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22nd Sep '17 1:23:00 AM Chabal2
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*** Very, very much lampshaded in Creator/CleolindaJones' ''Movies in Fifteen Minutes'' version of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'':
--> '''Snape:''' I want two rolls of parchment on WEREWOLVES by tomorrow, including what WEREWOLVES look like, how to detect WEREWOLVES in the faculty of a British boarding school for wizards, and the definition of the Latin word "lupus." CLASS DISMISSED!



*** Parodied in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'''s book three parody. Obvious names are given to the ''wrong'' characters.

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*** ** Miserly shop owner Caractacus Burke, who bought a historical relic from a desperate and heavily pregnant young woman for a few coins.
** Very, very much lampshaded in Creator/CleolindaJones' ''Movies in Fifteen Minutes'' version of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'':
--> '''Snape:''' I want two rolls of parchment on WEREWOLVES by tomorrow, including what WEREWOLVES look like, how to detect WEREWOLVES in the faculty of a British boarding school for wizards, and the definition of the Latin word "lupus." CLASS DISMISSED!
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Parodied in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'''s book three parody. Obvious names are given to the ''wrong'' characters.


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** ''Discworld/SmallGods'' has the anchorite St. Ungulant. Who isn't a saint, nor did he feel particularly attracted to the hermit life, but when people noticed his full name was Sevrian Thaddeus Ungulant, there really was nothing left for it.


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** Kharn the Betrayer (also of the World Eaters) has a multiple one: not only is his name similar to his profession of carnage, it's also similar to the Arabic for traitor (he got the nickname when both his legion and the enemy preferred to find shelter than keep fighting. Kharn found this lack of moral fibre so reprehensible he started running around with a flamer and torching every shelter and SpaceMarine in sight).
** Averted withLiterature/CiaphasCain: despite a double dose of BiblicalBadGuy names (the priest who demanded Jesus' death and the first murderer), the worst he's ever done is built a reputation of valor and courage he claims to be entirely fraudulent. However, every time he's taken what looked like the easy way out directly leads to victory (discovering an enemy plot or entrance into the Imperial's base), and when the chips are down he always fights.
30th Jul '17 12:24:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DC Comics hero, Comicbook/{{Steel}}, once worked with a man named Dr. Villain (pronounced "will-hane"). The good doctor was GenreSavvy and did a bit of LampshadeHanging on this trope when he was first introduced. Guess what he turned out to be?

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* DC Comics hero, Comicbook/{{Steel}}, once worked with a man named Dr. Villain (pronounced "will-hane"). The good doctor was GenreSavvy and did a bit of LampshadeHanging on this trope when he was first introduced. Guess what he turned out to be?
8th Jul '17 8:52:12 AM doomquokka
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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0018.html The chimera Trigak]] from ''Webcomic/{{The Order of the Stick}}'' could be interpreted this way since his name could be taken to mean mean "three 'gak's". Belkar fulfills the prophecy in the second panel [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0021.html three strips later]].
11th Jun '17 1:22:35 PM nombretomado
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* Averted with Philipp Lahm ("lame"), the captain of the German national team that won the [[TheWorldCup 2014 football World Cup]].

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* Averted with Philipp Lahm ("lame"), the captain of the German national team that won the [[TheWorldCup [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup 2014 football World Cup]].



** 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]].)

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** Ironically, Shittu averts this trope in real life, having earned 32 caps for his native Nigeria (including an appearance in the [[TheWorldCup [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup 2010 World Cup]].)
21st May '17 11:52:07 AM nombretomado
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* Professional ad-man VinceOffer.

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* Professional ad-man VinceOffer.Creator/VinceOffer.
7th May '17 9:41:59 PM rjd1922
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* In ''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')]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', it turns out that TheNightThatNeverEnds can only be cured by [[[spoiler:the [[spoiler:the death of a guy who just so happens to be named Noctis (the Latin word for 'night')]].
30th Apr '17 10:33:35 AM nombretomado
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* Satirical singer TomLehrer is also a teacher. Lehrer is German for "teacher".

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* Satirical singer TomLehrer Music/TomLehrer is also a teacher. Lehrer is German for "teacher".
24th Mar '17 11:16:45 PM TheCuza
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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveandTheBold'' also had a writer named "Joe Kurr" on the staff. He later had to confirm it wasn't a pen name.

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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveandTheBold'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' also had a writer named "Joe Kurr" on the staff. He later had to confirm it wasn't a pen name.
24th Mar '17 11:16:01 PM TheCuza
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* You can't spell Creator/MarkHamill without "[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Arkham]]".
** Batman: the Brave and the Bold also had a writer named "Joe Kurr" on the staff. He later had to confirm it wasn't a pen name.

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* You can't spell Creator/MarkHamill without "[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Arkham]]".
** Batman:
Is it any wonder that [[Creator/MarkHamill M]]'''[[BedlamHouse ark Ham]]'''[[Creator/MarkHamill ill]] would be the Brave and the Bold one to give what many consider to be ''the'' definitive performance of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker?
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveandTheBold''
also had a writer named "Joe Kurr" on the staff. He later had to confirm it wasn't a pen name.



* The Vice President of Sales at Creator/{{Nintendo}} of North America is named Doug [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]].

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* The Vice President of Sales at Creator/{{Nintendo}} of North America is named Doug [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]].[[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]]. Apparently he makes an effort to live up to his namesake, as shown by the [[https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/601168035257397249 tied-up Mario and Luigi plushies here]].
11th Mar '17 6:30:09 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* Comic book artist Skottie ''Young'' does variant covers of Creator/MarvelComics characters as babies.
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