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The Main Heroes

    As a group 

The core group of Rebel heroes and main protagonists of the Original Trilogy.


  • Action Heroes: Obviously, Luke is a Jedi and Han is a smuggler. Even Leia, who is mostly a politician, is not afraid to grab a blaster.
  • Experienced Protagonist: In the Sequel Trilogy, obviously.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Of a sort; Luke and Leia seem to get along relatively quickly, but neither of them take to Han right away - a sentiment he fully returns. Their escape from the first Death Star is what helps bring them together, their combined efforts to see to its destruction turn them into the Power Trio we know and love now.
  • Happy Ending Override: The backstory and plot of The Force Awakens reveal that they ended up failing in their primary goals following the defeat of the Empire, with Ben Solo's betrayal of Luke and destruction of his Jedi disciples ruining all of their lives. This makes them regress as people. Han becomes a smuggler again, Luke becomes a hermit, and Leia goes back to being a Rebel Leader. That said, Bloodline reveals that they did experience over twenty years of relative peace following the defeat of the Empire. It was only following the corruption of the New Republic and Ben Solo's betrayal that everything went to hell again.
  • Heartbroken Badass: The power trio in the Original Trilogy all turned into this.
    • Han and Leia had a family in the 30 years that have passed, but they suffered a great loss that utterly broke them. This turns out to be Kylo Ren, actually Ben Solo, turning to the Dark Side of the Force. Thus, their relationship (already rocky, judging by their conversation before Han leaves for the Starkiller Base) completely imploded.
    • Luke Skywalker became one of these when his new Jedi Order was betrayed from within and destroyed by the Knights of Ren. Led by his nephew and failed student, no less.
  • Legendary in the Sequel: Han Solo is said by Finn to be a war hero for his actions in the Original Trilogy, Luke Skywalker is regarded as a myth, and it's implied that Leia has a comparable level of fame.
  • Living Legends: They are highly revered in the Sequel Trilogy.
  • Older and Wiser: They have definitely grown by the time of the Sequel Trilogy.
  • Power Trio: The core of the team is Luke's optimism, Han's cynicism, and Leia's realism.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The story starts with a farm boy and an old hermit coming into the possession of two hapless droids, recruiting an ace pilot smuggler and his right hand Sasquatch, so they can rescue a princess. The princess then recruits all of them as officers in the Rebel Alliance, the farm boy becomes Kung-Fu Jesus, and they evolve into a Badass Crew.
  • The Team: Aside from R2 and 3PO being The Dividual, they are one of the most recognizable Five Man Bands, and the Trope Image for most of them. Luke is the archetypal Hero, who later becomes The Leader after learning the ways of the Force. Han is The Lancer as his foil and the cynical ace pilot. Leia is The Chick as the balance between her Love Interest Han and twin brother Luke and an Action Girl princess. Chewy is The Big Guy, a Genius Bruiser mechanic, and towering furry beast. C-3PO is a tall and skinny walking encyclopedia, and his counterpart R2-D2 is a short and stubby Gadgeteer Genius, making for a pair of Robot Buddy who are The Smart Guy. Lando is Han's old friend, initially untrustworthy, but later proves his loyalty to the team and becomes the Sixth Ranger.
  • True Companions: The Heroes of Yavin: Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and the droids become as close as a family, with Lando joining in Return of the Jedi, which is especially true when Han and Leia actually become a family.

    Luke Skywalker 

Luke Skywalker

    Leia Organa 

Leia Organa

    Han Solo 

Han Solo

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    Chewbacca 

Chewbacca

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"Rawr..."

Species: Wookiee

Homeworld: Kashyyyk

Portrayed by: Peter Mayhew, Joonas Suotamo note 
"I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: let the Wookiee win."
C-3PO

Chewbacca was a Wookiee warrior from Kashyyyk. During the Clone Wars, Chewbacca was captured by Trandoshan slavers and held captive on Wasskah, but he worked with a fellow captive Ahsoka Tano to escape. He later commanded Wookiee forces in the Battle of Kashyyyk alongside the Grand Army of the Republic, led by Jedi Master Yoda. During the battle, one of the last ones of the Clone Wars, Yoda's clone troopers received Order 66 from Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and, with the help of Chewbacca, Yoda escaped Kashyyyk and the destruction of the Jedi Order. Chewbacca was imprisoned on the muddy planet Mimban by the Empire at some point ten years after the Clone Wars. Han Solo ended up in the same cell as him, and after a brief fight, the two devised an escape then joined Tobias Beckett's crew. They became friends for life along the way. By the time of the Galactic Civil War, Chewbacca was Han's trusted first mate, co-pilot and friend aboard the Millennium Falcon. After the liberation of Kashyyyk from the Empire, Chewbacca reunited with his wife Malla and son Lumpawaroo. He stayed with his family for years until returning to the side of Han, who returned to smuggling after his life with Leia fell apart.


Tropes from the Prequel Trilogy Era

  • Badass in Distress: During the Clone Wars, he was abducted by a guild of Trandoshan hunters to partake in their game of hunting sapient species. When he gets stranded on Wasskah, he befriends and forms an alliance with the Jedi Padawans led by Ahsoka (who were also abducted by the Trandoshans) to defeat their hunters and escape the planet.
  • Barbarian Hero: The Wookiees are a high-tech civilization, but they're certainly more primitive in most technology than many of the other space-faring races in the Republic, are highly physically active and live in woodlands as tribal clans.
  • The Cameo: His only appearance in Revenge of the Sith is an extended cameo on Kashyyyk, fighting off the Separatist droid invasion and later escorting Yoda off-planet.
  • Connected All Along: The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith respectively reveal that he met and helped Ahsoka Tano and fought alongside Yoda in the Battle of Kashyyyk, actually helping Yoda escape following the execution of Order 66.
  • Four-Star Badass: Chewbacca was a general and on a first-name basis with Yoda. It was Chewbacca himself that got Yoda safely out of Kashyyyk as the planet was being overrun by clone troopers.
  • Odd Friendship: The reveal that he and Yoda were close friends during the Clone Wars may certainly come off as this, seeing as they have no interactions at all in the Original Trilogy.
  • Percussive Maintenance: In The Clone Wars episode "Wookiee Hunt", he hit a Trandoshan in the head to get his brain to cooperate after resisting a Jedi Mind Trick.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In Revenge of the Sith, he helps Yoda escape Kashyyyk after Palpatine executes Order 66, ensuring Yoda survives to help train Luke Skywalker decades later.
  • Those Two Guys: He shares all of his scenes in Revenge of the Sith with the Wookiee General Tarfful (and Yoda), seemingly acting as his second-in-command.

Tropes from the Solo Era

  • Ace Pilot: Proves he is a damn good copilot alongside Han when they have to navigate the Millennium Falcon in the unnavigable Akkadese Maelstrom. He explains to Han that, being nearly 200 years old, he's had a lot of time to develop his piloting skills.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Gained his "Chewie" nickname before the Train Job on Vandor-1 courtesy of Han, because it's easier to say than "Chewbacca" on a regular basis.
  • The Big Guy: Easily the strongest guy among Tobias Beckett's crew.
  • Dehumanization: He's been captured by the Empire on Mimban (or brought there) and treated like a beast just good enough to kill/eat deserters after being starved.
  • Fed to the Beast: The mudtroopers on Mimban locked Chewie in a cell and starved him for a couple of days, expecting him to eat or at least maul deserters they throw in.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: The first time on Dryden's yacht, when Chewbacca sees Han chatting with Qi'ra against Tobias's explicit instructions, the Wookie's reaction is to snort in disbelief and then down two glasses of... something in quick succession.
  • I Owe You My Life: Han helped Chewbacca escape the Empire on Mimban, and thus the Wookiee followed him. The movie doesn't quite make the "Wookiee Life Debt" thing clear at any point, but the book Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (which is canon) says he swore one to Han. Han does save Chewie's life at one point, when Chewie is about to fall from the Conveyex during the Train Job.
  • Made a Slave: He was enslaved by the Empire some time after the Clone Wars ended, with Han helping to free him during Solo. It's because of this he becomes best friends with Han.
  • Noodle Incident: How and why he ended up prisoner of the Empire on Mimban is not explained.
  • Older Than They Look: Han is surprised to learn that Chewie is 190 years old by the time Solo takes place.
    Han: A hundred and ninety years old? You look great!
  • Only Friend: He's the only person Han can trust completely in Solo, making him an exception to Beckett's "Assume everyone will betray you" rule.
  • Sore Loser: Even ten years before A New Hope, he didn't take losing at Dejarik very well.
  • Token Nonhuman: After Rio Durant bites it during the Conveyex heist, he's the only organic non-human in Tobias Beckett's crew.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's the only character who never betrays or abandons Han.

Tropes from the Original Trilogy Era

  • Badass Adorable: Resembles a teddy bear... an eight-foot-tall teddy bear who can rip your arms off as easily as breathing. If you're a friend, however, expect to be greeted with happy howling and plenty of hugs. If you're Leia, prepare for it to be big smooshing hugs!
  • Badass Bandolier: It carries spare ammunition for his bow caster.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: If you do anything to hurt his friends, he will make sure you hurt.
  • BFG: His bowcaster. While it gets a few shots off in Return of the Jedi to destroy an escaping speeder, attention is brought to how brutally effective Chewie's bow caster is when used on people in The Force Awakens. To make absolutely sure the target dies, it's a explosive quarrel rail gun blaster, and can blast people off their feet even from proximity blasts, to say nothing of what happens to those sustaining a direct hit. This is to say nothing of the bolt itself, which is akin to an oversized crossbow bolt, tipped with a grenade, and wrapped in a massive blaster bolt.
  • The Big Guy: He's huge and strong and carries a big blaster. Peter Mayhew got the role simply by politely standing up as George Lucas entered the room. Lucas craned his head back to look him in the eye, and said, "I think we've got it."
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: At seven and a half feet tall, Chewie dwarfs his human partner-in-crime Han Solo.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: He speaks Shyriiwook and Han speaks Basic, and they understand each other fine. A Justified Trope in that Wookiees do not have the vocal chords to speak anything other than Shyriiwook, and multilingualism is a surprisingly common trait in most people in the Star Wars universe.
  • Blood Brothers: With Han.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Once Chewie likes you, he isn't shy about showing it.
  • Cowardly Lion: While Chewbacca is brave and vicious when he's angry, he's also easily scared by certain things such as alarm noises.
  • Cuddle Bug: Chewie really likes to hug the people that he loves, and is no less manly in doing so, to the point that he gives a big furry hug to somebody in each of his starring movies. It also makes him a good warm-up blanket to any friends of his who were recently unfrozen and still chilled to the bone.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Han says that if you were to beat him in a board game, he would tear your arms off. There's some implication that Han and Chewie were just teasing C-3PO, though.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Or clothes, for that matter.
  • Expy: Of George Lucas's dog Indiana, who always sat in the front passenger seat of his car.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Just be glad Wookiees have so much hair.
  • Genius Bruiser: He may look uncivilized, but Chewbacca is a decent pilot and really more technologically inclined than Han. He plays dejarik (the Star Wars equivalent of chess), if not at R2-D2's level of skill. Yet he's fully capable of ripping arms off when angered.
  • Gentle Giant: As evidenced by his decision to repair C-3PO.
  • The Glomp: When he's happy to see you.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: He speaks Shyriiwook, a Wookiee language that's unintelligible to viewers, but Han has no trouble understanding him.
  • I Will Tear Your Arms Off: Han implies that he's prone to do this when he loses a game. That being said, the way he said it implied that he was kidding. It's shown in the Marvel comics, though, when an angry Chewie rips off both arms of 0-0-0, Darth Vader's personal assassin droid. He also pulls one of Unkar Plutt's arms out on Takodana in The Force Awakens, a deleted scene from the movie that appears in full in the novelization.
  • Monster Roommate: To Han Solo. Of course, from a Wookiee's point of view, Han would be Chewie's Monster Roommate.
  • Morality Pet:
    • Even in the beginning, when Han is almost a Nominal Hero, Chewbacca is the stalwart friend who knows Han can be a better person if he tries. He's also the one character Han was always infallibly kind to despite being a Jerk with a Heart of Gold to everybody else.
    • In A New Hope, immediately after Han rebuffs Luke's offer to join the Rebels in the strike on the Death Star, Chewbacca gives his partner a sorrowful look and low growl that seems to say "Dude, really?", and it clearly bothers Han. This was probably a big factor in Han's decision to return.
  • Mr. Fixit: He's able to repair C-3PO on his own. And before that in The Clone Wars, he built a long-range transmitter IN A TREE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS! and it worked.
  • Nice Guy: In spite of his anger issues, and working with a smuggler, he's one of the most sweet-natured characters to grace a Star Wars movie.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Han.
  • Number Two: Of the Millennium Falcon, second to Han.
  • Older Sidekick: Chewbacca is about 200 years old by A New Hope, compared to Han's likely early 30s. Following Han's death, he becomes this to Rey as he allows her to take command of the Millennium Falcon, and accompanies her to find Luke.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Chewbacca is 234 years old at the time of The Force Awakens, and that's not even considered approaching middle-aged by Wookiee standards, meaning Chewie is still considered a young man by his own people.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: The Chewbacca limited series from Marvel shows that he sometimes has traumatic flashbacks to his capture and enslavement. Tight, enclosed spaces seem to be his major trigger, which adds a whole new level of sadness to his unwillingness to go down the Death Star garbage chute.
  • Sidekick Ex Machina: Chewbacca (and two Ewoks) hijack an Imperial walker and rescues Han and Leia during the Battle of Endor. That one move was the pivotal moment that led the Rebels and Ewoks to victory: From there, they turned the tables on the Imperial ground forces, tricked the remaining garrison to open the back door, allowing them to blow up the shield generator, opening the way for the besieged fleet in orbit to finally do what they went there to do: destroy the second Death Star.
  • Silent Snarker: If you pay attention to how people react to what he says, Chewie's probably one of the most sarcastic characters in the franchise.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Or rather, the Star Wars equivalent of it, dejarik.
  • Sore Loser: Han jokes that if he loses in a game, he rips the winner's arms off.
  • Tools of Sapience: Chewbacca wears a bandolier over his shoulder and handles various repair tools and weapons, which helps visually affirm that he's a technology-using alien and not some sort of bipedal beast in spite of his only vocal sounds being grunts, growls and roars.
  • The Unintelligible. Chewie's only lines are growls, barks, and grunts. The script actually had lines of dialogue for Peter Mayhew to recite in order to make the other characters' reactions to him more genuine.
  • Ursine Aliens: Wookiees look like a cross between bears and apes, or possibly Bigfoot.
  • Weapon of Choice: Bowcaster (Wookiee crossbow).

Tropes from the Sequel Trilogy Era

  • Ace Pilot: The sequel movies showcase exactly why Han chose him as his co-pilot; in The Last Jedi, he threads the needle through the crystal caverns of Crait like he's knitting a warm Christmas sweater, without co-pilot assistance (whereas Rey struggled to do so in The Force Awakens). And that was with a flock of Porgs crowding his console!
  • Annoying Patient: He nearly killed Finn six times when Finn was trying to patch up his blaster wound. He's a better patient for Dr. Kalonia, though.
  • Ascended Extra: In the original trilogy, he is a supporting character and in the prequels, he is a minor character. But in all three films in the trilogy, he is one of the main characters.
  • The Atoner: Lets a flock of Porgs nest inside the Millennium Falcon...because he ate and roasted some of them.
  • Babysitter Friendship: Had one with Ben Solo when he was a little boy, since Chewie would look after him when Han and Leia were occupied with their respective careers. Suffice to say, this does not last into the Sequel Trilogy.
  • Badass Normal: He is the one of the few non-Force-sensitive character to have ever landed a clean hit on a Force-user with a blaster weapon. Killing Han was a big mistake, Kylo...
  • Beware the Nice Ones: There is a reason that it was suggested that people "let the Wookiee win". Chewbacca is a nice guy, who likes hugs and nice ladies like Leia, but when you really make Chewbacca cross that line, he will end your existence... and blow up your base in the process! And survive it without a scratch. Not many people can say that.
  • BFG: Chewbacca's "bowcaster" (a maglev crossbow that coats its darts in plasma) gets a lot of focus in The Force Awakens, where it blows a Stormtrooper (or gangster) across the room with a direct hit. Han gives it a try, and loves it. Kylo Ren would be done for had he not been helped by the Force to sustain the hit and the subsequent wound.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives with the Millennium Falcon in time to get Finn and Rey off of Starkiller Base.
  • Big "NO!": Per the franchise's tradition, his roar when Han is killed is quite clearly meant to be this.
  • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: Inverted. Chewie, the Big Guy of the Original Trilogy, is the only humanoid out of the original four Rebel Alliance heroes to survive the Sequel Trilogy.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Quite literally. The Force Awakens makes a big deal of how powerful Chewie's bowcaster is. In the climax, a good shot from it to Kylo Ren's abdomen proves pivotal to Rey's victory in her duel against him.
  • Cool Old Guy: As mentioned above, he's young for a Wookiee, but being centuries older than his younger companions Rey and Finn, he serves as this to them.
  • Disney Death: Suffers one in The Rise of Skywalker. Rey appears to accidentally destroy a ship he was captured on with Force lightning. However, he shows up live and well (but still captured) not too long after.
  • Easily Forgiven: While Han and Leia have some issues to work out upon their reunion, Leia is delighted to see the Wookiee again after several years and they share a big hug, proving there's no bad blood between the two at all.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Falls into a brief one after the destruction of Starkiller base, mourning the loss of his best friend in absolute silence following the completion of the mission.
    • After the death of Leia, Chewie falls to his knee and roars in grief, having loss almost all his friends, and shoves everyone's attempt to console him.
  • Honorary Uncle: Ben was fond of Chewbacca, calling him "Uncle Chewie". Chewie in turn taught Ben how to fly a speeder and sometimes babysitted him when Leia and Han were busy. This makes it more heart wrenching when he cries out in horror after Kylo kills Han and shoots him, as if he realizes that the Ben Solo he once knew is gone.
  • Kinetic Weapons Are Just Better: His bow caster is by far the most effective handheld weapon in the film, sometimes taking out multiple troopers with a single shot, and crippling Kylo Ren during his fight with Finn and Rey. Bowcasters do use blaster energy, forming the distinctive red laser, but the primary source of damage is the explosive quarrels that get shot out of a railgun barrel.
  • One-Man Army: Unleashes furry hell upon the Stormtroopers of Starkiller Base following Han Solo's death, blows up the base's Achilles' Heel (allowing the Resistance's starfighters to destroy the base/planet), and returns to the Falcon no worse for wear.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Chewie is screaming in pure agony and quietly retiring to a corner? Something is clearly wrong, that something being the death of Han.
  • Prefers Raw Meat: Averted. Chewie makes sure to roast a dead Porg over a makeshift campfire before eating it. Right in front of its friends and family, who all stare in horrified silence.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After the tragedy on Starkiller Base, he actually lands a shot on Kylo Ren, blitzes through dozens of Stormtroopers, lights off the demo charges, and vanishes for the next ten or so minutes. Note - he's implied to still be inside the exploding base when it finally has the big boom and there's not even a single singed hair on him when he finally turns up.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Chewbacca was notably the only member of the Original Trilogy's movie heroes to die in Legends. He had a moon dropped on him in 25 ABY in that continuity. In the new Disney canon, he shows up perfectly fine in 35 ABY when the first two films of the sequel series take place, and in fact is the only one of the main four heroes to survive to the end of the Sequel Trilogy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Chewie's bowcaster is upgraded to BFG-level stopping power, blowing Stormtroopers across the room and destroying door panels. Han even marvels at it so much that he asks to borrow it on a few occasions.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Does not take Han's death very well at all.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Han snark a little with each other, like when Chewbacca, who is entirely wrapped in fur, complains that he's cold to Han, who's wearing just a coat, but it's as clear as day from the absolutely furious roar of rage he gives when Han dies that, actually, he and Chewbacca are the best of friends.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Ben Solo, who would later become Kylo Ren. After Ben kills his father, Chewie blasts at him in rage.

    C-3PO 

C-3PO (See-Threepio)

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"We seem to be made to suffer. It's our lot in life."

Model: 3PO-series protocol droid

Portrayed by: Anthony Daniels
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish dub): Hannibal Brown (first dub), Carlos del Campo (second dub)
Voiced by (European Spanish dub): Miguel Ángel Valdivieso (original trilogy), Alberto Mieza (prequel trilogy, sequel trilogy, The Clone Wars, Rebels and most related media), Abraham Aguilar (Star Wars Battlefront)
Voiced by (French dub): Roger Carel (Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy and The Clone Wars), Jean-Claude Donda (Sequel Trilogy, Rogue One, Rebels, Battlefront)
Voiced by (Brazilian Portuguese dub): Orlando Drummond (A New Hope, first dub), Marco Antônio Costa (Prequel Trilogy, first dub of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, third dub of Original Trilogy, The Force Awakens, Rogue One), Carlos Seidl (Original Trilogy, second dub), Sérgio Stern (Clone Wars, The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker)

C-3PO, sometimes spelled See-Threepio and often referred to simply as Threepio, was a 3PO unit protocol droid designed to interact with organics, programmed primarily for etiquette and protocol. He was fluent in over seven million forms of communication, and developed a fussy and worry-prone personality throughout his many decades of operation along with accompanying the heroes on their various adventures, often against his will and to his great suffering. He was also rarely seen far from his counterpart and friend, R2-D2. Created by Anakin Skywalker from salvaged components to be a household companion for his mother, Shmi Skywalker, C-3PO was given back to Anakin by his stepfather after his mother's death. Anakin subsequently gave C-3PO to Padmé Amidala as a wedding present, and he served his new mistress faithfully in an official role until the destruction of the Republic and the rise of the Empire, when he was given over to Senator Bail Organa. In this role, he was a constant companion to Leia Organa, secretly Anakin and Padmé's daughter, and was thus instrumental in her rescue and the ultimate destruction of the Empire.


Tropes from the Prequel Trilogy

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  • Apologetic Attacker: He continually apologizes to the Jedi he is unwillingly shooting at while his head is stuck to an autonomous Battle Droid's body during the Battle of Geonosis.
  • Been There, Shaped History: He hasn't racked up as much as R2-D2, but he does have a fairly impressive history under his belt, including serving all members of the Skywalker family.
  • Cranial Processing Unit: Averted. He's able to function even after getting his head knocked off.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In The Clone Wars, he had a focus episode Once a Season that was either on his own or with R2-D2.
  • Demoted to Extra: C-3PO gets next to no scenes of importance in Revenge of the Sith, which he lampshades by stating how helpless he feels regarding everything going on around him.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In Attack of the Clones his head is knocked off his body and attached to that of a B1 battle droid, which starts affecting his personality to the extent that at one point he shouts "Die, Jedi dogs!" before coming to his senses. The B1 battle droid head attached to his body is confused as to why it can only shuffle forward and its arms are moving so slowly.
  • Large Ham: He's a robotic manifestation of effeminate British Stuffiness, and gets even more exaggerated when he's afraid or angry.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Threepio gets his memory wiped to keep him quiet about what transpired throughout the Prequel Trilogy (Artoo gets spared this fate because he can't speak Basic or any other languages). This explains how he can't remember Tatooine in A New Hope after being built and living there for nine years in the Prequel Trilogy.
  • Loose Lips: In "Evil Plans", he's kidnapped and tortured by Cad Bane, who wanted to get the blueprints of the Senate from him. To Bane's annoyance, it turned out Threepio doesn't have that kind of information and he gave voice to this, claiming the droid to be useless. Hearing that, Threepio immediately revealed to him that blueprints were always stored inside R2's memory.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: In some of the installments set in the Prequel Trilogy’s era, C-3PO got an armor upgrade. In Attack of the Clones, he got utilitarian gray plating to cover the "naked" form he had back in The Phantom Menace. In The Clone Wars, he gets gold plating, which he retains in Revenge of the Sith.
  • Noodle Incident: So far, the exact details of how his right leg became discolored from the rest of his gold plating (which occurred sometime between Revenge of the Sith and Rebels) has been left unexplained. The official statement from Lucasfilm is that it had to do with a similar incident to what happened to him in The Empire Strikes Back. Conversely, the story of how his left arm was destroyed and replaced with a red arm between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens is covered in a one-shot comic.
  • Pungeon Master: About 80% of his dialogue in Attack of the Clones consists of him making groan-inducing puns about the situation.
    C-3PO: (R2 drags his head to his body) Oh, I'm quite beside myself.
  • Secret-Keeper: He is one of the only characters who knew of Anakin and Padmé's secret marriage (and was one of only two attendants at their wedding, the other being R2-D2), knew of Padmé's pregnancy and the survival of Luke and Leia. However, at the end of Revenge of the Sith he gets his memory wiped to ensure he doesn't reveal any of this for the twins' protection.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Incidentally gets the least amount of screentime in the darkest theatrical film in the Canon.
  • SkeleBot 9000: The Phantom Menace depicts the unfinished Threepio as a "naked" skeleton with his "parts" showing, as Artoo quips. In Attack of the Clones his head is knocked off his body and briefly attached to that of a B1 battle droid.
  • Super Powered Robot Meter Maid: Zigzagged. His linguistic skills aren't really special for protocol droids, but given that he was made to be a housekeeping and general assistance bot, and that there are many other models of droid that Anakin could have built or salvaged for that purpose (like LEPs and DUMs, to name two), he seems rather overqualified for his intended role.

Tropes from the Original Trilogy

  • Art-Shifted Sequel: In Rebels, Threepio has an altered design from The Clone Wars; his head and eyes are smaller, the circular engraving on his chest is smaller and his shoulders are narrower.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Threepio is the big guy to Artoo's little guy.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Much of his banter with Artoo involves him switching to some of the alien languages he has under his belt.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is never safe from abuse in the Canon. Forms of abuse include R2 dragging him (sometimes literally) into various bizarre adventures, switching heads with a Battle Droid and suffering personality-takeover from his new body, being hit by a tram, teamed up with Jar Jar Binks, kidnapped and tortured by Cad Bane, kidnapped and sold by Jawas, getting his arm clubbed off by a Tusken Raider, being blasted apart on Bespin and then rebuilt the wrong way, becoming Jabba the Hutt's personal translator after learning what happened to his previous translator droid, getting one of his eyes chewed out by Salacious Crumb, etc.
  • The Cameo: Alongside R2-D2, C-3PO has a brief appearance in Rogue One as the characters leave the Rebel base.
  • Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: It's clear that without R2 around, C-3PO tends to end up being captured, partially disassembled or thrown on the scrap pile within a day.
  • Captain Ersatz: He and R2 were based in the peasants, Tahei and Matashichi from The Hidden Fortress.
  • Captain Obvious: C-3PO provides lines such as, "It's quite possible that this asteroid is not entirely stable."
  • Catchphrase: Always introduces himself (or tries to, at any rate) with, "I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations." Also says "We're doomed!" at least Once per Episode when faced with moments of great peril.
  • Characterization Marches On: A retroactive case. In A New Hope, C-3PO says, "I'm not much more than an interpreter, and not very good at telling stories." Either he was being modest, or he got better at it in the years between the two films (or actually had some stories to tell), because he does a gripping-enough Ewokese retelling of the trilogy so far (complete with sound effects!) that he gets the tribe to fight to the death on the side of the Alliance. It is probable that his storytelling skills suffered after being mind wiped. He saw the rise and fall of the Empire and Darth Vader, his original master and creator, but had all the interesting parts up from his mind to hide Leia and Luke. By the time of Return of the Jedi, he has a new set of interesting stories to tell.
    • Somewhat inverted in the case of his attitude towards travel via starships; in Revenge of the Sith Threepio pilots Padmé Amidala's personal ship quite competently, remarking "I think I'm beginning to get the hang of this flying business". But in A New Hope, when he and the rest of Luke Skywalker's group make a hasty escape from Mos Eisley Spaceport aboard the Millennium Falcon, Threepio exclaims: "I've forgotten how much I hate space travel!" As the protocol droid had suffered a mindwipe between Episodes 3 and 4, his capacity and comfort level for piloting spacecraft was most likely expunged.
  • The Comically Serious: While he's usually the comic relief, he often sees himself as an incredibly serious individual often panicking when the worst is about to happen.
  • Cowardly Sidekick: No Star Wars film goes without C-3PO saying "We're doomed!" at least once. And his face seems to be permanently stuck in the "We're doomed!" expression as well.
  • The Drag-Along: The heroes keep bringing him along, discovering that he's not much use in the current situation, and end up having to save him. He finally gets a payoff in Return of the Jedi when it turns out that speaking Ewok (and being gold-plated) is the difference between getting eaten and being worshiped.
  • Eye Lights Out: His eyes fade out if he loses consciousness, be that through running out of power, being shut down, or being blown to bits.
  • The Finicky One: The most neurotic and uptight perfectionist in the entire franchise and he's also pretty rational and intelligent for a hapless robot.
  • Flanderization: He becomes more cowardly, insecure and whiny in The Empire Strikes Back despite the fact that in A New Hope, he was much calmer and could be wily around the enemy. By the time of the Sequel Trilogy, however, he's become more level-headed as he was during A New Hope.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Downplayed, but he seems to be considered more of a hindrance or an annoyance to the main three than a friend. Even Artoo (apparently) finds him insufferable at times.
  • Glowing Mechanical Eyes: Unlike most such eyes, they're not very menacing. Maybe it's the little louvres.
  • God Guise: In Return of the Jedi, Threepio is mistaken for a god by the primitive Ewoks and, with a little help from Luke's Jedi powers, is able to command their respect and gain their support for the Rebellion.
  • Guile Hero: In spite of whiny and pretentious, he can be pretty wily on occasion. In A New Hope, he pulls a Bavarian Fire Drill and escapes being captured by Stormtroopers by asking politely to leave. In a deleted scene in The Empire Strikes Back, he tears down warning signs around Echo Base so Stormtroopers run headfirst into Wampas while the rebels try to escape. And finally, in Return of the Jedi, he pulls Look, a Distraction! so the Ewoks can mount an ambush.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He says he's not much of a storyteller, but his recounting of the story so far to the Ewoks was apparently good enough to convince the little furballs to throw themselves fully into the rebel cause. It paid off in that the Ewoks were a critical factor in the ground side portion of the Battle of Endor.
  • Honor Before Reason: This trait goes hand-in-hand with the rules of robotics and not fighting his programming. When he is initially worshiped as a god, he refuses to play into the deception because it would be unethical and goes against his programming. This infuriates Han who points out that they are going to be eaten if he doesn't try. Luke convinces him to make an attempt anyway, either indicating that he's very flexible in his programming or very loyal to his masters, or both.
  • If My Calculations Are Correct: C-3PO annoys Han Solo with his tendency to, for example, tell him the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: A bumbling servant full of helpful-but-useless advice.
  • The Load: Somewhat justified, however, in that he's freely admits he's "little more than an interpreter."
  • Losing Your Head: This happens to Threepio in Attack of the Clones and The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Made of Iron: Pun aside, he's surprisingly durable: Back in Attack of the Clones, he gets his head callously knocked off and accidentally hardwired onto a battle droid's body, but this has no adverse effect on his hardware in the long run, and Artoo is able to remove and rewire his head back to his normal body with a simple tool on hand. Back in The Clone Wars, he gets hit by a fast-moving tram without getting smashed to pieces. In The Empire Strikes Back, he gets blown to pieces by a laser blast, only to be assembled back together no worse for wear with no real tools on hand.
  • Moment Killer: He has a strong tendency to do this, particularly with Han and Leia. He interrupts their first kiss to report that he's found the backup power coupling in Empire; then in The Force Awakens, leans into the shot while they're having an emotional reunion just to say hi.
  • Nested Ownership: Anakin built him to help his mother, who was a slave at the time.
  • Nervous Wreck: There's hardly ever a time when he isn't worrying about what could go wrong in a situation. If ever something seems out of hand, chances are he'll have a pessimistic comment or two to dish out.
  • Never My Fault: After having a nasty argument with R2 and taking off on his own, he comes to the conclusion Artoo tricked him into it.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: The Noble Male to Artoo's Roguish Male, at least if their banter is to be believed—Threepio is refined and well-mannered to the point of neurosis, Artoo is laid-back, snarky and apparently has a rather dirty mouth.
  • Non-Action Guy: Since he is a just a protocol droid, he has no combat skills whatsoever, and would prefer to be nowhere near the action.
  • Omniglot: His primary function is as an interpreter, being fluent in over six million different forms of communication. This is initially a throwaway character trait just to get Luke's uncle Owen to buy him and thus become a part of Luke's life (and to interpret what R2-D2 is saying). It does eventually become important in Return of the Jedi, where he is seen as a god by the Ewoks and gets their support in defeating The Empire. By the time period of The Force Awakens, he is fluent in nearly seven million forms of communication.
  • Pet the Dog: He's shown comforting a distraught R2-D2 after the droid is forced to help the newly anointed Darth Vader.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Despite his cowardice, he's always eager to be of help in any capacity that doesn't involve getting shot at.
  • Refuge in Audacity: He manages to convince a squad of Imperial Soldiers in A New Hope that he and R2-D2 were just a pair of innocent droids taken hostage by Luke, Han and the others and thrown in a closet, and gets them to let them go. They were the droids that the Empire had been searching for the entire film.
  • Regular Character: In the foreword of the Star Wars novelization, George Lucas writes that his intention was for C-3P0 and R2-D2 to be The Ishmaels of the story, narrating the greater adventures of the galaxy at large and being present for almost every important event in the saga. Appropriately, they have appeared in every single theatrical film save Solo: A Star Wars Story; and for the sequences of The Force Awakens where they are not present, BB-8 is.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: He's bossy, conceited, and whiny, but also has a heart of gold.
  • Robot Buddy: Starts out as one to Luke; but the way things develop, he's usually teamed up with Leia.
  • Series Mascot: He and R2-D2 form a dual series mascot, second only to Darth Vader himself.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: C-3PO is very wordy. This is justified since he's a linguist and an interpreter.
  • The Smart Guy: He's able to interpret various codes and languages, and serves as a source of exposition.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His full name is sometimes spelled out phonetically as "See-Threepio".
  • Supporting Protagonist: The first third of A New Hope has C-3PO dragged along for the ride while R2-D2 sets out on his mission to deliver the Death Star plans to Obi-Wan.
  • Those Two Guys: Along with R2-D2 throughout the Canon.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He manages to catch a break in Return of the Jedi when he is worshiped as a god by the Ewoks and helps forge an alliance with them, resulting in a decisive Rebel victory against the Empire.
  • Translator Buddy: Threepio serves as this for Artoo, at least in the theatrical films. In The Clone Wars, more people seem to be able to understand "astromech babble" without needing this service.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Although he's constantly haranguing R2-D2, they're obviously friends and partners of long standing. Conversely, he seems to get along pretty well with BB-8.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He has a recurring discomfort with flying on starships throughout the Canon. Funnily enough, he says he's finally starting to get the hang of flying in Revenge of the Sith, and is even able to pilot a ship... before he gets his memory erased, that is.
  • With Friends Like These...: He's not really a lot of help, and has a tendency to lament how his "friends" tend to get involved in dangerous situations he'd really rather avoid.

Tropes from the Sequel Trilogy

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"If this mission fails, it was all for nothing. All we've done. All this time."

Having continued to serve Leia during her tenure as a New Republic senator, C-3PO joins her when she founds the Resistance against the First Order. Serving as Droid Communication Chief for the Resistance, C-3PO plays a vital role in the fight against the First Order.


  • Ascended Extra: In contrast to his diminished role in the Prequel Trilogy and especially Revenge of the Sith, his presence in The Force Awakens greatly overshadows R2-D2's — a first for the franchise. Downplayed in that he really doesn't do anything.
    • The Rise of Skywalker gives him much more screen time and importance to the plot then the previous films.
  • Converse with the Unconscious: Threepio is noted to talk to the unresponsive R2, as well as somehow manage to get into arguments with him.
  • Demoted to Extra: The Last Jedi reduced Threepio to "a table decoration" as his actor Anthony Daniels put it. He shows up a few times and contributes even less to the plot.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Eventually agrees to let the group subject him to a potentially permanent memory-wipe when it appears to be the only way to access a key translation in the forbidden Sith dialect that may be the only way for them to find where the returned Palpatine has hidden his Final Order fleet (although Artoo is later able to restore his memories from a relatively recent back-up).
  • If My Calculations Are Correct: He gets shushed by Poe while trying to talk about the odds of the Resistance finding another exit to the Crait base among its many winding tunnels.
  • Irony: In The Rise of Skywalker, Threepio - who has for decades been incapable of shutting up when anyone wants him to - is not allowed to use his translation abilities the one time they actually want him to. Everyone's aware of the irony, and they don't appreciate it one bit.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He undergoes one in The Rise of Skywalker. In order to translate a text in Sith Language that his programming prevents him from speaking, Threepio has to undergo a memory wipe. Fortunately, Artoo has his memories backup into his hard drive, allowing Threepio to regain them and reunite with his friends.
  • Moment Killer: Han and Leia are staring at each other, reunited for the first time in years... and C-3PO inserts himself between the two, apparently under the impression that Han had forgotten who he was.
  • No Doubt the Years Have Changed Me: Parodied when C-3PO meets Han for the first time in many years, and Threepio thinks Han might not recognize him with his new red arm. Han just glares at him, leading him to shut up and walk away.
  • Noodle Incident: He somehow lost his left arm and could only get it replaced with one of a different color.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When his memory is wiped to reboot him as a Sith language translator in The Rise of Skywalker, his eyes become red. Though in this case that absolutely doesn't mean he attacks people on sight, but he still has a deep and scary voice when translating the Sith message. Then he's rebooted back to normal, although without memories of his life and friends.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Tries fleeing during Poe's mutiny, since it's against his programming. He doesn't get far before Leia blasts the door down anyway.
  • Shout-Out: Threepio's red arm was a nod to Venom Snake from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, as Hideo Kojima and J. J. Abrams are friends in real life. Similarly, The Phantom Pain allows players to unlock a gold arm akin to Threepio's.
    • Which, if you're not aware of the shout-out, raises the question of why one of the most famous droids in the New Republic would have a damaged arm replaced with what appears to be whatever arm happened to be lying around.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: He is able to communicate with certain animals, inciting them to attack First Order troops.
  • The Spymaster: His main job for the Resistance is to manage the large number of droid spies and informants they have scattered throughout the galaxy. Thanks to his network, the Resistance learns about BB-8 being on Takodana and send forces there just in time to save the heroes from a First Order assault. Yes, the droid who in previous decades was subject to memory wipes because of his inability to keep a secret is now in charge of espionage for the Resistance. Must've gotten a programming upgrade.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He is now in charge of the Resistance's droid spies. His standalone comic also shows that he can be calm and decisive under pressure.
  • Tragic Keepsake: According to supplementary materials, the red arm Threepio sports in The Force Awakens is a memento of the sacrifice that Omri, a fellow droid, made. By the end of the movie, however, he's since re-obtained his gold arm.

    R2-D2 

R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo)

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"Beep-boop!"

Model: R2-series astromech droid

Portrayed by: Kenny Baker (1977-2015), Jimmy Vee (2017-)

R2-D2, pronounced Artoo-Detoo and often referred to as R2 (Artoo), was an R2 series astromech droid who aided the heroes with his superb mechanical skills and fighter pilot assistance. He formed an unlikely but enduring friendship with the fussy protocol droid C-3PO. R2 had masculine programming, so he wouldn't be addressed as 'it'. Originally part of the squad of astromechs tending to the Naboo Royal Palace's hangar, he was instrumental in Queen Padmé Amidala's escape when Naboo was conquered. When Anakin Skywalker became a Jedi Knight, Padmé gave R2 to Anakin and the astromech droid served loyally on the front lines throughout the Clone Wars, even being involved in his own secret mission to recover a Separatist decoding chip. Alongside C-3PO, he was given to Senator Bail Organa and came to serve first Leia Organa and then Luke Skywalker, serving as the young Jedi's astromech much as he had done for Anakin before the senior Skywalker's fall to the Dark Side.


Tropes from the Prequel Trilogy

  • Badass Adorable: He is a very adorable astromech droid that is very intelligent and skilled to the point where you should not mess with him. In The Phantom Menace, he manages to repair the Naboo royal starship's shield generator while all the other astromechs get blasted away in the vacuum of space. In The Clone Wars, he set a Separatist astromech droid called R3-S6 on fire and sent him hurtling to a flaming, explosive doom. In Revenge of the Sith, he destroys two Super Battle Droids by spraying them with oil and firing his thrusters.
  • Been There, Shaped History: He was involved in the key moments of the galactic history in the Canon during the events of The Phantom Menace and onward. Since his memories weren't wiped like C-3PO's, he can remember everything that's happened in the theatrical films and The Clone Wars and has worked with (or against) every major figure in the Canon. And despite all this, he probably doesn't show up in any holo histories because nearly everyone outside of the circle of heroes views him as just another astromech droid.
  • Beneath Notice: Throughout his entire lifespan, he has repeatedly put a wrench in villains' plans (and helped the heroes in their darkest hours) just from the fact that they pass him off as just another astromech droid and underestimate him. Rule of thumb: if Artoo is along for the ride, chances are that he's going to prove helpful at some point, even if he doesn't have a heavy presence in the story he's in.
    • In The Clone Wars episode "A Friend in Need", Death Watch assigned him to droid maintenance duty, only for him to gain the droids' gratitude and make an army to use against Death Watch to help him save Ahsoka and Lux.
    • During the Zygerrian Slavers arc in The Clone Wars, he was the only one of the heroes to not be taken into slavery. He disappeared in the last act of "Slaves of the Republic" and didn't show up again until the first act of "Escape from Kadavo" to help Anakin escape from his captors.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: R2 can only speak in "astromech babble", an arrach of mechanical chirps, whistles, warbles and beeps. So, it's very hard to understand what he's saying - fortunately, C-3PO can understand "astromech babble" and can translate for us. The Sequel Trilogy reveals that Luke can understand this too.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: If you listen closely when he beeps, R2 sometimes makes a robotic version of blowing a raspberry while bickering with other characters, especially C-3PO.
  • Break the Cutie: He ends up assisting Anakin in both the attack on the Jedi Temple and the assassination of the Separatist leaders, which he is clearly distraught by if his conversation with C-3PO is of any indication.
  • Can't Use Stairs: Attack of the Clones shows R2-D2 getting slowed down by Naboo city steps, but he still manages to keep up with the humans.
  • Captain Ersatz: He and C3PO were based on the peasants, Tahei and Matashichi from The Hidden Fortress.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He gets an episode of focus in The Clone Wars Once a Season, either on his own or with C-3PO.
  • Do-Anything Robot: The whole reason for being for astromech droids like R2-D2; to be droid repairmen with a host of tools integrated into their body. Their strongest forte in that purview is aboard spacecraft (hence astro-mech).
  • Dub Name Change: The Italian dub of the movies renamed him to C1-P8, as the entire R2 series was remamed as C-series droids (years before this kind of droid, such as Chopper, were introduced into canon).
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted in "Point of No Return" in that said sacrifice didn't completely destroy him. He stays behind on a Republic cruiser filled with enough explosives to blow up a gathering of the Republic fleet to prematurely detonate it from afar (according to the Super Tactical Droid in charge of the attack, the countdown couldn't be stopped once it started). He barely survived this explosion, with his body badly damaged to the point that he was shut down, and all it took to get him up and running again were a salvage crew and a repair job.
  • Made of Iron: In The Clone Wars, he survives (point-blank) an explosion intended to blow up a Republic fleet gathering, with only his outer body damaged.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Briefly. He ran at least two missions with a Sith Lord, staying by Darth Vader without complaint as he massacred both the Jedi Temple and the Separatist hideout on Mustafar. Granted, as soon as Obi-Wan and Padmé landed, he had a way out and didn't look back.
  • The Only One: As the protagonists are trying to escape the Trade Federation blockade in The Phantom Menace, all the other astromech droids are blasted away by laser fire, leaving R2 to repair the shield generator alone. It's just the first of many times he saves the day.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is a small astromech droid that shouldn’t be messed with by anyone. In Revenge of the Sith, he proves that he can take care of two Super Battle Droids that are twice his size with some oil and flame thrusters.
  • Secret-Keeper: He is one of the few characters who is privy to Anakin and Padmé's Secret Relationship (along with C-3PO, he was one of the only two attendants at their wedding) and also knows the truth about Luke and Leia. Unlike C-3PO, he doesn't get his memory wiped and still never says a word about any of this for decades.

Tropes from the Original Trilogy

  • Art-Shifted Sequel: Artoo's design in Rebels is altered slightly from his design in The Clone Wars; in the former it's closer to his appearance in the films. The blue panels on the front of his body have softer edges, he has more lines and panels on his body and they are colored blue instead of white.
  • Beneath Notice: Throughout his entire lifespan, he has repeatedly put a wrench in villains' plans (and helped the heroes in their darkest hours) just from the fact that they pass him off as just another astromech droid and underestimate him. Rule of thumb: if Artoo is along for the ride, chances are that he's going to prove helpful at some point, even if he doesn't have a heavy presence in the story he's in.
    • In Return of the Jedi, nobody on Jabba's payroll bothered to check if he was carrying something that might prove useful to the heroes, as he had smuggled Luke's lightsaber in as part of his elaborate gambit to rescue Han. No one noticed him slip away onto the barge's flight deck to get in position to deliver it, either.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He saved the heroes more times that he could count. This includes saving them just before the trash compactor crushed them, leading them to safety in Cloud City by unlocking the door to the landing platform, then uses his fire extinguisher as a smoke screen to cover their escape, fixed the Falcon's hyperdrive right before the Imperials lock on with a tractor beam and gives Luke his new lightsaber during the battle against Jabba. He also does this many times in the Prequel Trilogy and The Clone Wars.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The little guy to C-3PO's big guy.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: R2 can only speak in "astromech babble", an arrach of mechanical chirps, whistles, warbles and beeps. So, it's very hard to understand what he's saying.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: If you listen closely when he beeps, R2 sometimes makes a robotic version of blowing a raspberry while bickering with other characters, especially C-3PO.
  • Breakout Character: R2-D2 is perhaps one of the most merchandisable and popular characters from the Original Trilogy.
  • The Cameo: Alongside C-3PO, R2-D2 has a brief appearance in Rogue One as the characters leave the Rebel base.
  • Child-Like Voice: R2-D2's signature "astromech babble" was created by sound designer Ben Burtt making baby noises and putting them through a synthesizer. This could be said to emphasize R2-D2's kid appeal, eccentricity, and curiosity, despite being older than his companion C-3PO.
  • Cute Machines: He's small, adorable, plucky, and confident.
  • The Gadfly: To C-3PO, and Colonel Gascon during the D-Squad arc. He really likes to mess with those that have big egos.
  • Guy in Back: R2-D2 serves as such during the Space Battles in The Phantom Menace, Revenge of the Sith, and A New Hope. To add to the drama, he is badly damaged during the final trench run in A New Hope.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: R2-D2, particularly if viewed as specifically C-3PO's sidekick, is far more useful in the heat of the action than Threepio, and is shown a number of times to be particularly brave and determined. Even viewed as the sidekick to the heroes as a whole, R2's ability to save the day either by hacking the operating systems around him or fixing mechanical problems on the heroes' ships makes him probably the most valuable member of the team besides Luke.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: He shares this role with C-3PO in the Original Trilogy, by virtue of being small, cute and plucky.
  • Narrator All Along: Animation director Rob Coleman says that George Lucas told him that the Opening Scroll to each movie is actually R2D2 explaining the story to the keeper of The Journal of The Wills 100 years after Return of the Jedi.
  • The Navigator: One of Artoo's functions as an astromech droid is to calculate hyperspace jumps using coordinates he's stored for the ship he's plugged into.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: The Roguish Male to Threepio's Noble Male, at least if their banter is to be believed—Threepio is refined and well-mannered to the point of neurosis, Artoo is laid-back, snarky and apparently has a rather dirty mouth.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Serves as a beeping Robot Buddy for Luke in the original trilogy and Anakin in the prequels.
  • Only Sane Man: R2-D2 seems to cater to this, especially considering he never had his memory wiped and is fully aware of everything that has taken place since The Phantom Menace.
  • Plot Coupon: The Death Star plans and a message from Princess Leia he carries in A New Hope.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Less so than C-3PO, but still, he's good for breaking tension.
  • Robot Buddy: Has a seemingly endless supply of gadgets for every conceivable task.
  • The Scream: R2 has his own distinctive robotic scream. UWAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOO!!!
  • Secret-Keeper: He's the only hero who knows the events from every era, being featured in all nine main films so far and appearing in most spinoffs. Threepio has the same attendance record but got his memory wiped in between the prequels and originals. In particular, he hides the truth of Luke and Leia's parentage and relationship from them so that Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Bail's plan can succeed. He also hides the truth about Anakin from Ahsoka after she joins the Rebellion.
  • Shock and Awe: Though hardly built for combat, his electro-welder can be used as a pretty effective makeshift taser, and he does so repeatedly throughout his appearances in The Clone Wars.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns:
    • In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke and Artoo go to Cloud City to rescue the others. When Luke enters a room to have a dramatic confrontation with Darth Vader, Artoo gets locked out.
    • Anakin orders Artoo to stay with his ship on Mustafar as he makes his way to slaughter the Separatist leaders and duel Obi-Wan to the death in Revenge of the Sith.
  • Silent Snarker: Artoo, judging by C-3PO's reactions to what he's saying, is quite the Deadpan Snarker.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: If Threepio is anything to go by, Artoo can have quite a dirty mouth... er... vocoder. The fact all of his speech is rendered in beeps has certainly lent itself to Memetic Mutation in this regard, though not without precedent.
    0-0-0: My, what language. He certainly is a foul-mouthed little astromech.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the one to provide technological assistance when the heroes need it, whether it be hacking computer systems, repairing starships, or keeping his masters' starships flying.
  • Smart People Play Chess: R2 is shown playing chess against Chewbacca in A New Hope. After Han tells them what Wookiees do to others when they lose, Threepio suggests he should let Chewie win.
  • Super Toughness: In A New Hope, R2 takes a direct hit from a TIE fighter laser and lives to tell the tale, despite getting some clearly visible (but repairable) damage from it. The same thing happens again in Return of the Jedi, once again surviving a laser blast while trying to open the blast doors to the Death Star shield generator bunker.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Like Threepio, his full name is sometimes written as "Artoo-Detoo". And in Latin America, he's sometimes referred to as "Arturito" (Little Arthur) among fans, due to the similar pronunciation.
  • Supporting Protagonist: The first third of A New Hope focuses mainly on his attempts to deliver Princess Leia's message to Obi-Wan before he ends up in Luke's ownership.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: He has tons of hidden gadgets built inside him, including rocket boosters, a taser, several pointy manipulator arms, a sawblade, etc.
  • Those Two Guys: With C-3PO, and they are always very happy to see each other after any time they get separated.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the main heroes, specifically the Skywalkers. Luke's disappearance in The Force Awakens puts him in a Heroic BSoD.
  • The Unintelligible: He communicates through beeps and whistles. Though C-3PO is usually there to interpret for him, others are able to get the gist of what he's saying through his abundant personality alone.
  • Unreliable Narrator: George Lucas has said (occasionally) that the movies are the story as told by R2-D2 to an alien race. This probably explains why he gets a lot more heroic moments in scenes where he's alone.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With C-3PO. Despite their bickering, they are always very concerned about each other's safety. The sequel trilogy hammers this home - C3PO's first words to R2 are to say how much he "missed" him.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Mostly averted by his close friends who treat him more than just an astro-droid. Played straight with other characters. Obi-Wan Kenobi views droids as just machines, although R2 seems to be an exception if the novel of A New Hope is to be believed.

Tropes from the Sequel Trilogy

  • Chekhov M.I.A.: In a sense in The Force Awakens. Yes, he is physically present, but he shut himself off for most of the film and only reactivates near the end just in time to reveal that he already got most of the map on Luke's whereabouts.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: He apparently lets a big one loose on Luke in The Last Jedi, who chides him for doing it on a sacred planet.
    Luke Skywalker: Hey, sacred island; watch the language!
  • Crazy-Prepared: Keeps a backup of Threepio's memories just in case. Comes in handy when Threepio gets all of his memories wiped in Rise of Skywalker.
  • Demoted to Extra: R2-D2 is only shown in the latter half of The Force Awakens and spends nearly all of his screen time in "low-power mode", but holds the key to finding Luke: the rest of the map. He has a slightly bigger role in The Last Jedi however. It's him who convinces Luke to train Rey by showing him the old hologram of Leia calling for Obi-Wan Kenobi's help, and he helps Rey and Chewbacca onboard the Millennium Falcon during the battle of Crait. He gets put back on the shelf a bit in Rise of Skywalker, but is the one who restores 3PO's memories and actually replaces BB-8 in Poe's X-Wing during the Battle of Exegol due to the latter being with Finn on the ground mission.
  • Good Old Robot: Artoo's over seventy years old, he's kept around because of his connection to Luke. However, it's noted that even if he wasn't in his "coma" he'd still be showing his age, and be outpaced by newer, more advanced models of astromech droid.
  • Heroic BSoD: One bordering on Despair Event Horizon in The Force Awakens. After Ben Solo's betrayal and Luke's departure, R2-D2 essentially shut down and hasn't spoken with anyone in years. He ultimately gets over it by the end of the film. Assuming his "shutdown" wasn't planned by him and Luke to make sure that Luke was never found.
  • Morality Pet: Even in the depths of his Took a Level in Jerkass tendencies, Luke still remains very friendly with R2-D2.
  • Plot Coupon: Like in the Original Trilogy, he's carrying a hologram needed to advance the plot.
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • Without his timely reactivation in The Force Awakens, the Resistance would never have found Luke.
    • To boot, if he hadn't tagged along on the trip to find Luke in The Last Jedi, then Rey (and Yoda) never could've convinced him to join the fight.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Supplemental materials state R2's fame is all that's saving him from being melted down to save resources.

    Lando Calrissian 

Baron Landonis Balthazar "Lando" Calrissian III

Species: Human

Homeworld: Socorro

Portrayed by: Billy Dee Williams (Original Trilogy, Rebels, The Rise of Skywalker), Donald Glover (Solo)
Voiced by (English): Billy Dee Williams (most video games), Chris Jai Alex (young Lando, Battlefront II (2017))
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish dub): Arturo Mercado (Both dubs of The Empire Strikes Back and redub of Return of the Jedi), José Archimides (Return of the Jedi, first dub), Víctor Covarrubias (The Rise of Skywalker), Erick Selim (Young, Solo), Idzi Dutkiewicz (Rebels)
Voiced by (European Spanish dub): Francisco Garriga (The Empire Strikes Back), Miquel Cors (Return of the Jedi), Iñaki Crespo (Rebels), Juan Amador Pulido (Solo)
Voiced by (Japanese dub): Norio Wakamoto (current), Gotaro Tsunashima (Solo)
Voiced by (French dub): Jean Roche (Original Trilogy), Mohad Sanou (Solo), Philippe Allard (Rebels)
Voiced by (Brazilian dub): André Filho (Original Trilogy, first dub), Júlio Chaves (Original Trilogy, second and third dub, cartoons, Sequel Trilogy), Gabriel Noya (Solo)

Once a famed smuggler and outlaw, Lando Calrissian moved on to the life of a card shark and sportsman, travelling the galaxy aboard his luxurious starship, the Millennium Falcon. Nonetheless, he was drawn back into the criminal underworld for one last job by Qi'ra, Tobias Beckett and Han Solo, who requested his aid in stealing a large shipment of raw hyperfuel from the mines of Kessel. Years after his adventures with Han, Lando became Baron-Administrator of Cloud City on Bespin, doing his best to govern the tibanna gas mining colony and keep it out of the Galactic Civil War. He reluctantly betrayed Han to protect the city from the Empire, but redeemed himself by joining the rebellion and helping rescue his old friend, eventually rising to the rank of General in the Rebel Alliance.


Tropes from the Solo Era

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"Everything you've heard about me is true."

  • Agent Peacock: Downplayed. He's always dressed in stylish and colourful outfits and rather flamboyant, and he can kick ass too, though he'd rather stay out of the fighting if he can. Not only that, but he completely freaks out when Qi'ra tries to use one of his capes to put out a fire. However, he really starts fighting back on Kessel when Pyke syndicate mooks damage the Falcon and he runs straight into the thick of combat to rescue L3 when she's shot.
  • Anything That Moves: According to Word of Gay, his taste includes men, women, aliens, and L3, a robot. He spends a good chunk of the movie flirting with Han.
  • Awesome McCoolname: A deleted scene that was confirmed to still be canon reveals that his full name is "Landonis Balthazar Calrissian III."
  • Badass Boast: Upon meeting Han for the first time:
    Han Solo: I heard a story about you; I was wondering if it's true.
    Lando Calrissian: Everything you have heard about me is true.
  • Badass Cape: He has a wardrobe on the Falcon that is filled entirely with capes.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a large fur mantle at times.
  • Butt-Monkey: Joining the heist on Kessel brings him much trouble. It includes having his ship turned into a "pile of junk" in the Kessel Run, watching Qi'ra trying to smother a fire with one of his pricey and fashionable capes, losing L3-37, and not getting any money from the job, ultimately. And, last but not least, he gets his comeuppance for all his cheating, losing his ship in a Sabacc game against Han.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Cheating at Sabacc paid off for quite some time for him... until he met Han Solo. In the last scene of Solo, Han steals the card he kept up his sleeve, and wins the Millennium Falcon fair and square in their second Sabacc duel.
  • Cool Starship: During the events of Solo, he still owns the Millennium Falcon and has made various modifications to it to make it even cooler. He is not pleased when the ship gets trashed during the Kessel run and he loses it to Han by the end.
  • Curse Cut Short: After the Falcon's engines suddenly fail while next to the Maw but before they kick back in.
    Lando: Ohhh, sh
  • The Dandy: He always strives to look fashionable, and has an enormous amount of capes in his closet. When Qi'ra uses one to put out a fire, he immediately starts protesting that it's "custom ordered!"
  • Everyone Has Standards: A cheater he may be, but Lando mutters that mining operations are the worst when they arrive at Kessel.
  • Fixing the Game: He cheats at Sabacc.
  • The Gambler: He is an avid Sabacc player. It's a card game that's quite popular throughout the galaxy. Although he's quite the cheater.
  • "Good Luck" Gesture: Lando and L3 exchange one before jumping to hyperspace for Kessel. It comes off as a pre-flight ritual that the duo has done many times.
  • Guns Akimbo: Briefly (but effectively) wields two blasters during the escape from Kessel.
  • Heroic BSoD: He goes into a brief one after L3-37 dies and he is shot in the arm trying to save her. He's left holding her, sobbing and telling her it'll be okay. However, he actually allows Han to pilot the Millennium Falcon because he knows he's in no state to do it himself, and doesn't let himself be overwhelmed by grief during the Kessel Run.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: He and L3 bicker and banter constantly, in a good-humored way that reinforces their clearly close-knit bonds.
  • Lovable Rogue: Yeah, he'll lie and cheat, but he’s just so damn charming!
  • Malicious Misnaming: In the form of an In-Joke. Billy Dee Williams tended to mispronounce Han's name with a hard-A in the original trilogy. Solo implies that this is actually something of a nickname: originally, Lando starts doing it to condescend to Han when, while trying to hustle him, Solo intentionally mispronounces "sabacc" the same way. When he sees how much it bugs Han, it sticks.
  • Momma's Boy: Type 1. He tells Han that although he wasn't very close to his father growing up, his mother was "the most amazing woman" he'd ever known.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: A few of his capes are rather fancy looking (including one that was "custom ordered") and he's got enough of them to almost rival Padmé Amidala's wardrobe.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: He pauses between words when saying "Everything you heard about me is true."
  • Robosexual: If there's any truth in what L3-37 says about Lando, that is...
  • Robosexuals Are Creeps: Qi'ra is noticeably unnerved by Lando and L3-37's relationship, particularly when L3-37 says their relationship "works."
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Well, when somebody trashes your most prized possession, Lando's of course being the Millennium Falcon, you'd be a little eager to leave, too.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Let's just say that his relationship with Han Solo was... a little rocky in the beginning.
    Lando: (seeing the damage Han has done to his beloved Falcon) I hate you.
    Han: I know.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: Billy Dee Williams being evidently too old to play a younger version of Lando, the character is played by Donald Glover. Interestingly, Alden Ehrenreich's and Donald Glover's respective ages are consistent with the respective ages of Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams.

Tropes from the Original Trilogy Era

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"Yeah, I'm responsible these days. It's the price you pay for being successful."

  • Ace Pilot: His skills at flying rival Han's, as seen during the Battle of Endor, particularly the flight through the Death Star in the Millennium Falcon which even smaller starfighters had trouble doing.
  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: He notably says Han with a noticeable emphasis on the A of his name. While this was genuinely how Billy Dee pronounced the name, Solo mends this to be a very deliberate action on his part.
  • Anti-Villain: The only reason he cooperates with Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back is to ensure the safety of the people of Cloud City. He eventually gets out of this and becomes a hero once he figures out that Darth Vader is lousy at keeping his end of the bargain.
  • The Atoner: He joins the Rebellion due to his guilt over selling out Han.
  • Badass Cape: His Cloud City outfit and his Rebel uniform.
  • Benevolent Boss: As the Baron-Administrator of Cloud City, Lando's number one priority is the workers and citizens who live there. When funds are running short, he uses his own personal stash of credits that he was holding back just in case he needed an escape plan from the job to pay the miner's wages.
  • The Charmer: Despite him being known to be a bit of a jerk, he's got a way with words that make it hard for many to not listen to what he's saying.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He flirts with every lady he meets (including Sabine), but is also polite. Not that they seem into him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He is especially good with mixing this with Condescending Compassion, much to Ezra's chagrin.
  • Deal with the Devil: He gets forced into one with Vader to keep the people of Cloud City safe.
  • Default to Good: Lando ran Cloud City, which didn't fall into Imperial jurisdiction at first. Only after making the deal and seeing how horrible the Empire was did Lando join the Rebel Alliance.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Never thought that Vader would alter the deal after getting what he wants.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Subverted. He rarely carries a gun and tells people who ask about it that he thinks blasters are "for people with no imagination" — but it's all a bluff. He'll happily shoot people if the situation calls for it; he just likes having people think he won't so that they underestimate him.
  • Fire-Forged Friendship: While tensions between him and the main cast were initially tense and uneasy due to his betrayal, he eventually gets his own rather strong bind after he works to redeem himself.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • As far as his appearance in Rebels goes. He ends up pissing off nearly the entire Ghost crew in one way or another and manages to con his way out of paying them aside from a fuel canister he let Chopper steal. The only reason they didn't trade him off to Azmorigan is because Hera wouldn't allow it. He did at least return Chopper, though, and wrote off the fuel drum they stole from him as "payment" for their services.
    • He's this with the rebels for obvious reasons in The Empire Strikes Back. Chewbacca is ready to crush Lando's windpipe (with Leia coldly supporting it) until he points out he can save Han. After he makes good of his word in Return of the Jedi however, he seems to be on better grounds and averts this trope completely.
  • Frontline General: He makes general in Return of the Jedi and leads Gold Flight during the attack on the Death Star II. Applies to on-foot combat too, as evidenced by the one-man spree of destruction he wreaks on the Imperial weapons factory on Sullust in Battlefront 2.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's quite smart both business wise and socially speaking, and he's been proven to kick ass in a fight if needed.
  • "Good Luck" Gesture: Lando gives one to Han after his friend lends him the Falcon for the assault on Death Star II in Return of the Jedi. This scene has added poignancy after seeing that Lando and L3 often shared that salute as well in Solo.
  • Groin Attack: He suffers a brutal one from Hera in "Idiot's Array" after he neglected to mention that his plan involved him faking selling her into slavery. He speaks with an Instant Soprano for a few lines afterward.
  • Guile Hero: While he is more than capable of shooting his way out of a situation, Lando would rather charm his way out or stall a dangerous situation until he can find an angle to exploit and even the odds. He later admits that he has absolutely no issue with solving a problem with his blaster, he simply likes to claim that he isn't very good with one to cause his opponents to underestimate him.
    Lando: I fight my own way. With this. [points to his head] Blasters are for suckers. People with no imagination.
  • Intrepid Merchant: He is willing to run an Imperial Naval blockade to set up a mining operation after all.
  • I Let You Win: He knew that Chopper stole some fuel and supplies from him in the scuffle on Lothal. He was perfectly okay with it because he considered it his way of paying the crew for their service (instead of actually paying them).
  • Loveable Rogue: Particularly in his Rebels appearance: he may be a conman and smuggler, but he's got style.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He won't hesitate to flirt with anyone that catches his eye, and he's so suave and charming, his attempts at flirtation usually pay off.
  • The Mole: In Return of the Jedi, he disguises himself as one of Jabba's guards, and ends up being crucial in the skirmish over the Great Pit of Carkoon.
  • Nerves of Steel: He's one of the few people that can talk back to Vader a couple of times despite knowing how powerful the Sith happens to be, even if Vader intimidates him to compliance, the fact he's able to openly criticize Vader's approach at all takes guts.
  • Neutral No Longer: Cloud City was a Neutral territory, but after the events of Empire Strikes Back he and the city join the rebellion.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Whatever happened between him and Han Solo. As Han puts it:
      Han: Well, that was a long time ago; I'm sure he's forgotten about that. I hope.
    • What got him promoted to General by the time of Return of the Jedi.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: During one of his heists, he claims that he doesn't know how to use a blaster. He's lying.
  • Oh, Crap!: He gets a fantastic look of horror on his face when he realizes that not only are the second Death Star's shields still up, there is an Imperial fleet nearby as well. Later has another moment when the Death Star opens fire and destroys a Rebel ship.
    "How can they be jamming us if they don't know... (pause as the full weight of the realization hits him) ...that we're coming?"
    • Not much longer after that...
    "That blast came from the Death Star! That thing's operational!!!
    • He has a smaller version of this earlier in the movie when he's grabbed by the Sarlacc and realizes that Han who is still essentially blind is going to try and save him by shooting the tentacle. Luckily, Han hits his target without any misfortune.
  • Older and Wiser: Technically inverted since Solo was released after the original trilogy, but Lando in The Empire Strikes Back is a far better man than he was in Solo or Rebels.
  • Professional Gambler: When Han describes him to Leia, he specifically mentions that Lando is a card player and gambler. We see him win a game of sabacc against an otherwise-unbeatable hand in Rebels and the only reason Han beats him when they play for the Falcon in Solo is because they forced Lando to play fair.
  • Prospector: In Rebels, Lando's trying his hand at some wildcat mining on Lothal; something the Empire doesn't approve of.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As Han and himself note, he's much more responsible by the time he's put in charge of Cloud City, and he does all he can to make sure the citizens remain safe when the Empire occupies it. He even tries to help Chewie, Luke, Leia and 3P0 and Artoo to the best of his abilities. He's also a very intuitive leader when he joins the Rebel Alliance.
  • Reformed Criminal: He went from being a smuggler like Han to the leading figure of a major city.
  • Regretful Traitor: When the Empire arrives in Cloud City, Lando is forced to betray Han, Leia, and Chewie by setting them up to be captured. But when is Han frozen in carbonite (and handed over to Boba Fett), that proves to be the tipping point. He later makes up for what he did by giving Leia and Chewie time to escape.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: The sharpest in the galaxy. He dresses way more stylishly than anybody else in the Original Trilogy. This even carries over to his Rebel uniform, which has a cape.
  • Sixth Ranger: He starts off as a Sixth Ranger Traitor, but becomes this later on.
  • Sniper Pistol: Quite literally, with his Weapon of Choice being the scoped X-8 Night Sniper blaster pistol.
  • The Social Expert: Unlike Han, who's a bit too unreliable and bullheaded to not get himself in trouble, Lando is fantastic at recognizing what people want or need and capitalizing on it, which means he's typically pretty good at finding himself in situations where he wins.
  • The Stool Pigeon: He made a deal to keep the Empire out of Cloud City, and that led to Han's capture.
  • Supporting Leader: He leads the assault on the Death Star in Return of the Jedi.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Han himself. Lando's appearance was calculated to replace Harrison Ford should he choose not to return. As it turned out, Lando still ended up piloting the Falcon into another Death Star.
  • Talking Your Way Out: Although he's an excellent shot with a blaster, Lando much prefers to talk things out and avoid needless violence.
  • Token Minority: Lando was the only major black character until the Prequel Trilogy was released.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: His appearance in Rebels depicts him during his smuggling days as a manipulative jerk, contrasting from the more heroic Lando in the original trilogy.
  • Vitriolic Best Friends: He won't hesitate to snark or take a jab at Han, which he does in turn, but when it comes down to it, the two trust each other very much and won't hesitate to cover the other's back.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: His protest when Vader orders Leia and Chewie detained in Cloud City. Vader's response: "I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further."

Tropes from the Sequel Trilogy Era

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"But there are more of us Poe. There are more of us."

"We had each other. That's how we won."

Following the liberation of Bespin, Lando stepped down as Baron-Administrator and started Calrissian Enterprises, which specialized in the manufacturing of droids. He later helped Luke search for the Sith assassin Ochi of Bestoon, but gave up the search and settled on Pasaana as a hermit to bury the memory of his lost family. Years later, Lando aids the Resistance in their last stand against the First Order.


  • Ace Pilot: Lando may have claimed his flying days are over, but he still remains one of the best starfighters around.
  • All There in the Manual: The supplementary material reveals that Lando has a daughter who was kidnapped by unknown culprits in 15 ABY when she was only 2 years old. In time, he learned that the First Order was behind the kidnapping.
  • Ambiguously Related: To Jannah. The Visual Dictionary for The Rise of Skywalker mentions he had a daughter who was kidnapped by the First Order as a toddler, in 15 ABY. Jannah is an ex-stormtrooper who was taken by the First Order as a child; according to the Visual Dictionary she's in her early twenties in 35 ABY, so the timelines match up. At the end of the film, Jannah mentions she has no idea who she is and Lando smiles and says "Let's find out", though it's never made explicit that she might be his daughter.
  • Back for the Finale: Moviewise, he reappeared in The Rise of Skywalker, the Grand Finale of the Skywalker Saga, after being absent from the first two Sequel Trilogy films.
  • Badass Cape: He wears a nice black one with a blue underlining and a high collar.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the closing moments of The Rise of Skywalker, just when everything seems bleakest and even Poe Dameron has given up all hope, Lando and Chewie show up in the Millennium Falcon, leading a whole goddamn armada of ships to thwart the Final Order and save the galaxy's bacon.
  • Black Guy Dies First: Subverted. In the new Sequel Trilogy, it is the Black Lando who outlives Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa-Solo, making him the last survivor of the humanoid protagonists of the Original Trilogy.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Even though the Resistance had sent out a desperate plea to rally forces against the First Order, this was shown as largely ineffectual to which no one was reported as joining their forces. However, Lando somehow managed to rally an entire fleet of his own to join the Resistance off-screen to follow him into a battle against a planet destroying fleet led by Palpatine.
  • The Bus Came Back: He didn't show up (and wasn't even mentioned) in either The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi, but eventually returned for The Rise of Skywalker. Justified as the guy had become a hermit like Luke.
  • Call-Back: His outfit is reminiscent of the one he wore decades back in Solo.
  • Classy Cane: In his old age, Lando has taken to carrying a gilded cane with his full name and title engraved on the pommel. The cane even resembles Cloud City.
  • Cool Old Guy: He may be older now, but he's lost none of his previous charm and piloting skills, and is still a great shot.
  • Demoted to Extra: Lando has the least focus and screentime of the original cast, not even being mentioned by name (let alone appearing) until The Rise of Skywalker, but even then, he has far less to contribute than Han, Luke, Leia or Chewbacca.
  • Honorary Uncle: He was this to Ben Solo. It's revealed in Last Shot that little Ben even used to call him 'Unca Wanwo'. Lando, for his part, was clearly very fond of Ben as well, nicknaming him "little starfighter".
  • Interspecies Romance: He had one with Kaasha Bateen, a Twi'lek.
  • Ladykiller in Love: During his smuggling days he met the Twi'lek strategist Kaasha Bateen while supplying a rebel group. They had a brief fling, and Lando could never get her out of his head. When they met again a few years after the Battle of Endor, they start a relationship.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Lando using his considerable charisma, reputation, leadership talent and cunning to convince and rally a massive armada of ships to take on Palpatine's powerful fleet could make for its own movie.
  • Refusal of the Call: Lando initially declines Poe's offer to join the Resistance, stating that his flying days are over. After receiving news of Leia's death however, he changes his mind.
  • Supporting Leader: He gathers and leads the improvised starfleet against Palpatine's Final Order destroyers.

Alternative Title(s): Star Wars Chewbacca Character Sheet, Star Wars Lando Calrissian Character Sheet

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