C-3PO's fate

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Lazy Storm Trooper, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    I was just wondering does anyone have theories on how C-3PO "dies". I know there was a Tales story but was that cannon?
  2. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    Eight months later...

    Edit: Also can someone move this to Lit please and thank you.
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  3. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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  4. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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  5. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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    Honestly I wouldn't mind if C-3PO was around forever. Even in like 1000 ABY.
  6. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    Could you imagine: C-3PO as the only remaining relic of the PT/OT era, recalling what he'd been through? Love the thought of it.

    Write a fanfic about it.
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  7. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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  8. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    Me too. Totally serious.
  9. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    @Lazy Storm Trooper

    I must profess ignorance - is there really a story about the final fate of 3PO? If so it's a gap in my (once thorough, now less so) knowledge.
  10. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    I found it on the Wook on 3PO's page. It a Tales comic if I remember.
  11. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    Looked it up it is called Storyteller.
  12. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    Very interesting - never came across that story.
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    Moved as per authors request
  14. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    fixed
    That story is not canon.
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  15. TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff

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    True, but as deaths go, that one's not bad...Threepio ends up as a relic of a bygone age, inspiring a new generation. I wouldn't mind Han's Tales death being canon either...

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  16. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Han's death in Tales was definitely one of the best... er, tales. In Tales. As tales spin.

    And this thread suddenly made me realize for the first time that 3PO and R2 actually stand a serious chance of "perishing" somehow in the ST. I never, ever considered that before. Even in Legacy, I keep assuming 3PO's around somewhere.

    Great another thing to keep me up worrying at night.:(
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  17. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    I am 100% against Threepio and/or R2 ever dying.
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  18. DarthDragon164 Jedi Grand Master

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    That story is not canon.[/quote]

    Actually, it's ambiguously canon. We can't be sure until it's referenced or contradicted by something else.
  19. Mechalich Force Ghost

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    The mortality of droids is funny. it's not exactly clear how it works, meaning, specifically, how the hardware/software interface comes together. Do droids have a 'mind state' like the Minds of the Culture universe? This seems the most obvious approach, and we do know that IG-88, at least, was a self-aware droid able to copy himself into alternate systems. however it is not clear whether or not this applies to all droids.

    If it does, then a droid can be made effectively immortal quite easily, since their mind can be copied out of their body and placed in long-term storage. In the case of R2-D2 and C-3PO there's actually a very good reason to do this: preserved, they would become basically the ultimate interactive primary sources for a very important period of galactic history.

    Of course, I suspect the more basic question is how long can they continue to trundle around the galaxy is an actually functional capacity. The basic answer is probably as long as their owners continue to upgrade their systems. Star Wars tech moves slowly, but it does adapt effectively enough that, after several centuries or so, they probably wouldn't be able to interact with current tech anymore is continual adjustments hadn't been made. At some point, that would probably include their primary processing cores, which of course can't be replaced without destroying the personalities they contain. That's probably when their use date is up.
  20. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    I have always wondered where C-3PO has been during Legacy.
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  21. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Me either. :( And honestly the thought makes me sadder than the thought of almost any other character dying.

    That would be my assumption as well. Eventually the upgrades and adjustments that would have to be made would be such that they would no longer be R2 and 3PO when they are done.
  22. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    I would be very sad if Artoo died. In a weird way he kind of a role model for me.
  23. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Also, R2 is the one who tells the events of the Saga to the Whills.
  24. Lugija Force Ghost

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  25. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh]