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A Glossary Of Weird Sci-Fi & Fantasy Names

Sci-fi names can be difficult to keep track of at times. Luckily, we've compiled a thorough list of some of the most interesting fantasy names in Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord Of The Rings, and John Carter. Before John Carter hits theaters in March of 2012, acquaint yourself to some of the characters in this epic film.

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    Admiral Ackbar (played by Timothy M. Rose and voiced by Erik Bauersfeld)

  • Commander of the Rebel fleet's attack in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

    Wedge Antilles(played by Denis Lawson)

  • An X-wing pilot and member of Red Squadron in Star Wars.

B

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    Ponda Baba

  • The walrus-like Aqualish mercenary who attacked Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope.

    Frodo Baggins (played by Elijah Wood)

  • The adoptive heir of Bilbo Baggins in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, who goes on to become the ring bearer

    Barsoom

  • The native name for Mars in the John Carter universe.

    Borg

  • A pseudo-race of cyborgs in Star Trek that operate under a hive-mind.

C

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    C-3PO (played by Anthony Daniels)

  • The golden protocol droid who is R2 D2's sidekick in all the Star Wars films.

    Chewbacca (played by Peter Mayhew)

  • Han Solo's Wookie co-pilot of the Millenium Falcon.

    Chief Chirrpa

  • Chief of the Ewoks on Endor.

D

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    Dejah Thoris (played by Lynn Collins)

  • The Princess of Helium on Barsoom in John Carter.

E

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    Éowyn (played by Miranda Otto)

  • Niece of King Théoden in Rohan, she disguises herself as a man and kills the Witch King Angmar, Lord of the Nazgûl, at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields in The Lord Of The Rings.

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    Faramir (played by David Wenham)

  • The younger brother of Boromir of the Fellowship of the Ring, he is a steward of Gondor and eventually falls in love with Éowyn.

G

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    Gandalf (played by Sir Ian McKellen)

  • AKA Gandalf The Grey, Gandalf The White, a great wizard of Middle Earth in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

    Gollum (played by Andy Serkis)

  • Born a Stoor Hobbit named Sméagol who became Gollum after stealing the One Ring from his relative. Under the Ring's power, he lived for centuries underneath the Misty Mountains.

H

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    Tal Hajus (played by Thomas Haden Church)

  • Hajus is a Thark on Barsoom in the John Carter universe.

    Helium

  • A civilization on Barsoom in John Carter.

I

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    Isildur (played by Harry Sinclair)

  • Isildur was a warrior a briefly the second king of Gondor in The Lord Of The Rings. He slew Sauron's mortal form and too the One Ring for himself.

J

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    Jabba the Hutt

  • A crime lord on Tatoonie, who once held both Han Solo and Princess Leia captive in Star Wars.

    Jeddak

  • Barsoomian name for “king” in the John Carter universe.

K

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    Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor)

  • A Jedi Knight who teaches Luke Skywalker the Force in Star Wars.

    Kantos Kan (played by James Purefoy)

  • A general of the Heliumetic navy on Barsoom.

L

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    Legolas (played by Orlando Bloom)

  • An elf in The Lord Of The Kings, son of the King of the Woodland Realm.

M

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    Matai Shang (played by Mark Strong)

  • Leader of the Therns on Barsoom in John Carter.

    Tardos Mors (played by Ciarán Hinds)

  • A Jeddak of Helium on Barsoom in John Carter.

N

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    Nazgûl

  • The Ringwraiths who serve Sauron in The Lord Of The Rings.

O

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    Princess Leia Organa (played by Carrie Fisher)

  • Leader of the Rebel Alliance, Darth Vader's daughter, Luke Skywalker's sister and Han Solo's wife.

P

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    Emperor Palpatine (played by Ian McDiarmid and Clive Revill)

  • A Dark Lord of the Sith who turned Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader.

Q

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    Q (played by John de Lancie)

  • A mischevious and potentially omnipotent being from Star Trek.

R

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    R2-D2 (played by Kenny Baker )

  • An astromcuh droid, friend of C-3PO and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.

S

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    Sarkoja (played by Polly Walker)

  • A Thark in John Carter.

    Sauron (played by Sala Baker)

  • Creator of the One Ring and Dark Lord of Mordor in Lord of The Rings.

    Sola (played by Samantha Morton)

  • A Thark in John Carter.

    Spock (played by Leonard Nimoy)

  • The half-Vulcan, half-Human first officer of the starship Enterprise in Star Trek.

    Sulu (played by George Takei)

  • The helmsman of the starship Enterprise in Star Trek.

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    Tars Tarkas (played by Willem Dafoe)

  • A Thark in John Carter.

    Sab Than (played by Dominic West)

  • The Jeddak of Zodanga in John Carter.

    Thark

  • A tribe on Barsoom in John Carter.

U

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    Uhura (played by Nichelle Nichols)

  • The starship Enterprise's chief communications officer in Star Trek.

V

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    Darth Vader (played by David Prowse, Sebastian Shaw, Hayden Christensen, and James Earl Jones)

  • The name given to Anakin Skywalker after he joined the dark side.

W

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    Worf (played by Michael Dorn)

  • Lieutenant on the USS Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    Gríma Wormtongue (played by Brad Dourif)

  • Chief advisor to King Théoden of Rohan, whom he betrayed by working with the evil wizard Saruman.

X

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    X-wing

  • A starfighter ship from Star Wars, the main dogfighting ship of the Rebel Alliance.

Y

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    Lieutenant Natasha "Tasha" Yar (played by Denise Crosby)

  • Chief of security on the USS Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Yoda (played by Frank Oz)

  • A Jedi master who trained Luke Skywalker.

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    Zodanga

  • A civilization on Barsoom in John Carter.