Star Wars confirms Fan Theory between R2-D2 & Yoda

Star Wars has been a regular part of our lives for decades. And with an ever-expanding Star Wars universe, there are ever-increasing fan theories that spring up from time to time. A lot of them never get solved, but one particular one has. This Star Wars theory involved both R2-D2 and Yoda, and we have to go way back to The Empire Strikes Back to know what it covers.

A Star Wars theory is finally answered!

The question was that according to the prequel series, Master Yoda had seen the droid R2-D2 with Anakin Skywalker. However, in The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke came with the droid to visit Yoda on the planet Dagobah, he didn’t recognize R2 that easily. The Star Wars theory suggested that despite crossing paths, the two did not know each other. Because Yoda didn’t seem to recall any of his interactions with R2-D2 at all in that scene from Episode VI.

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However, that theory has finally been answered in the book From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back. One of the chapters of this book, “The First Lesson” tells us the story of Luke’s first encounter with Yoda on Dagobah, but from Yoda’s perspective. It definitively proves that Yoda did recognize R2-D2, however, he did not express his familiarity out loud.

The passage answers that Star Wars theory once and for all:

Carefully moving through the swamp while staying beneath the fog, Yoda soon spotted the boy and his droid unpacking their supplies. Even though the droid was caked with algae, dirt, and stomach fluid, its appearance and familiar blips were still quite recognizable.


Of course the boy had Anakin’s old droid with him. Such cycles of fate no longer surprised the nine-hundred-year-old Jedi.

Even though this doesn’t seem like a big revelation, this Star Wars theory does answer some questions. It’s important that he didn’t verbally recognize R2-D2, because that would have given away the fact that Anakin was Luke’s father. That could have destroyed the iconic scene where Vader tells Luke:

No, I am your father.

What do you think of this theory? Let us know in the comments below.

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