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Jun 19th 2019 at 7:50:06 AM •••

I added Odysseus, which, honestly, should be the trope namer. \"His Name Literally Means Trouble\"

His name literally means \"dude who pisses people off.\" Which is basically the inciting incident of the story, his character flaw, and a constant theme. Oh, and the resolution. Basically he spends the whole story... being Odysseus.

(Yes, I am familiar with Sanderson\'s Stormlight Archive, and his use of the same Greek root for a certain villain. Any more and I\'d have to use a spoiler tag!)

Edited by mediaprophet
Mar 13th 2014 at 9:48:00 PM •••

I just had to clean up a bunch of entries that were not examples. Someone was Johnny Blaze, and he grew up to become the Ghost Rider, who had a flaming skull for a head. That's an example because (in-universe) the name came before the powers. It would not be an example if he'd named himself Johnny Blaze as a deliberate reference to his alter ego. It would not be an example if he'd become a Badass Normal and called himself Inferno.

The whole point of the trope is that the writer is making a tongue-in-cheek reference, which in-universe is a crazy coincidence.

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Mar 13th 2014 at 10:05:39 PM •••

I support those removals. On a related note, some time ago I deleted an alleged Death Note example that was definitely unfitting since it was more of an Internet meme than an actual play of the trope in the involved character.

Jul 5th 2011 at 9:35:28 PM •••

Can we have a real life section? There's a race car driver in the Indy 500 series named Will Power.

Dec 8th 2010 at 9:31:52 PM •••

Am I the only one seeing the Shin Megami Tensei example as an Orochi reference, a-la King Of Fighters?

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Aug 24th 2010 at 3:39:16 PM •••

The trope name is hard to get. Why not something like "Sue Perhero?"

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Jun 19th 2019 at 7:52:10 AM •••

In a more recent thread, I suggest \"His Name Literally Means Trouble\" as a reference to Homer\'s Odyssey. Go back to the original Ulysses :P

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