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10th Nov '17 12:13:17 AM JakesBrain
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has often met a demon who claims to be the ruler of Heck, where small sins are punished. While his full title is the Lord of Insufficient Light, you can just call him Phil.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has often met a demon who claims to be the ruler of Heck, where small sins are punished. While his full title is the Lord Prince of Insufficient Light, you can just call him Phil.


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** Played with in the posters for the first film, as a joke on the fact that the two lead actors were literally named Jones and Smith.
8th Nov '17 2:04:54 AM Kamiguy123
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* A [[LivingLegend legendary]] assassin named Film/JohnWick. 'Nuff said.
25th Sep '17 12:25:51 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Played with in [[http://www.impawards.com/1997/posters/men_in_black.jpg the poster]] for ''Film/MenInBlack'' (as the characters go by OneLetterName, but [[Creator/WillSmith the]] [[Creator/TommyLeeJones actors]] have Plain Surnames).
** Also done with the aliens. Many of the aliens the agents encounter in the field have plain sounding names like Frank or Bob. This even includes a gigantic, subway-dwelling, omnivorous worm called Jeff. Presumably these are all assumed names, and they would make sense for those aliens living as humans. No explanation for the giant worm, though.

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* Played with in [[http://www.impawards.com/1997/posters/men_in_black.jpg the poster]] for ''Film/MenInBlack'' (as the characters go by OneLetterName, but [[Creator/WillSmith the]] [[Creator/TommyLeeJones actors]] have Plain Surnames).
** Also done with the aliens.
''Film/MenInBlack'': Many of the aliens the agents encounter in the field have plain sounding names like Frank or Bob. This even includes a gigantic, subway-dwelling, omnivorous worm called Jeff. Presumably these are all assumed names, and they would make sense for those aliens living as humans. No explanation for the giant worm, though.
25th Sep '17 12:24:48 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The main character of the film, the assassin codenamed Black Mamba, who's possibly the best killer in the world, is [[spoiler: Beatrix Kiddo]].
22nd Sep '17 4:16:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Bob, [[spoiler:the demon]] from Series/TwinPeaks.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': [[TheCaptain Captain]] James T Kirk. (His middle name, Tiberius, is somewhat unusual, but it wasn't revealed until ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''.)
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Jonathan Archer is also a fairly ordinary name, especially for the man responsible for creating TheFederation.

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* Bob, [[spoiler:the demon]] from Series/TwinPeaks.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': [[TheCaptain Captain]] James T Kirk. (His middle name, Tiberius, is somewhat unusual, but it wasn't revealed until ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''.)
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Jonathan Archer is also a fairly ordinary name, especially for the man responsible for creating TheFederation.
''Series/TwinPeaks'' has two inter-dimensional and quasi-demonic beings called Bob and Mike.



** Even the name "Jesus" was a very common one at the time. This is one reason Christ is often referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth" in the narration.
** Also if one thinks on it, [[DavidVersusGoliath David]] is this as well.
** So are [[AdamAndEvePlot Adam and Eve]].

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** Even the * The name "Jesus" was a very common one at the time. This is one reason Christ is often referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth" in the narration.
** Also if one thinks on it, [[DavidVersusGoliath David]] is this as well.
** So are [[AdamAndEvePlot Adam and Eve]].
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7th Sep '17 10:58:43 AM TheDocCC
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* Spoofed in ''Film/Deadpool'' where the prefers to be called Ajax, but Deadpool insists on using his real name of Francis.

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* Spoofed in ''Film/Deadpool'' {{Film/Deadpool}} where the prefers to be called Ajax, but Deadpool insists on using his real name of Francis.
7th Sep '17 10:58:17 AM TheDocCC
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* Spoofed in ''Film/Deadpool'' where the prefers to be called Ajax, but Deadpool insists on using his real name of Francis.
3rd Sep '17 9:19:55 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''Film/TheManFromEarth'', [[spoiler: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld John]] [[ContemporaryCaveman Oldman]] ]] claims that, for most of [[spoiler: his [[TimeAbyss 14,000 year life]], his name has generally been some variation of "John".]]

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* In ''Film/TheManFromEarth'', [[spoiler: a group of professors go to say goodbye to a colleague who is suddenly moving away and leaving his position for seemingly no reason. Eventually the professor moving away, Professor [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld John]] [[PunnyName Oldman]], tells them that he is in reality an immortal who has walked the Earth since [[ContemporaryCaveman Oldman]] ]] the Neolithic Era]], and he has to keep moving to prevent anyone from noticing that he doesn't age. At one point while his colleagues question him and try to test whether his story is true or not, they ask him what his real name is. John claims that, for most of [[spoiler: his [[TimeAbyss 14,000 year life]], his name he has generally been called himself some variation of "John".]]John, or gone by other names that are pretty close to John.
12th Aug '17 4:28:19 PM gophergiggles
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* Discussed in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' when Sokka is learning to fight with a sword from a Fire Nation master. At the end of the episode the master, who knew all along he was from the Water Tribe, cautions him that giving the name "Sokka" blows his identity and suggests he tries the innocuous (In the Fire Nation, at least) name of "Lee". Doubles as a gag since Zuko's chosen alias is ''also'' Lee.
--> '''Piandao:''' Oh, I've been around a while. You pick things up. Of course I knew from the beginning that Sokka was Water Tribe. You might want to think of a better Fire Nation cover name. Try Lee. There's a million Lee's.
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4th Aug '17 4:45:51 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The female Crystal Gems are named for their [[HeartDrive Gem]], and the creators seem to have gone out of their way to use ones that are actual names: [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]], [[BigFun Amethyst]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Garnet]], [[spoiler:[[HotBlooded Ruby]] and [[TheStoic Sapphire]]]]. The main character, meanwhile, is [[AllLovingHero Steven]]. Though less ordinary is his full name, [[AwesomeMcCoolName Steven Quartz Universe]]. PlayedForLaughs in one episode, when he's shocked, ''shocked'' to learn that his father was actually born Greg ''[=DeMayo=],'' having changed it as an adult. Steven grumbles that that's a much cooler name than plain old "Universe."

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The female Crystal Gems are named for their [[HeartDrive Gem]], and the creators seem to have gone out of their way to use ones that are actual names: [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]], [[BigFun Amethyst]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Garnet]], [[spoiler:[[HotBlooded Ruby]] and [[TheStoic Sapphire]]]]. The main character, meanwhile, is [[AllLovingHero Steven]]. Though less ordinary is his full name, [[AwesomeMcCoolName Steven Quartz Universe]]. PlayedForLaughs in one episode, when he's shocked, ''shocked'' to learn that his father was actually born Greg ''[=DeMayo=],'' having changed it as an adult. Steven grumbles that that's a much cooler name than plain old "Universe."



* A subtle joke with the naming conventions of ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' is that [[AerithAndBob most of the characters have very bizarre names]] like "K.O." or "Red Action", but their robotic antagonists all have completely mundane, like "Shannon" and "Jethro".

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* A subtle joke with the naming conventions of ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' is that [[AerithAndBob most of the characters have very bizarre names]] like "K.O." or "Red Action", but their robotic antagonists all have completely mundane, mundane ones, like "Shannon" and "Jethro".
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