Protocol droid and robot character from the Star Wars universe

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Why does C3PO talk to R2D2 in English?

Whenever we see C3PO talking to R2, he talks in English (well, that's what we hear), so at least not in the beeps that R2 uses. My question is why doesn't C3PO talk in R2's 'beeping' language when ...
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Why is C3PO's memory wiped, but not R2D2's?

In Revenge of the Sith after Luke and Leia are born, they are sent to separate parts of the galaxy. The droids are given to Captain Antilles, with the instructions to clean them up, and have C3PO's ...
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When did C3PO get his restraining bolt removed?

Related to: Is C3PO a slave? R2D2 tricks Luke Skywalker into taking his restraining bolt off so that R2 can run off and look for Obi-Wan Kenobi. But I don't recall any point in the movie where ...
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Do C3P0 and R2D2 know Vader's true identity? [duplicate]

In the prequels we see that both C3P0 and R2D2 are his droids and that they know he goes over to the dark side. I would like to know an in-universe answer for the question; Why did they not tell Luke ...
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Are 'robot' and 'droid' used interchangeably?

In Episode IV, after Luke is rescued from the Sand People by Ben Kenobi, he refers to C-3PO and R2-D2 as robots rather than droids. This struck me as odd as the latter seems to be the preferred term ...
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Why would the Larses need a translator droid that spoke Bocce?

"Luke, tell your uncle if he gets a translator, make sure it speaks Bocce!" - Beru Lars to Luke Skywalker, in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Blue-ray edition. Wookiepedia describes Bocce as ...
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Why doesn't Darth Vader recognize C-3PO?

Similar to this question: Why doesn't Owen Lars recognize C-3PO during ANH? There are a couple of occasions during the original trilogy (Episodes IV, V, VI) where Darth Vader and C-3PO encounter one ...
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Where was C-3PO between the time of Anakin departing Tatooine and Shmi's death?

My remembrance/assumption is that Anakin left C-3PO with Shmi, to help her, when he left Tatooine to become a Jedi. is there canon confirmation that C-3PO kept living with/being owned by Shmi till ...
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Why doesn't Owen Lars recognize C-3PO during ANH?

As shown in this answer, Owen and Beru Lars should be very familiar with C-3PO (he stayed with Shmi Skywalker till her death, and was present at her funeral). Yet, Lars (not sure if Beru saw him ...
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Did Owen and Beru Lars ever meet R2D2 during the events of prequels?

Did Owen abd Beru Lars ever meet R2D2 during the events of prequels? I would be primarily interested in G-canon (3 prequel movies), but if there are no such instances in G-canon, an answer based on ...
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Is it true that C-3PO was anatomically correct?

I have heard the rumor from a couple of people into SciFi (and some chain emails over the years), that C-3PO was not simply humanoid looking but anatomically correct - in crude terms, the costume had ...
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Why did C-3P0 close down while Luke talked to Ben in A New Hope?

When they where in Old Ben's dwelling, C-3P0 made this strange request to Luke: THREEPIO: Sir, if you'll not be needing me, I'll close down for awhile. LUKE: Sure, go ahead. Why did he want ...
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Why is C-3PO driving the landspeeder?

In “A New Hope” Luke lets C-3PO, a protocol droid he just bought the day before, drive the landspeeder on their search to find R2-D2. Is there any good reasoning involved?
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What was C-3PO basing his odds on?

C-3PO: "Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately three thousand seven hundred and twenty to one!" Han: "Never tell me the odds." C-3PO: "The odds of ...
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Why does C-3PO speak to Jabba in Basic/English?

It's established that C-3PO can speak the Huttese language, as he does at the gate to Jabba's palace, but when he is performing his interpreting duties for Jabba (for example, when Jabba is ...
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Why doesn't C3PO recognize Leia in R2's recorded message?

At the start of A New Hope, when the corvette is being attacked, C3PO says something to the effect of: There'll be no escape for the princess this time. But when Luke stumbles onto Leia's ...
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Could C-3PO fully extend his arms?

Through all Star Wars movie, C-3PO seems quite limited in his movement. I noticed his elbow articulation even seems welded in place. What level of amplitude does he have in his arm articulation? And ...
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C3PO: a cyborg?

According to the Star Wars script, C3PO introduces himself: I am See-Threepio, human-cyborg relations. What does he mean, cyborg? Is he claiming to be one?
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Is C-3PO's half silver leg in the original movie or was it one of the digital alterations?

When watching the new Blu-ray version of Star Wars: A New Hope I noticed C-3PO's half silver leg. I saw the original movie at the theater many times and do not recall seeing it before. Is this one of ...
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Why are R2-D2 and C-3PO spelled phonetically in outside media?

Does anyone know why R2-D2 is spelled Artoo-Detoo and C-3PO is spelled See-Threepio in the script and in other media outside the movies? I've always found this very annoying and it took away from the ...
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Is C3PO a slave?

Does he have free will? What determines who he assists? I remember in Star Wars when C3PO and R2-D2 were sold to the Skywalkers, there were control bolts inserted into C3PO's chest. But how did ...
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Does C-3PO ever do his job?

C-3PO is a protocol droid that is fluent in over six million forms of communication, but it seems like everyone in the galaxy can understand every other language. Has C-3PO ever had to translate? I ...
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Why does C-3PO have a silver lower leg in some scenes?

In Star Wars C-3PO is a gold robot. But in some (or all?) scenes when we see him, one of his legs is silver. Why is that?