History AwesomeMcCoolname / LiveActionTV

23rd Mar '18 8:42:38 PM merotoker
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* Deliberately invoked in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' with the [[NietzscheWannabe Nietzscheans]]. Their names tend to be references to historical or mythical tough guys with the last name usually referencing a historical location or people. For example, Tyr Anasazi is named after a Norse god and a Native American tribe. Gaheris Rhade is named after KingArthur's nephew and a German city, while his IdenticalGrandson Telemachus Rhade is named after the son of [[Literature/TheIliad Odysseus]]. A throw-away line in one episode mentions Trance wondering what a Nietzschean mother was thinking when she named her son [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Genghis]] [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalin]].

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* Deliberately invoked in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' with the [[NietzscheWannabe [[StrawNihilist Nietzscheans]]. Their names tend to be references to historical or mythical tough guys with the last name usually referencing a historical location or people. For example, Tyr Anasazi is named after a Norse god and a Native American tribe. Gaheris Rhade is named after KingArthur's nephew and a German city, while his IdenticalGrandson Telemachus Rhade is named after the son of [[Literature/TheIliad Odysseus]]. A throw-away line in one episode mentions Trance wondering what a Nietzschean mother was thinking when she named her son [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Genghis]] [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalin]].



* Sam Axe in ''Series/BurnNotice''.
** And Sam believes that Chuck Finley is also an example.

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* Sam Axe in ''Series/BurnNotice''.
** And
''Series/BurnNotice''. Sam believes that Chuck Finley is also an example.



** On one Colbert Report (the one with Jeff Bridges), a name on the ticker of donators was "Ace [=McAwesome=]".

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** On one Colbert Report ''Colbert Report'' (the one with Jeff Bridges), a name on the ticker of donators was "Ace [=McAwesome=]".



* Napoleon Solo of ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'', who, curiously, almost never uses a pseudonym. You'd think that after a while, THRUSH agents would stop being fooled by Napoleon Solo, Investment Banker. The ludicrousness of the name is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d from time to time: for example, when he has EasyAmnesia and someone tells him who he is, he refuses to believe it.

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* Napoleon Solo of ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'', ''Series/TheManFromUncle'', who, curiously, almost never uses a pseudonym. You'd think that after a while, THRUSH agents would stop being fooled by Napoleon Solo, Investment Banker. The ludicrousness of the name is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d from time to time: for example, when he has EasyAmnesia and someone tells him who he is, he refuses to believe it.



* The heroes in ''Series/VRTroopers'' are Ryan Steele, Kaitlin Starr, and J.B. Reese.



* [[WordOfGod According to Rob Tapert]], his original plan was to spell name [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena's]] name with a 'Z' (i.e 'Zena'), however [[ExecutiveMeddling the network didn't think it was cool enough]], opting instead to spell it with the "much cooler" X.

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* [[WordOfGod According to Rob Tapert]], his original plan was to spell name [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena's]] name with a 'Z' (i.e 'Zena'), however [[ExecutiveMeddling the network didn't think it was cool enough]], opting instead to spell it with the "much cooler" "[[XMakesAnythingCool much cooler]]" X.
7th Feb '18 10:09:38 PM jormis29
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* In Jimmy Kimmel Live's 2010 "Handsome Men's Club" sketch [[Film/TrainingDay Ethan Hawke]] demanded his name be legally changed to ''Handsome Hawke''.

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* In Jimmy Kimmel Live's ''Series/JimmyKimmelLive'''s 2010 "Handsome Men's Club" sketch [[Film/TrainingDay Ethan Hawke]] demanded his name be legally changed to ''Handsome Hawke''.
24th Jan '18 4:03:48 AM Siempie
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* The Doctor, from ''Series/DoctorWho''. [[MeaningfulRename Not their real name, still awesome]].

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* The Doctor, from ''Series/DoctorWho''. [[MeaningfulRename Not their real name, name]], still awesome]].awesome.



*** The Doctor's real name it still a mystery, but the Twelfth Doctor says in "Twice Upon a Time" that their name can only be heard by children, if their hearts are in the right place. Sounds cool, but it's not hard to understand [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard why they changed it]].

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*** The Doctor's real name it is still a mystery, but the Twelfth Doctor says in "Twice Upon a Time" that their name can only be heard by children, if "if their hearts are in the right place. place, and the stars are too." Sounds cool, but it's not hard to understand [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard why they changed it]].
24th Jan '18 4:00:11 AM Siempie
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* The Doctor, from ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** Most Time Lords have cool names such as Romanadvoratrelundar, or "Romana" for short. She'd prefer Fred. The Meddling Monk and the Master also count for this trope.

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* The Doctor, from ''Series/DoctorWho''.
''Series/DoctorWho''. [[MeaningfulRename Not their real name, still awesome]].
** Most Time Lords have cool names such as Romanadvoratrelundar, or "Romana" for short. She'd prefer Fred. The Meddling Monk and the Master also count for this trope.
*** The Doctor's real name it still a mystery, but the Twelfth Doctor says in "Twice Upon a Time" that their name can only be heard by children, if their hearts are in the right place. Sounds cool, but it's not hard to understand [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard why they changed it]].
** Before they chose their current name, the Doctor was nicknamed "Theta Sigma", a nickname originating from the Academy. The Master's Academy nickname was "Koschei".
12th Jan '18 7:11:56 PM donwarr1995
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* ''TheGreatBritishBakeOff'': Yes, the judges' names are really Mary Berry (actually, Mary-Rosa Alleyne Berry) and Paul Hollywood.
15th Nov '17 9:21:40 PM artofcheatery
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** And Sam believes that Chuck Finley is also an example.
19th Sep '17 5:51:30 AM thatmadork
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* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' seemed to attract people like this. There's presenters Max Geiger and Geoffrey ''Thor'' Desmoulin, Rajput expert ''Gugun Deep Singh'', Apache expert ''Snake Blocker'' and Crazy Horse expert ''Moses Brings Plenty'' (both of these guys are also examples of BadassNative)... Probably the best example is the Cartel expert, ''[[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]]'' Blanco.
14th Sep '17 2:11:32 PM SuddenFrost
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* On ''Series/TheTonightShow'', Jay Leno once said Creator/AntonioBanderas was an example of this.
7th Apr '17 4:32:48 PM CountDorku
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* In the "Gettin' Judgey With It" episode of ''Series/CutthroatKitchen'', in which the judges participate in the ordeal for a change, Richard Blais (pronounced "Blaze") mentions that he wants to take fellow judge/competitor Jet Tila's first name, so that he can call himself ''Jet Blais''.
7th Apr '17 9:41:21 AM BabyM
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* ''Series/NorthernExposure:'' Marilyn Whirlwind.
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