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3rd Dec '16 4:16:46 PM Jacob175
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* During the Doryu arc of ''Manga/RaveMaster'', Musica realizes that the River Saly belonging to Ogre is actually [[spoiler:the Silver Ray, an object he'd been searching for since before the beginning of the series]].



* The ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' once battled a robot called Urthlo, who turned out to have been sent to the future by Luthor. And, in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, Luthor's family changed their name to Thorul to avoid association with him.

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* The ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' once battled a robot called Urthlo, who turned out to have been sent to the future by Luthor. And, in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, Luthor's family changed their name to Thorul to avoid association with him.



* In the LyricalNanoha fanfic The Name of War, Field General Jefos Lethir, who is running for Prime Minister of Midchildia, has an anagram of "[[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]]" for a last name.

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* In the LyricalNanoha Franchise/LyricalNanoha fanfic The Name of War, Field General Jefos Lethir, who is running for Prime Minister of Midchildia, has an anagram of "[[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]]" for a last name.



* As fans of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' (see below) enjoy creating Nobodies for themselves ([[SelfInsert and then writing them into fanfiction]]), this was parodied in ''ThoseLackingSpines.'' The resident [[TheDragon dragon]] to the second world of Fandom Hearts is named Xuxastell, which translates to "[[DracoInLeatherPants Axel]] [[RelationshipSue Slut]]," or rather as the in-universe Mary Sue in question prefers, "Axel Lust."

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* As fans of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' (see below) enjoy creating Nobodies for themselves ([[SelfInsert and then writing them into fanfiction]]), this was parodied in ''ThoseLackingSpines.''FanFic/ThoseLackingSpines.'' The resident [[TheDragon dragon]] to the second world of Fandom Hearts is named Xuxastell, which translates to "[[DracoInLeatherPants Axel]] [[RelationshipSue Slut]]," or rather as the in-universe Mary Sue in question prefers, "Axel Lust."



* Alan Probe, the star of ''AmateurSurgeon''. Just switch two letters in his first name and you have "anal probe". Which... ''sort of'' has something to do with medicine.

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* Alan Probe, the star of ''AmateurSurgeon''.''VideoGame/AmateurSurgeon''. Just switch two letters in his first name and you have "anal probe". Which... ''sort of'' has something to do with medicine.



* ''Videogame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' features Arumat P. Thanatos, who's first name is an anagram of "trauma."

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* ''Videogame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' features Arumat P. Thanatos, who's whose first name is an anagram of "trauma."



* Alucard for Dracula in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''.

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* Alucard {{Alucard}} for Dracula in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''.
17th Nov '16 6:28:53 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Music/{{MF DOOM}} released an album titled ''MM...FOOD''.
9th Nov '16 9:12:44 AM LB7979
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* In another Michael Crichton book, Literature/DigitalFortress, the main characters are in contact via e-mail with someone who they know only as his pseudonym "North Dakota". His e-mail adress user-part is N.DAKOTA. At first he seems to want to help them [[spoiler: but it turns out to be the main villain, whose name is Tankado]] [[note]]A bit awkward was that this character was Japanese-born, but Tankado would not be a Japanese name - they generally don't have two consonants in succession.[[/note]]
5th Nov '16 2:43:59 AM nowaymanguy
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* ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'':
** "Let's inhibit the virus" = "The truth is invisible." [[spoiler:There is another participant who is hidden from the player.]]
** "Let the game end where I treat two" = [[spoiler:"Together with me, we are ten". Leftover letters (l, d, a, e, t) can be used to arrange Zero's true name, Delta, who is the hidden 10th participant.]]
** "When a curious hate oozes calamity" = "What you choose can materialize us". [[spoiler:Certain choices lead to the birth of Phi and Delta.]]
** The game's title itself can be rearranged to spell [[spoiler:"Me? I'm Zero, I'm Delta."]]

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* ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'':
''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'':
** ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma''
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"Let's inhibit the virus" = "The truth is invisible." [[spoiler:There is another participant who is hidden from the player.]]
** *** "Let the game end where I treat two" = [[spoiler:"Together with me, we are ten". Leftover letters (l, d, a, e, t) can be used to arrange Zero's true name, Delta, who is the hidden 10th participant.]]
** *** "When a curious hate oozes calamity" = "What you choose can materialize us". [[spoiler:Certain choices lead to the birth of Phi and Delta.]]
** *** The game's title itself can be rearranged to spell [[spoiler:"Me? I'm Zero, I'm Delta."]]"]]
** ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''
*** "Two milkmen go comedy" = "Welcome to my kingdom." Zero's greeting to the players, which connects with Zero III's proclamation of being the "King of this kingdom".
*** "Memento Mori, when the nineth lion ate the sun" = "The man on the moon rules the infinite time". [[spoiler:The man on the moon refers to Sigma, and infinite time refers to sending his unconscious back decades into the past. Memento Mori when the nineth lion ate the sun also acts in itself as the key for Sigma to pull the from login and password from other timelines when the ninth lion he's seen so far is eating a sun on the login screen. Phi also brings up the intentional typo in "nineth", where the extra "e" was needed to make the anagram work.]]
4th Nov '16 6:39:13 AM LondonKdS
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* In season 2 of ''Series/BetterCallSaul'', taking the first letter of each episode's title forms a hidden message: [[spoiler:"FRING'S BACK"]].
22nd Oct '16 7:23:29 PM Premonition45
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* At the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQYp8xJ4kpo 2006 AFI Lifetime Achievement presentation]] for Creator/SeanConnery, Mike Meyers demonstrated some skill with meaningful anagrams for actor names. In addition to the "Creator/ClintEastwood = Old West Action" as mentioned above, he also provided one for Creator/TomCruise (I'm So Cuter) and Creator/SeanConnery ([[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments On Any Screen]]).

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* At the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQYp8xJ4kpo 2006 AFI Lifetime Achievement presentation]] for Creator/SeanConnery, Mike Meyers Creator/MikeMyers demonstrated some skill with meaningful anagrams for actor names. In addition to the "Creator/ClintEastwood = Old West Action" as mentioned above, he also provided one for Creator/TomCruise (I'm So Cuter) and Creator/SeanConnery ([[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments On Any Screen]]).
17th Oct '16 10:05:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** In "Carnival of Monsters", the monsters are called Drashigs, a not very subtle anagram for 'dishrags', because it was the BottleEpisode and this was what the writer assumed they'd therefore end up [[SpecialEffectFailure being made out of]].
** In "Genesis of the Daleks", the Kaled race were the precursers for the Daleks. The Doctor even lampshades it - "K-A-L-E-D, that's an anagram of... How interesting."

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** In "Carnival "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E2CarnivalOfMonsters Carnival of Monsters", Monsters]]", the monsters are called Drashigs, a not very subtle anagram for 'dishrags', because it was the BottleEpisode and this was what the writer assumed they'd therefore end up [[SpecialEffectFailure being made out of]].
** In "Genesis "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks", Daleks]]", the Kaled race were the precursers for the Daleks. The Doctor even lampshades it - "K-A-L-E-D, that's an anagram of... How interesting."



** One of ThoseTwoBadGuys in "Meglos" is named Brotadac, an anagram of 'bad actor'. The writer's assumption was that they'd hire a bad actor for the part, on account of it being a fairly mechanical StockCharacter role. The part was eventually given to a veteran character actor, who fortunately found the anagram hilarious when someone pointed it out to him.
** In "The Keeper of Traken", the Master possesses the body of Tremas. In the later story "The King's Demons", he disguises himself as Sir Giles Estram. Out-of-universe, Significant Anagrams were used to hide Anthony Ainley's name in the credits and in ''Radio Times'' cast lists when the Master was in disguise, including "Neil Toynay" ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva "Castrovalva"]]), "Leon Ny Tai" ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight "Time-Flight"]]), and "James Stoker" (from "Master's Joke", in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "The King's Demons"]]).

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** One of ThoseTwoBadGuys in "Meglos" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E2Meglos Meglos]]" is named Brotadac, an anagram of 'bad actor'. The writer's assumption was that they'd hire a bad actor for the part, on account of it being a fairly mechanical StockCharacter role. The part was eventually given to a veteran character actor, who fortunately found the anagram hilarious when someone pointed it out to him.
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken The Keeper of Traken", Traken]]", the Master possesses the body of Tremas. In the later story "The King's Demons", he disguises himself as Sir Giles Estram. Out-of-universe, Significant Anagrams were used to hide Anthony Ainley's name in the credits and in ''Radio Times'' cast lists when the Master was in disguise, including "Neil Toynay" ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva "Castrovalva"]]), "Leon Ny Tai" ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight "Time-Flight"]]), and "James Stoker" (from "Master's Joke", in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "The King's Demons"]]).



** In season 3 of the reboot, [[spoiler: the Master runs for Prime Minister using the alias "Mister Saxon" -- an anagram of "Master No. Six" -- John Simm being the sixth incarnation of the Master to appear in the series. However, according to Creator/RussellTDavies, this is just a coincidence: once you've used "Mister", it's harder to ''avoid'' a "Master" anagram than to achieve one]].

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** In season 3 of the reboot, [[spoiler: the Master runs for Prime Minister using the alias "Mister Saxon" -- an anagram of "Master No. Six" -- John Simm Creator/JohnSimm being the sixth incarnation of the Master to appear in the series. However, according to Creator/RussellTDavies, this is just a coincidence: once you've used "Mister", it's harder to ''avoid'' a "Master" anagram than to achieve one]].



** Amy Pond's actress Karen Gillan revealed in an interview that her auditions were conducted for a project named "Panic Moon", which is an anagram of ''companion''. Producer Creator/StevenMoffat, who was also present, then joked that he would have to find a new anagram for future companion auditions.

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** Amy Pond's actress Karen Gillan Creator/KarenGillan revealed in an interview that her auditions were conducted for a project named "Panic Moon", which is an anagram of ''companion''. Producer Creator/StevenMoffat, who was also present, then joked that he would have to find a new anagram for future companion auditions.
17th Oct '16 8:36:23 AM StevieC
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*** "Bow Whisk Orchestra" and "Switch or Break Show" - "Wachowski Brothers"

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*** "Bow Whisk Orchestra" Orchestra", "Saw Bitch Workhorse", and "Switch or Break Show" - "Wachowski Brothers"
9th Oct '16 3:52:50 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Few fans every notice it, but "Tauren", a player character race who loves the outdoors, is an anagram of "nature".

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** Few fans every ever notice it, but "Tauren", a player character race who loves the outdoors, is an anagram of "nature".
9th Oct '16 2:39:58 PM LucaEarlgrey
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*** "Got hive of Ra" = "[=GRoove=] faith"
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