History MeaningfulName / ComicBooks

16th Mar '17 11:17:43 AM morenohijazo
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** Wa'at Alaaf, a.k.a. Dilat Larat, i.e. "dilate la rate", refers to laughing uproariously in French -- for an extremely DeadpanSnarker character.
** The Caliph's brothers Dheround, Troiround and Katround translate to "Two-round", "Three-round" and "Four-round" respectively.
*** Note that the Caliph's first name is "Haroun"; since you don't pronounce the "H" in french, it sounds like "a-roun(d)" and is also an example of FamilyThemeNaming

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** Wa'at Alaaf, Alahf, a.k.a. Dilat Larat, Laraht, i.e. "dilate la rate", refers to laughing uproariously in French -- for an extremely DeadpanSnarker character.
** The Caliph's brothers Dheround, Troiround and Katround translate to "Two-round", "Three-round" and "Four-round" respectively.
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respectively. Note that the Caliph's first name is "Haroun"; "Haroun" (the Arabic version of "Aaron"); since you don't pronounce the "H" in french, French, it sounds like "a-roun(d)" and is also an example of FamilyThemeNamingFamilyThemeNaming.
3rd Mar '17 3:59:26 AM Silverblade2
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* Virtually every ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain has a theme name, some (Temple Fugate/Clock King, Julian Day/Calendar Man) more subtle than others ([[Comicbook/HarleyQuinn Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn]]), Mary Dahl/Baby Doll), Jonathan Crane (Crane being a reference to [[Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow Ichabod Crane]]). The ones that don't, like Harvey Dent/Two-Face and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker don't either because they were a non-villain character previously or because they've had several names and the {{canon}} can't agree.

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* Virtually every ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain has a theme name, some (Temple Fugate/Clock King, Julian Day/Calendar Man) more subtle than others ([[Comicbook/HarleyQuinn Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn]]), Mary Dahl/Baby Doll), Jonathan Crane (Crane being a reference to [[Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow Ichabod Crane]]). The ones that don't, like Harvey Dent/Two-Face and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker don't either because they were a non-villain character previously or because they've had several names and the {{canon}} can't agree.



* The real name of Fenway, a SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} supporting character who is obsessed with baseball, is Homer Unn. Clearly it's supposed to be bad, but that's just... eugh. Ironically, his nickname comes from one of the hardest ballparks to hit a homer in, due to Fenway Park's infamous "Green Monster".

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* The real name of Fenway, a SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} supporting character who is obsessed with baseball, is Homer Unn. Clearly it's supposed to be bad, but that's just... eugh. Ironically, his nickname comes from one of the hardest ballparks to hit a homer in, due to Fenway Park's infamous "Green Monster".
14th Feb '17 8:11:30 AM cdrood
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** In this case, he's quite self aware and modeled the hammer on the legendary figure.
29th Jan '17 9:15:00 PM BrokenEye
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** There is also the none-too-pretty cop Dan ''Turpin'' (taken from the Latin for ugly/corrupt), though he is technically a Franchise/{{Superman}} character.

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** There is also the none-too-pretty cop Dan ''Turpin'' (taken from the Latin for ugly/corrupt), ugly/corrupt, as well as being the last name of the legendary crook Dick Turpin), though he is technically a Franchise/{{Superman}} character.
3rd Nov '16 9:56:49 PM Oddstar6
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* The most recent iteration of [[Comicbook/FreedomFighters the Ray]] was named Lucien Gates. The Ray famously has light-themed powers, while Lucien is Greek for "light".

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* The most recent iteration of [[Comicbook/FreedomFighters the Ray]] was named Lucien Gates. The Ray famously has light-themed powers, while Lucien is Greek from the Latin for "light".
25th Aug '16 10:33:48 PM caivu
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* The initial antagonists of ''ComicBook/DetectiveComicsRebirth'' are an organization called the Colony, who emulate Batman on a military scale. In biology, "colony" is the collective term for a group of bats.
31st Jul '16 9:55:48 AM nombretomado
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* This might also apply to {{DC Comics}}'s former Robin, now {{Nightwing}}, Richard Grayson, whose nickname is also Dick, and who is the world's second greatest detective (former sidekick of the first)

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* This might also apply to {{DC Creator/{{DC Comics}}'s former Robin, now {{Nightwing}}, ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, Richard Grayson, whose nickname is also Dick, and who is the world's second greatest detective (former sidekick of the first)
7th Jun '16 12:21:55 AM Anddrix
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* Mitchell Hundred of ''ComicBook/ExMachina'' is a {{Technopath}} who can communicate fluently with machines. Appropriately, his surname is a number composed of 1's and 0's--meaning that it can be understood as binary code, or "computer language". To drive the point home, [[spoiler: the sentient machines in the other dimension call him "100" instead of "Hundred"]].

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* Mitchell Hundred of ''ComicBook/ExMachina'' is a {{Technopath}} who can communicate fluently with machines. Appropriately, his surname is a number composed of 1's and 0's--meaning that it can be understood as binary code, or "computer language". To drive the point home, [[spoiler: the sentient machines in the other dimension call him "100" instead of "Hundred"]]."Hundred"]].
* Revka Temerlune Edifex Scyros III from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'''s name literally means "The King with no Enemies" due in part to his ability to make anyone his happy slave.
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4th Jun '16 10:34:24 PM Micah
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** Another regarding his non-superhero name that's not as blatantly obvious. If the people closest to him call him "Clark", you're dealing with the TheCape. If you're in an AlternateUniverse or [[ForWantOfANail different timeline]] and they call him "Kal", you have to be a tad more cautious because he's likely the AntiHero, BloodKnight, or even LawfulEvil.



* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's]] hammer, Mjolnir, translates to ''Crusher''.
10th Apr '16 1:26:47 PM morenohijazo
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*** Note that the Caliph's first name is "Haroun"; since you don't pronounce the "H" in french, it sounds like "a-roun(d)" and is also an example of FamilyThemeNaming.

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*** Note that the Caliph's first name is "Haroun"; since you don't pronounce the "H" in french, it sounds like "a-roun(d)" and is also an example of FamilyThemeNaming.FamilyThemeNaming
** In the German translation, the henchman is named Tunichgud (do-no-good).
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