PT Owen Lars Not Recognising Threepio

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  1. THE PortmanLuvva Jedi Grand Master

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    This question will no doubt have been asked before but Owen spent a while with C-3PO on the farm on Tatooine. In ANH, he seems to have forgotten all about C-3PO! Has he forgotton that stage in his life or does he just not recollect the droid's name?? Or.....am...i....just nit-pickin'

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  2. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Well C-3PO has a different covering. He is gold and not silver
  3. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Was going to say this
  4. THE PortmanLuvva Jedi Grand Master

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    Surely he remembered his name though?
  5. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    20+ years later? Plus don't all Protocol droids have similar names?
  6. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    If you're an overly sentimental grandiose twerp like most Star Wars characters you might remember something trivial like that. But Owen Lars is a sensible, hard lived man who has too much actual work to do to recognize some random droid from decades ago.
  7. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    3PO never tells Owen his name in ANH.
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  8. Sistros Force Ghost

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    nevermind :p

    yubnub said it
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  9. Darth Xalfrea Jedi Grand Master

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    Lemme rephrase something from memory in an old Q&A from Pablo Hidalgo in Star Wars Insider...

  10. Narutakikun Force Ghost

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    Yeah, pretty much. Yes, Anakin got overly attached to R2, but remember, this is Anakin we're talking about - getting overly attached is kind of his "thing". Ordinary people, as Pablo said, would probably think about an old droid approximately most people would think of the iPod they owned in 2003. If you dug it up somewhere again, it'd be about 30 seconds worth of "Hey, look at this! Wow, I can't believe it still works!" followed by putting it straight back in the drawer it came out of.
  11. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    And 22 years had passed since Owen last saw Threepio.




    No it's not. Getting overly attached is EVERYONE's kind of thing. Or the kind of thing for a lot of people. It's a facet of human nature, not something that only Anakin specializes in.
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  12. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    And let's not forget how Anakin's attachment to R2 ended up:
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  13. Ambervikings91 Jedi Master

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    yep
  14. Darthbane2007 Force Ghost

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    Yeah. There and literally hundreds upon thousands of droids throughout the galaxy, and more than just as many protocol droids.
  15. the_sinister_hologram Jedi Grand Master

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    Ben doesn't remember R2.
    Considering the way the droids are treated in the SW universe and that Owen is a farmer (aka lots of stuff to do), him forgetting stuff like this is not impossible.
  16. Darthbane2007 Force Ghost

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    Let's ask another question:

    Do you remember the license plate of the vehicle you owned 20 years ago?
  17. THE PortmanLuvva Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm 18. 20 years ago i wasn't even a see-man! :D
  18. Grievousdude Jedi Master

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    He'd probably seen loads of similar looking Protocol Droids on Tatooine.
  19. Skelter Jedi Master

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    Nit-picking. Did Obi-one not remember R2-D2? Was Anakin a " learner" when he parted ways with Kenobi?? These are just minor plotholes due to the time frame in between the movies, that's all.
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  20. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    R2-D2 was never Obi-Wan's droid. Technically Obi-Wan never actually owned a droid at all.

    In the sense that Anakin is only a Knight whereas Obi-Wan is a Master- that might work with him being a "learner"- he still has something to learn.
  21. Skelter Jedi Master

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    Obi-one should know who R2-D2 is, and there is no way to deny that. Him picking on r2-d2 always bothered Anakin.
    And Come on, when Obi-one last saw Anakin he was a full fledged Jedi Knight who happened to sit on the council with him. Anakin was way past being Obi-one's teachings.
    Obi-one even even told him that he was far a greater jedi that he could ever hope to be..
  22. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I don't recall the plate number of any car I have owned but I'd probably remember everything about a car that involved a jedi Knight that I am related to coming along and burying the body of hi smother in my backyard.

    Otherwise, 3p0 never says his name, and Owen could care less.
  23. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    Owen probably started to remember 3po or more likely R2 after Luke mentioned the name Obi Wan Kenobi. That's why he got all insistent about both droids getting a memory wipe.
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  24. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    Obi Wan is known for bending the truth from time to time. He knew R2, but he can't let Luke know that.
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  25. Skelter Jedi Master

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    Him lying about R2-D2 doesn't accomplish much, does it?
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