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18th Apr '18 10:39:34 AM Sharlee
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** The series plays with this: Bruce Wayne is still a kid and not a superhero yet, so he's not called Batman. Selina Kyle is already a thief, but instead of Catwoman, she's just called Cat, [[MythologyGag a nod to the fact that Catwoman was originally just called "The Cat."]] Oswald Cobblepot is nicknamed "The Penguin", but [[BerserkButton he really doesn't appreciate being called that]] and most people just call him "Cobblepot." Similarly, Edward Nygma is just called "Nygma," though he's not yet a villain, just a GCPD lab rat who likes to spout riddles at people.
** As Cobblepot's star rises within the Gotham mob, he grows more fond of his nickname, even insisting on "''[[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]]'' Penguin" when a henchman drops the article.

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** The series plays with this: Bruce Wayne is still a kid and not a superhero yet, so he's not called Batman. Selina Kyle is already a thief, but instead of Catwoman, she's just called Cat, [[MythologyGag a nod to the fact that Catwoman was originally just called "The Cat."]] Oswald Cobblepot is nicknamed "The Penguin", but [[BerserkButton he really doesn't appreciate being called that]] and most people just call him "Cobblepot." Similarly, Edward Nygma is just called "Nygma," though Nygma's villainous side calls ''himself'' "Riddler" to distinguish that side of him from his nerdish alter-ego "Ed", but he's not yet a villain, just a GCPD lab rat who likes usually "Ed" or "Nygma" to spout riddles at people.
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** As Cobblepot's star rises within the Gotham mob, he grows more fond of his nickname, even insisting on "''[[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]]'' Penguin" when a henchman drops the article. Conversely, Oswald actually makes a point of ''not'' calling Edward Nygma "Riddler" as a way of mocking Nygma's evil alter-ego.
30th Mar '18 8:02:31 AM JackG
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* ''Avengers of the Moon'', by Creator/AllenSteele, is an OriginStory homage novel of PulpMagazine sci-fi hero Literature/CaptainFuture. InUniverse Curt Newton hates the name, which he came up with while he was a child playing at being a superhero, and when it's adopted to protect his SecretIdentity everyone regards it with derision, ''except'' Ul Quorn (known as the 'Magician of Mars') who sees it as a sign they are NotSoDifferent.

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* ''Avengers of the Moon'', by Creator/AllenSteele, is an OriginStory homage novel of PulpMagazine sci-fi hero Literature/CaptainFuture. InUniverse Curt Newton hates the name, which he came up with while he was a child playing at being a superhero, and when it's adopted to protect his SecretIdentity everyone regards it with derision, ''except'' [[BigBad Ul Quorn Quorn]] (known as the 'Magician of Mars') who sees it as a sign they are NotSoDifferent.
30th Mar '18 8:01:49 AM JackG
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* ''Avengers of the Moon'', by Creator/AllenSteele, is an OriginStory homage novel of PulpMagazine sci-fi hero Literature/CaptainFuture. InUniverse Curt Newton hates the name, which he came up with while he was a child playing at being a superhero, and when it's adopted to protect his SecretIdentity everyone regards it with derision, ''except'' Ul Quorn (known as the 'Magician of Mars') who sees it as a sign they are NotSoDifferent.
28th Mar '18 2:00:06 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'', Joker is never referred to by that name and is instead known as John Doe. C-Lister villain Blockbuster is also only known as Roland. Subverted with the other characters, who are referred to by their code names at some point or another.

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* In ''Videogame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'', Joker is never referred to by that name and is instead known as John Doe. C-Lister villain Blockbuster is also only known as Roland. Subverted with the other characters, who are referred to by their code names at some point or another. [[spoiler:John does eventually become the Joker by the end of Season 2, though depending on your decisions he'll either be a vigilante or a villain]].
16th Mar '18 9:55:50 PM Gamermaster
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** While on cases, the BPRD paranormal agents usually use names such as "Sparky" (Elizabeth Sherman and her[[PlayingWithFire powers]]) and "Blue" (Abe Sapien and his blue skin). His is "Red".

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** While on cases, the BPRD paranormal agents usually use names such as "Sparky" (Elizabeth Sherman and her[[PlayingWithFire her [[PlayingWithFire powers]]) and "Blue" (Abe Sapien and his blue skin). His is "Red".
16th Feb '18 2:08:35 PM Gamermaster
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16th Feb '18 1:10:13 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaReflection'', the Gears, Materials, and U-D are only ever referred to by name, though calling Amitie and Kyrie Gears wouldn't have been accurate due to them being human instead of robots.
15th Feb '18 4:25:30 PM MeaJae97
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-->"Oh! We didn't have to say it out loud, but you still had to take a movie with a guy named Von Doom seriously! Piss off!"
-->-- '''WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwHRUxr7Aqg#t=23m19s]]''
25th Jan '18 2:49:40 PM PhantomRider
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** In fact, the popularity of the ''Teen Titans'' cartoon and its version of him means that (a) in ''any'' DC series he's required to show up, and (b) he'll be called Deathstroke once or twice to get it out of the way and he'll be Slade from then on. In ''WEsternAnimation/YoungJustice: Invasion,'' he was referred to as Deathstroke at first but mostly conversed with the one member of the LegionOfDoom who knew him well enough to call him Slade. He was the BigBad of the final arc of ''BewareTheBatman,'' in which there's a battle with the mysterious Deathstroke ''before'' anyone knows what he's all about, but when it's time for him to take center stage as the new main threat, Batman and Alfred learn that Deathstroke and another of his aliases are both Slade Wilson, and from then on he's Slade no matter what he's wearing.

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** In fact, the popularity of the ''Teen Titans'' cartoon and its version of him means that (a) in ''any'' DC series he's required to show up, and (b) he'll be called Deathstroke once or twice to get it out of the way and he'll be Slade from then on. In ''WEsternAnimation/YoungJustice: Invasion,'' he was referred to as Deathstroke at first but mostly conversed with the one member of the LegionOfDoom who knew him well enough to call him Slade. He was the BigBad of the final arc of ''BewareTheBatman,'' in which there's a battle with the mysterious Deathstroke ''before'' anyone knows what he's all about, but when it's time for him to take center stage as the new main threat, Batman and Alfred learn that Deathstroke and another of his aliases are both Slade Wilson, and from then on he's Slade no matter what he's wearing. In ''Arrow,'' we know him pre-villainy, then find out about the assassin Deathstroke, and like ''Beware the Batman,'' when we learn that Slade and Deathstroke are one and the same, he's called Slade from then on. In ''Smallville,'' he's a general, not a supervillain, so it's no surprise he never uses a codename.
17th Jan '18 5:32:07 PM Owlorange1995
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