What Would C-3PO Do?

12 07 2010

A new blog added to the universe of C-3PO, titled “What Would C-3PO Do?”

The purpose of this blog is to set up some hypothetical situations, and place C-3PO in that situation, and to discuss how he would react in the given situation.

This blog has a good premise and is showing some promise, we will see where it goes from there. I am excited to see where it goes, and sheds some more of the spotlight on the golden protocol droid!

You can view the blog at the following address:
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A Chronological List Of C-3PO’s Owners:

26 10 2009
C-3PO Walking

C-3PO Walking

…if they’re on here twice, it means they lost him, then got him back.

  1. Anakin Skywalker (creator)
  2. Shmi Skywalker
  3. Cliegg Lars (through marriage)
  4. Padmé Amidala
  5. Captain Raymus Antilles
  6. Jost Ellon
  7. Lott Kemp
  8. Vik & Nikki Idd
  9. Ambassador Zell of Majoor
  10. Zevel Hortine
  11. Thall Joben
  12. Doodnik
  13. Jann Tosh
  14. Mungo Baobab
  15. Governor Wena of Kalarba
  16. Unknown junk dealer
  17. Pitareeze family
  18. Captain Huba (theft)
  19. Nak Pitareeze and family
  20. Harthan
  21. Zorneth
  22. Stigrit Krax
  23. Larka Nimondro
  24. King Gokus
  25. Van P. Quist
  26. Prince Jagoda
  27. Royal House of Alderaan
  28. Captain Raymus Antilles
  29. Owen and Beru Lars
  30. Luke Skywalker
  31. Jabba Desilijic Tiure
  32. Luke Skywalker
  33. Leia Organa Solo


This droid has been around for a long time, and has been with for the majority high ranking owners, which in Theory would allow C-3PO access to a lot of information the Empire would pay handsomely to know. Also with readily available access to such high ranking individuals, would grant C-3PO many opportunities to be a saboteur or dare I say assassin? Perhaps, in the lightest of light scenarios, he might work best as an “inside man.”

I pulled this list from a fellow C-3PO fan at http://neediest.droid.ever.com/

The Silver C-3PO from Empire Strikes Back Explained

20 10 2009

Do you remember watching Empire strikes back, and while in cloud city right before C-3PO gets blasted into pieces, he has a small altercation with another protocol droid that looks identical to him, only he is silver? C-3PO attempts to exchange pleasentries with this protocol droid, and recieves the following response “E chu ta!”

Did you wonder who was that silver C-3PO?

According to the Wookieepdia This protocol droid is named E-3PO


The following text has been taken directly from Wookieepdia

E-3PO units were a subset of the 3PO-series protocol droid line. Developed for Imperial use, E-3POs possessed the TechSpan I propriety module, which allowed them to interface with a wide variety of networks employed by the Galactic Empire. Their obscure and rare status led to E-3PO units developing arrogant, superior, and haughty attitudes, which would gain them a degree of notoriety throughout the galaxy.

During the Galactic Civil War, the E-3PO production line on Mechis III was commandeered by the megalomaniac assassin droid IG-88A. Supplanting their standard programming with his own sleeper version, IG-88A had the E-3PO droids serve as his spies throughout the galaxy as part of his Droid Revolution. While normally, the new programming would eventually become evident, the natural demeanor of the E-3POs masked it.

Functions and capabilities

A subset of the 3PO-series protocol droid model, E-3PO units possessed the TechSpan I module, which allowed them to interface Imperial networks. It also allowed them to interact with rare or obscure technologies produced by Imperial subcontractors. The E-3PO units, greatly limited and highly expensive, were aware of their prestigious status, and the awareness was, in turn, reflected in their metaprogramming. In time, E-3PO units would exhibit a superior attitude, and haughty behavior. In keeping with their limited numbers, E-3PO units rarely applied identifiers to their serial number, often just going by the name of “E-3PO.”[1]


he E-3PO line of protocol droids was produced during the Galactic Civil War on the factory world of Mechis III. Given the TechSpan I technology, their purpose was to interact with many different kinds of disparate Imperial networks. In time, the E-3PO units became aware of their own exclusivity, and became notoriously brusque and rude by protocol droid standards. That flaw in their personality and programming inspired IG-88A to use the E-3POs as his spies throughout the galaxy to help implement his Droid Revolution. His own sleeper programming, which caused personality aberrations, was masked by the natural temperament of the E-3PO. Modifying the droids on Mechis III, he dispatched scores of Imperial commissioned droids throughout the galaxy, with their alterations totally unknown to their owners.[1]

Following the first demise of Emperor Palpatine during the Battle of Endor and the subsequent rise of the New Republic, New Republic Intelligence Service agents were able to acquire an E-3PO unit that had served on Cloud City, Bespin. Unfortunately for the agents, the E-3PO’s TechSpan I module had been removed.[1]

E-3PO units in the galaxy

An E-3PO was owned by Korlana Toryn during the Clone Wars and it accompanied her to Nar Shaddaa when she went into hiding there.[2]

Originally assigned to Darth Vader’s Death Squadron, one particular E-3PO unit was transferred to Cloud City, where he served as a translator for Ugnaught engineers.[1] In 3 ABY, he was able to assist IG-88B, by passing on information about the rival bounty hunter Boba Fett, who was present on Cloud City.[3] The Cloud City-based E-3PO would later have his TechSpan I module removed by an engineer that had tired of his miserable and abrasive attitude.[1]

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First appearing in Irvin Kershner’s Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the E-3PO model of droid was first given its name in the Star Wars Customizable Card Game. The backstory of the droid subset was later established by “The Phantom Calamari” and “ejmacki” through StarWars.com’s Hyperspace feature, “What’s the Story?”. The Databank entry chosen featured introductory text by Tyler Fisher. Information from the entry was later used in 2008’s The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.

E-3PO I feel was made in C-3PO’s image, and is an imperial droid, maybe Darth Vadar had a hand in its design… perhaps he misses C-3PO or maybe C-3PO is secretly working for the Empire.