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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.
29th Feb '16 5:04:08 PM TSBasilisk
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* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' by Bron the Barkeep with regards to naming New Tristram after a city destroyed by demons, undead, and an insane king.
-->See, the problem is they never should have named this place New "Tristram." We wouldn't be getting attacked all the time if we were called, oh, I don't know, New Wellington, would we?
29th Feb '16 4:02:47 AM DaibhidC
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* A RunningGag in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' is that the famous people Blocks are named after are often horribly apposite for the particular disaster that befalls them, such as a [[MixAndMatchMan Mix-and-Match Woman]] being created in Creator/MaryShelley Block or mind-control parasites in Creator/ColinWilson Block.

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* A RunningGag in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' is that the famous people Blocks are named after are often horribly apposite for the particular disaster that befalls them, such as a [[MixAndMatchMan Mix-and-Match Woman]] being created in Creator/MaryShelley Block or mind-control parasites in infesting Creator/ColinWilson Block.
29th Feb '16 4:01:37 AM DaibhidC
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* A RunningGag in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' is that the famous people Blocks are named after are often horribly apposite for the particular disaster that befalls them, such as a MixAndMatchWoman being created in Creator/MaryShelley Block or mind-control parasites in Colin Wilson Block.

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* A RunningGag in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' is that the famous people Blocks are named after are often horribly apposite for the particular disaster that befalls them, such as a MixAndMatchWoman [[MixAndMatchMan Mix-and-Match Woman]] being created in Creator/MaryShelley Block or mind-control parasites in Colin Wilson Creator/ColinWilson Block.
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