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24th Nov '16 3:36:56 AM Adept
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* Deconstructed in the ''{{VideoGame/Aveyond}}'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/UncertaintyPrinciple'', where Lars continue to call Rhen "Peta" even after learning to respect her and becoming a decent person. Turns out, Rhen detested this nickname, as it reminded her of her time as a slave, and believes that the nickname means that Lars still see her as a second-rate citizen.

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* Deconstructed in the ''{{VideoGame/Aveyond}}'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/UncertaintyPrinciple'', where Lars continue continues to call Rhen "Peta" even after learning to respect her and becoming a decent person. Turns out, Rhen detested detests this nickname, as it reminded her of her time as a slave, and believes that the nickname means Lars calling her "Peta" meant that Lars he still see sees her as a second-rate citizen.
12th Nov '16 6:25:00 AM BlacKat
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* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'': Veteran superhero Kotetsu resents having to team up with rookie Barnaby, due to the latter being younger, better-looking, more beloved of the sponsors, and having the exact same powers as him. He gives Barnaby the insulting moniker "Bunny-chan" as a pun on his given name. Later on they start acting like real partners, and "Bunny" becomes Kotetsu's personal nickname for his partner. Barnaby, who used to take offence at being called by the the nick, eventually comes to accept it...though he still won't stand for being addressed as "Bunny-chan".

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* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'': Veteran superhero Kotetsu resents having to team up with rookie Barnaby, due to the latter being younger, better-looking, more beloved of the sponsors, and having the exact same powers as him. He gives Barnaby the insulting moniker "Bunny-chan" "Bunny" as a pun on his given name. Later on they start acting like real partners, and "Bunny" becomes Kotetsu's personal nickname for his partner. Barnaby, who used to take offence at being called by the the nick, eventually comes to accept it...though he still won't stand for being addressed as "Bunny-chan".
6th Nov '16 9:39:45 PM Gamermaster
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* Haru of ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' always refers to her friends and classmates (especially Kawayanagi) as "commoners". Becomes an affectionate nickname after she slowly grows attached to friends.

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* Haru of ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' always refers to her friends and classmates (especially Kawayanagi) [[LoveInterest Tsurezure]]) as "commoners". Becomes It becomes an affectionate nickname after she slowly grows attached to her friends.
27th Oct '16 10:39:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Early in the first book of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jon is given the nickname "[[IronicNickname Lord Snow]]", to emphasize his illegitimate birth ("Snow" being the traditional surname given to Northern bastards, "Lord" being a reference to the fact that bastards cannot inherit noble titles). As everyone hated him when he first arrived, no one used it affectionately. Later, though, he started to gain a lot of friends, and toward the end of the third book many people use "Lord Snow" as a term of respect, although the person who originally coined it still meant it as an insult. Eventually, [[spoiler: the nickname becomes a legitimate title, when Jon is elected Lord Commander of the Night's Watch]].

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* Early in the first book of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jon is given the nickname "[[IronicNickname Lord Snow]]", to emphasize his illegitimate birth ("Snow" being the traditional surname given to Northern bastards, "Lord" being a reference to the fact that bastards cannot inherit noble titles). As everyone hated him when he first arrived, no one used it affectionately. Later, though, he started to gain a lot of friends, and toward the end of the third book many people use "Lord Snow" as a term of respect, although the person who originally coined it still meant it as an insult. Eventually, [[spoiler: the nickname becomes a legitimate title, when Jon is elected Lord Commander of the Night's Watch]].
13th Oct '16 9:58:32 PM Gamermaster
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*** Rei started off calling Kaworu "Reinbow Trout" or "stupid fish" due to how alien he looked in her AuraVision. It eventually becomes affectionate once she admits that she actually ''wants'' to be friends with him (she had previously avoided doing so since she knew that she'd eventually have to kill him). She even lampshades it when it makes the change from being an insult to a nickname.

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*** Rei started off calling Kaworu "Reinbow "Rainbow Trout" or "stupid fish" due to how alien he looked in her AuraVision. It eventually becomes affectionate once she admits that she actually ''wants'' to be friends with him (she had previously avoided doing so since she knew that she'd eventually have to kill him). She even lampshades it when it makes the change from being an insult to a nickname.
13th Oct '16 9:58:06 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'': Asuka's trademark "Stupid Shinji" has become this...sort of. In a mirror of their first scene in the anime where they sort of open up to each other (but unlike the series it actually finishes without something one of them saying ruining it) Asuka cuts off Shinji's attempt to sound formal to her by annoucing she's going to dub him Stupid Shinji, so he can drop all formality and just call her Asuka. Notably she becomes alot nicer to him from this point on. Unfortunately [[spoiler:she ends up wounded when she goes out of her way to do something kind for him. But if her smile at him in the preview is any indication she didn't let that revert her to her old ways.]]

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* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'': Asuka's trademark "Stupid Shinji" has become this...sort of. In a mirror of their first scene in the anime where they sort of open up to each other (but unlike the series it actually finishes without something one of them saying ruining it) Asuka cuts off Shinji's attempt to sound formal to her by annoucing she's going to dub him Stupid Shinji, so he can drop all formality and just call her Asuka. Notably she becomes alot a lot nicer to him from this point on. Unfortunately [[spoiler:she ends up wounded when she goes out of her way to do something kind for him. But if her smile at him in the preview is any indication she didn't let that revert her to her old ways.]]



*** Rei started off calling Kaworu "Reinbow Trout" or "stupid fish" due to how alien he looked in her AuraVision. It eventually becomes affectionate once she admits that she actually ''wants'' to be friends with him (she had previously avoided doing so since she knew that she'd eventually have to kill him). She even lampshades it when it makes the change from being an insult to a nickname.



** ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': In chapter 5 an inhebriated Asuka declares Shinji is HER baka (idiot). From that point she calls him his "sweet idiot", her "little dummy Shinji" and the like.

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** ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': In chapter 5 an inhebriated inebriated Asuka declares Shinji is HER baka (idiot). From that point she calls him his "sweet idiot", her "little dummy Shinji" and the like.
29th Sep '16 1:20:54 AM Tron80
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** ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': After opening up to each other Asuka starts to call Shinji “baka” in a loving way. Variant when she tells him –because she is not ready yet to say openly she loves him- she “hates” in a deeply fond, affectionate tone so that Shinji knows that she means the opposite.
*** Played straight but also deconstructed. Rei doesn’t fully get emotions yet. So that she takes what Asuka tells at face value and refuses to help them to fight because she thinks that Asuka hates him.

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** ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'':
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After opening up to each other Asuka starts to call Shinji “baka” in a loving way. Variant when she tells him –because she is not ready yet to say openly she loves him- she “hates” in a deeply fond, affectionate tone so that Shinji knows that she means the opposite.
*** Played straight but also deconstructed. Rei doesn’t doesn't fully get emotions yet. So that she takes what Asuka tells at face value and refuses to help them to fight because she thinks that Asuka hates him.



-->'''Shinji''':''"You know I'm your baka."''

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-->'''Shinji''':''"You --->'''Shinji''':''"You know I'm your baka."''



--->'''Asuka''' ''(happily)'':''"A boat ride! My sweetie baka Shinji!"''

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--->'''Asuka''' ---->'''Asuka''' ''(happily)'':''"A boat ride! My sweetie baka Shinji!"''



--->''For Shinji, being called 'stupid' by Asuka was a compliment in itself.''

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--->''For ---->''For Shinji, being called 'stupid' by Asuka was a compliment in itself.''''
** ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Asuka calls Shinji idiot or pervert constantly but she calls him names in a loving, tender way after a while. At one point she slips she thinks that he is an idiot because he loves her and because he is always blaming himself for everything.



-->''"Hmmmm...(giggle)...Baaka-Shinjii..." she whispered amorously. "I know you just love it when I call you that...(giggle).."''

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-->''"Hmmmm...--->''"Hmmmm...(giggle)...Baaka-Shinjii..." she whispered amorously. "I know you just love it when I call you that...(giggle).."''



-->''"You're just trying to be nice." She sighed. "You are a sweet baka, but you are still a baka."''\\

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-->''"You're --->''"You're just trying to be nice." She sighed. "You are a sweet baka, but you are still a baka."''\\



*** Same thing with "hentai", especially when [[HypocriticalHumor Asuka herself feels aroused]].

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*** ** Same thing with "hentai", especially when [[HypocriticalHumor Asuka herself feels aroused]].
29th Aug '16 2:34:14 PM AndyLA
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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Mamoru creates the insulting nickname "Dumpling Head" (''{{Odango}} Atama'' in Japanese), "Meatball Head" in the Creator/DiC English dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]], "Pigtails" in the Mixx[=/=]Creator/{{Tokyopop}} [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] release, and "Bun-head" in the Kodansha retranslation and Creator/{{Viz}} subs for Usagi, but it becomes a term of endearment after they fall in love.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Mamoru creates the insulting nickname "Dumpling Head" (''{{Odango}} Atama'' in Japanese), "Meatball Head" in the Creator/DiC English dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]], "Pigtails" in the Mixx[=/=]Creator/{{Tokyopop}} [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] release, and "Bun-head" in the Kodansha retranslation and Creator/{{Viz}} subs for Usagi, but it becomes a term of endearment after they fall in love. Haruka also uses the term when talking to Usagi, albeit casually, so Usagi takes no offense.
12th Aug '16 1:31:58 PM Dragon573
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* Backfires in ''ComicStrip/BigNate''. After hearing that boys are more likely than girls to express friendship thru insults, Nate and Francis start playfully insulting each other, until Francis hits a nerve. Then Nate does it on purpose. Soon they fight physically.

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* Backfires in ''ComicStrip/BigNate''. After hearing that boys are more likely than girls to express friendship thru through insults, Nate and Francis start playfully insulting each other, until Francis hits a nerve. Then Nate does it on purpose. Soon they fight physically.
1st Aug '16 3:14:26 PM TheQueenofSpades
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* When both friends have [[NWordPrivileges]], it can turn into this. Anything from hardcore slurs to "weirdo" or "nerd" is often affectionate when it comes from another member of X group/subculture, but would still be used as an insult (or, at least, a very taboo adjective) outside of the group.

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* When both friends have [[NWordPrivileges]], [[NWordPrivileges N-Word Privileges]], it can turn into this. Anything from hardcore slurs to "weirdo" or "nerd" is often affectionate when it comes from another member of X group/subculture, but would still be used as an insult (or, at least, a very taboo adjective) outside of the group.
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