History PlayingWith / StevenUlyssesPerhero

3rd Oct '15 3:59:12 PM nombretomado
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* '''Zig Zagged''': The Woodsman's backstory changes DependingOnTheWriter. Sometimes he was born Woody Carpenter, sometimes Jack Lumber. Sometimes he's Steve Bunyan, revealed to be a descendant of PaulBunyan. Sometimes he has an entirely mundane name with nothing to do with wood. These identities are regularly {{Ret Con}}ned.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': The Woodsman's backstory changes DependingOnTheWriter. Sometimes he was born Woody Carpenter, sometimes Jack Lumber. Sometimes he's Steve Bunyan, revealed to be a descendant of PaulBunyan.Myth/PaulBunyan. Sometimes he has an entirely mundane name with nothing to do with wood. These identities are regularly {{Ret Con}}ned.
12th Feb '15 8:57:44 AM VPhantom
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* '''Exploited''': A DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain starts his search for themed superheroes' secret identities by looking for real names that fit that theme.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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A DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain starts his search for themed superheroes' secret identities by looking for real names that fit that theme.
12th Feb '15 3:30:31 AM Korodzik
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** Alice and Bob Onner realize that everyone they know have their lives dictated by their {{Punny Name}}s, and so they decide to give their son the first name "Milli".
17th Dec '14 4:18:26 PM BananaPancakes
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* '''Straight''': Woody Carpenter builds houses for a living.

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* '''Straight''': Woody Woodrow "Woody" Carpenter builds houses for a living.



* '''Justified''':

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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': Woody Carpenter enjoyed climbing trees in his childhood, but no longer does that.
* '''Justified''':



** Woody's family have been carpenters right back to the Middle Ages, and their surname derives from the occupation. His first name is because [[LineOfSightName his parents didn't have much imagination.]]

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** Woody's family have been carpenters right back to since the Middle Ages, and their surname derives from the occupation. His first He got his given name is because [[LineOfSightName his parents didn't have much imagination.]]imagination]].



* '''Parodied''': Woody's brothers are Ash and Rowan, his sister is Willow. Their father and mother were killed in a [[NoodleIncident freak lathing accident]] and they were raised by old Ma Hogany. When Woody is bitten by a radioactive carpenter ant and given elemental powers over wood, his first thought is to call himself... [[AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering Mister Amazing]]!

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* '''Parodied''': Woody's brothers are Ash and Rowan, his sister is Willow. Their father and mother parents were both killed in a [[NoodleIncident freak lathing accident]] and they were raised by old Ma Hogany. When Woody is bitten by a radioactive carpenter ant and given elemental powers over wood, his first thought is to call himself... [[AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering Mister Amazing]]!



* '''Enforced''': It's The DorkAge, and one-shot characters ''[[RunningGag always]]'' have {{Punny Name}}s.

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* '''Enforced''': It's The DorkAge, and one-shot characters ''[[RunningGag always]]'' have {{Punny Name}}s.



* '''Discussed''': "A wood-themed superhero, eh? Let me guess - you're named after a tree. No? Something Carpenter?"

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* '''Discussed''': "A wood-themed superhero, eh? Let me guess - -- you're named after a tree. No? Something Carpenter?"
2nd Apr '13 10:57:59 AM MrMenCentral
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* '''Parodied''': Woody's brothers are Ash and Rowan, his sister is Willow. Their father and mother were killed in a [[NoodleIncident freak lathing accident]] and they were raised by old Ma Hogany. When Woody is bitten by a radioactive carpenter ant and given elemental powers over wood, his first thought is to call himself... Mister Amazing!

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* '''Parodied''': Woody's brothers are Ash and Rowan, his sister is Willow. Their father and mother were killed in a [[NoodleIncident freak lathing accident]] and they were raised by old Ma Hogany. When Woody is bitten by a radioactive carpenter ant and given elemental powers over wood, his first thought is to call himself... [[AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering Mister Amazing!Amazing]]!
2nd Feb '13 11:37:58 AM VPhantom
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'''Steven Ulysses Perhero''': A character's name describes something about him or her, such as personality or occupation.

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'''Steven Ulysses Perhero''': '''Basic Trope''': A character's name describes something about him or her, such as personality or occupation.



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7th Aug '12 2:43:38 PM johnnye
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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': The high number of {{Punny Name}}s and {{Contrived Coincidence}}s involved in the MassSuperpoweringEvent are the first hint that it wasn't a random chance, but the work of a GreatGazoo with nigh-omnipotence and a puerile sense of humour (and who [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall may or may not]] actually [[AuthorPowers be the author]]).

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': The high number of {{Punny Name}}s and {{Contrived Coincidence}}s involved in the MassSuperpoweringEvent MassSuperempoweringEvent are the first hint that it wasn't a random chance, but the work of a GreatGazoo with nigh-omnipotence and a puerile sense of humour (and who [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall may or may not]] actually [[AuthorPowers be the author]]).
7th Aug '12 2:43:12 PM johnnye
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* '''Justified''': A SelfFulfillingProphecy: Woody decided he wanted to be a carpenter when he grew up ''because'' of his last name.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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A SelfFulfillingProphecy: Woody decided he wanted to be a carpenter when he grew up ''because'' of his last name.



* '''Parodied''': Woody's brothers are Ash and Rowan, his sister is Willow. Their father and mother were killed in a freak lathing accident and they were raised by old Ma Hogany. When Woody is bitten by a radioactive carpenter ant and given elemental powers over wood, his first thought is to call himself... Mister Amazing!

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* '''Parodied''': Woody's brothers are Ash and Rowan, his sister is Willow. Their father and mother were killed in a [[NoodleIncident freak lathing accident accident]] and they were raised by old Ma Hogany. When Woody is bitten by a radioactive carpenter ant and given elemental powers over wood, his first thought is to call himself... Mister Amazing!


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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': The high number of {{Punny Name}}s and {{Contrived Coincidence}}s involved in the MassSuperpoweringEvent are the first hint that it wasn't a random chance, but the work of a GreatGazoo with nigh-omnipotence and a puerile sense of humour (and who [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall may or may not]] actually [[AuthorPowers be the author]]).
19th Feb '12 11:15:33 AM johnnye
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* '''Straight''': Steve Carpenter builds houses for a living.
* '''Exaggerated''': Steve Carpenter builds houses, bird houses and dog houses, desks, or basically, anything dealing with wood.
* '''Justified''': A SelfFulfillingProphecy: Steve decided he wanted to be a carpenter when he grew up ''because'' of his last name.
* '''Inverted''': Steve Carpenter has no spatial sense and is horrible with tools.
* '''Subverted''': Steve Carpenter is a baker.

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* '''Straight''': Steve Woody Carpenter builds houses for a living.
* '''Exaggerated''': Steve Woody Carpenter builds houses, bird houses is bitten by a radioactive carpenter ant and dog houses, desks, or basically, anything dealing becomes The Woodsman, a minor superhero with powers over wood.
* '''Justified''': A SelfFulfillingProphecy: Steve Woody decided he wanted to be a carpenter when he grew up ''because'' of his last name.
** Woody's family have been carpenters right back to the Middle Ages, and their surname derives from the occupation. His first name is because [[LineOfSightName his parents didn't have much imagination.]]
** The carpenter legally changed his name to Woody Carpenter as a gimmick.
* '''Inverted''': Steve Woody Carpenter has no spatial sense and is horrible with tools.
allergic to wood.
* '''Subverted''': Steve Woody Carpenter is a baker.



* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Steve's last name is Smith, or something normal.
* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???
Woody's brothers are Ash and Rowan, his sister is Willow. Their father and mother were killed in a freak lathing accident and they were raised by old Ma Hogany. When Woody is bitten by a radioactive carpenter ant and given elemental powers over wood, his first thought is to call himself... Mister Amazing!
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
The Woodsman's backstory changes DependingOnTheWriter. Sometimes he was born Woody Carpenter, sometimes Jack Lumber. Sometimes he's Steve Bunyan, revealed to be a descendant of PaulBunyan. Sometimes he has an entirely mundane name with nothing to do with wood. These identities are regularly {{Ret Con}}ned.
* '''Averted''': Steve's last The carpenter's name is Steve Smith, or something equally normal.
* '''Enforced''': ???It's The DorkAge, and one-shot characters ''[[RunningGag always]]'' have {{Punny Name}}s.



* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???
The Woodsman maintains a MultipleChoicePast or MultilayerFacade in order to foil villains trying to discover his real identity. As a private joke, some of these are puns on a wood theme.
* '''Exploited''': ???
A DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain starts his search for themed superheroes' secret identities by looking for real names that fit that theme.
* '''Defied''': ???
"The last thing I'm going to be is a carpenter, with my name I'd look stupid."
* '''Discussed''': ???"A wood-themed superhero, eh? Let me guess - you're named after a tree. No? Something Carpenter?"
19th Aug '11 6:51:42 PM tandra88
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* '''Exaggerated''': ???

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* '''Exaggerated''': ???Steve Carpenter builds houses, bird houses and dog houses, desks, or basically, anything dealing with wood.



* '''Averted''': ???

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* '''Averted''': ???Steve's last name is Smith, or something normal.
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