Evil C-3PO Is The Best

Evil C-3PO Is The Best

It's time for the Dark Lord of the Sith's kill-crazy robots to get their own comics or TV show. Something, anything. They're just too damn great.

The Darth Vader comics series sports one of the best new additions to Star Wars lore, Triple Zero and BT-1, the malevolent automaton doppelgangers to C-3PO and R2D2. Revived by Vader's aide-de-camp Dr. Aphra, the ancient droids are all about ending the lives of humans as enthusiastically as possible. They have been stealing the show in the latest arc of the Vader series, which has seen the title character embroiled in a war on a mining planet.

Spoilers follow.

Evil C-3PO Is The Best

In last month's issue #18, it looked like the combined forces led by Vader and the new queen might be outnumbered. Triple Zero then comes up with a plan that only he could dream up: draining the blood of human enemies into a droid army so the Force might flow through them.

Evil C-3PO Is The Best
Evil C-3PO Is The Best
Evil C-3PO Is The Best
Evil C-3PO Is The Best

Vader slaps down that blasphemous suggestion despite Triple Zero's impassioned reasoning. However, when last week's chapter came out, it appeared as if the bots were disobeying orders when Triple Zero rallied his mechanical brethren:

Evil C-3PO Is The Best

Just when it seems a comeuppance is at hand after Vader catches wind of Triple Zero's actions, the droid reveals it was all a mind game meant to spook the enemy troops.

Evil C-3PO Is The Best
Evil C-3PO Is The Best

It's a clever bit of scripting that tantalizes with the possibility that it might create a drastic shift in human/robot relations. Seems like the only thing keeping Star Wars' robots from going all Skynet — in this iteration of the lore, anyway — is a little bit of blood.


Comments

    How can a robot be evil?

      Because star wars?

        Even in the original series they were portrayed as tools. It wasn't until the prequels did they start treating them as soulful beings.

          Are we counting the old EU? If we venture outside the movies then HK-47 from KOTOR seemed rather alive. Cheerfully and sociopathically alive.

          I dunno man, ig 88 as a bounty hunter in empire seemed pretty bad, if not evil. Guess he wanted moolah which equals greed, which is a sin? And also wasn't there an evil Droid in the original kotor? I only played the second but everyone always bangs on about it.
          I guess you're miffed at the terminology of evil when sure they're not really evil they are just programmed to act that way right?

    R2 and C3PO were always pretty anthopomorphized, that's what made them good comic relief.

    I guess now that the expanded universe is non-cannon, we can trot out old friends in new skins.
    I for one welcome HK-errr...Triple Zero.

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