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Looking for an explanation and unable to find it in the Wiki or Forums, but its a bit of a nitpickers errata question...
Why doesn't Obi-Wan Kenobi have any memory of ever having met C3PO or R2D2 in "A New Hope" when he worked with them throughout Episodes 1-3? After all, C3PO was built by Anakin! We also know from various resources that C3PO had his memory wiped repeatedly, but R2D2 did not and was considered a "Sentient" Droid. So why didn't R2D2 have any memory of Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Its one of those continuity anomalies that has some curious, but have yet seen explained.
Taking anything Obi-Wan "certain-point-of-view" Kenobi says a face value can be a bad idea, plus no one has ever said that Artoo didn't recognize Obi-Wan, but since no one can understand him, that knowledge is obscured. DD9h7Which bear is best? 04:09, October 29, 2011 (UTC)
Obi-wan was a fugative living in exile and Vader had failed to find him after so many years of searching. Obi-wan for the most part, thought of droids as appliances, even though threepio and R2 had been his aids and companions, even his saviours, he would not have been so trusting as to identify himself so freely to them initially.
I guess he could have told luke, "these two droids once belonged to your grandmother and your mother and father and evidently your sister (oops!)", but I guess there was time for that later.. or not. I could be wrong, but I don't think Luke ever finds out their true history, which I guess adds to the depth of the characters. Those two droids had been on more adventures than just about anybody and nobody even knew!40 Year Old Virgin 11:57, October 29, 2011 (UTC)
Luke actually does find out that the droids' history intersects with his parents' in the Dark Nest Trilogy. It's still true that no one person is fully aware of how much the droids have been through. DD97Which bear is best? 17:31, October 29, 2011 (UTC)