History MeaningfulName / ComicBooks

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).
28th Feb '16 7:33:16 PM buttbutt
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** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} (who may be James Howlett) may have been born in Canada during the 1800s. It was apparently revealed in the miniseries "Origin" that he was the son of a wealthy landowner who was murdered by their groundskeeper. Although James later called himself Logan, then later received the nickname 'Wolverine', he resembles more of a wolf (rather than an actual wolverine) in some illustrations through the years, which was highlighted in a several books. HealingFactor is also a mutant ability for this guy. 'Howl'ett is also an allusion to wolves which was the last animal seen by the end of "Origin" travelling with James in the Canadian wilderness.
** ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s real name is Laura, as in "bay laurel", the leaves of which symbolize [[TykeBomb victory.]]
** In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', Leech's real name is Dorian Leach. (In comics, he has no "real name".) A couple other characters in this show have their names changed to resemble their codename: Avalanche/Lance Alvers (comic: Dominic Petros, whose powers allow for the domination of rock) and Toad/Todd Tolensky (comic: Mortimer Toynbee).

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** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} (who may be James Howlett) may have been born in Canada during the 1800s. It was apparently revealed in the miniseries "Origin" that he was the son of a wealthy landowner who was murdered by their groundskeeper. (James Howlett). Although James later called himself Logan, then later received the nickname 'Wolverine', "Wolverine," he resembles more of a wolf (rather than an actual wolverine) in some illustrations through the years, wolverine, a fact to which was highlighted in a several books. HealingFactor is also a mutant ability for this guy. 'Howl'ett is also an allusion to wolves which was the last animal seen by the end of "Origin" travelling with James in the Canadian wilderness.
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** ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s real name is Laura, as in "bay laurel", laurel," the leaves of which symbolize [[TykeBomb victory.]]
victory]].
** In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', Leech's real name is Dorian Leach. (In comics, he has no "real name"."real" name.) A couple other characters in this show have their names changed to resemble their codename: Avalanche/Lance Alvers (comic: Dominic Petros, Petrakis, whose powers allow for the domination of rock) and Toad/Todd Tolensky (comic: Mortimer Toynbee).



* Most of the Wolfrider elves in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' have meaningful names. Cutter is good with a sword ([[BrutalHonesty and also likes to cut through hypocrisy and bullshit]]), Skywise is a stargazer, Pike and Redlance are spearmen, Strongbow and his son Dart are archers, Treestump is short and stocky (and also stubborn and unyielding), One-Eye -- well, for obvious reasons, and Bearclaw... well, I guess he just likes pastries.

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* Most of the Wolfrider elves in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' have meaningful names. Cutter is good with a sword ([[BrutalHonesty and also likes to cut through hypocrisy and bullshit]]), Skywise is a stargazer, Pike and Redlance are spearmen, Strongbow and his son Dart are archers, Treestump is short and stocky (and also stubborn and unyielding), One-Eye -- - well, for obvious reasons, and Bearclaw... well, I guess he just likes pastries.



* ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}'', the armoured, hammer-wielding African American hero, whose real name is ''John Henry'' Irons - after the folk hero who was stronger and faster than a machine.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}'', the armoured, armored, hammer-wielding African American hero, whose real name is ''John Henry'' Irons - after the folk hero who was stronger and faster than a machine.



** Some more examples: Edward Nigma (E. Nigma, AKA The Riddler... though his real name is Edward Nashton in the current continuity), Dr Victor Fries (presumably pronounced Frees, AKA Mr. Freeze), Dr Simon Ecks (Dr. Double X), Joe Rigger (AKA explosives expert Firebug), Hammond Carter (AKA the map loving Globe), Warren White (The Great WHITE Shark), Liam Hawkleigh (AKA Gunhawk), Humphrey Dumpler (AKA Humpty Dumpty), Johnny Witts (The Crime Boss who's always one step ahead of the Batman), Lyle Bolton (AKA Lockup), Margaret Pie (the Magpie), Joe Coyne (the Penny Plunderer), Anthony Lupis (the Werewolf) Deever and Dumphrey/Dumson Tweed (Tweedledee and Tweedledum), the silver-obsessed Sterling Silversmith...

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** Some more examples: Edward Nigma (E. Nigma, AKA The Riddler... though his real name is Edward Nashton in the current continuity), Dr Victor Fries (presumably pronounced (pronounced Frees, AKA Mr. Freeze), Dr Simon Ecks (Dr. Double X), Joe Rigger (AKA explosives expert Firebug), Hammond Carter (AKA the map loving Globe), Warren White (The Great WHITE Shark), Liam Hawkleigh (AKA Gunhawk), Humphrey Dumpler (AKA Humpty Dumpty), Johnny Witts (The Crime Boss who's always one step ahead of the Batman), Lyle Bolton (AKA Lockup), Margaret Pie (the Magpie), Joe Coyne (the Penny Plunderer), Anthony Lupis (the Werewolf) Deever and Dumphrey/Dumson Tweed (Tweedledee and Tweedledum), the silver-obsessed Sterling Silversmith...



* Comicbook/TheFlash battled a crook called Rainbow Raider, who used a pair of goggles emitting beams of solid rainbow-coloured light to rob art galleries, even though he himself was colour-blind. His real name was Roy G. Bivolo, the first seven letters denoting the colours of the spectrum (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.)

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* Comicbook/TheFlash battled a crook called Rainbow Raider, who used a pair of goggles emitting beams of solid rainbow-coloured light to rob art galleries, even though he himself was colour-blind.colorblind. His real name was Roy G. Bivolo, the first seven letters denoting the colours colors of the spectrum (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.)
28th Jan '16 2:33:53 PM margdean56
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* (This might also refers to {{DCComics}}'s former Robin, now {{Nightwing}}, Richard Grayson, whose nickname is also Dick, and the 2nd world's greatest detective (former side kick of the 1st))

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* (This This might also refers apply to {{DCComics}}'s {{DC Comics}}'s former Robin, now {{Nightwing}}, Richard Grayson, whose nickname is also Dick, and who is the 2nd world's second greatest detective (former side kick sidekick of the 1st))first)



* ComicBook/AdamWarlock had his name changed to this by the Evoltionary. 'Adam' (for being the first of his kind) and 'Warlock' because "Men would fear his powers".

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* ComicBook/AdamWarlock had his name changed to this by the Evoltionary.Evolutionary. 'Adam' (for being the first of his kind) and 'Warlock' because "Men would fear his powers".
28th Jan '16 9:23:19 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* The protagonist of ''Comicbook/BlackMagick'' is Detective Rowan Black. In the first issue she is asked for specifically by name by a hostage-taker whom she does not know and has never met before. In the following issues his name is revealed to be Rowan ''White''. This helps the other police understand the situation in their own frame of reference, since they figure he must have asked for Rowan specifically because of their name similarities, but Rowan and her coven realize that it is some kind of message.

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* The protagonist of ''Comicbook/BlackMagick'' is Detective Rowan Black. In the first issue she is asked for specifically by name by a hostage-taker whom she does not know and has never met before. In the following issues his name is revealed to be Rowan ''White''. This helps the other police understand the situation in their own frame of reference, since they figure he must have asked for Rowan specifically because of their name similarities, but Rowan and her coven realize that it is some kind of message.message.
* 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"]].
13th Jan '16 12:45:05 PM JBK405
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* The protagonist of ''Comicbook/BlackMagick'' is Detective Rowan Black. In the first issue she is asked for specifically by name by a hostage-taker whom she does not know and has never met before. In the following issues his name is revealed to be Rowan ''White''. This helps the other police understand the situation in their own frame of reference, since they figure he must have asked for Rowan specifically because of their name similarities, but Rowan and her coven realize that it is some kind of message.
9th Jan '16 4:22:37 PM jormis29
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* Michael Caesar from the ''ComicStrip/{{Boondocks}}'' comic strip. He likes to rap and his initials are...

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* Michael Caesar from the ''ComicStrip/{{Boondocks}}'' ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' comic strip. He likes to rap and his initials are...
29th Dec '15 8:22:41 AM Anddrix
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* [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom DOOM]] is FURIOUS that [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]], main villain from the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' was not the very first example! Seriously, what were his parents thinking? According to the original canon, he was [[OnceAcceptableTargets Roma]], and they had to have it sound European. It was not uncommon in the past for Romanies to have two names, one used within their community and another used with outsiders, so his ancestors may have adopted 'Von Doom' to blend in with (the presumably Germanic-speaking) peoples around them.

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* [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom DOOM]] is FURIOUS that [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]], Doom, main villain from the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' was not the very first example! Seriously, what were his parents thinking? According to the original canon, he was [[OnceAcceptableTargets Roma]], and they had to have it sound European. It was not uncommon in the past for Romanies to have two names, one used within their community and another used with outsiders, so his ancestors may have adopted 'Von Doom' to blend in with (the presumably Germanic-speaking) peoples around them.
25th Nov '15 2:44:51 PM elaine22459
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* (This might also refers to {{DCComics}}'s former Robin, now {{Nightwing}}, Richard Grayson, whose nickname is also Dick and the 2nd world greatest detective (former side kick of the 1st))

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* (This might also refers to {{DCComics}}'s former Robin, now {{Nightwing}}, Richard Grayson, whose nickname is also Dick Dick, and the 2nd world world's greatest detective (former side kick of the 1st))
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