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AJL
01-14-2005, 12:05 AM
In the movies the Sith doesn't use their old names when they
become sith... (Anakin used name Vader, Palpatine was Sidius
and Dooku was Tyranus...)

But if I understand right Darth Malak was Malak when he was
jedi and Revan was Revan... Am I right ?? If yes then why ?

CapNColostomy
01-14-2005, 12:50 AM
That is a good question.

*scratches head*

Wish I had a good answer.

Shok_Tinoktin
01-14-2005, 01:37 AM
I was kinda wondering that, too. Here's my best guess: The Sith during the movie era needed to be more secretive that they were Sith. They wanted the rumor of their dissapearance to be believed. For example, Palpatine had to live a double life; and thus had use for two different names. That would explain why during the height of the Empire, Sidious goes back to using Palpatine. He no longer had need for a new name. Vader, on the other hand, wanted to detach himself from what he once was, so he stopped using the name Anakin. I guess I can sum up what I'm trying to say with, I have no idea.

Augustus_Leto
01-16-2005, 06:01 PM
That is very interesting, and I agree with your theory wholeheartedly. Darth Tyrannus also was leading a double life before the Clone Wars and while preparing for them, so that's why he had two names.

Derc
01-16-2005, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by Shok_Tinoktin
I guess I can sum up what I'm trying to say with, I have no idea.

HAHAHA :lol:

My best guess it that they wanted cooler names. Why stick with the original if it sounded odd?

Darth Anakin?
Darth Dooku?

But with Revan and Malak, it was already natural. :)

norwaymaster
01-16-2005, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by Derc
HAHAHA :lol:

My best guess it that they wanted cooler names. Why stick with the original if it sounded odd?

Darth Anakin?
Darth Dooku?

But with Revan and Malak, it was already natural. :)


that must be the answer:D im totaly with you on this:p

Sabretooth
01-17-2005, 01:15 AM
Well, there was no reason for Anakin to change his name. He wasn't in hiding or anything.

But it's exactly that question which struck me day before yesterday.

norwaymaster
01-17-2005, 04:53 AM
Originally posted by Sabretooth
Well, there was no reason for Anakin to change his name. He wasn't in hiding or anything.



yes, but as the post above suggest, he may have changed his name due to the fact that he wanted to remove himself from the person he once was

:guybrush: :saberr: :vadar:

idontlikegeorge
01-22-2005, 07:50 PM
Well... wasn't the common lore before the KotOR games, that the "Darth" title didn't even come about until the time the Sith were considered extinct? :p

It's understandable that they decided to use the "Darth" name for the "bad guys" in KotOR though, as with Phantom Menace and Clones reinforced the concept that "Darth Bob" would be a bad guy.