Characters Luke and Mara Index & Discussion (2.0)! *New Topic: Change is Hard!*

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  1. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    Hmmm. That is kinda annoying (I'm one of those rare people who don't mind that they named the Solo character Ben).

    You could name him Ben (my roommate's family has this thing where all the oldest boys have the same names, neither of which lend themselves to a verity of nicknames, so my roommate is '[name] the fifth'). It isn't that uncommon for families to share names.

    OR, you could name him Obi-Wan and have him go by the name Ben for his protection in hiding.


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  2. madman007 Jedi Master

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    Beat me to it, Briannakin.

    Call him by Ben Kenobi's official name, Obi-Wan. Or use the creative approach and alter it: Ben-Obi, Ben-Wan, etc...

    I recall this same problem in the Bantam EU when Lucas himself demanded that there not be another character named Anakin. Hence, the death of Anakin Solo. :oops: As if people would be confused. Because as it's been stated here already, families do keep the same names and just add Jr. or the II, III, etc.
  3. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    I know Lucas said "no more Wookiee Jedi", hence why the authors decided to play it safe, exile Lowie and only have minor appearances by him.

    But I thought GL was fine with the name, he didn't want Anakin becoming the hero of NJO because it would create confusion with the other Anakin (whut?) so the authors just swapped Jacen's and Anakin's story lines (then, I think Jaina was supposed to fall to the darkside, which would have been way more interesting).

    Anywayyys. Off topic slightly.
  4. Benign Viewer Jedi Youngling

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    Hi y'all.
    Im not sure how alive this thread is, but I've been a long time (closet) fan of the Zahn and Stackpole EU (now, sadly, Legends) novels, and in particular of their great characters , and use of the pre-existing characters. As someone who's been a long time fan of Mara in particular, and dablled in far too much fan-fiction writing (and shared far too little of it) I wondered if this would be the place to get some pointers as well as feedback in my own novelisation of the headcannon I've constructed out of the Star Wars mutliverse - featuring Mara jade (Skywalker) and Luke prominently of course - among the rest of the ensemble cast, new and old?

    Regards, a very persistent shadow on the TFN boards;
    ~Benign Viewer
  5. Sith-I-5 Jedi Grand Master

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    I am formally pulling out of the 'resurrect Mara after five years' challenge.

    Process is simple enough in my head, but I over-complicate the execution, and there are easier projects.
  6. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    Yes, this is the right place! :) Welcome. The people who are knowledgable about Legends will probably drop in to help you at some point. Until then, we have a bunch of other, generally helpful threads, too. Feel free to say hi.
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  7. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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  8. Sith-I-5 Jedi Grand Master

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    You can call him Bendy, Benda, Bendu - I think Bendu is actually Jedi related in one of the ANH drafts.

    Ben Solo: "We're cousins; how can we have the same name?"

    Ben Skywalker: "Well actually, mine is short for Bendy. While you are just...Ben."
  9. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    The question was asked a year ago. I'm pretty sure she worked it out :p
  10. DARTH_MU Jedi Master

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    Yay! old thread!

    okay I have accepted this challenge to bring Mara back to Luke

    Mara

    Okay, what if one of them is Ben, short for Obi-Wan?

    My vote is for Ben Solo to be Obi-Wan Solo, because Leia knows Ben Kenobi is actually Obi-Wan Kenobi.

    The rulez

    1. The fic can be any genre (romance, fluff, horror, angst) and any length (there is no due date)

    2. The fic must remain Legends canon-compatible, meaning Sacrifice, the rest of LOTF, FOTJ and Crucible (as horrible as it was) must have happened (though having read them isn’t required). So the fic must take place post-45 ABY (if the events were not dreamt)

    3. You must return Mara back from the dead in some way. Some ideas (that actually come from my own plot bunnies) are
    - her death and subsequent events were all just a dream
    - Luke goes all out Victor Frankenstein and creates a new Mara
    - Mara comes from an alternative universe
    - Mara (very elaborately) faked her own death (or someone else faked it)
    - Mara’s spirit pulls either a Palpatine (with a clone) or a Callista (with someone else’s body) (please no!)
    - spontaneous resurrection

    4. You must also include (at least) one of these phrases (or a slightly edited version)
    - “Yes, yes, yes. Mara Jade Skywalker: back from the dead”
    - “What happens when ‘till death” is merely a technicality?”
    - “So, does this make you a zombie? Are you suddenly craving brains?”
    - “Mara Jade was never one for resting in peace.”
    - “Because I could not stop for Death, he kindly stopped for me, so I punched him in the face.”

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    Thank the Force this thing has no due date.
    Commence primary ignition.
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