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13th Jun '18 5:07:48 PM intastiel
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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': Min makes a habit of calling TheChosenOne Rand "FarmBoy" (which, in fairness, he was), "Sheepherder" (ditto), "Woolhead", and so on, and keeps the habit after their RelationshipUpgrade. In a section from her point of view, she admits to herself that she'd done it to try to hide her [[LoveAtFirstSight instant infatuation with him]].
9th Jun '18 12:54:33 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Many after the fact ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' fanfics have Helga continue to call Arnold "footballhead", though she no longer expresses hostility towards him.

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* Many after the fact ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' fanfics have Helga continue to call Arnold "footballhead", "football head", though she no longer expresses hostility towards him.


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* ''Film/GrumpyOldMen'' has John and Max, whom are VitriolicBestBuds calling each other "moron" and "putz" both as insults and affectionately. The same thing happens with Max and his love interest Maria in ''Film/GrumpierOldMen'', who refer to each other as "Ox" and "Nag", even during their wedding.
8th May '18 5:11:42 AM amitakartok
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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 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.]]

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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 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 and [[TimeSkip by the preview is any indication she didn't let that revert her to her old ways.]]next movie]], she's anything but endearing towards him and has started calling him "brat" instead]].
3rd Apr '18 10:21:08 AM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn":

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* ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn": ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'':
29th Mar '18 6:12:31 PM eroock
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-->-''Series/HowIMetYourMother''

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-->-- ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
9th Mar '18 3:29:18 PM StarTropes
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* In ''CoolRunnings'' when the captain of the Swiss team, Josef Grull, first meets the Jamaican Derice Bannock, he uses the name "Jamaica" for him as if he couldn't be bothered to learn his real name. By they end, when they respect each other, he says "''Sehr gut'' (Very good), Jamaica. We'll see you in four years, ''ja''?" And Derice shakes his hand and says "Yeah, man."

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* In ''CoolRunnings'' ''Film/CoolRunnings'' when the captain of the Swiss team, Josef Grull, first meets the Jamaican Derice Bannock, he uses the name "Jamaica" for him as if he couldn't be bothered to learn his real name. By they end, when they respect each other, he says "''Sehr gut'' (Very good), Jamaica. We'll see you in four years, ''ja''?" And Derice shakes his hand and says "Yeah, man."
25th Feb '18 12:23:41 AM Pichu-kun
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* Manga/{{Naruto}} calls Jiraiya "Ero-sennin" (pervy hermit, usually translated as pervy-sage) throughout the story but it's clearly not insulting after the TimeSkip, and even less [[spoiler:after Jiraiya's death.]]
** Also, Sasuke calls Naruto "usuratonkachi" in canon, which essentially means "idiot." In the english version its usually translated as 'loser.' It's claimed in the Official Databook that Sasuke has began using it as a [[HoYay "pet name" or "in an affectionate way".]] He stops saying it altogether after the time skip until [[spoiler: he agrees to come back to the village at the end of his last duel with Naruto, to show that things are going to get back to normal.]]

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* Manga/{{Naruto}} ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto
calls Jiraiya "Ero-sennin" (pervy hermit, usually translated as pervy-sage) throughout the story but it's clearly not insulting after the TimeSkip, and even less [[spoiler:after Jiraiya's death.]]
** Also, Sasuke calls Naruto "usuratonkachi" in canon, which essentially means "idiot." In the english English version its it's usually translated as 'loser.' It's claimed in the Official Databook that Sasuke has began using it as a [[HoYay "pet name" or "in an affectionate way".]] He stops saying it altogether after the time skip until [[spoiler: he agrees to come back to the village at the end of his last duel with Naruto, to show that things are going to get back to normal.]]



* ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn": Hak calls Kija and Jaeha "White Snake" and "Droopy Eyes", which both grow to see as nicknames. Despite that the names started out as deliberate insults, and that the trio frequently banter, the two are probably the members of the group Hak is closest to--besides, of course, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend and love-interest]] Yona.

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* ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn": ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn":
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Hak calls Kija and Jaeha "White Snake" and "Droopy Eyes", which both grow to see as nicknames. Despite that the names started out as deliberate insults, and that the trio frequently banter, the two are probably the members of the group Hak is closest to--besides, of course, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend and love-interest]] Yona.



* Jughead from ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015'' was nicknamed that after his dad [[RichesToRags lost his money]] in a scam involving a water bottle company named "[=PureJug=]". Despite it originally being derogatory it's used by his best friends and he doesn't seem to dislike it anymore.

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* Jughead from ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015'' was nicknamed that after his dad [[RichesToRags lost his money]] in a scam involving a water bottle company named "[=PureJug=]". Despite it originally being derogatory derogatory, it's used by his best friends and he doesn't seem to dislike it anymore.



* In the novel ''Literature/TerminalWorld'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds, the main character is a doctor named Quillon. He's accompanied by a guide named Meroka. She doesn't like doctors, and at first, doesn't particular like Quillon either, so she insists on always calling him "[[DeadlyDoctor Cutter]]", much to Quillon's chagrin. However, as the novel progresses, Meroka begins to warm to Quillon. She still calls him Cutter though.
** Amusingly, even other characters begin calling him Cutter, as they mistake that for his real name due to Meroka's continued use of it.

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* In the novel ''Literature/TerminalWorld'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds, the main character is a doctor named Quillon. He's accompanied by a guide named Meroka. She doesn't like doctors, and at first, doesn't particular like Quillon either, so she insists on always calling him "[[DeadlyDoctor Cutter]]", much to Quillon's chagrin. However, as the novel progresses, Meroka begins to warm to Quillon. She still calls him Cutter though.
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though. Amusingly, even other characters begin calling him Cutter, as they mistake that for his real name due to Meroka's continued use of it.


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* In ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'', Ethan's grandmother dislikes the word "stupid". She tells Ethan to instead say something like "doodle". Ethan calls his dog a "doodle dog" which eventually ends up becoming a term of endearment.
10th Feb '18 9:37:45 PM pidget_spinner
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->'''Ted''': Now, we all know Robin's not what you'd call "touchy-feely." She doesn't say "I love you,"like a normal person. Instead, she'll laugh, shake her head, give you a little smile and say, "You're an idiot."

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->'''Ted''': Now, we all know Robin's not what you'd call "touchy-feely." She doesn't say "I love you,"like you," like a normal person. Instead, she'll laugh, shake her head, give you a little smile and say, "You're an idiot."
10th Feb '18 9:37:06 PM pidget_spinner
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-->'''Ted''': Now, we all know Robin's not what you'd call "touchy-feely." She doesn't say "I love you,"like a normal person. Instead, she'll laugh, shake her head, give you a little smile and say, "You're an idiot."
-->'''Barney''': You're an idiot?
-->'''Ted''': If she tells you you're an idiot, you're a lucky man.
--->''Series/HowIMetYourMother''

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-->'''Ted''': ->'''Ted''': Now, we all know Robin's not what you'd call "touchy-feely." She doesn't say "I love you,"like a normal person. Instead, she'll laugh, shake her head, give you a little smile and say, "You're an idiot."
-->'''Barney''': ->'''Barney''': You're an idiot?
-->'''Ted''': ->'''Ted''': If she tells you you're an idiot, you're a lucky man.
--->''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
-->-''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
10th Feb '18 9:36:43 PM pidget_spinner
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-->'''Ted''': Now, we all know Robin's not what you'd call "touchy-feely." She doesn't say "I love you,"like a normal person. Instead, she'll laugh, shake her head, give you a little smile and say, "You're an idiot."
-->'''Barney''': You're an idiot?
-->'''Ted''': If she tells you you're an idiot, you're a lucky man.
--->''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
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