C-3PO, often referred to simply as Threepio, was a 3PO protocol droid built by a young Anakin Skywalker on Tatooine who could be seen serving various factions during Galactic History alongside his counterpart, R2-D2.
Droid Design Edit
C-3PO was originally a pile of spare parts put together by a young Anakin Skywalker, and had received several improvements since then, with 3PO gaining a silver body while working on Lars Moisture Farm, gaining a battle droid body for a brief amount of time during the Battle of Geonosis, and eventually getting a golden chromed body. During the Galactic Civil War, 3PO gained a silver leg, and years after would gain a red arm.
Droid History Edit
C-3PO was built from spare parts by Anakin Skywalker, a human slave who lived in Mos Espa, a city on the Outer Rim world of Tatooine. In the following years, 3PO was an aide to Senator Padme Amidala during the Clone Wars, in which after the war, C-3PO's memory was erased, though R2-D2's memory was not. C-3PO and R2-D2 were assigned to the Alderaan cruiser Tantive IV, where they served senator Bail Organa for nineteen years. At some point during this time, 3PO's right leg was fitted with a mismatched droid plating.
They then became embroiled in the Galactic Civil War, when Leia Organa of the Rebel Alliance entrusted them to bring a copy of the Death Star plans to the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine. After meeting Skywalker's son Luke and the smuggler Han Solo, the droids helped rescue Princess Leia from the Empire's Death Star. They became directly attached to the three humans, helping them and their rebellion defeat the Empire and restore freedom to the galaxy, most notably when he convinced the Ewoks to aid the Rebels at the Battle of Endor.
Following the Battle of Endor, C-3PO continued serving the Skywalkers and Han Solo during the time of the New Republic. About thirty years after the events on Endor, C-3PO was still serving as an aide to Leia Organa, who had become a General in the Resistance, a private military group opposed to the First Order, a military junta that emulated the Old Empire. By that time, C-3PO sported a red left arm and had his translating database updated so that he could communicate in seven million different forms of communications.