IG-88 is an assassin droid manufactured in the holowan mechanical laboratories. the known units where IG-88-A,B,C,and D.
IG-88 is one of many droids to kill his maker.IG-88A later took over the Death Star II, But was destroyed by Lando Calrissian.
- "WANTED: IG-88, aka the Phlutdroid, also reportedly operating as IG-88A, IG-88B, IG-88C, or IG-88D. Heavily armed, more than 150 kills. DISMANTLE ON SIGHT."
- ―imperial bounty posting
Assassin droids were banned even before the Empire came to power, although many beings continued to use them. The very nature of their job necessitated highly adaptive, autonomous programming that unfortunately caused them to frequently turn on their masters.IG-88 was the successor of the IG-86 sentinel droid.