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10th Aug '16 7:03:55 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', Hector tried to take over the gang, and Wordsworth and Mungo sided with him. Riff-Raff didn't argue, but said his old friend "Shorty" who was coming to visit might, and claimed it was an Ironic Nickname, claiming Shorty was a monster who weighed a ton. After wearing themselves out trying to prepare for this, Shorty actually showed up, and it seemed to be a subversion, as he ''was'' pretty short. (Although, as Hector found out the hard way, Shorty also knew Karate; "short" didn't mean "weak".)
7th Aug '16 1:32:22 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'' continues the theme of The Prophets having ironic names. The Prophetess of Obligation neglects some of her duties due to her pregnancy, the Vice Minister of Tranquility (the future Prophet of Regret) is extremely combative, and the Prophet of Restraint knocks up a lover when he's legally forbidden from breeding.

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* The ExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'' continues the theme of The the Prophets from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' having ironic names. The Prophetess of Obligation neglects some of her duties due to her pregnancy, the Vice Minister of Tranquility (the future Prophet of Regret) is extremely combative, and the Prophet of Restraint knocks up a lover when he's legally forbidden from breeding.



* More of an Ironic Title: all of the named Halo Prophets in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Truth is a complete liar and psychopath.Mercy shows no mercy to the humans or Elites, [[spoiler: and was given none by Truth]]. Regret didn't regret anything he did [[spoiler:even after he was dead]]. With Truth at least it was intentional, as he chose the name to remind of himself of his own lies and hypocrisy.

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* More of an Ironic Title: all of the named Halo High Prophets in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Truth is a complete liar and psychopath. Mercy shows no mercy to the humans or Elites, [[spoiler: and was given none by Truth]]. Regret didn't regret anything he did did, [[spoiler:even after he was dead]]. With Truth at least it was intentional, as he chose the name to remind of himself of his own lies and hypocrisy.
16th Jul '16 3:37:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' has Rocket... the sloth.

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* ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' has Rocket... the sloth.
12th Jul '16 6:05:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', the gang's DumbMuscle is named [[AlbertEinstein Einstein]].

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* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', the gang's DumbMuscle is named [[AlbertEinstein [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]].
8th Jul '16 7:02:23 PM Doug86
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* During WorldWarII, the overly huge Panzer VIII was named the Maus (Mouse). The original name was the far more appropriate Mammut (Mammoth), but the development crew nicknamed it Mauschen (Little Mouse) and this was adapted into its final name. The even more ludicrously huge Landkreuzer P. 1000, which never made it past the drawing board (the Maus itself barely did, with only 1 and a half prototypes existing[[note]]One complete tank and one halted before the turret was made.[[/note]]), was named the Ratte (Rat).

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* During WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the overly huge Panzer VIII was named the Maus (Mouse). The original name was the far more appropriate Mammut (Mammoth), but the development crew nicknamed it Mauschen (Little Mouse) and this was adapted into its final name. The even more ludicrously huge Landkreuzer P. 1000, which never made it past the drawing board (the Maus itself barely did, with only 1 and a half prototypes existing[[note]]One complete tank and one halted before the turret was made.[[/note]]), was named the Ratte (Rat).
15th May '16 10:24:14 PM TheCuza
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* In the ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' DLC ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', the White Knight in Tina's [[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]] game is represented by Roland, the only black Vault Hunter.
-->'''White Knight:''' If you ask me why I'm the ''White'' Knight, [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore I may have to punch you in the throat]]. Fair warning.
27th Apr '16 2:10:47 PM TheCuza
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* Comedian Mark Forward has a bit where he brags about his high-school nickname "Gorgeous Mark", and then laughs about how they all made fun of the fat kid by calling him "Tiny". [[LatetoThePunchline Cue sad realization about his own nickname.]]

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* Comedian Mark Forward has a bit where he brags about his high-school nickname "Gorgeous Mark", and then laughs about how they all made fun of the fat kid by calling him "Tiny". [[LatetoThePunchline [[LateToThePunchline Cue sad realization about his own nickname.]]
27th Apr '16 2:10:18 PM TheCuza
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The most famous one is probably the name "Tiny". Any guy called "Tiny" will invariably be eight feet tall with more muscles than a Mr Universe contest. The same is true for "Shorty" or "Pipsqueak" or any variation on a name or nickname implying "very small."

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The most famous one is probably the name "Tiny". Any guy called "Tiny" will invariably be either morbidly obese or eight feet tall with more muscles than a Mr Universe contest. The same is true for "Shorty" or "Pipsqueak" or any variation on a name or nickname implying "very small."
25th Apr '16 5:01:19 PM hamza678
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* In Scorpion, Happy is the one with anger issues.

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* In Scorpion, ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'', Happy is the one with anger issues.
24th Apr '16 11:30:10 AM lorgskyegon
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* President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington has long been known as the "Father of His Country", but he had no children of his own. Since his wife had four children from a previous marriage, this has led to suppositions that he was sterile.
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