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Playing With / Meaningful Name

Basic Trope: A character's name has significance.
  • Straight: A man named Blaze Infernoheat has fire-based superpowers.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Everyone's name reflects exactly who they are.
    • A man named Blazefire-burn Infernoheat of Burningfire has fire-based superpowers.
  • Downplayed: Everyone with superpowers gets a name that sounds perfectly normal, but is some kind of reference to their powers via its etymology. (e.g. Aiden for somebody with fire-based superpowers.)
  • Justified: The name is an alias they took because it fit them.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: An elemental goddess is in the process of bestowing Blaze Infernoheat with his powers, hinting that they will be something that is very fitting for him. He ends up getting earth-based powers.
  • Double Subverted:
    • "Blaze Infernoheat" turns out to be an alias, and his real name is Clay S. Tone.
    • Blaze then learn to use magma powers and improvise them to create fire.
  • Parodied: Everyone has a name that not only perfectly details what they do, but is also completely unrealistic. For example, Mocha Espressocinno is obsessed with coffee.
  • Zig Zagged: Blaze Infernoheat is given earth-based powers. However, it turns out that his real name is Clay S. Tone, but as soon as he reveals this his powers suddenly become water-based. Meanwhile, his nemesis Gig A. Wattson has electricity-based powers, but his evil sidekick Neptune Atlantic controls fire. But Neptune Atlantic turns out to be an alias and HIS real name is Blaze Infernoheat.
  • Averted:
    • Blaze Infernoheat has no particular relation to fire.
    • The author carefully made sure that no character's name means anything, no matter how unrealistic they have to sound to do that.
  • Enforced:
    • "He has fire-based powers, so we should give him a fire-based name to fit them."
    • This could make it easier to remember which name goes with which character.
    • The name is a Chekhov's Gun.
  • Lampshaded: "Did your parents name you hoping you'd be a pyromaniac?"
  • Invoked: Meaningful Rename. After obtaining heat based super powers, the once ordinary and plain John Smith decides to change his name to Blaze Infernoheat to emphasize how incredibly cool he's now.
  • Exploited: The Genre Savvy villains are able to defeat Blaze by water after hearing his name.
  • Defied: "What, just because my name is Blaze I have to shoot pillars of fire from my hands?"
  • Discussed: Upon hearing the names of the members of the Quirky Mini Boss Squad, Blaze is able to determine, with alarming precision, which kind of power each one of them has.
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Blaze Infernoheat is bullied because of his ridiculous name. It leaves him so psychologically scarred he decides to burn everyone who made fun of him.
  • Reconstructed: Instead of burning the bullies, he becomes a righteous superhero with a fire motif.

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