Talk:1012: Wrong Superhero

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Maybe they wanted to know what the plural form of mantis is, if more were to show up? Looks like a job for etymology man. Davidy22(talk) 14:30, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

So what is the title text referring too? 14:54, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

The title text is referring to Genesis 2:20: "And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field." In Biblical terms, this verse explains how all names of creatures (including praying mantises) came to be. Apparently Etymology-Man has studied this. -- Npsych (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

adam-ology make more sense than the other guesses173.245.56.65 07:48, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Didn't Portal 2 make a reference to giant mantises in one of cave johnson's prerecorded messages? maybe the comic is a bit of a reference to that. --Flamewolf (talk) 19:50, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Maybe the title text is a pun on arthropodology[1] and (theological) anthropology[2]? 18:20, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

I suggest they asked for another hero fighting the mantis, but who came was "man-theology-man" (not manteology-man).

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