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* This trope is played with all over the place. Codenames are something of a plot point; it's shown that the concept of a "true name" began with Xavier's eponymous "[[Film/XMenFirstClass first class]]." However, it's originally used in playful jest and doesn't become serious until Magneto insists upon being called by that name at the very end of the film. In later movies, mutants seem to adopt codenames as their "true names" as evidenced when Marie changes her name to Rogue or when Magneto asks John what his real name is and he starts calling himself Pyro. Other than that, the codenames are used as {{Mythology Gag}}s or {{Futureshadowing}}.

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* This trope is played with all over the place. Codenames are something of a plot point; it's shown that the concept of a "true name" began with Xavier's eponymous "[[Film/XMenFirstClass first class]]." However, it's originally used in playful jest and doesn't become serious until Magneto insists upon being called by that name at the very end of the film. In later movies, a few mutants seem to adopt codenames as their "true names" as evidenced when Marie changes her name to Rogue or when Magneto asks John what his real name is and he starts calling himself Pyro. Other than that, the codenames are generally used as {{Mythology Gag}}s or {{Futureshadowing}}.{{Futureshadowing}}, and occasionally to differentiate between a person's "regular" self and his/her superhero/supervillain persona.



** Selfdemonstrating/{{Magneto}} is often referred to as "Erik," although usually only by Xavier, Mystique, and Beast.

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** Selfdemonstrating/{{Magneto}} is often referred to as "Erik," Erik, although usually only by Xavier, Mystique, and Beast.Beast.
** Mystique is frequently called Raven by Charles and Hank.



** Hank [=McCoy=] doesn't go by his codename Beast in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. He does eventually embrace the nickname that Havok bestows on him towards the end of ''First Class'', however. In ''Days of Future Past'', Wolverine calls Hank (who has essentially retired from superheroics due to the X-Men having disbanded) Beast and "Beastie" several times to try and goad him into a fight.

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** Hank [=McCoy=] doesn't go by his codename Beast in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. He does eventually embrace the nickname that Havok bestows on him towards the end of ''First Class'', however. In ''Days of Future Past'', Wolverine calls Hank (who has essentially retired from superheroics due to the X-Men having disbanded) Beast and "Beastie" several times to try and goad him into a fight. He's most often referred to by his given name, though.



** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is never referred to as "Deadpool" in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and is always called "Wade" or after his transformation "Weapon XI". The closest they ever get is Stryker calling the experimental procedure "The Deadpool". This is averted in his [[Film/{{Deadpool}} solo film]] where he is referred to as such the whole time.

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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is never referred to as "Deadpool" in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and is always called "Wade" or after his transformation "Weapon XI". XI." The closest they ever get is Stryker calling the experimental procedure "The Deadpool". Deadpool." This is averted in his [[Film/{{Deadpool}} solo film]] where he is referred to as such the whole time.



** Havok is said only once in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', it's alluded to when Professor Xavier orders him to "Wreak havoc" in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', but the name is only used once in this film when Mystique recounts their first mission. The rest of the time, he's just Alex.



** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': The new BadFuture X-Men never have their real names used (with the exception of Bishop). Of course, in the comics, he's a strange case; from the future and known ''only'' as Bishop for the longest time, he eventually took the name Lucas Bishop. Which we should consider his "real name," and if ''either'' is what his momma named him when he was born, is hard to know.

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': The new BadFuture X-Men Free Mutants never have their real names used (with the exception of Bishop). Of course, in the comics, he's a strange case; from the future and known ''only'' as Bishop for the longest time, he eventually took the name Lucas Bishop. Which we should consider his "real name," and if ''either'' is what his momma named him when he was born, is hard to know.



** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': [[Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}} the title villain]] is never called by anything other than given name En Sabah Nur, though there's a MythologyGag to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the name he adopted in the comics]] ("Where ever this being was, he would always have four followers who he would imbue with power." "Like the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse."). Subverted by Psylocke, who is only called by the codename.

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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
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[[Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}} the title villain]] is never called by anything other than given name En Sabah Nur, though although there's a MythologyGag to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the name he adopted in the comics]] ("Where ever this being was, he would always have four followers who he would imbue with power." "Like the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse.").
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Subverted by Psylocke, who is only called by the codename.
21st Jul '16 10:33:26 AM siberia82
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** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} goes by the name Logan almost exclusively and even mocks people with codenames. Stryker seems to be the only one who wants to call him Wolverine, which was more of a military-style CodeName. In the first film, it is mentioned that "The Wolverine" is a nickname he uses in his cage-fighting career, and in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', he's inspired to take the pseudonym by a Myth/{{Native American|Mythology}} folk-tale his girlfriend recounts to him.
** The name "Professor X" is only used twice in both ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and [[Film/XMen the series]], and Xavier brushes it off. He's more commonly addressed by his professor title, or Charles by those who are close to him.
** Selfdemonstrating/{{Magneto}} is often referred to as "Erik," although usually only by Xavier, Mystique, and Beast.



** The name "Professor X" is only used twice in both ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and [[Film/XMen the series]], and Xavier brushes it off.



** Hank [=McCoy=] doesn't go by his codename Beast in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. He does eventually embrace the nickname that Havok bestows on him towards the end of ''First Class'', however. In ''Days of Future Past'', Wolverine calls Hank (who has essentially retired from superheroics due to the X-Men having disbanded) Beast and "Beastie" several times to try and goad him into a fight.



** Selfdemonstrating/{{Magneto}} is often referred to as "Erik," although usually only by Xavier, Mystique, and Beast.
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} goes by the name Logan almost exclusively and even mocks people with codenames. Stryker seems to be the only one who wants to call him Wolverine, which was more of a military-style CodeName. In the first film, it is mentioned that "The Wolverine" is a nickname he uses in his cage-fighting career, and in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', he's inspired to take the pseudonym by a Myth/{{Native American|Mythology}} folk-tale his girlfriend recounts to him.



** Comicbook/{{Sabretooth}} is only called "Victor" throughout ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
** The Blob never gets called by that name. The best we get is a LampshadeHanging where he mistakes Logan's [[VerbalTic "bub"]] for that name, and sees it as an insult.
** The name "Comicbook/{{Gambit}}" is used a few times, though it's stated to be a prison nickname he was given by Stryker's guards.



** The name Nightcrawler is only mentioned when "Kurt" expounds about his time in the circus. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he is introduced in a cage fight as Nightcrawler, corrects Mystique when she calls him "Crawler," and Jean says his codename when she orders the X-Men to "grab hold of Nightcrawler," but mostly goes by Kurt.
** ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is never called by that name in ''FilmXMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. He's known simply as Peter.
** Angel (Warren) and Beast (Hank) never use codenames in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. Hank does eventually use the name towards the end of ''First Class'', however. In ''Days of Future Past'', Wolverine calls Hank (who has essentially retired from superheroics due to the X-Men having disbanded) Beast and "Beastie" several times to try and goad him into a fight. The other gets a big subversion in ''Apocalypse'', being referred to only as "Angel".
** Subverted and played straight with Jimmy in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' as his profile indeed shows his alternative alias of "Leech", but he's never called that by anyone nor does he refer to himself as such.
** Darwin from ''[[Film/XMenFirstClass First Class]]'' is actually a nickname which happens to fit his powers, and his real name (Armando) is never referenced.
** It gets a bit tricky with Angel Salvadore (the ''First Class'' member as opposed to the one mentioned above); in the comics, her real name ''and'' code name are both Angel, but she takes the codename "Tempest" when she loses her powers and gains PoweredArmor. In the movie, though, she explicitly states that Angel is a stage name.
** Lady Deathstrike is never used. Her real name (Yuriko) is only mentioned in passing.

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** The name Nightcrawler is only mentioned in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' when "Kurt" Kurt expounds about his time in at the Munich circus. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he is introduced in a cage fight as Nightcrawler, corrects Mystique when she calls him "Crawler," and Jean says his codename when she orders the X-Men to "grab hold of Nightcrawler," but mostly goes by Kurt.
** ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is never called by that name in ''FilmXMenDaysOfFuturePast'' ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. He's known simply as Peter.
** Warren Worthington III's codename Angel (Warren) and Beast (Hank) is never use codenames used in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. Hank does eventually use the name towards the end of ''First Class'', however. In ''Days of Future Past'', Wolverine calls Hank (who has essentially retired from superheroics due to the X-Men having disbanded) Beast and "Beastie" several times to try and goad him into a fight. The other ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', but he gets a big subversion in ''Apocalypse'', being referred to only as "Angel".
"Angel."
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Lady Deathstrike is never used. Her real name (Yuriko) is only mentioned in passing.
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'':
Subverted and played straight with Jimmy in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' as his profile indeed shows his alternative alias of "Leech", but he's never called that by anyone anyone, nor does he refer to himself as such.
** Darwin from ''[[Film/XMenFirstClass First Class]]'' is actually a nickname which happens to fit his powers, and his real name (Armando) is never referenced.
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** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''
*** Comicbook/{{Sabretooth}} is only called "Victor" throughout ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
*** The Blob never gets called by that name. The best we get is a LampshadeHanging where he mistakes Logan's [[VerbalTic "bub"]] for that name, and sees it as an insult.
*** The name "Comicbook/{{Gambit}}" is used a few times, although it's stated to be a prison nickname he was given by Stryker's guards.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
*** Darwin from ''[[Film/XMenFirstClass First Class]]'' is actually a nickname which happens to fit his powers, and his real name (Armando) is never referenced.
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It gets a bit tricky with Angel Salvadore (the ''First Class'' member as opposed (not to the one mentioned above); be confused with Warren Worthington III's Angel); in the comics, her real name ''and'' code name are both Angel, but she takes the codename "Tempest" when she loses her powers and gains PoweredArmor. In the movie, though, she explicitly states that Angel is a stage name.
** Lady Deathstrike is never used. Her real name (Yuriko) is only mentioned in passing.
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21st Jul '16 10:12:58 AM siberia82
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* This trope is played with all over the place. Codenames are something of a plot point; it's shown that the concept of a "true name" began with Xavier's eponymous "first class". However, it's originally used in playful jest and doesn't become serious until Magneto insists upon being called by that name at the very end of the film. In later movies, mutants seem to adopt codenames as their "true names" as evidenced when "Marie" changes her name to Rogue or when Magneto asks "John" what his real name is and he starts calling himself Pyro. Other than that, the codenames are used as {{Mythology Gag}}s or {{Futureshadowing}}.
** Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}' codename is mentioned but he mostly goes by Scott throughout all of the movies.
** The name "Prof. X" is only used twice in both ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and [[Film/XMen the series]], and Xavier brushes it off.
** Jean Grey and Kitty Pryde never use codenames in the films. While their comic counterparts went through a few over the years, they usually go by their real names anyway (a rarity for superhero comics).

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* This trope is played with all over the place. Codenames are something of a plot point; it's shown that the concept of a "true name" began with Xavier's eponymous "first class". "[[Film/XMenFirstClass first class]]." However, it's originally used in playful jest and doesn't become serious until Magneto insists upon being called by that name at the very end of the film. In later movies, mutants seem to adopt codenames as their "true names" as evidenced when "Marie" Marie changes her name to Rogue or when Magneto asks "John" John what his real name is and he starts calling himself Pyro. Other than that, the codenames are used as {{Mythology Gag}}s or {{Futureshadowing}}.
** Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}' codename is mentioned mentioned, but he mostly goes by Scott throughout all of the movies.
** The name "Prof. "Professor X" is only used twice in both ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and [[Film/XMen the series]], and Xavier brushes it off.
** Jean Grey and Kitty Pryde never use codenames in the films. While their comic counterparts went through a few over the years, they usually go by their real birth names anyway (a rarity for superhero comics).



** Selfdemonstrating/{{Magneto}} is often referred to as "Erik", although only by Xavier and Mystique, his oldest friends.
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} goes by the name Logan almost exclusively and even mocks people with codenames. Stryker seems to be the only one who wants to call him Wolverine, which was more of a military-style CodeName. In the first film, it is mentioned that "The Wolverine" is a nickname he uses in his cage-fighting career, and in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' he's inspired to take the pseudonym by a Myth/{{Native American|Mythology}} folk-tale his wife tells him.

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** Selfdemonstrating/{{Magneto}} is often referred to as "Erik", "Erik," although usually only by Xavier and Xavier, Mystique, his oldest friends.
and Beast.
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} goes by the name Logan almost exclusively and even mocks people with codenames. Stryker seems to be the only one who wants to call him Wolverine, which was more of a military-style CodeName. In the first film, it is mentioned that "The Wolverine" is a nickname he uses in his cage-fighting career, and in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', he's inspired to take the pseudonym by a Myth/{{Native American|Mythology}} folk-tale his wife tells girlfriend recounts to him.



** The name Nightcrawler is only mentioned when "Kurt" expounds about his time in the circus. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he is introduced in a cage fight as Nightcrawler and mentions the nickname while correcting Mystique [[MyNameIsNotDurwood erring his surname]], but mostly goes by Kurt.

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** The name Nightcrawler is only mentioned when "Kurt" expounds about his time in the circus. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he is introduced in a cage fight as Nightcrawler and mentions the nickname while correcting Nightcrawler, corrects Mystique [[MyNameIsNotDurwood erring when she calls him "Crawler," and Jean says his surname]], codename when she orders the X-Men to "grab hold of Nightcrawler," but mostly goes by Kurt.Kurt.
** ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is never called by that name in ''FilmXMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. He's known simply as Peter.



** It gets a bit tricky with Angel (the ''First Class'' member as opposed to the one mentioned above); in the comics, her real name ''and'' code name are both Angel, but she takes the codename "Tempest" when she loses her powers and gains PoweredArmor. In the movie, though, she explicitly states that Angel is a stage name.

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** It gets a bit tricky with Angel Salvadore (the ''First Class'' member as opposed to the one mentioned above); in the comics, her real name ''and'' code name are both Angel, but she takes the codename "Tempest" when she loses her powers and gains PoweredArmor. In the movie, though, she explicitly states that Angel is a stage name.



*** Played with for Viper, who never calls herself "the Viper" but does says she's ''a'' viper. For legal reasons her other moniker "Madame Hydra" does not come up, due to Marvel owning the rights for {{ComicBook/HYDRA}}.

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*** Played with for Viper, who never calls herself "the Viper" but does says she's ''a'' viper. For legal reasons reasons, her other moniker "Madame Hydra" does not come up, due to Marvel owning the rights for {{ComicBook/HYDRA}}.



** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
*** The new BadFuture X-Men never have their real names used (with the exception of Bishop). Of course, in the comics, he's a strange case; from the future and known ''only'' as Bishop for the longest time, he eventually took the name Lucas Bishop. Which we should consider his 'real name,' and if ''either'' is what his momma named him when he was born, is hard to know.
*** It's also {{played straight}} a few times. ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is never called by that name, for instance.
** In ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'', it's a plot point that villain Ajax is actually Francis, with the title character only calling him by the given name to mock Ajax afterwards. Subverted with his henchwoman Angel (Angel Dust in the comics), who never gets a proper name. Just for fun, Deadpool introduces himself to the taxi driver Dopinder as "[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Pool, Dead]]." After that, Dopinder consistently refers to him as "Mr. Pool" and even adds him as a contact on his phone this way.

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
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''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': The new BadFuture X-Men never have their real names used (with the exception of Bishop). Of course, in the comics, he's a strange case; from the future and known ''only'' as Bishop for the longest time, he eventually took the name Lucas Bishop. Which we should consider his 'real name,' "real name," and if ''either'' is what his momma named him when he was born, is hard to know.
*** ** ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'': It's also {{played straight}} a few times. ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is never called by that name, for instance.
** In ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'', it's
a plot point that villain Ajax is actually Francis, with the title character only calling him by the given name to mock Ajax afterwards. Subverted with his henchwoman Angel (Angel Dust in the comics), who never gets a proper name. Just for fun, Deadpool introduces himself to the taxi driver Dopinder as "[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Pool, Dead]]." After that, Dopinder consistently refers to him as "Mr. Pool" and even adds him as a contact on his phone this way.
19th Jul '16 9:36:08 AM ChronoLegion
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** In ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'', it's a plot point that villain Ajax is actually Francis, with the title character only calling him by the given name to mock Ajax afterwards. Subverted with his henchwoman Angel (Angel Dust in the comics), who never gets a proper name.

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** In ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'', it's a plot point that villain Ajax is actually Francis, with the title character only calling him by the given name to mock Ajax afterwards. Subverted with his henchwoman Angel (Angel Dust in the comics), who never gets a proper name. Just for fun, Deadpool introduces himself to the taxi driver Dopinder as "[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Pool, Dead]]." After that, Dopinder consistently refers to him as "Mr. Pool" and even adds him as a contact on his phone this way.
26th Jun '16 8:04:02 PM AgeOfGlenn
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** ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'' plays this straight for the Kamen Rider name, as it appears to take place in a world with no previous Riders at all. Furthermore, the main Riders are never referred to as Amazon Alpha or Amazon Omega, instead using their names or "the red/green Amazon" (the Amazons being the monsters of the series), despite their transformation belts calling out "Alpha" or "Omega". The third Rider, Kamen Rider Amazon Sigma, is indeed called "Amazon Sigma" once to differentiate him from [[spoiler:Jun Maehara, the dead body he posesses]], although the Kamen Rider name is still never used.
23rd Jun '16 12:46:08 PM DragonRanger
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** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': Brock Rumlow is never referred to as Crossbones, though a tie-in comic establishes that the codename does exist in-universe (it also wasn't used when the character was in ''Winter Soldier'', but at that point he hadn't taken the identity of Crossbones yet). Zemo never had a codename to begin with, but is nonetheless changed from ''Baron'' Zemo since he's a Sokovian soldier rather than an German aristocrat as he is in the comics. Averted with Spider-Man as Peter told Tony that's what he calls himself and he goes along with it to protect the kid's identity. And Vision is called that, specially as he has no other name.

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** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': Brock Rumlow is never referred to as Crossbones, though a tie-in comic establishes that the codename does exist in-universe (it also wasn't used when the character was in ''Winter Soldier'', but at that point he hadn't taken the identity of Crossbones yet). Zemo never had a codename to begin with, but is nonetheless changed from ''Baron'' Zemo since he's a Sokovian soldier rather than an German aristocrat as he is in the comics. Averted with Spider-Man as Peter told Tony that's what he calls himself and he goes along with it to protect the kid's identity. And Vision is called that, specially as he has no other name.



* In ''The Avengers'', Clint Barton is called "{{ComicBook/Hawkeye}}" all of once by the Black Widow during the Battle of New York. It appears to be his radio callsign, with the name appearing briefly when Coulson is viewing his dossier in the film's beginning. The closest anyone comes otherwise is Dr. Erik Selvig semi-dismissively calling him "the Hawk". During his prior cameo in ''Thor'' it wasn't even alluded to, and in ''Avengers: Age of Ultron'' it's used once in an affectionately mocking way by [[spoiler:his wife]].

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* In ''The Avengers'', Clint Barton is called "{{ComicBook/Hawkeye}}" all of once by the Black Widow during the Battle of New York. It appears to be his radio callsign, with the name appearing briefly when Coulson is viewing his dossier in the film's beginning. The closest anyone comes otherwise is Dr. Erik Selvig semi-dismissively calling him "the Hawk". During his prior cameo in ''Thor'' it wasn't even alluded to, and in ''Avengers: Age of Ultron'' it's used once in an affectionately mocking way by [[spoiler:his wife]]. It's absent again in ''Civil War'', and when meeting Black Panther he explicitly introduces himself as "Clint", not "Hawkeye".



** Wilson Fisk is never called "Comicbook/TheKingpin", but he receives two or three references to kings over the course of the show (examples: Ben Urich indicating him with a King of Hearts playing card tacked to a board by a pushpin, Detective Blake calling him "King Frickin' Kong"). [[spoiler:It eventually comes into play when he's in jail in the second season, when Dutton tries to intimidate Fisk by claiming he's the kingpin of the place. Fisk, of course, has him killed and takes the title for himself.]]

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** Wilson Fisk is never called "Comicbook/TheKingpin", but he receives two or three references to kings over the course of the show first season (examples: Ben Urich indicating him with a King of Hearts playing card tacked to a board by a pushpin, Detective Blake calling him "King Frickin' Kong"). [[spoiler:It eventually comes into play when he's in jail in the second season, when Dutton tries to intimidate Fisk by claiming he's the kingpin of the place. Fisk, of course, has him killed and takes the title for himself.]]



* Shared among the various Netflix shows, the alien invasion from ''The Avengers'' is simply known as "The Incident". The early script drafts for ''Daredevil'' were originally going to refer to it more directly, but it was found that the words "AlienInvasion" killed the mood the series was going for.

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* Shared among the various Netflix shows, the alien invasion Chitauri attack from ''The Avengers'' is simply known as "The Incident". The early script drafts for ''Daredevil'' were originally going to refer to it more directly, but it was found that the words "AlienInvasion" killed the mood the series was going for.



** Sure, [[Creator/KrystenRitter Jessica Jones]] and [[Creator/MikeColter Luke Cage]] (below) hardly use them in the comics to begin with, but Trish Walker ([[ComicBook/PatsyWalker Hellcat]]) and Will Simpson (Nuke) don't get their codenames referenced either. Not even established superheroes like the Avengers have their names stated when they're mentioned, instead being "the flag-waver" or "the big green guy" (although in one scene a kid in a Captain America costume can be seen running in a park). Super-codenames are referred to only once. For instance, 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" (a name she used in her comic backstory) sounds like a stripper's stage name.

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** Sure, [[Creator/KrystenRitter Jessica Jones]] Jones and [[Creator/MikeColter Luke Cage]] Cage (below) hardly use them in the comics to begin with, but Trish Walker ([[ComicBook/PatsyWalker Hellcat]]) and Will Simpson (Nuke) don't get their codenames referenced either. Not even established superheroes like the Avengers have their names stated when they're mentioned, instead being "the flag-waver" or "the big green guy" (although in one scene a kid in a Captain America costume can be seen running in a park). guy". Super-codenames are referred to only once. For instance, once: 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" (a name she used in her comic backstory) sounds like a stripper's stage name.



* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' is another case where nobody has codenames to begin with. Yes, even our hero himself, who is legally [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Stephen Strange, MD]]. Like the Zemo example above, Baron Mordo is just called Karl Mordo.

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* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' is another case where nobody has codenames to begin with. Yes, even our hero himself, who is legally [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Stephen Strange, MD]]. Like the Zemo example above, Baron Mordo is not actually a Baron her and is just called Karl Mordo.Mordo.
* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'': Spider-Man averted it early on, as in his debut appearance in ''Civil War'' Peter and Tony openly discussed his codename. ("[It's] Spider-Man." "Not in that onesie.")



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** In ''Series/KamenRiderOOO,'' Kougami seems to know about Riders, so Birth is "Kamen Rider Birth" (it's even in the suit's instruction manual!) but OOO is only called a Rider during crossovers.



** In ''Series/KamenRiderOOO,'' Kougami seems to know about Riders, so Birth is "Kamen Rider Birth" (it's even in the suit's instruction manual!) but OOO is only called a Rider during crossovers.
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' plays by the rules of the early 2000s' series, not using the term "Kamen Rider" outside of crossovers. People who know Wizard call him by that name (in English), while enemies call him "the ring-bearing wizard"[[note]]''yuubiwa no mahou-tsukai''[[/note]]. Similarly, when Kamen Rider Beast arrives, people are surprised to see another "Wizard". He even introduces himself as "the wizard Beast", while the villains call him the "ancient wizard" [[note]]''inshie no mahou-tsukai''[[/note]], or "[[GratuitousEnglish Archetype]]". The mysterious figure who trained Wizard and gave him his TransformationTrinket is only ever referred to in-series as "The White Wizard"[[note]]''shiroi mahou-tsukai''[[/note]]; he does have an official "Rider name", but it's a rather major spoiler: [[spoiler:Kamen Rider Wiseman, which reveals that the White Wizard and the villains' leader Wiseman are one and the same]].

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** In ''Series/KamenRiderOOO,'' Kougami seems to know about Riders, so Birth is "Kamen Rider Birth" (it's even in the suit's instruction manual!) but OOO is only called a Rider during crossovers.
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' plays by the rules of the early 2000s' series, not using the term "Kamen Rider" outside of crossovers. People Outsiders refer to the heroes as ''mahoutsukai'', meaning "wizard", "magician", etc., instead of Riders, while people who know Wizard call him by that name (in English), while enemies call him "the ring-bearing wizard"[[note]]''yuubiwa no mahou-tsukai''[[/note]]. Similarly, when Kamen Rider Beast arrives, people are surprised to see another "Wizard". He even introduces himself as "the wizard Beast", while the villains call him the "ancient wizard" [[note]]''inshie no mahou-tsukai''[[/note]], or "[[GratuitousEnglish Archetype]]". The mysterious figure who trained Wizard them personally use their GratuitousEnglish titles like "Wizard" and gave him his TransformationTrinket "Beast". One such character is only ever ''never'' referred to in-series as "The White Wizard"[[note]]''shiroi mahou-tsukai''[[/note]]; he does have an directly by name or title until near the end of the series, instead being the ''shiroi mahoutsukai'' ("white wizard"). His official "Rider name", but it's title was only confirmed post-series, as it would have been a rather major spoiler: spoiler if revealed earlier: [[spoiler:Kamen Rider Wiseman, which reveals that the White Wizard and the villains' leader Wiseman are one and the same]].



* Generally averted in ''Arrow'''s spinoff ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 The Flash]]''; mostly because Cisco is the kind of geek that [[TheNicknamer insists on coming up with cool nicknames for everything]]. Most of the others roll their eyes at Cisco's habit but sometimes admit that they've GotMeDoingIt. [[strike:Captain]] Cold in particular seems to enjoy having a supervillain name and encourages its use.

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* Generally averted in ''Arrow'''s spinoff ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 The Flash]]''; ''Series/TheFlash2014''; mostly because Cisco is the kind of geek that [[TheNicknamer insists on coming up with cool nicknames for everything]]. Most of the others roll their eyes at Cisco's habit but sometimes admit that they've GotMeDoingIt. [[strike:Captain]] Captain Cold in particular seems to enjoy having a supervillain name and encourages its use.use (though he tends to drop the "Captain" more often than not).



** Roy Bivolo is an odd case, as Cisco names him "Prism", which ''isn't'' used in the comics. It's Caitlin who instead comes up with his comics name, "Rainbow Raider", but Cisco tells her something to the effect of "see, this is why we don't let you come up with the names." "Prism" is the name used in the show and other official materials from then on.

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** Roy Bivolo is an odd case, as Cisco names him "Prism", which ''isn't'' used in the comics. It's Caitlin who instead comes up with his comics name, "Rainbow Raider", but Cisco tells her something to the effect of "see, this is why we don't let you come up with the names." "Prism" is the name used in the show and other official materials from then on.on, though "Rainbow Raider" still gets the occasional nod.



'''Barry:''' You mean, like, over coffee with Deathstroke and the Huntress?

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'''Barry:''' You mean, like, over coffee with Deathstroke and the Huntress?
Huntress?\\
'''Oliver:''' [[HypocrisyNod ...Point.]]
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* Usually averted in the 1966-1968 ''Batman'' TV series, but on occasion the more serious villains would have their true names mentioned, such as Batman referring to Mr. Freeze as "Dr. Shivel" in Freeze's very first episode (the "Victor Fries" name did not yet exist). There were also a few more ordinary villains who went by their birth names, or at least by names that ''sounded'' like they could be real, such as "Nora Clavicle", a crooked female politician. And there were more subtle examples: Commissioner Gordon was never once called "James" or "Jim"; of course, considering what a stuffed shirt this incarnation was compared to other portrayals, [[DoNotCallMePaul he probably wouldn't have appreciated anything other than "Commissioner]]."

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* Usually averted in the 1966-1968 ''Batman'' ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV series, but on occasion the more serious villains would have their true names mentioned, such as Batman referring to Mr. Freeze as "Dr. Shivel" in Freeze's very first episode (the "Victor Fries" name did not yet exist). There were also a few more ordinary villains who went by their birth names, or at least by names that ''sounded'' like they could be real, such as "Nora Clavicle", a crooked female politician. And there were more subtle examples: Commissioner Gordon was never once called "James" or "Jim"; of course, considering what a stuffed shirt this incarnation was compared to other portrayals, [[DoNotCallMePaul he probably wouldn't have appreciated anything other than "Commissioner]]."
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** 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 LexLuthor uses the term when describing its role.
8th Jun '16 5:26:46 PM comicwriter
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* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' is another case where nobody has codenames to begin with. Yes, even our hero himself, who is legally [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Stephen Strange, MD]].

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* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' is another case where nobody has codenames to begin with. Yes, even our hero himself, who is legally [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Stephen Strange, MD]]. Like the Zemo example above, Baron Mordo is just called Karl Mordo.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThorTalesOfAsgard'', Valkyrie is simply called Brunhilde, though her group of female warriors are collectively known as the Valkyries.
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* ''Disney/BigHero6'' inverts it--we never learn the real names of Honey Lemon, Wasabi, and Gogo Tomago. Then again, we never learned in the comics if "Wasabi No Ginger" was an alias or not, and even ignoring his RaceLift, "Wasabi" is stated to be a nickname. Likewise, given their {{Race Lifts}} (they go from Japanese to Latina and Korean-American), it's equally unlikely that Honey and Gogo's real names are repsectively "Aiko Miyazaki" and "Leiko Tanaka"; in fact, regarding the latter, according to [[WordOfSaintPaul Gogo's voice actress, Jamie Chung,]] Gogo's first name is [[spoiler: Ethel]].

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* ''Disney/BigHero6'' inverts it--we never learn the real names of Honey Lemon, Wasabi, and Gogo Tomago. Then again, we never learned in the comics if "Wasabi No Ginger" was an alias or not, and even ignoring his RaceLift, "Wasabi" is stated to be a nickname. Likewise, given their {{Race Lifts}} Lift}}s (they go from Japanese to Latina and Korean-American), it's equally unlikely that Honey and Gogo's real names are repsectively "Aiko Miyazaki" and "Leiko Tanaka"; in fact, regarding the latter, according to [[WordOfSaintPaul Gogo's voice actress, Jamie Chung,]] Gogo's first name is [[spoiler: Ethel]].
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