Playing With: I Call Her "Vera"
aka: I Call It Vera
: Giving a personal name to a weapon.
- Straight: Bob calls his weapon Vera
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- "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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