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C-3P0 was the off-duty "hobby project" of the pre-pubescent Anakin Skywalker. Crafted on Tatooine, C3P0 began life as a gift for Anakin's mother, Shmi. He was ostensibly created to help with household chores. Owing to the fact that Anakin probably based his designs off a common model kit, however, he was very much "overqualified" for that job. Though he clearly still retains some "domestic" programming, C3P0 has a much broader utility as an expert linguist. He also has a personality that seems consistent with what a child would think of as an "appropriate approximation of an adult". A naturally overprotective, overtalkative worrier, C3P0 is often comic relief in the situations of extreme danger into which he's often thrust. His chance meeting with fellow droid R2D2 on Tatooine proves a strong one. After their meeting, they are never shown to have significant periods of separation. They often are shown to be as close to "married" as droids can get. Unlike R2D2, however, his memory core was erased following the events of Revenge of the Sith, so he doubtless believes himself younger than his actual age, and has a different view of his connection to galactic events than they are in truth. Paradoxically, he thinks himself the "senior" partner of the two, and is often shown to believe himself the "leader" and R2D2 the rebellious "youth"--when it's very clear to the audience that R2D2 is typically the only one of them who really grasps the import of a particular situation.
First Appearance: Star Wars (1977) #1
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Blackthorne 3-D Series (1985)
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Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Shattered Empire (2015)
#1 Marvel Comics Illustrated/Marvel Illustrated Books (1970)
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#8 Princess Leia (2015)
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San Diego Comic Con Comics (1992)
Sergio Aragonés Stomps Star Wars (2000)
One-Shot Star Wars (1977)
- 'Sergio Aragonés Stomps Star Wars'
Star Wars (1984)
#5 Star Wars (2003)
- 'Verraten an das Imperium!'
Star Wars (2013)
#1 Star Wars (2015)
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- 'In the Shadow of Yavin (part 4 of 4)'#6#7#11#12#15#16#18
#1 Star Wars - Comics Collector (2010)
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- 'Book II, Part II Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon'#10
- 'Book II, Part III Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon'#11
- 'Book II, Part IV Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon'#12
- 'Book II, Part V: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon'#13
- 'Book III, Part III: Vader Down'#14
- 'Book III, Part V Vader Down'#16
- 'Book IV, Part I: Rebel Jail'#18
- 'Book IV, Part III: Rebel Jail'#19
- 'Book IV, Part IV: Rebel Jail'#23
- 'Book V, Part III: The Last Flight of the Harbinger'#24
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- 'The Long Hunt - Part 3'#103
- 'The Long Hunt - Part 4'#104
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- 'The Weapons Master - Part 2'#106
- 'The Weapons Master - Part 3'#107
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- '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
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Preview Star Wars: Dark Empire II (1994)
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- 'Rebellion Part 4 of 4'#5
- 'Season of Revolt Part 1 of 4'#6
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- 'Season of Revolt Part 3 of 4'#8
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- 'Alone Together'#33
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- 'In The Shadows of Their Fathers, Part 5'
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (2009)
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
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- 'Star Wars: Luke Skywalker: The Last Hope for the Galaxy'
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- 'The New Face of War, Part One'
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#3 Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind's Eye (1995)
- 'Chapter 3: Dark Fires of a Black Sun'#4
- 'Chapter 4: Metamorphosis'#5
- 'Chapter 5: Reincarnation'
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- 'Tag and Bink are Dead'#2
- 'Tag and Bink Live'
#1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia (2010)
- 'The Return of Tag & Bink: Special Edition'
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#4 Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus (2015)
- 'Episode VII, Part IV The Force Awakens'#5
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- 'Part Four'
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