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"Master, they just delivered your replacement astromech droid. This is R3-S6. I've heard that the new R3s are far faster in thinking skills and more powerful than the old R2 units."
Ahsoka Tano introduces R3-S6 to Anakin Skywalker[src]

R3-S6 (also known as "Goldie" or "Stubby", and as "Agent R3" to the Separatists) was an Astromech droid and spy for General Grievous when Anakin Skywalker lost R2-D2. Because of his programming, the droid attempted to sabotage the Republic's mission to Skytop Station.


Downfall of a Droid

After Anakin lost R2-D2 in a battle against General Grievous, R3 was revealed to be his replacement droid. Ahsoka Tano first introduced him to Anakin, and she said that the gold was perfect because Anakin was leader of Gold Squadron, so "Goldie" was perfect for him. Anakin then stated that nothing could replace R2, and Ahsoka comforted "Goldie" by saying that he would get to know Anakin soon. When they made it to the battlefield, which was scattered with wrecked ship parts, Anakin noticed his ship, but R2 was not there. Anakin then told Ahsoka that R2 probably escaped, but Ahsoka replied that the droid wasn't on the scanners, but that there was a ship. They then went onto the ship, since they thought R2 could have been on it. They then asked the owner if he found one recently, and he replied that some could be in an area of the ship. After making it down into an area of the ship, they found a bunch of droids, which R3 switched on after Anakin started trying to get R2. After a brief duel, they were forced to leave by the owner. Once they made it back to the Republic Cruiser, Obi-Wan told them that R2 must have been destroyed in the explosion, and that Grievous had to have a base in the battlefield area. He also added that they needed to find the base, and destroy it. Soon after, they were sending a small fleet to the system, and Anakin told Ahsoka that he wouldn't take R3, but Ahsoka told him to give the droid another chance, and that the search would be a great time to bond with each other. After they left, Anakin asked R3 if he had the coordinates to the base. After he asked R3 to scan the area, the droid turned on the tracking beacon, allowing Grievous to know where Anakin was. So Grievous came with a fleet and he attacked them. They then decided to leave the area, but they were pursued by Grievous's fleet. After being shot by missiles, which missed them, they were rescued by Ahsoka and Rex, who then escaped along with them. When they escaped and went in the Twilight, Ahsoka asked the droid about his first "adventure". Anakin then replied that he was lucky to be alive, which 'hurt the droid's feelings'.

Duel of the Droids

When they were tracking the area for the outpost, Rex told them that there was no sign of one. Just after, the droid and Ahsoka found a signal from R2, and Anakin told Rex to find out where it was coming from. Once they figured it out, they headed to the coordinates. Once they made it there, they noticed that it was the Separatist outpost. Anakin then contacted Obi-Wan Kenobi, and told him that R2 led them to Skytop Station, the outpost they needed to get to. Obi-Wan replied that they had to destroy the base before Grievous could get through R2's memory. They then decided to save R2 and destroy the base, to Obi-Wan's dismay. When they were preparing to sneak onto the station, Ahsoka planned to bring the droid, so they could get through secured areas, and told Rex that he would be carrying the droid. After arriving at Sktop Station, the Jedi and the clones were cornered by battle droids, and Ahsoka told R3 to open a door. R3 failed on purpose again, preventing in a fight, in which General Grievous himself confronted the clones. However, Ahsoka confronted the cyborg to distract Grievous while the clones could complete the mission, and the two engaged in a lightsaber duel, until Ahsoka finally hid in a storage chamber, and Grievous searched for her. While hiding, Ahsoka overheard Grievous telling R3 to lure Anakin into a trap. R3 went to the docking bay where Anakin was fighting battle droids after finding R2. The Jedi told the droid to help him, but R3 closed the hangar door instead, so Anakin told R2 to open it again. R2 went to a catwalk high above the docking bays, while the clones blew up detonators they had put all around the station, causing the destructing station to start sinking in the air. The air was filled with the destructing station's debris, but R2 was safe on the catwalk as he tried to open the door using a computer- right until R3 arrived, attacked him and tried to prevent him from opening the door by trying to push R2 off the catwalk. R2 shocked R3 and managed to open the door, but the spy droid attacked again when he recovered, and a huge duel took place. R3 eventually lost his balance and almost fell of the catwalk - but he managed to attach himself to R2 with a cable. However, R2 cut the cable with his saw blade- the treacherous spy droid fell of the catwalk and met his end when he collided with debris and fell apart.



  • R3-S6's black and gold color scheme was chosen by supervising director Dave Filoni as a nod to his hometown of Pittsburgh, whose football team, the Steelers, bore those colors.
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