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1st Apr '16 8:46:05 PM Vilui
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* All the bosses in the ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' series are named after the Major Arcana of the standard Tarot deck. Sometimes, the names very vaguely describe the enemy (i.e. the multi-headed hydra dubbed "Tower" is pretty tall and the batlike "Hanged Man" is suspended in the air), but they're mostly just there to be cool.
* In any given ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' game, there's often a few people with names taken from Mythology (I.e. Cain and Abel, Minerva, Percieval, etc.), who seem to have been named at random without much consideration.

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* All the bosses in the ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' series are named after the Major Arcana of the standard Tarot deck. Sometimes, the names very vaguely describe the enemy (i.e.(e.g. the multi-headed hydra dubbed "Tower" is pretty tall and the batlike "Hanged Man" is suspended in the air), but they're mostly just there to be cool.
* In any given ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' game, there's often a few people with names taken from Mythology (I.e.(e.g. Cain and Abel, Minerva, Percieval, etc.), who seem to have been named at random without much consideration.
10th Mar '16 1:39:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* "Scylla" from ''PrisonBreak'' has neither a "Charybdis" counterpart nor does it share any other characteristics with the sea monster of the same name.

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* "Scylla" from ''PrisonBreak'' ''Series/PrisonBreak'' has neither a "Charybdis" counterpart nor does it share any other characteristics with the sea monster of the same name.
13th Feb '16 7:23:07 PM SgtFrog1
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* The ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'': Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo.

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* The ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'': Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo. Some continuities say that pre-mutated Splinter was an ordinary pet rat owned by an art lover, which is where he got the names when he and the four young turtles were exposed to the mutagenic goop.
13th Nov '15 1:42:50 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' has minor {{NPC}}s named Cthulhu and Santa. The latter is an ordinary Mimiga who looks almost entirely unlike SantaClaus. Funnily enough though, when ''Cave Story+'' added {{Holiday Modes}}s, Santa is dressed like Santa Claus on Christmas and the Cthulhu actually look like their namesake on Halloween.

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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' has minor {{NPC}}s named Cthulhu and Santa. The latter is an ordinary Mimiga who looks almost entirely unlike SantaClaus. Funnily enough though, when ''Cave Story+'' added {{Holiday Modes}}s, Mode}}s, Santa is dressed like Santa Claus on Christmas and the Cthulhu actually look like their namesake on Halloween.
13th Nov '15 1:42:24 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' has minor {{NPC}}s named Cthulhu and Santa. The latter is an ordinary Mimiga who looks almost entirely unlike SantaClaus.

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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' has minor {{NPC}}s named Cthulhu and Santa. The latter is an ordinary Mimiga who looks almost entirely unlike SantaClaus. Funnily enough though, when ''Cave Story+'' added {{Holiday Modes}}s, Santa is dressed like Santa Claus on Christmas and the Cthulhu actually look like their namesake on Halloween.
23rd Oct '15 11:23:17 PM shonengirl
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* In any given ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' Fire Emblem game, there's often a few people with names taken from Mythology (I.e. Cain and Abel, Minerva, Percieval, etc.), who seem to have been named at random without much consideration.

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* In any given ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' Fire Emblem game, there's often a few people with names taken from Mythology (I.e. Cain and Abel, Minerva, Percieval, etc.), who seem to have been named at random without much consideration.
23rd Oct '15 11:22:37 PM shonengirl
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* In any given ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' Fire Emblem game, there's often a few people with names taken from Mythology (I.e. Cain and Abel, Minerva, Percieval, etc.), who seem to have been named at random without much consideration.
4th Jun '15 12:33:58 PM StFan
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* ''EarthMaidenArjuna'' has an archer heroine named after the Hindu hero of the ''Baghavad Gita'', but the series is a UsefulNotes/{{Taois|m}}t tract and the heroine's journey is completely different to that of her mythical namesake.
* Everything biblical in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion.'' WordOfGod states that it was used because there are almost no Christians in Japan, so the imagery would seem exotic and foreign, like how westerners view ninjas, samurai, etc etc.

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* ''EarthMaidenArjuna'' ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna'' has an archer heroine named after the Hindu hero of the ''Baghavad Gita'', but the series is a UsefulNotes/{{Taois|m}}t tract and the heroine's journey is completely different to that of her mythical namesake.
* Everything biblical in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion.'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. WordOfGod states that it was used because there are almost no Christians in Japan, so the imagery would seem exotic and foreign, like how westerners view ninjas, samurai, etc etc., etc.
24th May '15 4:44:54 PM nombretomado
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* All the bosses in the ''HouseOfTheDead'' series are named after the Major Arcana of the standard Tarot deck. Sometimes, the names very vaguely describe the enemy (i.e. the multi-headed hydra dubbed "Tower" is pretty tall and the batlike "Hanged Man" is suspended in the air), but they're mostly just there to be cool.

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* All the bosses in the ''HouseOfTheDead'' ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' series are named after the Major Arcana of the standard Tarot deck. Sometimes, the names very vaguely describe the enemy (i.e. the multi-headed hydra dubbed "Tower" is pretty tall and the batlike "Hanged Man" is suspended in the air), but they're mostly just there to be cool.
14th May '15 9:58:54 AM Willbyr
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-->-- '''The Transcendent One''', ''PlanescapeTorment''

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-->-- '''The Transcendent One''', ''PlanescapeTorment''
''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''



* ''EarthMaidenArjuna'' has an archer heroine named after the Hindu hero of the ''Baghavad Gita'', but the series is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Taoism}} taoist]] tract and the heroine's journey is completely different to that of her mythical namesake.
* Everything biblical in ''NeonGenesisEvangelion.'' WordOfGod states that it was used because there are almost no Christians in Japan, so the imagery would seem exotic and foreign, like how westerners view ninjas, samurai, etc etc.

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* ''EarthMaidenArjuna'' has an archer heroine named after the Hindu hero of the ''Baghavad Gita'', but the series is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Taoism}} taoist]] UsefulNotes/{{Taois|m}}t tract and the heroine's journey is completely different to that of her mythical namesake.
* Everything biblical in ''NeonGenesisEvangelion.''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion.'' WordOfGod states that it was used because there are almost no Christians in Japan, so the imagery would seem exotic and foreign, like how westerners view ninjas, samurai, etc etc.



* The ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' went through a phase in UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}} when a lot of new characters had Biblical or religious names, sometimes appropriately (Apocalypse, Nimrod), vaguely appropriately (Babel spires), or for no particular reason at all (Bishop, Gideon). Ahab would count, except that he's an obvious reference to ''Literature/MobyDick.''
* The trope is parodied in ''{{Preacher}}'' when someone pointed out that Jesse Custer's name has "J.C." for initials and Jesse says it's a ridiculous idea.

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* The ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' went through a phase in UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}} when a lot of new characters had Biblical or religious names, sometimes appropriately (Apocalypse, Nimrod), vaguely appropriately (Babel spires), or for no particular reason at all (Bishop, Gideon). Ahab would count, except that he's an obvious reference to ''Literature/MobyDick.''
* The trope is parodied in ''{{Preacher}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' when someone pointed out that Jesse Custer's name has "J.C." for initials and Jesse says it's a ridiculous idea.
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