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OriginalBryGuy
05-28-2002, 05:30 PM
R2-D2 is great. He's always been a fav character of mine, but when you think about it, he's saved about everyone in the Star Wars universe.

I really started thinking about this when Anakin makes the snide remark, "Don't worry, we have R2 with us." then Padme and Anakin laugh. Please hommies, R2 is a bad mofo. Let's examine the facts.

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Episode I: Saves Amidala and everyone else on the ship as the Trade Federation fires. She thanks R2 which is I think the only real time R2 gets real credit for doing anything.
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Episode II: R2 saves Amidala yet again in the droid factory, not to mention C3PO...although it could be argued R2 was trying to assassinate C3PO by pushing him off into the droid factory abyss. haha..
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Episode III: We have yet to see whether he will save anyone but my guess is he will.
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Episode IV: R2 saves the galaxy and C3PO by hosting the plans for the DeathStar and getting C3PO to follow him into the escape pod.

R2 then saves Leia, Han, Chewbacca and Luke from being crushed in a trash compactor.

R2 saves Luke by keeping his X-Wing in running condition during the trench run. Vader ( the same boy that once said, "don't worry, we have R2 with us") kills r2 by shooting him in the head. When Luke returns, they fix R2, but he gets no medal. No wonder he couldn't keep still at that ceremony.
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Episode V: R2 saves Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, can C3PO by finally fixing the hyperdrive. He also saves C3PO again by putting him out when he's on fire.
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Episode VI: R2 saves Luke by shooting the lightsaber out his head. Without it, Luke would have had a tougher time deflecting lasers I would say. R2 saves C3PO one time from Salacious crum who's eating his eye, and again by pushing him off the sail barge before it blows up.

Before it's over R2 tries to save the galaxy by opening the door to the shield generator. He gets shot and killed by a stormtrooper.

*sigh*

I think R2 saves the most *** in this entire series then any of the other characters. Am I wrong? Let's hear it for R2!!:D

Kyo-Kasahara
05-28-2002, 05:35 PM
R2 is awesome but i wouldn't go as far as saying he is the greatest hero.

JEDIpartner
05-28-2002, 05:36 PM
He quietly saves the day... :happy:

Beast
05-28-2002, 05:40 PM
Of course he saves the day in every movie, if you have listened to the DVD audio commentary, George says he introduced R2-D2 first in TPM, cause he's his favorite charecter. Lucas is bias against Threepio. A look at AOTC's, not to mention any of the movies will prove that Georgie loves to have C-3PO suffer. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

OriginalBryGuy
05-28-2002, 05:48 PM
C3PO: "We seem to be made to suffer, it's our lot in life"
R2-D2: "Yea, whatever pal, speak for your own slow deluded butt."

haha..Yoda is my favorite character, but R2 is a close second. Astromech droids rule.

Bosskman
05-28-2002, 05:58 PM
R2 is the only constant in all the SW films. He always comes through (except for at the end of Jedi, but that's done to emphasise the desperation of the scene) and without his heroic actions, Palpy would have no worries whatsoeer. HE's the biggest threat to ol' Palpy, in a roundabout way, and the ol' bastad doesn't even know it. I love R2, in a lotta ways he's my favorite character.

OriginalBryGuy
05-28-2002, 06:07 PM
Man, just think how much faster Palpatine could have taken control of the galaxy if only he would have had more R2 units under his control.

pthfnder89
05-28-2002, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by OriginalBryGuy
Man, just think how much faster Palpatine could have taken control of the galaxy if only he would have had more R2 units under his control.

Lol, so THAT's how the Jedi are finally exterminated! Palpy sends an army of Astromechs after them to scorch them in the a** with his arc welder. ;)

Laserbrain
05-28-2002, 07:16 PM
Ya know the scene in AOTC, where Padme' and Anakin are riding in freight class and you're expecting them to jump up and start clod dancing like in Titannic, then you thank the fates we're spared from that when we see R2 in the chow line...

Cook: Hey! No droids!
R2D2: Tweedledeedoop?
Cook: Take off!
R2D2: Zurpblat!

Hehehe...he's a fiesty little one...

jjreason
05-29-2002, 02:46 AM
I will never love a fictional character more than I loved R2D2 when I was 8 and he fixed the hyperdrive in ESB. Unreal. Everything that little coke can with legs does is critical to the well being of the human heroes. I can hear his little beeps now, and imagine their translation: "Here we go again, those ingrateful bastards better lube me up good for this...."

Wookiee
05-29-2002, 11:44 AM
Oh my gosh, I was totally ready for them to start into a Titanic steerage class hootnanny dance too!

snakeeyes
05-29-2002, 03:42 PM
or you could say r2 killed a lot of people. sure he saves amidala's ship, but then they go and vote out valorum and vote in palpatine and start giving him more power which ultimately leads to the fall of the republic and a lot of death.
then he saves anakin in the naboo fighter when he turns off the auto pilot and then anakin grows up to kill a lot of people.
just something to think about...

Mandalorian Candidat
05-29-2002, 03:51 PM
Don't forget, he also gets the door open in ESB for chewie, leia, and lando to get to the MF.

yeah, I agree. he's the quiet hero. He would get the sixth man award every season in the NBA.

You always notice that C-3PO gets jacked up in every film?

EP1: No plating and no eye in the beginning
EP2: Droid's head getting switched
EP4: Arm busted off by Tusken Raiders and the MF "I think I'm melting scene."
EP5: Getting blasted by stormtroopers
EP6: Getting his eye poked out by Salacious Crumb and getting the smack down by Jabba.

Maybe GLu had a bad experience with a blonde-haired English butler once.

r2dee2
05-29-2002, 04:14 PM
I have to say I really like R2 myself. I think he's/she's a quiet dependable and faithful hero in the SW universe, with the ability to be understood with simple binary beeps and droidtonics.

DarthBrandon
05-29-2002, 04:27 PM
R2 rocks big time, he's the unsung hero of the Star Wars series.
In Episode III he'll probably save some more butts again like always.

darthvyn
05-29-2002, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by snakeeyes
or you could say r2 killed a lot of people. sure he saves amidala's ship, but then they go and vote out valorum and vote in palpatine and start giving him more power which ultimately leads to the fall of the republic and a lot of death.
then he saves anakin in the naboo fighter when he turns off the auto pilot and then anakin grows up to kill a lot of people.
just something to think about...

well, he's just a simple droid trying to make his way in the universe...

seriously, though, without R2, the alliance would've had a hard time of it... to say the least.

Master Goeweins
05-29-2002, 11:24 PM
R2-D2 flat out rocks!
He is so feisty and has the most attitude of anyone.
He saves everyone's butt all the time. He's always dismissed by whatever group he's with, but then follows them into whatever situation they get themselves into. Inevitabley saving them in the process. He's the true selfless hero.

Not to mention that Lucas was originally recorded saying that the whole story was about the droids. The story follows them throughout their adventures, as they get caught up in the events that transform a galaxy.

darthvyn
05-30-2002, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by Master Goeweins
Not to mention that Lucas was originally recorded saying that the whole story was about the droids. The story follows them throughout their adventures, as they get caught up in the events that transform a galaxy.

that's a cool way to look at it...

Mandalorian Candidat
05-30-2002, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by Master Goeweins
Not to mention that Lucas was originally recorded saying that the whole story was about the droids. The story follows them throughout their adventures, as they get caught up in the events that transform a galaxy.

I wonder how many times Lucas has changed his mind about the direction of the series. I've heard this several times too. What will the outcome be this time once SW v3.0 is released?

Yeah, it seems like R2 and C3PO are the Forrest Gumps of the SW galaxy.

scruffziller
05-30-2002, 06:18 PM
Yes he is!!!!!!! Just about every success anyone has had was because of R2, without R2 there would not have even been Luke and Leia, Padme would be dead.