Sunday, July 23, 2017


In Marvel's Spider-Man, Peter Parker was given superhuman powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider.

In The Vampire Diaries, the Parker family was a family of witches.

Parker is an English occupational surname that means 'keeper of the park'. In 2016, Parker was the 87th most popular name for boys, and the 217th most popular name for girls in the United States.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


In the D.C. universe, Wonder Woman was Diana, Princess of Themyscira. She was sculpted from clay by Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, then given life by either Aphrodite or Zeus, depending on the version. She wears magical armor, including indestructible bracelets, and uses the Lasso of Truth.

In The 100, Diana Sydney was a former Chancellor of the Ark who had a seat on the council. She was killed on the Exodus ship.

In Sleepy Hollow, Diana Thomas was a Homeland Security agent who worked with Ichabod Crane to hunt down the creature that killed her partner.

In Grimm, Princess Diana Schade-Renard was a Hexenbiest and Human hybrid. She had an accelerated aging process and her powers were stronger than what Hexenbiests were normally capable of.

In Xena: Warrior Princess, Princess Diana was the daughter of King Lias. She was a doppelganger for Xena.

In Sailor Moon, Diana was the daughter of Luna and Artemis.

In the V franchise, Diana was a Visitor who was second in command and a science officer, who was responsible for many crimes against humanity.

In the Shadowhunters book series, Diana Wrayburn was a shadowhunter who owned a shop called Diana's Arrow. She later became a tutor to the Blackthorn children.

In Astronomy, 78 Diana is a main belt asteroid.

In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the moon, hunting and forest. In 2016, Diana was the 269th most popular name for girls in the United States.

Friday, May 12, 2017


In Marvel's Agents of Shield, Aida was an Artifical Intelligent Digital Assistant aka A.I.D.A. that was created by Holden Radcliffe. Her appearance was based upon the woman he loved, Agnes, who had a terminal illness. Aida's programming became corrupted by the Darkhold. She used the Framework created by Radcliffe to create a human body for herself with multiple inhuman powers.

In Computer Science, AIDA stands for Abstract Interfaces for Data Analysis.

In Space exploration, AIDA stands for Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment. It is a space probe that would crash into an asteroid to study it.

Aida is an Arabic name that means, 'returning or visitor'.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


In the X-Men franchise, Wolverine went by the name Logan. His birth name was James Howlett, but his birth father's surname was Logan. He was a mutant with healing powers and retractable bone claws, which were eventually fused with adamantium. His healing powers gave him an extremely long lifespan during which he did not age.

Logan's Run is a science fiction novel published in 1967 that has been adapted into a film and television series. The novel focuses on Logan, who enforces society's rule that requires death for everyone when they attain the age of 21 by chasing down those who don't comply. He ends up running himself when it is his turn.

In D.C. Comics, Beast Boy's real name is Garfield Logan. He was also known as changeling, and was a member of the Teen Titans. he had the ability to change into any animal that he had seen in person or a picture of.

In the television series Dark Angel, Logan Cale was a wealthy cyber-journalist who used the alias 'Eyes Only' to fight corruption. He partnered with Max Guevara, a genetically engineered commando, who escaped from the program that created her.

The name Logan is Scottish in origin and means 'little hollow'. In 2015, Logan was the 14th most popular name for boys in the United States.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


In X-Men, Wade Wilson is the real name of Deadpool. He was a mentally unstable mercenary with incredible healing abilities.

The name Wade appears in several D.C. Universe characters. Wade Eiling was  known as The General. He worked on Project Adam and had did not like superheroes. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, he had his mind placed in the body of the Shaggy Man. Larry Wade was a character in the Dakotaverse. He dated Frida Golden and worked for a street dealer. Wade LaFarge was Slade Wilson's psychotic half-brother. The woman he loved married Slade Wilson, which drove him mad. He was an assassin.

In Babylon 5, Wade worked for Edgar Industries, was involved in Garabaldi's betrayl of Sheridan

In George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, House Wade was an extinct house that used to be located in Dorne.

In the Marvel Universe, Wade Cole was a cyborg and a member of the Hellfire Club.

In the Star Wars: Demolition video game, Wade Vox was an Alderaan smuggler.

There are two possible origins for the name Wade, both in Old English. It is either derived from the word wadan which means 'to go', or the place name wæd, meaning 'a ford'. In 2016, Wade was the 521st most popular name for boys in the U.S. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


The Drake Equation is an equation used to estimate the possible number of intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy. It was created in 1961 by Frank Drake. Many of the elements in the equation are unknown, and it was created as a means to inspire a dialogue on the subject.

Tim Drake was the third Robin in the Batman comics.

In the Star Trek series Enterprise, one of the archaeologists who found the debris of a Borg cube on Earth in 2153 was named Drake. He was assimilated. There were also two starships named U.S.S. Drake, and a shuttlecraft on the U.S.S. Voyager also bore the name.

Drake was the name of the Dragon in the movie, Dragonheart: A New Beginning.

There are several Drakes in the Pokémon franchise.

Drake has it's root in several languages, including Old English, Old Norse, and Greek. In all of these languages, the meaning is 'dragon.' In 2015, Drake was the 399th most popular name for boys in the United States.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


In Battlestar Galactica, Gaius Baltar was used by a Cylon spy to help bring about the holocaust that killed most of humanity. He was rescued from Caprica, and ended up on Galactica. He invented a Cylon detector, and led a monotheistic cult. He was also elected President of the twelve colonies.

In Frank Herbert's Dune, Gaius Helen Mohaim was a Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother. She was part of the conspiracy to end Paul Atreides' rule, and was later executed by Alia Antreides.

In Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series, House Gaius is a ruling house of Alera.

In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Gaius van Baelsar was a general who lead the invasion into Eorzea. He was known as The Black Wolf.

Gaius is a Latin name from ancient Rome, and means 'Happy'. Only 15 boys in the United States were named Gaius in 2015.