useless fun fact? nice going there
NO, SHE IS THE WOMAN THAT WILL RIDE THE BEAST BEARING THE NAME 666. WITHOUT THAT MARK NO ONE WILL BUY OR TRADE ANY MANGA AT ALL. SO YOU'LL BETTER WORSHIP YOUR GODDESS OF ADULTERY BECAUSE WITHOUT HER BLESSING, THERE'S NO MANGA.*
She just went from incredibly badass to... Well, she's still incredibly badass.
Must say she looks pretty good considering her age *loli
well of course, she is a vampy as well.*
*get the the pun?
no need to tell me to worship her. I alrdy do. she is by far the best character in the whole manga <3
also according to her name's meaning (Evangeline), it means bringer of good news, or just news; IOW, bringer of a new gospel. The gospel of evil.
ATHANASIA, took some time, because the name does not exist. The closest i found was ATHANASIOS, which is greek, thus its a latin feminization pun. meaning "immortal".
and KATHERINE is just "KATHERINE". Pure if you can't look it up....
Macdowell, still dumbfounded about it though. "son of Dougal," maybe? maybe not? Oh wait Dougal! dark stranger. son (or daughter in this case) of the dark stranger.... Mmmmm, the Grave keeper?
So if you were to read in the classical manner to interpret the meaning (last names to first), it would say:
Daughter of the dark stranger pure immortal bringer of (good) news.
And not, bringer of pure, immortal, and Daughter of the dark stranger news.
if it is according to the manga, then the bringer of the middle grey road.
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She just raised from the level of awesome to godhood. Thanks bebuxe .
hahahaha. thanks for the complement, but I thought it was old news after the name was revealed in the manga. I mean, to start the very fact that the students made fun of Negi-bouzu' s name and some other characters is a clear indication that the author intended the names to have meaning (unlike in fullmetal alchemist, well maybe 10 or 12 but not all). But she can't compare to the great mastermind of the century:
Please don't kill her server though, just one glance at a time.
Well I didn't stopped to look at what the name of the characters mean . But now taht you brought it up I'll start looking into them.
*sexist carnal savage clan.
** I may be wrong, I am willing to accept correction.
There are few exceptions but most names follow these endings.
Athanasios and Athanasia (Αθανάσιος / Αθανασία) is basically the same name, it just changes depending on gender. This name is used even today and is quite popular actually, it's not like a forgotten ancient name (I know some people that have that name).
I hope I'm not being rude, it's just that greek is my native language, so I'm quite sure about the grammar of the name.
Off-topic: If you are familiar with the manga/anime Sora No Otoshimono, you probably noticed that the author named a girl Ikaros (イカロス, Ikarosu), this is actually grammatically wrong. Since she is a girl the name should be Ikaria (this is the female/feminine form of the name, Ikaros is the male form).
PS: Sparta is a part of Greece, it's not separated, but every place had it's own rules & king/administration etc, however Sparta was more militarist than other places (for example compared to Athens). I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think the -a (or -i, -ia) ending in feminine names originated from Sparta, every feminine name ends like that, it was like that from the beginning.
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(although it's just speculation)
she might actually be related somehow.. (not necessarily by blood)
Dynamis said something about ME being extension of his Master's technique (in ch306) which i suppose meant MotB... as he couldn't be refering to Eva - judging from context...
that would be connecting Eva and MotB on certain level... she had to get the idea somewhere...
and after all... there was never said how long MW exists (or was it? my memory sucks) so I wouldn't be surprised if creation of MW was linked to Eva becoming shinso...
or is it too wild?