Saturday, 18 June 2016
What's In A Name?
But a character's origin story has not been completed until his full name has been explained, especially including any distinctive nickname.
(i) "What a super man! Superman!"
(ii) "I am not a god. I am awakened (buddha)."
(iii) "My body's glowing! It's radioactive! I'm radioactive! From this moment on, I am - RADIOACTIVE MAN!"
Bart Simpson: "So that's how it happened!"
So how will Hrolf become Kraki? We have no alternative but to continue reading.
Addendum: Another excellent example is "Yes, father. I will become a bat..."
For an sf origin story, see ZERO: Origins.