What would Star Wars be without its droids? C-3PO and R2-D2 were really the first characters to be introduced to audiences way back in 1977 and I have loved them ever since I first saw them in The Phantom Menace. Now even more droids have been created and the list of incredibly cool (and funny) droids just keeps expanding. These are, however, my five favorite droids in Star Wars.
R2-D2 is one of the coolest little Astro mech droids in the galaxy. Not only is he cute, in his own way, but he can also take care himself in a scuffle. And he’s quite rude. I don’t even have to know droid language to know that some of his beeps and whistles aren’t very polite.
Kenny Baker might have passed on last year, (R.I.P Kenny Baker) but his memory will forever live in the form of this wonderful droid.
What I love about C-3PO is the fact that when I look at him I don’t really think of him as a robot. Sure he doesn’t have any facial expressions other than the one he’s been given and of course, his voice sounds mechanical but Anthony Daniels has given him so much life that at times it feels like C-3PO is a living, breathing character.
Not only is he remarkably expressive for a golden protocol droid but he’s also hilarious. There are so many times when I find myself either laughing at something he’s said or being annoyed, in a good way, by his obliviousness at times. C-3PO, unfortunately, wasn’t that great during the prequels.
He was barely in The Phantom Menace, his humor in The Attack of the Clones felt forced, and he was even less important in Revenge of the Sith. I’m glad The Force Awakens brought the magic of C-3PO back.
K-2SO was the perfect droid for Rogue One. Rogue One wasn’t a light movie, not in the slightest, but K-2SO provided the comic relief needed for the film. What made K-2SO’s humor so interesting, however, was the way he was funny. He was a very serious Droid, very blunt, and so his funniest moments weren’t exactly funny, just kind of straightforward. Like the first time, you’re introduced to him in Rogue One for example.
Jyn’s trying to escape the rebels on Wobani and just as she thinks she’s free a metal robot grabs her by the jacket and slams her, quite violently, down to the ground. Then K-2SO says, “Congratulations, you’re being rescued.” This remark, when I watched it for the first time in the movies, made the audience, including me, laugh. It wasn’t a joke but the strangeness of that remark was hilarious.
Not only was K-2SO’s humor perfect but his design was impeccable as well. I loved that he was black, I loved that he was the tallest droid I’ve ever seen in a Star Wars film, and I loved that he was just as mobile as a human. He was so awesome. That’s why when he died in Rogue One it was, and still is, gut-wrenching to watch. I never thought I could get so attached to a robot but K-2SO was way more than just a droid. He was a character that’ll always have a place in my heart.
Okay, I’m sure you’re wondering, “Who’s Bones?” Well, this character isn’t even in a Star Wars movie. He’s a character in the Aftermath Trilogy and he has to be one of the most unique droids I have ever known.
Bones is a reprogrammed Battle Droid (one of these),
and he’s Temmin, a.k.a. “Snap”, Wexley’s personal robot. This droid is incredible. He’s been given sharp fangs, his arms can retract into various lethal weapons, and he’s been reprogrammed to protect Snap at all costs. But, when you reprogram a droid there can be side effects. Bone’s glitch is that he’s excessively violent. If you are an enemy to Snap you do not want to run into this murderous droid.
Bones brought so much humor to Aftermath: Life’s Debt that at times I nearly burst out laughing. Despite his homicidal glitch he is a very nice droid and if I had to pick a companion to keep me company as I trekked the galaxy I would have a droid like Bones, he’s that loyal and awesome.
BB-8 is the cutest, most adorable droid in the galaxy. His beeps are cute, the way he swivels his head is cute, I mean BB-8 is the epidemy of cute, and he’s a droid! Not only is he irresistibly adorable but like R2-D2 he’s an Astro mech droid which means he’s got a lot of contraptions inside that rolling body of his. And I’m sure we’ll see some more of those hidden gadgets in The Last Jedi.
I really had to think hard about whether BB-8 was my favorite droid or not and he unmistakably was. One thing I cannot resist is cuteness. If I ever see BB-8 rolling around Disney World’s Hollywood Studios or the new Star Wars land I’m gonna squeal with excitement, before taking a picture with him of course.
So, those are my favorite droids in Star Wars. I’m sure there will be much more droids to come in the near future which means this list will eventually expand. I can’t wait to see what new Droid will appear in the young Han Solo movie. Maybe, for the first time, the next major Droid will be female. That’ll be different. I’ll just have to wait and see.
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