History NamesToRunAwayFrom / Mor

25th May '17 7:22:03 PM TheKaizerreich
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* The variation ''mar-'' appears in the English "nightmare" and the French equivalent "cauchemar". And in Esperanto "kosxmaro". It's thought to come from proto-Indo-European, which means this trope is some [[OlderThanDirt four thousand years old]].

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* The variation ''mar-'' appears in the English "nightmare" and the French equivalent "cauchemar". And "cauchemar", the German word "Nachtmahr" (old German for "nightmare", though "Albtraum" is used nowadays), and in Esperanto "kosxmaro". It's thought to come from proto-Indo-European, which means this trope is some [[OlderThanDirt four thousand years old]].
25th May '17 7:19:25 PM TheKaizerreich
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A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Since "mors" is Latin for "death", and many Latin-derived modern languages use something with a close resemblance (French "mort", Spanish "muerte", Portuguese or Italian "morte", etc, or even worse German "Mord" for "murder"), any name with mor- or mort- can be used to indicate death or evil.

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A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Since "mors" is Latin for "death", and many Latin-derived modern languages use something with a close resemblance (French (works with the English word "mortality", as well as the French "mort", Spanish "muerte", Portuguese or Italian "morte", etc, or even worse German "Mord" for "murder"), any name with mor- or mort- can be used to indicate death or evil.
7th Mar '17 7:46:05 AM mhnospa
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Knight_(TV_series) Dark Knight]]'', a "re-imaginded update" of Ivanhoe (with Robin Hood and Camelot thrown in) had a black-hat wizard called Mordour as one of the antagonists.
4th Jul '16 11:41:53 AM nombretomado
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* The first enemy the Toa Metru of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' went up against was the Morbuzakh, a Matoran-kidnapping plant.

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* The first enemy the Toa Metru of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' went up against was the Morbuzakh, a Matoran-kidnapping plant.
23rd Jun '16 5:07:30 PM MaturelyImmature
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* Valentine and Sebastian Morgenstern of ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', both being rogue Shadowhunters [[spoiler:,though the both of them also possess demon blood,]] hellbent on committing genocide on all Downworlders and... well... just about everyone, respectively.
9th Feb '16 9:51:14 AM FennotypeGeek
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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' prominently features Mordremoth, the Elder Dragon of the Maguuma Jungle, in its first expansion Heart of Thorns.
13th Dec '15 6:02:04 PM nombretomado
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* Morlocks, from the novel ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'', who were the namesake of ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'''s Morlocks and the basis for the novel ''Morlock Night'' (which makes them even more intelligent and dangerous).

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* Morlocks, from the novel ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'', who were the namesake of ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'''s ''Franchise/XMen'''s Morlocks and the basis for the novel ''Morlock Night'' (which makes them even more intelligent and dangerous).
11th Nov '15 4:36:28 PM nombretomado
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* Commonly used by dark elves in ''TheRiftwarCycle'', e.g. Morandis.

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* Commonly used by dark elves in ''TheRiftwarCycle'', ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', e.g. Morandis.
25th Oct '15 6:04:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' has Nendil Morifëa, whose second name literally means "black soul."

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* ''ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' has Nendil Morifëa, whose second name literally means "black soul."
28th Sep '15 1:26:00 PM MrThorfan64
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** It is theorised the name is an allusion to the Semitic God Molech, who had children burnt before him.

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** It is theorised the name is an allusion to the Semitic God Molech, who had children burnt before him.him, while the Morlocks eat the childlike Eloi.


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** The historical figure King Morgon Banefort, the last Hooded King, who was said to be a necromancer.
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