'''Basic Trope''': A character's name describes something about him or her, such as personality or occupation.
* '''Straight''': Woodrow "Woody" Carpenter builds houses for a living.
* '''Exaggerated''': Woody Carpenter is bitten by a radioactive carpenter ant and becomes The Woodsman, a minor superhero with powers over wood.
* '''Downplayed''': Woody Carpenter enjoyed climbing trees in his childhood, but no longer does that.
* '''Justified''':
** A SelfFulfillingProphecy: Woody decided he wanted to be a carpenter when he grew up ''because'' of his last name.
** Woody's family have been carpenters since the Middle Ages, and their surname derives from the occupation. He got his given name because [[LineOfSightName his parents didn't have much imagination]].
** The carpenter legally changed his name to Woody Carpenter as a gimmick.
* '''Inverted''': Woody Carpenter is allergic to wood.
* '''Subverted''': Woody Carpenter is a baker.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but his favorite hobby is building birdhouses.
* '''Parodied''': Woody's brothers are Ash and Rowan, his sister is Willow. Their 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]]!
* '''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 Myth/PaulBunyan. Sometimes he has an entirely mundane name with nothing to do with wood. These identities are regularly {{Ret Con}}ned.
* '''Averted''': 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.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Mortimer Coughin is an undertaker? [[SarcasmMode Color me shocked.]]"
* '''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 cunning villain starts his search for themed superheroes' secret identities by looking for real names that fit that theme.
** 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".
* '''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?"
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': The high number of {{Punny Name}}s and {{Contrived Coincidence}}s involved in the 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]]).
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