I is for IG-88 #AtoZChallenge

April 11, 2016 , In: Geek , With: 14 Comments

This month, TONS of blog are participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. We need to post each day (except Sundays) surrounding our theme that we’ve chosen. Each post begins with the next letter in the alphabet. To see the other blogs participating, click here.

My theme is “All Things Geek.”


So close, but yet so far. A droid. A lesser life-form to some in the Star Wars universe. No one has more to prove. Our letter today is ‘I’ and I decided to cover a bounty hunter that receives almost no love from anyone–IG-88.

Here is the article about IG-88 from Wookiepedia.


He probably has anxiety, like the rest of us! Poor guy.

IG-88 is one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy. Probably in the top three with Boba Fett and Bossk. Boba Fett is my personal favorite and always has been since seeing Star Wars for the first time. I’m actually wearing a Boba Fett jacket right now as I write this… But in the back of my mind, I wished I knew a little bit more about the history of the fearsome looking droid that also wanted to collect the bounty on Han Solo and his crew in the Empire Strikes Back.

What makes a droid turn to bounty hunting? Does he feel the need to make money? Is it the challenge of finding and capturing his quarry or is it something deeper? Maybe a fellow droid is enslaved somewhere and IG-88 needs to make enough money to free them (IG-88’s head is actually recycled from the Cantina scene on Tatooine. Maybe it’s not HIS head, but a relative he’s trying to free). Anyone know?!

Either way, I wrote a short poem on behalf of IG-88.

Second again. Never first.

Data states. Facts hurt.

I must be best. Never rest.

Until my name is feared most in this game.

Ok. It’s not a great poem…the last line doesn’t even fit. But don’t you judge him! He’s a bounty hunter droid, not a poet.

Do you have any characters you think deserve more recognition and back story?

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    So often my fav character is the less well defined sidekick or the person who is only in every fifth episode of something 🙂 – Philip from Poltergeist: The Legacy springs to mind. I did not know about IG-88, I am sorry to admit I didn’t even remember him. Here’s to the characters who deserve more screen time.
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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      A toast to the forgotten characters! ::clinks glasses::

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    This is definitely geeky 🙂 great post!

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    Poor IG-88! Love the poem… so what if the last line doesn’t fit 😀 My favorite character is Lennier from Babylon 5. I would love to know more about him. I’d really just like to know more about the entire Minbari race!
    Many Blessings,

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      Thanks for your kind words about his poetry. Hopefully some of these characters get more back story someday!

    • Thea OBrian
    • April 11, 2016

    I guess you can learn something new everyday. I just hope I can remember it. The older I get, it doesn’t always stick.

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      You can always come back and read it again if you don’t. That’s what I do! Thanks for visiting. 😀

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    I like your little poem. It rhymes.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

    • Bidy
    • April 11, 2016

    You had me at IG-88! How on earth is there a geekdom blog I have not seen as of yet? Thanks for the share!


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      Thanks for visiting! I love meeting fellow geeks. 😀

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    The concept of bounty hunter can make for a good story. It can be an adventurous life I suppose though I have no personal experience to back that up.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host

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      I would be a terrible bounty hunter. But it does make for a great story, I agree!

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