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10th Dec '16 10:15:34 AM rafi
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*** By ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', [[AvertedTrope Clark/Kal-El's superheroic alter-ego is commonly referred to as Superman, this continues in]] ''Film/SuicideSquad2016''. [[AvertedTrope where the name is casually mentioned in discussions]].

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*** After averted. By ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', [[AvertedTrope Clark/Kal-El's superheroic alter-ego is commonly referred to as Superman, Superman; this continues in]] ''Film/SuicideSquad2016''. [[AvertedTrope in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' where the name is casually mentioned in discussions]].discussions.
10th Dec '16 10:00:13 AM dmcreif
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** Jessica Jones and Luke Cage (below) hardly used them in the comics to begin with. In a flashback, Trish encourages Jessica to take up heroics, suggesting she use the nickname "Jewel", but Jessica shoots the idea down and says that "Jewel" (the codename she used in her comic backstory) sounds like a stripper's stage name, and a very slutty stripper at that.

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** Jessica Jones and Luke Cage (below) hardly used them in the comics to begin with. In a flashback, Trish encourages Jessica to take up heroics, suggesting she use the nickname "Jewel", "Jewel" (the codename in her comic backstory), but Jessica shoots the idea down and says that "Jewel" (the codename she used in her comic backstory) sounds like "Jewel is a stripper's stage name, and a very really slutty stripper at that.stripper. And if I wear that thing, you're gonna have to call me Cameltoe."
9th Dec '16 5:26:30 AM Netherman14
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9th Dec '16 5:25:11 AM Netherman14
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** In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Clark/Kal-El is never ''directly'' called Film/{{Superman}}. At one point, Lois almost says it before being cut off, and a soldier refers to him by the nickname to the confusion of his commanding officer. Presumably the soldiers got it from Lois.
*** By ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', [[AvertedTrope Clark/Kal-El's superheroic alter-ego is commonly referred to as Superman, this continues in]] ''Film/SuicideSquad2016''. [[AvertedTrope where the name is casually mentioned in discussions]].
** On the other hand, the film also features Anatoli Knyazev. who's never called [=KGBeast=], {{Justified|Trope}}. as The KGB has been disbanded a long time ago.
** When Diana suits up in the finale to battle Doomsday alongside Bruce and Clark, she's never given a codename. and is only referred to as Wonder Woman in the credits.
** Likewise, Bruce is only actually called "Batman" once. when Perry [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall says that nobody would be interested in Clark Kent fighting the Batman]], the other times it's some variation of "the Bat" to refer to him.
** The creature is never called "Doomsday," though Comicbook/LexLuthor uses the term when describing its role.



* Film/DCExtendedUniverse:
** In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Clark/Kal-El is never ''directly'' called Film/{{Superman}}. At one point, Lois almost says it before being cut off, and a soldier refers to him by the nickname to the confusion of his commanding officer. Presumably the soldiers got it from Lois.
** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' features Anatoli Knyazev, though much like in ''Arrow'', he is never called "[=KGBeast=]".
** In the same movie, the name "Comicbook/WonderWoman" only appears in the credits. Even when she suits up in the final battle, she's still just known as Diana Prince.
** The creature is never called "Doomsday," though Comicbook/LexLuthor uses the term when describing its role.
8th Dec '16 9:03:33 AM Tron80
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' mostly averts this, but in the episode [[Recap/Supergirl2015S2E7TheDarkestPlace "The Darkest Place"]], VillainOfTheWeek Philip Karnowsky is never referred to as "Barrage", his codename from the comics.

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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' mostly averts this, but in the episode [[Recap/Supergirl2015S2E7TheDarkestPlace "The Darkest Place"]], VillainOfTheWeek Philip Karnowsky is never referred to as "Barrage", his codename from the comics.
7th Dec '16 11:01:59 AM upupandaway42
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' mostly averts this, but in the episode [[Recap/Supergirl2015S2E7TheDarkestPlace "The Darkest Place"]], VillainOfTheWeek Philip Karnowsky is never referred to as "Barrage", his codename from the comics.
1st Dec '16 10:49:22 AM Tron80
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** The creature is never called "Doomsday," though LexLuthor uses the term when describing its role.

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** The creature is never called "Doomsday," though LexLuthor Comicbook/LexLuthor uses the term when describing its role.
30th Nov '16 5:15:59 PM dmcreif
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** Wilson Fisk is never called "Comicbook/TheKingpin" once in season 1, but he receives a few visual references to kings over the course of the first season (examples: on Ben Urich's corkboard, Fisk is represented by a ''King'' of Hearts playing card affixed by a white push''pin'', Detective Blake calls him "King Frickin' Kong"). It eventually comes into play in season 2 while he's in prison. Fellow inmate Dutton, who runs the prison's underground economy, tries to intimidate Fisk by claiming he's the kingpin of the joint. Fisk, of course, arranges his death at the hands of the Punisher, and then, as Dutton lies dying on a hospital bed, tells him, "In prison, there's only room for one kingpin," and officially takes the nickname for himself.

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** Wilson Fisk is never called "Comicbook/TheKingpin" once in season 1, but he receives a few visual references to kings over the course of the first season (examples: on Ben Urich's corkboard, Fisk is represented by a ''King'' of Hearts playing card affixed by a white push''pin'', Detective Blake calls him "King Frickin' Kong"). It eventually comes into play in season 2 while he's in prison. Fellow inmate Dutton, an inmate who runs the prison's underground economy, [[BullyingADragon tries to intimidate Fisk by claiming he's the kingpin of the joint. joint.]] Fisk, of course, arranges his death at the hands of the Punisher, and then, as Dutton lies dying on a hospital bed, tells him, "In prison, there's only room for one kingpin," and officially takes the nickname for himself.himself. Even then, the nickname doesn't really catch on, as whenever Fisk gets mentioned in ''Series/LukeCage2016'', it's only by his real name.



** Many of Wilson Fisk's henchmen have codenames in the comics, like Leland Owlsley (The Owl), John Healy (Tenpin [[CompositeCharacter and/or]] Oddball), Roscoe Sweeney (The Fixer), Melvin Potter (Gladiator), and Ben Donovan (Big Ben). Justified, as these are just normal people and not costumed supervillains. There are a few nods to the names, but not many: Healy kills a victim with a bowling ball, Melvin has some Roman gladiator posters on his workshop wall, Roscoe Sweeney is ''a'' fixer of boxing matches, Owlsley is shown getting a business suit tailored that looks like his comics suit, etc.

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** In [[http://collider.com/daredevil-season-2-deborah-ann-woll-elden-henson-interview/ a January 2016 interview]], Creator/DeborahAnnWoll (Karen Page) commented that she more often than not has a habit of referring to Fisk and Castle by their pedestrian names more often than their villain names, and said that the non-usage of their codenames is supposed to establish these characters as complex people who gradually evolve into the persona of their codename.
** Many of Wilson Fisk's henchmen have codenames in the comics, like Leland Owlsley (The Owl), John Healy (Tenpin [[CompositeCharacter and/or]] Oddball), Roscoe Sweeney (The Fixer), Melvin Potter (Gladiator), and Ben Donovan (Big Ben). Justified, as these are just normal people and not costumed supervillains. There are a few nods to the names, but not many: Healy kills a victim with a bowling ball, Melvin has some Roman gladiator posters on his workshop wall, wall and in season 2 offers to show off his Gladiator suit, Roscoe Sweeney is ''a'' fixer of boxing matches, Owlsley is shown getting a business suit tailored that looks like his comics suit, etc.



** Played with though for "Cottonmouth". In the comics, it was [[StevenUlyssesPerhero his real surname]]. Here, his name is Cornell ''Stokes''. [[BerserkButton And he absolutely hates being called "Cottonmouth"]], as the nickname stems from an incident back when he was a young street thug where three of his teeth were knocked out and he had to stuff cotton balls in his mouth to dull the pain afterwards.

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** Played with though for "Cottonmouth". In the comics, it was [[StevenUlyssesPerhero his real surname]]. Here, his name is Cornell ''Stokes''. [[BerserkButton And he absolutely hates being called "Cottonmouth"]], as the nickname stems from an incident back when he was a young street thug where three of his teeth were knocked out and he had to stuff cotton balls in his mouth to dull the pain afterwards.called]] [[EmbarrassingNickname "Cottonmouth"]].
25th Nov '16 9:12:47 PM Angus
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** If a writer, musician, artist, etc. achieves fame while using a pseudonym, chances are they'll be far better remembered by that than by their birth name. While sometimes these pseudonyms are outlandish enough to indicate otherwise, there are times when the pseudonym can seem ''less'' outlandish than the person's actual name. Case in point: how many people would guess that Creator/AnneRice's given name is [[GenderBlenderName Howard Allen O'Brien]]?

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** If a writer, musician, artist, etc. achieves fame while using a pseudonym, chances are they'll be far better remembered by that than by their birth name. While sometimes these pseudonyms are outlandish enough to indicate otherwise, there are times when the pseudonym can seem ''less'' outlandish than the person's actual name. Case in point: how many people would guess that Creator/AnneRice's given name is [[GenderBlenderName Howard Allen O'Brien]]?O'Brien]]? Or that MarkTwain wasn't actually named Mark Twain (but Samuel Langhorne Clemens).
23rd Nov '16 1:27:08 AM UltimateLazer
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* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} has been referred to as such in all of his live-action adaptations, including 2016's ''Film/SuicideSquad''. This is probably because it sounds cool, and calling him [[EmbarrassingFirstName Floyd]] just wouldn't cut it.
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