Saga The "Skywalker" Name?

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  1. Darthmaul208 Jedi Master

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    Well I have always wondered this where did the Skywalker in universe name come from? Anakin had no dad so was Shmi's family called Skywalker? Also Was the name used at any other point in the Eu apart form the legacy comic? In the TOR era the main family is Shan but not skywalker where did they go? do not start the Anakin's birth arguments here please.
  2. Padawan Fangirl Jedi Master

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    I always assumed Shmi's family name was Skywalker. It wouldn't be too weird for a single-mother family to have the last name of the.mother.

    As for the Shan family, I wouldn't mind figuring out what happened to them, though I always assumed they ended up marrying out of the name(which would happen if a certain family member beget only daughters). But I won't lose sleep over it.

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  3. Darthmaul208 Jedi Master

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    I did always assume it but I was curious. how was treated if she got pregnant without a husband or partner?
  4. Padawan Fangirl Jedi Master

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    Good question. She could have been ostracized for it.

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  5. Darthmaul208 Jedi Master

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    @Padawan Fangirl "ostracized "? I think she would have been treated worse but she is already a slave so i have no idea about this one.
  6. Padawan Fangirl Jedi Master

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    I meant by her family/village. Unless she was born into slavery or was already a slave when she had Anakin?

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  7. Darthmaul208 Jedi Master

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    @Padawan Fangirl I do believe she was already a when she gave birth to him Anakin says he's always been a slave. Wasn't there a story of her- where she's pregnant and she travels to tatootnie?
  8. Padawan Fangirl Jedi Master

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    I don't know, but now I remember seeing art of her and baby Anakin arriving on Tatooine as slaves of Gardulla.

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  9. Darthmaul208 Jedi Master

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    @Padawan Fangirl yes yes that's what I thought there definitely is one then.
  10. Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost

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    Since Ep I I suspected either that it was Shmi's family name or that it was completely set apart as a mark of his destiny. I don't really buy that it's a common name because in the films the only Skywalkers are Anakin's clan of destiny.
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  11. BenKenobi1138 Jedi Padawan

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    I think Jango had an illegitimate son and didn't want to be embarrassed so he flew to the most insignificant planet he could think of and found some random slave girl and slipped the baby in her bed while she was sleeping and left a note saying, "The delivery went great, but you blacked out and will probably experience some memory loss. Congratulations!"
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  12. Darthmaul208 Jedi Master

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    well that explains it or it was Robert Baratheon.
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  13. Garrett Atkins Jedi Grand Master

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    I assumed Skywalker was a common name in the galaxy.
  14. CryGoneGin Jedi Master

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    And I though Leia turning out to be Luke's sister was a cheap twist... :p
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  15. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    Lucas actually said that in an interview at one point, quipping that "there's even a Skywalker brand of wine".
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  17. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    The family line that started with Shmi are the only Skywalkers we know about. That doesn't mean that the Skywalker name is rare.
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  18. Sarge Chosen One

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    I'd like to see a character who says, "Hi, I'm John Skywalker, no relation."
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  19. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    Why? If he is no relation to the main Skywalker characters, what would be the point of adding his character to the movies?
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  21. AnakinColodin Force Ghost

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    The name was going to be explained in a series of books that never got made that were actually going to tie in Star Wars to THX-1138 and even American graffiti at one point during their brainstorming. I think it was called Alien Exodus or something like that. It was about a group of humans that escaped the formation of the society scene in THX-1138. They left on a space ship and got sucked into a Einstien-Rosen bridge and ended up in the Galaxy far far away were they were enslaved, The leaders were a hacker named Dale Hender(a descendent of Richard Dreyfusses Curtis Henderson in American graffiti), a man named Paxon Solo, and another woman Named Antonia CorellI) .One of Dale Henders descendants discovers the force and he was able to use the force to levitate himself so the people call him the "Skywalker" he leads a rebellion against the slave masters. It was never published

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Alien_Exodus

    bits of this were used for the Rakata backstory in KOTOR as well as the Kilik backstory in the novels.
  22. HevyDevy Jedi Grand Master

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    Seems bizarre to me.
  23. AnakinColodin Force Ghost

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    bizzare yes. But it was considered at one point early in the history of the Expanded Universe. To me I would not have liked it as it would have made things too weird with the tie in to GL's other films.
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  24. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    She changed it after finding out she was pregnant. Before it used to be **** house.
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  25. The_Phantom_Calamari Force Ghost

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    I would assume that Shmi Skywalker's last name was Skywalker, yes.
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