Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 17 of 17

Thread: Sentient roboforms in the major franchises.

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    fringes of civillization
    Posts
    903
    But R2 and Chopper are still property. They have no legal standing in the society they exist in; if anything ever happened to their masters, they could be sold, confiscated or destroyed as the situation merits. And it's not like their owners really treat them as equals. It goes back to the "ship of intelligent dogs" I mentioned at the beginning. To some people, their dogs are their friends, their family. They worry about them, and try to provide for them a great life. But to other people, dogs are just a dumb animal that can be discarded the moment they become bothersome.

    If Luke and R2 were captured by the Empire, they wouldn't even consider negotiating for R2's release; he would be captured property from a dangerous terrorist. He would be dismantled and searched for information about the Rebels. Then sold for parts, or wiped and put to work for the Empire.

    Ig-88 must have some standing with the Bounty Hunter's guild; he couldn't be hired by the Empire without the Guild membership (at least not officially). The only other sapient droid that comes to mind is Guri from Shadows of the Empire; and that's because of her status as a Prototype Human Replica Droid, acting as a crime boss's henchperson.
    _________________
    "Yes, it's the Apocalypse alright. I always thought I'd have a hand in it"
    Professor Farnsworth

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    S/E Queensland Australia
    Posts
    846
    Anikin was portrayed in an episode of the Clone Wars to go to great lengths to recover R2-D2, but I agree they are considered property for the most part.
    AKA-Dean
    "I will never make excuses for who I am. It is the way I was born. I am a HUNTER. a BONE COLLECTOR."
    Wave Man, the term "wave man" is the English translation of 'Ronin' (Japanese word) and literately translates to "wandering person" and in a modern context a WaveMan is one who is socially adrift or a SalaryMan who is between employers.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •