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SPECULATION So what's happening to Threepio?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Jaxxon, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Jaxxon

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    So what exactly is happening to Threepio in TROS?

    Things we know from official releases:

    -Zorri gives something to Poe. It appears to be a part of Threepio's head.

    -In the new trailer, we see Babu Frik does something to Threepio. It's obviously part of the heroes' plan, because they are all watching. And it's going to change him somehow, because he's saying goodbye.

    -We see Threepio with red eyes, and in some marketing he has Chewie's bowcaster.

    So putting this altogether, what exactly do we think is going on with Threepio? Please leave plot leaks out of this speculation, let's just look at official releases.

    Some have speculated that Threepio has a hidden "kill mode," but that seems odd in the context of the new trailer. It seems that, whatever they're doing to Threepio, it has much more to do with the overall plan.

    I have one crackpot theory. As we all know, Threepio's memory was wiped after Revenge of the Sith. What if the piece Zorri gives Poe contains an older version of Threepio? The version before Revenge of the Sith, containing memories of the Old Republic, the rise of Palpatine, the fall of Anakin and the Jedi Order?

    What are your theories?
     
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    I believe all of Tony Starks Iron Man ideas are based of 3po. Stabbing Murder Slasher 3po mind you.
     
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    I know you mentioned ignoring the leaks, but I think that is pretty much in line with how MakingStarWars originally had it going down... mostly because of the presence of the Blockade Runner in the movie I think, he had them restoring Threepio's prequel mind from there, rather than from something acquired from Zorri.

    It is actually still the explanation that makes most sense, IMHO - Threepio knew something valuable, but no longer has that information because it was purged by Antillies... restoring the old memories requires backing Threepio up to that point, essentially removing everything he has experienced since the end of ROTS.
    Having to wipe his memory just for him to translate something doesn't make sense, until you presume the only way he can translate this thing could only have been done prior to his memory wipe in ROTS...
     
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    If we're going for outright speculation - and i am, as i know nothing of the purported leaks - perhaps 3PO knows more about Rey's origins... or was on the ship that left her on Jakku as a child?
     
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    what/when was this "officially" said/shown ?

    The Creator.
    The Choosen One.
    The First Skywalker.
     
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    New official pic release from last week...
    star-wars-keri-russell-700x373.jpg
     
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    Thank you @Get In Gear [​IMG]

    (I stay far from every leak, far from every information, far from every pic - even all of this is said "official")
     
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    Read - C3PO The phantom limb(it's canon and has info about his memory)
     
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    You refer to that prophecy of the arm who will bring balance to the Force. You believe it's this.... droid ?
     
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    Maybe they got data from an imperial protocol droid and C3POs hardware is the only compatible one around so they need to flash these data/memories into his brain.
     
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    The question then is: Why not back him up?
     
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    Maybe they did, or they don't have not enough Memory left, because the last Android update was too big.
     
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    Damn OS updates. Protocol droids are just too easy to hack these days.
     
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    The impression I got from the trailer is that 3PO is aware of his destiny and the risks associated with it.
    My speculation is that he's going to suicide mission, voluntarily.
     
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    All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain.
     
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    I had a thought that would be in-line with this. When I saw the old Star Destroyer emerging from the ice I, like others, assumed the fleet was being stored under ice to remain hidden. But then I questioned, how could humans survive in a Star Destroyer buried in ice for 30 years? Then I remembered this line from ROTS:

    DARTH SlDIOUS: Send a message to the ships of the Trade Federation. Tell them the Separatist leaders have been wiped out. Grievous and Dooku have been destroyed. All droid units must shut down immediately.

    Could it be that Palpatine's hidden fleet is piloted entirely by Separatist droids?

    Which brings us back to C-3PO. Could he have gained knowledge of battle droids programming when he had his head on a battle droid body in AOTC? Perhaps that knowledge is needed to shut the droids down and destroy Palpatine's fleet. That knowledge, of course, was wiped at the end of ROTS. Thus, the value in a pre-ROTS C-3PO memory card.
     
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    That would be fantastic and help provide closure to the story of our two beloved droids! I'm really hoping that the technical issue with C-3PO references something Anakin did with him in his early life. I think it would be even better if its something that Shmi did to 3PO after Anakin left Tatooine!
     
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    My take... Threepio about to do something with no return and hands his memory drive to Zara who knows how valuable it is, returns it to the Resistance.
     
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    Han’s dying wish was that Threepio have his memory wiped, because Threepio told Han the odds:

    7D8F55CA-A077-4E3D-A414-888EFE6B4D32.jpeg
     
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    For some reason...I like this.

    Poe: "Who would have information on Separatist droid signals? Nobody has touched those things in years."
    Artoo: *giggles
    Lando: "Don't look at the Falcon. Don't you dare touch my baby."
    .........
    Artoo: "Sorry Threepio...you don't remember this but.....well......HEY GUYS!!!!! Wanna know something from the Battle of Geonosis?!?!?!!?"

    Shut down all the droids like....TPM....now that is..... poetry.
     
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