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Why Pierre Chang?

Post by AngeloComet on Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:50 pm

As those keen Comic-Con / ARG enthusiasts already know, the artist formerly known as Marvin Candle / Mark Wickmund / Edgar Halliwax. . .



. . . has been revealed to have the real name of Pierre Chang.

Any major significance to this name? Personally, I think it's just a riff on the actor's real name.

His real name is Francois Chau.

Francois is a very French name. The only male French name more French is - ooh la la - Pierre!

Then the surname Chau - beginning with 'Cha' - is adapted into Chang.

Ergo: Pierre Chang.

And I think that's it. Nothing major. Nothing enlightening. Just a little bit of amusement. Unless, of course, you know better. . .?


Last edited by AngeloComet on Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:49 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Cheng changed to Chang)
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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by katesawjack on Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:25 pm

I can't believe I was really going to tell you ,AC that you had this name misspelled, and that it was really Chang! Embarassed But when I googled it, I actually came up two pages, with both spellings.....

Probably does not mean anything, although, it has been said they (Darlton)always have a reason for picking the names of their characters.
http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Pierre_Cheng

http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Pierre_Cheng/Theories
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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by AngeloComet on Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:37 pm

Chang would probably make more sense - being a more typical Chinese name than Cheng (in the vein of choosing archetypal names from specific countries).

Although I don't think Cheng is particularly uncommon either - but I think I'll change it. Lostpedia re-directs from Cheng to Chang, so I'll stick with their version until I hear otherwise.

I note the change (chenge!) here so your above comment doesn't appear too mental!
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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by katesawjack on Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:04 pm

Thanks AC,it took me a minute to see your edit, so I did think I had a mental lapse, for a minute there! lol!
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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by Caged_Faraday on Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:24 pm

Possible connections to be drawn:
General Chang - a reference to the Klingon General in the perennial writer's favourite, Star Trek
Kathy Change (born Kathleen Chang) - political activist who killed herself in an act of self-immolation on the University of Pennsylvania campus in 1996
Ha-Joon Chang - Korean, who is one of the world's foremost heterodox economists specialising in development economics

Or, if it's Cheng:
François Cheng - Chinese French academician, writer, poet and calligrapher.

Just some ideas... thanks to Wikipedia.

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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by CosmicJewels on Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:32 pm

Really like the idea of General Chang. Fits well.
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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by Caged_Faraday on Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:21 am

taH pagh taHbe'

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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by SomeArztOnYou on Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:04 am

That is the question, isn't it?
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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by kristenislost on Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:39 am

If he's French perhaps there's a connection to Rousseau and her team.

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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by SunburnedPenguin on Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:47 am

Rousseau's husband lost an arm on the island right? Interesting....

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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by AngeloComet on Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:52 am

SBP - Nah! Montand lost an arm!

Rousseau's husband, Robert, just got shot. . . by Rousseau!
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Re: Why Pierre Chang?

Post by kristenislost on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:59 pm

Maybe Montand and Pierre Chang are the same person somehow?? He had used other fake names so why not Montand as well. Maybe he was living a life similar to Ben...multiple identities, traveling around time and space, etc. Of course there could be more than one French man who lost their arm and it could just be a coincidence...hmmm the wheels are turning.

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