WhoWantsToKnow wrote:Vash is an exception to the rule. He's not one of the colonists. He was found and named outside their scope. The only name he was given (AFAIK) was Vash. The title "the Stampede" came as a result of his reputation. Other than that, he has no other name.Vale wrote:He has to have a last name because all the main characters do. Meryl Strife, Milly Thompson, Nicholas D. Wolfwood, Million Knives and so on.
Ericks was a name given to him after the Fifth Moon incident. At the time he was found, Vash was still reeling with amnesia (an after-effect of being forced to shoot the Angel Arm), but even after he recovers, he decided to hold onto this identity for a while...until Wolfwood arrives with news that sends him back on the road.
But if you were to ask him up front, he'll tell you the same thing he told Wolfwood when he asked for Vash's real name: "My name's irrelevant."
But Knives was found outside of the colony too and he has a last name.