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The wealth of a farmer is noteworthy Wealth is relative to your point of view. While we can look at Tatooine and see it as a poor locale compared to the rest of the civilized galaxy, on the local level there are still those who would be considered rich and poor. While Luke was a simple farm boy, and probably not a rich one, there isn't an indication that he ...


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Luke doesn't say that they're "valuable", he vouchsafes that they're hardworking, and that they're a token of how serious he is to begin negotiations for Han's life. I seek an audience with Your Greatness, to bargain for his life. Note that the droids aren't the cost of Han's release, just the price of gaining an audience with "Mighty Jabba" to discuss ...


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It was replaced. We don't know why or how, yet, but the WGA script explicitly notes that: EXT. D'QAR - DAY The Millennium Falcon RISES. Leia, with Poe, BB-8, and C-3PO (with his proper arm replaced), watches the next generation of Jedi begin her journey. We know it was replaced AFTER the attack on Tacodana: C-3PO Goodness! Han Solo! It is I, ...


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C-3PO learnt the Ewok language through observation. A few points from Legends have to be made to come to this conclusion: The 3PO-series protocol droids are equipped with a TranLang III communications module. It comes with up to six million galactic languages - common and obscure, organic and inorganic - at purchase. It also possessed phonetic pattern ...


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Based on what 3PO tells Han, it sounds like he doesn't explicitly know the Ewok language, and that he's extrapolating based on what he does know. He notes that they're using a "primitive dialect" and that he's not 100% sure of what he's saying to them. HAN What are you telling them? THREEPIO Hello, I think... I could be mistaken. They're using a ...


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I've always seen this line as a joke, by the way, playing off of C-3PO's relative ignorance of space vessels and technology in general. The damage in question is almost certainly the damage that Tantive IV logically must have suffered at the hands of Devastator prior to the capture of the former. The movie opens on a battle between the two ships, and we see ...


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The script spells it with an 'O': An explosion rocks the ship as two robots, Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) and See-Threepio (C-3PO) struggle to make their way through the shaking, bouncing passageway. Both robots are old and battered. Artoo is a short, claw-armed tripod. His face is a mass of computer lights surrounding a radar eye. Threepio, on the other hand, is a ...


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In addition to what others have said, I'd also like to point out that there is a difference between personal wealth and business capital. While Uncle Owen may not make enough on his farm to have frivolous disposable income, that doesn't mean the farm as a business is bankrupt. Take a look at these tractor prices. They range from $300,000 to $500,000, which ...


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StarWars.com, the scripts, and the novelization all explicitly say it is C-3PO. To confirm this, I copy-pasted the text from the StarWars.com page shown below and then typed it out with a zero instead in a font that distinguishes the two characters. You can see the difference in fonts. "C-3PO" – directly from starwars.com "C-3P0" – ...


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Chewbacca followed his nose, literally. From the script, it's clear that Chewie is surprised to smell burning droid (after C-3PO gets shot) but shrugs it off as being part of the station's normal scents. When they realise that the droid is missing, he rightly puts the pieces together and goes searching for that same smell: A laser bolt to Threepio's ...


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Droids are massed produced. Even C3PO, built by Anakin Skywalker, has a generic cover placed over his body. There are several other nearly identical droids throughout the series to offer proof that C3PO is not unique in an aesthetic sense. Outwardly C3PO is not unique, He shares the same body as other protocol droids, you can't expect Vader to remember him ...


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It appears to be whatever Jabba was drinking. He certainly seems to spill plenty of it in the following scene. Belowdecks, in a dark and nasty hold, Jabba is in high spirits. Today it will be great fun to watch his enemies plead for their lives before being dropped into the Sarlacc’s gaping mouth. And tomorrow the story of his triumph will spread across the ...


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First of all, out of universe, the 2 droids are clearly special. They are the equivalent of the 2 peasant characters in The Hidden Fortress which was a major influence on Star Wars (OK, putting it less politely, Lucas ripped off Kurosawa :) Going to in-universe, your thesis has some merit, but is not very correct overall. We don't know about C-3PO since we ...


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There's a (Legends) reference in Legacy of the Force IX: Invincible to a protocol droid happily walking through wind and rain. Obviously this isn't the same as waterproof, but it does imply water-resistance Kell stared out into the darkness, noted the clustered pinpoints of red light that floated in the pitch. He shifted on his feet as the lights drew ...


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The script is silent on it other than C3-PO being "disheveled". Jabba immediately flies into a rage, knocking the golden droid off the raised throne into a clattering heap on the floor. Boushh adjusts his weapon as Jabba raves in Huttese and Threepio struggles back onto the throne. The disheveled droid tries to compose himself. The Official ...


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There is a lot of great evidence and reasoning in the other answers. Let me also offer this hypothesis: The droids actually are very valuable. but The Jawas actually don't know the value of the droids. Why? Jawas never see droids in this good conditions. They are junk dealers, not technicians and would never encounter such valuable droids. We know from ...


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From Wookieepedia: Organa entrusted R2-D2 and C-3PO to Raymus Antilles, the Captain of the Tantive IV, who was instructed to treat them well and to wipe C-3PO's memory. Although R2-D2's inability to speak basic spared him from experiencing a memory wipe, it did undergo reprogramming to restrict access to the holo-recordings of Leia's birthparents,...


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According to the novelisation for Episode II, Shmi Skywalker completed C3P0 just before her marriage; When Anakin had left with the Jedi, 3PO had been perfectly functional, but uncovered, his wires exposed. Shmi had left him that way for a long time, fantasizing that Anakin would return to complete the job. Just before marrying Cliegg had Shmi finished the ...


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C-3PO definitely saw Luke. But I think C-3PO suspects something is amiss, because just before Luke steps out to face the First Order: You can't miss this scene. Also, @Machavity says in his answer that But I don't remember that in the fight scene (at least on my first viewing), what I remember seeing is: I'm wondering whether it wasn't so much a mind ...


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C-3PO, in the earlier scene indicates that he's aware that the main reactor of the Tantive IV has suffered a critical hit. “Did you hear that?” C-3PO said to R2-D2 as the Tantive IV’s engines powered down. “They’ve shut down the main reactor. We’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness!” - Star Wars: Junior Novelisation As the escape pod leaves the ...


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Droids could be of low value to moisture farmer, but very valuable to powerful crime lord. Imagine having luxury sports car in impoverished country with only dirt or otherwise poor roads. Now imagine that car being "acquired" and sold by shady junk dealers with reputation of "loose" morality and penchant for swindling and outright theft. ...


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C-3PO states that the Old Republic's Senate passed laws banning droids from translating the Sith language. That would indicate it's a widespread restriction, not something unique to C-3PO. Fortunately, the protocol droid C-3PO is fluent in several million forms of communication, and he’s stored a copy of the message. Unfortunately, according to C-3PO, the ...


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According to Thank the Maker from Star Wars Tales Issue #6, Darth Vader had it delivered to Chewbacca's cell. While not made explicit, it's implied that Vader wanted C-3PO to be fixed. The comic's canon status is ambiguous, but according to Wookieepedia, it has "elements of continuity."


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I like to think "Itchy Trigger Finger Syndrome." But beyond that I would think that the storm troopers didn't see a need to interrogate C-3PO because they weren't after him, and knew who and where their target was due to the betrayal by Lando. in reference to.. (a) that the droid had accidentally wandered in there and just needed to be shooed out Its ...


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Yes, in Legends. Specifically, in the novel The Courtship of Princess Leia. As the name implies, throughout the novel Han is trying to woo Leia, and things are not going well. They end up stranded on an alien planet for complicated reasons, and C-3PO is feeling lost and rather useless, so Han deputizes him to help persuade Leia to love him. C-3PO, for ...


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I've been re-watching the movies and watching the Clone Wars series and studying the extended canon of books and video games and stuff lately and I've learned a few things. Simply put they are special and here's why. C3PO: C3PO was built by Anakin (this should speak volumes). When C3PO was built, Anakin was a young prodigy and had the ability to build or ...


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Back in the 70s, I remember Lucas stating that he originally wanted C3PO to be a "slimey slick-o used car dealer type" but once Anthony Daniels started talking he made the character into what we all know. So, the character is there mainly for comic relief as Daniels himself stated: What’s your favorite and least favorite line of C-3PO dialogue? My ...


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At the point that he calls the Empire for assistance, C-3PO has no indication that the crew of the Ghost are anything more than common criminals, out to kidnap droids and steal guns: C-3PO: My counterpart and I were abducted from the spaceport on Garel by criminals. Thieves! OUTLAWS! As you've noted, the ending shows C-3PO is clearly well aware that he ...


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