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2nd Nov '17 3:17:17 PM Excelsior123
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', the Propulsion family, with the exceptions of Jet and Zerk, are named after vegetables because they think those names are proper "Earthie" names. Examples: Carrot, Celery, Eggplant, Zucchini, and Spinach. Jet even calls himself Cucumber in the HalloweenEpisode.
2nd Nov '17 12:11:35 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* ''DuckTales1987'' featured IneffectualSympatheticVillain Dijon, and later introduced his upstanding brother, the monk Poupon. Both are named after types of mustard.
16th Oct '17 7:01:05 PM Tomodachi
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** The Gods of Destruction and their Angels, as seen in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', are named after alcoholic drinks: Whis (whiskey), Champa (champagne), Vados (calvado). Beerus's name comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "virus" (identically to how Bulma's name comes from "Bloomers"), but the alcohol theme for his comrades was the result of Akira Toriyama misinterpreting the name as a play on the word "beer".

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** The Gods of Destruction and their Angels, as seen in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', are named after alcoholic drinks: Whis (whiskey), Champa (champagne), Vados (calvado). Beerus's name comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "virus" (identically to how Bulma's name comes from "Bloomers"), but the alcohol theme for his comrades was the result of Akira Toriyama misinterpreting the name as a play on the word "beer". This extends to the rest of the Gods of destruction, but is also subtly invoked by ArcVillain Goku Black, who decides to name his Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form ''Rosé'', as an answer to the names chosen by the protagonists of Super Saiyan Blue,
23rd Sep '17 6:25:04 AM MajinAkuma
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** Many Minks are named after something related to the animal they are based on, some of them being named after StockAnimelDiet. This also includes Carrot (not to be confused with Ninjin above).

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** Many Minks are named after something related to the animal they are based on, some of them being named after StockAnimelDiet.StockAnimalDiet. This also includes Carrot (not to be confused with Ninjin above).
23rd Sep '17 6:24:47 AM MajinAkuma
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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 (an anagram of "Negi", meaning spring onion), Tarble (from vegetable), Bulla was going to be named Eschalot (shallot, a type of onion); "Saiya", is an anagram of "yasai", meaning "vegetable"....
** The henchmen of Frieza, an enemy of the saiyans has several henchmen named after fruits: Cui (kiwi), Dodoria (durian), Zarbon (the Japanese name for the pomelo). Much later, it is revealed that the ancient enemy of the saiyans is the Tsuffles, or "tsufuru" in Japanese, which is an anagram for "furutsu", or "fruit".
** The sentai parody team the Ginyu Special Corps has members named after dairy products, Ginyu (cow's milk), Butta (butter), Gurd (yogurt), Jheese (cheese), 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 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".

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** Full blooded saiyans Saiyans are named after vegetables: Kakarot (carrot), Nappa (a type of Chinese cabbage), Vegeta(ble), Raditz (radish), Broly (broccoli), Paragus (asparagus), Turles (Lettuce), Gine (an anagram of "Negi", meaning spring onion), Tarble (from vegetable), Bulla was going to be named Eschalot (shallot, a type of onion); "Saiya", is an anagram of "yasai", meaning "vegetable"....
** The henchmen of Frieza, Freeza, an enemy of the saiyans has several henchmen named after fruits: Cui (kiwi), Dodoria (durian), Zarbon (the Japanese name for the pomelo). Much later, it is revealed that the ancient enemy of the saiyans Saiyans is the Tsuffles, Tuffles, or "tsufuru" "Tsufuru(jin)" in Japanese, which is an anagram for "furutsu", or "fruit".
** The sentai parody team the Ginyu Special Corps has members named after dairy products, Ginyu (cow's milk), Butta [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Burter]] (butter), Gurd [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Guldo]] (yogurt), Jheese (cheese), 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 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". Or "breasts"...



** In ''Anime/DragonballZ'', every Namekian besides Piccolo and Kami is named for Slug, Snail or a dish which uses those as the main ingredients. (Everyone in Piccolo's family is named after musical instruments, while Kami's name comes from the Japanese word for God.)

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** In ''Anime/DragonballZ'', every Namekian besides Piccolo and Kami is named for Slug, Snail or a dish which uses those as the main ingredients. (Everyone in Piccolo's family is named after musical instruments, while Kami's name comes from the Japanese word for God.God himself is just called "God".)



** Master Shen's students [[HeterosexualLifePartners Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu]] each have the name of each other's favorite foods.

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** Master Shen's The Crain Hermit's students [[HeterosexualLifePartners Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu]] Chaozu]] each have the name of each other's favorite foods.



** The gods of destruction and their retainers, as seen in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', are named after alcoholic drinks: Whis (whiskey), Champa (champagne), Vados (calvado). Beerus's name comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "virus" (identically to how Bulma's name comes from "Bloomers"), but the alcohol theme for his comrades was the result of Akira Toriyama misinterpreting the name as a play on the word "beer."

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** The gods Gods of destruction Destruction and their retainers, Angels, as seen in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', are named after alcoholic drinks: Whis (whiskey), Champa (champagne), Vados (calvado). Beerus's name comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "virus" (identically to how Bulma's name comes from "Bloomers"), but the alcohol theme for his comrades was the result of Akira Toriyama misinterpreting the name as a play on the word "beer.""beer".



** Early on in the manga, Usopp's "pirate crew" is made of 3 little boys named Carrot, Pepper, and Onion. Their hairstyles resemble the food they're named after.

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** Early on in the manga, Usopp's "pirate crew" is made of 3 little boys named Carrot, Pepper, Ninjin/Carrot, Piiman/Pepper, and Onion.Tamanegi/Onion. Their hairstyles resemble the food they're named after.



** The entire Charlotte family is named after sweets and other kinds of food (except for [[spoiler:Lola]]), befitting the matriarch Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom)'s SweetTooth. The family name itself comes from a French dessert, and Linlin's children are all named after other kinds of food; Pudding, Brûlée, Moscato, Praline...

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** Many Minks are named after something related to the animal they are based on, some of them being named after StockAnimelDiet. This also includes Carrot (not to be confused with Ninjin above).
** The entire Charlotte family is named after sweets and other kinds of food (except for [[spoiler:Lola]]), befitting the matriarch Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom)'s SweetTooth. The family name itself comes from a French dessert, and Linlin's children are all named after other kinds of food; Pudding, Brûlée, Moscato, Praline...Praline, Katakuri, Cracker, Smoothie...
21st Sep '17 5:37:31 PM Josef5678
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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, Marshmallow, and Nougat.[[/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, Marshmallow, Nougat, and Nougat.Oreo.[[/note]]]]
21st Sep '17 10:17:28 AM MadAnthony94
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* Tony Chu has the nickname Comicbook/{{Chew}} as a direct result of his power of being able to see how anything was killed by eating it. Every other character in the book has some kind of food reference in their name: just ask Amelia Mintz, John Colby, Mike Applebee, Evan Pepper, Marshall Mellow, Herschel Brown...

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* Tony Chu has the nickname Comicbook/{{Chew}} as a direct result of his power of being able to see how anything was killed by eating it. Every other character in the book series has some kind of food reference in their name: just ask Amelia Mintz, John Colby, Mike Applebee, Evan Pepper, Marshall Mellow, Herschel Brown...
21st Sep '17 10:17:01 AM MadAnthony94
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* Tony Chu has the nickname Comicbook/{{Chew}} as a direct result of his power of being able to see how anything was killed by eating it.

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* Tony Chu has the nickname Comicbook/{{Chew}} as a direct result of his power of being able to see how anything was killed by eating it. Every other character in the book has some kind of food reference in their name: just ask Amelia Mintz, John Colby, Mike Applebee, Evan Pepper, Marshall Mellow, Herschel Brown...
29th Aug '17 4:20:29 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* One of the Animal Ark books features this loosely done. Because the mother cat James and Mandy are looking after is named "Blossom", they decide to name her three kittens after fruit trees. The two girls are dubbed Peaches and Cherry and after some thinking, their brother is dubbed William for William Pears.
22nd Aug '17 5:26:15 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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* The two novels in the ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'' {{spinoff}} ''Yousei Team G Jiken Note'' continues with the MacGuffinTitle convention--and both [=MacGuffins=] in question ''Literature/GenieTeamGJikenNote'' are all titled after desserts: cake cake, cookies and cookies. donuts. This may be due to the fact the protagonist of the spinoff is a GeniusSweetTooth.
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