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Case of the two names and/or double identities for some characters

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Anagorn, Aug 10, 2004.

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  1. Anagorn

    Anagorn Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Have you thought about how many of the major characters
    in both the OT and the PT have two names
    and/or double identities:

    Anakin - Vader
    Ben - Obi-Wan
    Amidala - Padmé
    Palpatine - Sidious
    Dooku - Tyranus

    I think it´s cool and have no problem with it but
    it might be a little confusing for others.
    What do you think?
     
  2. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't know about Padme.
    She has Padme Amidala as her official name because she was once Queen of Naboo. She had an old last name which she has dropped. So during the entire saga she is Padme Amidala/Skywalker. Her first name remains the same.

    There are many others with multiple names.
     
  3. Anagorn

    Anagorn Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I think her full name is Padmé Amidala Naberie.
    Padmé is her less formal name which her
    closest friends seem to call her and
    Amidala is her name when she was
    queen and senator.
     
  4. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't know the specifics.
    My own assumption is that once you become king/queen of Naboo they give you a new last name.
    So Amidala is now her official last name which she can hold till the end of her life.

    I don't know specifics, it is just speculation.

    -Seldon
     
  5. MatthewZ

    MatthewZ Jedi Master star 4

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    ^^

    Thats sounds about right.


    Star Wars is famous for its double identities and persons in disguise.

    Ben as the old hermit
    Luke and Han as troopers
    Yoda as crazy
    Lando in skiff
    Leia as bounty hunter
    Dooku as Sifo-Dyas (?)
     
  6. Obi-Sauron

    Obi-Sauron Jedi Youngling star 3

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    it represnts duality. "the power of myth" was on my local PBS about 2 mounts ago. Joseph Campell told a story about a trixter god in africa that painted himself one color on the left side and another color on the other side. he walked down the street, the folks on the 1st side talked about seening a blue man. the folks on the other side talked about seeing a red man. (or whatever colors were used).
     
  7. Anagorn

    Anagorn Jedi Youngling star 3

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    The DUAL of the fates in other words...
     
  8. DarthLazious

    DarthLazious Jedi Youngling star 4

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  9. Panakas_Dawg

    Panakas_Dawg Jedi Master star 5

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    Yin and yang.

    Yoda is tiny, but more powerful than a man over 6ft tall. Vader is both man and machine.

    It is about duality and the inseperable nature of our dual sides.

    The choices we make. The attachments we forge.

    Anakin, inside, is both Good and Evil. The boy in him yearns for power, attention, love - even demanding it. He is reckless and wild. The man in him realizes his place in the larger scheme of things. He is confident and powerful and in control.

    Luke despises Vader, but loves his father. A father he has never known, but knows what he can be. Luke also knows that what his father is, he too can be. What Luke is, he knows his father can be.
     
  10. NZPoe

    NZPoe Jedi Padawan star 4

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    mmmmmmmmmmm......brain candy....... :D
     
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