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14th Aug '17 2:38:33 PM Gregzilla
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* In ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', the SpacePirates usually call Samus "TheHunter" in their logs. [[spoiler:In the "Metroid Prime" subseries, Dark Samus is called "The Dark Hunter" by them.]]

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* In ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', the SpacePirates usually call Samus "TheHunter" "The Hunter" in their logs. [[spoiler:In the "Metroid Prime" subseries, Dark Samus is called "The Dark Hunter" by them.]]
2nd Aug '17 1:55:46 PM Triscon42
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--> Vahlen "This is the most physically aggressive specimen we've discovered so far, which the troops fondly refer to as "the muton". I can only assume there's a colorful backstory for such a designation."

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--> Vahlen "This is the most physically aggressive specimen we've discovered so far, which the troops fondly ''fondly'' refer to as "the muton". "The Muton". I can only assume there's a [[NoodleIncident colorful backstory backstory]] for such a designation."
22nd Jun '17 11:36:36 AM PufflePalooza
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9th Jun '17 8:59:13 AM hszmv1
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* In the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar you had "Rebs" or "Johnny Rebs" for the Confederates. "Yankees" were often used for the Northerners, but this predated the Civil War.
* Among the YanksWithTanks, the Army (and to the lesser extent the Airforce) would prefer this trope be named "Nicknaming The Adversary". Only the Navy is refereed to as [[InterserviceRivalry "The Enemy".]]
** Most of the InterserviceRivarly in the United States Military is this trope with a helping of good nature humor (usually).
4th Jun '17 6:35:56 PM ironcommando
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* The titular ''VideoGame/{{Einhander}}'' is actually the name given to the PlayerCharacter's spacecraft by the Earth Forces enemy faction. Its ''real'' name is either "Astraea" or "Endymion", depending on the specific model you're flying.
2nd Jun '17 7:20:29 AM Xlsfd
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* In ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', the SpacePirates usually call Samus "TheHunter" in their logs. [[spoiler:In the "Metroid Prime" subseries, Dark Samus is called "The Dark Hunter" by them.]]
27th May '17 1:50:44 PM nombretomado
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* Works set in the VietnamWar will contain references to "Charlie" (from the radio callsign for Vietcong, Victor Charlie) in more or less official communiques and to 'gooks' or 'gomers' in the American troops' slang.

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* Works set in the VietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar will contain references to "Charlie" (from the radio callsign for Vietcong, Victor Charlie) in more or less official communiques and to 'gooks' or 'gomers' in the American troops' slang.
3rd Mar '17 11:34:44 AM Leporidae
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* The German forces in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarI serial ''ComicBook/GoldenEyesAndHerHeroBill'' are as likely to be referred to as "the bosch" or "the huns" as they are by any proper designation- TruthInTelevision, as the "Real Life/History" section below can attest.
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* In UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the Germans were often called "Huns" by the Allies and "Fritz" by Russians.

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* In UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the Germans were often called "Huns" or the "Bosch" by the Allies and "Fritz" by Russians.
15th Oct '16 4:58:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Sirian ScaryDogmaticAliens of ''Series/{{V}}'' call themselves "visitors" and are referred to as "lizards".

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* The Sirian ScaryDogmaticAliens of ''Series/{{V}}'' ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' call themselves "visitors" and are referred to as "lizards".
3rd Oct '16 12:29:01 AM aurora369
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** The Finnish Civil War 1918 was extremely brutal and the Reds were called ''punikki'' (rednicks) and Whites as ''lahtari'' (butchers). Technically ''both'' sides were guilty of high treason.

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** The Finnish Civil War 1918 was extremely brutal and the Reds were called ''punikki'' (rednicks) or ''kommari'' (quite literally "commies") and Whites as ''lahtari'' (butchers). Technically ''both'' sides were guilty of high treason.
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