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25th Mar '17 8:09:19 PM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/MagicalGirlRaisingProject'', Swim Swim names her halberd "Ruler" after her deceased mentor. [[spoiler:Swim Swim was the one who arranged Ruler's death, but she still admired her.]]
23rd Mar '17 7:26:34 PM zequeins
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* [[https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/are-soldiers-getting-too-emotionally-attached-to-war-robots Soldiers are getting emotionally attached with their Bomb Disposal Robots]], giving them nicknames, culminating with funerals when the robots get destroyed. Which begs the question:
-->''If military members start to feel empathy for the same tools built to keep humans out or harm's way, does it defeat the whole purpose of these machines? Does it put the soldiers, or their mission, at risk?''



* [[https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/are-soldiers-getting-too-emotionally-attached-to-war-robots Soldiers are getting emotionally attached with their Bomb Disposal Robots]], giving them nicknames, culminating with funerals when the robots get destroyed. Which begs the question, as these machines are supposedly disposable, what good are they when the operators become attached and consider them less and less disposable?
23rd Mar '17 7:25:20 PM zequeins
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* [[https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/are-soldiers-getting-too-emotionally-attached-to-war-robots Soldiers are getting emotionally attached with their Bomb Disposal Robots]], giving them nicknames, culminating with funerals when the robots get destroyed. Which begs the question, as these machines are supposedly disposable, what good are they when the operators become attached and consider them less and less disposable?
19th Mar '17 12:29:44 PM Nautilus1
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** When [[{{UsefulNotes/VaticanCity}} Vatican]] developed it's own website in 1996, the first three servers installed were named after the [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels Archangels]] [[ArchangelRaphael Raphael]], [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]] and [[ArchangelMichael Michael]].
18th Mar '17 5:53:01 PM nombretomado
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* An NPC in Neoquest II, a game within the game of ''{{Neopets}}'', has a sword named Vera. His cowboy-like speech patterns (which he shares with no other character in the game) and the fact that there are several self-proclaimed [[FanCommunityNicknames Browncoats]] on the Neopets staff suggest that this is a direct ShoutOut.

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* An NPC in Neoquest II, a game within the game of ''{{Neopets}}'', ''{{Website/Neopets}}'', has a sword named Vera. His cowboy-like speech patterns (which he shares with no other character in the game) and the fact that there are several self-proclaimed [[FanCommunityNicknames Browncoats]] on the Neopets staff suggest that this is a direct ShoutOut.
15th Mar '17 7:13:13 AM Jake
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* According to the memoirs of Creator/AndyMcNab, the Special Air Service nicknamed their [[SawedOffShotgun short-barreled pump shotguns]] loaded with [[ShootTheLockOff door-breaching ammunition]] "the Barclaycard", after a mildy famous series of adverts for Barclays Bank[[note]]starring Rowan Atkinson as an early version of the character who would become famous as Film/JohnnyEnglish[[/note]] with the slogan, "A Barclaycard gets you anywhere."
* On a related note, BritishCoppers nigh-universally refer to their standard-issue handheld BatteringRam as "the big red key".
14th Mar '17 10:00:35 AM FF32
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** He's also insanely protective of it, and holds a makeshift funeral for it when it finally ends up destroyed. [[spoiler: Lucille turns out to be the name of Negan's wife, who died of cancer before the zombie outbreak.]]
10th Mar '17 8:53:55 AM XenMon2
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*** Owain also appears in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' (using the name Odin). His special ability? His crit chance goes up by 10 if you give him a custom weapon with a name at least eleven characters long.
7th Mar '17 4:57:56 PM WoolieWool
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* Amusingly, Sasha is [[HoYay not actually a girl's name]], being the Russian diminutive for Aleksandr/Alexander.

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* ** Amusingly, Sasha is [[HoYay not actually a girl's name]], being the Russian diminutive for Aleksandr/Alexander.
7th Mar '17 4:57:27 PM WoolieWool
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* Amusingly, Sasha is [[HoYay not actually a girl's name]], being the Russian diminutive for Aleksandr/Alexander.
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