* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' and [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle its sequel]] give us Travis Touchdown, Henry Cooldown, Dr. Letz Shake, Harvey Moisewich Volodarski, Thunder Ryu, Bishop Shidux, Count Townshend, Margaret Moonlight, and Alice Twilight. And this isn't even counting code names such as Shinobu, Million Gunman, Destroyman, Dark Star, Dr. Peace, Speed Buster...the list goes on. It also brings us Santa Destroy, the city where the events of the game take place. It also includes locations with names like Burger Suplex and Body Slam Beach.
* Garcia ''Fucking'' Hotspur, from ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheDamned''. It's left ambiguous as to whether "Fucking" is his actual middle name.
* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' has people named Trevor Pearlharbor, Kess Bloodysunday, Love Wilcox, Dimitri Nightmare, and Linda Vermillion.
* The eponymous ''VideoGame/DukeNukem''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' gives us the four horsemen, whose names have apparently always been War, Strife, Fury, and Death.
* Amaterasu's title of ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' depending on how you spell it in Japanese can either mean "Great God" or "Wolf". This pun is actually carried into gameplay when people who believe in you can see your celestial markings, and people who don't believe in you just see a white wolf.
* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland''
** Guybrush Threepwood, lampshaded in the first game, when his name is ridiculed by a pirate called Mancomb Seepgood.
** The third game gave us Slappy Cromwell, who was told that his given name didn't have "star quality."
--->'''Guybrush:''' What was your given name?
--->'''Slappy:''' Rex Fortune, Adventure Seeker.
* [[BadassGrandpa Valkenhayn R.]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Hellsing]]. ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has plenty of awesome names, like [[HighlyVisibleNinja Bang]] [[MemeticBadass Shishigami]], but the probably-werewolf BattleButler really takes the cake.
* ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' is home to Ashley Riot, Sydney Losstarot and Romeo Guildenstern.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** Actually subverted by TheHero: no matter how BadAss he is, you have to admit that "Link" isn't exactly an awe-inspiring name. Is that why Nintendo keeps allowing players to [[HelloInsertNameHere change Link's name]]?
** ''Ganondorf'', on the other hand... It's Ganondorf ''Dragmire''. Not that his full name gets brought up more than once or twice in the whole series....
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' gives us King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule, the Nintendo gallery [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades this]].
** There's also Talon, the guy who runs Lon Lon Ranch, and a long list of characters ranging from critical-to-the-plot major to barely-rate-a-name minor who have {{Awesome McCoolname}}s that aren't real-world words, like Nabooru and Impaz.
* Flint Paper from ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''.
* ''ImpossibleCreatures'' gives us Rex Chance. Science tells us that this is the manliest name possible.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''
** Marshall Law (a play on "Martial Law"). Admittedly, this isn't an obvious one. His buddy is Paul Phoenix, which sounds like something out of a 70s airport novel. Ditto for Bryan Fury.
** Craig Marduk also qualifies -- it's not a wise idea to pick a fight with a guy named after a god, of all things. If at all possible, Craig Marduk [[http://tekken.wikia.com/wiki/Craig_Marduk?file=Marduk_TTT2.jpg looks even more intimidating than his name sounds.]] His appearance is based on Nathan Jones who, during his time in prison, earned the nickname "The Colossus of Boggo Road." During a prison riot, he managed to rip his cell door off of the hinges.
* Pretty much every character in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' has an incredibly badass name! Phoenix Wright himself may have had debatably the most awesome name of all in the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' series, and that's saying something with people named Maya Fey and Miles Edgeworth and Franziska von Karma in the same zip code, until Apollo Justice came along, and with him people with names such as Shadi Enigmar, and Kristoph and Klavier Gavin.
** Also the famed rivals Juan Corrida (Corrida is a bullfighting term) and Matt Engarde (Engarde is a fencing term).
** Max Galactica (although his real name is Billy-Bob Johns), Magnifi and his daughter, Thalassa Gramarye and Tyrell Badd.
** WIIILL POOOWERS, HE'S THE MAN WHOSE NAME YOU'D LOVE TO TOOOOOOOOOOOOUCH
** This game is full of MeaningfulName, most of them are puns while others are great but all of them work perfectly.
** This game makes you wonder if the parents could see the future when naming their children. I mean, a tanned and angry guy with a tiger themed suit named [[HotBlooded Furio Tigre]]? An assassin named Joe Darke? A detective named Tyrell Badd? [[ColorfulThemeNaming Redd White]] and [[TemporalThemeNaming April May]] are okay but [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Bruto Cadaverini]] is way too perfect [[TheMafia for his job]].
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' brings Athena Cykes, Simon Blackquill and Bobby Fulbright.
* The flagship character of the ''Purple Moon'' games is named "Rockett Movado". This has an in-game explanation in that her parents were hippies (her siblings are named Jasper and Juno Artemis). The only other "odd" name belongs to TokenMinority Arrow (and that's a nickname).
* The various codenames in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', to the point that some normal names are excluded. ]] Also, Shadow Moses Island, FOXHOUND, the two-man NGO Philanthropy, [[AncientConspiracy Wisemen's Comittee]], the Nomad, [[TheConspiracy The Patriots]], Outer Heaven, and the titular Metal Gears such as [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid REX]], [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty RAY]] and the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Shagohod]].
* Captain Falcon, along with most other characters from ''VideoGame/FZero''.
** Until you realize his full name is actually [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep Douglas Jay Falcon.]]
** This still fits the trope considering that his name is Captain D.J. Falcon. It's like the ultimate disc jockey name.
* The ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series often uses this. You've got characters named after guns, characters named after metals, characters named after birds, characters with ridiculous nonsense names, and Sänger Zonvolt.
** {{Justified|Trope}} with Cliana Rimskaya, where her first name is a [[spoiler:Portmanteau of two separate names she uses due to multiple personality disorder.]]
** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance W17]] at first have to come up with a much more civil name to better infiltrate the opposing group. She picked 'Lamia Loveless'.
* ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'' has some fun with this in regard to the default name for the main character--random possibilities include Rick Hardslab and Stud Beefpile. Given that the game is packed with ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' {{Shout Out}}s, this may well be a reference to the ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' RunningGag.
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' do this with their respective main characters named Fayt Leingod ([[BlindIdiotTranslation surely they couldn't have meant "Reingold"]]) and Edge Maverick.
* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''. Lampshaded by a {{mook|s}}, who admits to envying Max's name.
** Mona Sax.
** The fictional Dick Justice.
* William J. Blazkowicz (the protagonist of ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'') and his grandson Billy Blaze (better known as ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen''). Granted, William's name takes a turn for the [[{{Pun}} Sucky]] [[FailOSuckyName name]] territory when it's shortened into BJ Blazkowicz. Just don't tell him that to his face.
* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}''
** {{Running|Gag}} MythologyGag Schtoltenheim Reinbach III.
** ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' gives us [[OverlyLongName Nefentitiri Radames Ampenhetep Iruiktanas Antikoseus Puto Remaios Kureakias Dimetirios Farasmuseian Ishak Saraj Amenenuhet Atomes Hatshepsut Toto Ank Amen Hortez VII]].
** ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'' actually GAVE us Schtoltenheim Reinbach III as a recruitable character! Imagine the surprise on peoples faces when they saw that the guy actually EXISTED.
* Classic adventure game [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasteland_%28video_game%29 Wasteland]] lets you name your starting party whatever you want, but the default names are Hell Razor, Angela Deth, Thrasher, and Snake Vargas.
* In ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'', episode 4, there is a character, [[spoiler: who is Homestar Runner as "Dangeresque, Too?", as a robot copy of the character]], by the name of Uzi Bazooka. Even Strong Bad/Dangeresque thinks it's a cool name. (But then again, he did write the script..)
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
** In general, you have the recurring summon/monster Bahamut and its many other forms and versions, like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Neo Bahamut, Bahamut ZERO]], [[Film/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Bahamut SIN (Bahamut Tremor in Japanese)]], [[VideoGame/CrisisCore Bahamut Fury]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 Chaos Bahamut]], and [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Bahamutt]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' seems to be a weird subversion of this trope... Until you see their surnames. "Tifa Lockhart", "Vincent Valentine", "Aerith / [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Aeris]] Gainsborough", "Red XIII"/[[spoiler: Nanaki]]... Cloud Strife also manages to overcome his otherwise improbable name by being incredibly {{Badass}}. Oh, and they're fighting ''Sephiroth''. The only really normal one is "Barret Wallace". Barret in Japanese is Baretto, which is how you pronounce "bullet" in Japanese so he ''definitely'' qualifies for AwesomeMcCoolname. Sephiroth or Sephirot are the 10 attributes/emanations through which God can manifest in Jewish Kabbalah. However, there's also brothers Nero and Weiss in ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'': ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' (Black and White respectively).
** "Cid Highwind" is an awesome name that just automatically commands respect when you hear it.
*** Don't forget his FinalFantasyIV namesake, Kain Highwind!
** Cloud's ShadowArchetype Zack Fair has a pretty cool name also.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has the main character named ''Lightning''. That's…that's just great. "Lightning" is just her code name. Her real name is [[spoiler: Eclair Farron, or just Claire in the English localization.]] Guess what that means in French? [[spoiler: No, not the pastry. It means "lightning".]] The reason behind her going by "Lightning" is a plot point.
*** That game also has Snow Villiers and Sazh Katzroy, which is just fun to say.
*** Also, Sazh is an airship pilot (and as such, may be considered a "Captain,") has a long team-up with Vanille, so you have "[[IncrediblyLamePun The Captain and Vanille.]]"
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' qualifies too: Squall Leonhart? Rinoa Heartilly? Seifer Almasy, Laguna Loire, Kiros Seagill, Ward Zabac, Edea, Ultimecia?
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' gives us some gems in the form of Vayne Solidor, Basch fon Ronsenburg, and King Raithwall. The Imperial Judges get some sweet names too, like Gabranth and Zargabaath, but those are assumed names.
*** Vaan's name was Van in the Japanese version too.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' gives us '''Zidane''', '''Dagger''', '''Steiner''', and '''Amarant'''.
*** Ruby and Blank from Tantalus. Oh, and Lord Puck of Burmecia. Amarant in Japanese is ''Salamander Coral'', too, which means his nickname in that version is "The Flaming Salamander".
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has names like ''Tidus'', ''Yuna'', ''Auron'', ''Wakka'', ''Kimahri'', and ''Rikku'' with ''Lulu'' being the only normal sounding name of the main cast of characters.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has Butz Klauser, changed to Bartz in the English release for [[UnfortunateNames obvious reasons]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Even if most characters don't have really astounding names, we still have Clyde Arrowny [[spoiler:A.K.A. Shadow]] and his daughter Relm, Cyan Garamonde or [[MonsterClown Kefka Palazzo]].
*** What about a gambler named Setzer Gabbiani ("Gabbiani" means trick/cheat)? A blue mage called Strago/[[SublimeRhyme Stragus Magus]] which literally means "Twisted Mage"? Locke Cole is a double pun for lock and Loki ([[NorseMythology the Norse deity]]) and it fits perfectly for a thief. Terra Branford is the perfect example since her Japanese name is Tina and they [[{{Woolseyism}} changed it for the western release]] because it sounded too simple and common.
* So many characters in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' (and presumably other {{M|assivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame}}MORPGs) have those, it's not even awesome anymore. The whole game is loaded with Doomhowls and Deatheyes and Nightwhispers etc.
** Note that most, if not all of those are clan-names or at least family names. It makes sense for an orc or ogre clan to pick an intimidating name.
** For what it's worth, more family-friendly games may enforce this: both ''FusionFall'' and ''VideoGame/FreeRealms'' use a name generator as the default; in ''Free Realms'' at least you ''can'' make up your own name but it has to be approved.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'': Sol Badguy (you'd have to be pretty badass to get away with calling yourself that), Slayer, Millia Rage, Axl Low, [[Film/TheBattleshipPotemkin Potemkin]], Kliff Undersn, and Justice.
* Upcoming Team Ico game ''The Last Guardian'' is known in Japan as "Hitokui Ōwashi Trico," which can be translated as "Trico, the Man-Eating Sea-Eagle."
* In the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'', there are quite a few examples. [[{{Samurai}} Heishiro]] Mitsurugi, [[NatureHero Rock Adams]], [[{{Pirate}} Cervantes De Leon]], [[TheTrickster Dampierre]], [[TheBritishTitleSystem Lady]] [[FemmeFatale Isabella]] "Ivy" [[TheBaroness Valentine]], Hildegard [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething "Hilde"]] [[KnightInShiningArmor von Krone]] and [[LizardFolk Aeon Calcos]] are stand out examples.
* Luke Skywalker may have avoided the last name "Starkiller," but Galen Marek of ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' did not escape being called "Starkiller" pretty much the entire game.
** And even before him, there was [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Bendak Starkiller]]. Neo Crusader, Bounty Hunter and Deathmatch Champion.
* ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'', and the lovely protagonists Max Damage and Die Anna, though the latter is half this and half a PunnyName.
* Mayor [=McGovern=] from ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'', and many, many more.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' is practically made of these.
** Chun Li. When somebody is named after the most famous female martial artist ever, plus the most famous male martial artist as well, you know she isn't messing around.
** [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Balrog]].
** Also ''Vega'' named after a star, ''Ryu'' which means dragon, and Ken '''Masters''' which is basically calling someone a master fist.
** Thunder Hawk
** [[ActionMom Crimson Viper]], that is all.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' has Necro.
** Akuma, who's name is Japanese for [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast 'demon'.]]
* Slim Cognito from ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''. Even if it is a PunnyName. Also, Skid [=McMarx=].
* ''VideoGame/ChaosLegion'''s Sieg Wahrheit (win and truth) and Victor Delacroix (champion of the cross).
* [[AdventurerArchaeologist Nathan Drake]] of the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series.
* ''[[Videogame/TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]'' features an orthopedist named Hank Freebird, who also happens to be a ''MadeOfIron'' part-time superhero.
* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' sports some rather [[AerithAndBob interesting contrast]] in its Terran names, but the standout for coolness is General Horace Warfield.
** [[ActionGirl November Anabella Terra]] or "Nova". Bonus points (to her parents) for giving her an elegant name that shortens to something a Ghost would actually go by.
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', whatever goofy first name that may be given to him ([[SamusIsAGirl or her, for that matter]]), there is something just so intrinsically panty wetting about the moniker Commander Shepard.
** During Kasumi's heist in the second game, Shepard is given the awesome alias of "Solomon/Allison Gunn" along with a fake backstory of being a badass mercenary... and a full-page spread in the latest issue of "''Badass Weekly''".
** Urdnot Wrex, Garrus Vakarian, Kaidan Alenko, Donnel Udina, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarin Saren]] [[SpaceRomans Arterius]], Urdnot Grunt, Thane Krios, Zaeed Massani, James Vega, Tela Vasir, and Kai Leng.
* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' we have Organization XIII, made up of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin thirteen Nobodies]], and each and every one has an awesome name: We have Xemnas, Xibgar, Xaldin, Vexen, Lexaeus, Zexion, Saďx, Axel, Demyx, Luxord, Marluxia, Larxene, Roxas, and finally, for ''358/2 Days'', Xion. Most of the names are justified because when a person with a strong will is turned into a humanoid Nobody, Xemnas recruits them and gives them a new name by scrambling the letters and adding an 'x' into it. Even then, quite a few had less-than-average names, with Vexen's (Even) being the most common.
* Avalon Centrifuge, from ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet 2''.
* In the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, we have the title character Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Shadow the Hedgehog, Silver the Hedgehog, Amy Rose, Rouge the Bat, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, and many more.
* Keep in mind that ''Franchise/MegaMan'' is also known as Rockman. Also keep in mind that his little sister is known as Roll. Rock and Roll anyone?
** Then in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, his newer model was just known as ''X'' with ''Zero'' as the Proto Man counterpart.
** Pretty much all of the robot masters and mavericks fall under this description, with a few exceptions.
** Especially in X5, where the NA localization named all the Mavericks after GunsNRoses members, resulting in names like Grizzly Slash, Axel the Red and Mattrex. Even the goofier names like Duff [=McWhalen=] are awesome in a SoBadItsGood sort of way.
* ''VideoGame/WildArms'' took this trope home and married it: Jack Van Burace, Ashley Winchester, Gallows Carradine, the list goes on.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': though they rarely use them Guy, Tear, and Van's birth names are[[spoiler: [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Gailardia Galan Gardios]]]], Mystearica Aura Fende and Vandesdelca Musto Fende.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has "Roggenrola". Yes, a Rock-type Pokémon named after RockAndRoll!
** There's also the Dragon-type Pokémon with axe-blades for its teeth, "'''Haxor'''us", which may also incorporate LeetLingo in the name as well.
** The follow up Pokemon X&Y gave us pokemon such as Aegislash, Barbaracle and Talonflame.
** Additionally, the Water-type specialist Gym Leader of Pastoria City from ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', Crasher Wake (with an equally awesome Japanese name, [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Maximum Mask]]).
** The champion of the third generation in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' is named Steven Stone. That's a [[JustForPun hardcore]] name with bonus points for [[AlliterativeName alliteration.]]
* The Shadows of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' have a lot of cool names. Death Castle, Conviction Sword, Slaughter Drive, Void Giant...and the list goes on and on.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' gives us ''Zex Meteoryte''. Think about it for a second.
** The English translation also gives us "Kor Meteor".
* Hawke, from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. If you're going to set the player character's last name, better make it an awesome one.
** [[ScaryDogmaticAliens The Qunari]] [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep don't have names, just titles]], but the Arishok definitely takes the cake in this regard.
** Fenris. It's not his real name, though, and was given to him by his master to help scare people.
** Mocked in the ''Mark of the Assassin'' DLC; the party is ambushed after speaking to a contact named Edge. [[PirateGirl Isabela]] remarks, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Well, that's what you get for talking to a man named Edge,"]] whereas Anders just says [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude "Edge? That's his NAME?"]]
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the ''Witch Hunt DLC'' has Florian Phineas Horatio Aldebrant, ''Esquire''... also known as "Finn".
* ''[[VideoGame/MagicalVacation Magical Starsign]]'' gives us [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking General Knucklestorm]].
* ''VideoGame/TheDemonRush'' has such names as Cherry Venus, Alberto Mundosold, Kent Buckle, and of course, '''[[EnsembleDarkhorse Brooks Cracktackle]]'''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is chock-full of these, especially in Japanese. The [[GratuitousEnglish Western-sounding]] coolnames includes Lyrica and Layla Prismriver, Wriggle Nightbug, Mystia Lorelei, and Star Sapphire. The Japanese ones are:
** Youki and Youmu ''Konpaku'': "Kon" and "paku" refer to different parts of AnatomyOfTheSoul. They are [[HalfHumanHybrid half-ghosts]].
** ''Eirin Yagokoro'': When you're an immortal genius, your name reflects it: "Intelligence of eternally clear brightness over infinitely extended area".
** ''Shou Toramaru'': star tiger-circle. Also, "-maru" postfix makes one's name sounds more {{Badass}} and manly (she is a {{Bifauxnen}}).
** ''Kagerou'' Imaizumi: Given name means "Shadow Wolf". Makes sense since she's a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]].
** Characters with archaic-sounding names: Fujiwara no Mokou, Mononobe no Futo, Toyosatomimi no Miko.
** The Four Devas of the Mountain (Shuten Douji). Scarlet Devil Mansion (lorded by vampire sisters). [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace The Mound of the Nameless]].
** And that's only the start of it.
* In ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VI'', you can have your party have names like "Roderic", "Diana", "Tracy" and "Zoltan". Also crosses with AerithAndBob.
* ''Warhammer 40k: VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' and its sequel are full of these names, especially with the human characters. Gabriel Angelos, Isador Akios, ''Mordecai Toth''...
* Princess Sveta Czamaral, of the Fang Tribe of Morgal, from ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn''. Bonus points for being one of the only two ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' characters with a canonly-known surname... the other being her brother.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''
** The series has loads of characters with cool names, like [[VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten Valvatorez]] and [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Axel]], which may be expected since most Disgaea characters are demons. Still, when you're a human with a name like [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Almaz von Almandine Adamant]] that's pretty awesome.
** * From ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' Desco. Not cool enough for you? How about what its an acronym for: DEATH AND EXTERMINATION SUBMERSIBLE COMBAT ORGANISM. Add that to the fact that Desco is a {{Moe}} {{Badass}} EldritchAbomination LargeHam.
* Altair ibn La'Ahad from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI''. His name basically translates to "the bastard eagle."
** Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
** Connor Kenway.
* Anghel Higure ("higure" spelled in Japanese with two Kanji meaning 'red') in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' is a parody. He has the real name Akagi Yoshio, but insists on being called Anghel due to believing he is a ridiculous fantasy character with the title "Crimson Angel of Judecca".
* A few examples in ''{{VideoGame/Dota2}}'':
** Banehallow von Ambry, the Lycanthrope
** Darkterror, the Faceless Void
** Razor, the Lightning Revenant
** Purist Thunderwrath, the Omniknight
** Terrorblade, the Demon Marauder
* The Nords and the Dragons in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' pretty much run on this trope. For example, the leader of the rebellion? Ulfric ''Stormcloak''. The name of the main antagonist is Alduin, which translates to '''Destroyer Devour Master''' and just so happens to have the moniker ''World-Eater''.
** A few AwesomeMcCoolname characters from Skyrim worth mentioning:
*** Ulfberth War-Bear.
*** Galmar Stone-Fist.
*** Torbjorn Shatter-Shield.
*** Eorlund Gray-Mane.
*** Jarl Balgruuf the Greater.
*** Idolaf Battle-Born.
*** Mjoll the Lioness.
*** Aela the Huntress.
*** Oengul War-Anvil.
*** Hermir Strong-Heart.
*** Bolgeir Bearclaw.
*** Falk Firebeard.
*** and subverted with [[ADudeNamedDude Vekel the Man]].
** While [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] is the common translation of "''[[YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord Dovahkiin]]''", a more accurate one would be "Dragonkind Hunter Born", which in English could be rendered as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Born Hunter of Dragonkind]]". No wonder the Dragons [[OhCrap crap themselves]] whenever they see [[TheDreaded the Dragonborn]] on the battlefield.
* ''VideoGame/ImmortalSouls'' has the KnightTemplar leader Desmond Benedict [[InsistentTerminology the Third]], enhanced by the fact that he loves to pompously announce the entire thing any time he can find the slightest excuse to do so.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' gives us Abraham Washington, among other such gems as Allistar Tenpenny and Desmond Lockheart.
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has ''Arcade Israel Gannon''. Fuck. Yes. Also, Veronica Renata Santangelo and Raul Alfonso Tejada. From the ''Dead Money'' [=DLC=], God the Super Mutant and Dean Domino. {{Subverted|Trope}} by Rose of Sharon Cassidy ("fancy shit name") and [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot grandmother ninja Super Mutant]] Lilian.
** From ''Fallout 1'' we have The Master.
* Hailing from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', we have Demacia's impossibly prestigious crown prince Jarvan Lightshield IV, Exemplar Of Demacia, as well as his allies, brother and sister Garen and Luxanna Crownguard. Noxus boasts Jericho Swain and Kieran Darkwill, and one could certainly argue that Malcolm Graves is worthy of this trope.
** '''Mordekaiser''' deserves a mention.
* Several in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise.
** Fittingly, the first is the protagonist. Although his real name is simply John, only some close friends and comrades know him as such; to everyone else, he's either Master Chief, Chief, or Spartan. Even better, he scares the ScaryDogmaticAliens so bad they have their own name for him: ''Demon''.
** The Arbiter is a pretty cool title, but there's something about "Thel Vadam" that not only sounds awesome, but fits the character perfectly.
** Forerunners give their children [[NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom Names That Unfold Like Lotus Blossoms]], some of which are pretty sweet: ''Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting'', ''Splendid Dust of Ancient Suns'', and, perhaps coolest of all, ''Glory of a Far Dawn''. Some are simply known by their titles, and don't tell me being known as "The Didact" wouldn't be awesome. But the real prize for this trope has to go to ''[[ActionGirl Bitterness-]][[TheObiWan of-]][[RetiredBadass the-]][[NeverMessWithGranny Vanquished]].''
*** Even better, the Didact's birth name is ''Shadow-of-Sundered-Star''.
** Any Covenant fleet. The one that destroyed Reach was called ''The Fleet of Particular Justice'', while others had as fancy names as ''The Fleet of Righteous Vigilance'' or ''The Fleet of Furious Redemption''.
* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', humanoid bear-people called the Kodan are given some rather flowery but badass names. Enduring Protector, Guardian Infinite Mind, Fleeting Serenity, Worthy Burden and lastly, Taught by Whales. How awesome do you have to be in order to be taught by whales?
* ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' is full of characters with names like Brandon Heat, Balladbird Lee and Bear Walken. Even the morbidly obese {{Gonk}} character is named Bob Poundmax.
* ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'' has Sergeant Rex Power Colt, a [[{{Badass}} Mark IV Cyber Commando]] voiced by Michael Biehn.
* ''VideoGame/LegoCityUndercover'' has the main character, Chase [=McCain=], and his nemesis Rex Fury.
* The ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' spinoff ''Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z'' has Yaiba Kamikaze.
* ''VideoGame/EternalChampions'': Shadow Yamoto, Larcen Tyler, Xavier Pendragon, Jetta Maxx.... This is probably a requirement to enter the tournament.
* ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' has Axel Stone, Adam Hunter, Blaze Fielding, Sammy "Skate" Hunter, Max Thunder/Hatchett and Dr. Zan.
* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' has Celestia Ludenberg, whose real name was [[spoiler:Taeko Yasuhiro]] and she picked that name because [[spoiler:she thinks her old name was very plain and brings her suffering that she'd rather forget,]] and [[spoiler:Mukuro Ikusaba, whose name translates to ''Corpse Warblade.'']] [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 The sequel]] ups the ante by having a character whose ''real name'' is... '''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''' Tanaka.
* ''VideoGame/{{Moebius}}'': Malachi Rector, the protagonist.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' random names can bestow this (or OminousMundanity) on characters (through acquired titles) locations and artifacts.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'', where every single boss has a prominently-displayed name. Some examples of this trope include:
** Titanic Lance, a name befitting of its sheer, six-screen length.
** The lobster mech known as Dual Shears.
** The Coronatus family, including Dark Coronatus, Vermillion Coronatus, and Lightning Cornatus.
** Neon Light Illusion.
** Peace Destroyer.
** The GiantEnemyCrab, Hysteric Empress.
* Many genre names in ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'' and ''VideoGame/PopnMusic'' are made up, but it doesn't stop them from sounding {{Badass}}:
** "KAMAITACHI" and "Sol Cosine Job 2" are classified as "Freeform Hardcore".
** DJ YOSHITAKA has a lineup of songs with the "Hard Renaissance" label.
* For that matter, a lot of song ''names'' in Franchise/{{Bemani}} games as well. Especially FinalBoss songs.
** ''beatmania IIDX 13 [=DistorteD=]'' brings us the FinalBoss of the Cardinal Gate extra stage system, "Nageki no Ki", which translates to "Tree of Lament".
** "perditus†paradisus" from ''beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem'', which roughly means "Paradise Lost" in [[AltumVidetur Latin]].
** ''beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro'' has the penultimate boss of the Legend Cross event, "Thor's Hammer".
** The final boss of the ''Private BEMANI Academy'' event, "Elemental Creation".
** ''VideoGame/ReflecBeat colette''[='=]s [[SeasonalBaggage winter season]] ([[LostForever 2012]]) features an unlock system themed around climbing mountains. The final unlock is called "Valanga", which is Italian for "Avalanche".
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat''
** Johnny Cage
** Kung Lao
** Jackson Briggs
** Noob Saibot
** Kurtis Stryker
** Quan Chi
* CarmenSandiego
* Every member of Delta Squad in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'', but Marcus Fenix, Dom Santiago and Augustus "Cole Train" Cole are standout examples.
* ''VideoGame/SuperTimeForce'' has people named Repeatski, Aimy [=McKillin=], Shieldy Blockerson, and Jef Leppard, among others.
* Joanna Dark, known by the call sign ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' (which is also badass-sounding in its own right). Her name was inspired by [[JeanneDArchetype Joan of Arc]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Mr. Torgue's full name is eventually revealed to be Torgue High-Five Flexington.