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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    I mean, Yavin IV was also a moon, wasn't it? And commonly just called Yavin?
    The wookieepedia page'll still call it Yavin IV, though, not Yavin.
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    I've always assumed that midichlorians are just space-mitochondria. Like, George Lucas said one night at 3:00 AM "whatever, I'm just going to call them mitochondria for now, and we'll think of a better name later."

    Then on the morning they were filming that scene, he's like, "Oh no! I spent so much time planning all these happy meal toys, I forgot to come up with cool names! I know, I'll just change a few letters. It's not like Lego is going to pay me the big bucks for a 'Midichlorian PlaySet', so I obviously have no reason care. Also, since I'm thinking about names, my big bad guy is named... Darth... Plague... iuos. There's also... General... Grief... iuos. Done. I'm done with names."

    Which begs the question -- how do you inherit midichlorains? Do you inherit them from your mother or your father?Did Luke inherit a lot of midichlorians from his mom, because she was a space-princess?
    Sure you can get to the same place from different directions so it's possible that's what he was going for, but my bet was always that Grievous's name was derived from the word grievous.

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    Now, riddle me this: which one is Middle-Earth?
    The one between the Undying Land to the West and the Land of the Sun to the East all three (sorta) on the planet Arda (Earth)
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    It also has no citation in that, so it's fairly useless. Unless all nine of the planet's moons are also named Endor.
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    The wookieepedia page'll still call it Yavin IV, though, not Yavin.
    My guess would be that both planets are called Endor and Yavin respectively and their moons are called Ď[planet] [number]í

    Itís also likely that there is no agreed upon standard in a galaxy (itís big and has a long history) and the people who discovered the planets had different ideas for what the proper naming convention is.



    And since both moons seem to be the only inhabitable astral bodies of their respective star system, it doesnít really matter if the name are slightly confusing since theyíre what will be discussed in 99% of cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    My guess would be that both planets are called Endor and Yavin respectively and their moons are called Ď[planet] [number]í

    Itís also likely that there is no agreed upon standard in a galaxy (itís big and has a long history) and the people who discovered the planets had different ideas for what the proper naming convention is.



    And since both moons seem to be the only inhabitable astral bodies of their respective star system, it doesnít really matter if the name are slightly confusing since theyíre what will be discussed in 99% of cases.
    I agree, the moon is likely officially called Endor X, and calling it Endor colloquially makes sense. But the Wookieepedia entry is basically a fan theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    I agree, the moon is likely officially called Endor X, and calling it Endor colloquially makes sense.
    Vader even refers, in the movie, to the stolen Imperial shuttle having "landed on Endor" in conversation with Palpatine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.One View Post
    Not to delve into this microshenanigans to much, but if they are the midichlorians, what are the other chlorians? The highchlorians, the lowchlorians, etc...
    Don't Skirt the real issue: What happened to the Minichlorians and the Maxichlorians?
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    Don't Skirt the real issue: What happened to the Minichlorians and the Maxichlorians?
    The adventures of Radagast the Brown are stores not told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Don't Skirt the real issue: What happened to the Minichlorians and the Maxichlorians?
    The minichlorians trained and evolved into midichlorians, who are still training (and will need a Forcestone) to evolve to maxichlorians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    I mean, Yavin IV was also a moon, wasn't it? And commonly just called Yavin?
    Specifically, the 4th moon in orbit around Yavin. I'll let you guess what each of the 3 closer moons were called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.One View Post
    I believe maybe Dion meant (the infamed) midichlorians...


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    Not to delve into this microshenanigans to much, but if they are the midichlorians, what are the other chlorians? The highchlorians, the lowchlorians, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Don't Skirt the real issue: What happened to the Minichlorians and the Maxichlorians?
    One Legends short story did actually have maxi-chlorians:

    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Maxi-chlorian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Don't Skirt the real issue: What happened to the Minichlorians and the Maxichlorians?
    They were eaten by the munchochlorines/munchoclorians/Muchomachocoldbeers ... or some other similar space monster. But the Jawa are innocent.
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    The sequel trilogy should have said something like "Midichlorians? That's been debunked for ages, man. It's this galaxy's phrenology".
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    Quote Originally Posted by hroĢila View Post
    The sequel trilogy should have said something like "Midichlorians? That's been debunked for ages, man. It's this galaxy's phrenology".
    All these ramblings about Star Wars were well worth it, to read your words here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snails View Post
    The adventures of Radagast the Brown are stores not told.
    Was Minichlorian and Maxichlorian tje names of the two other wizards? Or was Minichlorian reborn as Maxichlorian after his fight with Balrog (Shortly before defeating Vega, Sagat and M. Bison)?

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    my bet was always that Grievous's name was derived from the word grievous.
    I believe you would win that bet.

    My bet was always that Porkinsís name was derived from Porkins being fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riftwolf View Post
    Was Minichlorian and Maxichlorian tje names of the two other wizards? Or was Minichlorian reborn as Maxichlorian after his fight with Balrog (Shortly before defeating Vega, Sagat and M. Bison)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    I agree, the moon is likely officially called Endor X, and calling it Endor colloquially makes sense. But the Wookieepedia entry is basically a fan theory.
    Well, it wouldn't be called Endor X, since there are only 9 moons on Endor.
    /s

    Also, interesing fact, the Grinch is from "the Forest moon of" Endor as well

    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Dulok

    Edit: OOH, "The Forest Moon currently known as Endor" is much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebum2002 View Post
    Edit: OOH, "The Forest Moon currently known as Endor" is much better.
    I prefer "the moon formerly known as the moon formerly known as Endor's moon".

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