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* In the ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} Batgirl]]'' series, Barbara Gordon, the ''original'' ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and at that point the tech-savvy Oracle (although now she's Batgirl again), refuses to call Stephanie Brown by the name "Batgirl" [[LegacyCharacter after she takes over the persona]]. This is for a variety of personal ''and'' professional reasons, and she always refers to Stephanie by her proper name or with various pronouns, always avoiding the actual word "Batgirl." When she finally ''does'' use the term Stephanie recognizes that this signifies her acceptance and approval, and it gives her the motivation to persevere when fighting the Scarecrow.
* In one ''BloomCounty'' storyline, Opus becomes a garbageman but insists upon calling himself a "waste-management artisan". When Milo [[LampshadeHanging calls Opus out on how dumb that sounds]], he asks, "What did UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan call those weapons shipments to Iran?" Milo answers "'Goodwill gifts'", to which Opus replies "I'm a waste-management artist, thank you very much."
* The ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer: Season 8'' comics have Dawn cursed to turn into three things. She would like you to know that the second one was not a centaur, it was a centaurette, which is, as she defined it, a girl centaur.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''
** "Calvin the BOLD demands he be addressed properly."
** "You seem to have mistaken me for some mild mannered youth! I am STUPENDOUS MAN!"
* DeathsHead, of the Marvel universe (and occasionally appearing in the ''[[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho'' comics when Marvel had the license), is a freelance peacekeeping agent. Some call him bounty hunter, but never twice, [[VerbalTic yes?]]
* ''Comicbook/GhostRider'' antagonist and LegacyCharacter "The All-New Orb" literally always refers to himself with that full phrase. Others just call him "Orb" or "The Orb", but he's been very clear what he'd prefer to be known as.
* In the ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} comics, the Nazi head-in-a-jar mad scientist Herman Von Klempt gets ''very upset'' if you call his ape a monkey.
* ''{{Sting}}'': "Klarion... bum bum BUM... the Witch-Boy!"
* In ''{{Magazine/Mad}}'', this is often used for humor. For example, one article described wealthy people's activities less bluntly than poor peoples' ("When you're poor, you vomit. When you're rich... you succumb to a sudden attack of nausea.") Another article tells people to think of others' behavior in worse terms than their own- others are pushy, while you are assertive.
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'': Molly's code-name is '''Princess Powerful'''!
* Max from ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' dislikes being called a rabbit, and instead prefers the term "Lagomorph" or "Hyperkenetic Rabbity Thing." He dislikes being called a "malefactor" too. But for ''really'' insistent terminology, just use a really weird or long word around him. He hates that even more.
* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' brings us [[SerialKiller Fun-Land]]. "Not FUN! FUN-''LAND''!" This being The Sandman, it's actually pretty terrifying: the guy in question ''is'' a child-murdering sociopath hiding behind the mask of an amiable, slightly goofy fat guy who stalks his "prey" in [[MeaningfulName amusement parks]].
* {{Spider-Man}} has been known to correct villains who call him an insect, pointing out that spiders are technically arachnids.
* ''TopTen''
** Vampires in Neopolis prefer [[NotUsingTheZedWord not to say the zed word]]; One, when called a vampire, insists he's "a Hungarian-American with an inherited medical condition."
** Robots, who are victims of FantasticRacism, tend to insist on being acknowledged as "Ferro-Americans" or "Post-Organics".
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