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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', the player characters are called Troubleshooters. They find trouble and shoot it, at the behest of Friend Computer. Thankfully Friend Computer's all-seeing benevolence ensures trouble is minimum. Claiming that Friend Computer cannot prevent or eliminate all trouble is insubordination. Insubordination is treason. Treason is punishable by death.


** Then there's '''Phelan''' Kell, son of Morgan, the founder of the renowned Kell Hounds Mercenary Unit; the former's given name is literally Gaelic for "wolf". Given his origins with the aforementioned unit and of the circumstances surrounding him during the Clan Invasion [[spoiler: when he was captured by Khan Ulric Kerensky of Clan Wolf]] and then [[spoiler: eventually becoming Khan himself of the splinter Clan Wolf-In-Exile after the original Wolf Clan was torn asunder during the Refusal War]], this proved to be doubly accurate of his character.

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** Then there's '''Phelan''' Kell, son of Morgan, the founder of the renowned Kell Hounds Mercenary Unit; the former's given name is literally Gaelic for "wolf". Given his origins with the aforementioned unit and of the circumstances surrounding him during the Clan Invasion [[spoiler: when he was captured by Khan Ulric Kerensky of Clan Wolf]] and then [[spoiler: eventually becoming Khan himself of the splinter Clan Wolf-In-Exile after the original Wolf Clan was torn asunder during the Refusal War]], this proved to be doubly accurate prophetic of his character.


** There's also '''Kitsune''' Kurita. Anyone with insight into the AnimalMotifs of ''Battletech'' can the twist coming a mile away. [[spoiler: Any surprise that he's Victor Davion's son by Omi Kurita? Especially considering that kitsune loosely means "fox spirit."]]

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** There's also '''Kitsune''' Kurita. Anyone with insight into the AnimalMotifs of ''Battletech'' can see the twist coming a mile away. [[spoiler: Any surprise that he's Victor Davion's son by Omi Kurita? Especially considering that kitsune loosely means "fox spirit."]]


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** Then there's '''Phelan''' Kell, son of Morgan, the founder of the renowned Kell Hounds Mercenary Unit; the former's given name is literally Gaelic for "wolf". Given his origins with the aforementioned unit and of the circumstances surrounding him during the Clan Invasion [[spoiler: when he was captured by Khan Ulric Kerensky of Clan Wolf]] and then [[spoiler: eventually becoming Khan himself of the splinter Clan Wolf-In-Exile after the original Wolf Clan was torn asunder during the Refusal War]], this proved to be doubly accurate of his character.


* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Both played straight and inverted with the Space Marine Chapter names. On the straight side, you have loyalist Chapters named "Imperial Fists" and "Black Templars", as well as Chaos Legions named "Black Legion" and "World Eaters". On the other hand, you have loyalist Chapters named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Flesh Tearers"]] and "Soul Drinkers", as well as Chaos Legions named "Emperor's Children" and "Word Bearers". There's a joke going around that calls this out.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** Both played straight and inverted with the Space Marine Chapter names. On the straight side, you have loyalist Chapters named "Salamanders", "Imperial Fists" and "Black Templars", as well as Chaos Legions named "Black Legion" and "World Eaters". On the other hand, you have loyalist Chapters named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Flesh Tearers"]] Tearers"]][[note]]Then again a summary of their tactics can be accurately summed up as "rip and tear"[[/note]] and "Soul Drinkers", as well as Chaos Legions named "Emperor's Children" and "Word Bearers". There's a joke going around that calls this out.



** Azhek Ahriman, the EvilSorcerer in the setting outside of Magnus, is named after the BigBad of Zoroastrianism. His brother is Ohrmuzd, who's the BigGood of Zoroastrianism.



** Most Primarchs have meaningful names: Rogal Dorn, Primarch of the Imperial Fists (dorn means "fist" in old Celtic); Corax, Primarch of the Raven Guard ("corvus corax" is Latin for "raven"); Ferrus Manus, Primarch of the Iron Hands (his name is Latin for "Iron Hand"); Sanguinius, Primarch of the Blood Angels (his name is faux Latin, but can be roughly translated as "The Bloodied One"); Lion El Jonson, Primarch of the Dark Angels ("The Dark Angel" is a poem by Lionel Johnson, an English poet).

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** Most Primarchs have meaningful names: Rogal Dorn, Primarch of the Imperial Fists (dorn (his name roughly means "fist" "kingly fist" in old Celtic); Corvus Corax, Primarch of the Raven Guard ("corvus corax" is Latin for "raven"); Ferrus Manus, Primarch of the Iron Hands (his name is Latin for "Iron Hand"); Hand", and he literally had metal hands); Sanguinius, Primarch of the Blood Angels (his name is faux Latin, but can be roughly translated as "The Bloodied One"); Lion El Jonson, Primarch of the Dark Angels ("The Dark Angel" is a poem by Lionel Johnson, an English poet).poet); Magnus the Red, Primarch of the Thousand Sons (Magnus is a Latin name meaning "large" or "great" was the physically largest of the primarchs ''before'' he started using sorcery to [[YourSizeMayVary change his size]] and he literally has [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation red skin]]); Mortation, Primarch of the Death Guard ("mortis" is Latin for "death").



** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhus Typhus]] the Traveller, Champion of Nurgle. Nurgle himself sounds like (and is hinted to have been) Nergal, a Mesopotamian god of, among other things, plague.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhus Typhus]] the Traveller, Traveler, Champion of Nurgle.Nurgle. Originally, his name was Calas [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhon Typhon]]. Nurgle himself sounds like (and is hinted to have been) Nergal, a Mesopotamian god of, among other things, plague.


*** To expand on Canis there- he's a Thunderwolf-riding RaisedByWolves Wolf Guard in Harald Deathwolf's Great Company and the Wolf Lord's champion in the SpaceWolves Chapter who can wear a wolftooth necklace or a wolf amulet. After reading the SpaceWolves codex, the word "wolf" will cease to have any meaning.

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*** To expand on Canis there- he's a Thunderwolf-riding RaisedByWolves Wolf Guard in Harald Deathwolf's Great Company and the Wolf Lord's champion in the SpaceWolves [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]] Chapter who can wear a wolftooth necklace or a wolf amulet. After reading the SpaceWolves Space Wolves codex, the word "wolf" will cease to have any meaning.


** Odiare: A now-obsolete Italian word meaning "kiddy" or "little one"; it's the name of a domain where a malevolent Pinocchio {{expy}} rules a city of fearful, traumatized children.

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** Odiare: A now-obsolete Italian word meaning "kiddy" or "little one"; for "to hate"; it's the name of a domain where a malevolent Pinocchio {{expy}} rules a city of fearful, traumatized children.


* In the D20Modern Setting Urban Arcana, one of the iconic is named Maddie '''Web'''ber. She is a drow. (For those not in the know, drow elves are pretty big on ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire.)

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* In the D20Modern TabletopGame/D20Modern Setting Urban Arcana, one of the iconic is named Maddie '''Web'''ber. She is a drow. (For those not in the know, drow elves are pretty big on ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire.)


** Outside of the Space Marine Chapters, a good example is [[Literature/TheBible Ezekyle Abaddon]] (later known as Abaddon the Despoiler). Before he earned the honorific he was the most honoured Marine in the most honoured Legion; then he and his whole Legion followed their Primarch into the worship of the Dark Gods.
** Also for Chaos, Kharn the Betrayer, who earned the suffix after slaughtering his Legion and the one they were fighting after they dared to hide in their shelters during a deadly blizzard.

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** Outside of the Space Marine Chapters, a good example is [[Literature/TheBible Ezekyle Abaddon]] (later known as Abaddon the Despoiler). Before he earned the honorific he was the most honoured Marine in the most honoured Legion; then he and his whole Legion followed their Primarch into the worship of the Dark Gods. Abaddon meaning destruction, and Ezekyle meaning "God strengthens", rather appropriate for a guy who holds the favor of all four Chaos Gods.
** Also for Chaos, Kharn the Betrayer, who earned the suffix after slaughtering his Legion and the one they were fighting after they dared to hide in their shelters during a deadly blizzard. His actual name is Arabic for traitor.


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** The Tyranids first announced their presence by eating the planet Prandium ([[BlackComedy Latin for lunch]]).


* Odiare: A now-obsolete Italian word meaning "kiddy" or "little one"; it's the name of a domain where a malevolent Pinocchio {{expy}} rules a city of fearful, traumatized children.

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* ** Odiare: A now-obsolete Italian word meaning "kiddy" or "little one"; it's the name of a domain where a malevolent Pinocchio {{expy}} rules a city of fearful, traumatized children.


** Look over '''Anastasia''' Kerensky's history and you'll see that she's very much trying to be the second incarnation of her infamous ancestor, Natasha Kerensky. Only fitting that Anastasia can translate into 'ressurection.'

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** Look over '''Anastasia''' Kerensky's history and you'll see that she's very much trying to be the second incarnation of her infamous ancestor, Natasha Kerensky. Only fitting that Anastasia can translate into 'ressurection.''resurrection.'
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'', many domains have names that are basically non-English language words chosen for this trope, to an extent that they often cross over into IncrediblyLamePun territory for people who actually do speak the language.
** Richemulot: A compounding of the French words for "Rich" and "Mouse", it's a domain where ''[[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent wererats]]'' make up a significant portion of the domain's aristocracy. Most notably, the domain's beloved leader, scion of its richest and most powerful family, is herself a wererat, as are all her kin.
** Verbrek: Taken from the Slavic word for "werewolf", it's a domain with the largest population ''of'' werewolves in the game, and ruled by a werewolf darklord.
* Odiare: A now-obsolete Italian word meaning "kiddy" or "little one"; it's the name of a domain where a malevolent Pinocchio {{expy}} rules a city of fearful, traumatized children.


** Justin Xiang Allard's name is twofold, since Allard comes from the Old English words for "noble counsel." Indeed, the Allard family is known for being advisors to the Davion family over the generations. Additionally, depending on the Chinese character used, ''Xiang'' can be translated as "obey," "decline," "prime minister," "auspicious," "thinking," or even the first character in the phrase "chess," all of which adequately describe some portion of his personality or life's story.

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** Justin Xiang Allard's '''Xiang Allard''''s name is twofold, since Allard comes from the Old English words for "noble counsel." Indeed, the Allard family is known for being advisors to the Davion family over the generations. Additionally, depending on the Chinese character used, ''Xiang'' can be translated as "obey," "decline," "prime minister," "auspicious," "thinking," or even the first character in the phrase "chess," all of which adequately describe some portion of his personality or life's story.


** '''Just'''in Xiang Allard's name is twofold, as his motives are actually surprisingly pure. Additionally, depending on the Chinese character used, ''Xiang'' can be translated as "obey," "decline," "prime minister," "auspicious," "thinking," or even the first character in the phrase "chess," all of which adequately describe some portion of his personality or life's story.

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** '''Just'''in Justin Xiang Allard's name is twofold, as his motives are actually surprisingly pure.since Allard comes from the Old English words for "noble counsel." Indeed, the Allard family is known for being advisors to the Davion family over the generations. Additionally, depending on the Chinese character used, ''Xiang'' can be translated as "obey," "decline," "prime minister," "auspicious," "thinking," or even the first character in the phrase "chess," all of which adequately describe some portion of his personality or life's story.




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** Given his origins as [[spoiler:revenge against the Inner Sphere by his sociopathic mother]] and an intent to break the Great Refusal and conquer the Inner Sphere, '''Alaric''' Wolf's name is quite fitting for his ambitions--it translates to "ruler of all."
** Look over '''Anastasia''' Kerensky's history and you'll see that she's very much trying to be the second incarnation of her infamous ancestor, Natasha Kerensky. Only fitting that Anastasia can translate into 'ressurection.'


** [[TheEmpire The Imperium]] is really, really bad (or really [[PropheticName prophetic]]) at naming planets. The planet Tartarus for example became a blasted hellscape from the incursions of Chaos and a NegativeSpaceWedgie. Then there's the planet Armageddon, which has suffered ''three'' horrifically cataclysmic wars, the first led by the Daemon Primarch of the aformentioned World Eaters followed by the endless hordes of the Warp, the subsequent two led by the biggest Ork in the galaxy at the head of the largest Ork WAAAGH! in history.

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** [[TheEmpire The Imperium]] is really, really bad (or really [[PropheticName prophetic]]) at naming planets. The planet Tartarus for example became a blasted hellscape from the incursions of Chaos and a NegativeSpaceWedgie. Then there's the planet Armageddon, which has suffered ''three'' horrifically cataclysmic wars, the first led by the Daemon Primarch of the aformentioned World Eaters followed by the endless hordes of the Warp, the subsequent two led by the biggest Ork in the galaxy at the head of the largest Ork WAAAGH! in history. And Prospero, named after the wizard from ''The Tempest'', became the home of an entire Legion of sorcerers prior to its destruction.

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** Strangely, Horus may be the sole exception: despite sharing a name with an Egyptian hawk-headed god, he has a vaguely lupine motif (his Legion was called the Luna Wolves) and turns evil, where the Egyptian Horus was a good guy all the way.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhus Typhus]] the Traveller, Champion of Nurgle. Nurgle himself sounds like (and is hinted to have been) Nergal, a Mesopotamian god of, among other things, plague.


*** To expand on Canis there- he's a Thunderwolf-riding RaisedByWolves Wolf Guard in Harald Deathwolf's Great Company and the Wolf Lord's champion in the SpaceWolves Chapter who can wear a wolftooth necklace or a wolf amulet. After reading the SpaceWolves codex, the word "wolf" will cease to have any meaning.

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*** To expand on Canis there- he's a Thunderwolf-riding RaisedByWolves Wolf Guard in Harald Deathwolf's Great Company and the Wolf Lord's champion in the SpaceWolves Chapter who can wear a wolftooth necklace or a wolf amulet. After reading the SpaceWolves codex, the word "wolf" will cease to have any meaning. meaning.
** There is a Space Marine chapter called the Marines Malevolent. Their defining trait is being complete and total assholes that absolutely no one else likes.

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