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17th Sep '17 6:03:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' provides us with Provost Prokhor Zakharov, leader of the [[MadScientist University]] [[EmperorScientist of]] [[ForScience Planet]] faction, who invented the fusion drive that made the journey to Alpha Centauri possible. He seems to be named after Soviet nuclear physicist and peace/human rights/democracy activist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Sakharov Andrei Sakharov]], who was famous for his brilliance (like Zakharov) and his involvement in politics (it's possible he would have become President of post-Soviet Russia had he not died in 1989). To put the icing on the cake, ArthurCClarke names the fusion engine in the ''Leonov'' in ''[[Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact 2010]]''...the Sakharov Drive. Clearly, the Firaxis team read its science fiction.

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* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' provides us with Provost Prokhor Zakharov, leader of the [[MadScientist University]] [[EmperorScientist of]] [[ForScience Planet]] faction, who invented the fusion drive that made the journey to Alpha Centauri possible. He seems to be named after Soviet nuclear physicist and peace/human rights/democracy activist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Sakharov Andrei Sakharov]], who was famous for his brilliance (like Zakharov) and his involvement in politics (it's possible he would have become President of post-Soviet Russia had he not died in 1989). To put the icing on the cake, ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke names the fusion engine in the ''Leonov'' in ''[[Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact 2010]]''...the Sakharov Drive. Clearly, the Firaxis team read its science fiction.
7th Sep '17 9:21:06 AM CosmicFerret
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* James Jesse, the first [[TheFlash Trickster]], invoked StevenUlyssesPerhero when he decided to commit robberies like his "reverse namesake" UsefulNotes/JesseJames. In-universe, this was definitely not intentional on his parents' part; a later retcon had it that his father was an Italian immigrant who'd Anglicized their names while unaware of the potential implications.

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* James Jesse, the first [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Trickster]], invoked StevenUlyssesPerhero when he decided to commit robberies like his "reverse namesake" UsefulNotes/JesseJames. In-universe, this was definitely not intentional on his parents' part; a later retcon had it that his father was an Italian immigrant who'd Anglicized their names while unaware of the potential implications.
23rd Aug '17 12:30:29 PM SeptimusHeap
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** Some characters are also named after famous fictional characters, like [[{{Zatoichi}} Zato-1]], his symbiote Eddie ([[Music/IronMaiden Eddie the Head]]), and {{Faust}}.

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** Some characters are also named after famous fictional characters, like [[{{Zatoichi}} [[Franchise/{{Zatoichi}} Zato-1]], his symbiote Eddie ([[Music/IronMaiden Eddie the Head]]), and {{Faust}}.
12th Aug '17 11:34:25 PM TylerL320
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', all of the Confidant [=NPCs=] (except for Caroline, Justine, and Igor, who retain the ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' theme naming of other Velvet Room attendants in the ''Persona'' series), along with a few party members, are named after real world historical Japanese figures. Tying into the game's themes of rebellion and the goal of the protagonists, most of the namesakes combated Japanese societal norms in some way.
10th Aug '17 9:32:22 PM TristanJeremiah
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* In Creator/KurtVonnegut's novel ''Hocus Pocus'', the narrator is named after prominent American Socialist UsefulNotes/EugeneDebs, one of Vonnegut's heroes.
30th Jul '17 4:08:12 PM HalcyonDayz
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* Oliver Wendall Douglas from ''Series/GreenAcres'' is named after 19th century supreme court justice Oliver Wendall Holmes.

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* Oliver Wendall Wendell Douglas from ''Series/GreenAcres'' is named after 19th century supreme court justice Oliver Wendall Holmes.Wendell Holmes Jr.
30th Jul '17 3:49:21 PM HalcyonDayz
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** [[CanineCompanion Diefenbaker]] after the Canadian prime minister (in universe).
27th Jul '17 1:13:47 AM Divra
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** John Sheridan shares a very unusual last name UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar general Philip Sheridan, but it is later made explicit that John is a direct male-line descendant of Philip's.
21st Jul '17 8:33:47 PM superkeijikun
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** Ash and Gary's Japanese names, Satoshi and Shigeru. They were named after Creator/SatoshiTajiri, creator of the Pokémon games, and Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto.

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** Ash and Gary's Japanese names, Satoshi and Shigeru. They were named after Creator/SatoshiTajiri, creator of the Pokémon games, and Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto.Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, his mentor.
16th Jun '17 5:24:26 PM Vir
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', the gang adopt a litter of puppies. Wilt names three of them after UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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* In one episode of Wilt from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', being a former small-time basketball player before his CareerEndingInjury, is named after professional player Wilt Chamberlain.
** In one episode
the gang adopt adopts a litter of puppies. Wilt names three of them after UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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