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12th May '16 2:53:36 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* One theory for the origin of the name of [[{{Hellhound}} Cerberus]], the three-headed guardian of TheUnderworld in Myth/ClassicalMythology is coming from the root Indo-European word ''ḱerberos'', "spotted." This would mean that Hades, Lord of the Underworld, named his dog "Spot." THis theory competes with other much more appropriate origins, such as the Greek word ''creoboros'', meaning "flesh-devouring."

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* One theory for the origin of the name of [[{{Hellhound}} Cerberus]], Cerberus is the three-headed guardian of {{hellhound}} who guards TheUnderworld in Myth/ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology. One theory for his name's origin is coming from the root Indo-European word ''ḱerberos'', "spotted." This would mean that Hades, Lord of the Underworld, named his dog "Spot." THis This theory competes with other much more appropriate origins, such as the Greek word ''creoboros'', meaning "flesh-devouring."
12th May '16 2:51:43 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* One theory for the origin of the name of [[{{Hellhound}} Cerberus]], the three-headed guardian of TheUnderworld in Myth/ClassicalMythology is coming from the root Indo-European word ḱerberos, "spotted." This would mean that Hades, Lord of the Underworld, named his dog "Spot." THis theory competes with other much more appropriate origins, such as the Greek word ''creoboros'', meaning "flesh-devouring."

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* One theory for the origin of the name of [[{{Hellhound}} Cerberus]], the three-headed guardian of TheUnderworld in Myth/ClassicalMythology is coming from the root Indo-European word ḱerberos, ''ḱerberos'', "spotted." This would mean that Hades, Lord of the Underworld, named his dog "Spot." THis theory competes with other much more appropriate origins, such as the Greek word ''creoboros'', meaning "flesh-devouring."
12th May '16 2:51:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The original {{Hellhound}}; Cerberus the three-headed guardian of TheUnderworld in Myth/ClassicalMythology. His name comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos. It means "Spotted." Hades, Lord of the Underworld; named his dog "Spot."

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* The original {{Hellhound}}; Cerberus One theory for the origin of the name of [[{{Hellhound}} Cerberus]], the three-headed guardian of TheUnderworld in Myth/ClassicalMythology. His name comes Myth/ClassicalMythology is coming from the root indo-european Indo-European word ḱerberos. It means "Spotted.ḱerberos, "spotted." This would mean that Hades, Lord of the Underworld; Underworld, named his dog "Spot." THis theory competes with other much more appropriate origins, such as the Greek word ''creoboros'', meaning "flesh-devouring."
12th May '16 2:05:15 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[Film/SchindlersList Amon Goeth]]'s nickname was "Mony".

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* [[Film/SchindlersList Nazi Amon Goeth]]'s Goeth's nickname was "Mony".



** The evil Viking king in ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls'' was called 'the boneless' because he has no spine.
** "Boneless" can also be interpreted as a sardonic dig against a man who is sexually impotent: a Nordic race used to hunting marine animals would have noted that seals and walruses have a stiffening bone in the penis. A man incapable of sex would therefore be figuratively "boneless".
** [[Literature/RagnarLodbrokAndHisSons Ragnar Lodbrok]] or "Hairy-Breeks" ("Hairy-Pants"), one of the most feared and ruthless warlords of the viking era.
** Harald Bluetooth, who (retroactively) sounds like a computer nerd: his name was given to the device as he was the one who united the Norse factions in his area, just as the Bluetooth device apparently 'unites' electronics.
** Magnus Olafsson, AKA Magnus Barefoot, King of Norway and aggressive conqueror. One theory for how he acquired the name "barefoot" is that he once fled from a sudden Swedish attack before he could put his boots on.

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** The evil Viking king in ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls'' was called 'the boneless' because he has no spine.
** "Boneless" can also be interpreted as a sardonic dig against a man who is sexually impotent: a Nordic race used to hunting marine animals would have noted that seals and walruses have a stiffening bone in the penis. A man incapable of sex would therefore be figuratively "boneless".
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* [[Literature/RagnarLodbrokAndHisSons Ragnar Lodbrok]] or "Hairy-Breeks" ("Hairy-Pants"), one of the most "Ragnar Hairy Breeches", is a feared and ruthless warlords of the viking era.
** Harald Bluetooth, who (retroactively) sounds like a computer nerd: his name was given to the device as he was the one who united the Norse factions
warlord featuring in his area, just as the Bluetooth device apparently 'unites' electronics.
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Magnus Olafsson, AKA Magnus Barefoot, King of Norway and aggressive conqueror. One theory for how he acquired the name "barefoot" is that he once fled from a sudden Swedish attack before he could put his boots on.



* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo the Germans planned to build a 188-ton superheavy tank called the ''Maus'' (Mouse). In this case, [[InvokedTrope the name was chosen on purpose]] so that the Allies wouldn't guess anything about the vehicle if they discovered the name (the Germans had given away a couple of secrets earlier in the war by using code names that were too reflective of the actual devices or operations). They also designed a 1000-ton monster called the ''Ratte'' (Rat).
* The German sense of humor also gave a self-propelled 150mm (6") gun the name ''Hummel'' - the Bumblebee. Its smaller 105mm cousin was called the ''Wespe'' - Wasp. To complete the family, the version mounting a deadly 88mm anti-tank gun was called the ''Hornisse'' - the Hornet. All were capable of delivering more than just a sting. The trope was subverted when Hitler declared he didn't want his armored vehicles named after insects, and so the ''Hornisse'' became the ''Nashorn'' - the Rhino. The other two were still called ''Wespe'' and ''Hummel'', and they just made sure nobody mentioned that to Hitler.
** As modern Germans are not too fond of martial sounding names (they are not destroyers, they are really large frigates), many German army vehicles are named after the smallest and cutest predatory animals like fox, weasel, fennec, marten, lynx, and dingo. Exception are the ''leopard'' main battle tank, and the 25 ton ''grizzly'' armored truck.

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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo the Germans planned to build a 188-ton superheavy tank called the ''Maus'' (Mouse). In this case, [[InvokedTrope the name was chosen on purpose]] so that the Allies wouldn't guess anything about the vehicle if they discovered the name (the Germans had given away a couple of secrets earlier in the war by using code names that were too reflective of the actual devices or operations). They also designed a 1000-ton monster called the ''Ratte'' (Rat).
* The German sense of humor also ** They gave a self-propelled 150mm (6") gun the name ''Hummel'' - the Bumblebee. Its smaller 105mm cousin was called the ''Wespe'' - Wasp. To complete the family, the version mounting a deadly 88mm anti-tank gun was called the ''Hornisse'' - the Hornet. All were capable of delivering more than just a sting. The trope was subverted when Hitler declared he didn't want his armored vehicles named after insects, and so the ''Hornisse'' became the ''Nashorn'' - the Rhino. The other two were still called ''Wespe'' and ''Hummel'', and they just made sure nobody mentioned that to Hitler.
** As modern Germans are not too fond of martial sounding names (they are not destroyers, they are really large frigates), many Many German army vehicles are named after the smallest and cutest predatory animals like fox, weasel, fennec, marten, lynx, and dingo. Exception are the ''leopard'' main battle tank, and the 25 ton ''grizzly'' armored truck.


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* Mike Tyson's is remembered as being one of the most feared heavyweight boxing champions in the sport's history. His boxing style is called "peek-a-boo."
28th Apr '16 9:00:34 AM Ambaryerno
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* In ''[[Comicbook/{{X 23}} All-New Wolverine]]'', Comicbook/SquirrelGirl shows up at Laura's apartment bearing a ''live wolverine'' to help recruit Laura for a mission,[[note]]Because Doreen SpeaksFluentAnimal, she assumes ''all'' AnimalThemedSuperbeings can, and expects the wolverine to explain the situation[[/note]] while Gabby takes one look at it and {{squee}}s before adopting him as a pet. And because wolverines are bad-tempered, vicious balls of fur and fangs, Doreen appropriately names him Jonathan.
24th Apr '16 3:30:21 AM erforce
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* In a DLC side mission from ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands2}}'', Tiny Tina asks you to take her new puppy for a walk. Said "puppy" turns out to be a [[EliteMook badass fire skag]] named Enrique.

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* In a DLC side mission from ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands2}}'', ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'', Tiny Tina asks you to take her new puppy for a walk. Said "puppy" turns out to be a [[EliteMook badass fire skag]] named Enrique.



* The Bat creature that [[{{Necromancer}} Quan Chi]] commands in MortalKombatX is called Puggles. It even kills for him.

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* The Bat creature that [[{{Necromancer}} Quan Chi]] commands in MortalKombatX ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' is called Puggles. It even kills for him.
23rd Apr '16 8:35:39 PM ultimomant
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* ''ComicBook/TheNewGods'':

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20th Apr '16 11:11:16 AM Kakai
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* In Victor Milán's ''The Dinosaur Lords'', Snowflake is rather small - for a Tyrannosaurus rex. He's the feared battle-mount of Duke Falk von Hornberg, and named for his albino colouration.

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* In Victor Milán's ''The Dinosaur Lords'', ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', Snowflake is rather small - for a Tyrannosaurus rex. He's the feared battle-mount of Duke Falk von Hornberg, and named for his albino colouration.
19th Apr '16 2:15:45 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* When your name sounds like "Saccharine", people probably expect you to be as sweet as your name, right? Not true for the BigBad in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'', where Mr. Ivan Ivanovich Sahkrine is willing to kidnap, murder, and steal all to find the location of Red Rackham's Treasure. [[spoiler: Well, he is Rackham's descendant and possible reincarnation, after all...]]

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* When your name sounds like "Saccharine", people probably expect you to be as sweet as your name, right? Not true for the BigBad in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'', where Mr. Ivan Ivanovich Sahkrine is willing to kidnap, murder, and steal all to find the location of Red Rackham's Treasure. [[spoiler: Well, he is Rackham's descendant and possible reincarnation, after all...]]]]. [[note]] However, it should be noted that it is a case of AdaptationalVillainy; in the original graphic novel by Hergé, Saccharine (written Saccharine, not Sahkrine) was actually a friendly RedHerring.[[/note]]
17th Apr '16 1:11:04 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* Halfway through season 3 of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', an {{artificial intelligence}} called [[GoodSamaritan Samaritan]] is introduced into the storyline. It comes fully online at the end of the season, [[AIIsACrapshoot completely immoral, with no compunctions about killing others for its own gain or survival]], and [[BigBrotherIsWatching no restrictions on who can utilize its near-omnipresent surveillance]], in complete contrast to the {{black box}}ed [[BenevolentAI Machine]].
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