist in the Star Wars franchise, serving as a minor antagonist in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi and as a common antagonist in many marketing programs and shorts based around heroic droid BB-8, who serves as its archenemy.


In The Last Jedi, BB-9E is seen on Supreme Leader Snoke's flagship, the Mega-class Star Dreadnought Supremacy. It is doing surveillance on the ship when it spies Finn, Rose Tico, DJ, and BB-8 disguised as First Order officials. It immediately sees past their disguises and identifies them as intruders, becoming focused and angry. It scans them and confirms ts suspicions, then goes off to gather its superiors.

As the heroes try to break into a part of the ship to disable their tracker, BB-9E confronts them with its superiors, who arrest them while BB-9E looks on. They are later sold out to Captain Phasma by DJ.

Later, the Supremacy is mostly destroyed when Vice Admiral Holdo flies the Resistance ship Raddus into it at light speed. It's unclear if BB-9E was destroyed in the process or if it survived the crash.

Other Appearances

Star Wars Blips

In this animated series of short films, BB-9E appears as the main antagonist in the episode "Hey You", where it is confronted by BB-8. Though it wants nothing to do with the other droid, it finally snaps when BB-8 antagonizes it too far, chasing it around and trying to catch it, but crashes into a wall and has its top piece fall off. BB-8 replaces it and runs, and BB-9E wakes up and begins furiously searching the ship for BB-8.

Marketing and Advertising

Despite his minimal screen time in the actual film, BB-9E served as a major antagonist in much of The Last Jedi's marketing, usually going up against BB-8.

BB-9E was featured as one of the "App-Enabled Droids" app AR game by Sphero. In its commercial, it is shown giving a tour of the Supremacy.


Though it has a simple role as a First Order droid, BB-9E is programmed with a cold, sinister and treacherous personality. It hates the Resistance and desires to snuff them out (a trait shared by the rest of the First Order), but is mainly confined to simple surveillance and only gets its time to shine when intruders do come, and he also shows a sadistic and cruel demeanor when exposing its foes.





  • BB-9E was jokingly nicknamed "BB-H8" (BB-hate) on set.
  • According to The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, the E in BB-9E's designation/name stands for Evil.
  • BB-9E was expected to return as a villain in The Rise of Skywalker, though it is not returned and it is unknown if it survived Supremacy's destruction.
  • The LEGO set for Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter includes BB-9E with it. Though TIE fighters usually do not use or require droid assistance, it is possible that BB-9E also serves as a technical consultant to Kylo Ren, though this is unconfirmed.
  • Despite little screen time in the actual film, BB-9E was used in a vast amount of marketing for The Last Jedi, leading it to become an unofficial mascot for that installation in the Star Wars franchise.


           StarTheForce Villains

Bounty Hunters
4-LOM | Aurra Sing | Bazine Netal | Beilert Valance | Black Krssantan | Boba Fett | Bossk | Cad Bane | Dengar | Embo | Greedo | Highsinger | IG-11 | IG-88 | Jango Fett | Moralo Eval | Rako Hardeen | Robonino | Sy Snootles | Toro Calican | Zam Wesell | Zuckuss

Confederacy of Independent Systems
Leaders: Darth Sidious | Count Dooku
Separatist Council: Nute Gunray | Passel Argente | Po Nudo | Poggle the Lesser | Rune Haako | San Hill | Shu Mai | Tikkes | Wat Tambor | Daultay Dofine | Lott Dod
Military Leaders: Admiral Trench | General Grievous | General Kalani | Lok Durd | Mar Tuuk | Sun Face | Riff Tamson | TA-175 | TF-1726 | TJ 55 | TJ-912 | TV-94 | TV-948 | TX-20 | TX-21 | TZ-33 | Whorm Loathsom
Other Officials: 4A-7 | AD-W4 | Asajj Ventress | Bec Lawise | Darts D'nar | EV-A4-D | Faro Argyus | K2-B4 | Keeper Agruss | Miraj Scintel | Nix Card | Osi Sobeck | R3-S6 | Sanjay Rash | Slick | Voe Atell | Ziro the Hutt
Soldiers: Battle Droids | Droidekas | Genonosians | MagnaGuards | Super Battle Droids | Tactical Droids
Affiliates: Trade Federation | Techno Union | InterGalactic Banking Clan | Commerce Guild | Corporate Alliance

Galactic Empire
Leaders: Darth Sidious | Darth Vader
Inquisitorius: The Grand Inquisitor | Second Sister | Fifth Brother | Sixth Brother | Seventh Sister | Eight Brother | Ninth Sister | Tenth Brother
Imperial Officers: Arihnda Pryce | Cassio Tagge | Conan Antonio Motti | Cumberlayne Aresko | Admiral Piett | Garrick Versio | Grand Moff Tarkin | Kassius Konstantine | Kendal Ozzel | General Veers | Moff Jerjerrod | Myles Grint | Thrawn
Other Officials and Operatives: Alexsandr Kallus | Commander Cody | Gar Saxon | Gideon Hask | Iden Versio | Maketh Tua | Mas Amedda | Naare | Orson Krennic | Tiber Saxon
Soldiers: Emperor's Royal Guard | Stormtroopers (501st Legion, Purge Troopers & Death Troopers)
Affiliates: Imperial Navy | COMPNOR

First Order
Benefactor: Darth Sidious
Leaders: Supreme Leader Snoke | Kylo Ren
Imperial Officers: General Hux | General Pryde | Captain Candady | Captain Phasma | Datoo | Kaplan | Chesille Sabrond | Elrik Vonreg | Commander Pyre
Knights of Ren: Ren | Kylo Ren
Other Officials and Operatives: Agent Tierny | Agent Terex | BB-9E | Carise Sindian | FN-2199 | Bala-Tik | Tasu Leech | Razoo Quin-Fee
Soldiers: Stormtroopers | Praetorian Guards | Sith Troopers
Affiliates: Sith Eternal | Guavian Death Gang

Death Watch
Leaders: Pre Vizsla | Bo-Katan Kryze | Tor Vizsla

Leaders: Mother Talzin
Members: Asajj Ventress | Merrin | Old Daka

Shadow Collective
Leaders: Darth Maul | Savage Opress | Gar Saxon
Death Watch: Bo-Katan Kryze | Pre Vizsla
Black Sun: Ziton Moj | Ziro the Hutt
Hutt Cartel: Jabba the Hutt
Crimson Dawn: Dryden Vos | Tobias Beckett
Other Officials and Operatives: Almec | Rook Kast

Sith and Other Dark Force-Users
Barriss Offee | Darth Bane | Darth Plagueis | Pong Krell | Taron Malicos | Ochi | The Son

Hutt Clan
Jabba the Hutt | Ziro the Hutt

0-0-0 | Acklays | Azmorigan | Barada | Bib Fortuna | Cassie Cryar | Chi Cho | Cornelius Evazan | DJ | Garnac | Graxol Kelvyyn | Hondo Ohnaka | Kithaba | Klaatu | Morley | Nexu | Ponda Baba | Rancors | Reeks | Salacious B. Crumb | Sarlacc | Saw Gerrera | Sebulba | Teedo | The Client | Tusken Raiders | Unkar Plutt | Vedain | Velken Tezeri | Vizam | Wooof | Zillo Beast

See Also
Star Wars Legends Villains | Star Wars The Old Republic Villains

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.