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1st Feb '16 10:44:19 PM ProdigalDaughter
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some stuff went from speculation to canon; edited to reflect that
** There's also Sour Cream and Onion, who are apparently half-siblings, and Vidalia, who is presumably their mother. Vidalia's husband[=/=]Onion's father is a fisherman named Yellowtail, possibly intended as a "fish and chips" pun. [[spoiler:Marty]] is an OddNameOut if fans are correct about him being Sour Cream's DisappearedDad.
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** There's also Sour Cream and Onion, who are apparently half-siblings, and Vidalia, Vidalia[[labelnote:*]]a type of onion[[/labelnote]], who is presumably their mother. Vidalia's husband[=/=]Onion's father is a fisherman named Yellowtail, possibly intended as a "fish and chips" pun. [[spoiler:Marty]] is an OddNameOut if fans are correct about him being [[spoiler:Marty]], Sour Cream's DisappearedDad.DisappearedDad, is an OddNameOut.
1st Feb '16 8:30:39 AM Prfnoff
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* Most of the characters (and all of the place names) in ''Manga/KingOfBanditsJing'' are named for alcoholic beverages. "Jing" is actually supposed to be "Gin" (the spelling is intentional on the author's part, since "Gin" would connote a much different pronunciation in Japanese); Kir (Jing's bird sidekick) is a liqueur; and their signature attack "Kir Royale" is a cocktail made with said liqueur.
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* Most of the characters (and all of the place names) in ''Manga/KingOfBanditsJing'' ''Manga/KingOfBanditJing'' are named for alcoholic beverages. "Jing" is actually supposed to be "Gin" (the spelling is intentional on the author's part, since "Gin" would connote a much different pronunciation in Japanese); Kir (Jing's bird sidekick) is a liqueur; and their signature attack "Kir Royale" is a cocktail made with said liqueur.
31st Jan '16 7:04:29 PM SilverGalaxy
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** Full blooded saiyans are named after vegetables: Kakarot (carrot), Nappa (a type of cabbage), Vegeta(ble), Raditz (radish), Broly (broccoli), Paragus (asparagus), Turles (Lettuce), Gine (a type of onion), Tarble (from vegetable); "Saiya", is an anagram of "yasai", meaning "vegetable"....
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** Full blooded saiyans are named after vegetables: Kakarot (carrot), Nappa (a type of Chinese cabbage), Vegeta(ble), Raditz (radish), Broly (broccoli), Paragus (asparagus), Turles (Lettuce), Gine (a type (an anagram of "Negi", meaning spring onion), Tarble (from vegetable); "Saiya", is an anagram of "yasai", meaning "vegetable"....

** The sentai parody team the Ginyu Special Corps has members named after dairy products, Ginyu (cow's milk), Butta (butter), Gurd (yogurt), Jheese (cheese), Reacoom ("Rikumu" is an anagram for "kurimu", or "cream"). ** Goku and Satan's mutual granddaughter gets two references: "Pan" which is Japanese (and Spanish, and Portugese, and...) for "bread," as her father's name, Gohan, means "rice;" they're both carbohydrates and staple foods, and it also refers to the satyr, Pan. Her grandmother/Gohan's mother [=ChiChi=]'s name means "milk".
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** The sentai parody team the Ginyu Special Corps has members named after dairy products, Ginyu (cow's milk), Butta (butter), Gurd (yogurt), Jheese (cheese), Reacoom Recoome ("Rikumu" is an anagram for "kurimu", or "cream"). ** Goku and Satan's mutual granddaughter gets two references: "Pan" which is Japanese (and Spanish, and Portugese, Portuguese, and...) for "bread," as her father's name, Gohan, means "rice;" they're both carbohydrates and staple foods, and it also refers to the satyr, Pan. Her grandmother/Gohan's mother [=ChiChi=]'s name means "milk".
24th Jan '16 12:09:06 PM Prfnoff
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* VS Knights Lamune & 40 Fire, and its HotterandSexier OAV Knights of Ramune/VS Knights Lamune Fresh have this trope, although the latter seems to have a lot more characters to this effect.
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* ''[[Anime/NGKnightLamune40 VS Knights Lamune & 40 Fire, Fire]]'', and its HotterandSexier OAV Knights ''Knights of Ramune/VS Knights Lamune Fresh Fresh'' have this trope, although the latter seems to have a lot more characters to this effect.
22nd Jan '16 9:08:13 AM 32_Footsteps
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** Of course, perhaps the most prominent example (combined with PunnyName) would be the main character himself - while Goku is derived from Son Goku from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', it's phonetically nearly identical to ''koku'', the old Japanese term for the volume of rice needed to feed one person for a year (and thus the standard for measuring crop production for centuries). This also explains why his kids have names also derived from words related to rice in Japanese.
2nd Jan '16 9:47:35 AM nombretomado
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** Its SpiritualSuccessor ''{{Solatorobo}}'' follows suits. Not only do Waffle and Panta make appearances, but the main character's sister is named ''Chocolot Gelato''. A lot of the NPC s have food names as well, ranging from obvious to obscure: Toffee, Biscuit, Frito, Raisin, Vanille, the quest broker Flo Financier (short for "fromage", cheese, and a financier is type of cake), Frassier (another cake), Suzette (as in crepe suzette), Kouglof (a french dessert)... In other words, talking about the cast of this game is like reading the menu of a French diner.
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** Its SpiritualSuccessor ''{{Solatorobo}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' follows suits. Not only do Waffle and Panta make appearances, but the main character's sister is named ''Chocolot Gelato''. A lot of the NPC s have food names as well, ranging from obvious to obscure: Toffee, Biscuit, Frito, Raisin, Vanille, the quest broker Flo Financier (short for "fromage", cheese, and a financier is type of cake), Frassier (another cake), Suzette (as in crepe suzette), Kouglof (a french dessert)... In other words, talking about the cast of this game is like reading the menu of a French diner.
31st Dec '15 3:56:18 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* [[Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica Puella Magi Kazumi Magica's]] chapter names were all food puns until the author ran out of ideas.
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* [[Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica ''[[Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica Puella Magi Kazumi Magica's]] Magica's]]'' chapter names were all food puns until the author ran out of ideas.
30th Dec '15 9:48:17 AM Jeduthun
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[[caption-width-right:255:Website/{{Google}} developers have quite a SweetTooth.[[note]]Atop from left: [[AlphabeticalThemeNaming Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Fro(zen)yo(gurt), Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat]].[[/note]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:255:Website/{{Google}} developers have quite a SweetTooth.[[note]]Atop from left: [[AlphabeticalThemeNaming Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Fro(zen)yo(gurt), Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat]]. Not pictured: Lollipop and Marshmallow.[[/note]]]]
26th Dec '15 8:24:39 AM AnotherDuck
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* In ''Webcomic/DragonMango'' pretty much all characters are named after things you can eat, mostly fruits and other grown edibles for humans and dragonslayers, and desserts for elves, but other names naturally exist. Among them we have the [[ProtagonistTitle protagonist Mango]], her "friend" Bleu Berry, the little brat Cherry, the prospective Lolita Knights Eclair, Cupcake, and Candy, and Agent Vinegar.
20th Dec '15 2:39:11 PM SamCurt
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* The two novels in the ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'' {{spinoff}} ''Yousei Team G Jiken Note'' continues with the MacGuffinTitle convention--and both [=MacGuffins=] in question are desserts: cake and cookies. This may be due to the fact the protagonist of the spinoff is a GeniusSweetTooth.
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