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Why is this article at Lady Tarkin? Chack Jadson (Talk) 20:39, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

  • I didn't read the original Marvel Comics, but that was the name they gave her in The Essential Guide to Characters. As far as I know, this is her only canonical name...*sigh* I miss the good old days, when antagonists could be called villains. -- SFH 21:30, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
    • Actually, it was a newspaper strip, not Marvel. It's available on if you have Hyperspace membership. Crystorix 05:08, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
  • But it's a title. Tarkin's called Grand Moff Tarkin, but his article is at Wilhuff Tarkin. Same with Thrawn, Grievous, etc. Shouldn't this be moved to Tarkin's wife or something? Chack Jadson (Talk) 22:40, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
  • How about a template:Nickname being added to differentiate from all the other Tarkins? -- SFH 04:45, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
    • I don't see why this should be moved. "Lady Tarkin" is what she is called. We don't need parentheses. If you people insist upon something, then let's move it back and slap a nickname template on there. Okay? -- Ozzel 05:00, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
      • Excuse me, why was this moved back? Lady is a title, like Admiral, King, or Grand Poobah. We don't use titles in article names. The move I made was an attempt at compromise. I don't care what it is named, but it shouldn't be here, where it is now. QuentinGeorge 20:09, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
        • Darth is a title, also. --Danik Kreldin 20:25, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
          • Darth is a special case, since it is an adopted name. QuentinGeorge 20:32, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
            • It was moved back because there is an ongoing discussion here, and the last move was made without trying to work it out here first. Now, SFH and I have proposed a solution: keep the article at "Lady Tarkin" and add the {{Nickname}} template. Of course "Lady" probably isn't her first name (although it certainly could be), but "Lady Tarkin" is the name she is known by, and therefore what we should call her, especially when the alternative is some unnecessary parenthetical mess. -- Ozzel 22:17, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
              • Exactly. We are given a natural disambiguation here. For God's sakes, lets start using them, for once. Thefourdotelipsis 22:20, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
                • Since I'm the one who started this whole discussion, I feel I should chime in. I actually favor keeping it at "Lady Tarkin" now. So, leave it at this, as that appears to be the best solution. Chack Jadson (Talk) 22:34, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Tarkin (Tarkin's Wife) is... just a bad article name, IMO. Keep it as Lady Tarkin. --Danik Kreldin 22:52, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
    • Our usual policy is to omit titles, but when titles can be added to the article in order to avoid ambiguity, I think we can make an exception. Keep it at Lady Tarkin. —Silly Dan (talk) 00:10, 30 November 2007 (UTC)


  • I have to ask. Neither Death Star or any of the Jedi Academy novels make a mention of Lady Tarkin... she doesn't seem to exist outside the comic she was introduced. The Death Star novel seems to really indicate he's single and in a secretive relationship with Daala... he doesn't even reflect on having an affair. I guess the authors just forgot about her? It seems almost everyone in the Empire was aware of their relationship, so I'm surprised Lady Tarkin never got the hint. --Danik Kreldin 04:53, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
    • I get the impression that Lady Tarkin was in the marriage for social position, not for love, so its possible that it was an open secret. Yet the command staff of the Death Star and associated Naval support does not equate to the entire Empire, so she may not have known. But yeah, I was disappointed with how often Tarkin thought about Daala in that book, that he never mentally compared her to his shrewish wife. Crystorix 05:33, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
      • What's funny is just how loyal to HIM the Lady Tarkin was. But yeah, Tarkin's marriage was to get familial access to the powerful Motti line, to which his wife belonged; The New Essential Guide to Characters is clear that he felt no love for the woman. jSarek 05:59, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Garoche Edit

How can Garoche be Thalassa's and Wilhuff's son, if he died in 19BBY, but Thalassa and Wilhuff weren't married until 10BBY? Was Garoche born before the marrige or is that a mistake on the 10BBY site? 10:29, September 25, 2011 (UTC)just a curious Wookieepedia fan

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