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3rd May '16 8:54:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Stephen King's ''RoseRed'' mini-series and the accompanying tie-in novel, Ellen Rimbauer gives birth to her first child, a boy, and writes in her diary: "I shall name him Adam, for he is the first." He actually ends up being her only son; her only other child is a girl named April, after her birth month.

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* In Stephen King's ''RoseRed'' ''Series/RoseRed'' mini-series and the accompanying tie-in novel, Ellen Rimbauer gives birth to her first child, a boy, and writes in her diary: "I shall name him Adam, for he is the first." He actually ends up being her only son; her only other child is a girl named April, after her birth month.
15th Apr '16 4:11:51 PM Doug86
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* The original comic ''Comicbook/{{Wanted}}'' - which is populated by {{exp|y}}ies and/or [[CaptainErsatz Captains Ersatz]] of the villains (and to a lesser extent heroes) of the DCUniverse instead of the assassins' guild of the [[Film/{{Wanted}} movie]] based on it - has Adam-One, the oldest man on Earth, a Captain Ersatz of Vandal Savage (an ancient, immortal caveman and MagnificentBastard in the DCU). His name is obviously meant to imply that he's the first human being and possibly the Biblical Adam himself.

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* The original comic ''Comicbook/{{Wanted}}'' - which is populated by {{exp|y}}ies and/or [[CaptainErsatz Captains Ersatz]] of the villains (and to a lesser extent heroes) of the DCUniverse Franchise/TheDCU instead of the assassins' guild of the [[Film/{{Wanted}} movie]] based on it - has Adam-One, the oldest man on Earth, a Captain Ersatz of Vandal Savage (an ancient, immortal caveman and MagnificentBastard in the DCU). His name is obviously meant to imply that he's the first human being and possibly the Biblical Adam himself.
21st Mar '16 9:53:40 AM ObsidianFire
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** It gets much better in the Epilogue of the game, when it is revealed that [[spoiler: EVA was in fact a random chinese spy who accidentally ran into him in the forest. A fellow American who asks her if she is [=ADAM=] and tells her that his code name is Snake, she shows being GenreSavvy and gambles it, claiming her name is EVA. Which is precisely the code name of [=ADAMs=] partner, so Snake no longer questions her about not knowing the password.]]

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** It gets much better in the Epilogue of the game, when it is revealed that [[spoiler: EVA was in fact a random chinese spy who accidentally ran into him in the forest. A fellow American who asks her if she is [=ADAM=] and tells her that his code name is Snake, she shows being GenreSavvy and gambles it, claiming her name is EVA. Which is precisely the code name of [=ADAMs=] partner, so Snake no longer questions her about not knowing the password.]]
8th Feb '16 6:15:48 AM erforce
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* In ''BeingThere'', the first person Chance, the gardener gets to know at length outside of his old home -- and garden -- is a woman named ''Eve'' Rand. In the novella, this symbolism was in-obvious; her full name was Elizabeth Eve Rand, and she was usually referred to as "EE". In the film, this was changed, probably because [[PragmaticAdaptation "EE" would have sounded weird onscreen]] -- though the RuleOfSymbolism likely played a part in ''which'' name she would use.
* In ''UnderworldAwakening'' [[spoiler:Selene and Michael's daughter is named Eve]], although she isn't called it in the movie. Her name only appears in the end credits.

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* In ''BeingThere'', ''Film/BeingThere'', the first person Chance, the gardener gets to know at length outside of his old home -- and garden -- is a woman named ''Eve'' Rand. In the novella, this symbolism was in-obvious; her full name was Elizabeth Eve Rand, and she was usually referred to as "EE". In the film, this was changed, probably because [[PragmaticAdaptation "EE" would have sounded weird onscreen]] -- though the RuleOfSymbolism likely played a part in ''which'' name she would use.
* In ''UnderworldAwakening'' ''Film/UnderworldAwakening'' [[spoiler:Selene and Michael's daughter is named Eve]], although she isn't called it in the movie. Her name only appears in the end credits.
13th Jan '16 5:37:05 PM Sharlee
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* Defied in ''Series/PennyDreadful'', where Frankenstein says that "Adam" is a dumb name for his creation. This is a reference to the fact that Mary Shelley would call the creature from ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' "Adam."

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* Defied in ''Series/PennyDreadful'', where Frankenstein says that "Adam" is a dumb briefly considers naming his creation "Adam", then discards the idea in favor of letting the creature choose its own name for his creation. randomly from a book. This is a reference to the fact that Mary Shelley would call the creature from ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' "Adam.""Adam".
21st Dec '15 2:55:18 AM Adept
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* A woman named Eve Moonlit kick-starts the events of {{Mothy}}'s Franchise/EvilliousChronicles series in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJny2S00dOA Moonlit Bear]]'' by stealing two apples ([[spoiler:actually babies]]) from a bear ([[spoiler:their mother]]). Then in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8blya6kAc Tale of Moonlit Abandonment]],'' she and her husband, Adam Moonlit, are [[spoiler:murdered]] by her now 14-year-old adoptive children when she attempts to get rid of them by leaving them in the forest, and her [[spoiler:death]] releases the Seven Sins to the world.

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* A woman named Eve Moonlit kick-starts the events of {{Mothy}}'s Music/{{Mothy}}'s Franchise/EvilliousChronicles series in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJny2S00dOA Moonlit Bear]]'' by stealing two apples ([[spoiler:actually babies]]) from a bear ([[spoiler:their mother]]). Then in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8blya6kAc Tale of Moonlit Abandonment]],'' she and her husband, Adam Moonlit, are [[spoiler:murdered]] by her now 14-year-old adoptive children when she attempts to get rid of them by leaving them in the forest, and her [[spoiler:death]] releases the Seven Sins to the world.
1st Dec '15 1:20:43 PM Nohbody
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* Although not a character, ''Franchise/BioShock'' features a substance which can grant you new physical and mental abilities, and another substance which acts as a sort of fuel for those abilities, named ADAM and EVE respectively.

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* Although not a character, ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' features a substance which can grant you new physical and mental abilities, and another substance which acts as a sort of fuel for those abilities, named ADAM and EVE respectively.
25th Nov '15 2:50:54 PM Doug86
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* Adam Blade and Eve Neuschwanstein in ''{{Needless}}''.

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* Adam Blade and Eve Neuschwanstein in ''{{Needless}}''.''Manga/{{Needless}}''.



* It may just be a coincidence with everyone's favorite [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks 90s gimmick character]] and ComicBook/{{X-Men}} footnote Adam-X the [[XtremeKoolLetterz X-Treme]], but he ''is'' the only known human/Shi'ar [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid]] and therefore the first of his kind.

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* It may just be a coincidence with everyone's favorite [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks 90s gimmick character]] and ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen footnote Adam-X the [[XtremeKoolLetterz X-Treme]], but he ''is'' the only known human/Shi'ar [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid]] and therefore the first of his kind.



* In one ComicBook/{{Superman}} story, Clark Kent finds out that he just imagined being Superman, and the real Superman was named Adam Newman. [[spoiler: Actually, Adam Newman (New-Man) was a Superman android, with a scheme to trick the real Superman and take his place.]]

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* In one ComicBook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} story, Clark Kent finds out that he just imagined being Superman, and the real Superman was named Adam Newman. [[spoiler: Actually, Adam Newman (New-Man) was a Superman android, with a scheme to trick the real Superman and take his place.]]



* The first broadcast episode of ''{{QI}}'' was titled "Adam." This is retroactive, however - the first series episodes had no titles until the second series established the IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming.

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* The first broadcast episode of ''{{QI}}'' ''Series/{{QI}}'' was titled "Adam." This is retroactive, however - the first series episodes had no titles until the second series established the IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming.



* The {{BIONICLE}} WebGame ''Mata Nui Online Game II'' had two Onu-Matoran villagers named Akamu and Damek. The first name is a Czech diminutive for the name Adam, while the second is a vernacular form of Adamu, the Hawaiian transliteration of the name Adam. However, in this case the symbolic meaning is the literal translation "from the earth" rather than any progenitor figure, as Onu-Matoran are [[BeneathTheEarth tunnel dwellers]] and represent the [[ElementalPowers element]] of [[DishingOutDirt earth]].

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* The {{BIONICLE}} Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} WebGame ''Mata Nui Online Game II'' had two Onu-Matoran villagers named Akamu and Damek. The first name is a Czech diminutive for the name Adam, while the second is a vernacular form of Adamu, the Hawaiian transliteration of the name Adam. However, in this case the symbolic meaning is the literal translation "from the earth" rather than any progenitor figure, as Onu-Matoran are [[BeneathTheEarth tunnel dwellers]] and represent the [[ElementalPowers element]] of [[DishingOutDirt earth]].



* Adam Lyon from ''MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' is, like his namesake, the only human in a group of animals.

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* Adam Lyon from ''MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' is, like his namesake, the only human in a group of animals.



** It's a bit of a misnomer, though, since it is probably not the case that they were the first humans, knew each other or even lived at the same time. Mitochondrial Eve is simply the latest woman who is a common matrilinal[[note]] Going solely from mother to daughter, so having sons but no daughters would end the matrilinal line.[[/note]] ancestor to everyone now living, but when she lived and earlier there were lots of other human women; it's just that their children (or their children's children, or...) were male or died without reproducing. Same for Y-chromosomal Adam on the patrilineal[[note]] The line going from father to son, not running through daughters at all.[[/note]] and female descendants.

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** It's a bit of a misnomer, though, since it is probably not the case that they were the first humans, knew each other or even lived at the same time. Mitochondrial Eve is simply the latest woman who is a common matrilinal[[note]] matrilineal[[note]] Going solely from mother to daughter, so having sons but no daughters would end the matrilinal matrilineal line.[[/note]] ancestor to everyone now living, but when she lived and earlier there were lots of other human women; it's just that their children (or their children's children, or...) were male or died without reproducing. Same for Y-chromosomal Adam on the patrilineal[[note]] The line going from father to son, not running through daughters at all.[[/note]] and female descendants.



**** Recent researchs suggest than the Mitochondrial Eve may not exist at all. Spermatozoids have ONE mitochondrion, which most of the time is lost in the process, but sometime is not. So we can very likely inherit some of them from our maternal grandfathers/paternal grandmothers. The Y-chromosomal Adam still certainly exists, obviously.

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**** Recent researchs suggest than research suggests that the Mitochondrial Eve may not exist at all. Spermatozoids have ONE mitochondrion, which most of the time is lost in the process, but sometime is not. So we can very likely inherit some of them from our maternal grandfathers/paternal grandmothers. The Y-chromosomal Adam still certainly exists, obviously.
23rd Oct '15 4:26:51 AM StFan
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* After centuries of solitude, WesternAnimation/WallE meets a fellow robot; she is named EVE. The symbolism is doubled when we realize that she represents a new start on Earth for the human race. Also, she looks vaguely like a dove and returns to an "ark" of survivors carrying a plant. WordOfGod even notes the ironic symbolism: she brings [[HopeSproutsEternal the plant]] that will ''redeem'' mankind instead of ruining it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': After centuries of solitude, WesternAnimation/WallE WALL•E meets a fellow robot; she is named EVE. The symbolism is doubled when we realize that she represents a new start on Earth for the human race. Also, she looks vaguely like a dove and returns to an "ark" of survivors carrying a plant. WordOfGod even notes the ironic symbolism: she brings [[HopeSproutsEternal the plant]] that will ''redeem'' mankind instead of ruining it.



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23rd Oct '15 4:25:33 AM StFan
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* After centuries of solitude, WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}} meets a fellow robot; she is named EVE. The symbolism is doubled when we realise that she represents a new start on Earth for the human race. Also, she looks vaguely like a dove and returns to an 'ark' of survivors carrying a plant.
** WordOfGod even notes the ironic symbolism: she brings [[HopeSproutsEternal the plant]] that will ''redeem'' mankind instead of ruining it.
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Igor}},'' the title character tells his [[FrankensteinsMonster monster]] to be "evil," which she (currently still in the "DumbIsGood brute" stage) mistakes as "Eva," which becomes her name. Compare the ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' example below.

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* After centuries of solitude, WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}} WesternAnimation/WallE meets a fellow robot; she is named EVE. The symbolism is doubled when we realise realize that she represents a new start on Earth for the human race. Also, she looks vaguely like a dove and returns to an 'ark' "ark" of survivors carrying a plant.
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plant. WordOfGod even notes the ironic symbolism: she brings [[HopeSproutsEternal the plant]] that will ''redeem'' mankind instead of ruining it.
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Igor}},'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}},'' the title character tells his [[FrankensteinsMonster monster]] to be "evil," which she (currently still in the "DumbIsGood brute" stage) mistakes as "Eva," which becomes her name. Compare the ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' example below.
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