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7th Dec '16 4:11:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* DropTheDeadDonkey has Gus Hedges' sarcastic, cynical, caustic, occasionally violent PA, who scares most of her colleagues - including the ones who've reported from warzones. Her name; Joy Merryweather.
* The BBC show ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' had a villain called Valiant, who was using underhanded tactics to cheat in a tournament.
* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'': Starting around season 3, Sheriff Rosco started a K-9 unit by acquiring Flash. Flash is a lazy Basset Hound who does nothing but loaf around, receive Rosco's affections, and occasionally [[EvilDetectingDog bark at Boss Hogg]].

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* DropTheDeadDonkey ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' has Gus Hedges' sarcastic, cynical, caustic, occasionally violent PA, who scares most of her colleagues - including the ones who've reported from warzones. Her name; Joy Merryweather.
* The BBC show ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' had a villain called Valiant, who was using underhanded tactics to cheat in a tournament.
* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'': ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Starting around season 3, Sheriff Rosco started a K-9 unit by acquiring Flash. Flash is a lazy Basset Hound who does nothing but loaf around, receive Rosco's affections, and occasionally [[EvilDetectingDog bark at Boss Hogg]].



* A one-off villain in ''HaveGunWillTravel'' is a [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] named Manfred. The irony of a hot-tempered killer being named "man of peace" in Old German is commented on by Paladin.

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* A one-off villain in ''HaveGunWillTravel'' ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel'' is a [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] named Manfred. The irony of a hot-tempered killer being named "man of peace" in Old German is commented on by Paladin.
5th Dec '16 2:12:48 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'': Little Nell is a two tonnes dinosaur much bigger than a horse.

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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'': Little Nell is a two tonnes two-tonnes dinosaur much bigger than a horse.horse.
* ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'': The name "Gabriel" means "God is my strongman". Gabriel in the story believes that God hates him, and reciprocates the feeling.
28th Nov '16 3:57:48 AM Getta
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See IronicNickname for cases when the character's nickname, instead of their given name, is ironic.

Related to FluffyTheTerrible, where a scary monster or animal is given a decidedly non-scary name, DeathbringerTheAdorable, where a cute, relatively harmless animal is given an imposing name, and TomTheDarkLord, which applies SpecialPersonNormalName to an evil character.

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See IronicNickname for cases when the character's nickname, instead of their given name, is ironic.

ironic. Subtrope of NonIndicativeName.

Related to FluffyTheTerrible, where a scary monster or animal is given a decidedly non-scary name, DeathbringerTheAdorable, where a cute, relatively harmless animal is given an imposing name, and TomTheDarkLord, which applies SpecialPersonNormalName to an evil character.
character. Contrast, of course, MeaningfulName.
26th Nov '16 9:17:30 PM eowynjedi
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* The title character of ''Series/DoctorSynTheScarecrow''. An American fugitive who's sent to him for sanctuary is taken aback on being told that the local vicar is named ''Syn'', but it is (as Walt Disney makes sure to point out in one intro) spelled with a ''y'', not an ''i''.
20th Nov '16 1:51:37 AM SubbyP
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* Napoleon Solo, [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE the eponymous man from U.N.C.L.E.]], was intended to have a MeaningfulName, but his chemistry with BreakoutCharacter Illya Kuryakin was so strong that they became attached at the hip halfway through season one and stayed that way.
8th Nov '16 5:56:27 AM Stasonio
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* Some dude named Legalov kept using the scientific illustrations of a butterfly researcher without asking or permission. [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metasynaptops_illegalovi But revenge is sweet.]]

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* Some dude named Legalov kept using the scientific illustrations of a butterfly researcher without asking or permission. permission.
* One of the most prolific horror writers is called H. P. Lovecraft.
[[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metasynaptops_illegalovi But revenge is sweet.]]
26th Sep '16 4:06:54 PM Steven
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'' has a restaurant called Tries Bien, which means "very good". The quality of the food and the coffee served there is anything BUT good, which is why the place is in so much debt. Godot, a heavy coffee drinker, says that the coffee served at the restaurant is good, [[DamnedByFaintPraise, if only for the experience]].

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'' has a restaurant called Tries Bien, which means "very good". The quality of the food and the coffee served there is anything BUT good, which is why the place is in so much debt. Godot, a heavy coffee drinker, says that the coffee served at the restaurant is good, [[DamnedByFaintPraise, [[DamnedByFaintPraise if only for the experience]].
26th Sep '16 4:06:06 PM Steven
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'' has a restaurant called Tries Bien, which means "very good". The quality of the food and the coffee served there is anything BUT good, which is why the place is in so much debt. Godot, a heavy coffee drinker, says that the coffee served at the restaurant is good, [[DamnedByFaintPraise, if only for the experience]].
24th Sep '16 10:02:27 PM Fireblood
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* In July of 1839, a group of kidnapped, enslaved Africans took control of their kidnappers's vessel. They were later captured off the coast of Long Island, and court proceedings were undertaken to determine their fate (either sold into slavery or allowed back to Africa). Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling, the Africans were allowed to return to their homes. The name of the slave ship? La Amistad, which means "Friendship" in Spanish.

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* In July of 1839, a group of kidnapped, enslaved Africans took control of their kidnappers's vessel. They were later captured off the coast of Long Island, and court proceedings were undertaken to determine their fate (either sold into prosecuted for murder, returned to slavery or allowed back to Africa). Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling, the Africans were allowed to return to their homes.home. The name of the slave ship? La Amistad, which means "Friendship" in Spanish.



* Noted atheist (or as he would put it: "anti-theist") Creator/ChristopherHitchens first name means "christ-bearer".

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* Noted atheist (or as he would put it: it, "anti-theist") Creator/ChristopherHitchens first name means "christ-bearer"."Christ-bearer".
20th Sep '16 6:27:03 PM erforce
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* A meta-example is ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. It was originally named because Squaresoft was in financial trouble and the president decided to try throwing together one last game before he retired. The game was an unexpected BreakthroughHit, and became a franchise spanning over a dozen games, not counting the many, many spin-offs.

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* A meta-example is ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. It was originally named because Squaresoft was in financial trouble and the president decided to try throwing together [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI one last game game]] before he retired. The game was an unexpected BreakthroughHit, and became a franchise spanning over a dozen games, not counting the many, many spin-offs.



* WesCraven ("craven" meaning "cowardly") was most famous for directing horror movies like ''TheHillsHaveEyes'' and ''ANightmareOnElmStreet''.

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* WesCraven Creator/WesCraven ("craven" meaning "cowardly") was most famous for directing horror movies like ''TheHillsHaveEyes'' ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977'' and ''ANightmareOnElmStreet''.''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''.
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