LUKE: Then the droid does belong to you.

BEN: Don't seem to remember ever owning a droid. Very interesting...

Obi-Wan says he never owned a droid (though he did have an astromech attached to his ship).

Through the movies, it seems as though Anakin is the only Jedi to own a droid.

Prior to Luke, do any other Jedi besides Anakin personally own a droid?

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    About your Ben point, having a astromech attached to the ship doesn't mean that he owns it. A police man don't own the radio transmitter in his police car patrol.
    – Guillelon
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 21:47
  • I think the same goes for Ahsoka. She has an astromech droid that she uses pretty consistently but it's rarely seen outside the ship starwars.wikia.com/wiki/R7-A7
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 21:52
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    I'm guessing this all goes back to Jedi forgoing material possesions as part of their lifestyle. They might use droids, but they don't claim ownership of them.
    – Monty129
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 22:01
  • @guillelon, right and that's why I didn't make the argument that he did own one, but wanted to highlight it. For all I'm aware, it was just assigned to him for the mission.
    – phantom42
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 23:41
  • Revan owned Hk-47.This was after he left the jedi order though. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/HK-47 Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 13:30

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To begin with, it's worth pointing out that the novelisation of the Revenge of the Sith film makes it explicitly clear that Anakin didn't own Artoo, he was merely looking after him for Padmé:

Padme’s life back when she had been Queen of Naboo, not to mention helping the nine-year-old Anakin destroy the Trade Federation’s Droid Control Ship, breaking the blockade and saving the planet. The Royal Engineers of Naboo’s aftermarket wizardry made their modified R-units the most sought after in the galaxy; he’d tried to protest, but she had silenced him with a soft finger against his lips and a gentle smile and a whisper of “After all what does a politician need with an astromech?” “But I’m a Jedi-“

“That’s why I’m not giving him to you,” she’d said with a smile. “I’m asking you to look after him. He’s not really a gift. He’s a friend.”

That all being said, the Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia specifically refers to R7-A7 as "Ahsoka's Astromech" and makes reference to it being part of a "group of Jedi Droids".

R7-A7 Ahsoka's Droid

It also says that Plo Koon is particularly attached to his Astromech, refusing to send it for the customary 'memory wipes' for fear of damaging its unique personality.

R7-D4 Plo Koon's Droid

Beyond this, there are no canon references to Jedi owning droids.


Reven had an astromech in the Old Republic And they would all have a ship with a socket for an astromech wether or not they own there own personal astromechs is a mystery to me

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