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Old August 22 2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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Clever naming of star wars villans.

Anyone noticed how they have quite clever names for the villans?

They have

Darth SIDIOUS - he's quite inSIDIOUS

Darth TYRANus - he's TYRANical

General GREVIOUS - a victim and inflictor of GREVIOUS bodily harm.

Coincidence? anyone have any to add?

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Old August 22 2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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Re: Clever naming of star wars villans.

Elan SLEAZEBAGgano was a bit of an ASSHOLE.

No, wait, that's not right.
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Old August 22 2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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Darth VADER - inVADER
Natasi Daala - I SATAN
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Old August 22 2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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GREEDo was kind of GREEDy.
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Old August 22 2008, 05:16 PM   #5
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Re: Clever naming of star wars villans.

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Coincidence?
Yes. All those names were randomly chosen and just happened to be parts of larger meaningful words by accident or fate.

Lucas came up with Skywalker by looking in a greater San Francisco Bay Area phonebook and pointing at a randomly selected page while blindfolded I believe.
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Old August 22 2008, 05:19 PM   #6
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No, I have never noticed the names were clever.
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Old August 22 2008, 05:20 PM   #7
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Wasn't it originally Luke STARKILLER in the original draft of Star Wars?
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Old August 22 2008, 05:22 PM   #8
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^ Yes. That name has been used though now as the name of Vader's Secret Apprentice.
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Old August 22 2008, 05:23 PM   #9
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Count Dooku!

Because he's a poopie head!
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Old August 22 2008, 05:24 PM   #10
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Re: Clever naming of star wars villans.

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Wasn't it originally Luke STARKILLER in the original draft of Star Wars?
Starkiller was some dude from USC who Lucas used to cheat off of in film class. I believe it's from the old Scottish Starkiller clan if I'm not mistaken.

No in-movie significance to that name, really.
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Old August 22 2008, 05:29 PM   #11
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Hirogen Alpha wrote: View Post
Wasn't it originally Luke STARKILLER in the original draft of Star Wars?
General Luke Starkiller of the Jedi Bendu. His son, Annikin Starkiller, was to be the protagonist of The Star Wars.
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Old August 22 2008, 05:53 PM   #12
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Jar Jar Binks: Jinks (I don't care if that's the wrong spelling)

Watto: Twat

Sebulba: Blase'

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Old August 22 2008, 05:54 PM   #13
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I saw an interview where Lucass said he had his 5 and 6 year olds make up names, like Greedo, Jar Jar, Ewok, etc... I guess he figured 5 year olds have to be the pinnacle of writing acumen. Lucass.

[note: the spell check had issue with Greedo but not Jar Jar. sad, so sad.]
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Old August 22 2008, 05:55 PM   #14
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Anyone noticed how they have quite clever names for the villans?

Nope, never in the last three decades has anything like this ever come up.
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Old August 22 2008, 05:59 PM   #15
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[note: the spell check had issue with Greedo but not Jar Jar. sad, so sad.]
Considering that "jar" is a real word, why would a spell check utility take issue with it?
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