All of the original Star Wars characters are lovable in their own way, but one particular gold-plated protocol droid has never been high on anyone's list of favorites. Watching the original trilogy, it often feels like poor Threepio has little to contribute to the saga's original rag-tag rebels. He's snarky, he's cynical, and he's forever getting on Han Solo's last damn nerve. And yet, one Redditor has blown fans' minds by posting a very detailed and compelling theory proving C-3PO is the most important Star Wars character.
The user begins their opening statement with this wise quote from Obi Wan: "Who's more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?" They then go on to contextualize their C-3PO fan theory, reminding us of the character's perceived flaws. The Redditor cites an exhaustive amount of evidence from the canon to prove what C-3PO's function in the story is supposed to be - something we've all been missing for the past 40 or so years. Intrigued? Read on for the TL;DR version of this amazing theory.