Modified Protocol droid
4-LOM's was originally programmed as a service droid on a luxury liner, but after some rogue malfunctioning 4-LOM turned to a life of thievery. Hearing of this, Jabba the Hutt modified 4-LOM further to become a bounty hunting droid which he then teamed up with another bounty hunter named Zuckuss. 4-LOM was one of several bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader to track down the Millennium Falcon.
Later after failing to capture Solo, 4-LOM attempted to steal the carbonite frozen Solo aboard the Slave I. Boba Fett thwarted the droid by putting a blaster bolt into his insectoid head.
4-LOM is an acronym: for the love of money.
He was the only bounty hunter not mentioned in the novel adaptation of "Empire."
His original action figure was mistakenly labeled Zuckuss -- and Zuckuss was labeled 4-LOM.
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