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8th Jan '17 12:37:48 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/AlanMoore's Creator/AmericasBestComics comic books featured a few, notably boy genius Jack B. Quick, suicidal opera singer Gerta Dammerung, and Irma Geddon from ''TopTen''

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* Creator/AlanMoore's Creator/AmericasBestComics comic books featured a few, notably boy genius Jack B. Quick, suicidal opera singer Gerta Dammerung, and Irma Geddon from ''TopTen''''ComicBook/TopTen''
7th Jan '17 5:16:36 PM Xtifr
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* The Creator/MrT comic series featured a steroid-using villain named "[[EvilRoy Stare Roy]]". There is not enough "wa-wa" music in the world.

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* The Creator/MrT comic series featured a steroid-using villain named "[[EvilRoy Stare Roy]]"."Stare Roy". There is not enough "wa-wa" music in the world.
6th Jan '17 3:34:45 PM DrNoPuma
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* Barry Ill from ''Webcomic/{{Sparklecare}}'', as in "very ill", because he is a patient at the titular hospital.
4th Jan '17 2:59:17 PM DaibhidC
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* Some letters to ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' are signed with made-up punny names. This dates back at least to shortly after Bloody Sunday, when they printed a number of obviously-made-up letters about the atrocity, nearly identically worded and all including the phrase "But we all know who is to blame --". One blamed "IRA gunmen"; the "author" was a Mrs. Ira Gunman. For a while in TheNewTens, this became a regular feature called "Pseuodonyms", then it got out of hand and the editors put a stop to it. There are still occasional letters printed with punny signatures, usually discussing whether or not they should bring back "Pseudonyms".

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* Some letters to * ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' are signed with made-up punny names.has writers called Phil Space, Polly Filler, and Lunchtime O'Booze. This dates back at least to shortly after Bloody Sunday, when they printed a number of obviously-made-up letters about the atrocity, nearly identically worded and all including the phrase "But we all know who is to blame --". One blamed "IRA gunmen"; the "author" was a Mrs. Ira Gunman. For a while in TheNewTens, this genuine letters signed with punny names became a regular feature slot on the letters page called "Pseuodonyms", then until it got out of hand and the editors put a stop to it. There are still occasional letters printed with punny signatures, usually discussing whether or not they should bring back "Pseudonyms".
4th Jan '17 2:54:09 PM DaibhidC
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* A relatively recent RunningGag in ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' has been people writing in with this sort of name, collected on the letters page under "Pseudonyms".
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* ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' currently has a section of its letters section devoted to made-up punny names. This dates back at least to shortly after Bloody Sunday, when they printed a number of obviously-made-up letters about the atrocity, nearly identically worded and all including the phrase "But we all know who is to blame --". One blamed "IRA gunmen"; the "author" was a Mrs. Ira Gunman.

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* Some letters to ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' currently has a section of its letters section devoted to are signed with made-up punny names. This dates back at least to shortly after Bloody Sunday, when they printed a number of obviously-made-up letters about the atrocity, nearly identically worded and all including the phrase "But we all know who is to blame --". One blamed "IRA gunmen"; the "author" was a Mrs. Ira Gunman. For a while in TheNewTens, this became a regular feature called "Pseuodonyms", then it got out of hand and the editors put a stop to it. There are still occasional letters printed with punny signatures, usually discussing whether or not they should bring back "Pseudonyms".
24th Dec '16 11:26:47 AM nombretomado
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* In the AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety, Jared's SealedArmyInACan, the Little Plastic Green Beret, all have names that make puns when used with their rank, such as General Idea, Major Detail, and Captain Crunch.

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* In the AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety, ''Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety'', Jared's SealedArmyInACan, the Little Plastic Green Beret, all have names that make puns when used with their rank, such as General Idea, Major Detail, and Captain Crunch.
23rd Dec '16 10:28:12 AM StarTropes
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* ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' gives us the evil Lord Shadowspawn--[[spoiler:or, as Luke realizes, "Lord Shadow's Pawn," meaning that there's someone else controlling him]].
10th Dec '16 11:19:58 PM Luppercus
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** Of course Creator/{{Chespirito}} does this a lot with other characters, albeit more subtle; Señor Barriga (Barriga means belly) and his son Ñoño (Spanish sound for the pig's squel) both played by Edgar Vivar and Profesor Jirafales (from ''Jirafa'' [giraffe]) played by Aguirre, La Chilindrina (Chilindrina is a special kind of Mexican bakery that is small and full of raisins in reference to the character's size and freckles), also El Botija (again a Vivar character) means "round bottle" and Chimoltrufia (chimol from chimuela [toothless] and trufia for atrofiada [atrophied]) in ''Los caquitos''. He also mocks himself because of his height with many characters like Dr. Chapatín and Chaparrón Bonaparte (Chaparro means small or little in height).

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** Of course Creator/{{Chespirito}} does this a lot with other characters, albeit more subtle; Señor Barriga (Barriga means belly) and his son Ñoño (Spanish sound for the pig's squel) squeal) both played by Edgar Vivar and Profesor Jirafales (from ''Jirafa'' [giraffe]) played by Aguirre, La Chilindrina (Chilindrina is a special kind of Mexican bakery that is small and full of raisins in reference to the character's size and freckles), also El Botija (again a Vivar character) means "round bottle" and Chimoltrufia (chimol from chimuela ''chimuela'' [toothless] and trufia for atrofiada ''atrofiada'' [atrophied]) in ''Los caquitos''. He also mocks himself because of his height with many characters like Dr. Chapatín and Chaparrón Bonaparte (Chaparro means small or little in height).
10th Dec '16 6:40:36 PM Luppercus
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** Of course Creator/{{Chespirito}} does this a lot with other characters, albeit more subtle; Señor Barriga (Barriga means belly) and his son Ñoño (Spanish sound for the pig's squel) both played by Edgar Vivar and Profesor Jirafales (from ''Jirafa'' [giraffe]) played by Aguirre, La Chilindrina (Chilindrina is a special kind of Mexican bakery that is small and full of raises in reference to the character's size and freckles), also El Botija (again a Vivar character) means "round bottle" and Chimoltrufia (chimol from chimuela [toothless] and trufia for atrofiada [atrophied]) in ''Los caquitos''. He also mocks himself because of his height with many characters like Dr. Chapatín and Chaparrón Bonaparte (Chaparro means small or little in height).

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** Of course Creator/{{Chespirito}} does this a lot with other characters, albeit more subtle; Señor Barriga (Barriga means belly) and his son Ñoño (Spanish sound for the pig's squel) both played by Edgar Vivar and Profesor Jirafales (from ''Jirafa'' [giraffe]) played by Aguirre, La Chilindrina (Chilindrina is a special kind of Mexican bakery that is small and full of raises raisins in reference to the character's size and freckles), also El Botija (again a Vivar character) means "round bottle" and Chimoltrufia (chimol from chimuela [toothless] and trufia for atrofiada [atrophied]) in ''Los caquitos''. He also mocks himself because of his height with many characters like Dr. Chapatín and Chaparrón Bonaparte (Chaparro means small or little in height).
10th Dec '16 6:38:25 PM Luppercus
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* The villains in ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' always have this, some examples are: The gangsters; Tripa Seca (Dry Guts, a reference to the thinness of Ramón Valdez, the actor behind the character), Chory Malgesto (Shorty Bad Face, a pun of Rubén Aguirre’s tallness), Cuajináis (roughly “No one like this?”) and La Minina (The Kitty), the Pirates; Alma Negra (Black Soul), Matalote (a play with the words “mata” [kill] and cachalote [sperm whale]), Sabandija [Vermin], Gorgojo [Weevil] and Panza Loca [Crazy Belly] (again a reference to the physical appearance of the actor, in this case Edgar Vivar, known for his overweight at the time), and the Gunslingers; Rascabuches [Pouch Scratcher], Rosa la Rumorosa [Rosa the “The Many Rumors One”], el Matonsísimo Kid [The “A lot of killings” Kid] and El Matafácil [The Easy Kills]. All of them, despite the name, are on the IneffectualSympatheticVillain to some degree.
** Of course Creator/{{Chespirito}} does this a lot with other characters, albeit more subtle; Señor Barriga (Barriga means belly) and his son Ñoño (Spanish sound for the pig's squel) both played by Edgar Vivar and Profesor Jirafales (from ''Jirafa" giraffe) played by Aguirre, La Chilindrina (Chilindrina is a special kind of Mexican bakery that is small and full of raises in reference to the character's size and freckles), also El Botija (again a Vivar character) means "round bottle" and Chimoltrufia (chimol from chimuela [toothless] and trufia for atrofiada [atrophied] in ''Los caquitos''. He also mocks himself because of his height with many characters like Dr. Chapatín and Chaparrón Bonaparte (Chaparro means small or little in height).

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* The villains in ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' always have this, some examples are: The gangsters; Tripa Seca (Dry Guts, a reference to the thinness of Ramón Valdez, the actor behind the character), Chory Malgesto (Shorty Bad Face, a pun of Rubén Aguirre’s tallness), Cuajináis (roughly “No one like this?”) and La Minina (The Kitty), the Pirates; Alma Negra (Black Soul), [Black Soul], Matalote (a play with the words “mata” [kill] and cachalote [sperm whale]), Sabandija [Vermin], Gorgojo [Weevil] and Panza Loca [Crazy Belly] (again a reference to the physical appearance of the actor, in this case Edgar Vivar, known for his overweight at the time), and the Gunslingers; Rascabuches [Pouch Scratcher], Rosa la Rumorosa [Rosa the “The Many Rumors One”], el Matonsísimo Kid [The “A lot of killings” Kid] and El Matafácil [The Easy Kills]. All of them, despite the name, are on the IneffectualSympatheticVillain category to some degree.
** Of course Creator/{{Chespirito}} does this a lot with other characters, albeit more subtle; Señor Barriga (Barriga means belly) and his son Ñoño (Spanish sound for the pig's squel) both played by Edgar Vivar and Profesor Jirafales (from ''Jirafa" giraffe) ''Jirafa'' [giraffe]) played by Aguirre, La Chilindrina (Chilindrina is a special kind of Mexican bakery that is small and full of raises in reference to the character's size and freckles), also El Botija (again a Vivar character) means "round bottle" and Chimoltrufia (chimol from chimuela [toothless] and trufia for atrofiada [atrophied] [atrophied]) in ''Los caquitos''. He also mocks himself because of his height with many characters like Dr. Chapatín and Chaparrón Bonaparte (Chaparro means small or little in height).
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