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    Basic Member d.phoenixxx's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamprey View Post
    I'm taking suggestions for a new Antimage name: Magina had to go.
    Whatever name thought up has to have a distinct relation to Soul Keeper, unless you prefer to keep the name Terrorblade for Soul Keeper or you prefer to sever the "brother relationship" of these two.

    Regardless, I believe the name, Ananda would suit, if you want to talk about qualities, virtue and background relation.
    It is pretty similar except for AM having a tragedy while Ananda doesnt.
    In this way, we can see AM as Ananda in a different situation and what he would become.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananda
    Dota 2 Lore - Only one youth survived--a pilgrim who had come as an acolyte, seeking wisdom, but had yet to be admitted to the monastery. He watched in horror as the monks to whom he had served tea and nettles were first slaughtered, then raised to join the ranks of the Dead God's priesthood.
    Wikipedia - According to the Buddha every Buddha in the past and to come will have two chief disciples and one attendant during his ministry. In the case of Gautama Buddha the pair of disciples were Sariputta and Mahamoggallana and the attendant Ānanda.

    Dota 2 Lore - With nothing but a few of Turstarkuri's prized dogmatic scrolls, he crept away to the comparative safety of other lands, swearing to obliterate not only the Dead God's magic users--but to put an end to magic altogether.
    Wikipedia - In the long list of the disciples given in the Anguttara Nikaya (i. xiv.) where each of them is declared to be the chief in some quality, Ānanda is mentioned five times (more often than any other). He was named chief in conduct, in service to others, and in power of memory. The Buddha sometimes asked him to substitute for him as teacher and then later stated that he himself would not have presented the teachings in any other way.
    Because he attended the Buddha personally and often traveled with him, Ānanda overheard and memorized many of the discourses the Buddha delivered to various audiences. Therefore, he is often called the disciple of the Buddha who "heard much". At the First Buddhist Council, convened shortly after the Buddha died, Ananda was called upon to recite many of the discourses that later became the Sutta Pitaka of the Pāli Canon.


    I would say the name Ananda would suit Anti-Mage well because of these quotes. Ananda served as Buddha's memory and spreads his teachings even after Buddha died. (See Anti-Mage taking prized dogmatic scrolls)
    Ananda was also an attendant. (See Anti-Mage serving tea and nettles.)


    However, if you dont want a name that is so related to Buddhist Indian origins, there really isnt much names that are related to monks left.
    It would also be very weird for AM to have a buddhist indian name while Soul Keeper is called Terrorblade, so presumably, you have to name Soul Keeper something else too.
    Last edited by d.phoenixxx; 02-10-2012 at 11:10 PM.

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    Give him some British name for pure awesomeness.
    SEARCH FUNCTION, SEARCH FUNCTION, SEARCH FUNCTION. DAMNIT.

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    Ananda sounds nice, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eNTe_eXe View Post
    Give him some British name for pure awesomeness.
    We can always call him Majere or some variation of that, or some variation of Ananda.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majere_(god)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raistlin_Majere
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caramon_Majere

    If you read Dragonlance, Raistlin is the greatest mage in their story, while Caramon was his twin brother who doesnt know any magic but was a great hulking warrior.

    Dragonlance Lore God - Majere, also known as Mantis of the Rose, Master of Mind, and the Dreamsender, The Even-Handed God, represents the godly force of discipline. He believes the way for the soul to become better is through discipline and hard work. Majere is seen as distant and separate. He encourages mortals to look within for enlightenment, rather than turn to worldly desires and material goods. He is friend and adviser to Paladine. He has few faithful compared to the other gods, but does have a following of monks. His influence on the world is constant but subtle. He often gives counsel to the other Gods of Light in times of crisis. He is appreciated by all the Gods of Good, advising Paladine, Kiri-Jolith, and Mishakal. He rarely interacts with Branchala or Habbakuk, and counts among the Gods of Neutrality Gilean, Shinare, and Zivilyn his allies. He does not have any specific enemies among the Gods of Evil but responds to evil quickly. His celestial symbol is the constellation Rose.
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    What about Riki? o_o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mankemacho View Post
    What about Riki? o_o
    Are you suggesting AM be named Riki?

    Riki is Stealth Assassin's name.

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    Steve The Antimage

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    I like the associations with Ananda but wouldn't want to use something with those direct associations as Antimage (unlike, say, Zeus) is not a hero with direct terrestrial associations. But you could do something like Mananda which keeps him in the neighborhood of Mangina. ("Myninja" would probably be bad idea.)

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    Shanipriya, old Sanskrit for "Precious to Saturn" and the basis of the word "Sapphire."

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    How about Anand, because he looks Indian, plus it's cool.

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