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CT Is 3PO a idiot?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by WhinyLuke, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. WhinyLuke

    WhinyLuke Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    Adrian the Cool Jedi Knight star 3

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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.
     
  3. FirstStarWars

    FirstStarWars Jedi Youngling star 1

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

    Adrian the Cool Jedi Knight star 3

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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.
     
  5. WhinyLuke

    WhinyLuke Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Still seems like a dumb statement
     
  6. XAFSSGT

    XAFSSGT Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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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.
     
  8. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi Host of Star Wars Character Contest star 6 VIP - Game Host

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

    Silas Tri Jedi Knight star 1

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    [face_laugh]
     
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  10. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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

    morrison85 Jedi Master star 5

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

    SamiS Jedi Master star 4

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

    P.Sam Jedi Padawan star 1

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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.
     
  14. jawajunk

    jawajunk Jedi Youngling

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

    Zer0 Jedi Knight star 3

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

    CircaCitadel Jedi Padawan

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

    Cut him some slack.
     
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  17. CQuigley

    CQuigley Guest

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

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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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

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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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.