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11th Jul '16 2:03:34 AM PaulA
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': [[AbrahamLincoln Abraham]] [[GeraldFord Ford]] (alternate interpretation: [[{{Foreshadowing}} Abraham was shot in Ford's Theater]]) and [[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Andrew]] Lincoln (a character's name and a [[{{irony}} British]] actor's real name, respectively)

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': [[AbrahamLincoln Abraham]] [[GeraldFord Ford]] (alternate Abraham Ford (UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and UsefulNotes/GeraldFord; alternate interpretation: [[{{Foreshadowing}} Abraham was shot in Ford's Theater]]) and [[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Andrew]] Lincoln (a character's name and Theater]]).[[note]]Interestingly, there's also the actor Andrew Lincoln; it is a [[{{irony}} British]] actor's real stage name, respectively)but he's British so it's probably not derived from Presidents.[[/note]]
10th Jul '16 6:15:18 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Valet Missy Hyatt's real last name is Hiatt, but changed the spelling so they could claim she was an heiress to the Hyatt (of Hyatt Hotels fame) family.

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* Valet Missy Hyatt's real last name is Hiatt, but [[MyNaymeIs changed the spelling spelling]] so they could claim she was an heiress to the Hyatt (of Hyatt Hotels fame) family.



** Creator/RobinWilliams named his daughter after the princess. [[MemeticMutation Yo dawg, I heard you like naming people after other people...]]

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** Creator/RobinWilliams named his daughter after the princess. [[MemeticMutation Yo dawg, I heard you like naming people after other people...]]



*** Further, the Poe sisters are named Amy, Beth, Joelle, and Meg after the sisters from LittleWomen.

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*** Further, the Poe sisters are named Amy, Beth, Joelle, and Meg after the sisters from LittleWomen.''Literature/LittleWomen''.



* Speaking of theoretical demons, the online game AceOnline threw a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laplace%27s_demon Laplace's demon]], by the item called "Soul of Laplace". The item is used to upgrade Legendary Weapons, which is in turn created by merging a weapon with Gematria Scripture, referring it as "being possessed by demonic souls".

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* Speaking of theoretical demons, the online game AceOnline ''VideoGame/AceOnline]] threw a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laplace%27s_demon Laplace's demon]], by the item called "Soul of Laplace". The item is used to upgrade Legendary Weapons, which is in turn created by merging a weapon with Gematria Scripture, referring it as "being possessed by demonic souls".



* Many characters in the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series are named after Western bands or musicians, including A. B. A. (Music/{{ABBA}}), Axl Low ([[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]]), Chipp Zanuff ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enuff_Z%27nuff Chip Z'nuff]]), Johnny ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Winter Johnny Winter]]), Ky Kiske ([[Music/{{Helloween}} Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske]]), Music/{{Slayer}}, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testament_(band) Testament]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venom_band Venom]], and Zappa (Music/FrankZappa).

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* Many characters in the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series are named after Western bands or musicians, including A. B. A. (Music/{{ABBA}}), Axl Low ([[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]]), Chipp Zanuff ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enuff_Z%27nuff Chip Z'nuff]]), Johnny ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Winter Johnny Winter]]), Ky Kiske ([[Music/{{Helloween}} Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske]]), Music/{{Slayer}}, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testament_(band) Testament]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venom_band org/wiki/Venom_(band) Venom]], and Zappa (Music/FrankZappa).



* The VideoGame/{{Zork}} games take this UpToEleven (literally) with Lord Dimwit Flathead's eleven siblings: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Rockefeller John D.]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Jackson T.J. "Stonewall"]], [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach Johann Sebastian]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan J. Pierpont]], [[UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison Thomas Alva]], [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucrezia_Borgia Lucrezia]], [[Creator/RalphWaldoEmerson Ralph Waldo]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Jones John Paul]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright Frank Lloyd]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth Babe]].

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* The VideoGame/{{Zork}} ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' games take this UpToEleven (literally) with Lord Dimwit Flathead's eleven siblings: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Rockefeller John D.]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Jackson T.J. "Stonewall"]], [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach Johann Sebastian]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan J. Pierpont]], [[UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison Thomas Alva]], [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucrezia_Borgia Lucrezia]], [[Creator/RalphWaldoEmerson Ralph Waldo]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Jones John Paul]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright Frank Lloyd]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth Babe]].



* The original two members of Penny's GirlPosse were named Sara and Michelle. There is no Gellar. Nick and Charisma are also named after Nicholas Brendon and Charisma Carpenter (aka [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander and Cordelia]]), and Stan and Jack after Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby.

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* The original two members of Penny's [[Webcomic/PennyAndAggie Penny]]'s GirlPosse were named Sara and Michelle. There is no Gellar. Nick and Charisma are also named after Nicholas Brendon and Charisma Carpenter (aka [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander and Cordelia]]), and Stan and Jack after Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby.
5th Jul '16 5:05:39 PM nombretomado
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** Andy Libby, Lazarus' side-kick in ''Literature/MethuselahsChildren'' had AndrewJackson Libby as a full name.

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** Andy Libby, Lazarus' side-kick in ''Literature/MethuselahsChildren'' had AndrewJackson UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Libby as a full name.



* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': [[AbrahamLincoln Abraham]] [[GeraldFord Ford]] (alternate interpretation: [[{{Foreshadowing}} Abraham was shot in Ford's Theater]]) and [[AndrewJackson Andrew]] Lincoln (a character's name and a [[{{irony}} British]] actor's real name, respectively)

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': [[AbrahamLincoln Abraham]] [[GeraldFord Ford]] (alternate interpretation: [[{{Foreshadowing}} Abraham was shot in Ford's Theater]]) and [[AndrewJackson [[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Andrew]] Lincoln (a character's name and a [[{{irony}} British]] actor's real name, respectively)
28th Jun '16 6:56:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Tons and tons of characters. A few examples: the main characters are named Baudelaire; their banker is named [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe]].

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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Tons and tons of characters. A few examples: the main characters are named Baudelaire; their banker is named [[EdgarAllanPoe [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Poe]].



* Napoleon, from ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' by GeorgeOrwell.

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* Napoleon, from ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' by GeorgeOrwell.Creator/GeorgeOrwell.
27th Jun '16 3:55:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Paper Sisters in the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' TV series are named after the three actresses who played the main characters in [[HeroicTrio The Heroic Trio]].

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* The Paper Sisters in the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' TV series are named after the three actresses who played the main characters in [[HeroicTrio [[Film/HeroicTrio The Heroic Trio]].
22nd Jun '16 5:09:13 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* A very codifying example is the (in)famous [[Manga/DragonBall Son Goku]] (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Gokuu]]); his name is basically the Japanese on'yomi reading of the Chinese name [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]], even written with the same Asian characters (孫 悟空). It's almost a wonder why people think of the saiyan rather than the actual mythological figure himself.

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* A very codifying example is the (in)famous [[Manga/DragonBall Son Goku]] (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Gokuu]]); his name is basically the Japanese on'yomi reading of the Chinese name [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]], even written with the same Asian characters (孫 悟空). It's almost a wonder why people think of the saiyan rather than the actual mythological figure himself.himself, aside from the fact that ''Dragon Ball'' beat ''Journey to the West'' to the punch in being [[AdaptationDisplacement popular as hell]] [[TheWeirdAlEffect in the West back then]].
21st Jun '16 8:01:07 PM gewunomox
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* Almost everybody in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is named after a band, movie, or rock star. Dio Brando, the main villain, is named after both RonnieJamesDio and MarlonBrando.

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* Almost everybody in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is named after a band, movie, or rock star. Dio Brando, the main villain, is named after both RonnieJamesDio Music/RonnieJamesDio and MarlonBrando.Creator/MarlonBrando.
20th Jun '16 10:54:39 PM gewunomox
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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', the EdibleThemeNaming of Soysauce, Vinegar, and Mayonnaise were turned into Ozzie ([[Music/OzzyOsbourne Osbourne]], although he's ''[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ozzy]]''), Flea (of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers) and Slash (of Music/GunsNRoses). This raised issues with [[VideoGame/ChronoCross the sequel]], which introduced a ''new'' character named Slash, while containing the old ones as a BonusBoss, so the new character was renamed Nikki (presumably after MotleyCrue's Nikki Sixx).

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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', the EdibleThemeNaming of Soysauce, Vinegar, and Mayonnaise were turned into Ozzie ([[Music/OzzyOsbourne Osbourne]], although he's ''[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ozzy]]''), Flea (of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers) and Slash (of Music/GunsNRoses). This raised issues with [[VideoGame/ChronoCross the sequel]], which introduced a ''new'' character named Slash, while containing the old ones as a BonusBoss, so the new character was renamed Nikki (presumably after MotleyCrue's Music/MotleyCrue's Nikki Sixx).
20th Jun '16 7:48:36 PM Adept
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* Inversion in case of Albert Einstein, the comedian, not the physicist. He (the comedian) became famous as AlbertBrooks.

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* Inversion in case of Albert Einstein, the comedian, not the physicist. He (the comedian) became famous as AlbertBrooks.Creator/AlbertBrooks.
18th Jun '16 1:22:39 AM gewunomox
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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', the EdibleThemeNaming of Soysauce, Vinegar, and Mayonnaise were turned into Ozzie ([[Music/OzzyOsbourne Osbourne]], although he's ''[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ozzy]]''), Flea (of RedHotChiliPeppers) and Slash (of Music/GunsNRoses). This raised issues with [[VideoGame/ChronoCross the sequel]], which introduced a ''new'' character named Slash, while containing the old ones as a BonusBoss, so the new character was renamed Nikki (presumably after MotleyCrue's Nikki Sixx).

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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', the EdibleThemeNaming of Soysauce, Vinegar, and Mayonnaise were turned into Ozzie ([[Music/OzzyOsbourne Osbourne]], although he's ''[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ozzy]]''), Flea (of RedHotChiliPeppers) Music/RedHotChiliPeppers) and Slash (of Music/GunsNRoses). This raised issues with [[VideoGame/ChronoCross the sequel]], which introduced a ''new'' character named Slash, while containing the old ones as a BonusBoss, so the new character was renamed Nikki (presumably after MotleyCrue's Nikki Sixx).
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