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14th Sep '16 1:51:49 PM pinkdalek
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* Look through the list of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' main character names and spot when the series went DarkerAndEdgier and [[NinetiesAntiHero super 90s]] {{Cyberpunk}} - [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil Harvey]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz Klauser]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra Branford]], '''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]]'''.
8th Aug '16 5:52:26 PM Shishkahuben
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* Curtis Stryker, veteran [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Mortal Kombatant.]]

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* Curtis Stryker, veteran [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Mortal Kombatant.]]



* The Norse were not averse to nicknames like this, "Eric Bloodaxe" and "Björn Ironside" being two famous examples. They also cheerfully inverted it at times.

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* The Norse were not averse to nicknames like this, "Eric Bloodaxe" and "Björn Ironside" being two famous examples. They also cheerfully inverted it at times.times - legendary kings such as Ragnar Hairy-Breeches and Ivar the Boneless are remembered alongside men such as Sigurd Snake-In-The-Eye. [[note]]This stems from Norse culture valuing cleverness and other non-standard virtues in their heroes - in this case, surviving a night in a den of poisonous snakes by wearing thick, hairy pants, or being so [[ArtfulDodger nimble]] in combat as to appear fluid and untouchable.[[/note]]
8th Aug '16 5:45:37 PM Shishkahuben
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* Curtis Stryker, veteran [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Mortal Kombatant.]]
16th Jul '16 10:49:49 AM EDP
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* Done by ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Disney Disney Italy]], '''twice''''':
** The first time it happened was in 1969, with the character of Paperinik the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Devilish Avenger]]. Did we mention that this is the superhero/antihero alter ego of ''DonaldDuck''?
** In the nineties ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' gave us a rather subtle example with Xadhoom, meaning "[[EvilDebtCollector Creditor]]" in Xerbian. Doesn't sound much? Well, the Evronians owe her a planet and a race, and she openly admits she plans to [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide collect in full]].
11th Jun '16 8:50:32 PM nombretomado
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* The ''WildCATS'' in Warblade, Grifter, Maul, Zealot, etc.
** Also poked fun at in ''WildCATS'', when Ladytron asks someone "what's up with this kill-hell-death-blood name thing?" Naturally, the other guy makes fun of the name "Ladytron", and hijinx ensue.

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* The ''WildCATS'' ''ComicBook/WildCATs'' in Warblade, Grifter, Maul, Zealot, etc.
** Also poked fun at in ''WildCATS'', ''ComicBook/WildCATs'', when Ladytron asks someone "what's up with this kill-hell-death-blood name thing?" Naturally, the other guy makes fun of the name "Ladytron", and hijinx ensue.
10th Feb '16 8:26:16 AM Anddrix
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* ''{{Youngblood}}'': Deathshot, Riptide, Badrock, Combat, Psi-Fire, Psylence (sometimes Psilence), Bloodwulf, Diehard, Wylder. Creator/RobLiefeld was one of the big popularizers of this trope, and probably helped everyone get sick of it too.

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* ''{{Youngblood}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'': Deathshot, Riptide, Badrock, Combat, Psi-Fire, Psylence (sometimes Psilence), Bloodwulf, Diehard, Wylder. Creator/RobLiefeld was one of the big popularizers of this trope, and probably helped everyone get sick of it too.
23rd Jan '16 8:19:26 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded in ''{{Stormwatch}}: Team Achilles'' with a character named "Ripslashbloodclawmaimblade" who smokes a cigar, appears to be made out of sharp stabbing instruments and spouts off the line "That's what I do best. And I'm the best there is at what needs to be done!"
* In addition to Hellstrike and Cannon, {{Stormwatch}} also had Battalion, who channeled his telekinesis through (what else?) guns to battle his evil father, Despot of [=WarGuard=]. Notably, though, he abandoned the guns and codename after a few years to become an administrator.

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* Lampshaded in ''{{Stormwatch}}: ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}: Team Achilles'' with a character named "Ripslashbloodclawmaimblade" who smokes a cigar, appears to be made out of sharp stabbing instruments and spouts off the line "That's what I do best. And I'm the best there is at what needs to be done!"
* In addition to Hellstrike and Cannon, {{Stormwatch}} ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}} also had Battalion, who channeled his telekinesis through (what else?) guns to battle his evil father, Despot of [=WarGuard=]. Notably, though, he abandoned the guns and codename after a few years to become an administrator.
26th Dec '15 7:40:42 PM nombretomado
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* Syndrome, the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' was almost certainly named to evoke this kind of effect, in contrast to {{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} naming of the heroes and even other villains like Bomb Voyage or The Underminer.

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* Syndrome, the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' was almost certainly named to evoke this kind of effect, in contrast to {{the UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} naming of the heroes and even other villains like Bomb Voyage or The Underminer.
7th Dec '15 7:09:46 AM RogueJedi
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** However, most of those guys are villains. Prowl and Snarl are about the darkest good-guy names usually get. Names like Sinnertwin, Ruination, Onslaught, and Triggerhappy fall under ObviouslyEvil. However, Warpath is a good guy who [[StuffBlowingUp earns his name]]. "They don't call me Warpath 'cause I'm gentle!" as he put it.
20th Nov '15 11:57:56 AM BatmanKalEl
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** Minor ''Kingdon Come'' character Demon Damsel manages to be both this trope and SilverAgeOfSupernames, as she's allegedly a rejected candidate for the Legion of Super-Heroes, which is why her name fits the "Lightning Lad"-"Saturn Girl" format.

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** Minor ''Kingdon Come'' character Demon Damsel manages to be both this trope and SilverAgeOfSupernames, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age of Supernames]], as she's allegedly a rejected candidate for the Legion of Super-Heroes, which is why her name fits the "Lightning Lad"-"Saturn Girl" format.
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