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18th Jan '17 5:08:04 PM themetalstickman
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* The Sith from ''Film/StarWars'' have some very ObviouslyEvil names like "Maul", "Sidious", "Tyrannus", and "Vader". They take these names upon becoming Sith, and their original names aren't always quite as frightening. Darth Sideous and Darth Vader were originally named Sheev and Anakin respecively, which are relatively ordinary names for the Star Wars universe.

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* The Sith from ''Film/StarWars'' have some very ObviouslyEvil names like "Maul", "Sidious", "Tyrannus", and "Vader". They take these names upon becoming Sith, and their original names aren't always quite as frightening. Darth Sideous Sidious and Darth Vader were originally named Sheev and Anakin respecively, which are relatively ordinary names for the Star Wars universe.
10th Jan '17 2:52:51 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'' the eleven-year-old AntiChrist is named [[MeaningfulName Adam]]. Although that is mostly because he managed to slip under the radar due to a little mixup - the kid whom the forces of Heaven and Hell ''thought'' was the AntiChrist ended up named "Warlock" thanks to some very persuasive satanic nuns.
** The nun who named Adam was forced to invoke this troupe, since she was really trying to give him either a 'satanic' name or an American name (long story), but she was only giving suggestions to the father. After the father vetoed her original ideas, she then suggested Adam.

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* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'' the eleven-year-old AntiChrist is named [[MeaningfulName Adam]]. Although that is mostly because he managed to slip under the radar due to a little mixup - -- the kid whom the forces of Heaven and Hell ''thought'' was the AntiChrist ended up named "Warlock" thanks to some very persuasive satanic nuns.
** The nun who named Adam was forced to invoke this troupe, trope, since she was really trying to give him either a 'satanic' name or an American name (long story), but she was only giving suggestions to the father. After the father vetoed her original ideas, she then suggested Adam.



* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' has this several times. In the first book, The Hunter, a ScarilyCompetentTracker who hunts fugitives and [[TheDeterminator doesn't stop]] [[SuperPersistentPredator 'till they're dead]], is named Gerald. He considers this an EmbarrassingFirstName and doesn't like people knowing about it.

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* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' has this several times. In the first book, The Hunter, a ScarilyCompetentTracker who hunts fugitives and [[TheDeterminator doesn't stop]] [[SuperPersistentPredator 'till till they're dead]], is named Gerald. He considers this an EmbarrassingFirstName and doesn't like people knowing about it.
10th Jan '17 2:47:15 PM margdean56
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* ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' has a few examples: Cedric, [[spoiler: Thomas Vandom]], Mark Zibosky, Jonathan Ludmoore, Edward Folkner, Tecla Ibsen, and Takeda (first name unknown). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for most of them, as they're humans from Earth and not trying to conquer the world ([[spoiler: Thomas Vandom]] and Mark Zibosky don't even know about magic, respectively being [[spoiler: Will's father who is trying to make a quick buck]] and an extorsionist [[MuggingTheMonster who got on the Guardians bad side]]), but Cedric is a {{Shapeshifting}} [[SnakePeople snake man]], and Ludmoore comes from another world.

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* ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' has a few examples: Cedric, [[spoiler: Thomas Vandom]], Mark Zibosky, Jonathan Ludmoore, Edward Folkner, Tecla Ibsen, and Takeda (first name unknown). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for most of them, as they're humans from Earth and not trying to conquer the world ([[spoiler: Thomas Vandom]] and Mark Zibosky don't even know about magic, respectively being [[spoiler: Will's father who is trying to make a quick buck]] and an extorsionist extortionist [[MuggingTheMonster who got on the Guardians Guardians' bad side]]), but Cedric is a {{Shapeshifting}} [[SnakePeople snake man]], and Ludmoore comes from another world.
3rd Jan '17 1:11:24 AM Chabal2
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** The TropeNamer is Voldemort, whose real name is Tom Marvolo Riddle. He hates his real name, partly because it's common (something his ego can't tolerate - even as a child he reacted negatively to the fact that he shared the name Tom with other people) and partly because it's his Muggle father's name. Dumbledore naturally makes a point of always calling him Tom to his face.

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** The TropeNamer is Voldemort, whose real name is Tom Marvolo Riddle.Riddle (an anagram of "I am Lord Voldemort"). He hates his real name, partly because it's common (something his ego can't tolerate - even as a child he reacted negatively to the fact that he shared the name Tom with other people) and partly because it's his Muggle father's name. Dumbledore naturally makes a point of always calling him Tom to his face.face, while Harry calls him Riddle in their final confrontation.



* ''{{Videogame/Zombidle}}'''s main character is an undead necromancer spreading destruction across many kingdoms with his demonic hordes... named Bob.



* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' gives us the Conspirator, Greater Daemon of the Patterner...Kevin.

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* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' gives us the Conspirator, Greater Daemon of the Patterner... Kevin.


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:: She actually manages to bring her sacrifice to a screeching halt by revealing this fact, leading the cultists to start bickering about it.
2nd Jan '17 3:08:02 PM Mrmadrigal
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Reincarnation}}'' series, Lucifer, Prince of Lies, prefers to go by "Luke". His underlings are no less intimidated by him either way.
22nd Dec '16 10:29:55 PM Raidrik
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' it's zig-zagged. Godzilla Junior is TheDreaded to his enemies whom often refer to him as just "Godzilla". But to his allies and himself, the King of the Monsters and terror to his enemies is just "Junior".

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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' it's zig-zagged. Godzilla Junior is TheDreaded to his enemies whom often refer to him as just "Godzilla". But to his allies and himself, the King of the Monsters and terror to his enemies is just "Junior". [[spoiler: Thankfully he turns out to just be a HorrifyingHero.]]
22nd Dec '16 10:28:35 PM Raidrik
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* In ''FanFic/AppliedCulturalAnthropology'' Diary Tom briefly considers teaching people to fear Dark Lord Tom

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* In ''FanFic/AppliedCulturalAnthropology'' Diary Tom briefly considers teaching people to fear Dark Lord TomTom.
* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' it's zig-zagged. Godzilla Junior is TheDreaded to his enemies whom often refer to him as just "Godzilla". But to his allies and himself, the King of the Monsters and terror to his enemies is just "Junior".
20th Dec '16 1:36:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* Given its penchant for [[GallowsHumor blacker than black humor]], it's not surprising that ''JudgeDredd'' has a lot of these: A ZombieApocalypse triggering undead necromancer named "Soppi Walters" (though he prefers "Sabbat the Necromagus"); a psychotic serial killer named "Philip Janet Maybe", and an undead demonic deathbringer who calls himself Judge Death but is in fact named Sidney.

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* Given its penchant for [[GallowsHumor blacker than black humor]], it's not surprising that ''JudgeDredd'' ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' has a lot of these: A ZombieApocalypse triggering undead necromancer named "Soppi Walters" (though he prefers "Sabbat the Necromagus"); a psychotic serial killer named "Philip Janet Maybe", and an undead demonic deathbringer who calls himself Judge Death but is in fact named Sidney.
19th Dec '16 9:01:59 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** Dr Doofenschmirtz is often called Dr. Doof.

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** Dr Doofenschmirtz Dr. Doofenshmirtz is often called Dr. Doof.
19th Dec '16 6:31:46 AM rjd1922
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* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has a character claiming to be a demon lord of destruction. His name? Tanaka- one of the most common names in Japan, and essentially the equivalent of 'Dark Lord Bob'.

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* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has a character claiming to be a demon lord of destruction. His name? Tanaka- one of the most common family names in Japan, and essentially the equivalent of 'Dark Lord Bob'.Smith'. On the other hand, his given name is [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Gundham]].
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