History NamesToRunAwayFrom / Conquerors

15th Jan '17 10:40:28 AM DustSnitch
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* A slight variation: ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'''s hero, Maximus Decimus Meridius. Due to the quirks of Roman naming (and also because of the idiosyncratic way his name was rendered), most viewers don't realize that Maximus is not actually his given name, but a title. In English, his name comes out as [[BadAss Maximus the Great, Conqueror of the South]]. Certainly a name to run away from if you're in the arena with the fellow, or just ''happen'' to have assassinated his Emperor.

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* A slight variation: ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'''s hero, Maximus Decimus Meridius. Due to the quirks of Roman naming (and also because of the idiosyncratic way his name was rendered), most viewers don't realize that Maximus is not actually his given name, but a title. In English, his name comes out as [[BadAss Maximus the Great, Conqueror of the South]].South. Certainly a name to run away from if you're in the arena with the fellow, or just ''happen'' to have assassinated his Emperor.
29th Dec '16 4:16:18 PM Xtifr
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* Drone/sludge metal band {{Khanate}}.

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* Drone/sludge metal band {{Khanate}}.
Music/{{Khanate}}.
22nd Dec '16 9:37:17 PM karstovich2
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' gives us badass telepath Lyta Alexander.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' gives us badass telepath Lyta Alexander.
Alexander (for a bit of a double whammy). She ''was'' TouchedByVorlons.
22nd Dec '16 9:34:57 PM karstovich2
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But only if they never abbreviate it to "Alex"[[note]][[Literature/AClockworkOrange Well,]] [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist usually...]][[/note]]... or for that matter "Xander"...or worst of all, [[GenderBlenderName "Sandy"]].[[note]]Though after 2012, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Sandy "Sandy"]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting may]] count now...[[/note]] Named after UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, the Macedonian king who conquered Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, and Persia. And was starting on India. Bonus points for the somewhat more obscure Iskandar, which was the name the Persians knew him by; see the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iskandar Other Wiki]].

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But only if they never abbreviate it to "Alex"[[note]][[Literature/AClockworkOrange Well,]] [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist usually...]][[/note]]... or for that matter "Xander"...or worst of all, [[GenderBlenderName "Sandy"]].[[note]]Though after 2012, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Sandy "Sandy"]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting may]] count now...[[/note]] Named after UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, the Macedonian king who conquered Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, and Persia. And was starting on India. Bonus points for the somewhat more obscure Iskandar, which was the name the Persians knew him by; see the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iskandar Other Wiki]].
Wiki]]. Somewhat amusingly, the original Greek "Alexandros" means "''defender'' of men".
30th Oct '16 3:28:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Iskandar, Chief Lector of the House of Life in ''TheKaneChronicles.'' As mentioned above, his name comes from the Persian name for Alexander the Great.
* It's mentioned that Alexander Naymeer from ''Pendragon'' was named after Alexander The Great.

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* Iskandar, Chief Lector of the House of Life in ''TheKaneChronicles.''Literature/TheKaneChronicles.'' As mentioned above, his name comes from the Persian name for Alexander the Great.
* It's mentioned that Alexander Naymeer from ''Pendragon'' ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'' was named after Alexander The Great.
30th Oct '16 3:27:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Alex Louis Armstrong. He can get away with shortening it to "Alex" partly because we hardly ever hear his full name, and partly because he's already such a silly yet {{badass}} character that the name doesn't do much to take away from his {{badass}}ery.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Alex Louis Armstrong. He can get away with shortening it to "Alex" partly because we hardly ever hear his full name, and partly because he's already such a silly yet {{badass}} badass character that the name doesn't do much to take away from his {{badass}}ery.badassery.



The original gets the double whammy of also having Khan used as part of his title. He's ''that'' {{Badass}}. His real name Temujin is less intimidating, but it pops up occasionally. Even though Temujin roughly translates to "Strong-As-Iron" in Mongolian, and "Supreme Earth Man" in Chinese.

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The original gets the double whammy of also having Khan [[AVillainNamedKhan Khan]] used as part of his title. He's ''that'' {{Badass}}.badass. His real name Temujin is less intimidating, but it pops up occasionally. Even though Temujin roughly translates to "Strong-As-Iron" in Mongolian, and "Supreme Earth Man" in Chinese.



* Gilgamesh of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. His {{badass}}ery might vary from game to game, but try telling that to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Seifer]].

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* Gilgamesh of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. His {{badass}}ery badassery might vary from game to game, but try telling that to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Seifer]].



* Vladimir Lem from ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', {{badass}} [[TheMafiya mafiya]] leader in both games, and [[spoiler:the BigBad of the second]].

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* Vladimir Lem from ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', {{badass}} badass [[TheMafiya mafiya]] leader in both games, and [[spoiler:the BigBad of the second]].
13th Sep '16 11:43:33 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', this is the real name of [[spoiler:Bean]], whose full name is Julian Delphiki II.

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* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', ''Literature/EndersShadow'', this is the real name of [[spoiler:Bean]], whose full name is Julian Delphiki II.
18th Aug '16 5:42:54 PM Scrounge
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** And, naturally, the one from the ''[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]'' MirrorUniverse, who pulled the Earth of another universe into his own, ''destroying the rest of that universe in the process.''

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** And, naturally, the one from the ''[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]'' MirrorUniverse, who pulled the Earth of another universe into his own, ''destroying the rest of that universe in the process.''
'' He didn't particularly care if that Earth got to his universe intact, either.
12th Aug '16 1:16:56 PM Willbyr
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* Alexander Anderson from ''{{Hellsing}}'', Alucard's most dangerous adversary.

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* Alexander Anderson from ''{{Hellsing}}'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', Alucard's most dangerous adversary.
7th Aug '16 10:15:17 AM nombretomado
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* The demon lord Neron from TheDCU. The numerological ties to "666" are pointed out.

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* The demon lord Neron from TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. The numerological ties to "666" are pointed out.
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