Fluent in over six million forms of communication, the golden protocol droid C-3PO has become an essential companion to his master Luke Skywalker and to the Rebel Alliance. Since Luke's uncle Owen purchased the droid from a band of Jawas on Tatooine, Threepio has accompanied Luke and the Rebellion throughout the galaxy in their fight for freedom. He is rarely seen without his squat counterpart, R2-D2, and together, the two make a remarkably capable team. Because of Artoo's limited communication abilities, Threepio must often iternpert his companions electronic sounds for his human masters. Though preferring to remain far from any potential threat, the anxious droid frequently finds himself in the midst of the action. it is Threepio who first learns of Imperial occupation on Cloud City, but the fearful droid is disabled before he can warn his friends. Later, on the forest moon of Endor, Threepio helps convince the Ewoks to fight alongside the Rebellion in what will be the decisive victory over the Galactic Empire and the beginning of a new era of peace in the Galaxy.