R2-EX’s past is shady
and for the most part unknown. This particular droid was captured with a dozen
or so other astromechs in an Imperial convoy traveling through the Corva sector
in the Outer Rim. These R2 units were sent to the Alliance Research and
Development center where they were "rehabilitated". After a full memory wipe and
probe for Imperial bugs, the droids were reprogrammed, tested and shipped out to
several Alliance Squadrons. R2-EX found his way onboard the CRS Liberty and was
quickly assigned to Lieutenant Finelli, whose previous droid, "Zero", was
destroyed in the campaign "Operation Harvest".
Always striving to
improve his programming, he is most commonly found in the hanger near his
fighter assignment, making sure everything is operational and in perfect working
order. R2-EX was dubbed the name "Rex" because of the likeness he has to a
dog. Very loyal, playful and protective. Finelli try’s to keep his distance
from the droid, and ignores its existence most of the time, besides in the
cockpit. Lieutenant Finelli has been caught abusing (kicking) R2-EX for
following him through the Liberty's corridors and has been reprimanded twice.
Still, with all the abuse Rex continues to work hard on gaining his partners
trust and friendship and does so by watching Finelli's six in the X-wing fighter
to the best of his ability.