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21st Feb '17 12:30:08 AM Trueman001
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* It's sometimes assumed that Thomas Crapper perfected the flushing lavatory, it was called a "crapper" after him, and that's where the word "crap" comes from. The word "crap" was first recorded in 1846, when Thomas was nine. (Creator/TerryPratchett's theory is that he was teased at school and decided to make being a Crapper something to be proud of.)

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* It's sometimes assumed that Thomas Crapper perfected the flushing lavatory, it was called a "crapper" after him, and that's where the word "crap" comes from. The word "crap" was first recorded in 1846, when Thomas was nine. (Creator/TerryPratchett's theory is that he was teased at school and decided to make being a Crapper something to be proud of. "Crap" actually comes from the Dutch ''krappe'' "the residue remaining from the rendering-down of fat", and for a long time in British English simply meant "rubbish"; the coarser meaning was added later, and likely is indeed a back-association from Crapper.)


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* [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38526255 Ervil LeBaron]] behaved like a stereotypical evil baron.
9th Feb '17 3:46:11 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Nora Valkyrie is an ActionGirl and, [[GeniusBonus yes,]] a little bit of a BloodKnight. Additionally, Weiss Schnee ('Snow White' in German) is a [[LackOfEmpathy cruel]] IceQueen.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Nora Valkyrie is an ActionGirl and, [[GeniusBonus yes,]] a little bit of a BloodKnight. Additionally, Weiss Schnee ('Snow White' in German) BloodKnight, additionally it's revealed that her Semblance (read: superpower) is a [[LackOfEmpathy cruel]] IceQueen.[[ShockAndAwe turning electrical energy]] into SuperStrength. Pyrrha Nikos' name can be translated as "PyrrhicVictory"... [[spoiler:which is how she dies]].
26th Jan '17 8:39:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Starcraft}}'', the Protoss praetor Fenix "dies" and then is "reborn" as a dragoon. His name is obviously derived from the legendary phoenix, which is reborn from its ashes after it dies.

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* In ''{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', the Protoss praetor Fenix "dies" and then is "reborn" as a dragoon. His name is obviously derived from the legendary phoenix, which is reborn from its ashes after it dies.



* In ''FinalFantasyXV'', it turns out that TheNightThatNeverEnds can only be cured by [[[spoiler:the death of a guy who just so happens to be named Noctis (the Latin word for 'night')]].

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* In ''FinalFantasyXV'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', it turns out that TheNightThatNeverEnds can only be cured by [[[spoiler:the death of a guy who just so happens to be named Noctis (the Latin word for 'night')]].
22nd Dec '16 3:29:20 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* ''WesternAnimation/EverAfterHigh'':
** Snow White names her daughter Apple- after the apple which set Snow's fate in motion. Apple is, fittingly, a strong believer in the importance (and rightness) of fate: she tries to foil the Rebels' [[ScrewDestiny plans]].
** The Evil Queen (i.e, Maleficent) names her daughter Raven, after Maleficent's loyal [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Diablo pet bird]]. Raven grows up to be as good a friend as he was.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EverAfterHigh'':
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In the world of ''WesternAnimation/EverAfterHigh'', children are expected to grow up and live out the fairy tale roles of their parents, no questions asked or else, so naming them after their destinies is the norm. The daughter of Snow White names her is Apple, the son of the Frog Prince is Hopper, the daughter Apple- after the apple which set Snow's fate in motion. Apple is, fittingly, a strong believer in the importance (and rightness) of fate: she tries to foil the Rebels' [[ScrewDestiny plans]].
** The Evil Queen (i.e, Maleficent) names her daughter Raven, after Maleficent's loyal [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Diablo pet bird]]. Raven grows up to be as good a friend as he was.
Little Red Riding Hood is Cerise, etc.
13th Dec '16 7:12:46 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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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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* [[Literature/TheFarseerTrilogy]] 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.
13th Dec '16 7:07:56 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* 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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* 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 in the Japanese version as his name is "Satoshi".



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* ''Manga/OnePiece""''Manga/OnePiece''
12th Dec '16 9:21:19 AM Argon2
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/HiddenAgenda1988''. Colonel Horatio Ehrlich is ''anything except'' honest.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/HiddenAgenda1988''. Colonel Horatio Ehrlich is ''anything except'' but'' honest.


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* In ''FinalFantasyXV'', it turns out that TheNightThatNeverEnds can only be cured by [[[spoiler:the death of a guy who just so happens to be named Noctis (the Latin word for 'night')]].
2nd Dec '16 8:47:29 PM BookReaderUSA
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* Zak Penn, a notable screen''writer''.
2nd Dec '16 12:52:24 PM PixelKnight
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** Played with in the case of Saves-A-Fox, who decided to ScrewDestiny and kill the fox she was prophesied to save. [[spoiler: Dies-Horribly later reveals that from her description of the fox, it was probably suffering from an illness that would soon have resulted in a drawn-out, agonizing death, so that in a sense she [[MercyKill saved it]] by killing it quickly.]]

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** Played with in the case of Saves-A-Fox, who decided to ScrewDestiny and kill the fox she was prophesied to save. [[spoiler: Dies-Horribly later reveals that from her description of the fox, it was probably suffering from an illness that would soon have resulted in a drawn-out, agonizing death, sounds similar to rabies, so that in a sense she [[MercyKill saved it]] by killing it quickly.from a slow and painful death.]]
5th Sep '16 11:28:49 PM 0x00000F5C
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* ''Manga/OnePiece""
** Smoker, whose habit and ability centers around smoke.
** The Boa sisters (Boa Hancock, Boa Marigold, and Boa Sandersonia) whose respective appearances and abilities are inspired around snakes.
** Charlotte Cracker, biscuit based power. How surprising. Although his crime-lord family might have preserved that ability just for him.
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