Characters I Hold Dear: Droid: Artoo Detoo

Droids have been a staple of the Star Wars universe since the very beginning. In fact some of the first characters we meet are the droids. While new droids have surfaced over the years and we now know that there are protocol droids, astromechs, medical droids, pit droids and of course all the army droids. Even with the influx of droids my favorite has never changed, R2-D2.

I love Artoo because of his quirkiness and strong personality. Even though he only communicates through beeps and whistles he does a great job of letting you know exactly what he is trying to say. His resourcefulness, quickness and ability to think for himself say a lot about him as a character. He is a droid that knows what he needs to get done and no matter what he will do what he needs to do. I think he is the biggest pocketknife ever. I think my all time favorite moment was the first time that we saw him break out his jets!

Artoo is also very loyal to his masters and he would do anything and everything to protect them. I think he has taught me a lot. From him I have learned resiliency, strength of character, commitment, responsibility and passion. All of this from one little droid!

Thank you R2-D2!

Teresa Delgado
Teresa is a co-host of a number of podcasts including Disney Vault Talk, Fangirls Going Rogue, Star Wars Bookworks (with fellow Team Jedi News member Aaron Goins) and Galactic Fashion alongside Johnamarie Macias on the Jedi News Network.