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18th Sep '16 1:32:14 PM nombretomado
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* Among the New X-Men groups, one member was codenamed Hellion, and the team advisor chose the name... the Hellions. A different member lampshades this: "Hey, did we just become Hellion and the Hellions?"
* The X-Men themselves, with Charles Xavier, aka Professor X. He swears he didn't name them after himself, but after the X-gene.

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* Among the New X-Men ComicBook/NewXMen groups, one member was codenamed Hellion, and the team advisor chose the name... the Hellions. A different member lampshades this: "Hey, did we just become Hellion and the Hellions?"
* The X-Men ComicBook/XMen themselves, with Charles Xavier, aka Professor X. He swears he didn't name them after himself, but after the X-gene.



* ''ArchieComics''

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* ''ArchieComics''''Franchise/ArchieComics''
16th Aug '16 3:19:08 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Team Go, a team of superheroes made up of five siblings (Hego, Shego, Mego, and a pair of twins named Wego). It's assumed that Hego named the group as he's the leader and seems to be the eldest, but Mego is the self-centered one of the group. That is not to say, however, that Hego (who is not without his personality flaws) wouldn't do such an act.
13th Aug '16 7:58:22 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Drill", [[DitzyGenius Sokka]] sees the Earth Kingdom's "Terra Team" gains a minor obsession with giving his own group a cool name. While he knows to name it after [[TheHero Aang]] instead of himself, one idea he tries to justify like this - "The Boomer-Aang Gang" -- is named after his ''own'' weapon.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Drill", [[DitzyGenius Sokka]] sees the Earth Kingdom's "Terra Team" and gains a minor obsession with giving his own group a cool name. While he knows to name it after [[TheHero Aang]] instead of himself, one idea he tries to justify like this - "The Boomer-Aang Gang" -- is named after his ''own'' weapon.
27th May '16 8:14:25 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the Ginyu Force, named after Captain Ginyu. Then it turns out as of ''Wrestling/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' that the overall space pirate military organization they serve as mercenaries for is actually called the Freeza Force, named directly after its young emperor.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the Ginyu Force, named after Captain Ginyu. Then it turns out as of ''Wrestling/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' that the overall space pirate military organization they serve as mercenaries for is actually called the Freeza Force, named directly after its young emperor.


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* {{Defied|trope}} by Wrestling/KevinSteen when Matt Jackson tried to name the Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla quartet of Steen, Adam Cole and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks "Matt Rushmore".[[/folder]]
7th May '16 3:07:24 AM Psyclone
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** [[spoiler:During the end credits, he actually argues with the developer over the game itself not being called "Deadpool and his Inferior Friends".]]

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** [[spoiler:During During the end credits, he actually argues with credits of the developer over sequel he complains to the developers that the game itself not being isn't called "Deadpool and his Inferior Friends".]]
7th May '16 3:03:02 AM Psyclone
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* The [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar Sinestro Corps]] in the ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'', which could have been called the Yellow Lantern Corps, but was instead named after its founder. Oddly enough he didn't come up with the name on his own but rather was given to him by ComicBook/BoosterGold, who was distracting Sinestro by claiming to be his biggest fan in the future and a member of the "[[LineOfSightName Sinestro Corps]]"...

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* The [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Sinestro Corps]] in the ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'', which could have been called the Yellow Lantern Corps, but was instead named after its founder. Oddly enough he didn't come up with the name on his own but rather was given to him by ComicBook/BoosterGold, who was distracting Sinestro by claiming to be his biggest fan in the future and a member of the "[[LineOfSightName Sinestro Corps]]"...
27th Apr '16 8:53:28 PM M84
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* The Emperor of Mankind from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', wanting to honor his favored son Horus' accomplishments, once suggested that Horus change the name of his legion the Luna Wolves to the Sons of Horus. Horus initially refused since he was worried that might cause factionalism and strife among the Astartes. Ironically, Horus would follow the Emperor's suggestion after betraying him for the Ruinous Powers. After Horus' death, the legion name was changed again to the Black Legion, since its new leader Abaddon had lost all faith in Horus following the latter's failure and wanted to make a clean break from him.
13th Apr '16 11:10:08 PM TheUsualSuspect
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** The head of the Nick Xenophon Team justified his use of this trope, saying that while he didn't like using his own name, name recognition was important in politics and his candidates would be elected on his reputation.
18th Mar '16 1:47:19 PM Wyldchyld
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* Downplayed in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. RWBY obviously sounds like its leader [[LittleRedFightingHood Ruby Rose]], but she didn't get to name the team that way [[BigGood Ozpin]] did. Same goes for [[{{Jerkass}} Cardin]] and his CRDL (Cardinal). Meanwhile, Jaune's team is given the not-very-indicative name JNPR (Juniper). The only consistent rule with team names seems to be that the leader's name comes first in the acronym.
9th Mar '16 2:55:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* FlorenceAndTheMachine - Florence Welch and Isabella "Machine" Summers (they started as a duo, but eventually got more bandmembers, though the songs are usually written just by them - or just Florence and another person)

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* FlorenceAndTheMachine Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine - Florence Welch and Isabella "Machine" Summers (they started as a duo, but eventually got more bandmembers, though the songs are usually written just by them - or just Florence and another person)
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