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* VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon's main antagonist is a Wingly (aka an Angel) named Lloyd.


* In ''VideoGame/Mother3'', Lucas is a pretty normal name for a kid living in Tazmily, especially when compared to the names of the people who live there like "Flint, Hinawa, Lighter, Fuel, Wess, Duster, etc.". Lucas is one of only Two People in the world who can use PK Love, [[spoiler: and use that power to pull the 7 needles trapping the Dark Dragon under the Nowhere Islands.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Mother3'', Lucas is a pretty normal name for a kid living in Tazmily, especially when compared to the names of the people who live there like "Flint, Hinawa, Lighter, Fuel, Wess, Duster, etc.". Lucas is one of only Two People in the world who can use PK Love, [[spoiler: and use that power to pull the 7 needles trapping the Dark Dragon under the Nowhere Islands.]]]] Subverted, as per WordOfGod his name is pronounced "lü-KAAH", not "LOO-kas".


* In ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' you frequently run into a strange old lady called Sara Oakheart, who seems to know more than she is letting on. [[spoiler:It's the perfect disguise, as her real name is ''Amarthiel, the Daughter of Doom'', one of Saurons chief generals and a two thousand year old undead spirit, who had been spying on you the whole time.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' you frequently run into a strange old lady called Sara Oakheart, who seems to know more than she is letting on. [[spoiler:It's the perfect disguise, as her real name is ''Amarthiel, the Daughter of Doom'', one of Saurons chief generals and a two thousand year old undead spirit, who had been spying on you the whole time.]]]] People who are familiar with Tolkien's conlangs will know that something's off with her just by hearing her name: Tolkien never uses realistic names, as they would be nonsense in the languages of his universe.

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** Three of the ES mechs are named... Joseph, Dan and Joshua.


* Music/DevinTownsend's 2007 album ''Ziltoid the Omniscient'' has the title character attempt to wipe out Earth using an EldritchAbomination called the Planet Cracker. His name turns out to be Herman. ([[HypocriticalHumour And he hates musicals.]])

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* Music/DevinTownsend's 2007 album ''Ziltoid the Omniscient'' has the title character attempt to wipe out Earth using an EldritchAbomination called the Planet Cracker.Smasher. His name turns out to be Herman. ([[HypocriticalHumour And he hates musicals.]])

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* ''VideoGame/Xenosaga'': The true names of the [[spoiler: Four Testaments]] are Luis Virgil, Erich Weber, Dmitri Yuriev [[spoiler: (the name of the man Albedo was cloned from)]] and Kevin Winnicot. All four are realistic, albeit of different nationalities.


* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' is a perfectly ordinary name in Japanese.

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* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' is a perfectly ordinary name in Japanese. However it means "lightbringer", as in "Lucifer".


* ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'': The most powerful witch in history, in whose memory the Luna Nova academy was founded, is named... Jennifer.

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* ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'': ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia2017'': The most powerful witch in history, in whose memory the Luna Nova academy was founded, is named... Jennifer. This is actually something of [[RealityIsUnrealistic the "Tiffany Problem"]], as Jennifer (as a Cornish derivation of the famously medieval [[Myth/KingArthur Guinevere]]) does have its roots in the Middle Ages, but it was not a common modern name until the 20th century.

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* In ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', the strangest-looking member of the Board of Shaman, a disembodied head with tentacles for limbs, is named Tony Harrison.


** In ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', all the cool vampires opt for mundane names, and one vampire mentions that the witch Agnes (Agnes actually is her real name) is wonderfully clever for coming up with her name. This is less for ominous effect than comedy, inverting people's attempts to give themselves [[AwesomeMcCoolname cooler names]] (especially if they're into vampires and the like.) Particularly apt, since Agnes Nitt's pseudonym is Perdita X Dream ("The X stands for 'someone with a really cool and interesting middle name'" -- XMakesAnythingCool).

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** In ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', ''Literature/CarpeJugulum'', all the cool vampires opt for mundane names, and one vampire mentions that the witch Agnes (Agnes actually is her real name) is wonderfully clever for coming up with her name. This is less for ominous effect than comedy, inverting people's attempts to give themselves [[AwesomeMcCoolname cooler names]] (especially if they're into vampires and the like.) Particularly apt, since Agnes Nitt's pseudonym is Perdita X Dream ("The X stands for 'someone with a really cool and interesting middle name'" -- XMakesAnythingCool).


* The name "Jesus" was a very common one at the time. This is one reason Christ is often referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth" in the narration. (It still ''is'' a common name in Spanish -- and in other languages, if you take into account that Jesus is etymologically the same name as Joshua.)

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* The name "Jesus" was a very common one at the time. This is one reason Christ is often referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth" in the narration. (It still ''is'' a common name in Spanish -- and Spanish, in which it's rendered "Jesús", as well as in other languages, if you take into account that Jesus is etymologically the same name as Joshua.)


* In ''Franchise/DragonBallZ'', the proliferation of ThemeNaming means that some of the most terrifying entities in existence can have some very unprepossessing names.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the proliferation of ThemeNaming means that some of the most terrifying entities in existence can have some very unprepossessing names.



* ''Literature/JaneWishing'' by Toni Tobias contrasts "plain Jane"'s everyday reality (illustrated - by Creator/TrinaSchartHyman -- in black and white) with her dreams and desires (in color). Jane wishes her name were something like Amanda or Melissa, or "at least Elizabeth".

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* ''Literature/JaneWishing'' ''Jane Wishing'' by Toni Tobias contrasts "plain Jane"'s everyday reality (illustrated - by Creator/TrinaSchartHyman Trina Schart Hyman -- in black and white) with her dreams and desires (in color). Jane wishes her name were something like Amanda or Melissa, or "at least Elizabeth".


* A [[LivingLegend legendary]] assassin named Film/JohnWick. 'Nuff said.

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* A [[LivingLegend legendary]] assassin named Film/JohnWick.''Franchise/JohnWick''. 'Nuff said.


* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Whitebeard, considered one of the most powerful pirates in the world, has relatively normal name is Edward Newgate. His surname Edward actually comes from the Real life pirate Edward Teach, aka UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Whitebeard, considered one It's pretty common for some of the most insanely powerful pirates people in the world, has relatively world to have rather normal names, either Japanese or Western, along with the crazy and awesome ones.
** The protagonist is Monkey D. Luffy, while his grandfather is Monkey D. Garp. His father averts this, being named [[AwesomeMcCoolname Dragon]]. The D. in their names makes them special InUniverse, though the few people who know why aren't telling.
** Amongst the Straw Hat crew, we have Nami the weather-manipulating navigator, Nico "Devil Child" Robin, living skeleton Brook, shapeshifting reindeer doctor Tony (full
name is Tony Tony Chopper), and cyborg Franky.
** The Pirate King was named Roger.
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Edward Newgate. His surname "Whitebeard" Newgate, one of the Four Emperors and the WorldsStrongestMan. The Edward actually comes from the Real Edward Teach (the real life pirate better known as UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}), and the Newgate comes from Newgate Prison.
** His replacement Marshall D. Teach also takes his name from the historical
Edward Teach, aka UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}. with his nickname also being Blackbeard.
** Big Mom, the only female amongst the Four Emperors, is named Charlotte Linlin. And since most of her kids (her epithet is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin) are named after various confections, you can get the odd dissonance of having ruthless pirates named things like Snack, Cracker, Amande, Smoothie, and Katakuri (from the Japanese word for potato starch).

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* In ''Franchise/DragonBallZ'', the proliferation of ThemeNaming means that some of the most terrifying entities in existence can have some very unprepossessing names.
** In the original ''Dragon Ball'', the Demon King and his mutated monster children are all named after musical instruments. Therefore, the [[EnemyWithout pure evil twin]] of Earth's god is named... Piccolo. He passes that name on to his son, who eventually becomes one of the most powerful warriors in the universe. InUniverse, it apparently means 'Another World' in Namekian, and so is downplayed.
** Most of the Z Fighters are [[EdibleThemeNaming named after food]]. That doesn't stop them from being incredibly strong and capable of taking on world-shaking threats. Yes, even [[ButtMonkey Yamcha]].
** All of Bulma's family are named after underwear. This means that Bulma and Dr. Briefs, two of the Earth's greatest scientists, are named after bloomers and male underwear, respectively. Her kids carry on the tradition by being named Trunks and Bulla/Bra.
** The elite Ginyu force are all named after dairy products: Burter (Butter), Ginyu (Cow's milk), Guldo (Yogurt), Jeice/Jheese (Cheese), and Recoome (Cream).
** All the Gods of Destruction and Angels, who are ''the'' most powerful entities in their universes, are named after alcoholic beverages. Originally this wasn't to be the case, as Beerus was meant to be a play on 'virus' ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen he was originally conceptualized as a much more villainous entity responsible for driving the Saiyans to evil]]), but then Akira Toriyama took over and mistook the name for a pun on 'Beer', and named his assistant Whis, for 'Whiskey'. This continued on when other Gods of Destruction and their attendants were introduced in ''Super'', giving us things like Gin the DestroyerDeity and Sour the angel.
** People from universe 9 are named after herbs, giving us gems like Lavender the wolfman, who's capable of fighting Gohan to a standstill, and his fellow warriors Comfrey, Hop, and Roselle.
** People from Universe 3 are named after [[EdibleThemeNaming Italian food]].
** The Pride Troopers from universe 11 are named after kitchenware, so you've got potential God of Destruction Top (anagram of Pot), K'nsi (sink), Tupper (tupperware), Kettle (obvious), and their leader, the [[WorldsStrongestMan Multiverse's Strongest Mortal]], even more powerful than a God of Destruction, is named Jiren (anagram of 'renji', or 'stove').

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