Some Fans Praised This ‘Star Wars’ Character for Quietly Teaching Boundaries and Consent
In 1977, the world was introduced to Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the rest of the stars wars characters. When Star Wars: A New Hope First came out, many fans were instantly taken with the movie. However, not even George Lucas himself could have predicted just how big the Star Wars franchise would become over the next four decades.
While all of the characters have been an important part of Star Wars popularity, it has been the non-human characters that have really made the biggest impact. Characters like R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 have made their way into our hearts, and sometimes, without even saying a word.
The newest movie in the iconic series, entitled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brings yet another droid for fans to fall in love with. Only this time, fans don’t just love him because of his cute and funny personality. Instead, fans are instantly liking this character because they believe that he is teaching valuable lessons to young Star Wars fans.
Who is the newest droid to appear in a ‘Star Wars’ movie?
The newest droid in the Star Wars saga is D-O. D-O is a small robot who is constructed of a few different pieces of scrap metal and other parts. His main construction includes a solitary wheel that has a cone-shaped piece of metal on top. The cone acts as his head and the wheel is the rest of his body.
D-O was once owned by a Sith assassin. His broken body was found and reactive by BB-8 who brought him to Rey for further repair. Once he was fully restored, he realized that he liked the resistance and wanted to help them in any way that he could.
He also seemed to look up to BB-8 and would constantly follow him around and even tried to mimic some of the things that his new droid friend would do.
Does ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ set a bad example for children?
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker came out late last year and is already being praised by millions of fans from all over the world. However, there are a few people who believe that this movie actually promotes violence against women.
Bounding into Comics recently reported that while most people who saw the latest Star Wars installment really enjoyed the movie, there was one woman who thought that there were certain scenes that had actually “romanticized violence against women.”
A woman who simply went by the name ‘Emily,’ had written an article that was entitled, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Glorifies Abuse and Assault Against Women.
In the article, Emily says that there were several scenes where Kylo Ren (a man) continually abuses Rey (a woman). Emily claims that there are many instances where Kylo Ren assaulted, humiliated, and verbally abused Rey. However, Bounding into Comics (and other fans) have pointed out that Kylo Ren was a Sith and Rey was a Jedi.
Because the two were on opposing teams, there were a few times that they had to fight. And the violence wasn’t supposed to “romanticize violence against women.” Instead, some of the violent scenes were put into the movie just to better illustrate how evil the dark side truly is.
D-O helps to shine a happier light on the movie
Many fans do agree that the subject of abuse is brought into the movie, however, it is definitely not being romanticized. In the movie, when Rey tries to repair D-O, the tiny droid utters the words, “no thank you.”
This leads Rey to believe that he has been abused and her attitude toward him quickly softens.
Because D-O is so adamant about not wanting to be touched, many fans believe that this was a way for the creators of the movie to teach the fans about consent and boundaries.
Some fans who didn’t even enjoy the movie ended up loving the character of D-O solely because D-O was so adamant about setting boundaries.
One fan said that D-O constantly gave off a vibe that said: “Yes, I’m cute but I’m not an object. Please get the f**** away.”
It was because of that attitude that many fans felt that D-O was very relatable.