History NamesToRunAwayFrom / AncientDeadLanguages

25th Aug '16 11:08:32 AM Doug86
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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'' Stygian, after the river Styx in in the underworld of Myth/GreekMythology. The horse of that name [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt killed its first owner.]] The second owner renamed it "Pansy", and treated it much better, thus acquiring a CoolHorse.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'' Stygian, after the river Styx in in the underworld of Myth/GreekMythology.Myth/ClassicalMythology. The horse of that name [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt killed its first owner.]] The second owner renamed it "Pansy", and treated it much better, thus acquiring a CoolHorse.
15th Jul '16 11:07:33 PM Arutema
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* Franchise/TheElderScrolls has Molag Bal, the [[JerkassGods Daedric]] [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Prince]] of [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans domination]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil enslavement]], and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]]. Notable for having not only the "Bal" mentioned above, but also "Molag", referencing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moloch Moloch]], a Canaanite god reported in the Bible to have demanded [[WouldHurtAChild child sacrifice]].

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* Franchise/TheElderScrolls has ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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Molag Bal, the [[JerkassGods Daedric]] [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Prince]] of [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans domination]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil enslavement]], and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]]. Notable for having not only the "Bal" mentioned above, but also "Molag", referencing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moloch Moloch]], a Canaanite god reported in the Bible to have demanded [[WouldHurtAChild child sacrifice]].sacrifice]].
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' provides an in-universe example with [[ConLang Dovazhul]], the dragon language, which is largely forgotten aside from scholars and the Greybeards. It gives such examples as:
*** Alduin ("Destroyer Devour Master")
*** Odahviing ("Snow Hunter Wing")
*** Nahagliiv ("Fury Burn Wither")
*** Sahloknir ("Phantom Sky Hunt")
*** [[spoiler:Paarthurnax]] ("Ambition Overlord Cruelty")
*** Vuljotnaak ("Dark Maw Eat")
*** Vulthuryol ("Dark Overlord Fire")
*** May of may not be averted by [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkin]], depending on [[VideoGameCaringPotential your]] [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential actions]].
12th Jun '16 7:25:23 PM Doug86
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* [[ASongOfIceAndFire Janos]] is an alternate spelling of Janus, the Roman god best known for being two-faced. It is also the name of the commander of the King's Landing city watch who betrays Ned Stark in ''Literature/GameOfThrones''.

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* [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Janos]] is an alternate spelling of Janus, the Roman god best known for being two-faced. It is also the name of the commander of the King's Landing city watch who betrays Ned Stark in ''Literature/GameOfThrones''.
22nd May '16 12:24:46 PM erforce
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* What about [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Zuul, Vinz-Glortho, or Gozer the Gozarian]]? Albeit they are more like made up dead languages...but who cares when you are being told to choose the form of the Destructor?

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* What about [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1094}} Zuul, Vinz-Glortho, or Gozer the Gozarian]]? Albeit they are more like made up dead languages...languages... but who cares when you are being told to choose the form of the Destructor?
12th May '16 7:01:09 AM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} from the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} is also referred to as "En Sabah Nur". That's 30th century BC Egyptian for "Kick Your Ass."

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* ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} from the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen is also referred to as "En Sabah Nur". That's 30th century BC Egyptian for "Kick Your Ass."
14th Feb '16 3:04:48 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}''.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}''. Diablo, from the Diabolos, is simply "Devil" in Latin and a reference to {{Satan}}.
28th Jan '16 1:59:06 PM Willbyr
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* [[KingdomHearts Vanitas.]] Latin for emptyness. [[spoiler: Amusingly enough, an alternate interpretation is [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption "futility".]]]]

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* [[KingdomHearts [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Vanitas.]] Latin for emptyness. [[spoiler: Amusingly enough, an alternate interpretation is [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption "futility".]]]]
12th Jan '16 4:27:09 PM nombretomado
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* [[RuneScape Nex]]; Latin for Murder, an apt name for a monster that even the gods themselves feared. It took the combined power of four armies to seal Nex and her Zarosian soldiers away, and she has broken free twice.

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* [[RuneScape [[VideoGame/RuneScape Nex]]; Latin for Murder, an apt name for a monster that even the gods themselves feared. It took the combined power of four armies to seal Nex and her Zarosian soldiers away, and she has broken free twice.
9th Jan '16 11:58:58 PM Xlsfd
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* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', the BigBad is a dinosaur called ''Indominus Rex'', literally "Fierce King" or "Untameable King". And unlike the dinosaurs in the [[Film/JurassicPark first film]], which were mostly [[ObliviouslyEvil just following their instincts]], ''Indominus'' is actively malicious.
4th Jan '16 4:36:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SoulCalibur'', Zasalamel's (an immortal) attacks are named after Babylonian gods, sets up the events of the 3rd game for his own benefit, and while heroic in the 4th, is still a jerk.

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* In ''SoulCalibur'', ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'', Zasalamel's (an immortal) attacks are named after Babylonian gods, sets up the events of the 3rd game for his own benefit, and while heroic in the 4th, is still a jerk.
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