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11th Mar '17 4:14:24 PM nombretomado
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* A couple years before Marvel used the name, MilestoneComics also had a villain named Holocaust. He even had his own miniseries, ''My Name Is Holocaust'', which indeed it was... until it wasn't. For reasons not entirely clear (InUniverse, Comicbook/{{Static}} surmises "Someone just got around to seeing ''Film/SchindlersList''"), Holocaust changed his name to "Pyre". (Perhaps, as with the Marvel example, the name was just ''too'' dark?) In 2010, however, Holocaust turned up again in ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', using his original name.

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* A couple years before Marvel used the name, MilestoneComics Creator/MilestoneComics also had a villain named Holocaust. He even had his own miniseries, ''My Name Is Holocaust'', which indeed it was... until it wasn't. For reasons not entirely clear (InUniverse, Comicbook/{{Static}} surmises "Someone just got around to seeing ''Film/SchindlersList''"), Holocaust changed his name to "Pyre". (Perhaps, as with the Marvel example, the name was just ''too'' dark?) In 2010, however, Holocaust turned up again in ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', using his original name.
8th Jan '17 11:51:22 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[{{Marvel2099}} X-Men 2099]]'' had some of the best. Skullfire, Bloodhawk, Metalhead, Meanstreak, Junkpile, and Psyclone. Note that those are all members of the actual X-Men[[note]]Though one of them turns traitor almost immediately.[[/note]] - Skullfire in particular is the leader! That said, Skullfire never really used his codename, just going by "Tim" 99% of the time. Apparently even ''he'' knew how 90s that codename it was.

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* ''[[{{Marvel2099}} ''[[ComicBook/Marvel2099 X-Men 2099]]'' had some of the best. Skullfire, Bloodhawk, Metalhead, Meanstreak, Junkpile, and Psyclone. Note that those are all members of the actual X-Men[[note]]Though one of them turns traitor almost immediately.[[/note]] - Skullfire in particular is the leader! That said, Skullfire never really used his codename, just going by "Tim" 99% of the time. Apparently even ''he'' knew how 90s that codename it was.
6th Jan '17 5:53:56 PM nombretomado
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* As seen in the (former) quote up top, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] pokes fun at this trope with his [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] fanboy character, [[Characters/AtopTheFourthWall 90's Kid]] and his character, Bloodgun. Though in the later review of ''Darker {{Image}}'' #1 even 90's Kid concedes that Deathblow is stupid name.

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* As seen in the (former) quote up top, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] pokes fun at this trope with his [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] fanboy character, [[Characters/AtopTheFourthWall 90's Kid]] and his character, Bloodgun. Though in the later review of ''Darker {{Image}}'' Creator/{{Image}}'' #1 even 90's Kid concedes that Deathblow is stupid name.
21st Dec '16 3:42:05 PM ChrisX
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* Reaper from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', he picked that name to enforce about the upcoming death he's going to bring to his enemies, but combined with his design, it has a side-effect to instead fuel the fans reasons to call him trying too hard as an 'edgelord'.
7th Dec '16 2:13:59 PM Alexsi
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* [[http://bannable-offenses.blogspot.com/2006/08/whats-in-name.html Dark. Raven. Wing]]. A member who got banned by GM Dave for being named [=DarkRavenWing=].
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.
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