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11th Aug '17 3:22:54 PM Manny20444
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11th Aug '17 3:10:48 PM Manny20444
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4th Aug '17 8:13:58 PM MorganWick
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* In ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' The Punisher spends most of the movie being called his first or last name, it is an origin story. There are only two references to his code name. The first is before the final battle, when he says what he's doing isn't vengeance but ''punishment''. The second is the last line of the movie, where he says "Frank Castle is dead. Call me...The Punisher."

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* In ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' The Punisher spends most of the movie being called his first or last name, it is an origin story. There are only two references to his code name. The first is before the final battle, when he says what he's doing isn't vengeance but ''punishment''. The second is the last line of the movie, where he says "Frank "[[ThatManIsDead Frank Castle is dead.dead]]. Call me...The Punisher."
30th Jul '17 1:42:15 PM hello86
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* While not a traditional superhero, {{Tarzan}} is a pulp hero who was an inspiration for the superhero genre and shares many elements. That said, in ''Graystoke: The Legend of Tarzan'', he never goes by his more famous moniker but instead is called John or Lord Graystoke. Tarzan is never mentioned except for the title.

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* While not a traditional superhero, {{Tarzan}} is a pulp hero who was an inspiration for the superhero genre and shares many elements. That said, in ''Graystoke: The Legend of Tarzan'', ''Film/GreystokeTheLegendOfTarzanLordOfTheApes'', he never goes by his more famous moniker but instead is called John or Lord Graystoke. Tarzan is never mentioned except for the title.
26th Jul '17 3:54:13 AM RedScharlach
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** In the [[Film/FantasticFour2015 2015 reboot]], Sue jokingly calls Doom "Doctor Doom". It also completely avoids any kind of codenames for the heroes until the very end, when Reed starts brainstorming names for the team and Johnny jokingly suggests "The Human Torch and the Torchettes" and "Two Guys, a Girl, and The Thing Nobody Wanted." Reed eventually gets an idea when he hears the word "fantastic", but then the movie cuts to the end credits before he actually says it.
** This is true to the comics as they rarely use the code names with each other, since they are public figures. Reed, especially, is more know for his scientific accomplishments. Ben and Johnny are more likely to use them in public since they are more outgoing and are more likely to cater to "fans". Ben will call HIMSELF "The Ever Lovin' Blue Eye Thing", but other heroes rarely do.

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** In the [[Film/FantasticFour2015 2015 reboot]], Sue jokingly calls Doom "Doctor Doom". It also completely avoids any kind of codenames for the heroes until the very end, when Reed starts brainstorming names for the team and Johnny jokingly suggests "The Human Torch and the Torchettes" and "Two Guys, a Girl, and The Thing Nobody Wanted." Reed eventually gets an idea when he hears the word "fantastic", but then the movie cuts to the end credits before he actually says it.
** This is true to the comics as they rarely use the code names with each other, since they are public figures. Reed, especially, is more know better known for his scientific accomplishments. Ben and Johnny are more likely to use them in public since they are more outgoing and are more likely to cater to "fans". Ben will call HIMSELF "The Ever Lovin' Blue Eye Thing", but other heroes rarely do.



* In the 1989 ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' [[Script/{{Watchmen}} script]] by Sam Hamm, all the superheroes in the ColdOpening are referred to with codenames except Adrian Veidt. In the main action, when Nite Owl and the Silk Spectre come back into superhero action, they are still respectively named Dreiberg and Laurie in descriptive actions and dialogue headers. The name Ozymandias goes unused, but it's justified- Hamm's version of Veidt was never a superhero himself. His only involvement in the pre-[[SuperRegistrationAct Keene Act]] days was as a financier/quartermaster to the team.

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* In the 1989 ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' [[Script/{{Watchmen}} script]] by Sam Hamm, all the superheroes in the ColdOpening are referred to with codenames except Adrian Veidt. In the main action, when Nite Owl and the Silk Spectre come back into superhero action, they are still respectively named Dreiberg and Laurie in descriptive actions and dialogue headers. The name Ozymandias goes unused, but it's justified- justified - Hamm's version of Veidt was never a superhero himself. His only involvement in the pre-[[SuperRegistrationAct Keene Act]] days was as a financier/quartermaster to the team.



* The ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' started off with some code names, but dropped them almost ''immediately,'' except for one who insisted on being called "Princess Powerful." (note that she's a 12 year old girl...) Just as well, their code names sucked. The dinosaur still kept the name Old Lace to go with Gert's soon abandoned "Arsenic" codename, but anyway, she's a dinosaur, she does not have a "normal" name.

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* The ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' started off with some code names, but dropped them almost ''immediately,'' except for one who insisted on being called "Princess Powerful." Powerful" (note that she's a 12 year old girl...) ). Just as well, their code names sucked. The dinosaur still kept the name Old Lace to go with Gert's soon abandoned "Arsenic" codename, but anyway, since she's a dinosaur, she does not have a "normal" name.



* Averted with Rorshach in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' since no one knows his real identity until the mid-way point. Even then, he prefers the name Rorshach. Other characters oblidge since they never knew him by the name [[spoiler: Walter Kovacs]] anyway. Also, Edward Blake is called by his real name, and his codename, The Comedian, interchanging it scene through scene, partly because no one outside the government knew he was The Comedian until after he died. All the Minutemen are also called by their codenames only, just Hollis Mason (Nite Owl I) and Sally Jupiter (Silk Spectre I) being given their real names in the film. Nite Owl II and Ozymandias are called mostly by their real names, except on a couple of instances.
* Averted in the GIJoe Films. The Joes and Cobras are referred to exclusively by their codenames.

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* Averted with Rorshach in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' since no one knows his real identity until the mid-way point. Even then, he prefers the name Rorshach. Other characters oblidge oblige since they never knew him by the name [[spoiler: Walter Kovacs]] anyway. Also, Edward Blake is interchangeably called by his real name, name and his codename, The Comedian, interchanging it scene through scene, partly because no one outside the government knew he was The Comedian until after he died. All the The other Minutemen are also called by their codenames only, just alone, with only Hollis Mason (Nite Owl I) and Sally Jupiter (Silk Spectre I) being given their real names in the film. Nite Owl II and Ozymandias are called mostly by their real names, except on in a couple of instances.
* Averted in the GIJoe Films.films. The Joes and Cobras are referred to exclusively by their codenames.
19th Jul '17 5:56:37 PM kquinn0830
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-->-- '''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDJAKvcZ9o Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron]]''

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-->-- '''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDJAKvcZ9o Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron]]''
Avengers Age Of Ultron]]''
19th Jul '17 5:56:05 PM kquinn0830
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->''"What's a Magneto? ...'Sabretooth'? 'Storm'? What do they call you? 'Wheels'? This is the stupidest thing I ever heard."''
-->-- '''[[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesWolverine Wolverine]]''', ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''

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->''"What's a Magneto? ...'Sabretooth'? 'Storm'? What do they call you? 'Wheels'? This is the stupidest thing I ever heard.->''"The Avengers roster bloats even further with Vision, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who for some reason, are never called 'Vision', 'Scarlet Witch' or 'Quicksilver'."''
-->-- '''[[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesWolverine Wolverine]]''', ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
'''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDJAKvcZ9o Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron]]''
13th Jul '17 12:44:39 AM Doug86
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** Oddly, "DoctorDoom" would seem to be a perfectly sensible thing to call a person [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate with a doctor's degree]] whose last name is "Doom"[[labelnote:*]]technically "von Doom", but people Anglicise such names in all sorts of different ways[[/labelnote]]. In some of the dubs (the Brazilian one, for example), his line "Call me Doom" is changed to "Call me Doctor Doom".

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** Oddly, "DoctorDoom" "ComicBook/DoctorDoom" would seem to be a perfectly sensible thing to call a person [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate with a doctor's degree]] whose last name is "Doom"[[labelnote:*]]technically "von Doom", but people Anglicise such names in all sorts of different ways[[/labelnote]]. In some of the dubs (the Brazilian one, for example), his line "Call me Doom" is changed to "Call me Doctor Doom".
27th Jun '17 9:41:26 PM PhantomRider
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* The ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' comic goes to some trouble to justify ''why'' these kids should have codenames, beyond "because it's a basic trope of the genre". Apparently, these are their "mutant names", as distinct from the "homo sapiens names" their parents gave them.

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* The ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' comic goes to some trouble to justify ''why'' these kids should have codenames, beyond "because it's a basic trope of the genre". Apparently, these are their "mutant names", as distinct from the "homo sapiens names" their parents gave them. This carries over into the films, even if Wolverine (who is called Logan more than Wolverine, the codename being something from (what he remembers of) his Weapon X days that he's not fond of) isn't impressed by it.
4th Jun '17 5:18:09 AM Anicomicgeek
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** Inverted with the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' themselves. In the comics they refer to each other by name when they're being civilians or aren't in public but the cartoon never has them refer to each other by names. It's implied that they don't even know each others names; the gang are shocked when they learn Beast Boy's name is "Garfield", when they always call him "Gar" in the comics. Cyborg is never called "Victor", although his last name, Stone, is used as an alias in one episode as a MythologyGag. On the other hand, Raven is her actual name, and Starfire is less a pseudonym and more a direct translation. Though she ''is'' referred to as Koriand'r once in a line of Tamaranean dialogue, she's just Starfire to her teammates. Robin's the big one: his name was never said, and there are a [[LegacyCharacter lot of Robins]] out there! In the early days, "Who is Robin?" was considered a RiddleForTheAges. WordOfGod says that he is meant to represent the ''concept'' of Robin rather than any one incarnation. In personality, he's closer to an amalgamation of Dick Grayson and Tim Drake, with the odd bit of Jason's attitude. However, there are plenty of references in the show that make it clear who he must be (It's Dick Grayson's costume, his alternate self is named [[BackwardsName Kcid Nosyarg]], his future self is Nightwing, it's the 80s team lineup, and Starfire was primarily Dick's LoveInterest. The tie-in comics finally went ahead and established him as Dick Grayson.

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** Inverted with the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' themselves. In the comics they refer to each other by name when they're being civilians or aren't in public but the cartoon never has them refer to each other by names. It's implied that they don't even know each others names; the gang are shocked when they learn Beast Boy's name is "Garfield", when they always call him "Gar" in the comics. Cyborg is never called "Victor", although his last name, Stone, is used as an alias in one episode as a MythologyGag. On the other hand, Raven is her actual name, and Starfire is less a pseudonym and more a direct translation. Though she ''is'' referred to as Koriand'r once in a line of Tamaranean dialogue, she's just Starfire to her teammates. Robin's the big one: his name was never said, and there are a [[LegacyCharacter lot of Robins]] out there! In the early days, "Who is Robin?" was considered a RiddleForTheAges. WordOfGod says that he is meant to represent the ''concept'' of Robin rather than any one incarnation. In personality, he's closer to an amalgamation of Dick Grayson and Tim Drake, with the odd bit of Jason's attitude. However, there are plenty of references in the show that make it clear who he must be (It's Dick Grayson's costume, his (His alternate self is named [[BackwardsName Kcid Nosyarg]], his future self is Nightwing, it's the 80s team lineup, and Starfire was primarily Dick's LoveInterest. The tie-in comics finally went ahead and established him as Dick Grayson.
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