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Old 06-07-2008, 04:16 PM   #1
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The Apprentice's name

I remember reading on a thread somewhere around here that it had been leaked the Apprentice's name started with an "S". That led to some discussion about it being "Starkiller", or Luke's alter-ego had he turned DS in Episode VI.

I just read this on the Soulcalibur IV wiki:

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A recent trailer reveals that Starkiller, Darth Vader's secret apprentice from Lucasarts' upcoming video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be included as a playable character on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions
I don't know if it's incorrect, already been released, or an accidental leak confirming the name, but I thought I'd share anyway.

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Maybe it's more common knowledge that I thought - I found this on TFU wiki:

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed tells the story of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, Starkiller, as he hunts down the Jedi remaining after Emperor Palpatine orders them killed.[7] Set in the dark times between Episode III and Episode IV, the story explores the aftermath of the Great Jedi Purge as well as the rise of Darth Vader, leading into the Original Trilogy.[1]


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Old 06-08-2008, 09:45 AM   #2
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I wouldn't make a big deal out of it, if you know what I mean. For all we know, the same person might have written both articles, and I don't think that dude in particular knows any more than we do.


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Old 06-08-2008, 11:55 AM   #3
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Yeah... at first (when I had only read the Soulcalibur IV wiki), I thought someone at SIV had accidentally leaked something that the TFU guys didn't want him to... but then after reading the TFU wiki I think you're probably right.


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Old 06-08-2008, 07:39 PM   #4
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Perhaps it was because his last name was the start of a sentence?

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Old 06-09-2008, 12:05 AM   #5
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I read other places poeple are starting to call the apprentice Starkiller, but I don't really know...
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:10 AM   #6
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Check this out...

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Stark..._Apprentice%29

I don't know if this helps or not...


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Old 06-09-2008, 12:13 AM   #7
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Confirmation! Cool.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:59 AM   #8
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I will only 100% believe it once LA announces it, or that is what it says in the game....

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Old 06-10-2008, 12:37 PM   #9
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I don't get how it can be a confirmation in any way.

God, Starkiller really sounds like a cheesy name


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Old 06-10-2008, 12:59 PM   #10
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I have to be honest, I'm not a big fan of 'Starkiller'. It sounds like a silly name - and it doesn't really say 'Secret' either. They maybe should have stuck with just 'Apprentice', like the KOTOR series - him not having a name would add to the mystery.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:05 PM   #11
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Well, the name does not have to sound "secret" or it would be something like "bob stealth" or "cardboard box" or things like that.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:10 PM   #12
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True, but out of the doubtless hundreds of names they could have used, they used 'Starkiller'.

I maybe should have phrased it a bit better. 'Subtle' would have been a better word than secret. It's just that Starkiller is about as unsubtle as you could get for a character whose very existence is only apparently known by around six people.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:44 PM   #13
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Starkiller, is okay, I've said it before, but I will say it again, Starkiller should've been named Draefund, it means hunter, and in the TFU, I think he'll be hunting down jedi and other people...


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Old 06-10-2008, 03:35 PM   #14
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The only problem I have with "Starkiller" is that it's been used before.


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Old 06-10-2008, 03:42 PM   #15
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It has?


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Old 06-10-2008, 03:47 PM   #16
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I'm not sure if its been used before, but the original draft for Star Wars saw a character called Annikin Starkiller - who would later turn into Luke Skywalker.
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:06 PM   #17
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I also know that Starkiller, is what Luke would have been had he joined Vader and Sidious


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Old 06-10-2008, 05:40 PM   #18
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I also know that Starkiller, is what Luke would have been had he joined Vader and Sidious
I don't think thats literal, I think they're saying more that the apprentice is what Luke would be like had he chosen the Dark side, hence giving him a name that was originally meant for Luke. I don't believe Starkiller has ever made it into Star Wars before.


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Old 06-10-2008, 05:43 PM   #19
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I don't think thats literal, I think they're saying more that the apprentice is what Luke would be like had he chosen the Dark side, hence giving him a name that was originally meant for Luke. I don't believe Starkiller has ever made it into Star Wars before.
Same thing...


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Old 06-10-2008, 06:43 PM   #20
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Bendak Starkiller.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:20 PM   #21
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Bendak Starkiller.
Damn I forgot about that one, and that was even mentioned earlier wasn't it.


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Old 06-10-2008, 08:37 PM   #22
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Yeah Bendak is what I was thinking of, and I think there's even been a couple more (Banol Starkiller and Pashna Starkiller in Galaxies). I don't know if those count though.


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Old 06-10-2008, 08:40 PM   #23
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Starkiller?

That's...kind of lame in my opinion, I would've preferred something less Skywalker-ish.

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Old 06-10-2008, 08:49 PM   #24
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Before I declare it lame I will need to know his backstory in full. I wish they had picked something that hand't been used before, but if the story fits then I'm ok with it. I think the key will be finding out who his mother is (if he really is the son of Kento).


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Old 06-10-2008, 08:52 PM   #25
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**Update: I just read this on the Starkiller wiki**
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Vader's apprentice is the main protagonist of the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. His name is reported to be Starkiller but it was stated by Adam Kahn (Senior PR Manager at LucasArts) that it is just a code name. His real name is yet to be revealed.


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Old 06-11-2008, 04:49 AM   #26
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Well, that's comforting. Starkiller is just a too much irregular first name.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:04 AM   #27
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If his name were Starkiller, I'd assume that it would be his last name.


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Old 06-11-2008, 11:25 AM   #28
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Yeah, I wonder what his first name is, it's probably some really, totally strange name that we'll never get ...


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Old 06-11-2008, 12:51 PM   #29
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Yeah, I wonder what his first name is, it's probably some really, totally strange name that we'll never get ...
Like Qui-gon for example?

But it probably is going to something really outlandish, considering that Episodes 1-3 were chock full of crazy names, while the original trilogy had fairly normal names. It's the direction that lucas wants it to go.

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Old 06-11-2008, 03:17 PM   #30
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It's just that Starkiller is such an orthodox name to call a person.

"Oh, hey, it's Guy A!
"Oh, hey! How's it going Starkiller?"
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Starkiller = Guy B why don't they save us the pain and name him John Smith?


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^ Cuz that's not a Star WArs-y name.

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Old 06-11-2008, 03:59 PM   #33
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^ how about "we-don't-know-what-to-name-him-so-we-gave-him-this-retarded-name"


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Old 06-11-2008, 04:20 PM   #34
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Really I don't care what his name is all that much, although it's fun to speculate. I just hope TFU has a good story line, and I believe it will.


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Yes, a good plot, storyline, and settings, I would like to fight on Kashyyyk, that would be fun...Also cool moves for "starkiller" to pull off while fighting, and his name should have at least some meaning...


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Old 06-12-2008, 01:50 PM   #36
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Before I declare it lame I will need to know his backstory in full.
Naw, you don't need to know his whole childhood to tell that his name sounds bad.


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Naw, you don't need to know his whole childhood to tell that his name sounds bad.
I think in this case you do need to know his background, since they are using a name that is related to the roots of Star Wars (Starkiller being Luke's original last name). However, if Starkiller is only a code name as I later posted, this point is moot.


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Old 06-13-2008, 11:49 PM   #38
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While Starkiller may indeed work as a name, I think it detracts from it if you have to be familiar with the connection to Luke for it to make sense or be cool. I mean, probably a lot of the people who're going to play the game won't be "hardcore Star Wars fan" enough to research the history of the name. So if the coolness of the name is merely based on that, perhaps they should have picked something else.


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Old 06-14-2008, 12:12 AM   #39
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Hmm, I wonder if anyone (besides us) are nerdy enough to look up the whole back story, yeah, I agree with Serpentine for sure...


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**Update: I just read this on the Starkiller wiki**
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