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Everytime I see Palpys “first name” used I feel annoyed.

Has any author or executive ever taken “credit” for that bit of unneeded lore? Stood up at a con and said 'Yeah! Who here is glad I did that?!"

Cuz I think it’s a big pile of sheev.

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Yeah I thought that was his final gift to us.

And then we got Macklunkey. It’s good to despise your audience.

Yub Nub for life

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“Sheev” doesn’t sound any better or worse to me than any other made up Star Wars name, to be totally honest. There are a handful of really good ones, but I don’t think I’ve ever felt like they really fucked it up. Now, regular Earth names showing up in Star Wars is another story (Beaumont in ROTS being the most recent, and John D. in ANH being the ur example).

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Sometimes I call him “Sheev” to be funny.

If Plagueis shows up in the ST, not only will I refuse to watch the movies, but I won't so much as watch the trailers, either. - DuracellEnergizer

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joefavs said:

“Sheev” doesn’t sound any better or worse to me than any other made up Star Wars name, to be totally honest.

Something about it really bugs me. Not just how silly it is, but the fact that it’s not in any of the films and was added so much later. Just feels fundamentally wrong to me.

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DominicCobb said:

joefavs said:

“Sheev” doesn’t sound any better or worse to me than any other made up Star Wars name, to be totally honest.

Something about it really bugs me. Not just how silly it is, but the fact that it’s not in any of the films and was added so much later. Just feels fundamentally wrong to me.

I mean, Palpatine has to have some sort of first name, right? Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t like it if they kept calling him “Palpatine,” without even identifying his full name. It’s just a silly made-up name, it isn’t something important like Yoda’s origins.

My preferred saga experience:
TPM/AOTC/ROTS (Hal 9000), ANH/ESB/ROTJ (Despecialized), The Mandalorian,
TFA (Starlight), TLJ (Fallen Knight), TROS (Resurgence).
May the midichlorians be with you.

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StarkillerAG said:

DominicCobb said:

joefavs said:

“Sheev” doesn’t sound any better or worse to me than any other made up Star Wars name, to be totally honest.

Something about it really bugs me. Not just how silly it is, but the fact that it’s not in any of the films and was added so much later. Just feels fundamentally wrong to me.

I mean, Palpatine has to have some sort of first name, right? Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t like it if they kept calling him “Palpatine,” without even identifying his full name. It’s just a silly made-up name, it isn’t something important like Yoda’s origins.

Funny you mention Yoda…

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StarkillerAG said:

I mean, Palpatine has to have some sort of first name, right? Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t like it if they kept calling him “Palpatine,” without even identifying his full name.

I always loved the end of BEOWULF where king Hrothgar say, “I am so glad you came, Jeff Beowulf!”

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Morgan the Boost said:

StarkillerAG said:

I mean, Palpatine has to have some sort of first name, right? Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t like it if they kept calling him “Palpatine,” without even identifying his full name.

I always loved the end of BEOWULF where king Hrothgar say, “I am so glad you came, Jeff Beowulf!”

That’s not really the same situation. Beowulf is a legendary mythic hero from a culture that might not even have had multiple names, and Palpatine is a silly character in a movie about space wizards. As long as they don’t mention it in the movies (which they haven’t, so far) I’m fine with him having a first name.

My preferred saga experience:
TPM/AOTC/ROTS (Hal 9000), ANH/ESB/ROTJ (Despecialized), The Mandalorian,
TFA (Starlight), TLJ (Fallen Knight), TROS (Resurgence).
May the midichlorians be with you.

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StarkillerAG said:

DominicCobb said:

joefavs said:

“Sheev” doesn’t sound any better or worse to me than any other made up Star Wars name, to be totally honest.

Something about it really bugs me. Not just how silly it is, but the fact that it’s not in any of the films and was added so much later. Just feels fundamentally wrong to me.

I mean, Palpatine has to have some sort of first name, right? Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t like it if they kept calling him “Palpatine,” without even identifying his full name. It’s just a silly made-up name, it isn’t something important like Yoda’s origins.

“Palpatine” could’ve been his first name. After all, in the real world, we don’t tend to address monarchs by their surnames.

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I thought Palpatine’s first name was Cos.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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NeverarGreat said:

Y’all acting like we didn’t already get a character named Obi-wan Ben Larry ‘Steve’ Kenobi.

Would you like to buy some drugs Larry?
That’s… Why I’m here!

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Helping Hal 9000 and tackling many projects myself so PM me with your fan-editing questions!
(My homeworld is Australia so be wary of timezones)

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LexX said:

I thought Palpatine’s first name was Cos.

What made you think that?

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Am I making Carrie Fisher’s ghost proud?”
Well, are ya, punk?

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Ed Slushie said:
What made you think that?

In an early draft of ANH, the emperor’s name was ‘Cos Dashit’
because he causes the shit to happen.
No, I’m NOT joking, look it up.

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Chase Adams said:

Ed Slushie said:
What made you think that?

In an early draft of ANH, the emperor’s name was ‘Cos Dashit’
because he causes the shit to happen.
No, I’m NOT joking, look it up.

I’m pretty sure it was also used in the 90s’ merchandise.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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WHAT?

I’ve either never seen the whole name or never had it occur to me.

That’s… SO much better than Sheev.

Initiating self-destruct countdown…