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Questions tagged [c-3po]

C-3PO is a humanoid protocol droid in the Star Wars universe. His nickname is Threepio. Use this tag for questions about the character, not those that merely mention him. Use this with the [star-wars] tag.

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In Star Wars, are protocol droids like C-3PO water-resistant?

As part of an upcoming change of scenery in a Star Wars (legends) RPG, our party, including a 3PO-series droid are off to a planet covered almost entirely in water. It's fairly relaxed, but we like to ...
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Has C-3PO ever sung a song in canon, like he did on Sesame Street?

In an almost certainly non-canon appearance on Sesame Street back in 1981, C-3PO and R2-D2 sing a song to help Big Bird learn how to count. In either Legends or ...
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Significance of C-3PO Powering Down [duplicate]

In A New Hope, after Obi-wan and Luke pick up the pieces of C-3PO, they head back to Obi-wan's place to chat. At one point, C-3PO turn to Luke and says: Sir, if you'll not be needing me, I'll ...
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How could C-3PO see Luke?

Towards the end of The Last Jedi, Luke enters a room. The first one to notice Luke's arrival is the droid C-3PO and the others turn to see what C-3PO is looking at. However... How then could C-3PO ...
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How valuable are C-3PO and R2-D2?

I ask this question because there are two contradictory events related to C-3PO and R2-D2: In A New Hope, we see several droids traded by Jawas. BERU ...
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Is there any discussion of C-3PO's poor design in the greater Star Wars canon?

For context, I was re-watching Empire Strikes Back recently (was pleased to see how well it still holds up) but what made the biggest impression on me this time around was how the wiring at C-3PO's ...
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Did anybody store C-3PO's memories before wiping them from him in Revenge of the Sith?

Senator Bail Organa tells an underling to "wipe the protocol droid's memory" near the end of Revenge of the Sith. Did anybody copy those memories into storage before the mind wipe? Given C-3PO's ...
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Why was C-3PO shot and not captured?

In Empire, when C-3PO wanders into a machinery closet after hearing what sounds like an R2 unit, he becomes the first of the group to learn about the presence of the Empire but gets shot to pieces ...
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Does the “Star Wars” book C-3PO have a malleable face?

This question about C-3PO quotes the Alan Dean Foster novelisation: And while Luke considered this turn of events, Threepio took the opportunity to throw Artoo a furious look of warning The movie ...
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What is the green substance on C3PO when Jabba the Hutt hits him while bargaining with Boushh?

In Return of the Jedi, Boushh (Princess Leia) brings Chewbacca as a bounty to trade for the life of Han Solo. C3PO is acting as the translator for Jabba. When Boushh is making demands for more money, ...
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How did Chewbacca get C-3PO's parts back after being captured?

We know how Chewbacca managed to find C-3PO's parts after he was blown into pieces. But how did he get them back after being captured by Vader and why would the Stormtroopers allow Chewbacca to have ...
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Canonically, what languages has C-3P0 been shown to know?

We all know that C-3P0 is fluent in over six million forms of communication Over the films we see him speak and/or understand Basic, Huttese, Shyriiwook, rudimentary Ewokese and other languages. ...
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If C3PO is a protocol droid, why is he so annoying?

Anybody who's worked in the US foreign service can tell you that people in charge of protocol are often very polite, very considerate, and very attentive to how their actions and words come across to ...
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How did C3PO know the Ewok Language?

After writing an answer for this question Does the galactic civilisation in Star Wars have a policy towards primitive races? it was brought to my attention that it is possible the Ewoks were known ...
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What is C-3PO's allegiance at the start of Rebels?

In C-3PO's first appearance on Star Wars Rebels, he initially appears to be a true blue Imperial while R2-D2 is in on Bail Organa's Rebel activities. C-3PO even sent a distress signal to the Empire ...
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What was C-3PO talking about when he said, “That’s funny, the damage doesn’t look as bad from out here.”

NOTE: Specifically looking for some in-universe explanation; canonical or “legends” is fine. Lots of discussion of this specific line exists online, but nothing seems to go past idle “armchair ...
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Does C-3PO ever link Luke to Anakin?

As we see in the Phantom Menace, it was Anakin Skywalker who first built C-3PO during his youth on Tattooine. Years later in A New Hope, Threepio (with Artoo) finds himself back on Tatooine and end up ...
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Why did C-3PO not have a red arm at the end of The Force Awakens?

Towards the end of the movie, as the crew of the Falcon are taking off to follow the map, the Resistance gathers to wave goodbye. Taking the image from this question: While this image doesn't show ...
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Has George Lucas or another Star Wars director ever stated that Jar Jar Binks' character was in anyway influenced by C-3PO?

Both Jar Jar and C-3PO utter this phrase: How Rude? It seems likely to me that Jar Jar and C-3PO serve a similar purpose: Comic ...
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Is it C-3PO or C-3P0?

A lot of people will interchange an "o" for a zero when speaking them aloud, like with phone numbers and postal codes, so I'm thinking this is the same here, but with nicknames like "threepio", I'm ...
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Who finished C-3PO?

Anakin left C-3PO without his outer coverings when they left Tatooine in Episode 1. Who finished him by the time they went back in Episode 2?
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How did Chewbacca find C-3PO's parts?

While in Cloud City, C-3PO is shot by a stormtrooper, torn into pieces, and thrown in the trash. Chewbacca finds all of his parts, narrowly saving him from the incinerator. How in the hell did ...
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Are C3PO and R2D2 different from normal Star Wars Droids?

OK, remember a few things about Lucas' favorite droids: They are possibly not sentient. Sentience in Star Wars seem to be a fine line, and to be completely honest - does not seem to be consistently ...
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Why didn't R2-D2 and/or C-3PO spill the beans?

In the prequels we see that both C3PO and R2D2 are Anakin's droids and they clearly both know that he's gone over to the dark side. I would like to know an in-universe answer for the question; Why ...
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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 ...