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A Dog Named Dog:
0 0 0 This Comic Appears First Alphabetically has its main characters Bat and Bean, who are apparently supposed to be a bat and a walking bean with a face.
Lampshaded in , though it's only used partially and only for some of the animal-people. The "brothers" of Grace, animalistic shape-shifters, are Guineas (a guinea pig), Hedge (a hedgehog) and El Goonish Shive Vlad (a bat... sorta). The kicker is when Elliot, temporarily transformed into a cat-person, is caught and interrogated by Damien.
Damien: Now, what is your name? Elliot: Um, well, what with me being a cat and all... Cat? Damien: All of you animal-people have horrible names.
A character in is a dog named Pooch. Monique lampshades the absurdity, furiously asking Pooch's owner if he'd name her "Girl".
Sinfest The robot from 's real name is XR-743-9Q. Zap can't remember it, so he redubs him to Robot.
Zap! In , two of the main characters are a mimic named Mimic and a gelatinous cube named Gelatinous Cube.
Rusty and Co. In Crazy Ghosts we get Ghost, who has no knowledge he is a Reality Warper and is also a Lecherous Old Man
A non-animal version comes up in , when Tagon asks Petey what the local inhabitants — whose water-covered planet they're orbiting — call their world, it comes out as "Wet". When Tagon comments that this isn't very imaginative, Petey replies that they compare favourably to the natives of "Earth".
Schlock Mercenary In , a Grey alien is able to keep a pet dog with the interest of learning human customs. Although not explicitly called by name in the comic, it is referred to in the author's comments as Dog.
Trying Human Annie in builds a robot in the very first chapter and starts calling him Robot. He does have a proper name, revealed later on, but the main characters keep calling him Robot (which can get somewhat confusing since there's a lot of other robots in the story).
Gunnerkrigg Court In , No Rest for the Wicked a boy named Boy.
Dragobo is a parody of it. When he meets other Dragobos and tell them his name, they joke about it by calling him "THE Dragobo".
Lampshaded in : Mario seeks the Toad named Toad, and the Yoshi named Yoshi. Mario finds Brawl in the Family the wrong Toad, and the wrong Yoshi.
"I'm not Toad! I'm just
a Toad!... You got the wrong guy!"
Discussed here in Dinosaur Comics.
The main character of is, unsurprisingly, a cat; more obscure is Nin Wah, whose name is taken from the Chinese for "red panda." On a grander scale, entire Commander Kitty planets are named for their inhabiting species (or possibly vice versa): Cats come from Planet Cat, Gazelles come from Planet Gazelle, and so forth.