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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Wyman Manderly names Jon Snow "the White Wolf".
12th Jun '17 12:35:02 PM lillolillo
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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[TheSmartGirl Chloe Sullivan]] came up with familiar names like the [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Man of Steel]], ComicBook/MartianManhunter, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, [[EvilTwin Bizarro]]-Clark and ComicBook/GreenArrow, as well as less fortunate names like [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Yellow Raven]].
** Lois also comes up with multiple nicknames for Clark. 'Smallville' is the most famous and prominent one.

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[TheSmartGirl ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
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Chloe Sullivan]] Sullivan came up with familiar names like the [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Man of Steel]], ComicBook/MartianManhunter, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, [[EvilTwin Bizarro]]-Clark and ComicBook/GreenArrow, as well as less fortunate names like [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Yellow Raven]].
** Lois [[Comicbook/LoisLane Lois]] also comes up with multiple nicknames for Clark. 'Smallville' is the most famous and prominent one.
7th Jun '17 7:44:23 PM JulianLapostat
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* ''Film/TheSteelHelmet'' by Creator/SamuelFuller has the main character, Zack, give insulting and mocking nicknames to his squadmates and people around him. A Korean kid is called "Short Round" (which was given a ShoutOut in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''), a religious soldier who had earlier been a conscientious objector is labeled "Conscie" and the North Korean captive is called "[[RedScare Red]]."
19th May '17 1:54:53 PM DaibhidC
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* A sketch in ''RadioTheLongHotSatsuma'' took nicknames, and those who give them, to ridiculous extremes.

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* A sketch in ''RadioTheLongHotSatsuma'' ''Radio/TheLongHotSatsuma'' took nicknames, and those who give them, to ridiculous extremes.
13th May '17 4:05:34 PM nombretomado
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* {{MTV}} Brazil had ''Rockgol'', an Usefulnotes/AssociationFootball championship between musicians. During its most famous phase, the tournament was hosted by two comedians who nicknamed many "players", such as "[[https://conteudo.imguol.com.br/c/esporte/2015/06/03/james-mcdowell-o-gigante-irlandes-o-grandao-e-ruivo-jimmy-london-vocalista-do-matanza-ganhou-o-apelido-por-causa-do-seu-nome-artistico-e-do-seu-perfil-que-remetia-ao-pais-europeu-1433340888968_488x500.jpg James McDowell, the Giant Irish]]" (helps the guy's StageName is Jimmy London), [[https://conteudo.imguol.com.br/blogs/131/files/2015/06/jesus.jpg?mobile Jesus and his brother Jesus Jr.]], [[Westernanimation/WackyRaces Rufus]] [[https://conteudo.imguol.com.br/c/esporte/2015/06/03/rufus-o-lenhador-julio-baixista-do-catedral-e-grandalhao-e-tinha-uma-barba-tipica-do-personagem-de-desenho-animado-goleiro-fez-fama-por-deixar-as-roupas-de-baixo-de-fora-em-uma-defesa-1433338493276_577x500.jpg Roughcut]]... one even became an AscendedMeme, as [[https://conteudo.imguol.com.br/c/esporte/2015/06/03/chernobyl-o-corte-excentrico-de-cabelo-numa-cabeca-quase-careca-chamava-atencao-de-longe-pelo-guitarrista-fredi-endres-da-comunidade-nin-jitsu-e-o-goleiro-era-comparado-a-um-acidente-nuclear-1433338476406_886x450.jpg the guy whose bizarre hair]] led to the nickname "Chernobyl" now also has as alternate StageName DJ Chernobyl.

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* {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} Brazil had ''Rockgol'', an Usefulnotes/AssociationFootball championship between musicians. During its most famous phase, the tournament was hosted by two comedians who nicknamed many "players", such as "[[https://conteudo.imguol.com.br/c/esporte/2015/06/03/james-mcdowell-o-gigante-irlandes-o-grandao-e-ruivo-jimmy-london-vocalista-do-matanza-ganhou-o-apelido-por-causa-do-seu-nome-artistico-e-do-seu-perfil-que-remetia-ao-pais-europeu-1433340888968_488x500.jpg James McDowell, the Giant Irish]]" (helps the guy's StageName is Jimmy London), [[https://conteudo.imguol.com.br/blogs/131/files/2015/06/jesus.jpg?mobile Jesus and his brother Jesus Jr.]], [[Westernanimation/WackyRaces Rufus]] [[https://conteudo.imguol.com.br/c/esporte/2015/06/03/rufus-o-lenhador-julio-baixista-do-catedral-e-grandalhao-e-tinha-uma-barba-tipica-do-personagem-de-desenho-animado-goleiro-fez-fama-por-deixar-as-roupas-de-baixo-de-fora-em-uma-defesa-1433338493276_577x500.jpg Roughcut]]... one even became an AscendedMeme, as [[https://conteudo.imguol.com.br/c/esporte/2015/06/03/chernobyl-o-corte-excentrico-de-cabelo-numa-cabeca-quase-careca-chamava-atencao-de-longe-pelo-guitarrista-fredi-endres-da-comunidade-nin-jitsu-e-o-goleiro-era-comparado-a-um-acidente-nuclear-1433338476406_886x450.jpg the guy whose bizarre hair]] led to the nickname "Chernobyl" now also has as alternate StageName DJ Chernobyl.
13th May '17 5:59:44 AM cherrychels
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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.

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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.



* [[MuggleBestFriend Manabe]] in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. He gives the other guys in Student Counsel annoying nicknames, and [[ThirdPersonPerson Kimi]] helps to make them stick - [[PrinceCharming Yuki]] is Yun Yun ([[FridgeLogic which Yuki points out is actually longer than his real name]]) and [[StraightMan Naohito]] is Chibi-suke. Then he nicknames [[CampStraight Aaya]] "Commander", and Aaya in turn starts calling him [[Franchise/SuperSentai Black-san]]. Not to mention his girlfriend, [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname the Meat Angel]].

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* [[MuggleBestFriend Manabe]] in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. He gives the other guys in Student Counsel annoying nicknames, and [[ThirdPersonPerson Kimi]] helps to make them stick - -- [[PrinceCharming Yuki]] is Yun Yun ([[FridgeLogic which Yuki points out is actually longer than his real name]]) and [[StraightMan Naohito]] is Chibi-suke. Then he nicknames [[CampStraight Aaya]] "Commander", and Aaya in turn starts calling him [[Franchise/SuperSentai Black-san]]. Not to mention his girlfriend, [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname the Meat Angel]].



* In ''Another Kind Of Magic'', Trixie has a nickname for each of her friends ('Hayseed', 'Diva', 'Hummingbird', 'Wet Blanket', 'Neon Sign') while her best friend Twilight labours under several. She only does it out of affection, however, and genuinely love them all. This does not mean Twilight isn't horrified when Trixie refers to their mutual mentor, Celestia, as 'Princess Overrated'. (And later refers to the royal sisters as 'Bright Light' and 'Night Light'.)

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* In ''Another Kind Of Magic'', Trixie has a nickname for each of her friends ('Hayseed', 'Diva', 'Hummingbird', 'Wet Blanket', 'Neon Sign') while her best friend Twilight labours under several. She only does it out of affection, however, and genuinely love loves them all. This does not mean Twilight isn't horrified when Trixie refers to their mutual shared mentor, Celestia, as 'Princess Overrated'. (And Overrated' (and later refers to the royal sisters as 'Bright Light' and 'Night Light'.)Light').



* Dewey Finn from ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' gives his students nicknames because at first he can't be bothered to learn their actual names.

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* Dewey Finn from ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' gives his students nicknames because at first first, he can't be bothered to learn their actual names.



** His penchant for nicknaming actually keeps him and Zane from getting outted at work at one point. After getting caught receiving a sexual text from Zane during a meeting, they're both thankful for Ty's habit of pretty much never putting people's actual names into his contacts.

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** His penchant for nicknaming actually keeps him and Zane from getting outted outed at work at one point. After getting being caught receiving a sexual text from Zane during a meeting, they're both thankful for Ty's habit of pretty much never putting people's actual names into his contacts.



* ''Literature/{{Dinoverse}}'' has various humans cast back into the age of dinosaurs. Subsequently all of them come up with names for various individual prehistoric creatures. Janine is the most free with names and even continues it affectionately when back in her own time, with people who actually do have names - Candayce is Candy-Striper, Mr. London is Mr. L, Aaron is Slick.

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* ''Literature/{{Dinoverse}}'' has various humans cast back into the age of dinosaurs. Subsequently all of them come up with names for various individual prehistoric creatures. Janine is the most free with names and even continues it affectionately when back in her own time, with people who actually do have names - -- Candayce is Candy-Striper, Mr. London is Mr. L, Aaron is Slick.



* Lorelai from Gilmore Girls counts here - she even insists on using forgotten nicknames based on inside jokes, even when no one remebers said joke. She even has an EmberessingNickname of her own (Umlautz).

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* Lorelai from Gilmore Girls counts here - -- she even insists on using forgotten nicknames based on inside jokes, even when no one remebers remembers said joke. She even also has an EmberessingNickname EmbarrassingNickname of her own (Umlautz).



* Malcolm Tucker from ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' and ''Film/InTheLoop'' has an insulting nickname for everyone. He hardly ever uses the same nickname twice, but they are inevitably themed - Julius Nicholson's relate to him being bald ("Nosferatu", "Baldemort"), Ollie's relate to the fact that he looks young ("Joe 90", "Baby from ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}''"), and Nicola seems destined to be stuck with "Glummy Mummy".

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* Malcolm Tucker from ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' and ''Film/InTheLoop'' has an insulting nickname for everyone. He hardly ever uses the same nickname twice, but they are inevitably themed - -- Julius Nicholson's relate to him being bald ("Nosferatu", "Baldemort"), Ollie's relate to the fact that he looks young ("Joe 90", "Baby from ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}''"), and Nicola seems destined to be stuck with "Glummy Mummy".



** Pearl is something of a nickname ''catcher'', as only her mother calls her by her proper name - Phoenix calls her "Pearls" (in the Japanese version, her first name+[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics chan]]) and Maya and occasionally Mia calls her "Pearly".

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** Pearl is something of a nickname ''catcher'', as only her mother calls her by her proper name - -- Phoenix calls her "Pearls" (in the Japanese version, her first name+[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics chan]]) and Maya and occasionally Mia calls her "Pearly".



* The ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' cast call eachother by nicknames all the time (guess it helps the fact they never use their real names and call themselves by their classes) but the [[BrattyHalfPint Scout]] is the biggest nicknamer of all. Here is a small compilation of such "nicknames":

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* The ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' cast call eachother each other by nicknames all the time (guess it helps the fact they never use their real names and call themselves by their classes) but the [[BrattyHalfPint Scout]] is the biggest nicknamer of all. Here is a small compilation of such "nicknames":



* [[TheFightingNarcissist Johnny]] [[TheHeart Cage]] does this to almost everyone during the pre-battle exchages in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', usually via a movie reference--no surprise, being a PopCulturedBadass and a movie star besides. Cassie apparently picked up the habit, but then again she really is [[DaddysGirl her father's daughter]].

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* [[TheFightingNarcissist Johnny]] [[TheHeart Cage]] does this to almost everyone during the pre-battle exchages exchanges in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', usually via a movie reference--no surprise, being a PopCulturedBadass and a movie star besides. Cassie apparently picked up the habit, but then again she really is [[DaddysGirl her father's daughter]].



* ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''. The TropeCodifier in any medium. UpToEleven when ''all 152 Pokemon'' from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' are nicknamed - ''including'' [=MissingNo.=]

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* ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''. The TropeCodifier in any medium. UpToEleven when ''all 152 Pokemon'' from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' are nicknamed - -- ''including'' [=MissingNo.=]



* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'''s Helga G. Pataki ''lived'' for this. She would rarely call anyone by their real name. [[MadLove Arnold]] suffered the most - "Football Head", "Hair Boy", "Arnoldo", "Goody Two-Shoes"... but she had a name for everybody. Other nicknames include "Geraldo" and "Tall Hair Boy" (Gerald), "Pink Boy" (Harold), "Princess" (Rhonda), and "Ms. Perfect" (Lila).

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'''s Helga G. Pataki ''lived'' for this. She would rarely call anyone by their real name. [[MadLove Arnold]] suffered the most - -- "Football Head", "Hair Boy", "Arnoldo", "Goody Two-Shoes"... but she had a name for everybody. Other nicknames include "Geraldo" and "Tall Hair Boy" (Gerald), "Pink Boy" (Harold), "Princess" (Rhonda), and "Ms. Perfect" (Lila).



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' does this a hell of a lot - so much that there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjR8VphNdGo a supercut about it]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' does this a hell of a lot - -- so much that there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjR8VphNdGo a supercut about it]].



* Tigger is this in the the Disney version of ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh''. He's got a nickname for everyone, and ''loads'' of them for Rabbit. Examples include: Pooh - "Buddy Bear" / "Buddy Boy", Rabbit - "Long Ears" / "Ra-Ra", Piglet - "Pigaletto", Eeyore - "Donkey Boy", Roo/Lumpy - "Little Roo-ster / "Lumpster"

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* Tigger is this in the the Disney version of ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh''. He's got a nickname for everyone, and ''loads'' of them for Rabbit. Examples include: Pooh - -- "Buddy Bear" / "Buddy Boy", Rabbit - -- "Long Ears" / "Ra-Ra", Piglet - -- "Pigaletto", Eeyore - -- "Donkey Boy", Roo/Lumpy - -- "Little Roo-ster / "Lumpster"
13th May '17 2:10:26 AM cherrychels
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' is fond of shortening the names of his allies and villians. The Green Goblin and the Hobgoblin are Gobby and Hobby, Doctor Octopus is Doc Ock, Daredevil is DD or Hornhead, he's borrowed Matchstick from Ben Grimm for The Human Torch etc. In at least one adapation, insulting Max Dillon with the name "Electro" is what inspires him to use it as his villain name.

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' is fond of shortening the names of his allies and villians.villains. The Green Goblin and the Hobgoblin are Gobby and Hobby, Doctor Octopus is Doc Ock, Daredevil is DD or Hornhead, he's borrowed Matchstick from Ben Grimm for The Human Torch etc. In at least one adapation, insulting Max Dillon with the name "Electro" is what inspires him to use it as his villain name.



** Ser Alliser Thorne 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.

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** Ser Alliser Thorne 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 the highborn [[HeroicBastard bastard son]] of Ned Stark, Jon Snow.



** In the fifth book, [[spoiler: Jon as Lord Commander is officially addressed as "Lord Snow"]]

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** In the fifth book, [[spoiler: Jon as Lord Commander is officially addressed as "Lord Snow"]] Snow."]]



* Fusco from ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' gives everyone nicknames, most prominantly 'Wonderboy', 'Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Fearsome' and '[[PerpetualFrowner Mr. Happy]]' for [[BadAssInANiceSuit Reese]], and 'Glasses and '[[BearerOfBadNews Mr. Good News]]' for [[SmartGuy Finch]]. He's [[YoureInsane referred to Root]] as "Cocoa Puffs," "Cuckoo's Nest," and "Cuckoo Clock," among others.

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* Fusco from ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' gives everyone nicknames, most prominantly prominently 'Wonderboy', 'Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Fearsome' and '[[PerpetualFrowner Mr. Happy]]' for [[BadAssInANiceSuit Reese]], and 'Glasses and '[[BearerOfBadNews Mr. Good News]]' for [[SmartGuy Finch]]. He's [[YoureInsane referred to Root]] as "Cocoa Puffs," "Cuckoo's Nest," and "Cuckoo Clock," among others.



* Max from ''Series/MaxAndShred'' gave Alvin his titular name Shred and Howie her nicknae Brosephina.

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* Max from ''Series/MaxAndShred'' gave Alvin his titular name Shred and Howie her nicknae Brosephina.nickname 'Brosephina'.
3rd May '17 8:35:36 AM igordebraga
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* ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' did this when he was a member of The Defenders. Dr. Strange became "Dumb Magician", Valkyrie became "Sword Girl" and Nighthawk became "Bird Nose".

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* ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk did this when he was a member of The Defenders. Dr. Strange became "Dumb Magician", Valkyrie became "Sword Girl" and Nighthawk became "Bird Nose".



* Dewey Finn from "Film/SchoolOfRock" gives his students nicknames because at first he can't be bothered to learn their actual names.

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* Dewey Finn from "Film/SchoolOfRock" ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' gives his students nicknames because at first he can't be bothered to learn their actual names.



* Also from Brazil, ESPN commentator Romulo Mendonça at times lends his LargeHam into endearing nicknames for certain players following outstanding plays, such as "Alpha Male" (most notably, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbYfikZ_3QM LeBron James]] and the Brazilian volleyball player Wallace), "Messenger of Chaos" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bikVtDktWsQ Russell Westbrook]], and Romulo himself, given "CHAAAOOOOS" is basically a CatchPhrase), and "[[Film/ChildsPlay Killer Doll]]" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcV926OT5SU that one, exclusive of Stephen Curry]]).

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* Also from Brazil, ESPN commentator announcer Romulo Mendonça at times lends his LargeHam into endearing nicknames for certain players following outstanding plays, such as "Alpha Male" (most notably, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbYfikZ_3QM LeBron James]] and the Brazilian volleyball player Wallace), "Messenger of Chaos" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bikVtDktWsQ Russell Westbrook]], and Romulo himself, given "CHAAAOOOOS" is basically a CatchPhrase), and "[[Film/ChildsPlay Killer Doll]]" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcV926OT5SU that one, exclusive of Stephen Curry]]).
23rd Apr '17 11:00:29 PM Gamermaster
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** Robin is the nicknamer within the Straw Hat crew. She is fond of using HeyYou and if she does go by name, it's by a simple nickname such as Long-nose-kun (Usopp), Swordsman-san (Zoro) or Cook-san (Sanji). The only crewmate she calls by name is Luffy and that was after she had finally [[TrueCompanions found her place with the Straw Hats]].
** After the events at Enies Lobby, during which she realized that her crew would never betray her and were ready to go to hell and back to save her, she does gradually stop using nicknames.

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** Robin is the nicknamer within the Straw Hat crew. She is fond of using HeyYou and if she does go by name, it's by a simple nickname such as Long-nose-kun (Usopp), Swordsman-san (Zoro) or Cook-san (Sanji). The only crewmate she calls by name is Luffy and that was after she had finally [[TrueCompanions found her place with the Straw Hats]].
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After the events at Enies Lobby, during which she realized that her crew would never betray her and were ready to go to hell and back to save her, she does gradually stop using nicknames.



** Law himself doesn't refer to some of the Straw Hatq by name, he either uses their epithet, such as calling Luffy "Straw Hat-ya" or Sanji "Black Leg-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 first or last names, calling them Zoro-ya, Nami-ya, Tony-ya and Nico-ya.

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** Law himself doesn't refer to some of the Straw Hatq Hats by name, he either uses their epithet, such as calling Luffy "Straw Hat-ya" or Sanji "Black Leg-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 first or last names, calling them Zoro-ya, Nami-ya, Tony-ya and Nico-ya.
17th Apr '17 11:30:33 AM igordebraga
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* Also from Brazil, ESPN commentator Romulo Mendonça at times lends his LargeHam into endearing nicknames for certain players following outstanding plays, such as "Alpha Male" (most notably, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbYfikZ_3QM LeBron James]] and the Brazilian volleyball player Wallace), "Messenger of Chaos" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bikVtDktWsQ Russell Westbrook]], and Romulo himself, given "CHAAAOOOOS" is basically a CatchPhrase), and "[[Film/ChildsPlay Killer Doll]]" (that one, exclusive of Stephen Curry).

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* Also from Brazil, ESPN commentator Romulo Mendonça at times lends his LargeHam into endearing nicknames for certain players following outstanding plays, such as "Alpha Male" (most notably, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbYfikZ_3QM LeBron James]] and the Brazilian volleyball player Wallace), "Messenger of Chaos" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bikVtDktWsQ Russell Westbrook]], and Romulo himself, given "CHAAAOOOOS" is basically a CatchPhrase), and "[[Film/ChildsPlay Killer Doll]]" (that ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcV926OT5SU that one, exclusive of Stephen Curry).Curry]]).
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