Perhaps the oddest being that could ever become a bounty hunter is a protocol droid. Yet it happened in the case of 4-LOM. The droid started as a cabin steward aboard a luxury liner. A programming glitch led to increased antisocial behavior, and eventually 4-LOM became a skilled thief working for Jabba the Hutt. 4-LOM teamed up with the Gand bounty hunter Zuckuss. Although they failed to find Han Solo for Darth Vader, their hunt did briefly find them a new path in life. 4-LOM and Zuckuss joined the Rebellion against the Empire, only to return to their hunter ways a short time later. Much of the 4-LOM costume was made of recycled protocol droid costumes. The name was developed as an acronym of sorts for: "for love of money," quite fitting for a bounty hunter.