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>> This version is not officially accept by the Star Wars Canon! It is rated N (noncanon), and I think it could be deleted. Unsigned comment by (talk • contribs).

Soon? Darth Oompa Loompa 04:23, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

>> i don't think the death of c3po should be on here tales is just not a reliable source.Unsigned comment by Bull36 (talk • contribs).

  • ...which is exactly why it has the following disclaimer around it: "Warning: The following paragraph(s) contain(s) information which ONLY appears in a Star Wars Tales #1–#20 story that has not been referenced elsewhere; therefore, its level of canonicity is ambiguous." -- Ozzel 19:16, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • I'm not hip to the death of See-Threepio being included, either. I know it's not canon, but I like to think he and Artoo eventually just became outmoded enough for spare parts to no longer be available for upgrades, etc. Over time, in my mind, C-3PO came to the end of the line, in his old age, and simply "shut down" for the last time. Again... not canon, but a heck of a lot better and deserving than some horrific death alone on a foreign world. Admittedly, I've seldom regarded comic adaptations as being directly canon... just good filler plots in between movies and novels.--Snartyblartfast 07:14, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Anakin Was Not the Creator Edit

In The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader' It said he found the parts and put it together. Now Anakin found the droid in peices. that mean he wasn't the original creator.

  • Nobody said he was. It is written in the article by the way. And sign your posts with four tildes. QuiGonJinnThere's always a bigger fish. 19:59, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
    • Actually yeah it says Anakin was the creator right in the infobox. Actually, the infobox is pretty contradictory. It says he was built on Affa, rebuilt on Tatooine, that part is correct. Then it goes on to say that the manufacturer is Cybot Galactica while the creator is Anakin Skywalker. Maybe it should say something like "Refurbished" or "Recreated by" instead of saying on one line that he was built in 112bby and that he was created by young Anakin 80 years later on the next. Just a thought. (Yes I know this discussion is a couple of years old) --Darth Zaiger 07:08, January 27, 2011 (UTC)
  • It would've been unlikely for Anakin to be "The Maker" Threepio is always on about. He was not of Anakin's creation, but a recycled protocol droid the kid was putting together for his mother (though, what use she'd have for Threepio isn't clear, since Shme is a slave of extremely modest means). That would be like me rebuilding, say, a '66 Thunderbird for my mom and then my being called the car's "creator" or "maker."

--Snartyblartfast 06:53, 29 May 2009 (UTC)


Why is he listed as one of the owners? He never owned C-3PO, he just found his crippled butt in a cave and talked to him for about, oh, several minutes at least. That's like saying I'm an owner of a broken toaster if I happen to find one in the backyard of some empty lot & examine it for a minute or two before casting it away and forgetting about it; I fail to see how that meets the criteria for ownership. 18:56, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

i agree. has any official list of owners of 3PO said remoh was once his owner? Ralphjedimaster 18:41, November 28, 2010 (UTC)

disregard my messsage. i apparently forgot to look and see if it was still there, which it is not, and look at the date stamp. sorry! Ralphjedimaster 18:44, November 28, 2010 (UTC)

Raiders of the Lost Ark Edit

C-3PO and R2-D3 appear in hieroglyphics in the tomb were the Ark is kept, R2's article has it (the picture of the hieroglyphics) but 3PO's doesn't, we should ad that.--LandonJaeger 13:57, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

That's R2-D2, not R2-D3. and i agree, it should go in the article. Ralphjedimaster 18:38, November 28, 2010 (UTC)

3PO's rudeness Edit

Is there any explanation why C-3PO, as a third-degree protocol droid which always should "behave in a diplomatic and culturally sensitive manner" (as stated in protocol droid article), acts rude towards Chewbacca? 3PO, for example, says to Chewie: "You flea-bitten furball! Only an overgrown mop-head like you would be stupid enough to...". I believe this should be a matter for research... Immob 17:02, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

unless an official source says it, no. Ralphjedimaster 18:39, November 28, 2010 (UTC)


Hey everyone,

I'm working on a major rewrite for this article, found at my workbench here (you can also read more about the project here). If you're interested in rewriting/making major edits to this article as well, definitely let me know first so that we can coordinate our efforts, rather than find ourselves doing the same research and working on the same things simultaneously. Cheers! Menkooroo 04:15, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

Owen Larrs buying Threepio, any canon explanation? Edit

Is there a canon reason as to why Owen Larrs bought C-3PO from the Jawas in ANH when he was so adamant about keeping Luke's parentage from him? I realize that 3PO's memory was wiped, but still, 3PO lived with Owen and his family for ten years. Maybe it was because of the gold plating that he didn't recognize him? He never introduced himself to Owen, only to Luke, so I guess maybe that and the different colored fairings was why. Just wondering if it was ever explained because the article doesn't make it clear.

Also, when he says to Owen "My first job was programming binary loadlifters" does he mean after the memory wipe? Is there an explanation for this? According to the article his first jobs after the memory wipe was with Bail Organa and then Captain Antilles working as a translator. Was this an implanted memory maybe? I am probably looking too deeply into this, but I am just trying to figure out how to make it clear in the article. There are sooooo many canon novels, comics etc that I will never have enough time to read in my entire life that maybe could possibly explain this. Anyone know? --DarthZaiger 18:57, January 27, 2011 (UTC)

The memory with the binary loadlifters was added by Bail Organa to keep him from knowing his real past. Also, so he'd have something to tell them instead of just "Could you please repeat the question?" 09:04, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

Saved the Galaxy? Edit

"[...]aided in saving the galaxy on many occasions[...]"

When did he save the galaxy? When did anyone save the Galaxy? I don't remember any event in which the entire galaxy could have been destroyed, which is what this implies. Please reword, or post the source in which this happens. Holocron Greatholocron (Complain) 07:33, April 2, 2011 (UTC)

Leia Edit

How could he not know who Princess Leia was if he was onboard her ship? -- 19:02, November 13, 2011 (UTC)

  • I think the main reason for this is that C-3PO and R2-D2 were just two of the many maintenance droids of the House Organa and had not much contact with Leia (source: radio drama). Right before the events of Episode IV, they were ordered onto the Tantive IV, and only after the events of Episode IV did they become Leia's personal droids. Therefore, C-3PO only knew that Leia was a diplomat but other than that, he did not know much. Furthermore, we can assume that C-3PO got regular memory wipes and unlike R2-D2 did not know about the galactic history. Hope I could answer your question, C-3P0 19:31, November 13, 2011 (UTC)

Battle of Geonosis Edit

Does the Jedi who seperated the droid head from C-3PO's body in the Battle of Geonosis have an an article here? Ressor 00:51, November 21, 2011 (UTC)

Full name CV-3PO? Edit

In the novelization of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, C-3PO seems to imply that his full designation is CV-3PO. When Owen Lars tells him that he doesn't need a protocol droid, Threepio answers: "No, sir—versatility is my middle name. See Vee Threepio—Vee for versatility—at your service." However, it could be just a figure of speech or a witticism to better sell his abilities. Both possibilities seem plausible to me. --LelalMekha (talk) 12:05, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

  • Nice catch. Until we know for sure, we should assume it's part of his designation and therefore worth mentioning in the article. Alexrd (talk) 12:08, October 5, 2013 (UTC)
    • I decided to ask Leland Chee and, apparently, the mere fact that I've been wondering this seems ludicrous. I suppose that solves it all. --LelalMekha (talk) 21:47, October 5, 2013 (UTC)
      • Well, it seems "that escalated quickly". Alexrd (talk) 11:45, October 6, 2013 (UTC)
        • I'm a temperamental European. But I did apologize for reactin harshly. --LelalMekha (talk) 11:54, October 6, 2013 (UTC)
          • Yes, although I think it "escalated" both ways. I really didn't expect him to see it as a joke. Maybe when he revisits the novel he'll realize that it actually says CV-3PO. Alexrd (talk) 12:32, October 6, 2013 (UTC)


Are you sure we should call Anakin a smuggler just because he took 3PO's parts? Unsigned comment by (talk • contribs).

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