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Alright i know we arent supposed to ask general questions on here, but there is no 'Talk Artoo' so i am going to ask my question, adn for those of you who dont like it, deal with it, it wont kill anyone to answer my question on this Senate Hall. Now i know this question has been asked alot, but i have never heard a straight answer. Q: Why dose Obi-Wan not recgonize R2 in a New Hope? In theory Obi-Wan's memory is perfect, and i belive it would be very hard for him to forget teh little droid whom he used to make 'loose wire' jokes about when Artoo belonged to Anakin. That and especially when the droid showed up with Anakin adn Padme's son, you would think Obi-Wan would recgonize him. DarthVaderwillriseagain 19:55, 7 May 2006 (UTC)DarthVaderwillriseagain

Is it really that hard to answer? DarthVaderwillriseagain 20:15, 7 May 2006 (UTC)DarthVaderwillriseagain

From one of our articles, List of alleged Star Wars inconsistencies:

  • "Obi-Wan claims that he doesn't "recall owning a droid", which is consistent with the prohibition on Jedi owning personal property of any substance. However someone who, although didn't own, had at least two astromechs (R4-P17 and R4-G9) assigned in his service, logically would not reply so negatively. So this could be partly explained by the twenty-year timespan between their last encounter as well as Obi-Wan's age. Other interpretations suggest that Obi-Wan is playing dumb, that Artoo's appearance is not distinctive, or that Obi-Wan actually does recognize the droid, but chooses not to make an issue of it." RMF 20:40, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
  • If you watch the film you can see a 'wisp of recognition' on obi-wan's face so to speak--Rossdaboss99 17:43, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
    • I don't think so, as Lucas hadn't intend for Obi-Wan to have known Artoo as of 1977. I think he was playing dumb, also the fact he never owned Artoo. -- Doo Doo talk Jabba'sDesilijicClanTattoo-SWFF 11:17, 10 May 2006 (UTC)