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21st Jul '16 10:58:19 PM JoeMerl
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* [[BigFun Amethyst]] in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' particularly for [[{{Adorkable}} Peridot]].
** [[OpportunisticBastard Marty]], as part of his FauxAffablyEvil persona. He calls Greg "Starchild," Steven "Starchild Jr.," and [[spoiler:his son]] Sour Cream "S.C."
21st Jul '16 9:42:12 AM BlackGryphon101
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** Even his ally/friend Trafalgar Law is not immune to Luffy's nicknames being called "Traffy" or "Torao", Though it seems likely that this is due to Luffy's inability to pronounce his surname. somewhat averted due to Luffy not knowing but not calling him Law

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** Even his ally/friend Trafalgar Law is not immune to Luffy's nicknames being called "Traffy" or "Torao", Though it seems likely that this is due to Luffy's inability to pronounce his surname. somewhat averted due to Luffy not knowing but not calling him Law


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** Law himself doesn't refer to some of the Strawhat by name, he either uses their epithet, such as calling Luffy "Strawhat-ya" or Sanji "Blackleg-ya" or his own made up nicknames, such as calling Usopp "Nose-ya", Franky "Robo-ya" and Brook "Bone-ya". He does, however, refer to Zoro, Nami, Chopper and Robin by their names, calling them Zoro-ya, Nami-ya, Tony-ya and Nico-ya
21st Jul '16 9:32:02 AM BlackGryphon101
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** Even his ally/friend Trafalgar Law is not immune to Luffy's nicknames being called "Traffy" or "Torao", Though it seems likely that this is due to Luffy's inability to pronounce his surname. somewhat averted due to Luffy not knowing but not calling him Law
19th Jul '16 3:28:02 PM lavendermintrose
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* Neko from ''Anime/{{K}}'' - she calls the Blue King and Fushimi "[[StoicSpectacles Boss with Glasses]]" and "[[FourEyesZeroSoul Jerk with Glasses]]", and she calls Kusanagi "[[CoolShades Sunglasses]]". She calls Kuroh "Kurosuke", too.
17th Jul '16 8:48:05 AM nombretomado
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* From ''BittersweetCandyBowl'' Daisy (Mikie, Davie, Tessie) and Chirpy (girl-kitty, boy-kitty, curly-kitty, messy-kitty, meanie kitty, boy-doggie), etc...

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* From ''BittersweetCandyBowl'' ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' Daisy (Mikie, Davie, Tessie) and Chirpy (girl-kitty, boy-kitty, curly-kitty, messy-kitty, meanie kitty, boy-doggie), etc...
11th Jul '16 2:02:27 PM Nitramy
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* In the NBA, Shaquille O'Neal likes to do this -- mostly to himself. He did come up with "The Big Fundamental" for Tim Duncan, "Sugar K. Leonard" for Kawhi Leonard and "The Flash" for Dwyane Wade, though.
7th Jul '16 7:59:56 PM HeraldAlberich
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--> "Oh, you're not going to have any effect like that. Link, Lavi's a child, so he loves giving people nicknames. You have to be a lot more forceful if you want him to stop."
-->'''Lavi:''' "Say Allen, have you forgotten that I'm actually older than you...?"

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--> "Oh, --->'''Allen:''' Oh, you're not going to have any effect like that. Link, Lavi's a child, so he loves giving people nicknames. You have to be a lot more forceful if you want him to stop."
-->'''Lavi:''' "Say
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'''Lavi:''' Say
Allen, have you forgotten that I'm actually older than you...?"?



--> "He thinks he's Jesus the noo. "Simon, I dub thee 'Peter'".
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden has been known to nickname people whose real names he doesn't know, so we get things like "Spinyboy," "Turtleneck," and "Eyebrow." But the most [[CrowningMomentOfFunny awesome]] nicknaming he ever did was when he decided that "Knights of the Order of the Blackened Denarius" was too dignified and started referring to a bunch of centuries-old demon-possessed psychos and their terrifying leader Nicodemus as "Nicky and The Nickelheads."

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--> "He -->'''Div:''' He thinks he's Jesus the noo. "Simon, I dub thee 'Peter'".
'Peter'."
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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Harry Dresden has been known to nickname people whose real names he doesn't know, so we get things like "Spinyboy," "Turtleneck," and "Eyebrow." But the most [[CrowningMomentOfFunny awesome]] nicknaming he ever did was when he decided that "Knights of the Order of the Blackened Denarius" was too dignified and started referring to a bunch of centuries-old demon-possessed psychos and their terrifying leader Nicodemus as "Nicky and The Nickelheads."" (The demons are in silver coins, which are usually on the Denarians' foreheads.)



*** As of ''Literature/SkinGame'', you can add "Alfred", [[spoiler:the spirit that controls Demonreach, a prison so nasty that the minimum security wing is populated by naagloshi[=/=]skinwalkers.]]
** "Shagnasty" the [[spoiler:skinwalker.]] Justified, since it feeds on fear and therefore calling it something that ''isn't'' silly will just make it stronger.
** He also does it with monsters when he doesn't like their real names. In ''Summer Knight'', he decided that "plant monster" sound stupid and started calling it a "chlorofiend" instead; the Ik'k'uox in ''Changes'' became "The Ick" in the interests of [[TheUnpronounceable pronounceability]], and Esteban and Esmerelda, a pair of feared Red Court vampire assassins, become "the Eebs".
** And in ''Blood Rites'', he abbreviates "Black Court vampires" to "blampires" when signalling with his staff; Ebenezar initially thinks he's cocked up the Morse code.
*** ''Ghost Story'' has "Captain Turtleneck" and "The Big Hoods." Later he calls Uriel, the freaking ''archangel'' and God's own {{spymaster}}, "Uri". Uriel isn't pleased (at all) about having such a significant part of his name left off, but subsequently accepts "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Mr. Sunshine]]" as an alternative.[[labelnote:*]][[GeniusBonus For those not fluent in classical Hebrew]], "Uriel" means "God is my light", and the "el" part that Harry so carelessly omitted translates into "{{God}}". On the other hand, "Uriel" ''can'' be very, very loosely translated as "Mr. Sunshine", which is probably why the Archangel accepted it.[[/labelnote]]
** ''Cold Days'' adds "[[DiamondsInTheBuff Little Miss Spanglecrotch]]" for Maeve, and "Sharkface" for [[spoiler:He Who Walks Before]].

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*** ** As of ''Literature/SkinGame'', you can add "Alfred", [[spoiler:the spirit that controls Demonreach, a prison so nasty that the minimum security wing is populated by naagloshi[=/=]skinwalkers.]]
** "Shagnasty" the [[spoiler:skinwalker.]] [[spoiler:skinwalker]]. Justified, since it feeds on fear and therefore calling it something that ''isn't'' silly will just make it stronger.
** He also does it with monsters when he doesn't like their real names. In ''Summer Knight'', ''Literature/SummerKnight'', he decided that "plant monster" sound stupid and started calling it a "chlorofiend" instead; instead (and then switches back to "plant monster" since no one understands what "chlorofiend" means); the Ik'k'uox in ''Changes'' ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' became "The Ick" in the interests of [[TheUnpronounceable pronounceability]], and Esteban and Esmerelda, a pair of feared Red Court vampire assassins, become "the Eebs".
** And in ''Blood Rites'', ''Literature/BloodRites'', he abbreviates "Black Court vampires" to "blampires" when signalling with his staff; Ebenezar initially thinks he's cocked up the Morse code.
*** ''Ghost Story'' ** ''Literature/GhostStory'' has "Captain Turtleneck" and "The Big Hoods." Later he calls Uriel, the freaking ''archangel'' and God's own {{spymaster}}, "Uri". Uriel isn't pleased (at all) about having such a significant part of his name left off, but subsequently accepts "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Mr. Sunshine]]" as an alternative.[[labelnote:*]][[GeniusBonus For those not fluent in classical Hebrew]], "Uriel" means "God is my light", and the "el" part that Harry so carelessly omitted translates into "{{God}}". On the other hand, "Uriel" ''can'' be very, very loosely translated as "Mr. Sunshine", which is probably why the Archangel accepted it.[[/labelnote]]
** ''Cold Days'' ''Literature/ColdDays'' adds "[[DiamondsInTheBuff Little Miss Spanglecrotch]]" for Maeve, and "Sharkface" for [[spoiler:He Who Walks Before]].



* Ser Alliser Thorne in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is the member of the Night's Watch in charge of training new recruits. He gives insulting nicknames to his recruits, for instance "Ser Piggy" for fat Samwell Tarly and "Lord Snow" for highborn bastard Jon Snow.
--> "Toad. Stone Head. Aurochs. Lover. Pimple. Monkey. Ser Loon. (...) And the Bastard."

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
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Ser Alliser Thorne in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is the member of the Night's Watch in charge of training new recruits. He gives insulting nicknames to his recruits, for instance "Ser Piggy" for fat Samwell Tarly and "Lord Snow" for highborn bastard Jon Snow.
--> "Toad.--->'''Thorne:''' Toad. Stone Head. Aurochs. Lover. Pimple. Monkey. Ser Loon. (...) [...] And the Bastard."



* Creator/AaronAllston's Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse short story [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Clone_Wars:_The_Pengalan_Tradeoff The Pengalan Tradeoff]] has Joram Kithe, an accountant sent to gauge the skills of clone troopers, finding himself cut off in enemy territory with them. Annoyed with their lack of names and [[YouAreNumberSix the inconvenience of using their numbers]], he gives them all nicknames - Tooth, Mapper, Digger, Hash - based on little differences, which he encourages in order to make it easier for him to tell them apart. In doing this he damages their absolute unity, making them considerably less interchangeable, but also encouraging them to think more creatively and humanizing them, for himself and the readers.

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* Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
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Creator/AaronAllston's Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse short story [[http://starwars."[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Clone_Wars:_The_Pengalan_Tradeoff The Pengalan Tradeoff]] Tradeoff]]" has Joram Kithe, an accountant sent to gauge the skills of clone troopers, finding himself cut off in enemy territory with them. Annoyed with their lack of names and [[YouAreNumberSix the inconvenience of using their numbers]], he gives them all nicknames - Tooth, nicknames--Tooth, Mapper, Digger, Hash - based Hash--based on little differences, which he encourages in order to make it easier for him to tell them apart. In doing this he damages their absolute unity, making them considerably less interchangeable, but also encouraging them to think more creatively and humanizing them, for himself and the readers.readers.
** In ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', Tusken warlord A'Yark gives names to her foes based on their attributes, because she doesn't know their actual names. Orrin is "the Smiling One," Ben is "Hairy Face," and Annileen, believed to possess powers actually displayed by Ben, is called ''ena'grosh'', "the Airshaper."



* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' Marco called Ax "Ax-man" (Tobias also did at times) and Rachel "[[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]". He often called or referred to Jake as "Fearless Leader".
** Also "Big Guy." Tobias was usually "Bird-Boy." It seems like Cassie was the only one he didn't have a nickname for, which might stem from the fact that they never really got along.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Marco called calls Ax "Ax-man" (Tobias also did does at times) and Rachel "[[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]". "Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}}". He often called calls or referred refers to Jake as "Fearless Leader".
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Leader" and "Big Guy." Tobias was is usually "Bird-Boy." It seems like Cassie was is the only one he didn't doesn't have a nickname for, which might stem from the fact that they never really got get along.
25th Jun '16 12:24:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ClueClub, Larry has a variety of affectionate, diminutive nicknames for TeenGenius Dotty, "Little one", "Pipsqueak", "Small fry", "Short stuff", etc.

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* In ClueClub, WesternAnimation/ClueClub, Larry has a variety of affectionate, diminutive nicknames for TeenGenius Dotty, "Little one", "Pipsqueak", "Small fry", "Short stuff", etc.
24th Jun '16 1:13:29 PM DaibhidC
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* Faye in ''Webcomic/QuestionableComment'' calls Marten "Marty", Hannelore "Hanners", and Dora "Spooky" or "Assbutt". When Marigold first joins the group Faye says she needs a nickname and calls her "Mar-bear".

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* Faye in ''Webcomic/QuestionableComment'' ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' calls Marten "Marty", Hannelore "Hanners", and Dora "Spooky" or "Assbutt". When Marigold first joins the group Faye says she needs a nickname and calls her "Mar-bear".
24th Jun '16 11:47:35 AM DaibhidC
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* Faye in ''Webcomic/QuestionableComment'' calls Marten "Marty", Hannelore "Hanners", and Dora "Spooky" or "Assbutt". When Marigold first joins the group Faye says she needs a nickname and calls her "Mar-bear".
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