History NamesToRunAwayFrom / BiblicalNames

11th Mar '17 9:02:46 AM OlmoJV
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* ''Fanfic/OldWest'' has a female outlaw named Delilah Rangler, also known as the Scarlet Kiss. Her nickname comes from her habit of leaving a [[MakeUpIsEvil bright red lipstick-kiss]] on the cheeks of her every murder victim. Her origins are mysterious, with one version of the story saying that [[WomanScorned she shot her unfaithful husband in revenge]] and became addicted to the killing sensation.


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* ''Fanfic/OldWest'' has a female outlaw named Delilah Rangler, also known as the Scarlet Kiss. Her nickname comes from her habit of leaving a [[MakeUpIsEvil bright red lipstick-kiss]] on the cheeks of her every murder victim. Her origins are mysterious, with one version of the story saying that [[WomanScorned she shot her unfaithful husband in revenge]] and became addicted to the killing sensation.
11th Mar '17 9:02:06 AM OlmoJV
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* ''Fanfic/OldWest'' has a female outlaw named Delilah Rangler, also known as the Scarlet Kiss. Her nickname comes from her habit of leaving a [[MakeUpIsEvil bright red lipstick-kiss]] on the cheeks of her every murder victim. Her origins are mysterious, with one version of the story saying that [[WomanScorned she shot her unfaithful husband in revenge]] and became addicted to the killing sensation.
3rd Mar '17 3:18:43 PM zealots
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Proof that AdaptationDisplacement is Main/OlderThanDirt, Apocalypse was originally a term used to describe writings of a prophetic nature (the literal Greek meaning is "uncovering") before being displaced by the Book of Revelation into a term for the end of the world. You can safely bet on any character with this name either being a... well, ''apocalyptic'' type, usually a StrawNihlist or OmnicidalManiac villain bent on TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If not one of those, expect a character explicitly created as a subversion.

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Proof that AdaptationDisplacement is Main/OlderThanDirt, Apocalypse was originally a term used to describe writings of a prophetic nature (the literal Greek meaning is "uncovering") before being displaced by the Book of Revelation into a term for the end of the world. You can safely bet on any character with this name either being a... well, ''apocalyptic'' type, usually a StrawNihlist or OmnicidalManiac and/or StrawNihilist villain bent on TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If not one of those, expect a character explicitly created as a subversion.
3rd Mar '17 3:17:16 PM zealots
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Proof that AdaptationDisplacement is Main/OlderThanDirt, Apocalypse was originally a term used to describe writings of a prophetic nature (the literal Greek meaning is "uncovering") before being displaced by the Book of Revelation into a term for the end of the world. You can safely bet on any character with this name either being a... well, ''apocalyptic'' type, usually a StrawNihlist or OmnicidalManiac villain bent on TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If not one of those, expect a character explicitly created as a subversion.



* Two Creator/MarvelComics characters are named Gog: the first is an alien foe of ComicBook/Spiderman, while the second is an enemy of Comicbook/{{Longshot}}. The second is noteworthy for having a KillerRabbit son named (of course) Magog.

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* Two Creator/MarvelComics characters are named Gog: the first is an alien foe of ComicBook/Spiderman, ComicBook/SpiderMan, while the second is an enemy of Comicbook/{{Longshot}}. The second is noteworthy for having a KillerRabbit son named (of course) Magog.
3rd Mar '17 3:04:50 PM zealots
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The garden paradise that Adam and Even are born into (and forsake when they eat from he tree of knowledge), this name is like Adam's in that it is frequently used for villains to represent the loss of Paradise, though it can also be used to evoke a certain primordial sense of mystery. (And not coincidentally, Eden is also a rather popular RealLife name).



A pair of names first mentioned together in the book of Ezekiel (Gog referring to an EvilPrince and Magog being the land he rules, though a Magog is confusingly listed in Genesis as one of Noah's grandsons), these names are frequently used to evoke doom and destruction, partly because of their aforementioned use in Ezekiel and partly because they are mentioned again in the book of Revelation. There is evidence that these particular names may have been adapted into the Old Testament rather than coming from it, as they were also affiliated with a Roman legend concerning the Gates of Alexander. They also appear in Literature/TheQuran (as Yajuj and Majuj) and in Welsh folklore as Gogmagog, a legendary giant.



Although this may be a subversion, as the character was recently reintroduced in the pages of [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] as a LegacyCharacter and seems to be reforming from his WellIntentionedExtremist self.



The cruel and heretical wife of King Ahab from the Book of Kings. Long used to evoke images of false prophets (thanks to Jezebel's support for pagan deities over Yahweh) and prostitutes.



* Ahab's wife Jezebel qualifies as well. In the first ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' book, [[TheHero Finn]] runs across a girl named Jez, who flat out admits it's short for Jezebel, from Literature/TheBible. Not being a biblical scholar, Finn fails to realize he should be worried.

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* Ahab's wife Jezebel qualifies as well. In the first ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' book, [[TheHero Finn]] runs across a girl named Jez, who flat out admits it's short for Jezebel, from Literature/TheBible. Not being a biblical scholar, Finn fails to realize he should be worried.



3rd Mar '17 2:39:13 PM zealots
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* During the '90s the ComicBook/XMen briefly contended with an AncientConspiracy of immortal evil mutants, one of whom was named Absalom.



* ComicBook/AdamWarlock, who is very deliberately named by his creator the High Evolutionary.
* Creator/DCComics gives us ComicBook/AdamStrange, ComicBook/BlackAdam (who gets bonus points for having a group of followers called the Sons of Adam) and Captain Comet (one of the first mutant superheroes, real name Adam Blake), among others.




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* Adam-X of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' was probably named for this reason, seeing as how he is [[spoiler:the first known half-human half-Shi'ar]].




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* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} of the ''ComicBook/NewGods'' lives on a fiery DeathWorld called Apokolips.



* Villain Eden [=McCain=], from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', a Company operative with [[CompellingVoice the power of persuasion]].

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* Villain AntiHero Eden [=McCain=], from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', a Company operative with [[CompellingVoice the power of persuasion]].



* The titular AntiHero of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''. Although this may be a subversion, as the character was recently reintroduced in the pages of [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] as a LegacyCharacter and seems to be reforming from his WellIntentionedExtremist self.
* Alien foe of ComicBook/SpiderMan

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* The titular AntiHero of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''.''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', later reinvented as a LegacyCharacter for the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]. Noteworthy for having a brief solo series that ''really'' got into the whole Gog/Magog legend, introducing characters modeled after the legendary duo's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogmagog_(giant)#Guardians_of_London mother and 33 evil aunts]] before being shitcanned for low sales.
Although this may be a subversion, as the character was recently reintroduced in the pages of [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] as a LegacyCharacter and seems to be reforming from his WellIntentionedExtremist self.
* Alien Two Creator/MarvelComics characters are named Gog: the first is an alien foe of ComicBook/SpiderMan
ComicBook/Spiderman, while the second is an enemy of Comicbook/{{Longshot}}. The second is noteworthy for having a KillerRabbit son named (of course) Magog.



* One of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s many lovers is named Jezebel Jet. True to the spirit of the name, she does not exactly prove to be a faithful lover...



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* At one point during the '90s time-traveling AntiHero ComicBook/{{Cable}} reveals that in the far future ComicBook/{{Mystique}}'s name has replaced the name of Judas as an instant shorthand for [[ObviousJudas traitor]].



* In Season 2 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', new character Takezo Kensei's CatchPhrase is "Lazarus risen!", [[spoiler:which nicely foreshadows TheReveal that he is a superhuman after his HealingFactor revives him from death]].



* Shares the same name as a [[Characters/XMenVillains robot from the future]].

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* Shares The ultimate [[MechaMook Sentinel]] that the same name as a [[Characters/XMenVillains robot from the future]].''ComicBook/XMen'' have to contend with is called Nimrod.





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** Related to the above, the first name of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' BigBad Paptimus Scirocco is apparently a reference to John the Baptist.


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* ''ComicBook/XMen'' KnightTemplar Exodus.
* When ComicBook/{{Cable}}'s son Tyler went evil and became an Apocalypse worshipper, he took the name Genesis.
* As noted above, during the '90s there was an AncientConspiracy team of evil mutants the X-Men fought called the Externals, several of whom were named for Biblical characters. On top of the aforementioned Absalom, their ranks included a Gideon, a Nicodemus, and a Saul. X-Men BigBad Apocalypse was also retroactively deemed one of their number (though in a class above them, as they swore a collective oath to never meddle in his affairs).
10th Feb '17 8:41:29 AM MarqFJA
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Any medical experiment named "Project Lazarus", run by a Dr. Lazarus, or building "the Lazarus Device" will be intended to [[FountainOfYouth cheat death]] or even return the dead to life. Bringing back the dead and cheating death is Meddling In God's Domain, and will almost certainly [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]] and punish all involved.

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Any medical experiment named "Project Lazarus", run by a Dr. Lazarus, or building "the Lazarus Device" will be intended to [[FountainOfYouth cheat death]] or even return the dead to life. Bringing back the dead and cheating death is Meddling In God's Domain, and will almost certainly [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]] and punish all involved.
involved. Alternative forms of the name, such as ''Eleazar'' or ''Eliezer'', also qualify.
10th Feb '17 8:37:25 AM MarqFJA
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* ''Series/Sherlock'': Lazarus is the codename [[spoiler: texted to Mycroft to start the plan to fake Sherlock's death]]

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* ''Series/Sherlock'': ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Lazarus is the codename [[spoiler: texted to Mycroft to start the plan to fake Sherlock's death]]
28th Jan '17 11:44:11 PM Mhazard
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* [[BrainInAJar Jezebel The Robobrain]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' is a rude and sociopathic KillerRobot, as well as being the reason why the Mechanist's robots went rogue and began murdering anyone on sight, all because she decided that [[spoiler:the most effective way to "help" the Commonwealth was by [[MercyKilling "mercy"-killing]] its inhabitants]]. According to the Medical Observation Terminal, there's a female subject that was an ex-military convicted to manslaughter, and is highly intelligent along with being a solid candidate. If this implied that Jezebel was the very same woman, she was likely an asshole before she becomes a Robobrain.

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* [[BrainInAJar Jezebel The Robobrain]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' is a rude and sociopathic KillerRobot, as well as being the reason why the Mechanist's robots went rogue and began murdering anyone everyone on sight, all because she decided that [[spoiler:the most effective way to "help" the Commonwealth was by to [[MercyKilling "mercy"-killing]] "Mercy Kill"]] its inhabitants]]. According to the Medical Observation Terminal, there's a female subject that was an ex-military convicted to manslaughter, and is highly intelligent along with being a solid candidate. If this implied that Jezebel was the very same woman, she was likely an asshole before she becomes a Robobrain.
28th Jan '17 11:42:46 PM Mhazard
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* Jezebel The Robobrain in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' is a rude and sociopathic Robobrain, as well as being the reason why the Mechanist's robots go rogue and begin murder anyone on sight, all because she decided that [[spoiler:the most effective way to "help" the Commonwealth was by [[MercyKilling "mercy"-killing]] its inhabitants]]. According to the Medical Observation Terminal, there's a female subject that was an ex-military convicted to manslaughter, and is highly intelligent along with being a solid candidate. If this implied that Jezebel was the very same woman, she was likely an asshole before she becomes a Robobrain.

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* [[BrainInAJar Jezebel The Robobrain Robobrain]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' is a rude and sociopathic Robobrain, KillerRobot, as well as being the reason why the Mechanist's robots go went rogue and begin murder began murdering anyone on sight, all because she decided that [[spoiler:the most effective way to "help" the Commonwealth was by [[MercyKilling "mercy"-killing]] its inhabitants]]. According to the Medical Observation Terminal, there's a female subject that was an ex-military convicted to manslaughter, and is highly intelligent along with being a solid candidate. If this implied that Jezebel was the very same woman, she was likely an asshole before she becomes a Robobrain.
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