How Many Arms Must C-3PO Lose In His Life? (Vader Down Spoilers)

From Star Wars: A New Hope

Chewbacca: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh!
C-3PO: He made a fair move. Screaming about it can't help you.
Han Solo: Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
C-3PO: But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
Han Solo: That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose.
Wookiees are known to do that.
Chewbacca: Grrf.
C-3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.

In a previous issue of the Vader Down crossover, Star Wars #13, we saw just that exact thing happen, with Darth Vader's evil new protocol droid O-O-O.

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It gets worse for O-O-O…Star Wars (2015-) 013-011

And even when he does get the upper "hand"…Star Wars (2015-) 013-016

We get a reprise of The Black Knight from Monty Python And The Hoy Grail.

Well in today's Darth Vader #15, we discover he survived a light sabre through his torso…

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And meets an earlier version of his master's work…IMG_0075It's not going to end well is it?
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Silver and gold…

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Okay, so Vader Down has now become "The Tale Of How C-3PO Got His Arms Back" – ahead of the comic that will explain his red arm from the new movie….

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Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, currently  showcasing the work of the artists involved with Avery Hill, a publishing company based in South London.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.