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17th Aug '17 6:32:36 PM Cieloazul
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Note that such naming may occasionally be coincidental; "Adam" is still a relativity common English-language name, though "Eve" is less so.

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Note that such naming may occasionally be coincidental; "Adam" is still a relativity common English-language name, though "Eve" is less so.
so (which gets inverted in Spanish-speaking countrites, where "Eva" is a common name while "Adán" is actually almost unheard of).
3rd Aug '17 6:21:04 PM Foreman
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* In Fallout Adventures of Anderson [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Fallout_Adventures_of_Anderson/]] Adam was the only man in vault 69 when he came in
8th Jul '17 1:10:08 PM Antigone3
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* ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'': The Achuultani appear to be a OneGenderRace that reproduces via cloning. [[spoiler:The evil A.I. running their society ''wants'' it that way.]] Later in the series, Imperial geneticists crack the Achuultani version of [=DNA=] and clone a female Achuultani. She doesn't get an Achuultani name, instead she's named Eve.
3rd Jul '17 3:41:35 PM Prfnoff
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* The title character in ''Film/AllAboutEve''. On the one hand, the name makes her sound like a wholesome, generic every-girl. More significantly, it gives the movie a DoubleEntendre title: all about the character/all about women.

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* The title character Eve Harrington in ''Film/AllAboutEve''. On the one hand, the name makes her sound like a wholesome, generic every-girl. More significantly, it gives the movie a DoubleEntendre title: all about the character/all about women.
19th Apr '17 6:38:18 AM HighCrate
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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'''s Commander Adama and the rest of the Adama family.

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* %%* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'''s Commander Adama and the rest of the Adama family.



* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' campaign setting, the Frankenstein's Monster CaptainErsatz is named "Adam".
** And the girl Mordenheim's wife adopts is named "Eva".

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' campaign setting, the Frankenstein's Monster CaptainErsatz is named "Adam".
** And
"Adam", and the girl Mordenheim's wife adopts is named "Eva".



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' had EVA, and, of course, [[spoiler: Revolver Ocelot]] as ADAM. There's a Snake, too.
** 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 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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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' had EVA, and, of course, [[spoiler: Revolver Ocelot]] as ADAM. There's a Snake, too.
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too. 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 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.]]



** In the first game proper, there's a minor plot point that revolves around reuniting a pair of StarCrossedLovers named Adam and (wait for it...) Keiko. They were star-crossed.
* In ''Videogame/TraumaCenter: Under the Knife/Second Opinion'', the leader of Delphi is named Adam; GUILT was incubated inside him.

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** In the first game proper, there's a minor plot point that revolves around reuniting a pair of StarCrossedLovers named Adam and (wait for it...) Keiko. They were star-crossed.
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%%* In ''Videogame/TraumaCenter: Under the Knife/Second Opinion'', the leader of Delphi is named Adam; GUILT was incubated inside him.



* The character Adam Dodd of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' - winner of version 1. Although given he was a [[AuthorAvatar self-insert]], it's [[EpilepticTrees probably]] not deliberately symbolic.



* Real-life example: Scientists have named the human race's matrilineal and patrilineal most recent common ancestors, respectively, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve Mitochondrial Eve]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-chromosomal_Adam Y-chromosomal Adam]]. Of course these are titles, so the person who holds them can and has changed over time.
** 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 matrilineal[[note]] Going solely from mother to daughter, so having sons but no daughters would end the 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.
*** According to the Bible, Y-chromosomal Adam couldn't possibly be Adam. Based off of the genealogies given after the Flood, Y-chromosomal Adam is Noah. Mitochondrial Eve may or may not be the Biblical Eve, depending on how closely related Noah's daughters-in-law were.
*** Recent 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.

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* Real-life example: Scientists have named the human race's matrilineal and patrilineal most recent common ancestors, respectively, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve Mitochondrial Eve]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-chromosomal_Adam Y-chromosomal Adam]]. Of course these are titles, so the person who holds them can and has changed over time.
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time. 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 matrilineal[[note]] Going solely from mother to daughter, so having sons but no daughters would end the 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.
*** According to the Bible, Y-chromosomal Adam couldn't possibly be Adam. Based off of the genealogies given after the Flood, Y-chromosomal Adam is Noah. Mitochondrial Eve may or may not be the Biblical Eve, depending on how closely related Noah's daughters-in-law were.
*** Recent 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.
descendants.



** During the Middle Ages, it was common to name [[UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn opposite-sex twins]] Adam and Eve.

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** * During the Middle Ages, it was common to name [[UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn opposite-sex twins]] Adam and Eve.
19th Apr '17 6:28:59 AM HighCrate
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* There was a play about this in ''Manga/BlackCat'' (anime only).
* Adam Blade and Eve Neuschwanstein in ''Manga/{{Needless}}''.

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* %%* There was a play about this in ''Manga/BlackCat'' (anime only).
* %%* Adam Blade and Eve Neuschwanstein in ''Manga/{{Needless}}''.



* It may just be a coincidence with everyone's favorite [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks 90s gimmick character]] and 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 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.]]



* In "battle of the sexes" comedy ''Film/AdamsRib'', about two married lawyers who oppose each other in a court case, the husband is named Adam.
* In ''Film/BlastFromThePast'', the lead character goes out into the world after living his entire life in a bomb shelter. He is named Adam, and his love interest is named Eve.
** The Mother even notes, "I hope that's not sacrilegious." The Father reassures her, "No, it's perfect."
** It is obvious that the protagonist was named "Adam" because his parents believed that he was going to be the first young man of a new race of people (assuming he could find a woman).
* The protagonist from ''Film/The6thDay'' is named Adam Gibson. Considering the title (referring to the day God created man) and the [[CloningBlues cloning-based plot]], it's probably on purpose.
* In ''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 ''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.

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* In "battle of the sexes" comedy ''Film/AdamsRib'', about two married lawyers who oppose each other in a court case, the husband is named Adam.
* In ''Film/BlastFromThePast'', the lead character goes out into the world after living his entire life in a bomb shelter. He is named Adam, and his love interest is named Eve.
**
Eve. The Mother even notes, "I hope that's not sacrilegious." The Father reassures her, "No, it's perfect."
** It is obvious that the protagonist was named "Adam" because his parents believed that he was going to be the first young man of a new race of people (assuming he could find a woman).
* The protagonist from ''Film/The6thDay'' is named Adam Gibson. Considering the title (referring to the day God created man) and the [[CloningBlues cloning-based plot]], it's probably on purpose.
* In ''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 ''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.



* In Literature/{{Narnia}}, men are called "sons of Adam" and women are called "daughters of Eve." Ironically, Adam and Eve never even ''existed'' in Narnia -- the nicknames were probably brought over by the first human settlers, who were from our universe.
** YMMV on whether it's ironic or not. The men and women called Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve come from our world, where Adam and Eve did presumably exist.
*** To clarify a bit further: It's what Aslan himself called the first King and Queen of Narnia, who were brought over from our world after a set of (mis)adventures which landed the first humans and Jadis (the 'serpent' for all intents) in the land just at its creation.
* John Steinbeck's ''EastOfEden'' retells the story of CainAndAbel with Cal and Aron. Their father's name is Adam.
** Adam's brother was named Charles. Adam's wife was named [[spoiler:Cathy]]. Notice a pattern?
* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', by Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman, TheAntichrist is named Adam by his human father. The idea is that the boy is neither intrinsically good nor intrinsically evil, just intrinsically ''human''.
** Note that this was a last option by the Satanic nun who was advising them on names; she went through Damian, Wormwood, Cain, and who knows how many other NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast. Each was rejected by the parents. The child a more competent nun thought was the Antichrist ends up being named Warlock.
* In ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', Lyra gets called Eve.

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* In Literature/{{Narnia}}, men are called "sons of Adam" and women are called "daughters of Eve." Ironically, Adam and Eve never even ''existed'' in Narnia -- the nicknames were probably brought over by the first human settlers, who were from our universe.
** YMMV on whether it's ironic or not. The men and women called Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve come from our world, where Adam and Eve did presumably exist.
*** To clarify a bit further: It's what Aslan himself called the first King and Queen of Narnia, who were brought over from our world after a set of (mis)adventures which landed the first humans and Jadis (the 'serpent' for all intents) in the land just at its creation.
* John Steinbeck's ''EastOfEden'' retells the story of CainAndAbel with Cal and Aron. Their father's name is Adam.
**
Adam. Adam's brother was named Charles. Adam's wife was named [[spoiler:Cathy]]. Notice a pattern?
* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', by Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman, TheAntichrist is named Adam by his human father. The idea is that the boy is neither intrinsically good nor intrinsically evil, just intrinsically ''human''.
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''human''. Note that this was a last option by the Satanic nun who was advising them on names; she went through Damian, Wormwood, Cain, and who knows how many other NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast. Each was rejected by the parents. The child a more competent nun thought was the Antichrist ends up being named Warlock.
* %%* In ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', Lyra gets called Eve.



* In David Palmer's ''Literature/{{Emergence}}'', after a [[DepopulationBomb bioweapon attack wipes out most of humanity]], the first person main character Candy finds alive is a boy roughly her age (eleven) who tells her, "Think of me as 'Adam.'" She thinks that's '''''old''''', but relents a bit after discovering the EmbarrassingFirstName (and the rest of it is no prize, either) his parents hung on him -- "Melville Winchester Higginbotham Grosvenor Penobscot-Jones IV.
* Adam Chase, the handsome military historian Lori meets in ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil]]'', could be said to be "from the ground": [[spoiler: he's the grandson of Claire Byrd, the ghost of Wyrdhurst Hall]].

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* In David Palmer's ''Literature/{{Emergence}}'', after a [[DepopulationBomb bioweapon attack wipes out most of humanity]], the first person main character Candy finds alive is a boy roughly her age (eleven) who tells her, "Think of me as 'Adam.'" She thinks that's '''''old''''', ''old'', but relents a bit after discovering the EmbarrassingFirstName (and the rest of it is no prize, either) his parents hung on him -- "Melville Winchester Higginbotham Grosvenor Penobscot-Jones IV.
* %%* Adam Chase, the handsome military historian Lori meets in ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil]]'', could be said to be "from the ground": [[spoiler: he's the grandson of Claire Byrd, the ghost of Wyrdhurst Hall]].
5th Apr '17 5:40:35 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/EveAndAdam'': Eve designs Adam, the first artificial human.
16th Feb '17 5:11:43 AM Chabal2
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* ''{{ComicBook/Lanfeust}}'': One ''Trolls de troy'' story features a mook named Adam Ster, pretty much so the narration can state that "Adam was the first man to join the trollhunter's recruitment drive".
4th Feb '17 1:52:20 PM nombretomado
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* Adam Chase, the handsome military historian Lori meets in ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil]]'', could be said to be "from the ground": [[spoiler: he's the grandson of Claire Byrd, the ghost of Wyrdhurst Hall]].

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* Adam Chase, the handsome military historian Lori meets in ''[[AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil]]'', could be said to be "from the ground": [[spoiler: he's the grandson of Claire Byrd, the ghost of Wyrdhurst Hall]].
28th Dec '16 11:11:48 PM Trying2CIt
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Elsword}}'', the king of Nasods is Adam, the final boss of the Altera region, and the Queen of Nasods is Eve, a playable character,

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Elsword}}'', the king of Nasods is Adam, the final boss of the Altera region, and the Queen queen of Nasods is Eve, a playable character,
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