SPOILERS THAT PERTAIN TO THE CLIMATE OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS BELOW:
If you’re like me, you watch Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and when the ending comes, you wonder what happened in the days after. You wonder what the galaxy knows about Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, the Emperor, and what happened on Death Star II. Today we have some small answers to some of those questions.
A little before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, See-Threepio and Jessika Pava encounter one another at the Resistance base where her X-wing resides. She cannot believe how old the droid is and that he’s still functional, as he is so messed up with a replacement red arm.
Threepio realizing he has Jessika Pava’s attention begins to complain about his counterpart, Artoo-Detoo and how Master Luke also heard his complaints. Jessika puts it together that Threepio is referring to Luke Skywalker and she can barely hide her excitement.
Threepio seems stunned Jessika Pava knows who Luke Skywalker is. Jessika gushes about how Luke Skywalker is the best pilot the galaxy has ever seen!
Threepio suggests she speak to Artoo about such matters as he doesn’t enjoy space travel, even though Artoo is prone to exaggeration, in his opinion.
That’s when Jessika Pava figures out that Threepio is talking about the little astromech that assisted Luke in blowing up the first Death Star. Jessika is excited and mentions that Luke Skywalker defeated the Emperor!
As far as Jessika Pava is concerned, everyone knows the legend of Luke Skywalker and that he defeated the Emperor and as a pilot, Skywalker is a hero of hers. It would seem the rest of the galaxy has this knowledge like Jessika, but if not, at least the Resistance aligned people of the galaxy do.