SF and Fantasy's 20 Most Irritating Characters 16

16 C-3PO
Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones

Role: Camp protocol droid

The painful truth: For much of the Star Wars franchise C-3PO was tolerably irritating. After all, he’s supposed to be irritating – a pompous straight man to R2D2’s comedy shtick. But in Episode II he suddenly moves from amusingly peevish to downright grating, endlessly sabotaging action scenes with such excruciatingly unfunny asides as “What a drag!” (as he he's being dragged) and, “I’m beside myself" (as his head is separated from his body – you get the idea). He has an off switch, would somebody please use it.

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