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23rd Nov '16 6:03:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ElleryQueen novel ''The Origin of Evil'', there is a character who calls himself Alfred Wallace. Recognising the connotations of the name (Wallace was a naturalist and contemporary of Darwin who independently proposed a theory of natural selection) is what starts Ellery down the path to the solution of the mystery.

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* In the ElleryQueen Creator/ElleryQueen novel ''The Origin of Evil'', there is a character who calls himself Alfred Wallace. Recognising the connotations of the name (Wallace was a naturalist and contemporary of Darwin who independently proposed a theory of natural selection) is what starts Ellery down the path to the solution of the mystery.



* ''SweetValleyHigh'' had a spin-off series, ''Elizabeth'', in which Elizabeth runs away to London and becomes a servant in an aristocrat's mansion. She decides to use the alias [[PrideAndPrejudice Elizabeth Bennet]], and while people do call her out on it, she ultimately gets away with the ruse.

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* ''SweetValleyHigh'' ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' had a spin-off series, ''Elizabeth'', in which Elizabeth runs away to London and becomes a servant in an aristocrat's mansion. She decides to use the alias [[PrideAndPrejudice Elizabeth Bennet]], and while people do call her out on it, she ultimately gets away with the ruse.



* In TheVampireChronicles book ''Tale of the Body Thief'' Lestat uses aliases that refer to figures from Gothic literature ("Sheridan Blackwood," "Sebastien Melmoth") and from ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' ("Clarence Oddbody," "Lionel Potter").

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* In TheVampireChronicles Literature/TheVampireChronicles book ''Tale of the Body Thief'' Lestat uses aliases that refer to figures from Gothic literature ("Sheridan Blackwood," "Sebastien Melmoth") and from ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' ("Clarence Oddbody," "Lionel Potter").
6th Nov '16 10:05:21 AM nombretomado
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* In TheVampireChronicles book ''Tale of the Body Thief'' Lestat uses aliases that refer to figures from Gothic literature ("Sheridan Blackwood," "Sebastien Melmoth") and from ItsAWonderfulLife ("Clarence Oddbody," "Lionel Potter").

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* In TheVampireChronicles book ''Tale of the Body Thief'' Lestat uses aliases that refer to figures from Gothic literature ("Sheridan Blackwood," "Sebastien Melmoth") and from ItsAWonderfulLife ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' ("Clarence Oddbody," "Lionel Potter").
18th Sep '16 1:08:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': It plays a similar name game with other notable fictional detectives. Keith Mars has memorably introduced himself as [[Series/{{Monk}} "Adrian Monk"]] and as "[[NancyDrew Carson Drew, and my daughter Nancy]]". Veronica, infiltrating a rival school, went by the name [[ArchieComics Betty]], saying she was Horny, the mascot for the Rhinos, the team at her old school...Riverdale. On one occasion, Veronica went to a church group and pretended to be pregnant. Her chosen alias was [[Literature/TheScarletLetter Hester.]]

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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': It plays a similar name game with other notable fictional detectives. Keith Mars has memorably introduced himself as [[Series/{{Monk}} "Adrian Monk"]] and as "[[NancyDrew Carson Drew, and my daughter Nancy]]". Veronica, infiltrating a rival school, went by the name [[ArchieComics [[Franchise/ArchieComics Betty]], saying she was Horny, the mascot for the Rhinos, the team at her old school...Riverdale. On one occasion, Veronica went to a church group and pretended to be pregnant. Her chosen alias was [[Literature/TheScarletLetter Hester.]]
14th Sep '16 11:34:12 PM PaulA
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* In ''EndersGame'', Ender's brother and sister make [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Locke "Locke"]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demosthenes "Demosthenes"]] their online identities.

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* In ''EndersGame'', ''Literature/EndersGame'', Ender's brother and sister make [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Locke "Locke"]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demosthenes "Demosthenes"]] their online identities.
4th Sep '16 2:10:45 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The band Music/MarilynManson does this with the name of the band itself and the {{stage name}}s of its members, each of them created by taking the first name of a female celebrity or media figure and the last name of a SerialKiller or spree killer. The eponymous frontman (real name Brian Warner) is named for Creator/MarilynMonroe and UsefulNotes/CharlesManson, while other members have included [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Daisy]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Berkowitz Berkowitz]] (Scott Putesky), [[Film/{{Grease}} Olivia Newton]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Bundy Bundy]] (Brian Tutunick), Music/{{Madonna}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Gacy Wayne Gacy]] (Stephen Bier), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Lee_Corporation Sara Lee]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lee_Lucas Lucas]] (Frederick Streithorst), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zsa_Zsa_Gabor Zsa Zsa]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Speck Speck]] (Perry Pandrea), Film/{{Gidget}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gein Gein]] (Brad Stewart), Creator/{{Ginger|Rogers}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish Fish]] (Kenneth Wilson), and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twiggy Twiggy]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Ramirez Ramirez]] (Jeordie White). These stage names are meant to represent the dichotomy of good and evil, and how both exist in every person.
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3rd Sep '16 8:56:32 AM Odacon_Spy
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---> ''Scully''': Mulder, if we ever go undercover again, I get to choose the names.

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---> ''Scully''': --->'''Scully''': Mulder, if we ever go undercover again, I get to choose the names.
3rd Sep '16 8:54:56 AM Odacon_Spy
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* On ''Series/CriminalMinds'' one [=UnSub=] was a teenager who said his name was [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV Niko Bellic]]. Everyone was shocked when ''[[CoolOldGuy Rossi]]'' [[Funny/CriminalMinds said he knew that's GTAIV's main character]].

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* On ''Series/CriminalMinds'' one [=UnSub=] was a teenager who said his name was used [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV Niko Bellic]]. Bellic]] as an alias. Everyone was shocked when ''[[CoolOldGuy Rossi]]'' [[Funny/CriminalMinds said he knew that's recognized it as GTAIV's main character]].
3rd Sep '16 8:53:25 AM Odacon_Spy
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* On ''Series/CriminalMinds'' one [=UnSub=] was a teenager who said his name was [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV Nico Bellic]]. Everyone was shocked when [[CoolOldGuy Rossi]] [[Funny/CriminalMinds said he knew that's GTAIV's main character]].

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* On ''Series/CriminalMinds'' one [=UnSub=] was a teenager who said his name was [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV Nico Niko Bellic]]. Everyone was shocked when [[CoolOldGuy Rossi]] ''[[CoolOldGuy Rossi]]'' [[Funny/CriminalMinds said he knew that's GTAIV's main character]].
23rd Aug '16 10:23:15 PM foxley
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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "Gently Among Friends" uses the aliases 'T. Dan Smith' and 'Richard Grainger': two prominent figures in the history of Newcastle who both had the nickname 'Mr Newcastle'.
19th Aug '16 6:43:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hilary of ''OtherPeoplesBusiness'' introduces herself as RachelMaddow.

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* Hilary of ''OtherPeoplesBusiness'' ''Webcomic/OtherPeoplesBusiness'' introduces herself as RachelMaddow.
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