Lit Is Yoda A Whill?.

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  1. snelson Force Ghost

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    is yoda a whill? I hope we will find out what his species is.
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  3. Red.Two Jedi Master

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    Or is Yoda a Whip?

    Whip? Or Whill?
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  4. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Where there's a way, a Whill, there is.
  5. darklordoftech Chosen One

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    The Whill of The Force, Yoda follows.
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  6. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I'm pretty sure Lucas has denied this, though I lack the exact quote or quotes.
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  7. FTeik Force Ghost

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  8. darklordoftech Chosen One

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    If Yoda is a Whill, does that make Palpatine a Whont?
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  9. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Dr. Seuss' Star Wars!
  10. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Another Saga & CT Manager

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    What's funny to me here is the way this is written like Prequel Yoda dialogue (verb at the end). Isn't the actual line "Always in motion is the future"?

    Sorry, carry on.
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  11. snelson Force Ghost

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  12. LelalMekha Force Ghost

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    Lucas has notably described Yoda as "a frog" or "the offspring of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy."
  13. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Man, I'd actually entirely forgotten how much more restrained OT Yoda was with the backwards speak.
  14. General Immodet Force Ghost

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    In never really got why they decided to give that Yoda-like Jedi Master in KOTOR a first and a last name...
    Vandar Tokare...

    I always presumed members of Yoda's species only used one word as name.
  15. LelalMekha Force Ghost

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    If you asked 'em why Yoda only has one name, they would tell you just what they already answered about Palpatine a few years ago: "That's not so unusual even in our own galaxy. For example, in one of the world's most populous countries, Indonesia, many people go by one name. And even some last names are just that, not family names."

    I revere Steve Stansweet as much as everyone else, but that really wasn't a proper answer, since all other Naboo had both first and last names...
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  16. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    People on Earth do both, why not Naboo?
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  17. Hansa Jedi Master

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    I prefer he isn't a Whill. I prefer he stay as a member of an unknown species. :D

    My brother has only one name. His "last name" is our father's name. Same with me, except I have two.

    And a more famous example, Teller from Penn and Teller has only one name. Wasn't born with one name, but now he has it.
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  18. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Honestly, the whole thing about learning his species makes me roll my eyes--if they come out tomorrow and announce that he's a Flibbian from Flibbonia, what exactly does that add to our understanding of him? If a book actually went into his home planet and culture and stuff, granted, that could be interesting, but just naming the species accomplishes nothing.
  19. Hansa Jedi Master

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    I actually would be really upset if we had any information about his species at all. There's not much in the SW franchise that is mysterious. We know where the Sith came from, we know Boba Fett is a clone from Kamino, we know that the force influences midichlorians... but we have no information about Yoda's species. And that's how it should stay.

    And good question -- what does it accomplish?
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  20. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Well I think there's a distinction between detailing it just to check a box and detailing it in order to tell a story. There's a lot that could be done with a younger Yoda if they were so inclined--his home planet could factor into that, or it could not. It doesn't necessarily accomplish anything, but it doesn't necessarily hurt, either--I don't see Yoda as having some special mystique to him purely because we don't know his species.
  21. LelalMekha Force Ghost

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    True. But the planetary cultures of the GFFA haven't been portrayed fairly realistically so far; most of the planets in the Star Wars universe have been featuring a ludicrously unified culture--just look at Alderaan or Corellia.
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  23. Riven_JTAC Jedi Grand Master

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    That's just cold, man.
  24. The_Phantom_Calamari Force Ghost

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    Hey, we know practically nothing about Stewjon, but it was a joyous day indeed when it was revealed to be Obi-Wan's homeworld.
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