Details On C-3PO's Red Arm In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Book


C-3PO (played by Anthony Daniels) delivers one of more memorable lines in Star Wars: The Force Awakens when he sees Han Solo (Harrison Ford) for the first time in many years. "You probably don't recognize me with my red arm," said the protocol droid. Outside of that one line, his red arm is never brought up again.

Fans have been dying for an explanation as why he is sporting the new, colorful appendage and now they'll have it. A page from a companion book for the film has surfaced online and it fills in the blanks. "C-3PO is uncharacteristically quiet when it comes to discussing his salvaged arm; it is a memento of another droid's sacrifice," the caption reads.

Check it out in the images below.

Keep in mind, Marvel's C-3PO one-shot comic, written by James Robinson and illustrated by Tony Harris, will fully explain the story behind the droid's red arm. So look for that at your local comic book shop.

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    • MauriceM
    • 8 Posts in 13 Months

    That sounds like a good back story. For the first time I'd like to watch a C-3PO solo movie.

    • CB115631
    • 68 Posts in 13 Months

    C3 PO has a red arm in the Force Awakens, as he may have lost an arm but was only able to salvage one from a red robot like his type:

  1. He is almost destroyed, getting his arm cut off. A red protocol droid saves him but is destroyed in the process. To honor his friend he takes his arm and refuses to have it painted, instead he keeps it red.

  2. I worked it out! Spoiler alert - I have one of the new Tie Fighter toys from Hot Wheels (I am in the UK). The LEFT side of the body of the Tie Fighter is RED. This is a moniker of the First Order, so presumably C3P0 was either used/captured by/undercover having some connection with the First Order for some period of time before Force Awakens. Very pleased with myself if correct haha!

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