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30th Aug '16 7:02:39 AM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', TheBigBadWolf is generally known as Big Bad because he's, well, the "BigBad." Well, to the [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold degree that he's actually bad]], anyway.
28th Aug '16 7:00:14 PM NotThisThing
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** It's not just females: the BigBad of ''Stormbreaker'', Herod Sayle, is a pun on "Harrods sale."
** There's an unintentional one in ''Crocodile Tears'', as jerkass journalist Harry Bulman is certainly a "horrible man." However Horowitz named him after [[https://twitter.com/AnthonyHorowitz/status/768897527005454337 a friend of his son.]]
28th Aug '16 6:56:30 PM NotThisThing
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* Creator/AnthonyHorowitz has [[WordOfGod confirmed]] that since the ''Literature/AlexRider'' series takes a lot of inspiration from Bond, several female characters have punny names (though since this is a young adult series, obviously teen-friendly ones). Sabina Pleasure ("it's been a pleasure") is the most notable; others include Fiona Friend ("phone a friend"), Tamara Knight ("tomorrow night"), and Diana Meacher ("dying to meet you").
27th Aug '16 7:40:46 AM erforce
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* IronMan's "Iron Manites" in the GuardiansOfTheGalaxy issue of ''ComicBook/MarvelOneHundredthAnniversarySpecial'' - nanites that look just like micro versions of his suit.

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* IronMan's Comicbook/IronMan's "Iron Manites" in the GuardiansOfTheGalaxy ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' issue of ''ComicBook/MarvelOneHundredthAnniversarySpecial'' - nanites that look just like micro versions of his suit.
21st Aug '16 2:41:37 PM WillKeaton
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** Most characters are named after food, food-related items, and other various mundane items. For example: Oolong (oolong tea), Yamcha (a kind of dim sum), Chaozu (a kind of dumpling or potsticker) and so on. Also, there's the Brief family who are all named after underwear (Trunks-another name for boxers, Bulma (Japanese version of 'bloomer'), however, neither Bulma's mother and father ever get first names and are only known as Mr. and Mrs. Brief, all of Frieza's family (Frieza=freezer, Coola=cooler, etc.) and, of course, Dr. Gero (gear), who's a mad scientist who builds robots and also happens to become one by the time the Z era of the animes happen.

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** Most characters are named after food, food-related items, and other various mundane items. For example: Oolong (oolong tea), Yamcha (a kind of dim sum), Chaozu (a kind of dumpling or potsticker) and so on. Also, there's the Brief family who are all named after underwear (Trunks-another underwear: Trunks (another name for boxers, boxers), Bulma (Japanese version of 'bloomer'), however, neither Bulma's mother and father ever get first names and are only known as Mr. and Mrs. Brief, all of Frieza's family (Frieza=freezer, Coola=cooler, etc.) and, of course, Dr. Gero (gear), who's a mad scientist who builds robots and also happens to become one by the time the Z era of the animes happen.
21st Aug '16 2:39:38 PM WillKeaton
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** The Oak (Okido) family as a whole fits into the tree-themed naming system, but when you realize there is an actual type of tree called the Garry Oak[[note]]The character is called "Shigeru" in the Japanese version[[/note]]...

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** The Oak (Okido) family as a whole fits into the tree-themed naming system, but when you realize there is an actual type of tree called the Garry Oak[[note]]The Oak...[[note]]The character is called "Shigeru" in the Japanese version[[/note]]...version.[[/note]]
21st Aug '16 2:39:06 PM WillKeaton
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See also: WhosOnFirst, WhoNamesTheirKidDude. For a list of tropes with Punny Names, see JustForPun.

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See also: WhosOnFirst, WhoNamesTheirKidDude. WhosOnFirst and WhoNamesTheirKidDude For a list of tropes with Punny Names, see JustForPun.
21st Aug '16 1:53:44 PM WillKeaton
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-->-- '''[[Creator/BillyBirmingham The Twelfth Man]]''', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0tEeddshTw Bruce 2000]]"

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-->-- '''[[Creator/BillyBirmingham The Twelfth Man]]''', "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0tEeddshTw Bruce 2000]]"
"Bruce 2000"]]
19th Aug '16 8:40:43 PM Andyroid
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* Nancy Drew follows a chain of PunnyName clues from one cemetery plot to the next in ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Legend of the Crstal Skull]]''.

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* Nancy Drew follows a chain of PunnyName clues from one cemetery plot to the next in ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Legend of the Crstal Skull]]''.Skull]]''
* The tongue-in-cheek dating sim ''VisualNovel/HaremProtagonist'' literally names its main character Shujin Kou, a play on ''shujinkou'' (the Japanese word for "protagonist" or "hero").
14th Aug '16 1:57:34 PM Sharlee
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* Nancy Drew follows a chain of PunnyName clues from one cemetery plot to the next in ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Legend of the Crstal Skull]]''.
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