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24th Jul '17 12:14:55 PM razorrozar7
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** ComicBook/{{Impulse}}'s own name is an example, he adopted the name after Batman called him [[{{Understatement}} impulsive]].

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** ComicBook/{{Impulse}}'s own name is an example, he adopted the name after Batman called him [[{{Understatement}} impulsive]].impulsive.
23rd Jul '17 9:18:16 PM TheCuza
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' "Jack" is not his name, but rather a slang term much like "Man", "Guy", or "Dude" that he is called repeatedly by the first people he meets in the future during the pilot, and later... "They call me ''Jack''."

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': "Jack" is not his name, but rather a slang term much like "Man", "Guy", "man", "guy", or "Dude" "dude" that he is was called repeatedly by the first people he meets encountered in the future during the pilot, and later... "They future.
-->'''Jack:''' They
call me ''Jack''."me... "Jack".



* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', Pizza Face gets his name from Mikey.
-->'''Michelangelo:''' The jig is up, Pizza Face!
-->'''Pizza Face:''' Pizza Face? I like-a that! 'Cause I have a pizza for a face!
** Mikey also names Mutagen Man [[spoiler: formerly Timothy/The Pulverizer]], who refers to himself as such later in the episode. Mutagen Man's mind has been so warped by his mutation that there's a possibility that he might not even ''remember'' his real name.
** To distract [[spoiler:the now mutatated Zeck and Steranko]], Mikey is forced to come up with names on the spot. After some [[GiverOfLameNames not so creative ideas]] [[LineOfSightName from random signs]], he picks "Bebop and Rocksteady" off the side of the van the two showed up in. Rocksteady loves his new name, while Bebop hates it to the point of being a BerserkButton.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', Mikey names all of the villains they go up against. Some of them like their names enough to start using them themselves, such as Pizza Face gets his name from Mikey.
-->'''Michelangelo:''' The jig is up, Pizza Face!
-->'''Pizza Face:''' Pizza Face? I like-a that! 'Cause I have a pizza for a face!
** Mikey also names Mutagen Man [[spoiler: formerly Timothy/The Pulverizer]], who refers to himself as such later in the episode. Mutagen Man's mind has been so warped by his mutation that there's a possibility that he might not even ''remember'' his real name.
** To distract [[spoiler:the now mutatated Zeck
and Steranko]], Mikey is forced to come up with names on the spot. After some [[GiverOfLameNames not so creative ideas]] [[LineOfSightName from random signs]], he picks "Bebop and Rocksteady" off the side of the van the two showed up in. Rocksteady loves (contrasting Bebop, who hates his new name, while Bebop hates it to the point of being a BerserkButton.name).
5th Jul '17 10:05:01 AM Dere
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* The English-language localizations of the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games introduced the name "Eggman" for Dr. Robotnik this way; in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', it was an insult used against him by the heroes, but in all later games he used it himself. [[DubNameChange That's actually because his name in Japan]] ''[[DubNameChange is]]'' [[DubNameChange Eggman]]; early games, realizing that wasn't the imposing name of a robot-themed supervillain, named him Dr. Robotnik and kept Eggman as an insult. Later games stated "Robotnik" was his family name and Eggman being the nick-name he normally uses. His full name is Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. And, with other members of the Robotnik family being introduced, both "Robotnik" and "Eggman" are now canon in English and Japanese.

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* The English-language localizations of the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games introduced the name "Eggman" for Dr. Robotnik this way; in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', it was an insult used against him by the heroes, but in all later games he used it himself. [[DubNameChange That's actually because his name in Japan]] ''[[DubNameChange is]]'' [[DubNameChange Eggman]]; early games, realizing that [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore feeling the name wasn't the imposing name of a robot-themed supervillain, enough]], named him Dr. Robotnik and kept Eggman as an insult. Later games stated "Robotnik" was his family name and Eggman being the nick-name he normally uses. His uses, making his full name is Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. And, with other members of Curiously, the name Robotnik family being introduced, both "Robotnik" was used as the surname of his grandfather and "Eggman" are now canon cousin even in English and Japanese.Japan, but official Japanese bios list Eggman's real name as "unknown".
3rd Jul '17 6:19:29 AM Nepeta
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* In Dutch, a name that has been 'appropriated' in this manner is called a ''geuzennaam'', after the most famous example in Dutch history: the confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles and other malcontents, who from 1566 opposed Spanish rule in the Netherlands, called themselves ''Geuzen'' (singular ''Geus''). This was derived from ''Gueux'', French for 'beggars'. Berlaymont, one of the councilors of Margaret, Duchess of Parma, referred to the nobles as such when they came to plead with her for more religious freedom.

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* In Dutch, a name that has been 'appropriated' in this manner is called a ''geuzennaam'', after the most famous example in Dutch history: the confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles and other malcontents, who from 1566 opposed Spanish rule in the Netherlands, called themselves ''Geuzen'' (singular ''Geus''). This was derived from ''Gueux'', French for 'beggars'. Berlaymont, one of the councilors of Margaret, Duchess of Parma, referred to the nobles as such when "N'ayez pas peur Madame, ce ne sont que des ''gueux''" (Fear not madam, they came to plead with her for more religious freedom.are only beggars).
25th Jun '17 12:58:05 AM LinTaylor
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*** ''Gaim'' has another example: When dealing with [[spoiler:DJ Sagara]], Ryoma Sengoku asks what his real name is, and he responds "Why don't we go with the name that you gave me: [[spoiler:Helheim]]", which is the name of [[spoiler:the AlienKudzu currently trying to take over the planet, revealing that Sagara is its avatar]]. However, he still goes by his old name when dealing with others.
9th Jun '17 7:29:36 AM MikeK
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* The name of hip hop group Jurassic 5 was originally jokingly proposed by a friend of the group, who meant to mock their old school style.
4th Jun '17 6:55:49 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* In the same vein, the word [[Music/{{Eminem}} "Stan"]], once used on the site as a derogatory term for overly-obsessed fans of any given subject, has now been adopted by said fans (partially due to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark]]) and is even used as a verb ("Who do you/I stan for _____"). This is mostly in female fanbases, popular shows, and mainstream American culture.

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* In the same vein, the word [[Music/{{Eminem}} "Stan"]], once used on the site as a derogatory term for overly-obsessed fans of any given subject, has now been adopted by said fans (partially due to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark]]) WesternAnimation/SouthPark) and is even used as a verb ("Who do you/I stan for _____"). This is mostly in female fanbases, popular shows, and mainstream American culture.
4th Jun '17 6:54:00 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* In the same vein, the word [[Music/{{Eminem}} "Stan"]], once used on the site as a derogatory term for overly-obsessed fans of any given subject, has now been adopted by said fans (partially due to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark) and is even used as a verb ("Who do you/I stan for _____"). This is mostly in female fanbases, popular shows, and mainstream American culture.

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* In the same vein, the word [[Music/{{Eminem}} "Stan"]], once used on the site as a derogatory term for overly-obsessed fans of any given subject, has now been adopted by said fans (partially due to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark) [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark]]) and is even used as a verb ("Who do you/I stan for _____"). This is mostly in female fanbases, popular shows, and mainstream American culture.
4th Jun '17 6:53:29 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* In the same vein, the word [[Music/{{Eminem}} "Stan"]], once used on the site as a derogatory term for overly-obsessed fans of any given subject, has now been adopted by said fans and is even used as a verb ("Who do you/I stan for _____"). This is mostly in female fanbases, popular shows, and mainstream American culture.

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* In the same vein, the word [[Music/{{Eminem}} "Stan"]], once used on the site as a derogatory term for overly-obsessed fans of any given subject, has now been adopted by said fans (partially due to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark) and is even used as a verb ("Who do you/I stan for _____"). This is mostly in female fanbases, popular shows, and mainstream American culture.
4th Jun '17 1:38:18 AM WillBGood
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* The word "nerd": originally used as a cruel insult towards science and technology oriented people, the rise of internet culture and computers becoming an omnipresent part of life has seen the word used by those formally targeted with it as a derogative turned into a badge of honor for knowledge and skill in those areas.

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* The word "nerd": originally used as a cruel an insult towards science and technology oriented people, the rise of internet culture and computers becoming an omnipresent part of life has seen the word used by those formally targeted with it as a derogative turned into a badge of honor for knowledge and skill in those areas.
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