Why R2D2 is the most important character in the Star Wars

#1 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

I have pointed out before how all the heroes would have died at various points if not for the little guy but with further thought I realized that none of the 6 movies could have happened without him. See in the beginning of episode 1 he's basically responsible for saving the life of Luke and Leia's mom, had he not been there she would have died leaving Qui Gon and Obi Wan with no reason to go to Tatooine, so they wouldn't discover Anakin, the Emperor's plot to take out the Jedi may not have worked and Luke and Leia would have never been born eliminating the original trilogy.

#2 Posted by Bruxae (14004 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldnt say the most important but yes, he is pretty darn important.

#3 Posted by BlackLegRaph (710 posts) - - Show Bio

He definitely has the most important dialogue at least.

#4 Posted by IrishX (2415 posts) - - Show Bio

Best robot of all-time. I pushed pretty hard to try and get him the recognition he deserves when we did the Top 100 Science-Fiction characters list.

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#5 Edited by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@irishx: C3po is holding him back.

#6 Posted by SHAZAM117 (3277 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's always saving everyones a$$! Seriously, go back and watch

#7 Edited by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@shazam117: I know, I did a whole blog about that a while back. It just wasn't until this morning that I realized both trilogies would completely fall apart if he wasn't there.

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33889 posts) - - Show Bio

I'v never been a fan of the two droids, not sure why.

#9 Edited by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Fan or not you have to admit that most of the characters would be dead without R2.

#10 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33889 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Fan or not you have to admit that most of the characters would be dead without R2.

that is very true.. hmm I wonder what the Star Wars Universe would be like if he had smashed Anakin's fighter in Ep One

#11 Edited by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: If you want to get really specific there are about 200 moments in the 6 movies were R2 could have derailed the whole thing. Pretty much every time he's shown in Episode 1 he's either saving one of the main characters directly or indirectly or he's helping the plot along in fairly significant ways that no one ever seems notice. Basically while everyone else gets side tracked with their personal BS that little droid keeps his head in the game and gets things done. Tho I will concede that C3PO was borderline useless.

#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33889 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: If you want to get really specific there are about 200 moments in the 6 movies were R2 could have derailed the whole thing. Pretty much every time he's shown in Episode 1 he's either saving one of the main characters directly or indirectly or he's helping the plot along in fairly significant ways that no one ever seems notice. Basically while everyone else gets side tracked with their personal BS that little droid keeps his head in the game and gets things done. Tho I will concede that C3PO was borderline useless.

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#13 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4309 posts) - - Show Bio

Almost all of the characters are important. Except for this prick.

#14 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@gularte2000: I didn't say he was the only important character just that if you go back and look at the movie series as a whole he turns out to be the lynch pin of the whole thing.

#15 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4309 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Yeah. But then again, you could say that about a good many characters. IF Qui Gon Jinn didn't train Obi-Wan he could've never have trained Anakin. Actually they wouldn't have DISCOVERED Anakin.

#16 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@gularte2000: True but as I pointed out, if it weren't for R2 then their whole reason for going to Tatooine wouldn't be there because Princess Amidala would be dead so they wouldn't have been on a protection detail that lead them to Anakin.

#17 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4309 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Edited by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@gularte2000: So without R2 there'd be no Vader, Luke or Leia.

#19 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4309 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: That'd be the same for Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and... lots of people.

#20 Edited by JetiiMitra (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

If there was no R2 there would have been someone/thing else

#21 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@gularte2000: Yeah but none of those people would have ended up in the positions they needed to be in without R2. When you really think about it he is the only reason Luke and Leia's mom required Obi Wan and Qui Gon in the first place. Not only that but if you go back to the original trilogy R2 is the reason Luke sought out Obi Wan in the first place so even in Chronological order he started the whole star wars ball rolling.

#22 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4309 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: I agree. BTW, Luke and Leia's mom's name is Padme.

#23 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@gularte2000: I know I was stating it like that for effect. Basically to say their mother would have died before she met their father therefore they wouldn't be born.

#24 Edited by EnigmaLantern (763 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't he one of the most consistently used characters in all six films if not the most consistently used. It's been a while since I saw the first three films so I may be wrong.

#25 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigmalantern: I think he, C3PO and Anakin/Vader are the only characters that are in all 6 movies.

#26 Edited by _Atomikill_ (4309 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigmalantern: I think he, C3PO and Anakin/Vader are the only characters that are in all 6 movies.

Obi-Wan is in all 6.

#27 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@gularte2000: Yea, slipped my mind. Tho to be fair in Empire and Jedi he's a ghost and only in like 4 scenes combined.

#28 Edited by _Atomikill_ (4309 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Well, still. In the credits it still says its Obi-Wan Kenobi. But I know what you mean.

#29 Posted by HumanRocket (8620 posts) - - Show Bio

Everyone knows that the most important person in Star Wars was the storm tropper that let the droids get away. Those were the droids you were looking for.

#30 Posted by hart7668 (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

He definitely has the most important dialogue at least.

#31 Posted by Immortal777 (7671 posts) - - Show Bio

What about the manufactures of R2D2? Had they not made him R2D2 wouldn't have helped anyone lol.

#32 Posted by EnigmaLantern (763 posts) - - Show Bio

R2D2 proved that you could get through the Clone Wars with only a power tool and a blow torch. Who needs lightsabers and blasters eh'

#33 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6078 posts) - - Show Bio

He's the most important character and has the second best scream in the movies.

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