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== Name ==
 
== Name ==
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The character is never actually referred to as Cueball in [[xkcd]]; the name was developed by early contributions to [[explain xkcd]]. It refers to the visual similarity of Cueball's head to a {{w|billiard ball}}. Randall's transcripts usually refer to the character as "Man 1", and so on, although he has at one time referred to him as ''not terry'' in his [http://xkcd.com/989/info.0.json official transcript] for [[989: Cryogenics]]. A few comics give a Cueball character a name, but only one name, [[Rob]], appears several times ([[:Category:Comics featuring Rob|12 in total]]) for a Cueball. The [http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/explain_xkcd:Community_portal/Proposals#Merge_Cueball_.26_Rob debate] mentioned above was mainly about whether all other Cueballs should be retroactively renamed "Rob". Following the same logic that resulted in the "Cutie" character (the female version of Cueball) being renamed [[Megan]], an argument can be advanced for renaming Cueball as Rob, but that suggestion was not accepted.
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The character is never actually referred to as Cueball in [[xkcd]]; the name was developed by early contributions to [[explain xkcd]]. It refers to the visual similarity of Cueball's head to a {{w|billiard ball}}. Randall's transcripts usually refer to the character as "Man 1", and so on, although he has at one time referred to him as ''not terry'' in his [http://xkcd.com/989/info.0.json official transcript] for [[989: Cryogenics]]. A few comics give a Cueball character a name, but only one name, [[Rob]], appears several times ([http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Comics_featuring_Rob 9 in total]) for a Cueball. The [http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/explain_xkcd:Community_portal/Proposals#Merge_Cueball_.26_Rob debate] mentioned above was mainly about whether all other Cueballs should be retroactively renamed "Rob". Following the same logic that resulted in the "Cutie" character (the female version of Cueball) being renamed [[Megan]], an argument can be advanced for renaming Cueball as Rob, but that suggestion was not accepted.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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