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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.
14th Nov '15 3:52:31 PM nombretomado
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** Even RobLiefeld felt DC was ripping off his title ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' with Bloodlines.

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** Even RobLiefeld Creator/RobLiefeld felt DC was ripping off his title ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' with Bloodlines.
14th Nov '15 1:08:16 PM StFan
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* Parodied in ''{{Wildguard}}'' with Crimson Phantom Vengeance, a Franchise/{{Batman}}-style vigilante (eliminated in the first round of competition as "not what we're looking for") and Mr. Transmuto, whose fashion sense is stuck in the 90s, as well. Also Red Rover's enemy Heartwyrm. The name "Wildguard" itself kind of smacks of this trope, though.

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* Parodied in ''{{Wildguard}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Wildguard}}'' with Crimson Phantom Vengeance, a Franchise/{{Batman}}-style vigilante (eliminated in the first round of competition as "not what we're looking for") and Mr. Transmuto, whose fashion sense is stuck in the 90s, as well. Also Red Rover's enemy Heartwyrm. The name "Wildguard" itself kind of smacks of this trope, though.
9th Nov '15 10:37:41 AM StFan
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** The trade for ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' gives us a standout example, even though we never see him in person - ''Gorelock''.

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** The trade for ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' gives us a standout example, even though we never see him in person - ''Gorelock''.



* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} villain Holocaust is notable for having ''too'' dark a name. When toy company [=ToyBiz=] made an action figure of him, they changed it to the less genocidal Dark Nemesis. This carried over to the comics with a name change to Nemesis. They later switched him back to Holocaust just in time for him to be snorted to death by an evil Franchise/{{Superman}} {{expy}}.
** Holocaust was originally known as Nemesis prior to the events of ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse. When ComicBook/{{Magneto}} ripped him apart for killing ScarletWitch, he got a new name after coming back.

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* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain Holocaust is notable for having ''too'' dark a name. When toy company [=ToyBiz=] made an action figure of him, they changed it to the less genocidal Dark Nemesis. This carried over to the comics with a name change to Nemesis. They later switched him back to Holocaust just in time for him to be snorted to death by an evil Franchise/{{Superman}} {{expy}}.
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{{expy}}. Holocaust was originally known as Nemesis prior to the events of ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse. ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse''. When ComicBook/{{Magneto}} ripped him apart for killing ScarletWitch, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, he got a new name after coming back.
18th Oct '15 4:48:36 AM Anddrix
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** Holocaust was originally known as Nemesis prior to the events of ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse. When SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ripped him apart for killing ScarletWitch, he got a new name after coming back.

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** Holocaust was originally known as Nemesis prior to the events of ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse. When SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} ripped him apart for killing ScarletWitch, he got a new name after coming back.
10th Oct '15 12:46:14 PM nombretomado
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* {{Nightwing}} celebrated his own ongoing series by moving to a town named [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Blüdhaven]]. It was described as being close to Gotham (the Bat-Family frequently guest-starred in each other's comics), but was also described unambiguously as [[UpToEleven more crime-ridden and corrupt than Gotham]], although 50+ years of comics never saw Batman so much as chase a purse-snatcher there. Eventually the whole city got destroyed during the ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'' crossover event.

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* {{Nightwing}} ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} celebrated his own ongoing series by moving to a town named [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Blüdhaven]]. It was described as being close to Gotham (the Bat-Family frequently guest-starred in each other's comics), but was also described unambiguously as [[UpToEleven more crime-ridden and corrupt than Gotham]], although 50+ years of comics never saw Batman so much as chase a purse-snatcher there. Eventually the whole city got destroyed during the ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'' crossover event.
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