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This new ad for UK cell phone company O2 features the first meeting between the classic Star Wars droid duo of C-3PO and R2-D2 and the. Having just met, C-3PO and R2-D2 work closely together to help · C-3PO stays behind with Shmi when Anakin leaves for Tatooine with Padmé and Jedi. The internet, and the world in general, cannot wait for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Luckily, none of us will have to wait much.
When Luke attempts escape, R2-D2 tosses him his lightsaber, with which he attacks Jabba's guards. In the midst of the battle, C-3PO is attacked by Salacious Crumbwho pulls out his right photoreceptor before being driven off by R2-D2.
Thereafter the two escape the sail barge and are retrieved by the protagonists.
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When the human prisoners are threatened by the Ewoks, Luke uses the Force to levitate the droid above the crowd as demonstration of the supposed god's ability, so as to prompt release. Episode I — The Phantom Menacethe first chapter of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, where it was revealed that he was salvaged and rebuilt by Anakin Skywalker, the boy who grew up to become Darth Vaderwho built him out of spare parts the story "Thank the Maker!
When Anakin returns with his mother's body, C-3PO attends her funeral.
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Shortly afterward, he follows R2-D2 into a droid-construction site, where his head is temporarily attached to the torso of a battle droidwhile the head of the droid is placed onto C-3PO's torso.
Influenced by the battle droid's programming, he reluctantly participates in the film's climactic battle scene, where he is stopped by Jedi Kit Fisto.
Having been restored by R2-D2, he leaves Geonosis with the other protagonists. The Force Awakensthe first installment of the sequel trilogy, which was released on December 18, He has been upgraded to seven million forms of communication.
During their adventures, C-3PO is reunited with R2-D2, who is reactivated after having been shut off for years. The Last Jediwhich was released on December 15, After the events of Return of the Jedi, he continues to serve Leia Organa in several novels including Bloodline.
Legends[ edit ] In Aprilmost of the licensed Star Wars novels and comics produced since the originating film Star Wars were rebranded by Lucasfilm as Star Wars Legends and declared non-canon to the franchise. This older version of his creation originated with George Lucas, and both versions were harmonized from the outset: Some of the early material in this guide has since been superseded, but the two explanations remain generally compatible.
RepublicQueen Jamillia appoints the droid to serve as liaison to the Jedi during that campaign following the defense of Naboo and the bio-plague of Ohma-D'un by the Separatists.
Highlights include an early encounter with bounty hunter Boba Fett and a change in personality brought by remodeling. Due to his function as a protocol droid, he most often stays with Leia Organa-Solo on Coruscant, assisting her political duties, while R2-D2 often stays with Luke Skywalker at the Jedi Academy.
Threepio agrees to assist Solo as a counselor droid; but is shocked when Solo kidnaps the princess and takes her to Dathomir. Despite this, Threepio continues to present Han in the best possible light and writes a song for him entitled "The Virtues of King Han Solo", which he backs with the sound of a full symphony orchestra.
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He later discovers that Solo's ancestor was merely "a pretender to the throne", but is present at Han and Leia's wedding. The code is eventually found and destroyed. He is forced to hide with Leia and Chewbacca when Imperial forces arrive overhead,  but he later returns with Leia to Coruscant, where she gives birth to Jaina and Jacen Solo.
He serves as caretaker to the twins, and later Anakin Solo as well. Thanks to C-3PO and some Noghri, the party recruits aid from the local population and destroys the storehouse.
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C-3PO frantically searches for them, but they had been found by King Onibald Daykim and are reunited with their parents. The resurrected Palpatine and his fleet discover the Alliance's existence, leading C-3PO and the others to flee to Iziz, a city on the planet of Onderon.
The Clone Warsand the subsequent TV series of the same name. In the series, he helps them fight the Separatists.
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He also appears briefly in the miniseries Star Wars: Legends[ edit ] With the acquisition of Lucasfilm by The Walt Disney Companymost of the licensed Star Wars novels and comics produced since the originating film Star Wars were rebranded as Star Wars Legends and declared non-canon to the franchise in April Droidsset before they came into Luke Skywalker's possession.
In the various Star Wars novels and comics, the droid duo have played a small but significant role. LegacyR2-D2 is revealed to have survived the resulting 88 years after his last appearance and has been upgraded to the latest technology. In this series, he now serves another member of the Skywalker family — reluctant Jedi Cade Skywalker. Other films[ edit ] Along with the Star Wars films, R2-D2 makes non-canon cameo appearances in several other films, such as Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darknessseen flying in debris, Close Encounters of the Third Kind on the underside of the alien ship, Raiders of the Lost Arkseen on the wall of the room containing the Ark, and in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallenseen flying among rubble and debris in the sky.
In an early script to 's The Lego MovieR2-D2 was set to be one of the main characters, but was written out due to the directors failing to obtain the rights to the character.