The Mandalorian Lastly Redeems a Disgraced Star Wars Character From A New Hope


This Star Wars article accommodates spoilers for The Mandalorian.

The primary chapter of the George Lucas‘ Unique Trilogy would have turned out very otherwise had it not been for a nasty motivator. Though R2-D2 is on a vital mission to get Princess Leia’s message to Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope nearly throws a wrench within the little droid’s plan when Uncle Owen initially chooses R5-D4 as his new astromech. However then destiny intervenes: the rusty droid’s motivator pops out of its head, adopted intently by plumes of smoke.

R5’s a chunk of junk and now everybody is aware of it. The little droid had a shot to turn out to be the most effective pal of the galaxy’s biggest hero, and maybe even go on a giant journey or two, however he blew it. Luckily, we all know, due to The Mandalorian, that these pesky Jawas finally mounted poor R5 up, and that he’s now beneath the make use of of Tatooine mechanic Peli Motto in Mos Eisley. Nonetheless, it’s very tempting to think about what may have been.

Had R5 turn out to be the Lars’ new astromech droid, would R2 have by some means nonetheless reached outdated Ben finally? Would Obi-Wan have circled round and gone in quest of Luke simply in time to save lots of him from being slaughtered by the Empire like his aunt and uncle? And with Obi-Wan, Luke, C-3PO, and R2 all rushing off on the Millennium Falcon to Alderaan, would R5 even have been alongside for the journey on this alternate universe?