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27th May '17 5:25:52 PM nombretomado
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* British serial comics do this a lot. Some of the more subversive examples are from the anti-comic ''{{Viz}}'', where characters like ''Johnny Fartpants'' (there's always a commotion in his underpants!") rub pages with super-humans like ''Buster Gonad'', a youth who in early adolescence was hit in the testicles by a radioactive meteorite, thus forcing his testes to expand to an unfeasibly large size. This spoofs more mainstream children' comics which have less ''outrageous'' characters with more anodyne superpowers.

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* British serial comics do this a lot. Some of the more subversive examples are from the anti-comic ''{{Viz}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'', where characters like ''Johnny Fartpants'' (there's always a commotion in his underpants!") rub pages with super-humans like ''Buster Gonad'', a youth who in early adolescence was hit in the testicles by a radioactive meteorite, thus forcing his testes to expand to an unfeasibly large size. This spoofs more mainstream children' comics which have less ''outrageous'' characters with more anodyne superpowers.
19th May '17 5:29:01 PM Bergamot
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* Cook and Butler in ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians''. But they both end up being addressed as "Nanny darling", since while a cook can be addressed as Cook, the one thing you ''cannot'' call a butler is Butler.

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* Nanny Cook and Nanny Butler in ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians''. But ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians'' are the respective childhood nannies of Mr. and Mr. Dearly. When their charges grow up and marry, the two old nannies have a laugh about their respective surnames and lament that it's a shame they aren't a ''real'' cook and a ''real'' butler, since that's what the newlyweds need. This inspires them both end to train up being addressed as "Nanny darling", to become a cook and a butler, respectively, and rejoining the Dearly household in their new roles. They run into a slight problem, since while it's appropriate to call a cook can be addressed as Cook, "Cook," the one thing you ''cannot'' call a butler is Butler."Butler." Fortunately they both end up being addressed as "Nanny darling" anyway.



** The butler's name is . . . Butler. This is actually an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion, as it's heavily implied that the Butler family has been in the business so long that the profession was named after ''them''. Also a subversion, as Butler is a bodyguard.

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** The butler's name is . . . is...Butler. This is actually an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion, as it's heavily implied that the Butler family has been in the business so long that the profession was named after ''them''. Also a subversion, as Butler is a bodyguard.
14th May '17 11:45:51 PM CountDorku
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* The Fiddler. Uses an instrument that is traditionally played with a bow. Birth name? Isaac ''Bow''in.
* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' villain Gizmo is defined by being small and intelligent. The real name of at least one version is ''Mikron O'Jeneus''.
10th May '17 9:02:27 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''ComicBook/PatPatriotAmericasJoanOfArc'': Pat actually gets her codename due to the public mishearing her surname "Patrios" as 'Patriot."
9th May '17 6:04:11 PM nombretomado
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* The incredibly subtly-named Fenix from ''{{Starcraft}}'', who goes through OnlyMostlyDead returning as a ManInTheMachine ([[spoiler:unfortunately KilledOffForReal in the expansion]].)

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* The incredibly subtly-named Fenix from ''{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', who goes through OnlyMostlyDead returning as a ManInTheMachine ([[spoiler:unfortunately KilledOffForReal in the expansion]].)
9th May '17 2:39:59 AM CountDorku
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* In ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', there's a character whose civilian name is Ryan Frost. His superhero identity? Absolute Zero, essentially a heroic [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Mr Freeze]] (although the heroism was admittedly originally [[PunchClockHero to pay off the cost of his suit]]).
18th Apr '17 1:54:22 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' fanworks, it is not uncommon for [[spoiler:the murdered children to have names similar to the animatronic characters they would later haunt.]] For example: [[spoiler:the child who haunts Bonnie is named "Benny", Foxy is possessed by "Felix", and Freddy is possessed by.....well, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Freddy]]]]. Heck, this troper even got in on the act, believing [[spoiler: Springtrap's soul to be named "Travis Springfield." That is...until the name [[Literature/FiveNightsAtFreddysTheSilverEyes was actually confirmed]]]]...

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* In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' fanworks, it is not uncommon for [[spoiler:the murdered children to have names similar to the animatronic characters they would later haunt.]] For example: [[spoiler:the child who haunts Bonnie is named "Benny", Foxy is possessed by "Felix", and Freddy is possessed by.....well, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Freddy]]]]. Heck, this troper even got in on the act, believing [[spoiler: Springtrap's soul to be named "Travis Springfield." That is...until the name [[Literature/FiveNightsAtFreddysTheSilverEyes was actually confirmed]]]]...
28th Mar '17 8:35:05 PM merotoker
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** Edward ("E.") Nigma: The Riddler. This was later {{retcon}}ned into a stage name, with his real name being Edward Nashton.

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** Edward ("E.") Nigma: The Riddler.ComicBook/TheRiddler. This was later {{retcon}}ned into a stage name, with his real name being Edward Nashton.



** Erik Magnus Lehnsherr became SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}, the main [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor archnemesis/ally]], with magnetic powers. A later {{Retcon}} has it that his birth name is "Max Eisenhardt". ''Eisen'' is German for iron. In fact, when he first appeared, and for nearly two decades after, he was just Magneto. "Magnus" was the first civilian name he was shown using, in the flashback story in ''Uncanny X-Men'' #161 (published 19 years after #1). Whether or not it was part of his birth name depends on the writer, but in the revised continuity he did definitely go by "Magnus" before he called himself "Magneto".

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** Erik Magnus Lehnsherr became SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, the main [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor archnemesis/ally]], with magnetic powers. A later {{Retcon}} has it that his birth name is "Max Eisenhardt". ''Eisen'' is German for iron. In fact, when he first appeared, and for nearly two decades after, he was just Magneto. "Magnus" was the first civilian name he was shown using, in the flashback story in ''Uncanny X-Men'' #161 (published 19 years after #1). Whether or not it was part of his birth name depends on the writer, but in the revised continuity he did definitely go by "Magnus" before he called himself "Magneto".



* In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' fanworks, it is not uncommon for [[spoiler:the murdered children to have names similar to the animatronic characters they would later haunt.]] For example: [[spoiler:the child who haunts Bonnie is named "Benny", Foxy is possessed by "Felix", and Freddy is possessed by.....well, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Freddy.]]]] Heck, this troper even got in on the act, believing [[spoiler: Springtrap's soul to be named "Travis Springfield." That is...until the name [[Literature/FiveNightsAtFreddysTheSilverEyes was actually confirmed]]]]...

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* In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' fanworks, it is not uncommon for [[spoiler:the murdered children to have names similar to the animatronic characters they would later haunt.]] For example: [[spoiler:the child who haunts Bonnie is named "Benny", Foxy is possessed by "Felix", and Freddy is possessed by.....well, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Freddy.]]]] Freddy]]]]. Heck, this troper even got in on the act, believing [[spoiler: Springtrap's soul to be named "Travis Springfield." That is...until the name [[Literature/FiveNightsAtFreddysTheSilverEyes was actually confirmed]]]]...



* Joked about in ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'', when Courteney Cox's character jokes that with a name like Gale Weathers, she sounds like she should be a meteorologist instead of a reporter.

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* Joked about in ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'', when Courteney Cox's Creator/CourteneyCox's character jokes that with a name like Gale Weathers, she sounds like she should be a meteorologist instead of a reporter.



* Parodied by Internet humorist Seanbaby in [[http://www.seanbaby.com/news/glaad.htm this article]]:

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* Parodied by Internet humorist Seanbaby Creator/{{Seanbaby}} in [[http://www.seanbaby.com/news/glaad.htm this article]]:



* In ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'', Melody is a sonics-based GadgeteerGenius who goes by the CodeName Polymnia. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that her family was highly musical. She wasn't, which led to her manifestation, which resulted in an [[AdaptiveAbility appropriate power]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'', Melody is a sonics-based GadgeteerGenius who goes by the CodeName Polymnia. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in that her family was highly musical. She wasn't, which led to her manifestation, which resulted in an [[AdaptiveAbility appropriate power]].
27th Mar '17 11:29:13 AM CriticoMolesto
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* [[Series/TheFlash1990 The 90's Flash show]] did this with [[EvilAlbino Captain Cold]]. Now, in the comics, he was named Leonard Snart. Here, he's Leonard Wynters. [[SarcasmMode Subtle]].

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* [[Series/TheFlash1990 The 90's Flash show]] did this with [[EvilAlbino Captain Captain]] [[AnIcePerson Cold]]. Now, in the comics, he was named Leonard Snart. Here, he's Leonard Wynters. [[SarcasmMode Subtle]].
21st Mar '17 3:44:07 PM CriticoMolesto
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* [[Series/TheFlash1990 The 90's Flash show]] did this with [[EvilAlbino Captain Cold]]. Now, in the comics, he was named Leonard Snart. Here, he's Leonard Wynters. [[SarcasmMode Subtle]].
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