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18th Jan '18 1:41:43 PM Derkhan
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* ''The Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has few true examples out of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast]]. There are lots and lots of epithets though: soldiers in the Malazan army are generally known by their nicknames (e.g. Mudslinger and Throatslitter) and some characters have heroic epithets attached to their name (e.g. Dujek Onearm, Scabandari Bloodeye).

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* ''The Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
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has few true examples out of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast]]. There are lots and lots of epithets though: soldiers in the Malazan army are [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname generally known by their nicknames nicknames]] (e.g. Mudslinger and Throatslitter) and some characters have heroic epithets attached to their name (e.g. Dujek Onearm, Scabandari Bloodeye).Bloodeye).
** A more straight example is Bellurdan Skullcrusher from ''Literature/GardensOfTheMoon'', a [[OurGiantsAreBigger Thelomen]] mage.
** ''Literature/ReapersGale'' introduces Orbyn Truthfinder. He's a Section Commander of the Patriotists, so technically, Truthfinder could be an acquiered, ironic nickname based on the fact that he tortures people for real or fake confessions, but it's treated like a family surname and never explained.
23rd Nov '17 1:33:43 AM Dandu
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* Tabletop fantasy games have two well known subsets of this rule: ''The [=AxeBeard=] Law'' states that [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame all dwarves]] MUST have some reference to either axes or beards in their name, and ''The [=PineSol=] Law'' states all [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] must have a reference to a plant or celestial body somewhere in their name. Taken to the logical conclusion with the dwarven martial artist [[http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=6062.msg89447#msg89447 Fistbeard Beardfist]].

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* Tabletop fantasy games have two well known subsets of this rule: ''The [=AxeBeard=] Law'' states that [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame all dwarves]] MUST have some reference to either axes or beards in their name, and ''The [=PineSol=] Law'' states all [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] must have a reference to a plant or celestial body somewhere in their name. Taken to the logical conclusion with the dwarven martial artist [[http://www.minmaxboards.[[minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=6062.msg89447#msg89447 0 Fistbeard Beardfist]].
17th Nov '17 3:51:48 AM Arvaus
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** Luke's MauveShirt friend Biggs Darklighter is survived by relatives with the same last name in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse.

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** Luke's MauveShirt friend Biggs Darklighter is survived by Darklighter, along with his relatives with the same last name in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse.
24th Sep '17 11:33:24 AM nombretomado
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* In David Edding's "{{Belgariad}}" series, many of the Alorn Kings of centuries past had their surnames granted to them upon reaching adulthood, such as Cherek Bearshoulders and his sons. Some, like Uvar Bent-beak, were given their names because of physical characteristics.

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* In David Edding's "{{Belgariad}}" ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' series, many of the Alorn Kings of centuries past had their surnames granted to them upon reaching adulthood, such as Cherek Bearshoulders and his sons. Some, like Uvar Bent-beak, were given their names because of physical characteristics.
12th Sep '17 2:11:14 AM Kinswaous
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* Very common in the DarkAgeOfSupernames.
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20th Jul '17 10:19:14 AM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has some in its opening theme—"Alduin, bane of kings, ancient shadow unbound." Every dragon's name is a three word epithet; "Alduin" means "destroy-consume-lord" (he was made by Akatosh to destroy the world at the end of time, hence his other major title, the World-Eater).

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has some in its opening theme—"Alduin, bane of kings, ancient shadow unbound." Every dragon's name is a three word epithet; "Alduin" means "destroy-consume-lord" (he "destroy-consume-lord". Alduin was made by Akatosh [[TopGod Akatosh]] (or may even be an aspect of Akatosh) to [[BeastOfTheApocalypse destroy the world at the end of time, time]], hence his other major title, the World-Eater)."World-Eater".
** Many other [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] have names which fit when translated from draconic, such as "Curse Never Dying" and "Snow Wing Hunter", for example. Crosses over with AwesomeMcCoolname as the translated names sound quite intimidating.
5th Jul '17 9:01:09 AM BeerBaron
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** In addition, numerous Nords have names like this (Ulfric Stormcloak, Brunwulf Free-Winter, Torsten Cruel-Sea, Galmar Stone-Fist, Hajvarr Iron-Hand, Sjoring Hard-Heart etc.). Some are even given name origin stories (e.g. Hofgrir Horse-Crusher)

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** In addition, numerous Nords have names like this (Ulfric Stormcloak, Brunwulf Free-Winter, Torsten Cruel-Sea, Galmar Stone-Fist, Hajvarr Iron-Hand, Sjoring Hard-Heart etc.). Some are even given name origin stories (e.g. Hofgrir Horse-Crusher)Horse-Crusher), but the majority are given no such justifications.
** Throughout the series, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]] tribe names are frequently in this format. Examples include the Throatcutter, Dogeater, and Rock Biter tribes. Others have an "adjective-noun" format instead, such as the Bitterfish and Bloody Hand tribes.
22nd Jun '17 11:26:37 PM Jokubas
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** Grom Hellscream might be a good explanation of how this sort of thing gets started. His son is named Garrosh Hellscream, and is often specifically called "son of Hellscream." This is because Grom got his name for a [[ScreamingWarrior very]], [[BattleCry very]], [[TheBerserker VERY]] good reason.

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** Grom Hellscream might be a good explanation of how this sort of thing gets started. His son is named Garrosh Hellscream, and is often specifically called "son of Hellscream." This is because Grom got his name for a [[ScreamingWarrior very]], [[BattleCry very]], [[TheBerserker VERY]] good reason. Of course, Warlords of Draenor made this weird by introducing Grom's father, Golmash Hellscream. Who, it should be noted, has "the Giantslayer" as a separate title based on his own deeds, while Hellscream, which originally came from a trait of his son, is apparently now just a surname that predates its origin.
8th Jun '17 9:33:42 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, the Amerind side character Stormwolf is Adam Ironknife. But the main character Heyoka, who is a Lakota Indian, is merely Jamie Carson.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, the Amerind side character Stormwolf is Adam Ironknife. But the main character Heyoka, who is a Lakota Indian, is merely Jamie Carson.
3rd Jun '17 2:55:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lance Swordfighter from GoldCoinComics.

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* Lance Swordfighter from GoldCoinComics.Webcomic/GoldCoinComics.
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