The Star Wars saga is plagued with plot holes, and never simply the sequel trilogy. One which has bugged followers for years is why R2-D2 by no means informed Luke Skywalker that Darth Vader was his father – but it surely’s really potential that the beloved robotic didn’t know that Anakin Skywalker grew to become the dreaded and highly effective Sith lord. R2-D2, together with the unique trio, his loyal buddy C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader, was launched within the movie now often known as Star Wars: A New Hope again in 1977, and is among the few characters that appeared in all movies from the Skywalker saga.
Because the Star Wars universe expanded with a prequel trilogy between 1999 and 2005, and later with a sequel trilogy following Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, a number of the questions left by the unique movies had been answered, others had been ignored, and extra plot holes had been created. One of many mysteries from the unique trilogy that was fueled by the prequels is why R2-D2 by no means informed Luke that Darth Vader was his father, as he really knew Anakin Skywalker and witnessed his flip to the darkish aspect.
This query hasn’t been addressed by George Lucas, and Mark Hamill doesn’t have a solution both, however what if R2-D2 didn’t know the actual identification of Darth Vader?
R2-D2 served Queen Amidala and later Anakin Skywalker, accompanied by C-3PO. Not like the golden protocol droid, R2-D2 by no means had a full reminiscence wipe, so he was properly conscious of all occasions that occurred round him. On the finish of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, C-3PO’s reminiscence was wiped, permitting him a contemporary begin by the point A New Hope begins, however R2-D2’s reminiscences remained intact, which is why many followers surprise why he didn’t inform Luke the reality about his household historical past, however he may need not achieved that as a result of he didn’t even find out about it.
Although R2-D2 was by Anakin’s aspect by way of his transformation from Jedi to Sith and accompanied him to Mustafar, he was ordered by Anakin to stick with the ship, so he didn’t witness his battle with Obi-Wan. When all that was over, he went again to the ship with Obi-Wan, and there’s nothing that means he discovered that Anakin survived – in any case, at that time, Obi-Wan thought Anakin was useless. R2-D2 was current when Padmé gave delivery to Leia and Luke, so he knew Luke was Anakin’s son – however what he didn’t know was that Anakin grew to become Darth Vader. Along with that, Anakin’s fall was absolutely a painful occasion in R2-D2’s life, one which he undoubtedly wouldn’t like to recollect and even discuss. Whether or not R2-D2 actually wasn’t conscious of Anakin’s survival and transformation or he simply selected to not discuss it once more is one thing that can stay a thriller within the Star Wars universe till Lucas decides to supply a correct rationalization.
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