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20th Apr '17 8:57:47 PM MarkLungo
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->''Moreover, as high school English teachers never tire of observing, the innocence of martyred fictional characters bearing the initials "JC" must never be questioned. Indeed, as we first discover about an hour into The Green Mile, this particular JC bears mysterious powers of healing, as well as monumental capacities for sympathy and forgiveness, that make his Biblical heritage even harder to ignore or, for filmgoers who prefer not to be [[{{Anvilicious}} beaten over the head]], to put up with.''

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->''Moreover, ->'"'Moreover, as high school English teachers never tire of observing, the innocence of martyred fictional characters bearing the initials "JC" 'JC' must never be questioned. Indeed, as we first discover about an hour into The Green Mile, this particular JC bears mysterious powers of healing, as well as monumental capacities for sympathy and forgiveness, that make his Biblical heritage even harder to ignore or, for filmgoers who prefer not to be [[{{Anvilicious}} beaten over the head]], to put up with.with".''



* In an unusually all-encompassing example, the initials of the cast of ''AtlantaNights'' spell out "[=PublishAmerica=] is a vanity press", which the book was written to prove.

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* In an unusually all-encompassing example, the initials of the cast of ''AtlantaNights'' ''Literature/AtlantaNights'' spell out "[=PublishAmerica=] is a vanity press", which the book was written to prove.
17th Apr '17 5:47:02 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', Del Boy names his son Damien Derek Trotter. Rodney points out that this makes his initials [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT DDT]].

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* In ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', Del Boy names his son Damien Derek Trotter. Rodney points out that this makes his initials [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT DDT]].DDT.]]
17th Apr '17 5:46:11 PM WillKeaton
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The most common Significant Monogram, of course, is "[[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} JC]]," most often seen on the SacrificialLamb, MessianicArchetype, or TheHero. Those initials can be found everywhere from Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' to Jiminy Cricket in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' to John Connor in ''Film/TheTerminator'' and its sequels to [[VideoGame/DeusEx JC Denton]] to UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar[[note]]How's ''that'' for a TemporalParadox?[[/note]]. When those specific initials are used unintentionally and in a completely discordant manner with the character's role in the story, they can often lead to an almost literal EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory situation.

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The most common Significant Monogram, of course, is "[[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} JC]]," most often seen on the SacrificialLamb, MessianicArchetype, or TheHero. Those initials can be found everywhere from Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' to Jiminy Cricket in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' to John Connor in ''Film/TheTerminator'' and its sequels to [[VideoGame/DeusEx JC Denton]] to UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar[[note]]How's UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar.[[note]]How's ''that'' for a TemporalParadox?[[/note]]. TemporalParadox?[[/note]] When those specific initials are used unintentionally and in a completely discordant manner with the character's role in the story, they can often lead to an almost literal EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory situation.
1st Apr '17 9:04:07 PM DustSnitch
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The most common Significant Monogram, of course, is "[[{{Jesus}} JC]]," most often seen on the SacrificialLamb, MessianicArchetype, or TheHero. Those initials can be found everywhere from Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' to Jiminy Cricket in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' to John Connor in ''Film/TheTerminator'' and its sequels to [[VideoGame/DeusEx JC Denton]] to UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar[[note]]How's ''that'' for a TemporalParadox?[[/note]]. When those specific initials are used unintentionally and in a completely discordant manner with the character's role in the story, they can often lead to an almost literal EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory situation.

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The most common Significant Monogram, of course, is "[[{{Jesus}} "[[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} JC]]," most often seen on the SacrificialLamb, MessianicArchetype, or TheHero. Those initials can be found everywhere from Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' to Jiminy Cricket in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' to John Connor in ''Film/TheTerminator'' and its sequels to [[VideoGame/DeusEx JC Denton]] to UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar[[note]]How's ''that'' for a TemporalParadox?[[/note]]. When those specific initials are used unintentionally and in a completely discordant manner with the character's role in the story, they can often lead to an almost literal EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory situation.
12th Mar '17 3:52:06 AM Xtifr
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The most common Significant Monogram, of course, is "[[{{Jesus}} JC]]," most often seen on the SacrificialLamb, MessianicArchetype, or TheHero. Those initials can be found everywhere from Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' to Jiminy Cricket in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' to John Connor in ''Film/TheTerminator'' and its sequels to [[VideoGame/DeusEx JC Denton]] to [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]][[note]]How's ''that'' for a TemporalParadox?[[/note]]. When those specific initials are used unintentionally and in a completely discordant manner with the character's role in the story, they can often lead to an almost literal EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory situation.

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The most common Significant Monogram, of course, is "[[{{Jesus}} JC]]," most often seen on the SacrificialLamb, MessianicArchetype, or TheHero. Those initials can be found everywhere from Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' to Jiminy Cricket in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' to John Connor in ''Film/TheTerminator'' and its sequels to [[VideoGame/DeusEx JC Denton]] to [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]][[note]]How's UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar[[note]]How's ''that'' for a TemporalParadox?[[/note]]. When those specific initials are used unintentionally and in a completely discordant manner with the character's role in the story, they can often lead to an almost literal EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory situation.



* Many decades before it became a thing, we had [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]]. Indeed, coming so soon in the wake of Caesar's legacy, it may be that Jesus Christ's movement was a beneficiary of having the same initials as Julius Caesar.

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* Many decades before it became a thing, we had [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]].UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar. Indeed, coming so soon in the wake of Caesar's legacy, it may be that Jesus Christ's movement was a beneficiary of having the same initials as Julius Caesar.
29th Jan '17 8:37:01 PM BrokenEye
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* In ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'', the author picked the name Francis Urquhart for the protagonist from the initials, "F.U."

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* In ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'', the author picked the name Francis Urquhart for the protagonist from the initials, "F.U.""\
** [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS The American adaptation]] retains the initials with its equivalent character, Frank Underwood.
2nd Jan '17 9:57:41 PM Mike
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* The main protagonist of Literature/TheLaundryFiles is Robert [[Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell "Bob" Oliver Francis Howard]]. In one of the stories, he gets an intern, Peter-Fred Young.
24th Oct '16 9:40:04 PM nombretomado
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However, sometimes initials may be used as a ShoutOut to another, pre-existing fictional character. It's almost certainly not a coincidence that so many fictional super-spies in the late 20th and early 21st century have had the initials "[[Film/JamesBond JB]]" ([[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]], [[Series/{{Alias}} Jack Bristow]], et al.) And sometimes the similarities may be [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal]] or [[DeathOfTheAuthor completely unintentional]], as for instance with GeneRoddenberry's dashing, womanizing, handsome young [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries hero who first debuted in 1966]]. Although ostensibly named after Capt. James Cook, his "JTK" monogram would be merely a stroke and a half away from the commonly-used monogram for a certain dashing, womanizing, handsome young president who had been martyred, in the eyes of many Americans, merely three years previously. Er... [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical probably]]. In many cases, initials may be used to indicate an AuthorAvatar, especially in MarySue or MartyStu circumstances.

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However, sometimes initials may be used as a ShoutOut to another, pre-existing fictional character. It's almost certainly not a coincidence that so many fictional super-spies in the late 20th and early 21st century have had the initials "[[Film/JamesBond JB]]" ([[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]], [[Series/{{Alias}} Jack Bristow]], et al.) And sometimes the similarities may be [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal]] or [[DeathOfTheAuthor completely unintentional]], as for instance with GeneRoddenberry's Creator/GeneRoddenberry's dashing, womanizing, handsome young [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries hero who first debuted in 1966]]. Although ostensibly named after Capt. James Cook, his "JTK" monogram would be merely a stroke and a half away from the commonly-used monogram for a certain dashing, womanizing, handsome young president who had been martyred, in the eyes of many Americans, merely three years previously. Er... [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical probably]]. In many cases, initials may be used to indicate an AuthorAvatar, especially in MarySue or MartyStu circumstances.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': James T. Kirk's monogram would be extremely close to that of President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's, of whom series creator GeneRoddenberry was a known admirer.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': James T. Kirk's monogram would be extremely close to that of President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's, of whom series creator GeneRoddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry was a known admirer.
18th Sep '16 1:39:50 AM Ispotaflaw
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* Jenny Curan in ''Film/ForrestGump''.
13th Aug '16 9:52:02 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', the Rookie's initials are JD. He has no voice (besides for [[StealthPun grunting]]) and no face. JD could stand for John Doe. This would also mean he had the same real name as ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] main protagonist Master Chief.

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* In ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', the Rookie's initials are JD. He has no voice (besides for [[StealthPun grunting]]) and no face. JD could stand for John Doe. This would also mean he had has the same real name as ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] main protagonist Master Chief.
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