History NamesTheSame / ComicBooks

17th Jul '16 3:24:38 AM Silverblade2
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* An aquatic superhero debuted in World War II. He was the last survivor of an underwater civilization (and royalty to boot), had superior strength, and fought the Axis. If you're thinking it's Namor, you're wrong. It's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Man_(Canadian_comics) Iron Man]].

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* An aquatic superhero debuted in World War II. He was the last survivor of an underwater civilization (and royalty to boot), had superior strength, and fought the Axis. If you're thinking it's Namor, you're wrong. It's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Man_(Canadian_comics) Iron Man]].Man]].
* Supervillain ComicBook/{{Thanos}} shares his name with a villain in french comicbook ComicBook/{{Lanfeust}} and they're both ruthless conquerors.
19th Jun '16 8:16:13 PM nombretomado
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** Now that we have the whole Captain Marvel/Photon/Marvel Boy/Quasar thing sorted out, let's turn to ComicBook/MsMarvel. Ms. Marvel was the DistaffCounterpart to ComicBook/CaptainMarVell. The name was also taken up by another woman who briefly joined the ComicBook/FantasticFour. During ComicBook/DarkReign, Moonstone, a member of the ThunderBolts, took the name Ms. Marvel as her identity in the ComicBook/DarkAvengers.

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** Now that we have the whole Captain Marvel/Photon/Marvel Boy/Quasar thing sorted out, let's turn to ComicBook/MsMarvel. Ms. Marvel was the DistaffCounterpart to ComicBook/CaptainMarVell. The name was also taken up by another woman who briefly joined the ComicBook/FantasticFour. During ComicBook/DarkReign, Moonstone, a member of the ThunderBolts, ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, took the name Ms. Marvel as her identity in the ComicBook/DarkAvengers.
27th May '16 8:13:04 PM orvillethird
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* This is the reason why ''ComicBook/SpiderGwen'' is titled the way it is. While canonically her hero name is "Spider-Woman", we already have a ComicBook/SpiderWoman - Jessica Drew. It's also a FanNickname that went canon.

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* This is the reason why ''ComicBook/SpiderGwen'' is titled the way it is. While canonically her hero name is "Spider-Woman", we already have a ComicBook/SpiderWoman - Jessica Drew. It's also a FanNickname that went canon.canon.
* An aquatic superhero debuted in World War II. He was the last survivor of an underwater civilization (and royalty to boot), had superior strength, and fought the Axis. If you're thinking it's Namor, you're wrong. It's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Man_(Canadian_comics) Iron Man]].
14th May '16 7:53:34 AM Doug86
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* Changeling is either: a minor ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' adversary from the [[TheSixties 1960's]] who underwent an off-panel HeelFaceTurn and died while covering for Professor X; or another name for ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' member Gar Logan. Both have shapeshifting abilities, but they function differently from each other (the former can change into other people, while the latter can transform into animals).
** Morph from the 90's ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series was supposed to be a modernized version of Changeling, since he technically was an X-Men member in the comics, even if it was only established through a {{retcon}}. He even had the same civilian identity of "Kevin Sidney", but the codename "Changeling" couldn't be used at the time since it now belonged to the DCComics character. Ironically, when the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans got their own animated series, Gar Logan went back to using his old Beast Boy handle.

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* Changeling is either: a minor ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' adversary from the [[TheSixties 1960's]] who underwent an off-panel HeelFaceTurn and died while covering for Professor X; or another name for ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' member Gar Logan. Both have shapeshifting abilities, but they function differently from each other (the former can change into other people, while the latter can transform into animals).
** Morph from the 90's ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series was supposed to be a modernized version of Changeling, since he technically was an X-Men member in the comics, even if it was only established through a {{retcon}}. He even had the same civilian identity of "Kevin Sidney", but the codename "Changeling" couldn't be used at the time since it now belonged to the DCComics character. Ironically, when the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans got their own animated series, Gar Logan went back to using his old Beast Boy handle.



* In the ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' annual where future ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' mainstay Rogue first appeared, a little girl, apropos of nothing, introduces herself as "Maddy Pryor," adding "I been sick, but I'm better now." A little while later, ComicBook/{{X-Men}} leader Cyclops begins dating - and soon marries - a woman named Madelyne Pryor. Readers assumed there had to be a connection between the two. Actually there wasn't. In real life, Madelyne Prior is the name of a singer with the British folk rock group Steeleye Span. Creator/ChrisClaremont - the writer of the stories in question - liked the band and used the name as an homage twice, for two otherwise unrelated characters.

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* In the ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' annual where future ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' mainstay Rogue first appeared, a little girl, apropos of nothing, introduces herself as "Maddy Pryor," adding "I been sick, but I'm better now." A little while later, ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen leader Cyclops begins dating - and soon marries - a woman named Madelyne Pryor. Readers assumed there had to be a connection between the two. Actually there wasn't. In real life, Madelyne Prior is the name of a singer with the British folk rock group Steeleye Span. Creator/ChrisClaremont - the writer of the stories in question - liked the band and used the name as an homage twice, for two otherwise unrelated characters.



* There's the DC / [[MilestoneComics Milestone]] hero Comicbook/{{Static}}, and a far lesser known ComicBook/{{X-Men}} character of the same name.

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* There's the DC / [[MilestoneComics Milestone]] hero Comicbook/{{Static}}, and a far lesser known ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen character of the same name.
15th Apr '16 7:01:44 PM DeisTheAlcano
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*** And more recently, the former Ms. Marvel has taken up the Captain Marvel mantle herself.
*** Which has in turn caused Marvel to recycle the Ms. Marvel identity for a new character named Kamala Khan. She was inspired to be a hero by the original, but other than that there's absolutely no connection between the two.

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*** And more recently, the former Ms. Marvel has taken up the Captain Marvel mantle herself.
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herself. Which has in turn caused Marvel to recycle the Ms. Marvel identity for a new character named Kamala Khan. She was inspired to be a hero by the original, but other than that there's absolutely no connection between the two.
28th Feb '16 7:36:11 PM nombretomado
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* Marvel has two separate named Golden Girl: The original Golden Age version was a BadassNormal and CaptainAmerica's love interest/occasional partner. The Bronze Age version was a Japanese-American member of Comicbook/TheInvaders who could fire {{Hand Blast}}s.

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* Marvel has two separate named Golden Girl: The original Golden Age version was a BadassNormal and CaptainAmerica's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's love interest/occasional partner. The Bronze Age version was a Japanese-American member of Comicbook/TheInvaders who could fire {{Hand Blast}}s.



* Two unrelated heroes also share the name TheVision. There's Aarkus, an extradimensional alien with the power to teleport, and VictorShade, a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with the power to [[IntangibleMan become intangible]].

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* Two unrelated heroes also share the name TheVision.ComicBook/TheVision. There's Aarkus, an extradimensional alien with the power to teleport, and VictorShade, a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with the power to [[IntangibleMan become intangible]].
16th Jan '16 4:27:18 PM nombretomado
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* There seems to be no relation between Cain Marko (aka [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} The Juggernaut]]) and Flint Marko (aka [[SpiderMan The Sandman]]), apart from the fact that both have fought SpiderMan and were co-created by StanLee. Flint Marko's name has since been retconned.

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* There seems to be no relation between Cain Marko (aka [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen The Juggernaut]]) and Flint Marko (aka [[SpiderMan The Sandman]]), apart from the fact that both have fought SpiderMan and were co-created by StanLee.Creator/StanLee. Flint Marko's name has since been retconned.
28th Dec '15 4:07:13 PM Anddrix
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* Before Marvel created DoctorDoom as the ArchEnemy of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', there was a Franchise/{{Batman}} villain by that name. He only lasted one issue before being KilledOffForReal.

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* Before Marvel created DoctorDoom Doctor Doom as the ArchEnemy of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', there was a Franchise/{{Batman}} villain by that name. He only lasted one issue before being KilledOffForReal.
6th Nov '15 3:45:38 PM nombretomado
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* Victor Zsasz is the name of a serial killer that ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' deals with occasionally. Charles Victor Szazs is the real name of Vic Sage, TheQuestion. Not quite the same thing, but very close. (Both were [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous named after]] the psychologist Thomas S. Szasz.)

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* Victor Zsasz is the name of a serial killer that ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' deals with occasionally. Charles Victor Szazs is the real name of Vic Sage, TheQuestion.ComicBook/TheQuestion. Not quite the same thing, but very close. (Both were [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous named after]] the psychologist Thomas S. Szasz.)
31st Oct '15 4:29:40 PM nombretomado
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* There are two popular comic strip characters known as ''Dennis the Menace'': [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS the American one]] created by Hank Ketcham, and [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK the UK one]] featured in the anthology comic ''TheBeano''. Both are young grade-school boys who own dogs and get into mischief, but they're otherwise quite different. To make the coincidence even more astounding, the characters first appeared (in different publications, on opposite sides of the Atlantic) ''within three days of each other'' in March 1951.

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* There are two popular comic strip characters known as ''Dennis the Menace'': [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS the American one]] created by Hank Ketcham, and [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK the UK one]] featured in the anthology comic ''TheBeano''.''ComicBook/TheBeano''. Both are young grade-school boys who own dogs and get into mischief, but they're otherwise quite different. To make the coincidence even more astounding, the characters first appeared (in different publications, on opposite sides of the Atlantic) ''within three days of each other'' in March 1951.
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