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Fretful Protocol Droid



Created with discarded scrap metal and parts by a young Anakin Skywalker on Tatooine, C-3PO was originally made to help Anakin's mother Shmi with household chores. Threepio would later meet his lifelong droid friend R2-D2 when Anakin befriended Padmé Amidala. Threepio and Artoo would pair up again for many adventures, although the protocol droid dreaded danger and would much rather focus on etiquette and diplomacy. Threepio would later serve useful as a translator for not only Padmé in negotiations during the Clone Wars, but also much later for other human companions Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. The protocol droid's talent for communicating in other languages comes in handy when delegating with Jabba the Hutt, the Talz, and Ewoks.


1.71 meters
Protocol droid
Anakin Skywalker


Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker

Anakin built C-3PO from scrap to help his mother, Shmi, on Tatooine. Anakin left Threepio behind with his mother when he left to join the Jedi Order, but was reunited with him a decade later.

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C-3PO and R2-D2 bicker a lot, but they are true friends and counterparts. Threepio understands Artoo's binary machine language, and often translates it for their non-droid friends.

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Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker and his uncle, Owen Lars, purchased C-3PO and R2-D2 from Jawa dealers to help on their moisture farms. The data carried by the droids catapulted Luke into a life of adventure with the Rebel Alliance.

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Princess Leia Organa

Leia Organa

C-3PO became the property of the Royal House of Alderaan after the Clone Wars. He served as protocol droid and translator for Princess Leia Organa.

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Jabba the Hutt

Jabba the Hutt

In order to free Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, C-3PO and R2-D2 were given as gifts to the loathsome gangster by Luke Skywalker. C-3PO had to endure standing close to the slug-like criminal as he served as Jabba's court translator.

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      • C-3PO Meets R2-D2

        C-3PO Meets R2-D2

      • C-3PO Loses His Head

        C-3PO Loses His Head

      • No I Will Not Be Quiet

        No I Will Not Be Quiet

      • Fireside Storyteller

        Fireside Storyteller

      • Threepio Gets Swindled

        Threepio Gets Swindled