I've been running across a lot of real-world places and people lately that old Georgy-poo might have taken some inspiration from. Here are a few...what can you add?
Akbar: Indian ruler during the Mughal Dynasty of the late 16th/early 17th centuries. Ashoka: Indian emperor during the Maurya Dynasty 304-232BC Tataouine: a city in Tunisia (aka the country where scenes from Tatooine were filmed). U-Tapao: Airport/military airbase in Thailand Vader: Dutch word for father
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"Stormtrooper" from Nazi military police of the same name "Anakin" from Ken Annakin, George Lucas' friend and fellow director "Luke" from "Lucas", last name of a certain George "Leia", possibly from "Lay'a" which in Arabic meaning "weary". Alternatively it might mean "mistress'" or "ruler" in Assyrian "Coruscant" from the Latin verb "Coruscare", meaning to glitter or sparkle
Darkseid is the main villain and "The Source" is a mystical power in Jack Kirby's Fourth World comics from the early 70s. I'm sure George never read them though. It's about the hero Orion's struggle against Darkseid. Turns out Darkseid is Orion's Father! (No! It's not possible!)