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17th Sep '17 12:39:45 AM caivu
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* Violet Paige, the protagonist of ''ComicBook/MotherPanic'', is bisexual, and the flower of the same name is a symbol of bisexual women and lesbians, particularly during the early to mid-20th century. "Violet" is also similar to "violent", which she is.
16th Sep '17 12:54:05 PM nombretomado
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** Itzak Arrat's name is one of the many ways to spell the Hebrew name Yithzak or Isaac and his name can both relate the biblical one and the historical one (Yitzak Rabin). Interestingly, his father is named Joseph, possibly after [[JesusChrist the human father of Jesus]].

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** Itzak Arrat's name is one of the many ways to spell the Hebrew name Yithzak or Isaac and his name can both relate the biblical one and the historical one (Yitzak Rabin). Interestingly, his father is named Joseph, possibly after [[JesusChrist [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} the human father of Jesus]].
16th Jun '17 1:59:18 AM Brynhild.Svanhvit
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* ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': The twins are named from the Spanish word ''zipizape'' ("chaos", "turmoil"). Peloto takes his name from one of the meanings of the Spanish word ''pelota'' ("suck up"), Sapientín's name obviously comes from ''sapient'', etc.

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* ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': The twins are named from the Spanish word ''zipizape'' ("chaos", "turmoil"). Peloto takes his name from one of the meanings of the Spanish word ''pelota'' ("suck up"), Sapientín's name obviously comes from ''sapient'', ''sapient''. The neighbourhood burglar is known as Manitas ("sticky fingers"), etc.
24th May '17 9:13:47 PM hellsop
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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 (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 (pronounced Frees, AKA Mr. Freeze), Dr Simon Ecks (Dr. Double X), Joe Rigger (AKA explosives expert Firebug), Hammond [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond_Map 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...
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.
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