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This site: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes says:
"Truenicht's name seems to come from the pro-apartheid politician Andries Treurnicht, and France have two far-right politicians called Karl Lang and Philippe de Villiers: real life Smug Snakes sharing the name of their fictional counterparts."
Here's the Wiki on Andries Treurnicht: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andries_Treurnicht
And de Villiers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_de_Villiers (you might want to add this on de Villiers page's background info.)
And I think there's a character named Karl Lang in LotGH and still haven't got his own page in the Galactic Empire citizens section. But I think he's a good guy? One of the reformers in 2nd Season who work for Reinhard. I forgot.
How's Treurnicht pronounced? This is a German name, right? My guess is like トロイーニヒト. But for this character here the Katakana transliteration is トリューニヒト, so I'm guessing Trünicht, since the Japanese tends to read German ü as yu. So, to use Treurnicht or Trünicht... I'm still wavering... :p original or based-on for homage... 3island18 01:42, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
I remember hearing somewhere that he served in the Alliance military, but never set foot off of Heinessen during that time. I think it might have been in Overture to A New War. Does anyone recall hearing that? —Goldenbaum Loyalist 03:59, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
- Can't recall that detail offhand. You might need to go over Trunicht's appearances in detail to confirm or deny that. It could be misinterpretation or speculation based on the fact only 15% of the elites got drafted and less than 1% of those got sent to the front lines. Iracundus 07:03, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
- I found it, in Overture. Attenburough told Yang about it. —Goldenbaum Loyalist 02:35, 30 November 2016 (UTC)