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15th May '16 8:02:31 AM Pichu-kun
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* Likewise, the "Marduk Institute" in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' chose child candidates to pilot the Evangelions. The fact that Marduk was also a Sumerian god to whom children were (supposedly) sacrificed is appropriate.

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Likewise, the "Marduk Institute" in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' chose child candidates to pilot the Evangelions. The fact that Marduk was also a Sumerian god to whom children were (supposedly) sacrificed is appropriate.



* All of the Sailor Senshi in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', as well as Tuxedo Kamen, were somehow conveniently reborn into families whose family names reference the particular senshi's planet.

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All of the Sailor Senshi in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Senshi, as well as Tuxedo Kamen, were somehow conveniently reborn into families whose family names reference the particular senshi's planet.



* Light Yagami from ''Manga/DeathNote'', who has the character for "[[AGodAmI god]]" in his name...
** His first name is also a bilingual prophecy about how [[spoiler: he eventually replaces L]] as well as being a reference to Lucifer whom he eventually parallels.
** More directly, as it's written using the [[FourIsDeath four-stroke kanji for "moon"]], it represents death in Japanese numerology.

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* Light Yagami from ''Manga/DeathNote'', who has the character for "[[AGodAmI god]]" in his name...
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name... His first name is also a bilingual prophecy about how [[spoiler: he eventually replaces L]] as well as being a reference to Lucifer whom he eventually parallels.
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parallels. More directly, as it's written using the [[FourIsDeath four-stroke kanji for "moon"]], it represents death in Japanese numerology.



* Suzaku Kururugi of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a name that means 'phoenix'. [[spoiler:This comes to make sense in the series finale, where he technically 'dies' as Suzaku Kururugi, and comes back to 'save the world' as Zero. To make it even more blatant, the way he "dies" is in an explosion of flames.]]

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Suzaku Kururugi of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a name that means 'phoenix'. [[spoiler:This comes to make sense in the series finale, where he technically 'dies' as Suzaku Kururugi, and comes back to 'save the world' as Zero. To make it even more blatant, the way he "dies" is in an explosion of flames.]]



* [[Anime/{{Pokemon2000}} "...then the world will turn to ash..."]]

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* [[Anime/{{Pokemon2000}} The prophecy in ''Anime/{{Pokemon2000}}'' says "...then the world will turn to ash..."]]". It turns out it's referring to Ash Ketchum, the protagonist. Averted i the Japanese version as his name is "Satoshi".


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* Invoked in ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsMagic'' with the Apple family, who farms apples. The main members are Applejack, Big McIntosh, Apple Bloom, and Granny Smith. Apple Bloom has wants to be president (nevermind that Equestria has princesses, not presidents) but according to her sister "We didn't name ya Apple Bloom so you could grow up to be the president".
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1st Apr '16 1:46:56 AM PkmnFightr
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* Stoke City Midfielder Stephen Ireland plays for the Irish National Football Team
* There's a football joke that goes: "Life would be awesome if David Villa played for Aston Villa, Antonio Valencia played for Valencia, and Danny Shittu played for [[spoiler:Liverpool (or any team hated by the person telling the joke).]]"
** Ironically, Shittu averts this trope in real life, having earned 32 caps for his native Nigeria (including an appearance in the [[TheWorldCup 2010 World Cup]].)
* Former NBA Player Frank Brickowski must have been teased a lot during his free-throw attempts (Then again, 74.1% FT percentage isn't too bad for a power forward).
* Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey has the misfortune of playing in a very hitter-friendly ballpark.


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24th Mar '16 9:07:45 PM Qwertygiy
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* RealLife example: race car driver [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Speed Scott Speed]].

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* RealLife example: race car [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptronym A real life list of these can be found on]] [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]].
* Formula 1 and NASCAR
driver [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Speed Scott Speed]]. 20 years earlier, the unrelated NASCAR driver Lake Speed.



** German singer Roberto Blanco (black) added purely for completist reasons.

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** German singer Roberto Blanco (black) added purely for completist reasons.(black).
* A tragic example in Edward Glenn Roberts, Jr., a successful NASCAR driver in the 1950's who has always been known exclusively by his nickname [[AwesomeMcCoolName "Fireball" Roberts.]] He earned the nickname from the speed of his college baseball pitch, but died in 1964 [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt of third-degree burns]] suffered in a terrible crash.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptronym A real life list of these can be found on]] [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]].
14th Mar '16 8:31:07 PM Rbade
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* Honestly, what did Doctor Light EXPECT when he [[Videogame/MegaMan3 decided to work]] with someone named Dr. WILY?!
28th Jan '16 3:01:10 AM Wuz
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* The VP of Sales at Creator/{{Nintendo}} is named Doug [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]].

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* The VP Vice President of Sales at Creator/{{Nintendo}} of North America is named Doug [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]].
28th Jan '16 2:44:19 AM Wuz
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* The VP of Sales at Creator/{{Nintendo}} is named Doug [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]].
18th Jan '16 4:35:53 PM RogueJedi
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* A super-executive named Creator/DonaldTrump? [[RealityIsUnrealistic What kind of lame writers does reality have?]]
9th Jan '16 12:00:19 PM StFan
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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "Conundrum", we're introduced to Commander [=MacDuff=], who we eventually learn [[Theater/{{Macbeth}} "is not of woman born."]]

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "Conundrum", we're introduced to Commander [=MacDuff=], who we eventually learn [[Theater/{{Macbeth}} [[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} "is not of woman born."]]
1st Jan '16 10:11:57 PM nombretomado
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* The central figure of much of the action in Neal Stephenson's novel ''SnowCrash'' is a young half-Japanese man named "Hiro Protagonist". In fact, he changed his name to it as deliberate statement of what he feels his karmic lot is.

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* The central figure of much of the action in Neal Stephenson's novel ''SnowCrash'' ''Literature/SnowCrash'' is a young half-Japanese man named "Hiro Protagonist". In fact, he changed his name to it as deliberate statement of what he feels his karmic lot is.
16th Dec '15 11:07:43 AM goodpie2
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*[[Literature/TheFarseerTrilogy]] It is ancient tradition in the Farseer dynasty to name children after certain qualities, which inevitably come to be a defining characteristic of the individual as they grow up. For example, King Shrewd is cunning and clever, Prince Verity is honest and trustworthy, and Prince Regal is arrogant and proud.
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