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Old March 19th, 2006   BrianT is offline   #25
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Wasn't he called Sinestro in Emerald Dawn II?

And his name being "Sinestro" means absolutely nothing. Just because "sinister" means something in our language doesn't mean it has the same definition in other language.

There are words in our language that, pronounced the same way, have very different meanings in other languages on this planet. So it's not hard to believe that a similar sounding word on a competely different planet would have a different meaning.

Plus, there were no Romans on Korugar to distort the meaning of the word sinister, so if it had the same meaning as it did here then it would maintain the original meaning on our planet, which is "left handed".

And now, Sinestro is known as such a villain on Korugar, that the word now means "evil" in their language too.
 
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