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* ''Anime/RahXephon'' has all of the Dolems named after musical terms, and there's a fair amount of people getting Mayan-mythology-inspired nicknames. However, these names are much more intentional than normal; art (particularly music) and Mayan mythology are central elements to the show.

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* ''Anime/RahXephon'' has all of the Dolems named after musical terms, and there's a fair amount of people getting Mayan-mythology-inspired nicknames. However, these names are much more intentional than normal; art (particularly music) and Mayan mythology Myth/MayanMythology are central elements to the show.


[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, they're named after THOSE [[Music/TheCars Cars]], Music/{{ACDC}}, and [[Music/GeorgeMichael Wham!]][[note]]Although their [[SpellMyNameWithAnS proper translations]] are "Kars", "Esidisi", and "Wamuu," most likely due to copyright.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, they're named after THOSE [[Music/TheCars Cars]], Music/{{ACDC}}, and [[Music/GeorgeMichael Wham!]][[note]]Although their [[SpellMyNameWithAnS proper translations]] are Wham!]][[note]]Text from the scanlation. For [[WritingAroundTrademarks trademark reasons]], the official translation rendered these names as "Kars", "Esidisi", and "Wamuu," most likely due to copyright."Wamuu".[[/note]]]]


* My Melody and her family from the ''HelloKitty'' universe.

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* My Melody and her family from the ''HelloKitty'' ''Franchise/HelloKitty'' universe.


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* It doesn't take long for even the most casual viewers/readers of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' to realise that Hirohiko Araki has named just about every character ''in'' the damn thing after ''something''. By far the most prominent is Araki's use of musical references, such as prominent villain Dio Brando (Ronnie James Dio and Marlon Brando), numerous characters throughout the entire series' run and just about every Stand originating after ''Stardust Crusaders''. Even the series' first lead protagonist - Jonathan Joestar - is named after a [[http://www.skylark.co.jp/jonathan/index.html Japanese restaurant chain]]. To start with, the Stands were given their names by linking a tarot card to a colour (Jotaro Kujo's ''Star Platinum'', Noriaki Kakyoin's ''Hierophant Green''; though Dio's Stand foregoes a colour and is simply named ''[[MemeticMutation The World]]'') before the latter half of ''Stardust Crusaders'' introduced villains with Stands named after members of the Egyptian pantheon. By Part 3's end, Araki then returned to the musical theme, naming them after bands, albums or songs (Crazy Diamond, Goo Goo Dolls, Superfly, Killer Queen). This caused problems for international distribution in English until the anime's premiere in 2012, when DubNameChange entered full effect. More recent Stands get names that skirt the issue, such as [[Music/NatKingCole Nut King Call]] or Les Feuilles (pronounced as "Autumn Leaves"). The Pillar Men provide the current page image[[note]]Although the fan translation came before it was common knowledge that the names were not exactly the same as the original bands.[[/note]] (not shown: the youngest Pillar Man, Music/{{Santana}}).

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* It doesn't take long for even the most casual viewers/readers of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' to realise that author Hirohiko Araki has named just about every character ''in'' the damn thing after ''something''. By far the most prominent is Araki's use of musical references, references are to Western music, such as prominent villain Dio Brando (Ronnie James Dio and Marlon Brando), numerous characters throughout the entire series' run and just about every Stand originating after ''Stardust Crusaders''. Even the series' first lead protagonist - Jonathan Joestar - is named after a [[http://www.skylark.co.jp/jonathan/index.html Japanese restaurant chain]]. To start with, the Stands were given their names by linking a named after tarot card to cards combined with a colour associated with the Stand (Jotaro Kujo's ''Star Platinum'', Noriaki Kakyoin's ''Hierophant Green''; though Dio's Stand foregoes a colour and is simply named ''[[MemeticMutation The World]]'') before World]]''). During the latter half of ''Stardust Crusaders'' Crusaders'', villains were introduced villains with Stands named after members of the Egyptian pantheon. By From Part 3's end, end onward, Araki then returned to the musical theme, naming them after bands, albums or songs Western music theme (Crazy Diamond, Goo Goo Dolls, Superfly, Killer Queen). This caused problems for international distribution in English until the anime's premiere in 2012, when DubNameChange entered full effect. More recent Stands get names that skirt the issue, such as [[Music/NatKingCole Nut King Call]] or Les Feuilles (pronounced as "Autumn Leaves"). The Pillar Men Men, named after Wham!, The Cars, AC/DC and Santana (not shown), provide the current page image[[note]]Although the fan translation came before it was common knowledge that the names were not exactly the same as the original bands.[[/note]] (not shown: the youngest Pillar Man, Music/{{Santana}}).image.


* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' uses this for a lot of quest names. Examples: "Come Fly With Me" (help some ghouls rocket their way to paradise), "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" (character creation, after you've been shot in the face), "Heartaches By The Number" (Cass' companion quest), "Nothing But A Hound Dog" (Rex the dog's quest), "I Put A Spell On You" (stop or assist a Legion spy in an NCR base).

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' uses this for a lot of quest names. Examples: "Come Fly With Me" (help some ghouls rocket their way to paradise), "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" (character creation, after you've been shot in the face), "Heartaches By The Number" (Cass' companion quest), "Nothing But A Hound Dog" (Rex the dog's quest), "I Put A Spell On You" (stop or assist a Legion spy in an NCR base). Almost all quests from the base game, with the exception of "Boulder City Showdown", are named after 1950's songs.

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* WesternAnimation/TheBrothersGrunt are all named after old timey musicians, though the creator insists this is coincidental.


[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, they're named after THOSE [[Music/TheCars Cars]], Music/{{ACDC}}, and [[Music/GeorgeMichael Wham!]][[note]]Although their [[SpellMyNameWithAnS proper translations]] are "Kars", "Esidisi", and "Wamuu," due to copyright.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, they're named after THOSE [[Music/TheCars Cars]], Music/{{ACDC}}, and [[Music/GeorgeMichael Wham!]][[note]]Although their [[SpellMyNameWithAnS proper translations]] are "Kars", "Esidisi", and "Wamuu," most likely due to copyright.[[/note]]]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, they're named after THOSE [[Music/TheCars Cars]], Music/{{ACDC}}, and [[Music/GeorgeMichael Wham!]][[note]]Although their [[SpellMyNameWithAnS proper translations]] are "Kars", "Esidisi", and "Wamuu."[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, they're named after THOSE [[Music/TheCars Cars]], Music/{{ACDC}}, and [[Music/GeorgeMichael Wham!]][[note]]Although their [[SpellMyNameWithAnS proper translations]] are "Kars", "Esidisi", and "Wamuu."[[/note]]]]
"Wamuu," due to copyright.[[/note]]]]

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* Taylor's EldritchAbomination friends in ''FanFic/StarryEyes'' are named Aria (a shoggoth), Melody (a Nightgaunt), and Rest.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the Dazzlings, an evil GirlGroup, are named Sonata, Adagio, and Aria.


** In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', nearly every one of Demyx's weapons is named for a musical reference; there's even one named after the game's English theme tune (as in, it's still called 'Sanctuary' in the Japanese version, in which 'Passion' was the theme). The ones that aren't are his joke weapons (a broom and a tennis racquet) and one sitar called the Million Bucks... but the last might just be a missed joke.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'', nearly every one of Demyx's weapons is named for a musical reference; there's even one named after the game's English theme tune (as in, it's still called 'Sanctuary' in the Japanese version, in which 'Passion' was the theme). The ones that aren't are his joke weapons (a broom and a tennis racquet) and one sitar called the Million Bucks... but the last might just be a missed joke.


* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' has a colourful music theme of the 'bell' type {{Heartless}} (Red Nocturne, Blue Rhapsody, Yellow Opera, Green Requiem and Black Ballade in the first game and ''Chain of Memories''; Crimson Jazz, Silver Rock, Spring Metal and Emerald Blues in ''Kingdom Hearts II''; Scarlet Tango, Grey Caprice, Sapphire Elegy, Turquoise March, Pink Concerto, Striped Aria, and Emerald Serenade in ''358/2 Days'').
** Also in ''Days'', nearly every one of Demyx's weapons is named for a musical reference; there's even one named after the game's English theme tune (as in, it's still called 'Sanctuary' in the Japanese version, in which 'Passion' was the theme). The ones that aren't are his joke weapons (a broom and a tennis racquet) and one sitar called the Million Bucks... but the last might just be a missed joke.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' has a colourful music theme ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'':
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of the 'bell' type {{Heartless}} (Red Heartless have a naming scheme involving music. There's Red Nocturne, Blue Rhapsody, Yellow Opera, Green Requiem and Black Ballade in the first game and ''Chain of Memories''; Crimson Jazz, Silver Rock, Spring Metal and Emerald Blues in ''Kingdom Hearts II''; Scarlet Tango, Grey Caprice, Sapphire Elegy, Turquoise March, Pink Concerto, Striped Aria, and Emerald Serenade in ''358/2 Days'').
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** Also in ''Days'', In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', nearly every one of Demyx's weapons is named for a musical reference; there's even one named after the game's English theme tune (as in, it's still called 'Sanctuary' in the Japanese version, in which 'Passion' was the theme). The ones that aren't are his joke weapons (a broom and a tennis racquet) and one sitar called the Million Bucks... but the last might just be a missed joke.


** ''Theatre/WeWillRockYou'', based on the music of [[Music/Queen]]: Has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters SOOOOOOOO]] many examples of this, from the main characters to the ensemble, resulting in musical references that reach [[Main/CanonForeigner beyond Queen]]. To focus on just the main cast, there is [[Music/ANightAtTheOpera Galileo Figaro]], [[Music/ANightAtTheOpera Scaramouche]], [[Music/SheerHeartAttack Killer Queen]], [[Music/TheMiracle Commander Khashoggi]], Brit(ney Spears, who is a macho rebellion leader) and Meat (Loaf, who is an Main/ActionGirl rebel).

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** ''Theatre/WeWillRockYou'', based on the music of [[Music/Queen]]: Music/Queen : Has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters SOOOOOOOO]] many examples of this, from the main characters to the ensemble, resulting in musical references that reach [[Main/CanonForeigner beyond Queen]]. To focus on just the main cast, there is [[Music/ANightAtTheOpera Galileo Figaro]], [[Music/ANightAtTheOpera Scaramouche]], [[Music/SheerHeartAttack Killer Queen]], [[Music/TheMiracle Commander Khashoggi]], Brit(ney Spears, who is a macho rebellion leader) and Meat (Loaf, who is an Main/ActionGirl rebel).


* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Dark Ball 2}} Dark Ball 2 - Kharma]]'', every level set is named after a metal band album (and usually follow a theme according to their literal meanings): ''[[{{Music/Opeth}} Ghost Reveries]]'', ''[[{{Music/Insomnium}} Since The Day It All Came Down]]'', ''[[{{Music/Tristania}} Ashes]]'', ''[[{{Music/MyGrain}} Orbit Dance]]'', ''[[{{Music/Skyfire}} Timeless Departure]]'', [[spoiler: ''[[{{Music/ScarSymmetry}} Dark Matter Dimensions]]'', ''[[{{Music/LacunaCoil}} Karma Code]]'' and ''[[{{Music/InFlames}} Come Clarity]]'']].

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Dark Ball 2}} Dark Ball 2 - Kharma]]'', every level set is named after a metal band album (and usually follow a theme according to their literal meanings): ''[[{{Music/Opeth}} Ghost Reveries]]'', ''[[{{Music/Insomnium}} Since The Day It All Came Down]]'', ''[[{{Music/Tristania}} Ashes]]'', ''[[{{Music/MyGrain}} Orbit Dance]]'', ''[[{{Music/Skyfire}} Timeless Departure]]'', [[spoiler: ''[[{{Music/ScarSymmetry}} [[spoiler:''[[{{Music/ScarSymmetry}} Dark Matter Dimensions]]'', ''[[{{Music/LacunaCoil}} Karma Code]]'' and ''[[{{Music/InFlames}} Come Clarity]]'']].

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