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Amazing Ship Names, The Thread

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Truth and Reconciliation
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GCU Just Read The Instructions
and the in the musk we trust version
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>>12476069
Musk, your nerd is showing
never change
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>>12476075
In fairness, the Culture will always have the best names

>GCU Ultimate Ship The Second
>GCU Just Another Victim Of The Ambient Morality
>GCU Grey Area (aka Meatfucker)
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>>12476062
USS Shangri-La. Probably one of the few real-world ships to be named after a fictional place.
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GSV Severe Shortage Of Gravitas
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>>12476096
>>12476062
Bungie seems to love IMB
>Flexible Moral Compass
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>>12476103
one more for good measure
>Never Liked Thermodynamics
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>>12476084
>In fairness, the Culture will always have the best names

Mistake Not My Current State Of Joshing Gentle Peevishness For The Awesome And Terrible Majesty Of The Towering Seas Of Ire That Are Themselves The Milquetoast Shallows Fringing My Vast Oceans Of Wrath
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In Amber Clad
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>>12476103
>>12476117
>>12476143

Bungie has never once had a ship that didn't have an awesome name.

Aegis Fate, Forward Unto Dawn, Shadow of Intent...
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>>12476147
Midsummer Night, All Under Heaven, Two for Flinching, High Charity, Ascendant Justice, Long Night of Solace, the list goes on. Bungie had a real way with names.
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>>12476232

And you gotta give it to Ensemble for at least keeping it going with Spirit of Fire.

Am I the only person that really liked Halo Wars based on it's own merits?
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HMS Dreadnought and HMS Thunder Child are pretty hard to beat if you ask me.
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USS Friendship.
The greatest name ever given to a ship in the history of ship name giving.
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>>12476062
Halo as a whole has great ship names, both UNSC and Covenant
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>>12476244
never played it, but it always seemed that the hate was out of proportion.

especially considering what 343's throwing together nowadays.
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/tg/ occasionally has some ship name threads, in which the ones like 'She's One of Ours, Sir' is among the most popular.
In one of my games, I worked it out with the player that the ship his character was born on was called the Go Fuck Yourself.
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>>12476062
UNSC Say My Name is still my favorite.
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>>12476062
Uneven Elephant is the best Covenant ship name.
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>>12476607
>Prepare to ram Behemoth! All engines ahead full!
>Aye ma'am, all engines ahead full.
>YARR HARR I AM TESSA TESTAROSSA, PIRATE QUEEN
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>>12476650
Johnson, for the last time that isn't what its called!
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Here's my collection of ship names from a few years ago with my own creations at the bottom.

http://pastebin.com/bjHJ4Y1Y
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>>12476697
truly the best
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Ptolemy
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What, nobody called for Serenity yet?
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And we can't forget about Moya!
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Eye of Jupiter
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nothing?
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>>12476143
>>12476147
>>12476232
>>12476244

I've always wanted to like 'In Amber Clad' but it always sounds grammatically incorrect to me.

That aside, my favourite is the "Heart of the Midlothian", which is also not a bad looking ship, I think.
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>>12478664
Also, I've always loved saying 'Dogosse Giar'.
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>>12478539
what an ugly ship
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>>12478664
>it always sounds grammatically incorrect to me.
I can see why you would think that; I think that sometimes too. Usually when you see 'clad' it has a hyphen (steel-clad).

>>12476147
>>12476232
>>12476244
Bungie really did have the best fucking ship names. Most of the ship names have such a deep meaning to them, like the briefest poetry. A lot more interesting than naming your ship after locations.

Although in a military context they come across as being very weird. I remember one line in particular as having taken a long time to wrap my head around, and it was something like: "... get back to In Amber Clad." Sounds less like a noun and more like someone randomly threw in an excerpt of Shakespeare into normal speech.
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>>12478688
You're an ugly ship
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Outrageous Fortune.
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>>12476265
>The Thunder Child fired no gun, but simply drove full steam towards them.
;_;7
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>>12478716
They do pretty well with references. Ship names and scene/checkpoint names are pretty obvious without becoming annoying, but some are nice and subtle. I didn't realize Noble Six was a reference to the Charge of the Light Brigade (I assume it is, at least) until well after I finished the game.
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Neal Asher's got some decent ship/AI names like the Jack Ketch. He's no Ian M Banks though.

>>12478716
It's not saying that something IS amber-clad, it's saying that something is IN amber clad.

Clad in amber. In amber clad.

Pretty sure it's not incorrect, it's just phrased in an uncommon way.
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>>12476103
>>12476117
IMB? But yeah Destiny has a lot of great item/ship names, and the flavor text really completes it. My favorite is probably:
The Dirigible Incorrigible - "The price is negligible."
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>>12478539
boring name, shitty look, okay show, terrible fanbase
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>>12479074
Iain M Banks. His books are good as hell, and I see a LOT of him in bungie's writing and worlds
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>>12479291
Haven't read any of his books yet, where's a good place to start?
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>>12479321
Consider Phlebas
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Neil Argama
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>CTRL+F "Radish"
>0 results

You all go fuck yourselves.
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Also, motherfucking
>QUEEN EMERALDAS
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>>12479329
That was such a damn downer of a book.
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>>12479399
Eh, kinda. I thought it was more...bittersweet
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>>12479402
>bittersweet
I got the bitter, but where was the sweet part?
Was it when the main character dies? or when the Culture agent kills herself? or maybe when the love interest gets killed, that was pretty sweet. Oh no, wait, it was definitely when all the secondary characters died in horrible ways.

The only two life forms that survived were the ones I couldn't give less of a shit about.
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>>12479444
I thought it was the idea that the Mind took on the MC's name, and also watching the Culture girl grow old over all that time after the story ends
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No love for The Absolution?
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>>12479385
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While there aren't any pictures, how about:
Justice of Thoren
Mercy of Kalr
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>Calendar of August
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>>12479274
It's >>12478539
Agreed; disagree; I thought it was better than good, but not quite great; agreed
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>>12479385
related
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The Bilskirnir is pretty neat.
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>>12478973
>Pretty sure it's saying that something is IN amber clad.
I said that exact thing in my post but decided to nix it. I regret that.

>>12479370
Pfft. Here's a real man's ship.

YOU WANT CATAPULTS?! WE GOT A LOT. GUNS? THOSE TOO. EVERYTHING ELSE? PROBABLY. GOT EVERYTHING!
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I know we've already stroked Bungie quite a bit but Pillar of Autumn was never actually mentioned? Really?
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>>12479882
OP already mentioned the second most vintage Halo ship name. I think that made everyone forget.
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>>12479797
Speaking of Stargate, Daedalus is a great ship name.
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>>12476697
It is.

Tlahuixcalpantecutli besides being the Lord of the Dawn was considered an incarnation of Quetzalcoatl. Aztec myths tell how Quetzacoatl, allowed himself to be seduced by Tezcatlipoca, but through remorse threw himself onto a funeral pyre. Then after his death, his heart became the morning-star identified with the god Tlahuixcalpantecutli. He was also known as ('lord in the house of twilight' Aztec Gods and Goddess have many incarnations along with multi-dimensional lives
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>>12479329

Player of Games or go by time line.
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>>12479492
>>12479444

You both need Look to Windward. The Culture/Idirian war really fucked many a folk up.
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>>12480133
Natives were high as shit.
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>>12480078
>Daedalus is a great ship name
Yeah, if you want it to crush and burn. Great for morale, too.
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>>12476650
>>12476667
Unyielding Heirophant and In Amber Clad are my two favorites by far.
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>>12480234
That was his son, Icarus. Daedalus flies perfectly fine in the myths, and even eventually gets real wings.
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