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Playing With: I Call Her "Vera"
Basic Trope: Giving a personal name to a weapon.
  • Straight: Bob calls his weapon Vera
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob names every weapon, including improvised ones, even if he uses them only once.
    • Bob not only calls his gun Vera, but refers to the bullets as her "kids".
  • Downplayed: Bob names his guitar Alexandria.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: The Empathic Weapon Bob wields gives him a nickname.
  • Subverted: Bob calls his gun Vera because its model number is V-3R4.
  • Double Subverted: Bob has a second, more creative nickname for his gun.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob gives his gun a name 108 syllables long.
    • "This is my robotic girlfriend, Vera. She used to be my gun".
  • Zig Zagged: Bob calls his gun Vera, but end up thinking it is childish to give his gun a name. But he feels like he betrayed his trusted friend, and starts again...
  • Averted: No gun is given a name.
  • Enforced: Bob's guns are individually named so that they can be sold separately.
  • Lampshaded: "So you call your gun Vera?"
  • Invoked: "Listen, rookies, your gun is your best friend, and you gonna treat it as such: take care of it and it will take care of you".
  • Exploited: A bad guy is able to render Bob helpless by threatening to destroy Vera.
  • Defied: "Nah, I'm not crazy enough to treat a tool like a person".
  • Discussed:
    • "Nice gun! What's her name?" "Vera. How do you call yours?"
    • "If you love your gun so much, why don't you marry her?"
  • Conversed: "In these shows, nine times out of ten, the sniper gives his gun a name".
  • Deconstructed: Bob humanizes his gun, while objectifying the people he kills with it, which is noted as proof of serious mental issues.
  • Reconstructed: Bob initially derides those who name their weapons, but after experience in combat, he understands them and names his own.
  • Played for Laughs: The name is downright ridiculous, and unpronounceable.
  • Played for Drama: Bob's gun is named after a loved one who died, especially his wife. Bonus points if the named weapon killed said loved one or could have saved her life.

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alternative title(s): I Call It Vera
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