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Lead character Aichi Sendou is named for the show's production company, Aichi Television. Kagami Hiiragi from Lucky Star might be named after the manga's creator, Kagami Yoshimizu the character is female, the creator is male.
Doronjo's rarely heard true name Hiroko Sasegawa comes from Hiroshi Sasegawa, the series director for Yatterman and the rest of the Time Bokan franchise. He got into trouble when he did this without the permission of St. Louis Blues enforcer Tony Twist. DC Comics is particularly fond of this - in Gotham Citynearly every street, building, park, subway stop, landmark, topographical feature, bridge, shanty, lean-to, or other edifice will be named after previous Batman artists, in the instances where they're not named after Gotham City itself.
John Byrne named Kitty Pryde for an art-school classmate, though it was because he thought the name was cool rather than as an inside joke. The actual Kitty Pryde reportedly hates the attention she gets for her name.
The supporting cast of George Perez 's Wonder Woman run are somewhat named after friends of his. He was going to name a villain after his friend Ed Indelicato, but was persuaded to name a cop after Ed instead. Ed the character hung around after Perez left the book, until Wondy left Boston.
The main character of Kick-Ass was named by the winner of a contest, who chose his own name, essentially Tuckerizing himself. And, obviously, he's a fox. They find him in his garden. Gardener Fox then proceeds to outline a theory of alternate dimensions originally devised by his namesake. In PS there's a villain named Von Fogg who flies around in an airship and wears a helmet shaped like a bowler hat.
Comics artist Phil Foglio wears a bowler at all his public appearances, and his comics imprint is called Airship Entertainment.
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See Webcomics below for the flip side. Another member, Imecsub, was based off of actor Steve Buscemi. Stan Lee himself is on the record as once at least half-jokingly stating that one perk of being a comic book writer is that if you don't like somebody, you can always name a villain after them. That is all that will be said on the subject. Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog has had a few instances of this.
Mina Mongoose was named after Karl Bollers' late grandmother Minerva. Materials physicist James Kakalios wrote a piece for Hollywood Chemistry suggesting that Thor's hammer contains nanotech that scans those who try to lift it for "worthiness", and uses gravitons to increase its mass if they're not. Alan Moore 's Promethea featured a cop named Lucille Ball.
A Running Gag involved her claiming she was "no relation", and that unlike the famous redhead she had no sense of humor. She doesn't have a problem with the character, though she does have a problem with that character being killed off and being made into a male Mad Scientist. Watch the sound effects in Swamp Thing. In the Season 4 finale, Raj had to move temporarily into Sheldon's apartment after overhearing Leonard using Star Trek references as sexual metaphors to his sister.
Adoot was always mean to him, when they were children, he left the front door open causing Raj's pet mongoose to run away. Also, in the season 3 episode " The Precious Fragmentation ", Raj tries to negotiate the possession of the One Ring with the help of his cousin Venkatesh Koothrappali, who is an attorney but agrees with Raj that he is useless in that role.
In the season 7 episode " The Table Polarization ", Raj talks about naming his first child Dileep after his grandfather. Work[ edit ] Raj is an astrophysicist in the Physics Department at Caltechbest known for a publication on Kuiper belt object size distribution. To stay in the country, he sought out a research position in stellar evolution with Professor Laughlin; the job proposition failed as the research team included an attractive woman, and Raj, who became drunk so he could talk to her, made an inappropriate comment.
Raj ended up working alongside Sheldon or "for" him, as Sheldon insists"exploring the string theory implications of gamma rays from dark matter annihilations ". Relationships[ edit ] For most of the series' run, Raj had not been involved in any lasting romantic relationship, mostly due to his inability to speak to women.
However, he was much more successful in casual sex than the more sexually aggressive Howard. He once dated Lalita Gupta, a childhood friend, in an arrangement made by his parents.
With Raj able to speak to her only under the influence of alcohol, the date goes badly, and Lalita left the intoxicated and bothersome Raj to have dinner with Sheldon.
When Penny forces him to do so verbally, he utters a barely audible "sorry".
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To do so, he takes an experimental drug to correct his anxiety disorder. He is the only one, out of himself, Howard and Leonard, in whom Missy showed any interest, but the medication wears off when he tries to ask her out. After drinking what he thinks is a beer, Raj is able to charm Glau. When a jealous Howard points out to Raj that his beer is non-alcoholic, Raj stops speaking in the middle of his conversation, and flees from Glau. She has never appeared in the show, but he states that she was deaf, so his inability to speak with women was not an issue.
This is described by Leonard's mother, Dr. Beverly Hofstadteras an " ersatz homosexual marriage". Raj recounts a dream where he and Howard both had mansions with a secret tunnel that connected Howard's "front yard" to his "back yard". He uses a female avatar in World of Warcraft. In season four he claims to be a metrosexual and in season 8 it is revealed that he and Howard were once in couples therapy.
In season 10's "The Emotion Detection Automaton", Howard tells Raj that if they are both unattached in the next thirty years, he would be open to the two of them having a relationship. In the season 4 finale, Penny and Raj become intoxicated and, despite agreeing to remain good friends, end up in bed together.
The next morning, both agree to pretend it never happened, but they are caught by Leonard, Sheldon, and Howard as they try to leave,  causing Penny to think about moving back to Nebraska. In the opening episode of season 5, Raj reveals to Penny that they did not have intercourse; instead he ejaculated prematurely and they fell asleep.
Penny promised not to tell the guys, although subsequently she sometimes calls him "Quick Draw". Raj gets along well with his parents' first selection, but discovers that the woman is a lesbian trying to conceal her sexual orientation from her family: Happy with his new companion, a female Yorkshire Terrier he names Cinnamon, Raj proceeds to see if the pup fits in his man-purse.
This leads Bernadette to dispute Raj's heterosexuality.
This culminates in a dream sequence where he and Bernadette dance together in a Bollywood musical number. He reflects upon these fantasies by observing that he is "definitely not gay". After giving a speech about how one cannot define themself by being in a relationship, he is approached by a woman named Lucy Kate Micucci. They both leave to get a cup of coffee, with Raj hypocritically declaring "Later, losers!
Lucy gives Howard her phone number to give to Raj. Later, Lucy goes to his apartment to apologize and tells him that she has problems around new people. Raj describes his own psychological problems, and they agree to have a formal date. In the following episode, "The Contractual Obligation Implementation", he takes Lucy out for a first date to a library where they text message each other instead of speaking, in light of her social anxiety and his selective mutism.
They continue to date and by "The Love Spell Potential" they kiss. However, in the season 6 finale "The Bon Voyage Reaction", Lucy feels too pressured by Raj to meet his friends, and a dinner between Lucy, Raj, and Amy does not go well.
Raj apologizes for his behavior and asks Lucy to come to Leonard's goodbye party before his departure for the North Sea on Professor Stephen Hawking's expedition. However, Lucy text messages him at the party saying she will not be there and does not want to see him again. The next day, Penny goes to comfort a heartbroken Raj, who thinks he is completely unlovable. Penny suggests that this lament is attributed to alcohol, but Raj says he that he has not had a drink since the night before: In season 7, Raj's newfound ability to speak to women allows him to put aside his previous difficulties with them, and though he does not date, he manages to charm several women throughout the series, including the divorced HR representative Mrs.
Davis, and a veterinarian named Yvette. Eventually, he begins dating Emily Sweeney Laura Spenceran attractive but rather sinister young dermatologist he met on the Internet.
Their initial interaction does not go well, when she finds Raj's shyness and passivity off-putting, but she eventually agrees to go on a date with him: In "The Valentino Submergence", episode 15 of season 9, Raj breaks up with Emily right before Valentine's Day, because he has developed an interest in Claire, a bartender working on a sci-fi screenplay for a children's film who he met in the previous episode.