R2-D2, the secret leader of the Rebellion?

I don’t usually re-post things I find on BoingBoing, but this was just too good. It posits that R2-D2 is in fact one of the leaders of the rebellion, given the information he has that, by the time A New Hope (Episode 4) starts, few other people in the galaxy are aware of. It’s pretty convincing…

r2d2.jpg Consider: at the end of RotS, Bail Organan orders 3PO’s memory wiped but not R2’s. He wouldn’t make the distinction casually. Both droids know that Yoda and Obi-Wan are alive and are plotting sedition with the Senator from Alderaan. They know that Amidala survived long enough to have twins and could easily deduce where they went. However, R2 must make an impassioned speech to the effect that he is far more use to them with his mind intact: he has observed Palpatine and Anakin at close quarters for many years, knows much that is useful and is one of the galaxy’s top experts at hacking into other people’s systems. Also he can lie through his teeth with a straight face. Organa, in immediate need of espionage resources, agrees.

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4 thoughts on “R2-D2, the secret leader of the Rebellion?

  1. You have no idea how much that made no sense to me.

    and i thought [from my small knowledge of star wars] that all r2 did was beep..?

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