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To all the Star Wars fans out there, I have a question.

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To all the Star Wars fans out there, I have a question.

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Royox
01.22.2013 , 05:29 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by old_benn View Post
Luke doesn't actually understand exactly what R2 is saying. Only 3PO knows exactly what R2 is saying. Luke (and others) can guess R2's intent based on whether the sounds he makes are "positive" or "negative", etc.

As proof that Luke does not understand him verbatim, I'll point you to Empire Strikes Back. Luke and R2 just got to Dagobah, R2 tweedles something to Luke, and Luke replies:

"If you're saying coming here was a bad idea, I'm beginning to agree with you."
While being in the X-Win, when R2 "talks" Luke can see what is R2 saying in his screen. See that scene again.

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Luminous_Being
01.23.2013 , 01:48 AM | #12
Regarding languages:

In the first film Luke does not understand R2-D2 (C-3PO has to translate everything) and Chewbacca. By The Empire Strikes Back he has sepnt time with R2 and Chewbacca and understands both of them.

For your second question:

In-universe answer: R2's memory was not wiped and Obi-Wan, typically playing things close to his chest, does not reveal that he knows who R2 is as it might lead to uncomfortable questions about Anakin.

This universe answer: While Lucas said that the only characters who would appear in all 9 of his originally planned films were R2 and 3PO, I'm not certain he knew at that time that Ob-Wan and R2-D2 would know each other.

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SnoggyMack
01.24.2013 , 10:00 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by jarjarloves View Post
However Obi wan not reckonizing or even Owen not reckonizing either of them is a bit of a plot hole. There is no way the guy who owned C-3po for years and who put that metal skin on him wouldn't know him.

What about Darth Vader not really acknowledging threepio? He built the droid when he was a kid.
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vian
01.24.2013 , 11:20 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by jarjarloves View Post

However Obi wan not reckonizing or even Owen not reckonizing either of them is a bit of a plot hole. There is no way the guy who owned C-3po for years and who put that metal skin on him wouldn't know him.
One protocol droid may look much like another; TC-14 looked just like Threepio, for example. I mean, what are the odds that the very same protocol droid you saw flying off before the War with a Jedi and a Princess (over 20 years ago) would be captured by Jawas and sold back to you? There must be thousands of them in the galaxy, after all.
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mylegs
01.25.2013 , 01:31 PM | #15
Actually anyone can learn R2's language (called Verbal Binary). Although at the time Luke doesnt understand it, over time he learns it. Anakin by episode 2 can completely understand R2 and doesnt need a translator (actually he might even know by episode 1 from working on droids so much, Ill have to watch Phantom Menace again)