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16th May '16 8:01:19 PM Mayhavecontrol
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* Happens in ''Lord Forecastle'', one of ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'''s side stories. The first five paragraphs describe the flagship HMS Superbia commanded by Royal Lord Admiral Hubris Unsinkable setting sail to enemy territory, no one gets to hear about the ship or the admiral again. The succeding flagship gets named HMS Hubris Unsinkable, sharing the same fate, and the one succeding it HMS Hubris Unsinkable II.

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* Happens in ''Lord ''Duke Forecastle'', one of ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'''s side stories. The first five paragraphs describe the flagship HMS Superbia commanded by Royal Lord Admiral Hubris Unsinkable setting sail to enemy territory, no one gets to hear about the ship or the admiral again. The succeding flagship gets named HMS Hubris Unsinkable, sharing the same fate, and the one succeding it HMS Hubris Unsinkable II.
14th May '16 5:27:09 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Another Goliath in Marvel was Erik Josten, who formerly called himself Power Man [[ComicBook/LukeCage (not this one)]] and the Smuggler before gaining powers similar to Pym's. Not the best villain, he eventually changed his name to Atlas when he became one of the ''ComicBook/TheThunderbolts''. (Still not the best name, as anyone who studies ClassicalMythology knows, and he's gone downhill since their ruse was exposed.)
9th May '16 10:36:12 AM JMQwilleran
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* ''Series/MyCatFromHell'':
** This is basically host / cat trainer Jackson Galaxy's reaction to a Season 6 cat named Darkness. Darkness' female owner Laura was convinced the cat was demon-possessed and would freak out if he so much as moved toward her. Jackson's argument was that calling the cat Darkness, plus ''expecting'' him to act aggressively, wasn't helping anything. [[spoiler:As such, one of Jackson's first homework assignments was having them change Darkness' name; they ended up changing it to Jedi.]]
** Similarly, one episode has Jackson dealing with a cat that is actually named Spike, but is almost never called that anymore, called "Bastard" instead by the owner because of biting/scratching behavior. One of the first things Jackson does is to nix the "Bastard" because if that's what the owner expects, that's probably what she's going to get.
24th Apr '16 6:08:20 AM JustKnown
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** During WorldWarTwo, it was also a means of psychological warfare -- when the Japanese sank a carrier, the US would generally name a replacement after the destroyed ship to keep the Japanese guessing about US repair and refit capacity.
** The US Navy ships USS ''Bunker Hill'' were all named after a battle the US lost.

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** During WorldWarTwo, it was also a means of psychological warfare -- when the Japanese sank a carrier, ship, the US would generally name a replacement after the destroyed ship to keep the Japanese guessing about US repair and refit capacity.
***US industrial production was such that every single ship lost through 1943 was replaced by a new ship of the same name (plus three or four more besides) by 1945. The sole exceptions were the battleships lost at Pearl Harbor, but that was because battleship names were planned years in advance, all of the battleships on the schedule were already named, battleship names were difficult to change (because they were named after states which would lobby to keep "their" ship} and the US stopped laying down new battleships in favor of more carriers.
** The US Navy ships named USS ''Bunker Hill'' were all named after a battle the US lost.lost.
*** While Bunker Hill was a tactical loss for the Americans but it was the key to a later strategic victory: The PyrrhicVictory they forced on the British was a major factor in their decision to abandon Boston. And it proved to everyone that Lexington and Concord was not a fluke.



*** To add another layer to this, the commander of the ''Invincible'' was Admiral Hood, and there was an HMS ''Hood'' that was obliterated by the Nazi battleship ''Bismarck''. However, in this case, it's a subversion: HMS ''Hood'' wasn't named for that particular Admiral Hood.

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*** To add another layer to this, the commander of the ''Invincible'' was the flagship of Admiral Hood, and there was an HMS ''Hood'' that was obliterated by the Nazi battleship ''Bismarck''. However, in this case, it's a subversion: HMS ''Hood'' wasn't named for that particular Admiral Hood.
26th Mar '16 7:51:05 AM Chabal2
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** Kharn the Betrayer ([[MemeticPsychopath what a guy!]]) is famous for singlehandedly destroying his own Legion as collateral damage during a battle with the [[EvilVsEvil Emperor's Children]], taking offense at the idea of nobody wanting to fight just because it was a few degrees below zero and these days for hitting every time he swings in close combat (not necessarily an enemy). Of course, when your first name is literally "traitor" (in Arabic, though Kharn is supposedly from what was Germany)...
14th Mar '16 12:08:55 PM falcon2484
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* In a similar vein, more than a few critics noted the appropriateness of an Creator/AliceCooper B-movie being entitled ''Monster Dog''.
12th Mar '16 10:49:42 PM gophergiggles
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Pinkie Pie stacks a hundred-odd boulders and names the resulting teetering, loosely-packed amalgamation "the Rock Slide", and she is somehow surprised when it starts collapsing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** The ponies seem to have near clairvoyance when it comes to naming their children, when you [[FridgeBrilliance consider]] their names came ''before'' their personalities and special talents surfaced yet often fit them perfectly. Rainbow Dash is a fast flyer, Fluttershy is a poor flyer and a ShrinkingViolet, Scootaloo is an expert scooter rider, Shining Armor specializes in [[BarrierWarrior barrier spells]], the list could fill this page.
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In an one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Pinkie Pie stacks a hundred-odd boulders and names the resulting teetering, loosely-packed amalgamation "the Rock Slide", and she is somehow surprised when it starts collapsing.
12th Mar '16 11:05:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{House}} talks to a patient who apparently tried to kill himself:

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* {{House}} ''Series/{{House}}'' talks to a patient who apparently tried to kill himself:
10th Mar '16 8:22:01 AM igordebraga
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* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' has a new genetic hybrid dinosaur made to be the scariest predator named ''Indominus rex''. Given it has "[[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/indomitable indomitable]]" right in the name, it's no surprise the thing turns out to be an untameable and deadly maverick.
6th Mar '16 11:57:12 AM PseudoBrit
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** To be fair, this choice of appellation could be less TemptingFate and more of a MeaningfulName after the discovery of what a DeathWorld Pandora was. There are no apparent illusions that it's anything less than a chaotic deathtrap.
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