Today I made a discovery so unsettling that’s caused me to call into question my own vacuous existence. I’m sharing it with you in the vain hope that it’ll make the madness I’m currently feeling feel less intense. I still can’t believe it’s true, despite photo evidence and confirmation from those involved. No. It can’t be right. It just can’t be. I’ve seen Star Wars countless times, I have a Star Wars tattoo, I dressed up for the midnight showings, I know the difference between an AT-AT and an AT-ST!!!!
Guys, C3PO has one silver leg.
Search your feelings, you know it to be true.
Here I was, minding my own business, browsing though some listicle from Buzzfeed “20 Examples Of The Mandela Effect That’ll Make You Believe You’re In A Parallel Universe” thinking I was all that because, OF COURSE the Monopoly man doesn’t have a monocle, and yea – duh Curious George never had a tail! Then I got to number 10 and my galaxy far far away went super nova.
Clearly this is one of those damn, ‘The dress is blue and black’, ‘The ballerina is spinning the other way’-type Derren Brown mind games. It’s a colour palette issue. People’s TVs are calibrated poorly. It’s George Lucas messing about with the Special Editions again. I mean, what are the odds that I’ve never noticed a huge shin of silver on my favourite protocol droid?
So I did what any outraged nerd would do – I Googled it.
C3PO HAS A SILVER FREAKING LEG.
AG you guys, C3PO has a silver leg.
And he always has. Ever since 1977, he’s been walking around on 50% AG, 50% AU. HOW DEEP DOES THIS THING GO?
Apparently Threepio’s silver leg can be attributed to the “Mandela Effect” – the theory is based on the parallel universe idea that since large groups of people have memories that are correct, even though they aren’t reflected in today’s society. Since we have these collective memories of specific things and they have changed, something within the fabrics of time and reality have made the change occur. You might remember the Berenstain Bears mystery from last year?
EVEN LEGO IS MOCKING ME.
My brain is spinning, the cake is a lie. Are the walls in your house closing in on you too? Okay good. Just checking. Breathing heavy now.
Once I had come to terms with this cataclysmic reveal, I started reading up on it. “How come C3PO’s leg is silver in some scenes?” reads one Google search result FROM THREE YEARS AGO. Clearly I am behind the times. It turns out that, Star Wars being Star Wars, there is even a canon explanation for Threepio’s shiny shin, from the Star Wars: Droids: Rebellion comic-book series.
Who Am I? Can someone use the force and fix this.
My friend Jenn reminded me that I have literally been in the same room as the original C3P0 costume:
She zoomed in:
Inspired by this article from theshiznit.co.uk