Authors like to use themes to create a sense of unity or cohesiveness within their work. Some extend themes to the names of the characters, often beyond the similarities that would be expected for characters from the same culture or who all speak the same language. One variation is to name a set of characters or groups after weapons or armor. This almost invariably has martial meanings. Characters with such names are likely to be fighters of some sort.

[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] the ThemeNaming of actual weapons.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Almost everyone in ''ScrappedPrincess'' is named after a type or brand of firearm or ammunition.
* All of the military characters in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' are named after actual planes, tanks, weapons, and other technology from World War I onward.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' we have the early trio of shinobi composed by Kabuto (Helmet), Tsurugi (Sword) and Yoroi (Armor). It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Kabuto didn't have a name and he was picked up by an orphan house. His "brother" put a helm on his head and named him after that]].
* Gally's Opponents in the "Moto Ball" arc of Manga/{{Gunnm}} are named for weapons. Chakram, Glaive, Scramasax, Arbalast etc.. Most likely taken from the TunnelsAndTrolls rulebook.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The MarvelUniverse has the covert organizations S.H.I.E.L.D., A.R.M.O.R., S.W.O.R.D. and H.A.M.M.E.R.
* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'':
** A family with theme naming. Strongbow's son is named Dart, and Dart's son is Bowki (combining his father's name with his erstwhile friend Geoki). The line can be extended to four generations if you use "archery" rather than "weapons" as theme: Strongbow's mother was named Trueflight.
** The Wolfriders also have Cutter (partly named for his swords[[strike:man]]elfship), Redlance (who's good with a spear) and Pike (likewise). On the other hand, Wolfrider women tend to have pastoral names.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/FromBajorToTheBlack'' has a pair of Starfleet ''Excalibur''-class cruisers named the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulfberht Ulfberht]]'' and the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szczerbiec Szczerbiec]]''.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Webley the farmer in ''Film/HotFuzz'' has a tremendous stash of unlicensed weapons in his barn.
* In ''Film/TheMatrix'' trilogy, the crew aboard the ''Mjolnir'' all have names that have to do with guns: Roland, Maggie, AK, Colt, and Mauser. Mjolnir itself, of course, is named after the weapon of Thor from NorseMythology.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* DonQuijote. In Spanish, ''quijote'' means cuisse, the thigh plate.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The Winchesters from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' are named after the rifle.
** When they get [[spoiler:mindwiped and false identity-ed]], they're Dean Smith and Sam Wesson.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''MegaManLegends 2'' has a pair of [[SkyPirate air-pirate]] {{Recurring Boss}}es named Bola and Klaymoor.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' features several characters named for brands of guns, including Kyosuke '''Nanbu''', Excellen '''Browning''', '''Ingram''' Plisken and [[spoiler:his clone]] Viletta (presumably supposed to be '''Beretta''') Badim. Ingram's most famous HumongousMecha, the Astranagant, is another example (Astra + Nagant).
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestSwords'' has sword-themed names all over the place. The hero's father is named Claymore, the hero's two traveling companions are Fleurette and Anlace, the BigBad is called Xiphos, and a few of the game's locations are mostly named for legendary weapons ('''Caliburn''' [[NoobCave Cave]] and '''Arondight'''/Alondite Heights).
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Evolution}}'' games for Dreamcast, each of the playable characters are named after a type of fire arm ([[IdiotHero Mag Launcher]], [[TheQuietOne Linear Cannon]], [[ActionGirl Pepper Box]], [[BattleButler Gre Nade]] etc).
* In the original Japanese version of ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', Kamilla's name is Kanon, while her dog is named Missile. Ironic, since they're two of the sweetest and weakest people in the game [[spoiler: until Missile dies and TakesALevelInBadass.]]
* Terran fighter ships in ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' have names of swords (specifically Rapier, Sabre, Scimitar, Cutlass, and Claymore). Their two freighter classes are named after things you put weapons ''in'' (Baldric and Scabbard).
* All members of Mizo's gang in ''[[JakAndDaxter Jak X: Combat Racing]]'' are named after something sharp. A mizo is a type of Bowie knife, and then there are Edje (edgy), Razer (razor), Cutter, Shiv (a prison-made knife) and Kleiver (cleaver), even though he wasn't originally a member.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' features Flak, Shrapnel, Barrett, Machete, Timebomb, and Hammer, all spread out throughout the wasteland.
* ''VideoGame/BattlestarGalacticaOnline'' has Colonial Escort ships named after weapons: Scythe, Maul, Glaive and Halberd.
* [[LaResistance Bora]] fighters in ''VideoGame/TachyonTheFringe'' are named for weapons: Cutlass, Battleaxe, Mace, etc.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has '''Ax'''ew, Fr'''ax'''ure and H'''ax'''orus. The last one is essentially a dragon with an axe for a face.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' has the Smithy Gang, which includes such members as Mack the Knife, Bowyer, Yaridovich (''yari'' being Japanese for spear), and the Axem Rangers.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The protagonists of ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' are named Benjamin Winchester, Jodie Beretta and Eric Remington.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Insecticons in ''{{Transformers}}'' have bomb-related named: Bombshell, Shrapnel, and Kickback.
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