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A so-called "astromech droid", R2D2 may be of Naboo design, although technically his origin has never been revealed. So far, his first appearance is in the events surrounding The Phantom Menace, in which it is revealed that he is in service aboard Queen Amidala's Royal Yacht. He proves to have skills which far exceed those of an ordinary astromech drone. At times seeming more human than machine, he has an uncanny instinct for self-preservation and is likely the only entity in the Star Wars galaxy to have survived with his memory intact, and been privy to enough first-hand knowledge of both personal and galactic events, to completely understand the events from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi. For this reason, it is commonly speculated that he is the historian responsible for the writing of those passages of The Journal of the Whills dealing with this time period. Since the stories of Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa are said to have come from the Journal, he is frequently viewed as the narrator of the Star Wars saga.
First Appearance: Star Wars (1977) #1
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Back Issue (2003)
Blackthorne 3-D Series (1985)
Classic Star Wars (1992)
Classic Star Wars: A New Hope (1994)
Classic Star Wars: Devilworlds (1996)
Classic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1994)
TPBTPB Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures (1994)
- 'The Comic Book Adaptation'
Danny Fingeroth's Write Now! (2002)
Dark Horse Comics (1992)
Darth Vader (2015)
Dave Stevens: Covers & Stories (2012)
#10 Jawa Force (1997)
- 'The Demons of Endor'
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Shattered Empire (2015)
#1 Kanan (2015)
- 'Shattered Empire Part I'#4
- 'Shattered Empire Part IV'
#7 Marvel Age (1983)
- 'First Blood Chapter One: The Corridors of Coruscant'
Marvel Comics Illustrated/Marvel Illustrated Books (1970)
Marvel Special Edition- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
#2 Marvel Super Special (1977)
- 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'
#27 Munden's Bar [Webcomic] (2007)
- 'Return of the Jedi'
#9 One for One: Star Wars (2013)
- '100 Years of Puberty'
#1 Outtakes (2015)
- 'In The Shadow Of Yavin, Part 1 (of 4)'
Princess Leia (2015)
#1 Sergio Aragonés Stomps Star Wars (2000)
- 'Part I'#2
- 'Part II'
One-Shot Star Wars (1977)
- 'Sergio Aragonés Stomps Star Wars'
Star Wars (1984)
#5 Star Wars (1998)
- 'Verraten an das Imperium!'
Star Wars (2003)
Star Wars (2005)
#1 Star Wars (2013)
#1 Star Wars (2015)
- 'In the Shadow of Yavin (part 1 of 4)'#3
- 'In the Shadow of Yavin (part 3 of 4)'#4
- 'In the Shadow of Yavin (part 4 of 4)'#6#15#16#18
#1 Star Wars - Comics Collector (2010)
- 'Book I Skywalker Strikes'#1 (Alex Ross Variant)
- 'Book I Skywalker Strikes'#2
- 'Book I, Part II Skywalker Strikes'#3
- 'Book I, Part III Skywalker Strikes'#4
- 'Book I, Part IV: Skywalker Strikes'#5
- 'Book I, Part V: Skywalker Strikes'#6
- 'Book I, Part VI: Skywalker Strikes'#7#8
- 'Book II, Part I Showdown on the Smugglers' Moon'#9
- 'Book II, Part II Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon'#13
- 'Book III, Part III: Vader Down'#14
- 'Book III, Part V Vader Down'
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Star Wars [GER] (1999)
Star Wars 3-D (1987)
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- 'The Dark Side of Dantooine'
OGN SC vol. 03 Star Wars Fan Club Special (2008)
- 'Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes'
#2010 Star Wars Galaxy Magazine (1994)
- 'Thank The Maker'
Star Wars Gratis Comic Tag Special (2016)
Star Wars Handbook (1998)
Star Wars Omnibus (2006)
Star Wars Sonderband (1999)
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- 'Darth Maul'#9
- 'Jedi vs. Sith'
#1 Star Wars Tales (1999)
- 'The Constancia Affair'
Star Wars Visionaries (2005)
OGN SC Star Wars Weekly (UK) (1978)
- 'Star Wars: Visionaries'
#41 Star Wars: A New Hope - Manga (1998)
- 'Shadow Of The Darklord'#97
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- 'The Day After The Death Star - Part 2'#99
- 'The Day After The Death Star - Part 3'#100
- 'The Long Hunt'#101
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- 'The Long Hunt - Part 3'#103
- 'The Long Hunt - Part 4'#104
- 'The Weapons Master'#105
- 'The Weapons Master - Part 2'#106
- 'The Weapons Master - Part 3'#107
- 'World Of Fire'#108
- 'World Of Fire - Part 2'#109
- 'World Of Fire - Part 3'#110
- 'The Word For The World Is Death'#111
- 'The Word For World Is Death - Part 2'#112
- 'The Word For World Is Death - Part 3'#113
- 'The Guardian Of Forever'#114
- 'The Guardian Of Forever - Part 2'#115
- 'The Guardian Of Forever - Part 3'#116
- 'Riders In The Void'#117
- 'Riders In The Void - Part 2'
Star Wars: A New Hope - The Special Edition (1997)
Star Wars: A Valentine Story (2003)
Star Wars: AnotherUniverse.com Special Edition (1999)
Star Wars: Chewbacca (2000)
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures (2004)
Star Wars: Dark Empire (1991)
Preview Star Wars: Dark Empire II (1994)
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- 'Devastator of Worlds'#3
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- 'Emperor Reborn'#6
- 'The Fate of a Galaxy'
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#1 Star Wars: Droids (1994)
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- 'Escape to Endor'#5
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TPB Star Wars: Empire (2002)
- 'Rebellion'TPB (Boxtree)
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- 'Rebellion Part 3 of 4'#4
- 'Rebellion Part 4 of 4'#5
- 'Season of Revolt Part 1 of 4'#6
- 'Season of Revolt Part 2 of 4'#7
- 'Season of Revolt Part 3 of 4'#8
- 'Season of Revolt Part 4 of 4'
TPB vol. 07 Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back - Manga (1999)
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- 'Darklighter, Part 1'#33
- 'In The Shadows of Their Fathers, Part 4'#34
- 'In The Shadows of Their Fathers, Part 5'#39
- 'The Wrong Side of the War, Part 4'#40
- 'The Wrong Side of the War, Part 5'
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (2009)
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace - Manga (1999)
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith (2005)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2010)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (2010)
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Star Wars: Legacy (2006)
#12 Star Wars: Luke Skywalker: The Last Hope for the Galaxy (2008)
- 'Ghosts, Part 2'#14
- 'Claws Of The Dragon, Part 1'#16
- 'Claws of the Dragon, Part 3'#24
- 'Loyalties, Part Two'#26
- 'The Hidden Temple, Part 2'#28
- 'Vector, Part 9'#34
- 'Storms, Part 1 of 2'#48
- 'Extremes Part Two'#50
- 'Extremes, Part Three'
HC Star Wars: Obsesja (2005)
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Star Wars: Obsession (2004)
Star Wars: Rebellion (2006)
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- 'My Brother, My Enemy, Part 2'
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Manga (1999)
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- 'Part 1 of 6'#2
- 'Part 2 of 6'#3
- 'Part 3 of 6'#5
- 'Part 5 of 6'#6
- 'Part 6 of 6'
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#1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars [FIN] (2009)
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- 'Slaves of the Republic Chapter 4: Auction Of A Million Souls'#5
- 'Slaves of the Republic Chapter 5: A Slave Now, A Slave Forever'#6
- 'Slaves of the Republic: Chapter 6 Escap From Kadavo'#11
- 'Hero of the Confederacy, Part Two of Three'#12
- 'Hero of the Confederacy, Part Three of Three'
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OGN SC Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus (2015)
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Star Wars: The Protocol Offensive (1997)
Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy (2009)
HC Star Wars: Union (1999)
- 'The Thrawn Trilogy'
#1 Star Wars: Vader Down (2016)
- 'Part One'#2
- 'Part Two'#4
- 'Part Four'
Star Wars: Vader's Little Princess (2013)
Star Wars: Vader's Quest (1999)
Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron (1995)
Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Rogue Leader (2005)
True Believers: Shattered Empire (2016)
Wizard Ace Edition (1996)
- 'Star Wars: Dark Empire #1'
Galactic Republic (New)
Galactic Republic (Old)
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