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19th Jun '17 11:39:46 PM AirofMystery
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has a character named Viral, who fits with the DNA ThemeNaming of many antagonists (Lord ''Genome'', the Four Generals named after the Nucleobases, etc.); however, his name (following the Japanese rules of pronunciation) can be also spelt "Bilal", as in French comic book artist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enki_Bilal Enki Bilal]]. That's why Viral's mecha is named ''Enki''du and the song associated with him on the soundtrack is called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nikopol_Trilogy Nikopol]]".

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has a character named Viral, who fits with the DNA ThemeNaming of many antagonists (Lord ''Genome'', the Four Generals named after the Nucleobases, etc.); however, his name (following the Japanese rules of pronunciation) can be also spelt "Bilal", as in French comic book artist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enki_Bilal Enki Bilal]]. That's why Viral's mecha is named ''Enki''du and the song associated with him on the soundtrack is called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nikopol_Trilogy Nikopol]]". Then there's the connection to the English word "virile", which ties into the fact that Enkidu was a wild man from ''[[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]]'' who was tamed to civilisation with sex. (Not to mention how the Japanese pronunciation of '[[TheHero Simon]]' sounds a lot [[https://en.wiktionary/org/wiki/semen like...]])
12th Jun '17 3:52:51 AM Korodzik
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* ''Opposing Force'', the expansion pack for ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', references both an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposing_force "opposing force"]] from military simulations, and the opposing force from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_laws_of_motion Newton's Third Law]] (in keeping with the series's overall trend of [[TerminologyTitle titles referencing terms from physics]].)
2nd May '17 9:49:13 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', Alucard refers to Father Alexander Anderson as "Judas Priest": a ShoutOut to [[Music/JudasPriest the band of the same name]] and a reference to Anderson's organization, Iscariot: named after Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus Christ.
9th Apr '17 5:56:23 AM Bisected8
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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has the achievement "[=Cr0wned=]", earned by killing a Witch with a headshot. Another term for the head is the crown; "0wned" is typical LeetLingo for scoring against an opponent; and if you pronounce "cr0wn" as if you were using that second meaning, it sounds like "crone", as in an old person or a ''witch''.

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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has the achievement "[=Cr0wned=]", earned by killing a Witch with a headshot. Another term The top of the skull is called the "crown" (and getting "crowned" is old slang for the a head is the crown; injury); "0wned" is typical LeetLingo for scoring against an opponent; and if you pronounce "cr0wn" as if you were using that second meaning, it sounds like "crone", as in an old person or a ''witch''.
8th Apr '17 6:18:56 PM Sabrewing
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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has the achievement "Cr0wned", earned by killing a Witch with a headshot. Another term for the head if the crown; "0wned" is typical LeetLingo for scoring against an opponent; and if you pronounce "cr0wn" as if you were using that second meaning, it sounds like "crone", as in an old person or a ''witch''.

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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has the achievement "Cr0wned", "[=Cr0wned=]", earned by killing a Witch with a headshot. Another term for the head if is the crown; "0wned" is typical LeetLingo for scoring against an opponent; and if you pronounce "cr0wn" as if you were using that second meaning, it sounds like "crone", as in an old person or a ''witch''.
8th Apr '17 6:17:59 PM Sabrewing
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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has the achievement "Cr0wned", earned by killing a Witch with a headshot. Another term for the head if the crown; "0wned" is typical LeetLingo for scoring against an opponent; and if you pronounce "cr0wn" as if you were using that second meaning, it sounds like "crone", as in an old person or a ''witch''.
18th Mar '17 5:09:23 PM Doug86
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* One {{Deathworld}} in the TabletopGame/Warhammer40K universe is called Phyrr. On one hand, it is an obvious pun on ''fear''. On the other, the {{Trope Namer|s}} for Deathworlds is Creator/HarryHarrison's Deathworld trilogy, where the planet in question is called... Pyrr.

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* One {{Deathworld}} in the TabletopGame/Warhammer40K ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' universe is called Phyrr. On one hand, it is an obvious pun on ''fear''. On the other, the {{Trope Namer|s}} for Deathworlds is Creator/HarryHarrison's Deathworld trilogy, where the planet in question is called... Pyrr.
23rd Feb '17 7:36:51 AM JoeBerridgeBeale
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* A staple of the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]''. Kazé/Fangirl is a superhero ''fangirl'' who uses an ''electric fan gun'', the Canine is a literal ''canine'' covered in ''canine teeth'', and Body Woman is a US-style body woman with the superpower to manipulate people's ''bodies''. Ba dum tsss!

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* A staple of the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} ''[[{{Literature/GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]''. Kazé/Fangirl is a superhero ''fangirl'' who uses an ''electric fan gun'', the Canine is a literal ''canine'' covered in ''canine teeth'', and Body Woman is a US-style body woman with the superpower to manipulate people's ''bodies''. Ba dum tsss!
13th Feb '17 7:31:05 AM JoeBerridgeBeale
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* A staple of the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]''. Kazé/Fangirl is a superhero ''fangirl'' who uses an ''electric fan gun'', the Canine is a literal ''canine'' covered in ''canine teeth'', and Body Woman is a US-style body woman with the superpower to manipulate people's ''bodies''. Ba dum tsss!
5th Feb '17 8:44:46 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': The Rash. One of the symptoms of the disease's full blown version is getting skin irritations. One of the other definitions of "rash" is to qualify something done without much thought, leading to a common use as "something done too fast". Since the disease victims have a small chance of becoming PlagueZombie monsters that seem to act entirely on instinct at the beginning of the story and the disease itself spreads very fast, both of the other definitions apply as well.
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