History Main / FluffyTheTerrible

24th May '18 1:33:26 PM Shadoboy
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* The final boss of the Virtual Boy game ''VideoGame/{{Teleroboxer}}'' pilots a fairly menacing cat-themed robot named Bamsham, known as "The Legendary Champion". But the real application from this trope comes when you find out who the pilot of this Legendary Champion is: [[spoiler: A cat named "Milky"]].
23rd May '18 6:51:32 PM Funkasaurus
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** He shares his sobriquet with the above-mentioned dictator of Haiti; and as an added bonus, his surname is nearly homophonous (one letter off, and very close at that) with the Spanish word for "squirrel."



** He shares his sobriquet with the above-mentioned dictator of Haiti; and as an added bonus, his surname is nearly homophonous (one letter off, and very close at that) with the Spanish word for "squirrel."
23rd May '18 6:48:36 PM Funkasaurus
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* In general, the military is quite fond of giving elite units deliberately underwhelming and nondescript names as obfuscation, like the Military Assistance Command Vietnam–-Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), which sounds more like the name you assign to a group of sociologists and logisticians. Which was the [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront entire point]]. The Canadian spec ops unit (yes, they exist, and yes, they are very good at their work) is named Joint Taskforce-2, a name which tells you exactly nothing. And the Special Air Service was named because they wanted the Nazis to think that the SAS was just another parachute regiment.

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* In general, the military is quite fond of giving elite units deliberately underwhelming and nondescript names as obfuscation, like the Military Assistance Command Vietnam–-Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), which sounds more like the name you assign to a group of sociologists and logisticians. Which was the [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront entire point]]. The Canadian spec ops unit (yes, they exist, and yes, they are very good at their work) is named Joint Taskforce-2, a name which tells you [[OminousMundanity exactly nothing. nothing.]] And the Special Air Service was named because they wanted the Nazis to think that the SAS was just another parachute regiment.regiment.
* One of many military-themed examples: after the end of WWII an American translator tried to inform administrators in Japan that paratroopers from a regiment of the 101st Airborne would be arriving, but without knowing the correct word, made his best attempt to describe the soldiers. The positively [[Creator/MontyPython Pythonesque]] result "falling-down umbrella-men" was something the Japanese [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels found appropriately hilarious]] - the name stuck, and today the 187th Infantry "Rakkasans" are well known as one of the most fearsome units of the entire US Army.


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** He shares his sobriquet with the above-mentioned dictator of Haiti; and as an added bonus, his surname is nearly homophonous (one letter off, and very close at that) with the Spanish word for "squirrel."
22nd May '18 9:28:26 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'': Despite having one of the silliest creature names in the game, the Nibelsnarf is a fairly dangerous burrowing Leviathan-type monster.
17th May '18 3:54:38 PM Anorgil
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** The series features Harry's massive, evil-hunter mastiff/dog-a-saurus cross [[spoiler:and is actually a Foo dog, which is so reliable in its abilities that his glare could be used as evidence in the highest White Council courts]] named "Mouse", whose bark can send shocks through multiple dimensions. Dresden describes this as 'every cell of his body flinching' or something like that. It also scares the ectoplasmic piss out of every other supernatural being in the local vicinity. He also survived a hit from a speeding van and was only mildly inconvenienced at worst by a gunshot wound. Unless there's danger present, he's just a BigFriendlyDog. The dog is far smarter than a human, and in ''Changes'', we find he considers the ultra-powerful wizard Harry HIS familiar. In Dresden's defense, Mouse's name was appropriate back when he was a puppy small enough to fit in Dresden's coat pocket. Mouse just literally outgrew his name. In ''Literature/SkinGame'', Hades explains the etymology of his own dog's name to Harry (See Mythology and Religion below), and uses it as a point of comparison between the two of them. They're wardens of immense supernatural prisons, and they give their super-powered pets cute names.

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** The series features Harry's massive, evil-hunter mastiff/dog-a-saurus cross [[spoiler:and is actually a Foo dog, which is so reliable in its abilities that his glare could be used as evidence in the highest White Council courts]] named "Mouse", whose bark can send shocks through multiple dimensions. Dresden describes this as 'every cell of his body flinching' or something like that. It also scares the ectoplasmic piss out of every other supernatural being in the local vicinity. He also survived a hit from a speeding van and was only mildly inconvenienced at worst by a gunshot wound. Unless there's danger present, he's just a BigFriendlyDog. The dog is far smarter than a human, and in ''Changes'', we find he considers the ultra-powerful wizard Harry HIS familiar. In Dresden's defense, Mouse's name was appropriate back when he was a puppy small enough to fit in Dresden's coat pocket. Mouse just literally outgrew his name. In ''Literature/SkinGame'', Hades explains the etymology of his own dog's name to Harry (See Mythology and Myths & Religion below), and uses it as a point of comparison between the two of them. They're wardens of immense supernatural prisons, and they give their super-powered pets cute names.
17th May '18 3:54:00 PM Anorgil
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** The series features Harry's massive, evil-hunter mastiff/dog-a-saurus cross [[spoiler:and is actually a Foo dog, which is so reliable in its abilities that his glare could be used as evidence in the highest White Council courts]] named "Mouse", whose bark can send shocks through multiple dimensions. Dresden describes this as 'every cell of his body flinching' or something like that. It also scares the ectoplasmic piss out of every other supernatural being in the local vicinity. He also survived a hit from a speeding van and was only mildly inconvenienced at worst by a gunshot wound. Unless there's danger present, he's just a BigFriendlyDog. The dog is far smarter than a human, and in ''Changes'', we find he considers the ultra-powerful wizard Harry HIS familiar. In Dresden's defense, Mouse's name was appropriate back when he was a puppy small enough to fit in Dresden's coat pocket. Mouse just literally outgrew his name. In ''Literature/SkinGame'', Hades explains the etymology of his own dog's name to Harry, and uses it as a point of comparison between the two of them. They're wardens of immense supernatural prisons, and they give their super-powered pets cute names.

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** The series features Harry's massive, evil-hunter mastiff/dog-a-saurus cross [[spoiler:and is actually a Foo dog, which is so reliable in its abilities that his glare could be used as evidence in the highest White Council courts]] named "Mouse", whose bark can send shocks through multiple dimensions. Dresden describes this as 'every cell of his body flinching' or something like that. It also scares the ectoplasmic piss out of every other supernatural being in the local vicinity. He also survived a hit from a speeding van and was only mildly inconvenienced at worst by a gunshot wound. Unless there's danger present, he's just a BigFriendlyDog. The dog is far smarter than a human, and in ''Changes'', we find he considers the ultra-powerful wizard Harry HIS familiar. In Dresden's defense, Mouse's name was appropriate back when he was a puppy small enough to fit in Dresden's coat pocket. Mouse just literally outgrew his name. In ''Literature/SkinGame'', Hades explains the etymology of his own dog's name to Harry, Harry (See Mythology and Religion below), and uses it as a point of comparison between the two of them. They're wardens of immense supernatural prisons, and they give their super-powered pets cute names.
13th May '18 7:06:28 PM GeekyBinka
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** Played with by Nibbler. He's actually pretty cute, and harmless to humans (and most [[AliensSpeakingEnglish humanoid aliens]]), but he's a merciless killing machine with regards to pretty much all non-sentient animals.

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** Played with by Nibbler. He's actually pretty cute, and harmless to humans (and most [[AliensSpeakingEnglish humanoid aliens]]), but he's a merciless killing machine with regards to pretty much all non-sentient non-sapient animals.
6th May '18 6:10:03 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Many German army vehicles today are named after the smallest and cutest predatory animals like fox[[note]] Fuchs; An armored personel carrier currently in service with the Bundeswehr[[/note]], weasel[[note]] Wiesel, a light, air-transportable vehicle that is currently the only modern tankette in service in Western Europe[[/note]], fennec[[note]]Fennec, a light armored recon vehicle in service with the German and Dutch armies[[/note]], marten[[note]] Marder; there are two vehicles with the name; the first one is series of tank destroyers from World War II: the Marder 1 built on the Lorraine 37L tractor, the Marder II built on the Panzer II, and the Marder III built on the Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t). The second one is an infantry fighting vehicle armed with a 20mm autocannon that is the standard service vehicle of the Bundeswehr's mechanized infantry[[/note]], lynx[[note]] Again, there are two vehicles with this name; the first is the Panzer II "Luchs" of {{VideoGame/World Of Tanks}} fame, and the second is an amphibious recon vehicle of the modern Bundeswehr[[/note]], and dingo[[note]]Dingo, an IMV (infantry mobility vehicle, used to give, well, extra mobility to infantry) in service in several European nations [[/note]]. This tradition arose out of [[WeAreNotTheWermacht postwar Germany's]] policy of non-aggression, and the resulting belief that naming vehicles and weapons after big predators was seen as too "Nazi-like".

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** Many German army vehicles today are named after the smallest and cutest predatory animals like fox[[note]] Fuchs; An armored personel carrier currently in service with the Bundeswehr[[/note]], weasel[[note]] Wiesel, a light, air-transportable vehicle that is currently the only modern tankette in service in Western Europe[[/note]], fennec[[note]]Fennec, a light armored recon vehicle in service with the German and Dutch armies[[/note]], marten[[note]] Marder; there are two vehicles with the name; the first one is series of tank destroyers from World War II: the Marder 1 built on the Lorraine 37L tractor, the Marder II built on the Panzer II, and the Marder III built on the Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t). The second one is an infantry fighting vehicle armed with a 20mm autocannon that is the standard service vehicle of the Bundeswehr's mechanized infantry[[/note]], lynx[[note]] Again, there are two vehicles with this name; the first is the Panzer II "Luchs" of {{VideoGame/World Of Tanks}} fame, and the second is an amphibious recon vehicle of the modern Bundeswehr[[/note]], and dingo[[note]]Dingo, an IMV (infantry mobility vehicle, used to give, well, extra mobility to infantry) in service in several European nations [[/note]]. This tradition arose out of [[WeAreNotTheWermacht [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht postwar Germany's]] policy of non-aggression, and the resulting belief that naming vehicles and weapons after big predators was seen as too "Nazi-like".
6th May '18 6:08:45 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Many German army vehicles are named after the smallest and cutest predatory animals like fox[[note]] Fuchs; An armored personel carrier currently in service with the Bundeswehr[[/note]], weasel[[note]] Wiesel, a light, air-transportable vehicle that is currently the only modern tankette in service in Western Europe[[/note]], fennec[[note]]Fennec, a light armored recon vehicle in service with the German and Dutch armies[[/note]], marten[[note]] Marder; there are two vehicles with the name; the first one is series of tank destroyers from World War II: the Marder 1 built on the Lorraine 37L tractor, the Marder II built on the Panzer II, and the Marder III built on the Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t). The second one is an infantry fighting vehicle armed with a 20mm autocannon that is the standard service vehicle of the Bundeswehr's mechanized infantry[[/note]], lynx[[note]] Again, there are two vehicles with this name; the first is the Panzer II "Luchs" of {{VideoGame/World Of Tanks}} fame, and the second is an amphibious recon vehicle of the modern Bundeswehr[[/note]], and dingo[[note]]Dingo, an IMV (infantry mobility vehicle, used to give, well, extra mobility to infantry) in service in several European nations [[/note]].

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** Many German army vehicles today are named after the smallest and cutest predatory animals like fox[[note]] Fuchs; An armored personel carrier currently in service with the Bundeswehr[[/note]], weasel[[note]] Wiesel, a light, air-transportable vehicle that is currently the only modern tankette in service in Western Europe[[/note]], fennec[[note]]Fennec, a light armored recon vehicle in service with the German and Dutch armies[[/note]], marten[[note]] Marder; there are two vehicles with the name; the first one is series of tank destroyers from World War II: the Marder 1 built on the Lorraine 37L tractor, the Marder II built on the Panzer II, and the Marder III built on the Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t). The second one is an infantry fighting vehicle armed with a 20mm autocannon that is the standard service vehicle of the Bundeswehr's mechanized infantry[[/note]], lynx[[note]] Again, there are two vehicles with this name; the first is the Panzer II "Luchs" of {{VideoGame/World Of Tanks}} fame, and the second is an amphibious recon vehicle of the modern Bundeswehr[[/note]], and dingo[[note]]Dingo, an IMV (infantry mobility vehicle, used to give, well, extra mobility to infantry) in service in several European nations [[/note]]. This tradition arose out of [[WeAreNotTheWermacht postwar Germany's]] policy of non-aggression, and the resulting belief that naming vehicles and weapons after big predators was seen as too "Nazi-like".
5th May '18 6:54:11 AM CeaselessPhoenicopterine
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** Penny has (or at least, had) a pet named Mr. Cuddles - Which turns out to be a fairly aggressive tarantula.
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