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25th Jun '16 2:52:50 AM Sabrewing
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* The [[TheHeartless Echthroi]] in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's book ''A Wind in the Door'' have the power to unmake elements of creation, a process referred to as Xing.

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* The [[TheHeartless Echthroi]] in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's book ''A Wind in the Door'' ''Literature/AWindInTheDoor'' have the power to unmake elements of creation, a process referred to as Xing.
9th Jun '16 12:38:27 AM DoctorTItanX
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** Lille Barro of the Vandenreich has an ability called "The X-Axis", one of the most powerful abilities seen in the series, and he is a sniper with heavy angel motifs.

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** Lille Barro of the Vandenreich has an ability called "The X-Axis", one of the most powerful abilities seen in among the series, Schrift and outside of it, and he is a an expert sniper with heavy angel motifs.
22nd May '16 3:04:40 AM shokoshu
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* The SF trilogy by Ramez Naam: "Nexus", "Crux", "Apex". The second one even got a somewhat shoehorned TitleDrop in the respective book, as if to say: [[SarcasmMode "Hey, it's totally NOT this trope!"]]
18th May '16 5:34:42 AM AndyLA
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "Anthology of Interest I"
2nd May '16 11:58:23 AM tropower
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* ''VideoGamePaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' has the X-Nauts.

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* ''VideoGamePaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' has the X-Nauts.
29th Apr '16 5:25:00 AM Andyroid
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** In ''Discworld/Unseen Academicals'', we find that Dr. Hicks, head of [[InsistentTerminology Post-Mortem Communications]] at Unseen University first introduced in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', has started spelling his last name Hix because "a man who wears a [[GoodColorsEvilColors black]] robe with nasty symbols on it and has a skull ring would be mad, or let us say even madder, to pass up the chance to have an X in his name."

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** In ''Discworld/Unseen Academicals'', ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', we find that Dr. Hicks, the head of [[InsistentTerminology Post-Mortem Communications]] at Unseen University first introduced in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', has started spelling his last name Hix because "a man who wears a [[GoodColorsEvilColors black]] robe with nasty symbols on it and has a skull ring would be mad, or let us say even madder, to pass up the chance to have an X in his name."
16th Apr '16 1:06:45 PM spydre
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* The X games, even if X is supposed to be for eXtreme.



* The short lived XFL, a particularly good example in that unlike some of the others, the X didn't stand for eXtreme--it was just an X.



* Practically any time a word starting with "ex-" is shortened for an acronym, the letter X is used, instead of E.

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* Practically any time a word starting with "ex-" is shortened for an acronym, the letter X is used, instead of E. This has been particularly true for the word "extreme", which is so often shortened to "X-treme" that many usages don't need to explain themselves, such as the the X Games.



* The short lived XFL, a particularly good example in that unlike some of the others, the X didn't stand for eXtreme--it was just an X.
16th Apr '16 1:01:42 PM spydre
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* "Christmas" is often abbreviated as "Xmas" in writing, as the Greek letter Chi, which looks like X, is the first letter of Xristos (Χρἰστος), Greek for "Christ".

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* "Christmas" is often abbreviated as "Xmas" in writing, as the Greek letter Chi, which looks like X, is the first letter of Xristos (Χρἰστος), Greek for "Christ". The "Chi-Rho", which looks like an "XP" in the Latin alphabet and usually written one on top of the other, was an ancient symbol for Christ- "chi rho" ("ch" "r") being the two first Greek letters of the word "Christ".
14th Apr '16 11:13:26 PM aye_amber
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*** Not to mention peripheral X-character "Adam X the X-Treme." Created in the heyday of the NinetiesAntiHero, he has ''that'' name and the power to [[DarkerAndEdgier ignite people's blood]] and possesses more spikes than [[SpikesOfVillainy actual bad guys]] in order to expose said blood to the air. Basically the living definition of "trying too hard." (Last seen setting TheJuggernaut [[KillItWithFire on fire]], and then [[OhCrap realizing that]] he'd set [[NighInvulnerable the Juggernaut]] [[WreathedInFlames on]] [[InfernalRetaliation fire]]. Yeah, ''that'' coulda gone better.)

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*** Not to mention peripheral X-character "Adam X the X-Treme." Created in the heyday of the NinetiesAntiHero, he has ''that'' name and the power to [[DarkerAndEdgier ignite people's blood]] and possesses more spikes than [[SpikesOfVillainy actual bad guys]] in order to expose said blood to the air. Basically the living definition of "trying too hard." (Last seen setting TheJuggernaut [[KillItWithFire on fire]], fire,]] and then [[OhCrap realizing that]] he'd set [[NighInvulnerable the Juggernaut]] [[WreathedInFlames on]] [[InfernalRetaliation fire]]. fire.]] Yeah, ''that'' coulda gone better.)



** And of course Wolverine is Weapon X. (These days, it's the Roman numeral, making him the tenth 'weapon' created by the SuperSoldier project. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is Weapon I. But that's a retcon created recently in the scheme of things.)
* Moira [=MacTaggert's=] prisoner, the mysterious Mutant X, who turned out to be [[spoiler: her son, aka Proteus]]. The name was dusted off in the 90s for the comic book starring Havok trapped in a ParallelUniverse, and an unrelated TV series Marvel had ''some'' hand in (''{{Alphas}}'' is sort of a SpiritualSuccessor.)

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** And of course Wolverine is Weapon X. (These days, it's the Roman numeral, making him the tenth 'weapon' ''weapon'' created by the SuperSoldier project. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is Weapon I. But that's a retcon created recently in the scheme of things.)
* Moira [=MacTaggert's=] [=Mac=]Taggert's prisoner, the mysterious Mutant X, who turned out to be [[spoiler: her son, aka Proteus]]. AKA Proteus.]] The name was dusted off in the 90s '90s for the comic book starring Havok trapped in a ParallelUniverse, and an unrelated TV series Marvel had ''some'' hand in (''{{Alphas}}'' (''Series/{{Alphas}}'' is sort of a SpiritualSuccessor.)SpiritualSuccessor).



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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' FanFic ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' features goffik band [=XBlakXTearX=], featuring Serious Blak, Snap, Lucian Malfoy, and Jamez "Samoro" Potter. Notable for the fact that the latter once [[DisproportionateRetribution shot Lucan's arm off for playing a song wrong]].
* ''FanFic/PaperMarioX''. The X stands for {{crossover}}.

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[[folder:Fan [[folder: Fan Works]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' FanFic ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' {{Fanfic}} ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' features goffik band [=XBlakXTearX=], featuring Serious Blak, Snap, Lucian Malfoy, and Jamez "Samoro" Potter. Notable for the fact that the latter once [[DisproportionateRetribution shot Lucan's arm off for playing a song wrong]].
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* ''FanFic/PaperMarioX''. ''Fanfic/PaperMarioX.'' The X stands for {{crossover}}.
17th Mar '16 12:41:03 AM erforce
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* Before its release, the code name of the first UsefulNotes/PlayStation was PS-X, short for [=PlayStation=]-eXperimental. Later, Sony released a digital video recorder with integrated Playstation and Playstation 2 hardware, called PSX.

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* Before its release, the code name of the first UsefulNotes/PlayStation was PS-X, short for [=PlayStation=]-eXperimental. Later, Sony released a digital video recorder with integrated Playstation and Playstation 2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 hardware, called PSX.



** The codenames for the Xbox 360's processor and GPU are the Xenon and Xenos, respectively. The [=PlayStation=] 3's GPU is the RSX.

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** The codenames for the Xbox 360's processor and GPU are the Xenon and Xenos, respectively. The [=PlayStation=] 3's UsefulNotes/PlayStation3's GPU is the RSX.
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