Why R2D2 is the most important character in the Star Wars

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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.

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

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He definitely has the most important dialogue at least.

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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

@irishx: C3po is holding him back.

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

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#7  Edited By joshmightbe

@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.

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

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

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@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

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

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@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.

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@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.

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@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.

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

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

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@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.

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

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@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.

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#24  Edited By EnigmaLantern

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.

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

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

Obi-Wan is in all 6.

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

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#28  Edited By _Atomikill_

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

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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.

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He definitely has the most important dialogue at least.

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

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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'

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

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