History NamesToRunAwayFrom / BiblicalNames

24th Apr '18 1:18:10 PM intastiel
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* In the ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' series, John Taylor realizes [[OhCrap too late]] that he really [[LampshadeHanging should have paid more attention]] to a man named Jude who's seeking the [[ArtifactOfDoom Unholy Grail]]. [[spoiler:Subverted: it's Judas himself, but his goal is to consecrate and de-power the Grail, as the final step to his [[TheAtoner atonement]].]]
25th Mar '18 5:44:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_goat Judas goat]] is a trained animal (not always a goat) used in animal herding to lure herds of animals to a destination. Because that destination is usually slaughter, and because the Judas goat itself is spared, it acquired this moniker.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_goat Judas goat]] is a trained animal (not always a goat) used in animal herding to lure that guides herds of animals livestock to a destination. Because that destination is usually slaughter, and because the Judas goat itself is spared, it acquired this moniker.
12th Mar '18 10:13:23 PM MagnusForce
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* Judah the GalacticConqueror from the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' StockFootage movie ''Ultraman Story'' and spinoff Andros Melos.




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* ''Franchise/UltraSeries'':
** Gomora from ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' is named after one of two cities smited by God in the Old Testament. Later in ''Series/UltramanDyna'', this would be homaged with a monster named after the other city called Sodom.
** Ultraman Noa, [[spoiler:the true form]] of ''Series/UltramanNexus'', and one of the most powerful Ultras in the franchise. Yes, he's named after ''that'' Noah. Also in an episode of the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', there was a cult in the Middle East that worshiped Ultraman as Noah (they even lived near Mt. Ararat where Noah's Ark set ground after the Flood)
** Barabas from ''Series/UltramanAce'' is a vicious-looking Choju named after a criminal released from crucifixion over Christ in the New Testament. Also the same episodes he was in featured a planet named Golgotha (the hilltop Christ's crucifixion was set upon), where Yapool has crucified the Ultra Brothers.
9th Mar '18 6:44:10 PM nombretomado
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* '''[[Literature/CiaphasCain COMMISSAR CIAPHAS CAIN]], [[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE]] [[TvTropesWikiDrinkingGame IMPERIUM!!!]]''' is named after TWO Biblical villains (Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest who had Jesus condemned to death)

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* '''[[Literature/CiaphasCain COMMISSAR CIAPHAS CAIN]], [[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE]] [[TvTropesWikiDrinkingGame [[DrinkingGame/TVTropes IMPERIUM!!!]]''' is named after TWO Biblical villains (Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest who had Jesus condemned to death)
19th Feb '18 3:51:41 PM zealots
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* The ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games have the realm of Edenia and its people, the Edenians. As the name implies, Edenia was a {{Utopia}} realm until its konquest by Shao Kahn, and the Edenians themselves are an EnlightenedMysticRace blessed with TimeAbyss-level lifespans and high kombat prowess.
28th Jan '18 7:18:21 PM zealots
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* ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' is a work that slathers on the Biblical themes hard and heavy, so it should come as no surprise that the UN official who orders the climatic nuclear strike towards the end would be named Secretary-General Wyrmwood.



The wife of Lamech (descendant of Cain). No relation to 'Zilla, the FanNickname for [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the first American Godzilla]].

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The wife of Lamech (descendant of Cain).Cain) in the Literature/BookOfGenesis. No relation to 'Zilla, the FanNickname for [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the first American Godzilla]].



* The third book in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''Time Quartet'', ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'', revolves around women of a particular line all named "Zillah/Zylle/Zyll". Zillah is actually the middle name of Meg's mother in law, who sets the events of the story into motion and is central to the conflict.



* The third book in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''Time Quartet'', ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'', revolves around women of a particular line all named "Zillah/Zylle/Zyll". Zillah is actually the middle name of Meg's mother in law, who sets the events of the story into motion and is central to the conflict.

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* The third book in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''Time Quartet'', ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'', revolves around women of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' includes a particular line all minor character named "Zillah/Zylle/Zyll". Zillah, a servant of Heathcliff after he inherits the titular manor.

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* Zillah, a servant of Dorcas in the first season of ''Series/LarkRiseToCandleford''.

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* Zilla, an American {{Trance}} band founded in 2004.
* Zillah Minx (born Zillah Elaine Ashworth), vocalist for the British PunkRock band ''Rubela Ballet''.

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* A Zillah, also known as a Zilā or Jela, is a South Asian word for a district. ''Zillahs'' can be found in UsefulNotes/{{Bangladesh}}, UsefulNotes/{{India}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Pakistan}}.
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Zillah is actually both the middle name of Meg's mother in law, who sets an animal and a plant genus. The animal is a type of [[SpidersAreScary spider]], while the events plant is a type of flower endemic to deserts in Northern UsefulNotes/{{Africa}} and UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast.
* Zillah, a city in
the story into motion state of [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Washington]].
* The USS Zillah, a motorboat built in 1903 that served as a [[CoolBoat patrol vessel]] for the U.S. Navy in 1918.

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* Zillah is the name of Abel's wife ([[IncestIsRelative
and sister]]) in Creator/LordByron's 1821 play ''Cain''.

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* Zilla
is central to a recurring villain in the conflict.''Shadow Warrior'' game series, both as Master Villa in the ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior1997'' original and as Orochi Zilla in the reboot ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2013''. He returns leading his own Zilla Corps in 2016's ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2''.
28th Jan '18 3:50:47 PM JackG
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Caves of Steel'', our hero Elijah is married to a woman named Jezebel.

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Caves of Steel'', our hero Elijah is married to a woman named Jezebel.Jezebel, and the biblical association becomes a point of discussion. His wife enjoys the naughty aura the name gives her, and isn't happy when her husband explains Jezebel's bad reputation is largely due to HistoricalVillainUpgrade.
28th Jan '18 3:45:50 PM JackG
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* Delilah the BadassIsraeli and love interest of HitmanWithAHeart John Rain from Barry Eisler's ''Literature/JohnRain''.

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* Delilah the BadassIsraeli and love interest of HitmanWithAHeart John Rain from Barry Eisler's ''Literature/JohnRain''. She works as a HoneyTrap for Mossad, so it's a MeaningfulName, though not for the protagonist.
26th Jan '18 2:39:49 PM zealots
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* David McCall of the 1996 film ''Film/{{Fear}}'' might be the David on this list you'd want to run away from the fastest, being the film's villain and a murderous StalkerWithACrush.

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* David McCall [=McCall=] of the 1996 film ''Film/{{Fear}}'' might be the David on this list you'd want to run away from the fastest, being the film's villain and a murderous StalkerWithACrush.



* One of the more obscure members of CreatorJackKirby's ''ComicBook/NewGods'' is Jezebelle of the Fiery Eyes. As a defector from Apokolips who remains loyal to New Genesis up to her death ([[ComicBookDeath and inevitable resurrection]]), she subverts this trope in spirit if not in name.

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* One of the more obscure members of CreatorJackKirby's Creator/JackKirby's ''ComicBook/NewGods'' is Jezebelle of the Fiery Eyes. As a defector from Apokolips who remains loyal to New Genesis up to her death ([[ComicBookDeath and inevitable resurrection]]), she subverts this trope in spirit if not in name.
26th Jan '18 2:32:38 PM zealots
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* Digimon has the Digimon Armageddonmon (Armagemon in the Japanese version) and Megidramon.

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* Digimon ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has the Digimon Armageddonmon (Armagemon in the Japanese version) and Megidramon.




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* True to his original codename of Maverick, David North from the ''Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'' comics is variously hero, antihero and occasionally even downright villain. He's generally more moral than his film counterpart, though.




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* Also subverted with David Dunn, the superpowered protagonist of the 2000 film ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}''.
* David Lightman of the 1983 film ''Film/WarGames'' is another subversion, being the film's protagonist and a PlayfulHacker archetype.
* David McCall of the 1996 film ''Film/{{Fear}}'' might be the David on this list you'd want to run away from the fastest, being the film's villain and a murderous StalkerWithACrush.
* David North aka Agent Zero of the 2009 film ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' is played as much more antagonistic than his comics counterpart, being a ColdSniper who is not above murdering an innocent Canadian couple in his pursuit of Wolverine.
* David Rice of the 2008 film ''Film/{{Jumper}}'' is notable for being much more amoral and more of a JerkAss than his literary counterpart, though as the film's protagonist he is not evil and eventually does get his act together to a degree.




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* As noted above, the protagonist of the ''Literature/{{Jumper}}'' novels is named David Rice. And as he is much more principled and moral than his film counterpart, he's not one to run away from (not that running would do you any good anyway, what with him having the power of {{Teleportation}} and all).



* David Brent of ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' is not an ''evil'' man, but he might be worth running away from since he '''is''' an incompetent and selfish one.



* PFC David Kenyon Webster (1922-1961), an American soldier who is portrayed in the ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' series by Creator/EionBailey.




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* Subverted with David Kawena, who is Nani's boyfriend in ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''.




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* One of the more obscure members of CreatorJackKirby's ''ComicBook/NewGods'' is Jezebelle of the Fiery Eyes. As a defector from Apokolips who remains loyal to New Genesis up to her death ([[ComicBookDeath and inevitable resurrection]]), she subverts this trope in spirit if not in name.
* Another comics subversion of this trope's spirit is Jesse Quick of the Franchise/TeenTitans (later Liberty Belle of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica), whose real name is... you guessed it: Jesse ''Belle'' Chambers. Perhaps because of this trope's usual implications, she is renamed to Jesse Chambers Wells for her appearance in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.
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