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28th Mar '17 2:37:38 AM harharhar
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* The first ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' game has villains who are named after vehicles, such as Merak (Maserati Merak), or car-related terms, such as Daytona (Daytona racing).
26th Mar '17 2:14:07 PM nombretomado
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* The Four Devas in ''OgreBattle'' are named after cars - Debonair, Figaro, Previa, and Lebaron, although Lebaron's name was changed to Luvalon in the English version.

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* The Four Devas in ''OgreBattle'' ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' are named after cars - Debonair, Figaro, Previa, and Lebaron, although Lebaron's name was changed to Luvalon in the English version.
5th Mar '17 10:54:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has several members of the White Base crew derive their names from WWII-era fighter planes; Amuro Ray comes from the Mitsubishi [=A6M=] Zero ([=A6M=] in Japanese is "A-Roku-Mu", and "zero" is "Rei"); Kai Shiden from the Kawanishi [=N1K2-J=] Shiden Kai, and so forth. A few post-war planes are referenced as well. M'Quve's second in command, Uragang, is named for the Dassault Ouragan, first fielded in the early years of the ArabIsraeliConflict.

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* The original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has several members of the White Base crew derive their names from WWII-era fighter planes; Amuro Ray comes from the Mitsubishi [=A6M=] Zero ([=A6M=] in Japanese is "A-Roku-Mu", and "zero" is "Rei"); Kai Shiden from the Kawanishi [=N1K2-J=] Shiden Kai, and so forth. A few post-war planes are referenced as well. M'Quve's second in command, Uragang, is named for the Dassault Ouragan, first fielded in the early years of the ArabIsraeliConflict.UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict.
25th Feb '17 7:30:34 PM Zef
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* The natives of Cephiro in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' are named after models of cars (like Cephiro [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Cefiro itself]]).

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* The natives of Cephiro and their magic spells in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' are named after models of cars (like Cephiro [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Cefiro itself]]).
18th Feb '17 10:28:37 AM DaibhidC
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* Douglas and Martin in ''Radio/CabinPressure'' seem to get their names from [=McDonnell=]-Douglas and Lockheed-Martin, respectively. (Their plane is said to be a "Lockheed-[=McDonnell=]".) Hercules, meanwhile, is named after the military jet in-universe, and has brothers called Wellington and Harrier.

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* Douglas and Martin in ''Radio/CabinPressure'' seem to get their names from [=McDonnell=]-Douglas and Lockheed-Martin, respectively. (Their plane is said to be a "Lockheed-[=McDonnell=]".) Hercules, meanwhile, is named after the military jet plane in-universe, and has brothers called Wellington and Harrier.
18th Feb '17 10:27:37 AM DaibhidC
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* Douglas and Martin in ''Radio/CabinPressure'' seem to get their names from [=McDonnell=]-Douglas and Lockheed-Martin, respectively. (Their plane is said to be a "Lockheed-[=McDonnell=]".)

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* Douglas and Martin in ''Radio/CabinPressure'' seem to get their names from [=McDonnell=]-Douglas and Lockheed-Martin, respectively. (Their plane is said to be a "Lockheed-[=McDonnell=]".)) Hercules, meanwhile, is named after the military jet in-universe, and has brothers called Wellington and Harrier.
18th Feb '17 10:25:30 AM DaibhidC
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* Douglas and Martin in ''Radio/CabinPressure'' seem to get their names from [=McDonnell=]-Douglas and Lockheed-Martin, respectively. (Their plane is said to be a "Lockheed-[=McDonnell=]".)
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25th Jan '17 1:28:40 PM LinTaylor
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* Ford Prefect in ''Franchise/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. Becomes a theme with the introduction of Hillman Hunter in ''Literature/AndAnotherThing''.

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* Ford Prefect in ''Franchise/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', whose name came from his mistakenly thinking that cars were the dominant lifeform on Earth when he first arrived. Becomes a theme with the introduction of Hillman Hunter in ''Literature/AndAnotherThing''.
2nd Dec '16 12:58:02 AM PaulA
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* ''Fanfic/PeaceForgedInFire'': Several of the Romulan ships are named after the {{Generation Ship}}s that took the Romulans to Romulus in ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}: The Romulan Way''. Among them are the three leads' ships--D'trel's ''Kholhr'' (''Vengeance''), Morgan's ''Aen'rhien'' (''Bloodwing''), and Velal's ''Eyhon Eludet'eri'' (''Lost Road'')--as well as the RedShirt ships ''Delevhas'' (''Shield'') and ''Eyiv s'Rea'' (''Rea's Helm'').

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* ''Fanfic/PeaceForgedInFire'': Several of the Romulan ships are named after the {{Generation Ship}}s that took the Romulans to Romulus in ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}: The Romulan Way''.''Literature/TheRomulanWay''. Among them are the three leads' ships--D'trel's ''Kholhr'' (''Vengeance''), Morgan's ''Aen'rhien'' (''Bloodwing''), and Velal's ''Eyhon Eludet'eri'' (''Lost Road'')--as well as the RedShirt ships ''Delevhas'' (''Shield'') and ''Eyiv s'Rea'' (''Rea's Helm'').
11th Nov '16 1:29:11 AM Juicehead_Baby
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** A few subsequent series continue this tradition as well. Mashymyre's aide-de-camp, Gordon Goh, is named for the Horten Ho/ Gotha Go 229 prototype jet fighter-bomber.

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** A few subsequent series continue this tradition as well. [[Anime/GundamZZ Mashymyre's aide-de-camp, Gordon Goh, Goh]], is named for the Horten Ho/ Gotha Go 229 prototype jet fighter-bomber.
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