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Old 03-05-2008, 06:32 PM   #43
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It comes from Gary Vader, a jock who may have picked on the young Lucas in high school.

Don't believe me? (in the pdf book, page 468)

The "Dark Father" thing is just a coincidence, as the character was not turned into anyone's daddy until he began Empire Strikes Back. Originally it was just the name of various characters, not a "Sith Title" (as it became when he was writing Episode I, nearly 20 years later).

In-universe, how did Palpatine come up with the name? Your guess is as good as mine! I don't believe there is an official explanation...

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