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24th Jan '16 10:51:42 PM Internetakias
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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100316 Jon believes every name has a meaning.]] Looking his up, he found out it meant "he who gets beat up for his lunch money".
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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100316 [[http://garfield.com/comic/2010-03-16 Jon believes every name has a meaning.]] Looking his up, he found out it meant "he who gets beat up for his lunch money".
12th Jan '16 6:48:58 AM Mhazard
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Often, the characters in-universe are completely unaware that a name has any meaning, and act as if the name was just like any other. If this is the case, the name is a sort of UnusuallyUninterestingSight. This can be PlayedForLaughs when the characters are ComicallyMissingThePoint.
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Often, the characters in-universe are completely unaware that a name has any meaning, and act as if the name was just like any other. If this is the case, the name is a sort of UnusuallyUninterestingSight. This can be PlayedForLaughs when the characters are ComicallyMissingThePoint. ComicallyMissingThePoint, or alternatively, can become a ChekhovsGun if the name turned out to be an important plot device.
7th Oct '15 7:14:37 AM sonic_the_precog
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** Aqua Magna, the water planet ** Bota Magna, the jungle planet: botanics
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** Aqua Magna, the water planet planet (literally means "great/powerful water") ** Bota Magna, the jungle planet: botanicsplanet ** Solis magna, Bara magna's sun - Literally, "great sun"
5th Sep '15 6:05:09 AM MarqFJA
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As an example, it is common to use for heroic characters names associated with hunting. So, apart from Hunter, which is a valid first and last name in English, you can use a translation to another language (Jäger, or the phonetic Yeager); the name of a predatory animal (Wolf, Hawk) or a translation of that (Wolfe, Lupin, Lupis, Wulf); or Orion, the constellation of The Hunter. Which is kinda cool, which is why this can double up with AwesomeMcCoolname.
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As an example, it is common to use for heroic characters names associated with hunting. So, apart from Hunter, which is a valid first and last name in English, you can use a translation to another language (Jäger, or the phonetic Yeager); the name of a predatory animal (Wolf, Hawk) or a translation of that (Wolfe, Lupin, Lupis, Wulf); or Orion, the constellation of The Hunter. Which is kinda cool, which is why this can double up with AwesomeMcCoolname. AwesomeMcCoolName.
4th Jul '15 4:16:28 AM broadwayjr
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4th Jul '15 4:16:27 AM broadwayjr
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*** Kalmah: calamari
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*** Kalmah: calamaricalamari ("kalmah" is also a Karelian word roughly meaning "to the grave")
26th Nov '14 3:07:10 AM Patachou
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19th Jun '14 9:34:48 PM VenomousBlaze
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26th Apr '14 8:13:18 AM Vrahno
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*** Antroz: ''Antrozous pallidus'' or pallid bat, a bat-themed villain
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*** Antroz: ''Antrozous pallidus'' or pallid bat, a bat-themed villainbat

** Bitil, a Makuta suffering ModeLock as an insect: beetle
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** Bitil, a Bitil and Krika, two Makuta suffering ModeLock as an insect: beetleinsects: beetle and cricket

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** Bitil, a Makuta suffering ModeLock as an insect: beetleIcarax: Icarus -- in the sense that he liked to aim too high, not that his wings stopped working
29th Mar '14 12:58:28 PM Vrahno
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[[folder: Toys]] * Franchise/{{LEGO}} at one point caused quite a controversy for trying to trademark words from the Maori language as ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' names. These included Tohunga (craftsman, name of the resourceful villagers), Toa (champion, name of the heroes), Turaga (village chief), Kanohi (face, used as masks in ''BIONICLE''), and a collection of others. After the controversy, which had forced LEGO to change a few of these names (most famously Tohunga to Matoran), they began using made-up words, although the on-line games occasionally still took meaningful words from existing languages like Finnish, Egyptian, Hawaiian, Hungarian or Japanese -- however these weren't trademarked, and the few that were had to have their spellings changed. A lot of the made-up names also have clear meanings: ** Axonn: carries a mighty ax ** Brutaka: a brutal brute ** Barraki: undersea mutants, named after barracuda: *** Kalmah: calamari *** Ehlek: eel *** Mantax: manta ray *** Carapar: crab with a carapace ** Hydraxon and Hydruka: in reference to the underwater setting ** Spinax: a spiny creature ** the Phantoka Makuta have bat-themed names: *** Antroz: ''Antrozous pallidus'' or pallid bat, a bat-themed villain *** Chirox and his Matoran partner Kirop: chiroptera, the order of the bats *** Vamprah: vampire ** most of the Light and Shadow Matoran have light-based names: *** Tanma: tan *** Radiak: radiation *** Photok: photon *** Solek: Sol, or Sun ** Vultraz, an evil Matoran manning a black-and-gray jet: vulture ** Mistika: fighters in the mist ** Bitil, a Makuta suffering ModeLock as an insect: beetle ** Mutran, a Makuta specializing in [[{{Portmanteau}} mutations and transformations]] ** Ignika, a mask used to re-ignite the life of Mata Nui ** Voya Nui, a floating island: voyage ** Karda Nui, Mata Nui's heart-chamber: cardiac ** Rockoh: a jet operated by Pohatu, a Stone-element character ** Jetrax: another jet ** Axalara: accelerate ** Umbra: real Latin name that has the same meaning in-universe, darkest part of a shadow. Actually a deceptive name, since he has light-powers ** Skirmix: a steed used in skirmishes ** Fero: a ferocious bandit ** Boxor: a mech that punches ** Bara Magna, the desert planet: from "barren" ** Aqua Magna, the water planet ** Bota Magna, the jungle planet: botanics ** a lot of elemental suffixes are meaningful: *** Ba-: gravity, from the Greek baros (weight) *** Bo-: green, again from botanics *** Ce-: psionics, from cerebrum (brain) *** De-: sonics, from decibel *** Fa-: magnetism, from Michael ''Fa''raday, who studued electromagnetism *** Fe-: iron *** Su-: plasma, from ''su''perheating (kind of a stretch, but that's the official explanation) ** And of course almost ''all'' the names have their own in-universe meanings in the fictional ''BIONICLE'' languages [[/folder]]
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