History NonIndicativeName / ComicBooks

6th Jan '16 3:28:38 PM margdean56
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** Lampshaded in [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the movie]], where as [[spoiler:Agent Coulson]] lays dying he says that he's okay with it, as the team would never work without something to... well, he ends there, but "avenge" is implied. Later on, Iron Man states that if they can't save the world, they ''will'' avenge it. Prior to that, "the Avengers Initiative" was just SHIELD's codename for the program.

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** Lampshaded in [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the movie]], where as [[spoiler:Agent Coulson]] lays lies dying he says that he's okay with it, as the team would never work without something to... well, he ends there, but "avenge" is implied. Later on, Iron Man states that if they can't save the world, they ''will'' avenge it. Prior to that, "the Avengers Initiative" was just SHIELD's codename for the program.
4th Jan '16 7:42:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* MarvelComics' "Night Nurse" secretly treats wounded superheroes. As [[http://www.comicpow.com/2013/09/06/the-night-nurse-doctor-to-superheroes/ she reveals to us]] in ''DoctorStrange: The Oath", she's actually a doctor, but "Night General Practitioner" isn't as catchy.

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* MarvelComics' "Night Nurse" secretly treats wounded superheroes. As [[http://www.comicpow.com/2013/09/06/the-night-nurse-doctor-to-superheroes/ she reveals to us]] in ''DoctorStrange: ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange: The Oath", she's actually a doctor, but "Night General Practitioner" isn't as catchy.
28th Dec '15 4:08:04 PM Anddrix
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* DoctorDoom is not actually [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate a doctor]], but FanWank says he might have given himself an honorary one as ruler of Latveria. It should be noted that [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom himself]] almost never calls himself "Doctor" Doom, but simply "Doom" (ALLCAPS optional).

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* DoctorDoom Doctor Doom is not actually [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate a doctor]], but FanWank says he might have given himself an honorary one as ruler of Latveria. It should be noted that [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom himself]] almost never calls himself "Doctor" Doom, but simply "Doom" (ALLCAPS optional).
13th Dec '15 4:58:21 PM nombretomado
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* The [[Comicbook/XMen X-Men's]] resident [[DeathDealer card-obsessed Badass]] is named ComicBook/{{Gambit}}, even though "gambit" is commonly used as a chess term. However, "gambit" is conversationally used outside of chess contexts, e. g. in debating, to refer to a calculated maneuver in general. When the priest Ruy López de Segura introduced the word into the language of chess in 1561, he used an already existing term from Italian, ''dare il gambetto''. This came from the language of wrestling and meant "to use your leg to trip up your opponent".

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* The [[Comicbook/XMen X-Men's]] ComicBook/XMen's resident [[DeathDealer card-obsessed Badass]] is named ComicBook/{{Gambit}}, even though "gambit" is commonly used as a chess term. However, "gambit" is conversationally used outside of chess contexts, e. g. in debating, to refer to a calculated maneuver in general. When the priest Ruy López de Segura introduced the word into the language of chess in 1561, he used an already existing term from Italian, ''dare il gambetto''. This came from the language of wrestling and meant "to use your leg to trip up your opponent".



* ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} of the XMen has nothing to do with worms. His body is covered in dark blue, nearly black fur, which is probably where the "night" part comes from. However, he's trained acrobat and does a lot of jumping around and not much crawling. He does crouch, however.

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* ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} of the XMen Franchise/XMen has nothing to do with worms. His body is covered in dark blue, nearly black fur, which is probably where the "night" part comes from. However, he's trained acrobat and does a lot of jumping around and not much crawling. He does crouch, however.
27th Nov '15 6:07:57 PM nombretomado
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* The Silver Sorceress, a DCComics character introduced in 1971 as a deliberate CaptainErsatz of Marvel's ScarletWitch, wore a costume that of course... consisted entirely of gold, brown, and red shades. When she became part of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] over a decade later, she did have silver ''hair'' at least, though it was completely covered by her elaborate headgear and a {{Retcon}} in any event -- in her first appearance, she was depicted with brown hair.

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* The Silver Sorceress, a DCComics character introduced in 1971 as a deliberate CaptainErsatz of Marvel's ScarletWitch, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, wore a costume that of course... consisted entirely of gold, brown, and red shades. When she became part of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] over a decade later, she did have silver ''hair'' at least, though it was completely covered by her elaborate headgear and a {{Retcon}} in any event -- in her first appearance, she was depicted with brown hair.
26th Nov '15 5:14:54 AM Austin
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* Nightcrawler of the XMen has nothing to do with worms. His body is covered in dark blue, nearly black fur, which is probably where the "night" part comes from. However, he's trained acrobat and does a lot of jumping around and not much crawling. He does crouch, however.

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* Nightcrawler ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} of the XMen has nothing to do with worms. His body is covered in dark blue, nearly black fur, which is probably where the "night" part comes from. However, he's trained acrobat and does a lot of jumping around and not much crawling. He does crouch, however.
1st Nov '15 6:16:49 PM comicwriter
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* The [[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League]] member Crimson Fox doesn't actually have any crimson coloring on her uniform, and her actual French name ("La Renard Rogue") translates to "The Red Fox." This is due to there having been an indie comic called ''Redfox'' that was being published at the time, [[WritingAroundTrademarks necessitating a name change on DC's part]].



* Another Justice Leaguer from the "International" era, the Crimson Fox, wore a costume consisting of brown and black shades, and no crimson whatsoever.

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* Another Justice Leaguer from the "International" era, the Crimson Fox, wore a costume consisting of brown and black shades, and no crimson whatsoever. She was originally going to be called the Red Fox (which is more fitting since her suit does look ''sorta'' red DependingOnTheArtist), but the possibility of legal action from the creators of an indie comic called ''Redfox'' [[WritingAroundTrademarks necessitated a name change on DC's part]].
1st Nov '15 6:12:49 PM comicwriter
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* The [[JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League]] member Crimson Fox doesn't actually have any crimson coloring on her uniform, and her actual French name ("La Renard Rogue") translates to "The Red Fox." This is due to [[WritingAroundTrademarks there having been an indie comic called ''Redfox'']] that was being published at the time, necessitating a name change on DC's part.

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* The [[JusticeLeagueInternational [[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League]] member Crimson Fox doesn't actually have any crimson coloring on her uniform, and her actual French name ("La Renard Rogue") translates to "The Red Fox." This is due to [[WritingAroundTrademarks there having been an indie comic called ''Redfox'']] ''Redfox'' that was being published at the time, [[WritingAroundTrademarks necessitating a name change on DC's part.part]].
1st Nov '15 6:08:21 PM comicwriter
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* The [[JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League]] member Crimson Fox doesn't actually have any crimson coloring on her uniform, and her actual French name ("La Renard Rogue") translates to "The Red Fox." This is due to [[WritingAroundTrademarks there having been an indie comic called ''Redfox'']] that was being published at the time, necessitating a name change on DC's part.
5th Oct '15 7:52:26 AM Menshevik
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* The [[Comicbook/XMen X-Men's]] resident [[DeathDealer card-obsessed Badass]] is named ComicBook/{{Gambit}}, even though "gambit" is actually a chess term. Perhaps young Remy [=LeBeau=] was a fan of the blackjack-themed game show ''Gambit'', to which viewers could stay tuned after ''MatchGame'' on most CBS stations?
** It's made all the more ironic by the fact that the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'s RoguesGallery actually ''does'' include a [[ChessMotif chess-themed]] group of supervillains. Gambit, who's rather infamous for his [[IncrediblyLamePun checkered]] past, has fallen in with a few supervillain teams at various points [[note]] The Marauders and the Horsemen of Apocalypse to be exact[[/note]], but has never been a member of said group.
** The term is conversationally used, outside of chess contexts, to refer to a calculated maneuver in general.

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* The [[Comicbook/XMen X-Men's]] resident [[DeathDealer card-obsessed Badass]] is named ComicBook/{{Gambit}}, even though "gambit" is actually commonly used as a chess term. Perhaps young Remy [=LeBeau=] was a fan of the blackjack-themed game show ''Gambit'', to which viewers could stay tuned after ''MatchGame'' on most CBS stations?
** It's made all the more ironic by the fact that the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'s RoguesGallery actually ''does'' include a [[ChessMotif chess-themed]] group of supervillains. Gambit, who's rather infamous for his [[IncrediblyLamePun checkered]] past, has fallen in with a few supervillain teams at various points [[note]] The Marauders and the Horsemen of Apocalypse to be exact[[/note]], but has never been a member of said group.
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However, "gambit" is conversationally used, used outside of chess contexts, e. g. in debating, to refer to a calculated maneuver in general.general. When the priest Ruy López de Segura introduced the word into the language of chess in 1561, he used an already existing term from Italian, ''dare il gambetto''. This came from the language of wrestling and meant "to use your leg to trip up your opponent".
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