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16th Jun '17 4:59:00 AM Bissek
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* Agent Melinda May of ''Series/AgentsOfShield'' ''hates'' her nickname of "The Cavalry", because the mission she got the nickname on ended with her being forced to [[MyGreatestFailure kill an insane superpowered child]].
15th Jun '17 8:35:13 AM Njein
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*** This actually became Nicky Scarfo's BerserkButton, as he often lashed out those who mocked his high-pitched voice or that he was [[TheNapoleon only 5'5"]].
8th Jun '17 7:05:52 AM Njein
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** Some [[UsefulNotes/TheMafia Italian-American mobsters]] ''really'' [[BerserkButton hated their nicknames]]. Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo (because of his short height), Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso (because he liked bludgeon his victims to death with a pipe) and Joseph "Joey Bananas" Bonanno (a journalistic corruption of his last name and that it implied he was crazy) were good examples.

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** Some [[UsefulNotes/TheMafia Italian-American mobsters]] ''really'' [[BerserkButton hated their nicknames]]. Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo (because of his short height), Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso (because he liked to bludgeon his victims to death with a pipe) and Joseph "Joey Bananas" Bonanno (a journalistic corruption of his last name and that it implied he was crazy) were good examples.
8th Jun '17 7:05:16 AM Njein
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* Many famous gangsters hated their nicknames.

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* Many famous gangsters mobsters hated their nicknames.


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** Some [[UsefulNotes/TheMafia Italian-American mobsters]] ''really'' [[BerserkButton hated their nicknames]]. Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo (because of his short height), Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso (because he liked bludgeon his victims to death with a pipe) and Joseph "Joey Bananas" Bonanno (a journalistic corruption of his last name and that it implied he was crazy) were good examples.
3rd Jun '17 1:13:09 AM lillolillo
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* Kei and Yuri are ''officially'' codenamed the LovelyAngels. However, due to their unfortunate and accidental tendency to leave a place '''much''' worse then it was when they arrived, they've earned their infamous and much-better-known nickname: the ''LightNovel/DirtyPair''.

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* ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'': Kei and Yuri are ''officially'' codenamed the LovelyAngels. However, due to their unfortunate and accidental tendency to leave a place '''much''' worse then it was when they arrived, they've earned their infamous and much-better-known nickname: the ''LightNovel/DirtyPair''."Dirty Pair".



* Dawn in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' hates to be called "Dee Dee", [[spoiler:a reference to an unfortunate childhood incident with a Plusle & Minun]]. Once we find this out, [[TheRival Kenny]] looks less playful and more [[KidsAreCruel cruel]], both by the fact that he hung the Embarrassing Nickname on her in the first place, and that he keeps using it. Under her original Japanese name, Hikari, the nickname was "Pikari" because of [[spoiler:how the shock made her hair sparkle]]. But in the dub, she's called "Dee Dee" because [[spoiler:the sparkles looked like "Diamond Dandruff"]].

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* Dawn in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' hates to be called "Dee Dee", [[spoiler:a reference to an unfortunate childhood incident with a Plusle & Minun]]. Once we find this out, [[TheRival Kenny]] looks less playful and more [[KidsAreCruel cruel]], both by the fact that he hung the Embarrassing Nickname on her in the first place, and that he keeps using it. Under her original Japanese name, Hikari, the nickname was "Pikari" because of [[spoiler:how the shock made her hair sparkle]]. But in the dub, she's called "Dee Dee" because [[spoiler:the sparkles looked like "Diamond Dandruff"]].



* ''Manga/CityHunter'':
** Umibozu (a kind of sea monster) was supposed to have the codename 'Falcon', but Ryo nicknamed him Umibozu and it supplanted the nickname. As retaliation, Ryo was nicknamed 'The Stallion of Shinjuku' (it didn't stuck, and Ryo has a better sense of humor than Umi).
** According to Ryo, the cop duo of Saeko and Hideyuki (former police officer) was known as 'The Beauty and the Beast of Tokyo Police' due their close partnership, great ability and looks.
** Kasumi Asou alias Theif n°305 was nicknamed 'Flying Little Butt' by Ryo due what he first saw of her. When she reappeared, Ryo remembered the nickname first.



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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': ''Daily Planet'' editor Perry White ''[[BerserkButton really hates]]'' being called "Chief".

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
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''Daily Planet'' editor Perry White ''[[BerserkButton really hates]]'' being called "Chief". "Chief".
** Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} hates when her mother calls her "Karanizu", feeling she's too old for pet names.



* X-Man Fabio Medina got saddled with the nickname "Goldballs" due to his power to create the same. He begged his teammates to stop using it or it'd stick. He eventually claimed it as his X-Men codename.

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* Franchise/XMen: X-Man Fabio Medina got saddled with the nickname "Goldballs" due to his power to create the same. He begged his teammates to stop using it or it'd stick. He eventually claimed it as his X-Men codename.



* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Eugene Thompson's nickname "Flash" was changed into one in one of the sillier [[RetCon retcons]] during ''Brand New Day''. Originally it had been used in reference to his [[JerkJock prowess on the]] [[LovableJock football field]], now it became a reference to a case of premature ejaculation on a high-school date.

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Franchise/SpiderMan: Eugene Thompson's nickname "Flash" was changed into one in one of the sillier [[RetCon retcons]] during ''Brand New Day''. Originally it had been used in reference to his [[JerkJock prowess on the]] [[LovableJock football field]], now it became a reference to a case of premature ejaculation on a high-school date.



* In the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fan fiction ''Fanfic/OurTrueColors'', Pinkie Pie gives Scootaloo the nickname "Loo-Loo". Scootaloo is not amused.

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* In the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan fiction ''Fanfic/OurTrueColors'', Pinkie Pie gives Scootaloo the nickname "Loo-Loo". Scootaloo is not amused.



* Fisk's oldest sister calls him Nonny in ''[[Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries Rogue's Home]]''.

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* ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'': Fisk's oldest sister calls him Nonny in ''[[Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries Rogue's Home]]''."Rogue's Home".
29th May '17 12:38:41 AM mlsmithca
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* ''Webcomic/AirForceBlues'' follows Air Force tradition in saddling pilot characters with embarrassing callsigns, with the main character Capt. Ken Dahl being called "Barbie," which he thinks is just a joke about his name but actually comes from[[spoiler: an incident where he sang "Barbie Girl" over the radio to an entire air base]].

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* ''Webcomic/AirForceBlues'' follows Air Force tradition in saddling pilot characters with embarrassing callsigns, with the main character Capt. Ken Dahl being called "Barbie," which he thinks is just a joke about his name but actually comes from[[spoiler: an from [[spoiler:an incident where he sang "Barbie Girl" over the radio to an entire air base]].



* Okay these are pretty terrible: Fenturd, Fentoad, Fentoenail, and the list goes on. Yep These are some of the title character of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''[='=]s many very disturbing/embarrassing nicknames. And those are half as bad compared to the nicknames like Invis'o-Bill. The one he hates the most. There's also "Froot Loops" for the resident BigBad VillainWithGoodPublicity.

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* Okay these are pretty terrible: Fenturd, Fentoad, Fentoenail, and the list goes on. Yep These are some of the The title character of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''[='=]s many very disturbing/embarrassing nicknames. nicknames include Fenturd, Fentoad, and Fentoenail. And those are aren't half as bad compared to the as nicknames like Invis'o-Bill. The Invis'o-Bill, the one he hates the most. There's also "Froot Loops" for the resident BigBad VillainWithGoodPublicity.



** Zuko ("Zuzu").

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** Zuko ("Zuzu").is clearly embarrassed whenever his sister, Azula, addresses him as "Zuzu".



** Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd

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** Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" FloydFloyd.


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* Donnie Dunagan, who provided the voice for the young version of the title character in ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', joined the Marines when he was 18, and, conscious of the prevalence of this trope in the military, concealed his voice acting past from his comrades for fear that if they knew, he would be forever known as "Bambi" Dunagan. (He said in an interview years later that, given how much the film has meant to so many people, he wished he had had the courage to tell them anyway and just put up with the inevitable nickname.)
29th May '17 12:27:10 AM mlsmithca
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* Kei and Yuri are ''officially'' codenamed the LovelyAngels. However, due to their unfortunate and accidental tendency to leave a place '''''MUCH''''' worse then it was when they arrived, they've earned their infamous and much-better-known nickname: the ''LightNovel/DirtyPair''.

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* Kei and Yuri are ''officially'' codenamed the LovelyAngels. However, due to their unfortunate and accidental tendency to leave a place '''''MUCH''''' '''much''' worse then it was when they arrived, they've earned their infamous and much-better-known nickname: the ''LightNovel/DirtyPair''.
19th May '17 10:21:48 PM nombretomado
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* This happened once where Wrestling/CMPunk called [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] "Goat Face" in regards to his massive beard. This went on to become the [[{{Twitter}} number #1 trend worldwide]] and now it's stuck amongst the fans. Bryan... [[{{Understatement}} hasn't been taking it well]].

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* This happened once where Wrestling/CMPunk called [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] "Goat Face" in regards to his massive beard. This went on to become the [[{{Twitter}} [[Website/{{Twitter}} number #1 trend worldwide]] and now it's stuck amongst the fans. Bryan... [[{{Understatement}} hasn't been taking it well]].
14th May '17 5:01:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheHeroAndTheTerror'', Chuck Norris' character is lauded as "Hero" by the press for catching the SerialKiller known as "The Terror". He hates the nickname because he only caught the Terror through dumb luck after nearly getting himself killed and still suffers from post-traumatic stress.

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* In ''Film/TheHeroAndTheTerror'', ''Film/HeroAndTheTerror'', Chuck Norris' character is lauded as "Hero" by the press for catching the SerialKiller known as "The Terror". He hates the nickname because he only caught the Terror through dumb luck after nearly getting himself killed and still suffers from post-traumatic stress.
13th May '17 6:26:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fanfic/CyclesUponCycles'': "Shepard's Strikers," the name that the media gives Shepard's crew in this ''Franchise/MassEffect'' / ''Franchise/StarCraft'' crossover. Shepard himself doesn't care for it and Emperor Valerian is dubious, though everyone else seems to like it.

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* ''Fanfic/CyclesUponCycles'': "Shepard's Strikers," the name that the media gives Shepard's crew in this ''Franchise/MassEffect'' / ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' crossover. Shepard himself doesn't care for it and Emperor Valerian is dubious, though everyone else seems to like it.
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