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Rename from Galan (Earth-616) to Galan (Earth-616)[]

Galan is character's real name referenced from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four 2005 #1. Earlier discussion can be found from Talk:Galactus (Earth-616)/Archive 1#Galactus is his real name?. —Mrkermit (talk) 20:35, May 3, 2016 (UTC)

Is it the same in the hardcover handbook from 2008? Copeinator123 (talk) 21:57, May 3, 2016 (UTC)
Well, everyone in-Universe refers to him as Galactus, including Galactus himself. Galan is the name of the entity that lived in Earth-0 of the previous multiverse, and transformed into Galactus when the universe imploded, abandoning his old identity in doing so. If the official handbook does refer to "Galan" as his real name, I think the article name should be kept and a section atop the page should redirect to Galan's page, just as it is handled with the varying incarnations of Kang the Conqueror.CoolerthanFrieza (talk) 15317, May 6, 2016 (UTC)
Not everyone. He is sometimes called Galan or Galen, especially by higher forms like Cosmic Beings and Watchers (IIRC).Undoniel (talk) 10:59, May 11, 2016 (UTC)
I'm in favor of the move and feel it's nothing like Kang, because there's no alternate realities creating divergent personas via time travel involved. The character history of Galan/Galactus is unique to this singular entity. -- Annabell (talk) 11:42, May 11, 2016 (UTC)
Even if Galactus isn't exactly the Galan of the precedent universe (merger, offspring of him and Eternity, recreation, something inbetween the 3), he is still mostly Galan, and go by that name for the few who know him as such (like everyone in-universe refer to Spider-Man as Spider-Man, because that's his sole identity to those who aren't aware he is Peter Parker).
Yes for the move.Undoniel (talk) 12:05, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

Proposal to move page from Galan (Earth-616) to "Galan (Earth-616, 6th multiverse)" or "Galan (Earth-616, Sixth multiverse)"[]

If you ask me, it's rather confusing, and you'd have to read deeper to find out he's from the sixth multiverse rather than the seventh/eighth. Mugman2000 (talk) 20:11, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

I don't think this is necessary, it's the first line of the history text, will be in the overview when it gets it, and adds unecessary details to the page name. Copeinator123 (talk) 20:36, 19 January 2022 (UTC)