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12th Apr '14 5:22:43 PM KingZeal
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Grass Man refuses to use a code name, but still uses the normal-sounding "Clay Davidson" as a pseudonym. No one except a few backers at the Pentagon know his civilian name, Steven Ulysses.
29th Dec '12 7:13:53 PM SKJAM
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Steven Ulysses is only nicknamed "Grass Man" by the media; he never acknowledges the codename himself.
28th Dec '12 5:13:21 PM VPhantom
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--> '''Reporter:''' "Steven Ulysses, a man with extraordinary abilities but refuses something as garish as a comic book codename . . ."

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--> '''Reporter:''' "Steven Ulysses, a man with extraordinary abilities but refuses something as garish as a comic book codename . . .codename..."
28th Dec '12 5:12:55 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope''': Superhero's names aren't mentioned in the movies, despite being used frequently in the source comic.

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'''Basic Trope''': Superhero's Superheroes' names aren't mentioned in the movies, despite being used frequently in the source comic.
28th Dec '12 5:12:35 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope''': Grass Man's name is never mentioned in the movies, despite being used frequently in the source comic.
* '''Straight''': Grass Man's codename is never used at all. Not even once.

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'''Basic Trope''': Grass Man's name is never Superhero's names aren't mentioned in the movies, despite being used frequently in the source comic.
* '''Straight''': Grass Man's codename is never used at all. Not even once.



* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Parodied''': Every civilian the hero saves insists that he has to have a codename and [[IAmNotGreenLantern call him every name except the one in the comics]].
* '''Deconstructed''': Steven Ulysses chooses not to use a codename like in the comics, but this leads to him accidentally letting his real name slip at some point and ruining his SecretIdentity.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...But that decision pays off anyway, because he gets far more public trust and support from people who know he has nothing to hide.
* '''Zig Zagged''': One movie uses the name Grass Man, but the sequel never does.

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* '''Parodied''': Every civilian the hero saves insists that he has to have a codename and [[IAmNotGreenLantern [[CounterpartComparison call him every name except the one in the comics]].
* '''Deconstructed''': Steven Ulysses chooses not to use a codename like in the comics, but this leads to him accidentally letting his real name slip at some point and ruining his SecretIdentity.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...But that decision pays off anyway, because he gets far more public trust and support from people who know he has nothing to hide.
* '''Zig Zagged''': One movie uses the name Grass Man, but the sequel never does.



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Discussed''': '''Reporter:''' "Steven Ulysses, a man with extraordinary abilities but refuses something as garish as a comic book codename . . ."

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* '''Discussed''': '''Discussed''':
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'''Reporter:''' "Steven Ulysses, a man with extraordinary abilities but refuses something as garish as a comic book codename . . ."



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''':

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': '''Deconstructed''': Steven Ulysses chooses not to use a codename like in the comics, but this leads to him accidentally letting his real name slip at some point and ruining his SecretIdentity.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...But that decision pays off anyway, because he gets far more public trust and support from people who know he has nothing to hide.



* '''Played For Drama''': He used to have a superhero name, but after he became a laughing stock and lost all credibility, he retooled himself as a much more no-nonsense, DarkerAndEdgier hero with no codename.]]

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* '''Played For Drama''': He used to have a superhero name, but after he became a laughing stock and lost all credibility, he retooled himself as a much more no-nonsense, DarkerAndEdgier hero with no codename.]]



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25th Oct '12 6:06:38 PM KingZeal
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1st Oct '12 4:58:45 PM KingZeal
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'''Basic Trope''': Grass Man's name is never mentioned in the movies, despite being used frequently in the source comic.
* '''Straight''': Grass Man's codename is never used at all. Not even once.
* '''Exaggerated''': Grass Man not only never has a codename, but never becomes a superhero at all. In fact, the movie is a RomanticComedy about a professional lawnmower.
* '''Justified''': He's trying to keep a low profile or strike fear into his enemies and realizes "Grass Man" is not the most conducive name to that goal.
* '''Inverted''': The character's name is Grass Man in the movie, but just Steven Ulysses in the comics.
* '''Subverted''': Grass Man's codename isn't mentioned at all against the StarterVillain, but as his adventures continue, he adopts it.
* '''Double Subverted''':...Until the next scene, and then it's never mentioned again and everyone insists that it's a dumb name.
* '''Parodied''': Every civilian the hero saves insists that he has to have a codename and [[IAmNotGreenLantern call him every name except the one in the comics]].
* '''Deconstructed''': Steven Ulysses chooses not to use a codename like in the comics, but this leads to him accidentally letting his real name slip at some point and ruining his SecretIdentity.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...But that decision pays off anyway, because he gets far more public trust and support from people who know he has nothing to hide.
* '''Zig Zagged''': One movie uses the name Grass Man, but the sequel never does.
* '''Averted''': He's called Grass Man throughout the entire film once becoming a superhero.
* '''Enforced''': Executives argue that no one is going to take a character called "Grass Man" seriously.
* '''Lampshaded''': "I'm lucky this isn't a comic book, otherwise I'd probably have some really embarrassing nickname!"
* '''Invoked''': Steve spends days trying to think of a codename, but decides that just using his real name (or no name at all) is much better.
* '''Defied''': The second Steve gets superpowers, he immediately proclaims his codename and never lets anyone forget it.
* '''Discussed''': '''Reporter:''' "Steven Ulysses, a man with extraordinary abilities but refuses something as garish as a comic book codename . . ."
* '''Conversed''': Two characters talk about how calling him Steven Ulysses is boring, and that they wish he had the name he had in the comics.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''':
* '''Played For Laughs''': Steven Ulysses calls himself "Brass Man", "Crass Man" and even "Ass Man" at various points, but never the name he's known as in the comics.
* '''Played For Drama''': He used to have a superhero name, but after he became a laughing stock and lost all credibility, he retooled himself as a much more no-nonsense, DarkerAndEdgier hero with no codename.]]
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