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why is ZERO named ZERO?
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Posted 1/9/09

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1. The different meanings for 'Rei' purely derive from the Kanji you're using. This happens a lot in Japanese.

Some kanji and translations for 'Rei':
霊 Soul, Ghost
例 Example
零 Zero
礼 Bow, Salute

I don't remember it ever meaning beautiful, but it could very well be possible. Like, a short of version of 'kirei' or something. ^_^

2. As someone touched upon earlier, I honestly think it has to do with the fact that Zero and Ichiru are twins. However, I think it's in reverse - Zero is supposed to be the main one (he's the oldest twin, last time I checked, so Ichiru would be second to him); so he would get the number that is both considered infinite and original. 0 not only represents infinity (it signifies a continuous loop), but it's also the very first number (not historically, though, if memory serves me correctly) - it's literally the beginning of everything. Every time it appears, a new set of numbers begin. Zero is the first child, Ichiru is the second - Zero is called 0 because that's actually the first number and Ichiru is called 1 because he's the second number. Of course, why Hino-sensei didn't call Zero 'Ichiru' and Ichiru 'Ni' or something less ambiguous as their established names is anyone's guess.

Even though the number 0 is often overlooked, it's always there and it probably appears in more numbers more often than anything else. For instance, we tend to measure things like wealth by how many 0's you have coming after another number. Additionally, it's easily one of the most important numbers since it is thought of as a placeholder in many aspects - such as on a test, there is no real difference between a 1 or a 9; but there is a world of difference between a 10 and a 100. Zero's are quite powerful if we look at it.

Anyway, back to my point - I think the concept of 0 signifying infinity and originality has a very nice ring to it when applied to Zero. He's always 'evolving' and being deemed the first - he's the first born and to one of the elite hunter clans, and is also the first hunter-turned-vampire who has enough power to insta-kill a Pureblood vampire. Hell, he's the first Level D vampire to ever kill a Pureblood. Of course, we can just as easily say 0 means nothing - but the number 0 has hidden power (hence, why I used the example of 10 vs. 100); however, they have more of a 'support' type power. If we're simply looking at it from a number perspective, they're only significant if they're working with something else - alone, 0 is nothing (five 0's are still 0) but with other numbers, it has real meaning. This could even tie in to Zero being a protector of Yuuki and reluctant supporter of Kaname - if you really want to stretch it.

If you want to get really poetic about it, you could say that Zero is the embodiment of the perfect loop: he's both the beginning and ending of everything and nothing because loops have no ending or beginning; everything just blends - which is why he's always so torn and agonizing. When he's by himself, he's nothing, but with Yuuki and Kaname his life holds meaning again. And he continually goes through this pain because that's his fate being born Zero.

Also, I've never searched for the kanji used in Kiryuu, but there's an actual word in Japanese called 'kiryuu' and it means 'air current'. Since, I'm pretty sure that isn't the case though, I always thought it had something to do with dragons since one of the meanings of 'Ryuu' is dragon. Additionally, 'ki' could be 'tree', 'spirit', 'feeling', 'intention' - but the possible word combinations sort of make my head hurt lol But since his kanji was pointed out earlier, it's interesting that essentially, his name is Life Drill Zero - it's like a Superhero slogan lol

/Idle thoughts of an idle mind.



wow, u rilly thought this through, didnt u?

lol, dats so cool^^

i never rilly thougth of d number zero lyk dat!!

gud thing i wuz already a 100% zero fan.

lol, Zero all d way!! XDD

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Posted 1/9/09

reiko_yamani wrote:


userrica wrote:

well as I see it...
Ichiru>one=Ichi
>Ru=darling?
Zero>Zero
>Ru=Ro=darling? xD


eh?really?it means darling?


well yeah it does...
Posted 1/9/09 , edited 1/9/09

TonyTheShredder wrote:

Perfect! I believe they have everything in common-- They're BOTH jealous of Kaname.


zero's not jealous of kaname..

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Posted 1/9/09

Xrana wrote:


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it's because, Matsuri Hino loves Kaname(she said that)!


wow, what u just told me just makes me really HATE kaname.
at first i just didn't care about him,
then i disliked him
now i hate him



totally agree
Posted 1/9/09
I seriously hope the fact that Matsari Hino loves Kaname more is just a myth...anyway, it is her story and she could love whoever character she wants to.
Posted 1/9/09

coool_girl wrote:


Xrana wrote:


hungryant wrote:

it's because, Matsuri Hino loves Kaname(she said that)!


wow, what u just told me just makes me really HATE kaname.
at first i just didn't care about him,
then i disliked him
now i hate him



totally agree


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Posted 1/9/09 , edited 1/9/09
idk... Zero's name seems to suit him... His full name probably means 'no anger in his life' (to me anyway)... But anyway I already hate Kaname (no offense to Kaname fans)
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Posted 1/9/09
Zero means NOTHING. He has no family, no brother, and Yuuki is no longer human.
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He still has Master Cross as his DADDY =3 And Yagari as his master/teacher.
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Posted 1/12/09
zero..........our poor little prisoner of love ><
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Posted 2/4/09

Airei24 wrote:


x1PeyxPey1x wrote:

I don't get it. -_-"
I honestly didn't know why he was name "Zero".
I feel bad for him but I was pleased by the ending.
I <33 Kaname. Sorry. Had to get it out of my chest. heh. -_-;
Please don't kill me.


lolz everyone here is entitled to his/her own opinion
ima zero <3er bash me for that (anyone)
lolz dont worry bout it ><


Awww...You're so kind. I'm glad someone understands. =D Sorry for the late reply..
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Posted 2/5/09
because whenever theres a guy named zero in an anime or video game they always bad-ass and ZERO IS TOTALY BAD-ASS!!!!
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Posted 2/5/09
oh btw some of u ppl are taking this too seriously lol there doesnt have to be a deep hidden meaning behind everything
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Posted 2/5/09

jigokunobaka wrote:

oh btw some of u ppl are taking this too seriously lol there doesnt have to be a deep hidden meaning behind everything



That's the beauty of it. Without it, it's just nil.
Posted 2/16/09
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


it's not Zero who actually has to be called "ZERO"..it's CRUNCHYROLL that has to be called with that kind of name..crap!!!!
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