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13th Jan '17 2:02:41 PM HeSupplanted
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* In ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Adam, father of the [[EldritchAbomination angels]], and Lilith [[spoiler: mother of all terrestrial life]] are named after the first man from the bible, and his first wife from Jewish mythology. This is somewhat of an InvokedTrope - these aren't actually their names (they're [[spoiler: aliens that are millions of years old]] - but they were given them by [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]], a [[spoiler: ApocalypseCult]] with Kabbalistic trappings who give everything names coming from Christianity or Judaism, such as the Angels (both the species name and their individual names) and the Lance of Longinus.

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* In ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Adam, father of the [[EldritchAbomination angels]], and Lilith [[spoiler: mother of all terrestrial life]] are named after the first man from the bible, and his first wife from Jewish mythology. This is somewhat of an InvokedTrope - these aren't actually their names (they're (after all, they're [[spoiler: aliens that are millions of years old]] old]]) - but they were given them by [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]], a [[spoiler: ApocalypseCult]] with Kabbalistic trappings who give everything names coming from Christianity or Judaism, such as the Angels (both the species name and their individual names) and the Lance of Longinus.
13th Jan '17 2:01:58 PM HeSupplanted
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* In 'NeonGenesisEvangelion': Adam, father of the [[EldritchAbomination angels]], and Lilith [[spoiler: mother of all terrestrial life]] are named after the first man from the bible, and his first wife from Jewish mythology. This is somewhat of an InvokedTrope - these aren't actually their names (they're [[spoiler: aliens that are millions of years old]] - but they were given them by [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]], a [[spoiler: DoomsdayCult]] with Kabbalistic trappings who give everything names coming from Christianity or Judaism, such as the Angels (both the species name and their individual names) and the Lance of Longinus.

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* In 'NeonGenesisEvangelion': ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Adam, father of the [[EldritchAbomination angels]], and Lilith [[spoiler: mother of all terrestrial life]] are named after the first man from the bible, and his first wife from Jewish mythology. This is somewhat of an InvokedTrope - these aren't actually their names (they're [[spoiler: aliens that are millions of years old]] - but they were given them by [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]], a [[spoiler: DoomsdayCult]] ApocalypseCult]] with Kabbalistic trappings who give everything names coming from Christianity or Judaism, such as the Angels (both the species name and their individual names) and the Lance of Longinus.
13th Jan '17 2:00:28 PM HeSupplanted
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*In 'NeonGenesisEvangelion': Adam, father of the [[EldritchAbomination angels]], and Lilith [[spoiler: mother of all terrestrial life]] are named after the first man from the bible, and his first wife from Jewish mythology. This is somewhat of an InvokedTrope - these aren't actually their names (they're [[spoiler: aliens that are millions of years old]] - but they were given them by [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]], a [[spoiler: DoomsdayCult]] with Kabbalistic trappings who give everything names coming from Christianity or Judaism, such as the Angels (both the species name and their individual names) and the Lance of Longinus.
**This also applies to [[BigBad Keel Lorenz]], chairman of Seele; he's named after Konrad Lorenz, a zoologist best known for his work on {{Imprinting}}: in the Proposal for the show, he 'was' named Konrad Lorenz, but was presumably renamed to fit with the show's nautical ThemeNaming.
10th Jan '17 3:50:31 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids'': Elvis and Mr. Socrates.
** Butch himself is an odd example sharing the name with a real life outlaw. While never expressed in the show the band name may in fact be a in-universe pun based on this trope.



* ''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids'': Elvis and Mr. Socrates.
** Butch himself is an odd example sharing the name with a real life outlaw. While never expressed in the show the band name may in fact be a in-universe pun based on this trope.
10th Jan '17 3:48:58 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids'': Elvis and Mr. Socrates.
** Butch himself is an odd example sharing the name with a real life outlaw. While never expressed in the show the band name may in fact be a in-universe pun based on this trope.
9th Jan '17 5:31:59 PM nombretomado
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** Twins Tom and Pat Bartlett, from ''Time For The Stars'' have the full names of ThomasPaine LeonardoDaVinci Bartlett and Patrick Henry Michelangelo Bartlett.

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** Twins Tom and Pat Bartlett, from ''Time For The Stars'' have the full names of ThomasPaine LeonardoDaVinci UsefulNotes/ThomasPaine Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Bartlett and Patrick Henry Michelangelo Bartlett.
26th Dec '16 2:05:58 PM Jisu
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* This seems to be the case with Zhuge Ming Meng, the lead of ''LightNovel/CheatingCraft'' (though the reference to [[Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Zhuge Liang]] is obscured if you're watching the Website/{{Crunchyroll}} subs, which just [[SpellMyNameWithAnS go with]] the Japanese transliteration, "Shoukatsu Mumei"). Later subverted when he discovers he's a descendant of Zhuge Liang, so it's not just a reference.
20th Dec '16 5:01:10 AM AnthonyMercer
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** Jessie also has this with her mother in Japanese: [[UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Miyamoto and Musashi]]. In addition, James's Japanese name is [[UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro Kojiro]], after the real-life Musashi's legendary rival.

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** Jessie also has this with her mother in Japanese: [[UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Miyamoto and Musashi]]. In addition, James's Japanese name is [[UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro Kojiro]], after the real-life Musashi's legendary rival.
3rd Dec '16 3:21:07 AM Saveelich
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther Martin Luther]], initiator of the Protestant Reformation, gets regularly confused with [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King, Jr.]] nowadays.
30th Nov '16 8:37:05 PM LexiDizzle
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* Sometimes people don't get this entirely right, as with the Prussian-born American Revolutionary War hero, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, who justified not dropping his noble title despite settling in New York and becoming an American citizen after the war, in deference to all the American children who had been named "Baron" in his honor.
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