History MeaningfulName / TableTopGames

26th Mar '16 7:43:53 AM Chabal2
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** Outside of the Space Marine Chapters, a good example is [[Literature/TheBible Ezekyle Abaddon]] (later known as Abaddon the Despoiler). Before he earned the honorific he was the most honoured Marine in the most honoured Legion; then he and his whole Legion followed their Primarch into the worship of the Dark Gods.
** Also for Chaos, Kharn the Betrayer, who earned the suffix after slaughtering his Legion and the one they were fighting after they dared to hide in their shelters during a deadly blizzard.

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** Outside of the Space Marine Chapters, a good example is [[Literature/TheBible Ezekyle Abaddon]] (later known as Abaddon the Despoiler). Before he earned the honorific he was the most honoured Marine in the most honoured Legion; then he and his whole Legion followed their Primarch into the worship of the Dark Gods. Abaddon meaning destruction, and Ezekyle meaning "God strengthens", rather appropriate for a guy who holds the favor of all four Chaos Gods.
** Also for Chaos, Kharn the Betrayer, who earned the suffix after slaughtering his Legion and the one they were fighting after they dared to hide in their shelters during a deadly blizzard. His actual name is Arabic for traitor.


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** The Tyranids first announced their presence by eating the planet Prandium ([[BlackComedy Latin for lunch]]).
9th Mar '16 4:00:11 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Odiare: A now-obsolete Italian word meaning "kiddy" or "little one"; it's the name of a domain where a malevolent Pinocchio {{expy}} rules a city of fearful, traumatized children.

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* ** Odiare: A now-obsolete Italian word meaning "kiddy" or "little one"; it's the name of a domain where a malevolent Pinocchio {{expy}} rules a city of fearful, traumatized children.
9th Mar '16 1:16:12 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Look over '''Anastasia''' Kerensky's history and you'll see that she's very much trying to be the second incarnation of her infamous ancestor, Natasha Kerensky. Only fitting that Anastasia can translate into 'ressurection.'

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** Look over '''Anastasia''' Kerensky's history and you'll see that she's very much trying to be the second incarnation of her infamous ancestor, Natasha Kerensky. Only fitting that Anastasia can translate into 'ressurection.''resurrection.'
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'', many domains have names that are basically non-English language words chosen for this trope, to an extent that they often cross over into IncrediblyLamePun territory for people who actually do speak the language.
** Richemulot: A compounding of the French words for "Rich" and "Mouse", it's a domain where ''[[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent wererats]]'' make up a significant portion of the domain's aristocracy. Most notably, the domain's beloved leader, scion of its richest and most powerful family, is herself a wererat, as are all her kin.
** Verbrek: Taken from the Slavic word for "werewolf", it's a domain with the largest population ''of'' werewolves in the game, and ruled by a werewolf darklord.
* Odiare: A now-obsolete Italian word meaning "kiddy" or "little one"; it's the name of a domain where a malevolent Pinocchio {{expy}} rules a city of fearful, traumatized children.
11th Sep '15 6:09:47 PM Stealth
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** Justin Xiang Allard's name is twofold, since Allard comes from the Old English words for "noble counsel." Indeed, the Allard family is known for being advisors to the Davion family over the generations. Additionally, depending on the Chinese character used, ''Xiang'' can be translated as "obey," "decline," "prime minister," "auspicious," "thinking," or even the first character in the phrase "chess," all of which adequately describe some portion of his personality or life's story.

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** Justin Xiang Allard's '''Xiang Allard''''s name is twofold, since Allard comes from the Old English words for "noble counsel." Indeed, the Allard family is known for being advisors to the Davion family over the generations. Additionally, depending on the Chinese character used, ''Xiang'' can be translated as "obey," "decline," "prime minister," "auspicious," "thinking," or even the first character in the phrase "chess," all of which adequately describe some portion of his personality or life's story.
11th Sep '15 6:05:14 PM Stealth
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** '''Just'''in Xiang Allard's name is twofold, as his motives are actually surprisingly pure. Additionally, depending on the Chinese character used, ''Xiang'' can be translated as "obey," "decline," "prime minister," "auspicious," "thinking," or even the first character in the phrase "chess," all of which adequately describe some portion of his personality or life's story.

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** '''Just'''in Justin Xiang Allard's name is twofold, as his motives are actually surprisingly pure.since Allard comes from the Old English words for "noble counsel." Indeed, the Allard family is known for being advisors to the Davion family over the generations. Additionally, depending on the Chinese character used, ''Xiang'' can be translated as "obey," "decline," "prime minister," "auspicious," "thinking," or even the first character in the phrase "chess," all of which adequately describe some portion of his personality or life's story.




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** Given his origins as [[spoiler:revenge against the Inner Sphere by his sociopathic mother]] and an intent to break the Great Refusal and conquer the Inner Sphere, '''Alaric''' Wolf's name is quite fitting for his ambitions--it translates to "ruler of all."
** Look over '''Anastasia''' Kerensky's history and you'll see that she's very much trying to be the second incarnation of her infamous ancestor, Natasha Kerensky. Only fitting that Anastasia can translate into 'ressurection.'
27th May '15 11:36:39 PM CountDorku
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** [[TheEmpire The Imperium]] is really, really bad (or really [[PropheticName prophetic]]) at naming planets. The planet Tartarus for example became a blasted hellscape from the incursions of Chaos and a NegativeSpaceWedgie. Then there's the planet Armageddon, which has suffered ''three'' horrifically cataclysmic wars, the first led by the Daemon Primarch of the aformentioned World Eaters followed by the endless hordes of the Warp, the subsequent two led by the biggest Ork in the galaxy at the head of the largest Ork WAAAGH! in history.

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** [[TheEmpire The Imperium]] is really, really bad (or really [[PropheticName prophetic]]) at naming planets. The planet Tartarus for example became a blasted hellscape from the incursions of Chaos and a NegativeSpaceWedgie. Then there's the planet Armageddon, which has suffered ''three'' horrifically cataclysmic wars, the first led by the Daemon Primarch of the aformentioned World Eaters followed by the endless hordes of the Warp, the subsequent two led by the biggest Ork in the galaxy at the head of the largest Ork WAAAGH! in history. And Prospero, named after the wizard from ''The Tempest'', became the home of an entire Legion of sorcerers prior to its destruction.
14th Oct '14 3:41:28 AM Chabal2
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** Strangely, Horus may be the sole exception: despite sharing a name with an Egyptian hawk-headed god, he has a vaguely lupine motif (his Legion was called the Luna Wolves) and turns evil, where the Egyptian Horus was a good guy all the way.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhus Typhus]] the Traveller, Champion of Nurgle. Nurgle himself sounds like (and is hinted to have been) Nergal, a Mesopotamian god of, among other things, plague.
26th Jul '14 11:02:58 AM VutherA
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*** To expand on Canis there- he's a Thunderwolf-riding RaisedByWolves Wolf Guard in Harald Deathwolf's Great Company and the Wolf Lord's champion in the SpaceWolves Chapter who can wear a wolftooth necklace or a wolf amulet. After reading the SpaceWolves codex, the word "wolf" will cease to have any meaning.

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*** To expand on Canis there- he's a Thunderwolf-riding RaisedByWolves Wolf Guard in Harald Deathwolf's Great Company and the Wolf Lord's champion in the SpaceWolves Chapter who can wear a wolftooth necklace or a wolf amulet. After reading the SpaceWolves codex, the word "wolf" will cease to have any meaning. meaning.
** There is a Space Marine chapter called the Marines Malevolent. Their defining trait is being complete and total assholes that absolutely no one else likes.
28th May '14 8:52:44 PM Stealth
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* Occasionally happens in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''.
** '''Victor''' Ian Steiner-Davion definitely comes out on top in many of the battles he's been in, including the end of the Clan Invasion, the Fed-Com Civil War, and the Word Of Blake Jihad; either he or his side eventually prevails.
** '''Just'''in Xiang Allard's name is twofold, as his motives are actually surprisingly pure. Additionally, depending on the Chinese character used, ''Xiang'' can be translated as "obey," "decline," "prime minister," "auspicious," "thinking," or even the first character in the phrase "chess," all of which adequately describe some portion of his personality or life's story.
** His son, '''Kai''', is even more fitting, as the character used could mean either "victory" or "operate a machine, drive a vehicle," both of which are appropriate because Kai is a natural AcePilot and has beaten various Clans more times than they can count.
** There's also '''Kitsune''' Kurita. Anyone with insight into the AnimalMotifs of ''Battletech'' can the twist coming a mile away. [[spoiler: Any surprise that he's Victor Davion's son by Omi Kurita? Especially considering that kitsune loosely means "fox spirit."]]
6th Mar '14 5:56:50 PM Aiguille
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** Outside of the Space Marine Chapters, a good example is [[TheBible Ezekyle Abaddon]] (later known as Abaddon the Despoiler). Before he earned the honorific he was the most honoured Marine in the most honoured Legion; then he and his whole Legion followed their Primarch into the worship of the Dark Gods.

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** Outside of the Space Marine Chapters, a good example is [[TheBible [[Literature/TheBible Ezekyle Abaddon]] (later known as Abaddon the Despoiler). Before he earned the honorific he was the most honoured Marine in the most honoured Legion; then he and his whole Legion followed their Primarch into the worship of the Dark Gods.
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