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The four-issue comic series Star Wars Droids: Rebellion has left me with a few unanswered questions. If you have read these comics and can provide some answers, or at least some theories, I would be grateful.
1) Why did Movo Brattakin chose C-3PO to lead his fake rebellion? I can understand the need for a charismatic social droid to play rebel leader, but he apparently had an entire barge full of protocol droids ready to be modified in Boonda the Hutt's factory. Why not use one of them, and simply scrap 3PO?
2) Why did Movo Brattakin first scare off R2-D2 with the threat of an impending memory wipe aboard the droid barge, and then go to all the trouble of reuniting him with 3PO? I can understand that he wouldn't want anyone around to remove 3PO's leg, but why not just scrap R2 and go join the rebellion alone? It is not like Brattakin needed R2 to vouch for him, since 3PO, in his rebel leader state, didn't remeber his counterpart anyway.
3) What in Obi's name is a program trap? So far I have only encountered the term four times, and each time it meant something new. 1) IG-88 was fitted with a program trap, which caused him to go berserk aboard the freighter 3PO and R2 arrived on at the beginning of Star Wars Droids Special. 2) Movo Brattakin said installing programming traps into protocol droids would enable him to dictate negotiations in the entire sector, indicating some form of remote control. 3) Boonda the Hutt's protocol droid was equipped with a program trap, which caused his head to explode upon recieving a signal, presumably from Brattakin. 4) The re-programmed general C-3PO said the program traps Boonda installed in his droids would turn them into combat weapons. It seems these traps provide some sort of complete override remote control, coupled with combat programming and self-destruct capabilities.