The obedience-rational module, also referred to as the obedience-rationale module, was a subsystem of a droid's behavioral circuitry matrix. It comprised two submodules: the Obedience Module and the Cogitative Theory Unit. Successful interaction of the submodules caused droids to behave in a logical and socially acceptable manner. A malfunction could produce inexplicable or erratic behavior. C-3PO believed that R2-D2's obedience-rational module had developed a flutter, leading to the droid's refusal to replay the holomessage from Princess Leia Organa in front of Luke Skywalker after the pair of droids had been bought by the Lars family.
Behind the scenesEdit
C-3PO mentioned the obedience-rational module in the novelization of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. A Guide to the Star Wars Universe deemed it part of the behavioral circuitry matrix but mistranscribed its name as Obedience-Rationale Module. This latter term was later used in The New Essential Guide to Droids. However, The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia used both terms. "Obedience-rationale module" was used in the entry for behavioral circuitry matrix, while "obedience-rational module" was the name of the component's specific encyclopedia entry.
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe (As "obedience-rationale module")
- The New Essential Guide to Droids (As "odedience-rationale module")
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia