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19th Oct '16 5:56:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''ElTigre'' has the eponymous character, his father, White Pantera (panther), and grandfather Puma Loco. Their past generations have included people such as Dark Leapord, Golden Leon (lion), Mighty Cheetar, and Justice Jaguar. On the villains side we have the Flock: Lady Gobbler, Vultura, and Black Cuervo (raven).

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* ''ElTigre'' ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' has the eponymous character, his father, White Pantera (panther), and grandfather Puma Loco. Their past generations have included people such as Dark Leapord, Golden Leon (lion), Mighty Cheetar, and Justice Jaguar. On the villains side we have the Flock: Lady Gobbler, Vultura, and Black Cuervo (raven).
18th Oct '16 7:17:42 AM igordebraga
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* While American sports teams named after animals are common, a few combine if unintentionally: Chicago's football and baseball teams are Bears and Cubs, and Atlanta has two NobleBirdOfPrey teams (Falcons and Hawks).
12th Oct '16 8:05:59 PM erforce
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* In ''Over the Top'', the finalists of the arm wrestling tournament are all named after animals, whether it's their real name (Lincoln Hawk, John Grizzly, Bull Hurley) or a nickname ("Mad Dog" Madison)

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* In ''Over the Top'', ''Film/OverTheTop'', the finalists of the arm wrestling tournament are all named after animals, whether it's their real name (Lincoln Hawk, John Grizzly, Bull Hurley) or a nickname ("Mad Dog" Madison)
13th Sep '16 2:31:10 PM Premonition45
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* Apple nicknames versions of the OS X operating system after [[PantheraAwesome big cats]].

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* From 2001 to 2012, Apple nicknames nicknamed versions of the OS X operating system after [[PantheraAwesome big cats]].
1st Sep '16 11:07:09 AM sgamer82
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* The author of ''Manga/OnePiece'' seems to especially love this one: Not only is the protagonist called Monkey D. Luffy, but all of the original Seven Warlords of the Sea [Crocodile, Jimbei (whale shark Fishman), Bartholomew Kuma (Bear), Gecko Moria, Donquixote Doflamingo (complete with pink feather boa), Boa Hancock(Giant pet snake, called the snake princess, and comes from an island of snake themed Amazons) and Dracule Mihawk] and the three Admirals ("Blue Pheasant", "Yellow Monkey", "Red Dog", all nicknames based on the animal companions of Japanese folk-hero Momotaro) have animal-themed names assigned to them, which more or less correspond with their characters or abilities.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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The author of ''Manga/OnePiece'' seems to especially love this one: Not only is the protagonist called Monkey D. Luffy, but all of the original Seven Warlords of the Sea [Crocodile, Jimbei (whale shark Fishman), Bartholomew Kuma (Bear), Gecko Moria, Donquixote Doflamingo (complete with pink feather boa), Boa Hancock(Giant pet snake, called the snake princess, and comes from an island of snake themed Amazons) and Dracule Mihawk] and the three Admirals ("Blue Pheasant", "Yellow Monkey", "Red Dog", all nicknames based on the animal companions of Japanese folk-hero Momotaro) have animal-themed names assigned to them, which more or less correspond with their characters or abilities.abilities.
** The Monk Tribe are a race of PettingZooPeople whose names are frequently puns on their species. However how obvious the puns are depends on your native language. An English speaker will immediately catch the pun behind a rabbit girl named Carrot, but are unlikely to make anything out of a dog woman named Wanda unless they know "wan" is the Japanese onomatopoeia for barking.
23rd Aug '16 3:04:30 AM StFan
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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': Virtually every character has the character(s) of an animal in his/her name, a MeaningfulName. A good example is Harumi ''Cho'' no, a schoolteacher with [[spoiler: a split personality disorder.]] "Cho" is one word for "butterfly" in Japanese, another is "chocho" [[spoiler: reflecting on her dual selves.]] This is put into even simpler terms in Episode 5, in which a Shonen Bat impersonator tells the story so far from his..."unique" perspective, many of the characters are depicted or referred to as their respective animals.

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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': Virtually every character has the character(s) of an animal in his/her name, a MeaningfulName. A good example is Harumi ''Cho'' no, a schoolteacher with [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a split personality disorder.]] "Cho" is one word for "butterfly" in Japanese, another is "chocho" [[spoiler: reflecting [[spoiler:reflecting on her dual selves.]] This is put into even simpler terms in Episode 5, in which a Shonen Bat impersonator tells the story so far from his... "unique" perspective, many of the characters are depicted or referred to as their respective animals.



* ''{{Anime/Noein}}'' has the Dragon Knights, who are all named after different birds (Karasu=Crow, Fukurou=Owl and so on) that were representative of their personalities. I guess being called Dragon Knights sounded cooler than being called Bird Knights.

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* ''{{Anime/Noein}}'' ''Anime/{{Noein}}'' has the Dragon Knights, who are all named after different birds (Karasu=Crow, Fukurou=Owl and so on) that were representative of their personalities. I guess being called Dragon Knights sounded cooler than being called Bird Knights.



* ''MegaManStarForce'': Bud Bison and Damian Wolfe. [[{{Meaningful Name}} Their compatible EMians are a bull and a wolf respectively.]]

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* ''MegaManStarForce'': ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'': Bud Bison and Damian Wolfe. [[{{Meaningful Name}} Their compatible EMians are a bull and a wolf respectively.]]



* The Phantoka Makuta from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' all have a bat theme going on, and are named appropriately: Antroz (''Antrozous pallidus'', or pallid bat), Chirox and his Matoran partner Kirop after Chiroptera, and Vamprah should be obvious. Then there is Makuta Bitil, based off a beetle.

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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
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The Phantoka Makuta from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' from all have a bat theme going on, and are named appropriately: Antroz (''Antrozous pallidus'', or pallid bat), Chirox and his Matoran partner Kirop after Chiroptera, and Vamprah should be obvious. Then there is Makuta Bitil, based off a beetle.



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* In a probable ShoutOut to ''Film/KillBill'', the evil ninjas in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Flutterspy}}'' use reptile-themed {{Code Name}}s that combine this trope with ColorCodedCharacters: Red Adder, Blue Cobra and Yellow Viper.

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* In ComicStrip/BeetleBailey has a probable ShoutOut to ''Film/KillBill'', the evil ninjas in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Flutterspy}}'' use reptile-themed {{Code Name}}s younger brother named Chigger. Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon has speculated that combine their sister [[ComicStrip/HiAndLois Lois]] was originally named "Ladybug" "before she quit this trope with ColorCodedCharacters: Red Adder, Blue Cobra and Yellow Viper.sad, creepy family for good".



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* In ''Film/KillBill,'' Bill gives each of his agents of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad code names matching the 5 snakes that have the deadliest poisons in the world: Black Mamba, California Mountain Snake, Cottonmouth, Copperhead, and Sidewinder. Bill himself is also called "Snake Charmer".
** Except that California Mountain Snakes are non-venomous. However they do eat other snakes. [[spoiler: Particularly rattlesnakes. Like the Sidewinder.]]
* The protagonists of ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' have a bird theme - there's Jack ''Sparrow'', Elizabeth ''Swann'', and Will ''Turner'' (a type of swan, appropriately enough). And ''William Turner'' was the name of a 16th century naturalist who did extensive studies of birds.
* In ''Over the Top'', the finalists of the arm wrestling tournament are all named after animals, whether it's their real name (Lincoln Hawk, John Grizzly, Bull Hurley) or a nickname ("Mad Dog" Madison)
* In ''GnomeoAndJuliet'', the lawn movers Benny was looking up on the Internet are all named after different types of cats, except for [[OddNameOut the Terrafirminator.]] Guess which lawn mover Benny ended up buying!
* [[WesternTerrorists The Fishes]] in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' are named for their goal of having Britain be open to refugees from other countries, most of which aren't [[ApocalypseAnarchy doing too]] [[ChildlessDystopia well.]] It's also mentioned that the term "Cod" is used for English people who support the Fishes.

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* In ''Film/KillBill,'' Bill gives each of his agents of a probable ShoutOut to ''Film/KillBill'', the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad code names matching the 5 snakes that have the deadliest poisons evil ninjas in the world: Black Mamba, California Mountain Snake, Cottonmouth, Copperhead, and Sidewinder. Bill himself is also called "Snake Charmer".
** Except
''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Flutterspy}}'' use reptile-themed {{Code Name}}s that California Mountain Snakes are non-venomous. However they do eat other snakes. [[spoiler: Particularly rattlesnakes. Like the Sidewinder.]]
* The protagonists of ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' have a bird theme - there's Jack ''Sparrow'', Elizabeth ''Swann'',
combine this trope with ColorCodedCharacters: Red Adder, Blue Cobra and Will ''Turner'' (a type of swan, appropriately enough). And ''William Turner'' was the name of a 16th century naturalist who did extensive studies of birds.
* In ''Over the Top'', the finalists of the arm wrestling tournament are all named after animals, whether it's their real name (Lincoln Hawk, John Grizzly, Bull Hurley) or a nickname ("Mad Dog" Madison)
* In ''GnomeoAndJuliet'', the lawn movers Benny was looking up on the Internet are all named after different types of cats, except for [[OddNameOut the Terrafirminator.]] Guess which lawn mover Benny ended up buying!
* [[WesternTerrorists The Fishes]] in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' are named for their goal of having Britain be open to refugees from other countries, most of which aren't [[ApocalypseAnarchy doing too]] [[ChildlessDystopia well.]] It's also mentioned that the term "Cod" is used for English people who support the Fishes.
Yellow Viper.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet'', the lawn movers Benny was looking up on the Internet are all named after different types of cats, except for [[OddNameOut the Terrafirminator.]] Guess which lawn mover Benny ended up buying!
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* In ''Film/KillBill,'' Bill gives each of his agents of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad code names matching the 5 snakes that have the deadliest poisons in the world: Black Mamba, California Mountain Snake, Cottonmouth, Copperhead, and Sidewinder. Bill himself is also called "Snake Charmer". Except that California Mountain Snakes are non-venomous. However they do eat other snakes. [[spoiler:Particularly rattlesnakes. Like the Sidewinder.]]
* The protagonists of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' have a bird theme -- there's Jack ''Sparrow'', Elizabeth ''Swann'', and Will ''Turner'' (a type of swan, appropriately enough). And ''William Turner'' was the name of a 16th century naturalist who did extensive studies of birds.
* In ''Over the Top'', the finalists of the arm wrestling tournament are all named after animals, whether it's their real name (Lincoln Hawk, John Grizzly, Bull Hurley) or a nickname ("Mad Dog" Madison)
* [[WesternTerrorists The Fishes]] in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' are named for their goal of having Britain be open to refugees from other countries, most of which aren't [[ApocalypseAnarchy doing too]] [[ChildlessDystopia well.]] It's also mentioned that the term "Cod" is used for English people who support the Fishes.
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* ''TheFaerieWarsChronicles'' every faerie's name is that of a butterfly, lampshaded in the third book and also linked to the fact that when they travel through a wild portal to the analogue world, they become miniature and sprout wings. Like a butterfly. The most notable are; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly_Blue Holly Blue]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrgus_malvae Pyrgus Malvae]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apatura_iris Apatura Iris - the Purple Emperor]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonia_c-album Prince Comma]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painted_Lady the Painted Lady - Madam Cynthia Cardui]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hairstreak Lord Black Hairstreak]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonepteryx Silas Brimstone]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalkhill_Blue Jasper Chalkhill]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphalis_antiopa Nymphalis Antiopa]] and Cleopatra Antiopa (an amalgamation of a species of Brimstone butterfly and the Antiopa species).
* We only ever see one member of the Tern family in ''{{Literature/A Brothers Price}}'', Captain Raven Tern, but it's mentioned that she has or had a sister named Hawk. Sisters of this family seem to function as {{Hypercompetent Sidekick}}s to princesses they are assigned to, helping them as they learn to govern.

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* ''TheFaerieWarsChronicles'' ''Literature/TheFaerieWarsChronicles'' every faerie's name is that of a butterfly, lampshaded in the third book and also linked to the fact that when they travel through a wild portal to the analogue world, they become miniature and sprout wings. Like a butterfly. The most notable are; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly_Blue Holly Blue]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrgus_malvae Pyrgus Malvae]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apatura_iris Apatura Iris - the Purple Emperor]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonia_c-album Prince Comma]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painted_Lady the Painted Lady - Madam Cynthia Cardui]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hairstreak Lord Black Hairstreak]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonepteryx Silas Brimstone]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalkhill_Blue Jasper Chalkhill]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphalis_antiopa Nymphalis Antiopa]] and Cleopatra Antiopa (an amalgamation of a species of Brimstone butterfly and the Antiopa species).
* We only ever see one member of the Tern family in ''{{Literature/A Brothers Price}}'', ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Captain Raven Tern, but it's mentioned that she has or had a sister named Hawk. Sisters of this family seem to function as {{Hypercompetent Sidekick}}s to princesses they are assigned to, helping them as they learn to govern.



* Similar to the RealLife examples below, the [[ExpandedStatesOfAmerica USNA]] in ''Literature/StarCarrier'' names its nuclear-tipped missiles used in space combat after venomous snakes. So far, we have Kraits, Mambas, Boomslangs, and Taipans. Less clear are SpaceFighter models. Some appear to be named after birds (SG-92 Starhawk, SG-55 War Eagle), one is named after a reptile (SG-88 Rattlesnake), a dinosaur (SG-101 Velociraptor), and a mythical beast (SG-112 Stardragon). At best, all these are related by virtue of having something reptilian in them (even birds are descended from dinosaurs).

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* ''Literature/StarCarrier'':
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Similar to the RealLife examples below, the [[ExpandedStatesOfAmerica USNA]] in ''Literature/StarCarrier'' names its nuclear-tipped missiles used in space combat after venomous snakes. So far, we have Kraits, Mambas, Boomslangs, and Taipans. Less clear are SpaceFighter models. Some appear to be named after birds (SG-92 Starhawk, SG-55 War Eagle), one is named after a reptile (SG-88 Rattlesnake), a dinosaur (SG-101 Velociraptor), and a mythical beast (SG-112 Stardragon). At best, all these are related by virtue of having something reptilian in them (even birds are descended from dinosaurs).



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* In ''{{Neighbours}}'', regular character Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi got his nickname by analogy with his [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long forgotten]] older brother Kevin "Stonefish" Rebecchi. Later storylines introduced his cousins: Scott "Stingray" Timmins and Wayne "Tadpole" Reeves.
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* In ''{{Neighbours}}'', ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', regular character Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi got his nickname by analogy with his [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long forgotten]] older brother Kevin "Stonefish" Rebecchi. Later storylines introduced his cousins: Scott "Stingray" Timmins and Wayne "Tadpole" Reeves.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''''Franchise/SuperSentai'':



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* ComicStrip/BeetleBailey has a younger brother named Chigger. Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon has speculated that their sister [[ComicStrip/HiAndLois Lois]] was originally named "Ladybug" "before she quit this sad, creepy family for good".

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* ComicStrip/BeetleBailey has a younger brother named Chigger. Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon has speculated The criminals in ''Pinball/PoliceForce'' are Drug Rat, Diamond Weasel, Machine-Gun Croc, Loan Shark, and [[TyrannosaurusRex Mafiosaurus Rex]]. Justified in that their sister [[ComicStrip/HiAndLois Lois]] was originally named "Ladybug" "before she quit this sad, creepy family for good".the game takes place in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.



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* The criminals in ''Pinball/PoliceForce'' are Drug Rat, Diamond Weasel, Machine-Gun Croc, Loan Shark, and [[TyrannosaurusRex Mafiosaurus Rex]]. Justified in that the game takes place in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.
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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', most Dino Attack agents have dinosaur (or, at least, reptile)-based nicknames.
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* The criminals in ''Pinball/PoliceForce'' are Drug Rat, Diamond Weasel, Machine-Gun Croc, Loan Shark, and [[TyrannosaurusRex Mafiosaurus Rex]]. Justified in that the game takes place in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.
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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', most Dino Attack agents have dinosaur (or, at least, reptile)-based nicknames.
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, nearly every army has these to some extent:

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', nearly every army has these to some extent:



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', at least in its 3rd edition, has the boosting spell for each of its six Ability Scores named after an animal - Bull's Strength, Cat's Grace, Bear's Endurance, Fox's Cunning, Owl's Wisdom, Eagle's Splendor.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', at least in its 3rd edition, has the boosting spell for each of its six Ability Scores named after an animal - -- Bull's Strength, Cat's Grace, Bear's Endurance, Fox's Cunning, Owl's Wisdom, Eagle's Splendor.Splendor. [[spoiler:The unofficial ''Book of Erotic Fantasy'' adds a seventh stat and the corresponding spell, Peacock's Beauty.]]



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* Theatre/{{Mrs Hawking}} play series: Many characters of significance have bird-themed last names: the Hawking family, Arthur Swann, Clara's maiden name of Partridge.

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* Theatre/{{Mrs Hawking}} ''Theatre/MrsHawking'' play series: Many characters of significance have bird-themed last names: the Hawking family, Arthur Swann, Clara's maiden name of Partridge.



* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' seriesseries:



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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Qrow [[FamilyThemeNaming and his sister]] Raven have the bird names pegged down. Their surname, "''Branwen''", also fittingly means "a blessed white raven/crow" in Welsh.
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Qrow [[FamilyThemeNaming and his sister]] Raven have the bird names pegged down. Their surname, "''Branwen''", also fittingly means "a blessed white raven/crow" in Welsh.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Qrow [[FamilyThemeNaming and his sister]] Raven In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', most Dino Attack agents have the bird names pegged down. Their surname, "''Branwen''", also fittingly means "a blessed white raven/crow" in Welsh.dinosaur (or, at least, reptile)-based nicknames.



* The military is fond of this for their vehicles, most notably the US Air force (note however that they don't always match the "type" of vehicle). Examples being the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-18 Hornet/Super Hornet, F-22 Raptor, F-117 Nighthawk, Sr-71 Blackbird, etc. An example of "does not match the type" is the A-10 close air support jet (officially "Thunderbolt", but more commonly called "Warthog").
** They often match when sorted by type or manufacturer. For example, Grumman fighters were named after cats -- the Wildcat, Hellcat, Bearcat, and Tomcat for example. Israel Aircraft Industries name their fighters with variant words for cat: Lavi (Lion), Kfir (Lion Cub), and Nammer (Tiger/Leopard).

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* The military is fond of this for their vehicles, most notably the US Air force (note however that they don't always match the "type" of vehicle). Examples being the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-18 Hornet/Super Hornet, F-22 Raptor, F-117 Nighthawk, Sr-71 Blackbird, etc. An example of "does not match the type" is the A-10 close air support jet (officially "Thunderbolt", but more commonly called "Warthog").
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"Warthog"). They often match when sorted by type or manufacturer. For example, Grumman fighters were named after cats -- the Wildcat, Hellcat, Bearcat, and Tomcat for example. Israel Aircraft Industries name their fighters with variant words for cat: Lavi (Lion), Kfir (Lion Cub), and Nammer (Tiger/Leopard).
23rd Jul '16 11:46:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* The Stingers from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' are a band with a bee theme. They dress in black and yellow, and they're all blonds, though their {{Stage Name}}s aren't bee related.
2nd Jul '16 12:41:44 PM nombretomado
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* The Phantoka Makuta from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' all have a bat theme going on, and are named appropriately: Antroz (''Antrozous pallidus'', or pallid bat), Chirox and his Matoran partner Kirop after Chiroptera, and Vamprah should be obvious. Then there is Makuta Bitil, based off a beetle.

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* The Phantoka Makuta from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' all have a bat theme going on, and are named appropriately: Antroz (''Antrozous pallidus'', or pallid bat), Chirox and his Matoran partner Kirop after Chiroptera, and Vamprah should be obvious. Then there is Makuta Bitil, based off a beetle.
11th May '16 11:52:25 AM dasuberkaiser
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Qrow [[FamilyThemeNaming and his sister]] Raven have the bird names pegged down. Their surname, "''Branwen''", also fittingly means "a blessed white raven/crow" in Welsh.
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Qrow [[FamilyThemeNaming and his sister]] Raven have the bird names pegged down. Their surname, "''Branwen''", also fittingly means "a blessed white raven/crow" in Welsh.
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2nd May '16 5:41:02 AM Wuz
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* Altaïr from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' is named for the eagle, as is his descendant Ezio. "La Volpe" from the second game is named for the fox, while Il Lupo "The Prowler" takes his (code)name from the wolf. Nikolai Orelov from the [[ComicBook/AssassinsCreedTheFall comic]] continues this trend. Orelov is Czech for "the eagle's son." In ''Assassin's Creed III", Conner comes to captain a ship named the ''Aquila'', another word for "hawk".

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* Altaïr from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' is named for the eagle, as is his descendant Ezio. "La Volpe" from the second game is named for the fox, while Il Lupo "The Prowler" takes his (code)name from the wolf. Nikolai Orelov from the [[ComicBook/AssassinsCreedTheFall comic]] continues this trend. Orelov is Czech for "the eagle's son." In ''Assassin's Creed III", III'', Conner comes to captain a ship named the ''Aquila'', another word for "hawk".
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