CT Is 3PO a idiot?

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  1. WhinyLuke Jedi Knight

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    During ANH the two droids escape the blockade runner. When the fly off in the escape pod 3P0 says that the damage doesn't look as bad from his view. 1) he is seeing the Star Destorer and not the blockade runner. Does he think its he ship? If not why does he think the star destroyer should be damaged? 2) he is seeing the bottom, most the the firing it the top of the ships b
  2. Adrian the Cool Jedi Master

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    He is meaning the Tantive IV, not the Stardestroyer Devastator. Yes, the blockade runner is very small and hard to see on a TV screen, but it's the Tantive IV and he can see the damage.
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  3. FirstStarWars Jedi Knight

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    But like she said why would the belly of it be damaged at all.
  4. Adrian the Cool Jedi Master

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    She's right, it isn't damaged and it's the only part of the ship Threepio can see, so the Tantive IV seems to be more or less intact to him.
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  5. WhinyLuke Jedi Knight

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    Still seems like a dumb statement
  6. XAFSSGT Jedi Youngling

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    3PO is without question, a motor mouth, and an idiot. He is one of my least favorite characters, second only to Jar Jar Binks.
  7. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    C-3PO had been inside the ship and was just a protocol droid walking down the corridor, so for all he knew the Tantive IV could have been attacked by the Star Destroyer and a squadron of TIE Fighters. The final blast on the Tantive IV that we see before the movie cuts from the outside to the inside almost looks catastrophic, with damage that could have exceeded just the very top of the ship and been visible to someone sailing below it. It was a legitimate comment, even though it was just thinking out loud.
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  8. Jordan1Kenobi Host of EUC Battle of... Games

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    He can't be an idiot, he's fluent in over 6 million forms of communication, lol ;)
  9. Silas Tri Jedi Knight

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    [face_laugh]
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  10. EHT New Films Manager

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    Yes, it seems like this is pretty much all there is to it.
  11. morrison85 Force Ghost

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    3po is a droid, Only humans can be idiots :p
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  12. SamiS Force Ghost

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    He's probably just missing few upgrades
  13. P.Sam Jedi Master

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    I would say let's remember the context: 3PO is put in situations far above him that he do not quite understand. He said it many times. It is not his function anyway! He is a protocol droid and programmed for that purpose. If it was not for R2 he would have remained in the ship a become a propriety of the Empire. I do think that he means the Tantive IV but even if he doesn't then it may be that he knew not in what kind of ship he was and not exatcly why has he found himself there.
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  14. jawajunk Jedi Padawan

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    Hmmm mabye we need to ask 3PO the odds of him being an idiot.
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  15. Zer0 Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd like R2's input on this before we reach a verdict.
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  16. CircaCitadel Jedi Master

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    He's built for translation, not things like that.

    Cut him some slack.
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  17. CQuigley Guest

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    The only good thing about C-3P0 is that without him there would be no HK-47.
  18. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    He is a machine. He's not an intelligent, sentient, conscious, alive being.
  19. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    In the Episode I novel we find out Anakin put a lot of "self-awareness" into Threepio: "Maybe I shouldn't have given him quite so much- he's a worrier."
  20. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    How can a machine have a soul? That means my computer has a soul.
  21. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    Your computer is nowhere near the level of development C-3PO is on. He is an amazing piece of technology. Your computer, as are all personal computers on this planet, is an average chunk. I'm not going to say whether or not C-3PO has a soul or not, but he has demonstrated himself to have feelings many times over. And he is not a unique case in the Star Wars universe - the technology in the SW universe is more advanced than ours will be for centuries and possibly more - they are at a level we cannot fathom (Watson and Siri - so not even close). C-3PO might not have a soul, or be "alive", but he is definitetly a concious, sentient, very intelligent creation.
    Have you watched anything from TRON?
  22. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Technology cannot create beings with feelings. So, therefore, c3po had no feelings, sentinent, conciousness, awareness, or soul.
  23. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    Perhaps. And perhaps not.
    Machines (in the Star Wars universe, at least) can feel pain. They even get tortured!
    They also display intelligence and motivations, as well as morals and thought processes.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentience#Artificial_intelligence
    Many droids in Star Wars do demonstrate feelings. They receive input and respond to it.
    Read this:
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Guri
  24. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Artifical intelligence, but they aren't conscious like humans and animals are.
  25. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    Some are. Guri was programmed to be a cold-blooded, unfeeling killer, yet she went against this and decided to change out of her own free will. She developed morals, regret and feeling - and not because she was programmed to. Star Wars tech is advanced enough for this. They think.