Why Is Yoda’s Full Name Not Revealed In Star Wars Movies?
If you are a fan of the Star Wars movies, you would be aware that Yoda’s full name is never revealed in any of the movies. Everyone refers to him as Yoda or Master Yoda since his first appearance in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. However, you never hear someone refer to Yoda’s full name in any of those Star Wars films. George Lucas shared the facts regarding Yoda’s full name and why deliberately left with one name, he was (excuse that Yoda-ish sentence structure).
Yoda’s Full Name
It’s a well known fact that all Jedis introduced in the Star Wars movies have had full names such as Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi. What isn’t so well known is the fact that George Lucas initally planned for Yoda to be known by his full name that is Minch Yoda. One would imagine a first name such as that would quite truly capture Yoda’s demeanour. Sadly, this didn’t end up being Yoda’s full name in the movies but George Lucas had his reasons.
Why Not Have It In The Movies?
Given that its usual practice for human societies to have multiple names to identify them, Lucas wanted Yoda’s full name to be a bit of a mystery. Besides, Yoda showcases skill, wisdom and power that surpasses that of any human being. Speaking of wisdom and appearances, the designers were careful that Yoda was a symbol of respectability and wisdom; not some toy. That explains why makeup designer Stuart Freeborn based Yoda’s face on Albert Einstein’s.
Someone Named Minch Afterall
As it turns out, a character named Minch did make an appearance 700 years prior to the Battle of Yavin, who happened to be a Jedi master that belonged to the same race as Yoda. He marked his first appearance in Heart of Darkness in the Dark Horse comic Star Wars Tales #16. While some might be disappointed Yoda’s full name never really got revealed in the movies, others would be glad that they got Minch as well as Yoda without having to bear anyone named Minch Yoda.