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25th Aug '16 3:21:15 AM Mister6
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** The original male ninjas: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and secret character Reptile.
** The female ninjas: Kitana, Mileena, and secret character Jade. Smoke continues the S-theme, but Noob Saibot doesn't really.

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** The original male ninjas: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and secret character Reptile.
Reptile. Smoke continues the S-theme, but Noob Saibot doesn't really.
** The female ninjas: Kitana, Mileena, and secret character Jade. Smoke continues the S-theme, but Noob Saibot doesn't really.
23rd Aug '16 3:36:32 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': All characters are given names that are colour-based, or associated with colours. The ColourfulThemeNaming was [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/406894139746172928/photo/1/large confirmed]] by the creators long before the in-universe reason was revealed. Eighty years ago a terrible world war ended that had, among other things, tried to destroy artistic merit, individuality and diversity. To remember that, and make sure it never happened again, people all over Remnant have named themselves and their children after colour themes. The exceptions to this rule are Ozpin and Salem, two beings that have a very unique and mysterious past, both with each other, and within Remnant itself.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': All characters are given names that are colour-based, or associated with colours. The ColourfulThemeNaming was [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/406894139746172928/photo/1/large confirmed]] by the creators long before the in-universe reason was revealed. Eighty years ago a terrible world war ended that had, among other things, tried to destroy artistic merit, individuality and diversity. To remember that, and make sure it never happened again, people all over Remnant have named themselves and their children after colour themes. The exceptions to this rule are Ozpin and Salem, two beings that have a very unique and mysterious past, both with each other, other and within Remnant itself.
23rd Aug '16 3:35:48 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': All characters except one follow a ColourfulThemeNaming that conforms to a set of [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/406894139746172928/photo/1/large specific rules]] based around colours. The exception is Professor Ozpin "[[WordOfGod for reasons]]".[[spoiler:also Salem]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': All characters except one follow a are given names that are colour-based, or associated with colours. The ColourfulThemeNaming that conforms to a set of was [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/406894139746172928/photo/1/large specific rules]] based around colours. confirmed]] by the creators long before the in-universe reason was revealed. Eighty years ago a terrible world war ended that had, among other things, tried to destroy artistic merit, individuality and diversity. To remember that, and make sure it never happened again, people all over Remnant have named themselves and their children after colour themes. The exception is Professor exceptions to this rule are Ozpin "[[WordOfGod for reasons]]".[[spoiler:also Salem]]and Salem, two beings that have a very unique and mysterious past, both with each other, and within Remnant itself.
2nd Aug '16 12:04:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* The human characters in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' all are TheNicknamer to some extent, encountering dinosaurs who don't have names of their own. Mr. London names his new Hypsilophodon friends after personality traits that remind him of scientists - and one evil computer. There's {{Leo|nardoDaVinci}}, named for his creativity, UsefulNotes/{{Al|bertEinstein}} named for [[BrilliantButLazy thinking his way out of having to do any work]], Creator/{{Carl|Sagan}} named for his contemplative nature, and [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Hal]] for how he likes things a certain way and throws fits when routine is disrupted.

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* The human characters in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' all are TheNicknamer to some extent, encountering dinosaurs who don't have names of their own. Mr. London names his new Hypsilophodon friends after personality traits that remind him of scientists - and one evil computer. There's {{Leo|nardoDaVinci}}, named for his creativity, UsefulNotes/{{Al|bertEinstein}} named for [[BrilliantButLazy thinking his way out of having to do any work]], Creator/{{Carl|Sagan}} named for his contemplative nature, and [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Hal]] for how he likes things a certain way and throws fits when routine is disrupted.
28th Jul '16 9:31:44 AM Willbyr
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** In addition, the English version of ''TokyoMewMew'' has Pie, Tart, and Kisshu. "Kisshu" would be the Japanese spelling of "Quiche", but somehow the translators missed that.

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** In addition, the English version of ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Tokyo Mew Mew'' has Pie, Tart, and Kisshu. "Kisshu" would be the Japanese spelling of "Quiche", but somehow the translators missed that.
12th Jul '16 6:23:41 PM nombretomado
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* The human characters in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' all are TheNicknamer to some extent, encountering dinosaurs who don't have names of their own. Mr. London names his new Hypsilophodon friends after personality traits that remind him of scientists - and one evil computer. There's {{Leo|nardoDaVinci}}, named for his creativity, {{Al|bertEinstein}} named for [[BrilliantButLazy thinking his way out of having to do any work]], Creator/{{Carl|Sagan}} named for his contemplative nature, and [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Hal]] for how he likes things a certain way and throws fits when routine is disrupted.

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* The human characters in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' all are TheNicknamer to some extent, encountering dinosaurs who don't have names of their own. Mr. London names his new Hypsilophodon friends after personality traits that remind him of scientists - and one evil computer. There's {{Leo|nardoDaVinci}}, named for his creativity, {{Al|bertEinstein}} UsefulNotes/{{Al|bertEinstein}} named for [[BrilliantButLazy thinking his way out of having to do any work]], Creator/{{Carl|Sagan}} named for his contemplative nature, and [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Hal]] for how he likes things a certain way and throws fits when routine is disrupted.
9th Jul '16 3:46:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the dwarfs' names are adjectives that describe their personality - Grumpy, Happy, Dopey, Bashful, Sleepy and Sneezy. The one hold out is Doc, the self-appointed leader.
** Walt Disney said Doc got his name because every doctor he knew was a bit of a bossy know-it-all, even if they were well meaning.

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* In ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the dwarfs' names are adjectives that describe their personality - Grumpy, Happy, Dopey, Bashful, Sleepy and Sneezy. The one hold out is Doc, the self-appointed leader.
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leader. Walt Disney said Doc got his name because every doctor he knew was a bit of a bossy know-it-all, even if they were well meaning.



* The ''Sugar Rush'' world of ''Film/WreckItRalph'' has such oddball(But fitting) names like Vanellope von Schweetz, Minty Zaki, Taffyta Muttonfudge...and then there's the racer known as ''Candlehead''.
** Also King Candy's simpler name stands out amidst all the fancy names. [[spoiler: It serves as a clue that he isn't really part of the game.]]

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* The ''Sugar Rush'' world of ''Film/WreckItRalph'' has such oddball(But oddball (but fitting) names like Vanellope von Schweetz, Minty Zaki, Taffyta Muttonfudge...and then there's the racer known as ''Candlehead''.
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''Candlehead''. Also King Candy's simpler name stands out amidst all the fancy names. [[spoiler: It serves as a clue that he isn't really part of the game.]]



* In ''TheBraveLittleToaster'' we get [[ADogNamedDog Toaster, Lampy, Radio, Blanky,]] and... Kirby? It's a type of vacuum, but still.
* According to the book ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', [[AllThereInTheManual ''The Essential Guide'']], the five snakes on [[GorgeousGorgon Celia's]] head are named Amelia, Ophelia, Bobelia, Cordelia, and Madge.

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* In ''TheBraveLittleToaster'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' we get [[ADogNamedDog Toaster, Lampy, Radio, Blanky,]] and... Kirby? It's a type of vacuum, but still.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'':
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According to the book ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', ''Monsters Inc: [[AllThereInTheManual ''The Essential Guide'']], Guide'']]'', the five snakes on [[GorgeousGorgon Celia's]] head are named Amelia, Ophelia, Bobelia, Cordelia, and Madge.


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* Donkey's and Dragon's children in ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' are named are Peanut, Cocoa, Bananas, Parfait, and Debbie. The last one doesn't fit the food-related ThemeNaming.
2nd Jul '16 8:24:12 AM Vrahno
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** In the Hungarian dubbing, all of the Gem names are translated, but Jasper is inexplicably left in English. Strangely, when mentioning what kind of gem she is, they use the correct "jáspis". It's likely that the translator simply thought it's a human name, like Steven, and realized the error too late.
30th Jun '16 3:20:13 PM DaibhidC
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* Creator/DouglasAdams once said, discussing the title of ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish'' that all the titles of the ''Hitchhikers'' books were quotes from [[Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy the first one]]. (His editor wanted to call it ''God's Last Message to His Creation'', but that came from ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'') He followed this pattern with the fifth book ''Literature/MostlyHarmless''. Creatoe/EoinColfer's sixth book, ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'', takes its title from ''So Long and Thanks'', and even quotes the section at the start. It's possible that he wanted to mark it as different to separate it from "the {{canon}}", as implied by the SelfDeprecating introduction.
20th Jun '16 12:42:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Ghostly Trio of ''CasperTheFriendlyGhost'': Fatso, Fusso, and Lazo, who become Fatso, Stretch, and Stinkie in TheMovie.
* All the charactes in ''MaryokuYummy'' have GratuitousJapanese names (Ooka, Hadagi, etc.) except for Bob. This could be because he's a delivery man, and doesn't live in the same land as the main characters, though.

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* The Ghostly Trio of ''CasperTheFriendlyGhost'': ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'': Fatso, Fusso, and Lazo, who become Fatso, Stretch, and Stinkie in TheMovie.
* All the charactes in ''MaryokuYummy'' ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy'' have GratuitousJapanese names (Ooka, Hadagi, etc.) except for Bob. This could be because he's a delivery man, and doesn't live in the same land as the main characters, though.



* The Dinobots in ''{{Transformers}}'' are Snarl, Swoop, Slag, Sludge... and Grimlock. Not only is Grimlock the only one who doesn't have an "S" in his name, but he's the only one whose name is a made-up word. Of course, he's the leader of the pack and the most popular of them.

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* The Dinobots in ''{{Transformers}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' are Snarl, Swoop, Slag, Sludge... and Grimlock. Not only is Grimlock the only one who doesn't have an "S" in his name, but he's the only one whose name is a made-up word. Of course, he's the leader of the pack and the most popular of them.
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