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25th Sep '16 8:37:33 PM Angeldeb82
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In order to protect [[SecretIdentity one's identity]], or discuss a [[ThePlan 'Top Secret']] mission over a static-y radio, a SuperHero, International Spy, or military operation, etc. will use a Code Name. For costumed heroes in particular, this ''NomDeGuerre'' will be indicative of their powers, origin, or national affiliation. Spies, missions, and objects will usually have a randomly assigned alias (and in comedies, silly ones at that). Often, it's so descriptive as to defeat the very purpose of not using their real name, since [[AnimalStereotypes Iron Bear]] really could only be [[TheBigGuy one guy]].

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In order to protect [[SecretIdentity one's identity]], or discuss a [[ThePlan 'Top Secret']] mission over a static-y radio, a SuperHero, {{Superhero}}, International Spy, or military operation, etc. will use a Code Name. For costumed heroes in particular, this ''NomDeGuerre'' will be indicative of their powers, origin, or national affiliation. Spies, missions, and objects will usually have a randomly assigned alias (and in comedies, silly ones at that). Often, it's so descriptive as to defeat the very purpose of not using their real name, since [[AnimalStereotypes Iron Bear]] really could only be [[TheBigGuy one guy]].



* Expect the names of secret operations and such to portend the intended goal, with diabolical ones sounding especially ominous - such as: the [[Anime/VariableGeo "Black Goddess" project]], or [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra "The Revelation".]]

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* Expect the names of secret operations and such to portend the intended goal, with diabolical ones sounding especially ominous - such as: the [[Anime/VariableGeo "Black Goddess" project]], or [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra "The Revelation".]]
Revelation"]].



** All the state alchemists have code names... which may function more like titles, since any random person off the street seems to know, say, that the Fullmetal Alchemist is Edward Elric. Except when they think it's [[AnimatedArmor Alphonse]].

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** All the state alchemists have code names... which may function more like titles, since any random person off the street seems to know, say, that the Fullmetal Alchemist is Edward Elric. Except when they think it's [[AnimatedArmor Alphonse]].{{A|nimatedArmor}}lphonse.



** The Baroque Works conspiracy deployed its agents in man-woman teams, with the men codenamed "Mister [[NumericalThemeNaming $NUMBER]]" and the women called "Miss [[TemporalThemeNaming $DAY_REFERENCE]]". The [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] [[VillainousCrossdresser crossdresser]] of the organization worked without a partner and used ''both'' naming schemes: "Mister 2 Bon Clay".

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** The Baroque Works conspiracy deployed its agents in man-woman teams, with the men codenamed "Mister [[NumericalThemeNaming $NUMBER]]" and the women called "Miss [[TemporalThemeNaming $DAY_REFERENCE]]". The [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] [[VillainousCrossdresser crossdresser]] {{cr|eepyCrossdresser}}ossdresser of the organization worked without a partner and used ''both'' naming schemes: "Mister 2 Bon Clay".



* The [[FourIsDeath four Warlords]] from ''Anime/RoninWarriors'' were given code names by [[BigBad Talpa]] that correspond with their armors. This is subverted in the [[DubNameChange dub]].

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* The [[FourIsDeath four Warlords]] from ''Anime/RoninWarriors'' were given code names by [[BigBad Talpa]] that correspond with their armors. This is subverted in the [[DubNameChange dub]].{{dub|NameChange}}.



* The members of Oracion Seis from ''Manga/FairyTail'' each use a codename based on their magic, abilities, and attributes. [[spoiler:While most are played straight, some of their names' meanings are actually subverted, as they try to appear more powerful or intimidating than they really are]].

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* The members of Oracion Seis from ''Manga/FairyTail'' each use a codename based on their magic, abilities, and attributes. [[spoiler:While most are played straight, some of their names' meanings are actually subverted, as they try to appear more powerful or intimidating than they really are]].are.]]



** Racer can move faster than the human eye. [[spoiler:Or so it would appear; he really just slows ''others''[='=] perception of time to make himself seem fast]].

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** Racer can move faster than the human eye. [[spoiler:Or so it would appear; he really just slows ''others''[='=] perception of time to make himself seem fast]].fast.]]



* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', organizations like the AST assign code names to the various spirits they track and try to kill or contain, though the spirits don't use these names themselves, and the organizations continue to refer to them by these names even if they learn their real names. Tohka Yatogami is "[[BattleBallgown Princess]]", Yoshino is "[[ShrinkingViolet Hermit]]", Kurumi Tokisaki is "[[AxCrazy Nightmare]]", Kotori Itsuki is "[[PlayingWithFire Efreet]]", the twins Kaguya and Yuzuru Yamai are both called "[[WeatherManipulation Berserk]]", Miku Izayoi is "[[IdolSinger Diva]]", Natsume is "[[CuteWitch Witch]]", [[spoiler:Origami Tobiichi]] is "[[LightEmUp Angel]]", [[VisualNovel/DateALiveRinneUtopia Rinne Sonogami]] is "[[RealityWarper Ruler]]", and a mysterious being who turns humans into spirits is called "Phantom".
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': The "Black Goddess" project is the means by which [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group]] intends to resurrect their leader, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Miranda Jahana]]]], which is the crux of the series' plot. To achieve their goal, they need to find a suitably powerful host body for her disembodied spirit to inhabit and they've found the perfect candidate: [[spoiler: [[{{deuteragonist}} Satomi Yajima]]]].

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* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', organizations like the AST assign code names to the various spirits they track and try to kill or contain, though the spirits don't use these names themselves, and the organizations continue to refer to them by these names even if they learn their real names. Tohka Yatogami is "[[BattleBallgown Princess]]", Yoshino is "[[ShrinkingViolet Hermit]]", Kurumi Tokisaki is "[[AxCrazy Nightmare]]", Kotori Itsuki is "[[PlayingWithFire Efreet]]", the twins Kaguya and Yuzuru Yamai are both called "[[WeatherManipulation Berserk]]", Miku Izayoi is "[[IdolSinger Diva]]", Natsume is "[[CuteWitch Witch]]", [[spoiler:Origami Tobiichi]] is "[[LightEmUp Angel]]", [[VisualNovel/DateALiveRinneUtopia Rinne Sonogami]] is "[[RealityWarper Ruler]]", "{{R|ealityWarper}}uler", and a mysterious being who turns humans into spirits is called "Phantom".
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': The "Black Goddess" project is the means by which [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group]] intends to resurrect their leader, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Miranda Jahana]]]], which is the crux of the series' plot. To achieve their goal, they need to find a suitably powerful host body for her disembodied spirit to inhabit and they've found the perfect candidate: [[spoiler: [[{{deuteragonist}} [[{{Deuteragonist}} Satomi Yajima]]]].



* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' was probably inspired by ''Pelham'', using color-themed codenames for a group of crooks. The heist boss assigns them the names Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange and Mr. Pink. The crook dubbed Mr. Pink tries to object, but the boss insists on picking the names himself. He mentions having allowed crooks on a past job to name themselves and it resulted in a fight over who got to be Mr. Black. In fact, each [=Codename=] fits the character perfectly. Mr. White is the most moral of the group. Mr. Blonde is in it purely ForTheEvulz. Mr Orange has his outer layers peeled off throughout the film. Mr. Pink [[spoiler: survives the film by hiding, something considered effeminate.]] Mr. Blue [[spoiler: gets captured by the police, i.e. "The Boys in Blue."]] We don't really see much of Brown, though.

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* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' was probably inspired by ''Pelham'', using color-themed codenames for a group of crooks. The heist boss assigns them the names Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange and Mr. Pink. The crook dubbed Mr. Pink tries to object, but the boss insists on picking the names himself. He mentions having allowed crooks on a past job to name themselves and it resulted in a fight over who got to be Mr. Black. In fact, each [=Codename=] fits the character perfectly. Mr. White is the most moral of the group. Mr. Blonde is in it purely ForTheEvulz. Mr Orange has his outer layers peeled off throughout the film. Mr. Pink [[spoiler: survives the film by hiding, something considered effeminate.]] effeminate]]. Mr. Blue [[spoiler: gets captured by the police, i.e. "The Boys in Blue."]] We don't really see much of Brown, though.



* "Eagle" and "Sparrow" are Clarisse and Mia's Code Names in ''FIlm/ThePrincessDiaries''.

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* "Eagle" and "Sparrow" are Clarisse and Mia's Code Names in ''FIlm/ThePrincessDiaries''.''Film/ThePrincessDiaries''.



** There's a deleted scene where O'Reilly (Creator/RobertPatrick) says, "[[Literature/AliceinWonderland This is Alice. We're down the rabbit hole]]."

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** There's a deleted scene where O'Reilly (Creator/RobertPatrick) says, "[[Literature/AliceinWonderland "[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland This is Alice. We're down the rabbit hole]]."hole.]]"



* ''Literature/AmericanGods''' TheMenInBlack Mr. Town, Mr. Stone, and Mr. Universe are thought to be code names, lampshaded by Sam who goes on about [[LineOfSightName line of sight]] ThemeNaming with Mr. Sidewalk, and Mr. Dirt.

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* ''Literature/AmericanGods''' TheMenInBlack Mr. Town, Mr. Stone, and Mr. Universe are thought to be code names, lampshaded by Sam who goes on about [[LineOfSightName line {{line of sight]] sight|Name}} ThemeNaming with Mr. Sidewalk, and Mr. Dirt.



* ''Literature/ThePosterChildren'': At the beginning of their third block of training, all students at [[SuperHeroSchool Maillardet's]] are asked to choose a moniker, a code name to be used in the field. Most students already have monikers picked out long before their third block, while new students are given a year to decide.

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* ''Literature/ThePosterChildren'': At the beginning of their third block of training, all students at [[SuperHeroSchool [[SuperheroSchool Maillardet's]] are asked to choose a moniker, a code name to be used in the field. Most students already have monikers picked out long before their third block, while new students are given a year to decide.



* ''UglyBetty'' features this when they're trying to do a secret fashion show:

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* ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' features this when they're trying to do a secret fashion show:



* ''Series/TheMonkees'' use funny code names in the episode “Art, For Monkees’ Sake” while breaking into an art museum overnight to switch back a stolen painting (“Mission: Ridiculous”). Each name refers to the places where each of the boys are from: "Manchester Marauder" (Davy), "Connecticut Counterspy" (Peter), "Los Angeles Leopard" (Micky), and the "(Modest) but Towering Texan" (Mike).

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* ''Series/TheMonkees'' use funny code names in the episode “Art, For Monkees’ Sake” while breaking into an art museum overnight to switch back a stolen painting (“Mission: Ridiculous”). Each name refers to the places where each of the boys are from: "Manchester Marauder" (Davy), "Connecticut Counterspy" (Peter), "Los Angeles Leopard" (Micky), and the "(Modest) but "(Modest but) Towering Texan" (Mike).



* RobinHood of course.

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* RobinHood Myth/RobinHood of course.



* The {{Theatre/Mrs Hawking}} play series: {{Subverted}}. For all that Mrs. Hawking is basically a superhero whose real identity is a secret-- and in fact has personal reasons to [[http://www.mrshawking.com/?p=166 not feel connected to her legal name]] --she doesn't seem to have a different name, code or otherwise, as an alternative.

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* The {{Theatre/Mrs Hawking}} Theatre/MrsHawking play series: {{Subverted}}. For all that Mrs. Hawking is basically a superhero whose real identity is a secret-- and in fact has personal reasons to [[http://www.mrshawking.com/?p=166 not feel connected to her legal name]] --she doesn't seem to have a different name, code or otherwise, as an alternative.



* In ''[[Webcomic/TheWotch Triquetra Cats]]'', the code name in SERVICE designates which subgroup you are assigned to, such as the Talons (a mineral and a bird) such as Stone Bluejay, Sand Robin or China Cardinal, the Fables, (pseudo japanese version of fairytale characters) such as Sannou White or Raydin Hood, Shinobi Spectrum (words that imply colour) such as Shinobi Tiger (orange) or Shinobi Forest (green) and M-P which are descriptives of their power sets Project: Elemental Cat or Agent Shunmyo.

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* In ''[[Webcomic/TheWotch Triquetra Cats]]'', the code name in SERVICE designates which subgroup you are assigned to, such as the Talons (a mineral and a bird) such as Stone Bluejay, Sand Robin or China Cardinal, the Fables, (pseudo japanese Japanese version of fairytale characters) such as Sannou White or Raydin Hood, Shinobi Spectrum (words that imply colour) such as Shinobi Tiger (orange) or Shinobi Forest (green) and M-P which are descriptives of their power sets Project: Elemental Cat or Agent Shunmyo.



* Like many of the comedic examples listed above the callsigns for [[TheSquad Icebreaker squad]] in the GirlsLove SpaceOpera ''Webcomic/{{Angels 2200}}'' are all sarcastic, ironic, or sardonic commentaries on their personalities (or failings). Unlike the comedic examples the recipients are fully aware that they're being mocked and it contributes to their ultimate failure to bond as a team.

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* Like many of the comedic examples listed above the callsigns for [[TheSquad Icebreaker squad]] in the GirlsLove YuriGenre SpaceOpera ''Webcomic/{{Angels 2200}}'' are all sarcastic, ironic, or sardonic commentaries on their personalities (or failings). Unlike the comedic examples the recipients are fully aware that they're being mocked and it contributes to their ultimate failure to bond as a team.



* ''Webcomic/TruLifeAdventures'' features Leonard Zachary's QuirkyMiniBossSquad, all of whom have codenames [[spoiler: named after computers or operating systems]].

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* ''Webcomic/TruLifeAdventures'' features Leonard Zachary's QuirkyMiniBossSquad, QuirkyMinibossSquad, all of whom have codenames [[spoiler: named after computers or operating systems]].



* At the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, all students must have a codename, for security purposes. (Any reports going out to police or criminal organizations will ''only'' list the codename, protecting the student's family.) On the first day, the headmistress points out that their codename will become the name they are most known by, and there are repercussions for choosing a bad name or changing later. The supervillain 'Wrecking Ball' is still referred to by his Whateley Academy codename of 'Power Pork', much to his chagrin.

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* At the SuperHeroSchool SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, all students must have a codename, for security purposes. (Any reports going out to police or criminal organizations will ''only'' list the codename, protecting the student's family.) On the first day, the headmistress points out that their codename will become the name they are most known by, and there are repercussions for choosing a bad name or changing later. The supervillain 'Wrecking Ball' is still referred to by his Whateley Academy codename of 'Power Pork', much to his chagrin.



* ''Literature/TheDescendants'' loves these. Students at the SuperHeroSchool self enforce it as a tradition, but other characters have picked them up from the media or just by being that nerdy.
* Since it is a superhero setting, it is easier to list the [[AvertedTrope aversions]] of this trope from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', like Michael Kayle, David Thorn, Charles Carr, Nicholas Chandler, Josiah Brimstone, and Pamela Odd, all of whom are superheroes and most of whom are {{Badass Normal}}s.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has the freelancer agents, each named after a different state. [[ThrowawayCountry Except Florida.]] [[NoodleIncident Poor Florida.]] [[spoiler: Well, there ''was'' an Agent Florida...]]. Sarge also has a habit of using code names like "Maroon One" for Simmons.
* Sometimes the [[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Fake]] [[Creator/AchievementHunter AH]] [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Crew]] adopts these for their Heist missions in line with them pretending to actually be criminal masterminds, though usually these are forgotten quickly or used inconsistently. For instance, "Gavin's Heist" [[PaperThinDisguise just added the word "Secret" in front of everyone's names]], "Ray's Heist" used everyone's middle names (first name for Ryan and [[TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX TAFKAR]] for Ray himself), although Michael [[DefiedTrope defied]] this during his Heist, saying that they spend too much time dicking around with fake names and such.

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* ''Literature/TheDescendants'' loves these. Students at the SuperHeroSchool SuperheroSchool self enforce it as a tradition, but other characters have picked them up from the media or just by being that nerdy.
* Since it is a superhero setting, it is easier to list the [[AvertedTrope aversions]] {{aver|tedTrope}}sions of this trope from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', like Michael Kayle, David Thorn, Charles Carr, Nicholas Chandler, Josiah Brimstone, and Pamela Odd, all of whom are superheroes and most of whom are {{Badass Normal}}s.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has the freelancer agents, each named after a different state. [[ThrowawayCountry Except Florida.]] [[NoodleIncident Poor Florida.]] [[spoiler: Well, there ''was'' an Agent Florida...]]. ]] Sarge also has a habit of using code names like "Maroon One" for Simmons.
* Sometimes the [[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Fake]] [[Creator/AchievementHunter AH]] Creator/{{A|chievementHunter}}H [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Crew]] adopts these for their Heist missions in line with them pretending to actually be criminal masterminds, though usually these are forgotten quickly or used inconsistently. For instance, "Gavin's Heist" [[PaperThinDisguise just added the word "Secret" in front of everyone's names]], "Ray's Heist" used everyone's middle names (first name for Ryan and [[TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX TAFKAR]] {{T|heTropeFormerlyKnownAsX}}AFKAR for Ray himself), although Michael [[DefiedTrope defied]] {{defied|Trope}} this during his Heist, saying that they spend too much time dicking around with fake names and such.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Korra and Mako search Republic City, following Bolin's abduction by [[{{ninja}} The Equalists.]] During which, they happen across one of their fliers, telling their supporters of an upcoming event known simply as "The Revelation". Since it contained no other information, Korra tries shaking down the newsie she saw handing them out in the park. But he said he didn't know what it was about either, since [[BigBad Amon]] had said they'd find out during the event itself. After he runs off, Mako notices something on the back of the flier along with the others the newsie dropped: when properly assembled, they formed a map of Republic City with an "X" marking a warehouse down at the docks. With the flier itself doubling as one's 'invitation', which is how he and Korra infiltrate the assembly. As Amon promised, he told his followers why he had gathered them there, [[spoiler: to tell them of how he'd allegedly been [[DarkMessiah blessed by the Spirits]] with the ability to take someone's bending away - just as the Avatar had done years ago. Followed by a demonstration of his "gift", with Bolin being among his intended victims]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Korra and Mako search Republic City, following Bolin's abduction by [[{{ninja}} [[{{Ninja}} The Equalists.]] Equalists]]. During which, they happen across one of their fliers, telling their supporters of an upcoming event known simply as "The Revelation". Since it contained no other information, Korra tries shaking down the newsie she saw handing them out in the park. But he said he didn't know what it was about either, since [[BigBad Amon]] had said they'd find out during the event itself. After he runs off, Mako notices something on the back of the flier along with the others the newsie dropped: when properly assembled, they formed a map of Republic City with an "X" marking a warehouse down at the docks. With the flier itself doubling as one's 'invitation', which is how he and Korra infiltrate the assembly. As Amon promised, he told his followers why he had gathered them there, [[spoiler: to tell them of how he'd allegedly been [[DarkMessiah blessed by the Spirits]] with the ability to take someone's bending away - just as the Avatar had done years ago. Followed by a demonstration of his "gift", with Bolin being among his intended victims]].



** President Barack Obama's secret service codename is "Renegade". At least with the Obama family, all the members of the First Family have codenames that start with the same letter (Michelle's is "Renaissance"). The same held true for the Clintons - some of whom are still under Secret Service protection - [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Bill]] was "Eagle", [[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton Hillary]] was "Evergreen" and Chelsea was "Energy". George W. Bush's is "Trailblazer". Eleanor Roosevelt's codename was "Rover", while Cheney was "Angler".

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** President Barack Obama's secret service codename is "Renegade". At least with the Obama family, all the members of the First Family have codenames that start with the same letter (Michelle's is "Renaissance"). The same held true for the Clintons - some of whom are still under Secret Service protection - [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Bill]] UsefulNotes/{{Bill|Clinton}} was "Eagle", [[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton Hillary]] UsefulNotes/{{Hillary|RodhamClinton}} was "Evergreen" and Chelsea was "Energy". George W. Bush's is "Trailblazer". Eleanor Roosevelt's codename was "Rover", while Cheney was "Angler".
14th Sep '16 8:20:43 AM megarockman
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** The German military had a bad habit of using code names for projects or systems which were superficially cryptic but actually revealed the nature of the concept they were supposed to disguise. Specialists at Bletchley Park determined that a device referred to in intelligence reports as "Wotan" was in fact a single-beam navigation system; "Wotan" is, of course, the name of a one-eyed god in Anglo-Saxon mythology (c.f. Odin in UsefulNotes/NorseMythology). English-speakers might know Wotan better by his Norse name, "Odin". There was also "Operation Sea Lion", the plan for an invasion by sea of Britain, a nation often symbolized by a lion. Yeah, good thinking on that one. Most infamously there was "Operation Barbarossa". Emperor Barbarossa of the Holy Roman Empire was known for - after a series of smaller wars against everyone - leading the largest military contingent of the Third Crusade to the Holy Land with the intent to 'finish those darned Moslems off once and for all'. Hitler thought he was the best thing since sliced bread and the conceptual-ideological enemy of Nazism and Fascism was Socialism. 'Barbarossa = Hitler', 'Moslems = Socialists', and 'Operation Barbarossa = German-Soviet War' weren't exactly the hardest conclusion to draw even discounting the way a complete copy of the operational plans fell into the hands of the NKVD (precursor-agency to the KGB).

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** The German military had a bad habit of using code names for projects or systems which were superficially cryptic but actually revealed the nature of the concept they were supposed to disguise. Specialists at Bletchley Park determined that a device referred to in intelligence reports as "Wotan" was in fact a single-beam navigation system; "Wotan" is, of course, the name of a one-eyed god in Anglo-Saxon mythology (c.f. Odin in UsefulNotes/NorseMythology). mythology; English-speakers might know Wotan better by his Norse name, name "Odin". There was also "Operation Sea Lion", the plan for an invasion by sea of Britain, a nation often symbolized by a lion. Yeah, good thinking on that one. Most infamously there was "Operation Barbarossa". Emperor Barbarossa of the Holy Roman Empire was known for - after a series of smaller wars against everyone - leading the largest military contingent of the Third Crusade to the Holy Land with the intent to 'finish those darned Moslems off once and for all'. Hitler thought he was the best thing since sliced bread and the conceptual-ideological enemy of Nazism and Fascism was Socialism. 'Barbarossa = Hitler', 'Moslems = Socialists', and 'Operation Barbarossa = German-Soviet War' weren't exactly the hardest conclusion to draw even discounting the way a complete copy of the operational plans fell into the hands of the NKVD (precursor-agency to the KGB).
14th Sep '16 8:20:03 AM megarockman
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** The German military had a bad habit of using code names for projects or systems which were superficially cryptic but actually revealed the nature of the concept they were supposed to disguise. Specialists at Bletchley Park determined that a device referred to in intelligence reports as "Wotan" was in fact a single-beam navigation system; "Wotan" is, of course, the name of a one-eyed god in Anglo-Saxon mythology. English-speakers might know Wotan better by his Norse name, "Odin". There was also "Operation Sea Lion", the plan for an invasion by sea of Britain, a nation often symbolized by a lion. Yeah, good thinking on that one. Most infamously there was "Operation Barbarossa". Emperor Barbarossa of the Holy Roman Empire was known for - after a series of smaller wars against everyone - leading the largest military contingent of the Third Crusade to the Holy Land with the intent to 'finish those darned Moslems off once and for all'. Hitler thought he was the best thing since sliced bread and the conceptual-ideological enemy of Nazism and Fascism was Socialism. 'Barbarossa = Hitler', 'Moslems = Socialists', and 'Operation Barbarossa = German-Soviet War' weren't exactly the hardest conclusion to draw even discounting the way a complete copy of the operational plans fell into the hands of the NKVD (precursor-agency to the KGB).

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** The German military had a bad habit of using code names for projects or systems which were superficially cryptic but actually revealed the nature of the concept they were supposed to disguise. Specialists at Bletchley Park determined that a device referred to in intelligence reports as "Wotan" was in fact a single-beam navigation system; "Wotan" is, of course, the name of a one-eyed god in Anglo-Saxon mythology.mythology (c.f. Odin in UsefulNotes/NorseMythology). English-speakers might know Wotan better by his Norse name, "Odin". There was also "Operation Sea Lion", the plan for an invasion by sea of Britain, a nation often symbolized by a lion. Yeah, good thinking on that one. Most infamously there was "Operation Barbarossa". Emperor Barbarossa of the Holy Roman Empire was known for - after a series of smaller wars against everyone - leading the largest military contingent of the Third Crusade to the Holy Land with the intent to 'finish those darned Moslems off once and for all'. Hitler thought he was the best thing since sliced bread and the conceptual-ideological enemy of Nazism and Fascism was Socialism. 'Barbarossa = Hitler', 'Moslems = Socialists', and 'Operation Barbarossa = German-Soviet War' weren't exactly the hardest conclusion to draw even discounting the way a complete copy of the operational plans fell into the hands of the NKVD (precursor-agency to the KGB).
1st Aug '16 12:47:41 PM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Cyborg 009}}'', the nine Cyborgs are given codenames when transformed into living weapons.

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* In ''{{Cyborg ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'', the nine Cyborgs are given codenames when transformed into living weapons.
25th Jun '16 2:34:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the {{Running Gag}}s on ''TheSecretShow'' is that the boss of the heroes has always a different codename and it's always something embarrassing.

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* One of the {{Running Gag}}s on ''TheSecretShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'' is that the boss of the heroes has always a different codename and it's always something embarrassing.
23rd Jun '16 6:09:43 AM MrLavisherMoot
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': Each of the gang bosses bestow a codename upon you : Gecko for the Zaibatsu, Jumbo for the Loonies, Kosai for the Yakuza, Rooster (Tough Guy in some translations) for the Rednecks, Grasshopper for the Krishnas, THC-303 for the SRS and Comrade for the Russians.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'': Each of the gang bosses bestow a codename upon you : Gecko for the Zaibatsu, Jumbo for the Loonies, Kosai for the Yakuza, Rooster (Tough Guy in some translations) for the Rednecks, Grasshopper for the Krishnas, THC-303 for the SRS and Comrade for the Russians.
11th Jun '16 12:51:09 PM nombretomado
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* Zack and Cody of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' use code names when pulling off some of their more elaborate pranks. Usually Zack picks the code names and gives Cody an embarrassing one and himself a flattering one, such as "Better Looking Twin."

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* Zack and Cody of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' use code names when pulling off some of their more elaborate pranks. Usually Zack picks the code names and gives Cody an embarrassing one and himself a flattering one, such as "Better Looking Twin."
19th May '16 10:27:21 PM SSJMagus
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** There's also Sanji's Mr Prince.
** In the Marines, anyone promoted to the rank of Admiral is given a code name consisting of a color and an animal, with the animals all being references to [[Literature/{{Momotaro}} the tale of Momotaro]]. At the start of the manga, the three Admirals are Kizaru ("Yellow Monkey", real name Borsalino), Aokiji ("Blue Pheasant", real name Kuzan) and Akainu ("Red Dog", real name Sakazuki). Fujitora ("Wisteria Tiger", real name Issho) and Ryokugyu ("Green Bull", real name unknown) are added later.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', most members of Celestial Being have codenames. For example, Setsuna F. Seiei's real name is [[spoiler:Soran Ebrahim]]

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** There's also Sanji's Mr Prince.
Prince. [[spoiler:It turns out that [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal he's an actual prince]].]]
** In the Marines, anyone promoted to the rank of Admiral is given a code name consisting of a color and an animal, with the animals all being references to [[Literature/{{Momotaro}} the tale of Momotaro]]. At the start of the manga, the three Admirals are Kizaru ("Yellow Monkey", real name Borsalino), Aokiji ("Blue Pheasant", real name Kuzan) and Akainu ("Red Dog", real name Sakazuki). Fujitora ("Wisteria Tiger", real name Issho) and Ryokugyu ("Green Bull", real name unknown) are added later.
later to account for [[spoiler:Sakazuki being promoted and Kuzan resigning from the Marines]].
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', most members of Celestial Being have codenames. For example, Setsuna F. Seiei's real name is [[spoiler:Soran Ebrahim]]Ebrahim]], while Lockon Stratos is [[spoiler:[[LegacyCharacter initially Neil Dylandy]] and [[BackupTwin later Lyle Dylandy]]]].
14th May '16 8:06:02 AM Doug86
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* Descriptive pseudonyms, ''a la'' Cyclops of ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', Cyborg of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.

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* Descriptive pseudonyms, ''a la'' Cyclops of ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', Cyborg of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.
21st Mar '16 7:49:40 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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** President Barack Obama's secret service codename is "Renegade". A few nut-jobs claim that the word is from the Spanish ''renegado'': one who has renounced Christianity! At least with the Obama family, all the members of the First Family have codenames that start with the same letter (Michelle's is "Renaissance"). The same held true for the Clintons - some of whom are still under Secret Service protection - [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Bill]] was "Eagle", [[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton Hillary]] was "Evergreen" and Chelsea was "Energy". George W. Bush's is "Trailblazer". Eleanor Roosevelt's codename was "Rover", while Cheney was "Angler".

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** President Barack Obama's secret service codename is "Renegade". A few nut-jobs claim that the word is from the Spanish ''renegado'': one who has renounced Christianity! At least with the Obama family, all the members of the First Family have codenames that start with the same letter (Michelle's is "Renaissance"). The same held true for the Clintons - some of whom are still under Secret Service protection - [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Bill]] was "Eagle", [[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton Hillary]] was "Evergreen" and Chelsea was "Energy". George W. Bush's is "Trailblazer". Eleanor Roosevelt's codename was "Rover", while Cheney was "Angler".
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