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Mar 22nd 2021 at 6:27:06 AM •••

Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: VERY messy!, started by vexusdylan on Aug 30th 2011 at 3:58:32 AM

May 27th 2020 at 4:49:24 PM •••

This isn't so much a discussion as it is a question, but where would traditionally scary words be posted? Words like Nightmare, Grave, Demise, Death, Spider, where would stuff like that go?

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May 19th 2018 at 10:03:28 AM •••

I've noticed a pattern with characters who have "Salazar" as a first or last name. They tend to be evil, or at least morally ambiguous. Where do you think I should add examples?

Oct 14th 2017 at 10:39:38 AM •••

We have a list of quotes a mile long in the appropriate section.

Why is the lamest one on the front page? To half the European audience "Walpurgisnacht" means "time to party in front of a fire and get stoned and/or drunk".

Seriously, first time I read PMMM I was wondering if there was an Oktoberfest witch too. (I'll admit it might be Culture Clash ... but it's still lame :)

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Jan 11th 2018 at 3:43:32 PM •••

Sound like those names used to indicate whether they are villains are subjective.

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Oct 24th 2015 at 10:11:09 PM •••

I can't believe we've failed to add "Reaper" to this list. Which subcategory would it fall under?

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Apr 17th 2013 at 7:36:31 PM •••

Let it be noted, I hate the picture. It looks bad and kind of disgusting. Also, that's an unbelievably silly name. Just saying.

Sep 6th 2012 at 12:48:21 AM •••

Starting to think the reason that so few entries are being placed in some parts is that the subtropes division is kinda poorly done... There can be three names for one source that have to be put in three separate pages, and it can get tiresome. I had to put "Snarbolax" in Xtreme Kool Letterz (which should really be renamed, IMO, as it indicates it's used for replacing letters for other ones), Herex, The Whispering Venom in "Mixed" (The sheer existence of that page seems to be a problem to me), and Warmaster Seerus in "title." (Which I didn't even realize was its own page for a while) All of these coming from Spiral Knights. YMMV but yea, seems problematic to me.

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Jun 26th 2012 at 11:43:06 AM •••

Could we add a section for names ending in G? For example:

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Jun 26th 2012 at 12:00:13 PM •••

I doubt that this is really part of the trope: You could probably find just as many good characters with names that end in G.

Maybe take it to Trope Talk, if you still think it's a trope.

Dec 25th 2011 at 11:03:14 PM •••

Would anyone whose initials spell out "J.A.B." count?

Oct 8th 2011 at 12:37:11 AM •••

Is there a reason this page has such a poor layout? Every other page is organized into types of fictional works. Comics, Film, etc. Why on Earth is this page such a drastic departure?

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Jun 26th 2012 at 11:55:05 AM •••

Post is old, but as this topic may come up again:

Example lists can be organized in any way that makes sense. As there are so many types of names covered in Names to Run Away from Really Fast, sorting the examples in media sections would mean that all different kinds of names are lumped together. I expect this would make it impossible to the keep track of the examples. There are already many shoehorned examples, and if you put all the different types of names together, then weeding out the example lists would become a nightmare.

Aug 11th 2011 at 11:09:08 PM •••

Don't you think the name is too long? Some of it needs to be trimmed, or get a name-change.

Camacan MOD
Oct 16th 2010 at 6:26:59 PM •••

This thread-mode example was simplified: apparently the original sense of the Latin root is roughly correct: to play, sport, imitate.

  • The Ludo in Ludo Bagman means "deceptive." Obviously this means nothing, because he is totally a trustworthy guy.
    • Sorry, wrong. "Ludo" is from the Latin ludus "game" (it's the British name for the game which the rest of the world knows as Parcheesi); it's the "bagman" part which implies deceptiveness.
      • Actually, no. "Ludo" is a shortened form of "Ludovic"< L. "Ludovicus," which is a Latinization of the Germanic name "Chlod(o)wig" (from which "Ludwig," "Louis," "Lewis," "Aloysius," "Clovis," and other variants are obliquely derived), which means "famous warrior." However, ludo in Latin can mean both "I play" and "I deceive" (as in, "He totally played you, dude"), so there is a possibility of a punning double meaning.

Camacan MOD
Oct 16th 2010 at 6:24:51 PM •••

This thread-mode example was simplified. In the end "mal" is not evil and so does not make for a good example. River-reaver is speculative but we can probably make an example from that.

  • Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds, the Anti-Hero from Firefly
    • A coincidence that River Tam actually mentions in the series.
      • It really is a coincidence. The name "Malcolm" is the Anglicized version of the Gaelic "Mael Colium", and has nothing to do with the latin word. Neither does it have anything to do with the latin word for "dove", despite what a certain keychain tries to assert...
      • Just a thought, but "River" sounds a lot like "Reaver", and in universe, that might count as "run away really fast" (in fact, "River" is the root word for "Reaver" in the first place).
        • Most foreign tropers would probably hear that. Long and short I's don't exactly stand up well to translation into most languages. Cyrillic transliteration doesn't even give you any options to work with whatsoever: it's just "Ривер" and... "Ривер".
        • Given how River turns into a unbeatable total hottie badass, any bad guy would be well advised to run away.

Jul 31st 2010 at 12:44:43 AM •••

Are The servants from Fate/Stay Night eligible in the weapons section?

Mar 19th 2010 at 5:38:04 PM •••

On the subject of ethymological origin in latin... The latin word for death is mors, mortis - the latter being the genitive used to illustrate declension radix, i. e. except for the nominative, all forms of the word contain a radical mort-, to which the suffices are added in order to discriminate between the different cases. This would also be what to expect in combined words based on the noun. However, having established that, morior is the latin verb for dying, and anything based thereupon (although /quasi-/french origins would also explain dropping the -t) would have the radix mori, the vowel possibly being elided in combined words, if mori- were to be followed by another component beginning with another vowel, it would elide the -i- and explain. However, neither mort- nor mor- actually means anything simply on their own in latin, e. g. mora, morae is not related to cessation of life, but the having to wait.

Just setting it straight.

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