4-LOM is a robotic bounty hunter and a villain in the Star Wars franchise.
It 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 Millenium Falcon and Han Solo. However, Boba Fett collects the bounty before any of the other hunters.
- 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 photoreceptors 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.