History AwesomeMcCoolname / LiveActionTV

28th Jul '16 8:42:05 AM thatmadork
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* One of the creators of the ''Series/RobotWars'' contestant [[AwesomeButImpractical Razer]] was named Vincent Blood.

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* One Most of the robots in ''Series/RobotWars'', but one of the creators of the ''Series/RobotWars'' contestant [[AwesomeButImpractical Razer]] was named Vincent Blood.''Vincent Blood''. May have been a vampire.
9th Jul '16 11:24:16 PM irrevenant
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** Also in that many of them are from the far-future setting of Firefly or names of immortal vampires so 'normal' may not apply. :)
27th Mar '16 7:57:51 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' has Max Rager, the inventor of the eponymous energy drink, which appears to be a catalyst to a ZombieApocalypse. Instead of being horrified, he devotes a new R&D wing to studying the phenomenon and finding a way to monetize it.

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* ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' has Max Rager, Vaughn du Clark, the inventor of the eponymous energy drink, drink Max Rager (which also counts), which appears to be a catalyst to a ZombieApocalypse. Instead of being horrified, he [[CorruptCorporateExecutive devotes a new R&D wing to studying the phenomenon and finding a way to monetize it.it]].
18th Mar '16 11:16:10 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Colin and Brad of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' were both fond of inventing these for their newscaster personas, most frequently innuendos. The most memorable, however, would be "Chesterfield Snapdragon McFisticuffs".

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* Colin and Brad of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' were both fond of inventing these for their newscaster personas, most frequently innuendos. The most memorable, however, would be "Chesterfield Snapdragon McFisticuffs".[=McFisticuffs=]".
18th Mar '16 11:15:40 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' has Max Rager, the inventor of the eponymous energy drink, which appears to be a catalyst to a ZombieApocalypse. Instead of being horrified, he devotes a new R&D wing to studying the phenomenon and finding a way to monetize it.

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* ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' has Max Rager, the inventor of the eponymous energy drink, which appears to be a catalyst to a ZombieApocalypse. Instead of being horrified, he devotes a new R&D wing to studying the phenomenon and finding a way to monetize it.it.
* Colin and Brad of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' were both fond of inventing these for their newscaster personas, most frequently innuendos. The most memorable, however, would be "Chesterfield Snapdragon McFisticuffs".
5th Feb '16 10:02:40 AM ChronoLegion
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** Nicholas Quinn, the series's final BigBad.

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** Nicholas Quinn, the series's final BigBad.BigBad.
* ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' has Max Rager, the inventor of the eponymous energy drink, which appears to be a catalyst to a ZombieApocalypse. Instead of being horrified, he devotes a new R&D wing to studying the phenomenon and finding a way to monetize it.
15th Nov '15 12:44:48 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** And John Smith.



** Taking the cool factor one step further, one alternate universe episode had the brothers as total strangers Dean Smith and Sam Wesson. That's right, Smith&Wesson
* I defy you to tell me [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James Tiberius Kirk]] is not an awesome name of awesome even without his rank of Captain.
** And yet in the ''Film/StarTrek'' film, his father George thought "Tiberius" (his own father's name) was a horrible name. In the ExpandedUniverse, it's revealed that the MirrorUniverse Kirk ascended to the throne of the Terran Empire, calling himself Emperor Tiberius I.

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** Taking the cool factor one step further, one alternate universe episode had the brothers as total strangers Dean Smith and Sam Wesson. That's right, Smith&Wesson
* I defy you to tell me [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': James Tiberius Kirk]] is not an awesome name of awesome even without his rank of Captain.
** And yet in the ''Film/StarTrek'' film, his father George thought "Tiberius" (his own father's name) was a horrible name. In the ExpandedUniverse, it's revealed that the MirrorUniverse Kirk ascended to the throne of the Terran Empire, calling himself Emperor Tiberius I.
Kirk.



* [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Miranda Veracruz de la Jolla Cardenal]] - not the name so much as the speedy (and accented!) delivery of it. In the later appearances, her recitation of her name was ''always'' met with cheers.

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* [[Series/MarriedWithChildren ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Miranda Veracruz de la Jolla Cardenal]] - not the name so much as the speedy (and accented!) delivery of it. In the later appearances, her recitation of Cardenal, a newscaster who pronounces her name was ''always'' met with cheers.such heavily accented triumph that it becomes a RunningGag.
15th Nov '15 12:41:40 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' -- an aversion as she picked the name because it sounded cool.

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* ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' -- an aversion as she picked the ''Series/RemingtonSteele'': The title character choose her own name because it sounded cool.
15th Nov '15 12:40:42 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Specifically, Xander is a diminutive of Alexander, Oz of Osbourne (it's also his last name), and Fred of Winnifred. Giles, Gunn, Book, and Pike are all their last names (first names being Rupert, Charles, Derrial, and [[MeaningfulName Sheppard]]). Spike and Angel are both nicknames/noms de guerre, their real names being William and Liam respectively--being vampires, they've lived so long that they don't really use their old names anymore. Wash is short for Washburne, his surname, and Jubal Early is apparently named after an American Civil War General (Irony who happens to be an ancestor of Creator/NathanFillion). Buffy is usually a nickname for Elizabeth, although it's pretty clear that Joyce cut out the middleman and actually named her Buffy - it's on her [[spoiler: gravestone]].
** Also in ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', "Arcane". Also known as Clyde. Not to mention the actives with their cool "callsigns" -- Echo, November, Alpha, Tango, Sierra, Whiskey and... er... Mike. We don't see much of Mike. These nicknames all come from the ICAO/NATO/ITU phonetic alphabet (used mainly by pilots and Western militaries). Each word corresponds with the letter it starts with. So think of all the cool names that were had by Dolls that were not seen or had not been created yet: Delta, India, Lima, Papa, Yankee and Zulu. Not so [=McCool=] names: Charlie, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel (yeesh), Juliet, Oscar, Quebec, Romeo, Uniform (ouch) and X-ray (debatable depending on your level of nerdiness).
*** The NATO alphabet uses "India" for ''I'' (though Indigo is exceptionally cooler and we should lobby for it) and, for ''Z'', "Zulu" (which even seems more AwesomeMcCoolName than Zebra, really).

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** Specifically, Xander is a diminutive of Alexander, Oz of Osbourne (it's also his last name), and Fred of Winnifred. Giles, Gunn, Book, and Pike are all their last names (first names being Rupert, Charles, Derrial, and [[MeaningfulName Sheppard]]). Spike and Angel are both nicknames/noms de guerre, their real names being William and Liam respectively--being vampires, they've lived so long that they don't really use their old names anymore. Wash is short for Washburne, his surname, and Jubal Early is apparently named after an American Civil War General (Irony who happens to be an ancestor of Creator/NathanFillion). Buffy is usually a nickname for Elizabeth, although it's pretty clear that Joyce cut out the middleman and actually named her Buffy - it's on her [[spoiler: gravestone]].
** Also in
* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', "Arcane". Also known as Clyde. Not to mention the actives with their cool "callsigns" -- Echo, November, Alpha, Tango, Sierra, Whiskey and... er... Mike. We don't see much of Mike. These nicknames all come from the ICAO/NATO/ITU phonetic alphabet (used mainly by pilots and Western militaries). Each word corresponds with the letter it starts with. So think of all the cool names that were had by Dolls that were not seen or had not been created yet: Delta, India, Lima, Papa, Yankee and Zulu. Not so [=McCool=] names: Charlie, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel (yeesh), Juliet, Oscar, Quebec, Romeo, Uniform (ouch) and X-ray (debatable depending on your level of nerdiness).
*** The NATO alphabet uses "India" for ''I'' (though Indigo is exceptionally cooler and we should lobby for it) and, for ''Z'', "Zulu" (which even seems more AwesomeMcCoolName than Zebra, really).
nerdiness).



** The original spelling still made it into the episode "Warrior... Priestess... Tramp":
--> '''Meg''' (one of ''three'' Xena lookalikes in the series, wielding a sword while looking at herself in a mirror): Yeah, I'm Xena! That's Xena with a '''Z'''!
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' gives us Richard Creator/{{Edgar|AllanPoe}} "Rick" Castle and his daughter Alexis Castle, as well [[spoiler: as the new captain]] Victoria Gates (better known as "Iron Gates").
** Castle's birth name is actually Richard Alexander Rodgers. He legally changed his name because he liked "Castle" better and was a big fan of Poe.

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** The original spelling still made it into the episode "Warrior... Priestess... Tramp":
--> '''Meg''' (one of ''three'' Xena lookalikes in the series, wielding a sword while looking at herself in a mirror): Yeah, I'm Xena! That's Xena with a '''Z'''!
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' gives us Richard Creator/{{Edgar|AllanPoe}} "Rick" Castle and his daughter Alexis Castle, as well [[spoiler: as the new captain]] Victoria Gates (better known as "Iron Gates").
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Gates"). Castle's birth name is actually Richard Alexander Rodgers. He legally changed his name because he liked "Castle" better and was a big fan of Poe.



** And of course, the Galactica itself.
27th Aug '15 12:08:38 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In a world of fantasy of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', it's pretty much standard.

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* In a world of fantasy of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', it's pretty much it's standard.



** Actually, most Time Lords have cool names. Most notable example: Romanadvoratrelundar, or 'Romana' for short. She'd prefer Fred. The Meddling Monk and The Master also count for this trope.

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** Actually, most **most Time Lords have cool names. Most notable example: names such as Romanadvoratrelundar, or 'Romana' for short. She'd prefer Fred. The Meddling Monk and The Master also count for this trope.



** Don't forget [[TheBrigadier Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethridge-Stewart.]]
** And Captain Jack Harkness, although "Captain Jack" on its own is cool enough! (Even if it isn't actually his ''[[NoNameGiven real]]'' name!)
** A villainous example, might I introduce the Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe!
*** Or Max for short.

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** Don't forget [[TheBrigadier Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethridge-Stewart.]]
** And Captain Jack Harkness, although "Captain Jack" on its own is cool enough! (Even if it isn't actually his ''[[NoNameGiven real]]'' name!)
** A villainous example, might I introduce the example is Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe!
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Maxarodenfoe! [[note]] Or Max for short.short. [[/note]]
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