Re: Memory Purge.
- From: Ears <ears@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 12:51:31 -0800
On Thu, 09 Mar 2006 16:02:05 GMT, "Christine Kulp"
"Terra Sita and John" <Squibnick@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Why did Bail order C3po's memory purged at the end of ROTS, but not
R2D2's? Was he afraid 3PO would "gossip" too much about what he knew. It
seems a simple order would keep him from talking. If they were ever
captured and "tortured" [as some droids were in RotJ, in Jabbas palace]
did Bail think C3PO more likely to talk under pressure. It does not
really seem like a relevant argument, as they would use downloading and
the "torture" would be in the form of invasive computer viruses and
technical stuff going on in the circuitry of the droids, not physical
In the novelization of the film, C-3PO has a line that may have been "cut"
from the film. (or may have been added to the novel to explain the memory
C-3PO shuffled along the starship's hallway beside R2-D2, following
Senator Organa who had, by all accounts, inherited them both. "I'm certain I
can't say why she malfunctioned," he was telling the little astromech.
"Organics are so terribly complicated, you know."
Ahead, the Senator was met by a man whose uniform, C-3PO's
conformation-recognition algorithm informed him, indicated he was a captain
in the Royal Alderaan Civil Fleet.
"I'm placing these droids in your care," the Senator said. "Have them
cleaned, polished, and refitted with the best of everything; they will
belong to my new daughter."
"How lovely!" C-3PO exclaimed. "His daughter is the child of Master
Anakin and Senator Amidala," he explained to R2-D2. "I can hardly wait to
tell her all about her parents! I'm sure she will be very proud--"
"Oh, and the protocol droid?" Senator Organa said thoughtfully. "Have
its mind wiped."
The captain saluted.
"Oh," said C-3PO. "Oh, dear."
I think that the explaination might have been just that simple, wiht
one additional quirk. No one thought R2D2 was important enough.
Astro droids like some one said here were to achieve a better
interface between humans or machines, or to simply repair things.
Who notices such a thing?
When Artoo belonged to Anakin Skywalker he modified Artoo out of all
proportion probably making Artoo very very unique, I wouldn't be
surprised if that's where he gets the independent streak he's got.
I also wouldn't be surprised if Artoo, knowing he was subject to a
memory flush at any time might MIGHT have taken steps to make sure
that those memories and the personality he created couldn't simply be
erased, after all, as long as he is doing his job, no one is ever
going to notice him.
They mention in the Dark Nest series that Artoo has data all the way
from the very beginning of the saga, but he kept that information to
himself to try to protect Luke and Leia.
I would like to see a short story on what Artoo remembers and what he
does with that information.
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