One of the great gifts of the Star Wars universe is its array of colorful characters. The first movie succeeded because of its ambition, but also because it filled its strange world with characters that audiences wanted to pay money to spend time with. One of the most vividly drawn characters in the world of Star Wars is C-3PO, the colorful droid that rarely feels comfortable in any situation he’s placed in. Although he ultimately plays a central role in the demise of the Empire, he does so pretty reluctantly.

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