10 Crazy In-Universe Rules Star Wars Characters Must Follow

Working in Jabba's Palace must have been terrifying.

R2D2 C3PO Fight

Give it ten more years or so and people will have the option to live in completely virtual worlds. It's already happening to a degree with the advent of the Metaverse.

No doubt it will only be a matter of time before we're all hanging out in a Ready Player One type digital realm were almost anything is possible. And you better believe it wont be long before there's an option to live in a fully virtual version of the Star Wars galaxy.

Who wouldn't want that? You could join the Rebel Alliance, go nightclubbing on Coruscant, take part in a Podrace on Malastare, or even spend your time shooting womp rats on Tatooine.

Like our own planet, the worlds, societies, and cultures of the Star Wars universe are subject to various bureaucracies, laws, and traditions. So before you plug yourself into Zuckerberg's Matrix - in the hope of becoming a Jedi - it might be prudent to check out these weird in-universe rules, you could be expected to follow.

10. Droids Couldn't Be Verbally Abusive To Organic Beings

R2D2 C3PO Fight

George Lucas has stated the entire Skywalker Saga is being told from the point of view of R2-D2 and C-3PO. They are the relatable, endearing, and ever amusing side characters, who provide a certain charm to the galaxy, and paradoxically, a human touch.

As fond as everyone is of these characters, they weren't always treated too well by their human overlords. No one ever really worried about the hierarchical and ethical implications of treating droids like second class citizens. Not until the rambunctious L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) started harking on about droid's rights in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).

The fact of the matter is, droids are little better than slaves, and are forced to follow a strict set of rules and protocols laid out in the Droid Statutes. Speaking out against the oppressive Empire was likely to get anyone sent to the Spice mines of Kessel, but for a droid, even speaking disrespectfully to an organic being could be enough get their memory wiped.

Although R2-D2 has always been somewhat feisty, you've never heard him say anything offensive to a human. Similarly C-3PO is polite to the point of tedium when speaking to humans, although he's oftentimes heard berating R2-D2. Think about it, that's the behaviour of a terrified and oppressed individual.

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