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The Weirdest Character Names Of 2013 - 15/12/2013 9:36:03 PM   
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Wardaddy - 15/12/2013 9:36:03 PM   
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I already know what 2014's number one strange (and also best) name will be:
Brad Pitt IS 'Sergeant Wardaddy'. Imagine being called Wardaddy. Holy shit!
Imagine if he became a priest! Father Wardaddy! That's even better!

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RE: Wardaddy - 15/12/2013 11:28:15 PM   
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While most of these names are stupid, some make perfect sense if you know the source material. Plutarch for instance in Hunger Games is named thusly because residents of the Capital take Greco-Roman styled first names. Malekith... well, it is Marvel Comics and he did first appear in the mid 80's. Generally he's just refered to as Malekith. 'The Accursed' is just a title, same as how Thor is Thor Odinson and Loki, Loki Laufeyson.

Smaug however, Tolkein's notes show his name comes from "the past tense of the primitive Germanic verb Smugan, to squeeze through a hole." And should be pronounced with the au sounding like ou, similar to Sauron, making it Sm-ow-g.

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- 16/12/2013 9:14:44 AM   
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Personally I think a scifi/horror blockbuster hero called Gerry makes for a nice change from the hundreds of 'Johns' and 'Jacks' who usually head up those films!

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RE: - 16/12/2013 10:33:55 AM   
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Personally I think a scifi/horror blockbuster hero called Gerry makes for a nice change from the hundreds of 'Johns' and 'Jacks' who usually head up those films!



I agree. I'm just waiting for there to be an action hero called Bob. As said the Blackadder way of course.

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Cypher Raige - 16/12/2013 1:20:18 PM   
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I've not seen the film and I have no intention to, but I think Will Smith's 'Cypher Raige' in After Earth deserves to be on this list.

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RE: RE: - 16/12/2013 2:27:56 PM   
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Personally I think a scifi/horror blockbuster hero called Gerry makes for a nice change from the hundreds of 'Johns' and 'Jacks' who usually head up those films!



I agree. I'm just waiting for there to be an action hero called Bob. As said the Blackadder way of course.


Arachnopbia - pretty sure that's what they called the lead spider

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RE: RE: - 16/12/2013 3:23:50 PM   
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Arachnopbia - pretty sure that's what they called the lead spider



Your right. lol. The 'General' spider in Arachnophobia was refered to as 'Big Bob'. Been so long since I last saw that movie I'd almost forgotten about that. lol.

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Empire. You are a steaming pile. - 17/12/2013 1:22:56 PM   
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What were the screenwriters thinking?

I imagine they were probably thinking 'I am using the character names from the original source provided.'

I'm aware of the decline in quality of the magazine and website but this kind of excretable article kind of sums it all up for me. Attempting 'tongue in cheek' and yet only managing 'tongue and 9V battery' although it wouldn't surprise me if this was intended to be serious and the research was just awful.

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RE: Empire. You are a steaming pile. - 17/12/2013 2:56:00 PM   
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The Weirdest Character Names Of 2013
What were the screenwriters thinking?

I imagine they were probably thinking 'I am using the character names from the original source provided.'



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A few of these we can blame on books or comics, but many others come with no good excuse.


Reading the intro immediately above the list can often prove useful.


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