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3rd Jul '17 6:30:44 AM Malady
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3rd Jul '17 6:24:16 AM Malady
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3rd Jul '17 5:58:00 AM Malady
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* Descriptive pseudonyms, ''a la'' Cyclops of ''Comicbook/XMen'', Cyborg of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.
* References to mythology, literature, or culture that hint at the nature of the code named thing.

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* [[MeaningfulName Descriptive pseudonyms, pseudonyms]], ''a la'' Cyclops of ''Comicbook/XMen'', Cyborg of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.
* References to mythology, literature, or culture that [[MeaningfulName hint at the nature nature]] of the code named thing.code-named thing.
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2nd Jul '17 10:05:27 AM nombretomado
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* JohnLeCarre:

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1st Jun '17 7:57:55 PM nombretomado
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* 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 Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/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.
31st May '17 5:13:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', the Beauty and the Beast unit fits this collectively and individually. The names are amalgamations of the emotions (in verb form) of the Cobra Unit of MGS3 and the animal based nouns of MGS1's Foxhound. For example, "The Sorrow" + "Sniper Wolf" = Crying Wolf.

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', the Beauty and the Beast unit fits this collectively and individually. The names are amalgamations of the emotions (in verb form) of the Cobra Unit of MGS3 and the animal based animal-based nouns of MGS1's [=MGS1's=] Foxhound. For example, "The Sorrow" + "Sniper Wolf" = Crying Wolf.
31st May '17 5:12:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Most of the groups in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise had some convention for their operative's codenames.
** FOXHOUND used the formula (Descriptive Word) + (Animal Name) -- for instance, Solid Snake or Sniper Wolf. The Cobra Unit used emotions that were felt by the members on the battlefield -- for example, The Pain, The Sorrow, and The Fury. "The End" is a bit more esoteric, but comes from the total sense of oblivion he felt when on the hunt. Sometimes, the codenames were cool. Sometimes, not so much. Compare such names as "Psycho Mantis" or "Vamp" to such names as "Fatman" or "Revolver Ocelot". (Just don't do it to their faces...) Every last one is [[MeaningfulName a dead giveaway as to that character's skill and personality]], but serves the purpose of obscuring the individual's real name.
** Originally, the codenames for the Foxhound Unit were designed in such a way that the animal represented, obtusely, your rank, while the adjective represented, also obtusely, your particular style or skill. This was then completely subverted by Metal Gear Solid, but there are still some references, even as late as [=MGS4=], of Fox being the highest possible ranking/codename for a Foxhound operative. Snake is, oddly enough, somewhere near the bottom (in the original game, Solid Snake was a rookie).
** In Metal Gear Solid 2 most of the code names switched to one word nouns or adjectives such as the aforementioned "Vamp" and "Fatman". Solidus Snake and "Iroquois Pliskin" [[spoiler: What Solid Snake introduces himself to Raiden as, which itself is a reference to the protagonist of the film "Escape From New York". Solid Snake is based off of him.]]
** In Metal Gear Solid 4, the Beauty and the Beast unit fits this collectively and individually. The names are amalgamations of the emotions (in verb form) of the Cobra Unit of MGS3 and the animal based nouns of MGS1's Foxhound. For example, "The Sorrow" + "Sniper Wolf" = Crying Wolf.
** After Big Boss' fall, when Roy Campbell took over FOXHOUND he revitalized the codenaming procedure, which could account for the odd names. Additionally, the animal name was not the rank, but an indication of their passing grade.

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* Most of the groups in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' franchise had some convention for their operative's codenames.
** FOXHOUND used the formula (Descriptive Word) + (Animal Name) -- for instance, Solid Snake or Sniper Wolf. The Cobra Unit from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' used emotions that were felt by the members on the battlefield -- for example, The Pain, The Sorrow, and The Fury. "The End" is a bit more esoteric, but comes from the total sense of oblivion he felt when on the hunt. Sometimes, the codenames were cool. Sometimes, not so much. Compare such names as "Psycho Mantis" or "Vamp" to such names as "Fatman" or "Revolver Ocelot". (Just don't do it to their faces...) Every last one is [[MeaningfulName a dead giveaway as to that character's skill and personality]], but serves the purpose of obscuring the individual's real name.
** Originally, the codenames for the Foxhound Unit were designed in such a way that the animal represented, obtusely, your rank, while the adjective represented, also obtusely, your particular style or skill. This was then completely subverted by Metal Gear Solid, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', but there are still some references, even as late as [=MGS4=], ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', of Fox being the highest possible ranking/codename for a Foxhound operative. Snake is, oddly enough, somewhere near the bottom (in the original game, ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', Solid Snake was a rookie).
** In Metal Gear Solid 2 ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', most of the code names switched to one word nouns or adjectives such as the aforementioned "Vamp" and "Fatman". "Fatman", plus Solidus Snake and "Iroquois Pliskin" [[spoiler: What ([[spoiler:what Solid Snake introduces himself to Raiden as, which itself is a reference to the protagonist of the film "Escape From New York". ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork", whom Solid Snake is based off of him.]]
of]]).
** In Metal Gear Solid 4, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', the Beauty and the Beast unit fits this collectively and individually. The names are amalgamations of the emotions (in verb form) of the Cobra Unit of MGS3 and the animal based nouns of MGS1's Foxhound. For example, "The Sorrow" + "Sniper Wolf" = Crying Wolf.
** After Big Boss' Boss's fall, when Roy Campbell took over FOXHOUND he revitalized the codenaming procedure, which could account for the odd names. Additionally, the animal name was not the rank, but an indication of their passing grade.
30th May '17 6:27:17 PM nombretomado
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** Every time a new president is elected, the Secret Service comes up with codenames for the president's family (and, if TheWestWing is to believed, the senior staff--CJ Cregg's was "Flamingo")...and then the media immediately reports what they are. The presidential codenames are more for brevity and clarity in communications rather than secrecy, as confirmed by a former Secret Service agent.

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** Every time a new president is elected, the Secret Service comes up with codenames for the president's family (and, if TheWestWing ''Series/TheWestWing'' is to believed, the senior staff--CJ Cregg's was "Flamingo")...and then the media immediately reports what they are. The presidential codenames are more for brevity and clarity in communications rather than secrecy, as confirmed by a former Secret Service agent.
24th May '17 3:06:20 PM mariofan1000
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Sterling Archer is said to have the codename "Duchess" (which came from Malory's dead dog) but it almost never comes up, and the last time his codename was ever mentioned was in the Season 3 premiere. ''Duchess'' was actually the WorkingTitle for the show.
21st May '17 12:35:43 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Fanfic/AGemOfADay'', [[spoiler:during their attempt to steal back Rarity's dress design from Suri, Rarity assigns these to herself and Applejack: Platinum Priss and Barn Raiser, respectfully, with her constantly telling Applejack to refer to her as such during the break in. Upon being arrested, Applejack called Rarity 'Platinum Priss' to annoy her]].
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