A name given to a character by fan communities. It is sometimes possible to read an entire forum about a show and never see a direct reference to the character's scripted name. A natural result if the producers [[NoNameGiven take too long in providing a character with an official name]].

Sometimes fan communities give nicknames to entire groups of characters, if the series doesn't already give a name. {{Anime}} fans often use [Main Character]-''tachi'', or "the group associated with [Main Character]". Another option is -''gumi'', meaning [Main Character]'s (metaphorical) troop. [[GratuitousJapanese These can also be applied in jest to Western fandoms]]: [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry]]-tachi, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]]-gumi, etcetera.

Note that these aren't specifically limited to characters. Common sets, props, and special effects can also earn nicknames from the fans. Even (parts of) the series ''itself'' can be referred to with a nickname. Works suffering from RecycledTitle syndrome often have a fan nickname to avoid confusion.

See also InSeriesNickname, RedBaron (when the characters do this), PortmanteauSeriesNickname (a sub-trope), and PortmanteauCoupleName (a {{Shipping}} sub-trope). Not to be confused with FanCommunityNicknames, which are names for the communities themselves. Actual canon nicknames used onscreen, however witty, also don't count, unless they were [[AscendedMeme adopted by the producers]] as a ShoutOut to the fans, or are used far more extensively in the fandom than in-{{canon}}. Also compare CanonName, which is a FanNickname applied to a nameless hero who was given that name in adaptations.

''TelevisionWithoutPity'' is a fertile breeding ground for LiveActionTV nicknames.

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* [[FanNickname/{{Anime}} Anime and Manga]]
* FanNickname/ComicBooks
* FanNickname/{{Film}}
* FanNickname/{{Literature}}
* FanNickname/LiveActionTV
* FanNickname/{{Music}}
* FanNickname/ProfessionalWrestling
* FanNickname/{{Sports}}
* FanNickname/TabletopGames
* FanNickname/VideoGames
** FanNickname/{{Video Games A-F}}
** FanNickname/{{Video Games G-M}}
** FanNickname/{{Video Games N-S}}
** FanNickname/{{Video Games T-Z}}
** FanNickname/{{Raocow}}
** FanNickname/TwitchPlaysPokemon
*** FanNickname/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed
*** FanNickname/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal
*** FanNickname/TwitchPlaysPokemonEmerald
*** FanNickname/TwitchPlaysPokemonFireRed
*** FanNickname/TwitchPlaysPokemonPlatinum
* FanNickname/{{Webcomics}}
* FanNickname/WesternAnimation
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!Other examples:

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[[folder:Celebrity]]
* ChrisPine has a variety of nicknames that include (but are not limited to) Captain Fine, Berkeley Nopapz, and most hilariously, Princess Whitelaw.
* MichaelFassbender's fans call him Fassy (he knows that and he's fine with it).
* HughJackman's name is sometimes spelled as "Huge Ackman."
* BenedictCumberbatch is an interesting example. When he's a in a specific state of being, many fans tend to use the suffix 'batch' following an adjective. For instance, if he has his natural reddish hair color, they may refer to him as Gingerbatch. If he is acting in a nerdy/awkward sort a way? He's Dorkybatch. If a fan is referring to a specific body part of Benedict or something else that he owns, fans use the prefix 'cumber'. Examples of this include cumberfeet, cumberjeans, and cumberbum.
** There are also a number of his fans that refer to him as either "Benny" or "the 'Batch".
** In fact, [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/9cfefdfd8a02b963be0c5f8717a73707/tumblr_mmtb3j95BZ1qc318xo1_500.jpg Tumblr shows us]] that, thanks to the utter ridiculousness of his name, virtually any combination of two improbable words of many syllables will work as a nickname for Billiardball Custardbath/Beanbag Comelycat/Burgerking Candygram/etc.
* [[Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal Maggie Trollsbane]] - For her [[SarcasmMode massive popularity]] on Website/{{IMDB}}.
* Creator/TomHiddleston's fans are known to call him "Hiddles" when talking about him.
* In the ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'' fandom, Creator/MishaCollins is sometimes referred to as [=MishMish=] or "The Overlord". He encourages the latter.
** Creator/JaredPadalecki is known as Moose.
*** Jared's son, Thomas, nickname within fandom is Padababy.
** Creator/JensenAckles' unborn daughter is nicknamed Princess Ackles.
* In the ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' fandom, ColinMorgan is known as the ''"Irish Pixie"''. He's also known as Cols.
** After a picture of Colin's bulge went viral within the Merlin fandom on Tumblr, fans now refer to Colin's manhood as "D" or "The D."
** Creator/BradleyJames' nickname within the fandom is "Bradders".
* In ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' fandom, Paul Wesley is known as P-Dub. This is his nickname because his first name Paul starts with the letter P and his last name starts with the letter W; the word "Dub" means Dubya for W. His fan base are known as P-Dubbers.
** Ian's nickname is Smolderhalder or Smoldeypants. His fan base are known as Somerholics.
** Nina's nickname is Neens or Miss Neens. Her fan base are called Dobrevics.
* Creator/MaryMcDonnell has a comparatively small but incredibly devoted fan following on Website/{{Tumblr}}, which likes to come up with fond nicknames including, but not limited to: Mary [=McMagicHair=], Mary [=McFlawless=], and Mary [=McSassypants=].
* RobertPattinson's nickname is R-Pattz. It's been reported that he'd like to strangle whoever came up with the name.
* KristenStewart's nickname is K-Stew.
* KatDennings is "Jewish ChristinaHendricks". Makes sense if you've seen her [[MsFanservice on the red carpet]].
* Music/MichaelJackson was often called "Wacko Jacko" in the years prior to his death.
* DanielRadcliffe's nickname is [=DanRad=].
* Creator/ConanOBrien was nicknamed "Coco" by Tom Hanks. It caught on, and became exceedingly popular during the Tonight Show debacle. Conan absolutely hated it, but has since then reluctantly embraced it (his official website even goes by the name "teamcoco.com". He is, however, horrified that even his own children sometimes call him "Coco".
* KarlUrban is [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Kiwi]] Creator/BruceCampbell, because he's that awesome.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* "Enoby" - Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way in ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. Comes from [[OverNineThousand over 9000]] misspellings in the fic itself. [[NotHyperbole That's not exaggeration-- there are over 9000 misspellings in the story.]] [[http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n71/MagmarFire/800px-Spelling_grammar_errors.jpg?t=1261502577 Even MS Word complains about it.]]
* ''ASadStory'' is known in some circles as "A Bad Story", [[SoBadItsGood with good reason]].
* ''FanFic/HowIBecameYours'' has picked up a couple , such as [[InNameOnly Barbietara]] and [[{{Chickification}} Lobzula]].
** "Zuko the Malevolent Swiss [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Chard]]" has also cropped up in some corners of the Internet.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2554200/1/HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Thirty H's]]'' is the unofficial name for ''FanFic/ThirtyHs'' , a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' Fanfic with a bizarre title [[MindScrew and an even more bizarre story]]. I told you I hate chumpits.
* Some notoriously bad fanfics undergo TheScottishTrope, e.g. ''Celebrian'' being known in some circles as "C*l*br**n".
** Similarly, the ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum usually refer to ''Of Warlords And Pleasures'' as "That Series."
** Blog/ToplessRobot coined the nickname "The Pokemon Story" for ''Rectified Anonymity.''
* ''Fanfic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' has "Cure Cannibal" for Ashley, who took DarkMagicalGirl from [[EvilIsCool cool]] to [[{{Squick}} disturbing]].
* ''FanFic/ToyHammer'' gives us Emma, who in the future would reincarnate into the God Emperor of Mankind (not spoilers because this happens during her introduction). Appropriately, her FanNickname is 'the Emma-peror'.
* ''FanFic/KyonBigDamnHero'''s "Big Damn Harem" which consists of [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi, Yuki, Mikuru,]] [[SixthRanger Tsuruya]] and [[OCStandIn Kanae]].
* "[[DoraTheExplorer Madora The Explorer]]" is one nickname given to Madara in ''Naruto Veangance Revelaitons,'' based on one misspelling of his name. "Madorka" is another.
* [[spoiler:Nightmare Nyx or Queen Nyxie]] or any such variant is used by ''Fanfic/PastSins'' fans when referring to [[spoiler:the aged up Nyx]]... who doesn't act at all like [[spoiler:[[BigBad Nightmare Moon]]]].
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' has a couple of examples in [[BadFuture Dark World]]. First, fans took to calling Dark World!Applebloom "Saint Applebloom" because of her [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth characterization]] in that timeline (which eventually became AscendedFanon). Later on, when [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad Nightmare]] [[IHaveManyNames Eclipse/Paradox]]]] first reveals herself, but before we learn her name, fans took to calling her [[spoiler: Nightmare Ouroboros and Nightmare Encore]]; the first for the [[{{Ouroboros}} recurring motif]] in her reveal, and the latter for [[spoiler: [[GroundhogDayLoop her plan]]]].
* Some websites refer to Dakari-King Mykan, the author of ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn'' and ''FanFic/TheEndOfEnds'', as "Canadian [[{{Sonichu}} Chris-Chan]]", due to similarities in their work..
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[[folder:Politics]]
* British tabloid fans and the more lighthearted monarchy watchers are known to refer to Queen Elizabeth II with her tabloid nickname 'Brenda.'
** To expand, after a BBC documentary was shown in 1969, ''PrivateEye'' magazine gave each member of the Royal Family nicknames to suggest that they were characters in a soap opera. The Prince of Wales is "Brian", the Duke of Edinburgh is "Keith", the late Princess Margaret was "Yvonne" and the late Diana, Princess of Wales was "Cheryl".
* PeterMandelson, [[KnightFever Baron Mandelson, of Foy in the County of Herefordshire and of Hartlepool in the County of Durham]], PC aka "The Prince of Darkness" and "Mandy". (For the love of God, he's even a legitimate Baron! Therefore, now officially a 'Dark Lord'!)
** There was even an instance where he autographed a fan's paper with the phrase 'from the Dark Lord'? ''Confirmation.''
*** As Series/MockTheWeek's Creator/FrankieBoyle put it:
---->"Who made him a Lord?? The Sith?!!"
** So perhaps now "Darth Mandy"?
* [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian senator]] [[SmugSnake Stephen Conroy]] is often derisively referred to as "Conjob", due to his surprise plan (not mentioned during the election) to include a [[MoralGuardians nationwide internet filter]] that the government will have complete control over. This, naturally, is one of his ''kinder'' nicknames.
* Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been nicknamed K-Rudd - 'cause he's down with the youth, y'all.
** His other nickname is the Ruddbot, due to his mannerisms and lack of personality.
*** Those who dislike him also favour "Kevin Dudd".
**** Some also call him [[MemeticMutation "Rudd]][[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} kip".]]
** Some also call him Kevin07, the name of his 2007 Prime Ministerial campaign. [[ViralMarketing Probably intentionally]], said campaign name [[MemeticMutation mutated memetically]] around Australia and gave rise to other nicknames punning upon it, including Kevin24/7 (after his public image of being a singlemindedly work-focused nerd) and Kevin747 (after the amount of international travel he did in his tenure).
* Former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard is sometimes called "Jules" in the media along with some nastier nicknames as well.
* Current Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is called Tone Abet by detractors. This has caused the rise of the nickname Dial Tone.
** He's also known as Typhoon Tony, as a reference to his disbelief in global warming.
* George W Bush was referred to by his middle initial so people wouldn't get him confused with his father in conversation. It quickly degraded from 'double-you' to 'dubya'.
** DaveBarry nevertheless mockingly called him "George W. Bush, jr., III", in reference to George Washington and to his impaired relationship with 41, who [[MiddleChildSyndrome always loved Jeb best]], and to the many tyrannies of Mad King George III of England, as called out in The Declaration of Independence.
*** DaveBarry also called him 'George Herbert Walker Sputumhead Bush' more than once. That name stuck too.
** MollieIvins called Bush "Shrub" in a book of the same name. Liberals everywhere started using it immediately afterwards.
** Some British journalists called him "George Wanker Bush" or a starred version of same.
** How could anyone ever forget "The Wushie"?
** Some Conservatives upset with his softness on border issues took to calling him "Vicente Bush" or simply pronouncing the W as "doble-veh."
** Bush himself tried to get people to know him as "The Decider," apparently unaware that nicknames don't work when they're self-given.
*** A few liberals liked these for entirely different reasons: to mock the fact that Bush is fluent in Spanish, but [[{{Malaproper}} apparently not in English]], despite the fact that English is his first language.
* [[{{Terminator}} Das Governator]], Der Gubernator: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, who served as Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
** In German news shows, his nickname is the grammatically-correct Der Governator.
** He's also been called "[[ConanTheBarbarian Conan the Republican]]".
** He's also been referred to as Herr Gropenfuhrer.
** Since his lovechild scandal (and in reference to some of his more [[MagnificentBastard magnificently bastardish]] exploits) he's been referred to as [[Series/TheSopranos Arnold/Tony Sopranonegger]].
* "Prick Perry" for Texas Governor Rick Perry.
** Also Slick Rick and Governor Goodhair.
* The king of Sweden is dyslexic, earning him the nickname "knugen" among the Swedes. "Knugen" being a jumbled up version of "kungen", which means "the king". (On occasion, he has also been referred to as "the knig" by Swedes talking about him in English)
** Prince Carl Philip has also earned the not-so-distinguished nickname Calle-Phille, or simply CP.
* 4th President of Indonesia, Abdurrahman Wahid, for some reason is usually referred as "Gus Dur". The current President Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, is also affectionally having a nickname "SBY".
* "Teabaggers" started out as a FanCommunityNickname for the American "Tea Party" movement until members caught on to the DoubleEntendre with the sexual act of teabagging. The name is now used as a derogatory nickname by detractors.
* RichardNixon is almost just as commonly called Dick Nixon, or "Tricky Dick." He received that nickname back in 1950, when he ran for the Senate. The fact that the word also refers to a penis is not lost on the people who call him this.
** Likewise, former VP Richard Cheney is almost never referred to as such, and critics of his often just call him "dick" as a loaded term, ie "[[SarcasmMode That sure was nice of you]] to [do whatever action considered to be objectionable], ''dick''."
* Dutch prime minister J.P. Balkenende. Google an image of him to see why he was nicknamed Harry Potter.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Saeed_al-Sahhaf Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf]], the [[http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/ Information Minister]] under Saddam Hussein, was referred to by commentators as "Baghdad Bob" and "Comical Ali" for his famously messy press confrences where he would claim victory was imminent for Iraqi forces fighting against the United States of America, despite things like gunfire being audible in the distance as he talked.
* In Italy, emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria's name was commonly Italianized to Francesco Giuseppe, which in turn was mockingly shortened to Cecco Beppe (Frank Joe in Italian). Austrian soldiers in WWI were called "Cecchini": this word is still in use in modern Italian, only with a different meaning - snipers.
* Camillo Benso, count of Cavour, 19th century Italian politician and leading figure in the Italian unification, was affectionately called "papà Camillo" by the people of Turin. This is somewhat amusing, as students of history recognize him as a MagnificentBastard paralleled in his time only by Bismarck.
* Most major Nigerian political figures are discussed in the press and in public using usually jocular nicknames:
** Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is known as "Baba" for his public image as a domineering father-figure with no patience for opposition.
** Ex-military Head of State and current presidential candidate Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is "IBB" from his initials, but also "Maradona" for "dribbling" the nation with his doublespeak and broken promises.
** Former military Head of State Sani Abacha was "The Basher" as a play on his surname and his harsh dictatorial style.
** Late President Umaru Yar'Adua was "Baba Go-Slow" for his administration's seeming inaction on all issues (understandable considering the guy was secretly suffering from late-stage Churg-Strauss Syndrome, complete with multiple organ deterioration).
* Canadian Prime Ministerial nicknames:
** Sir John A [=MacDonald=] = "Old Tomorrow"
** Louis Saint-Laurent = "Uncle Louis"
** John George Diefenbaker = "Dief the Chief"
*** Also Diefenbalker.
** Lester B. Pearson = "Mike"
** Brian Mulroney = "Lyin' Brian"
** Paul Martin = "Mister Dithers" (not because of his resemblance to the ''{{Blondie}}'' character, but because of his habbit of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dithering.]])
** Stephen Harper = "Steve" (or "Steve-o)," mainly because of his much publicised hatred of the name when GeorgeWBush applied to him.
** Jean Chretien always stylied himself "''Le Petit Gars de Shawinigan''" ("The Little Guy from Shawinigan"), but this was never really popularly used. The term "Shawinigan Handshake," however, is universally used to describe throttling a protestor with his bare hands.
* RonaldReagan earned the nickname "Teflon Ron" due to his ability to keep problems and scandals from sticking to him.
** For similar reasons (and as a reference to his sexual proclivities), BillClinton was known as "Slick Willie".
*** In Mexico, he's nicknamed as ''Vil Gritón'' (Vile/Evil Yeller), a playword of the Spanish phonetics of his name. Also, ''Bill Clitoris'' for the same reasons like in the U.S.
** Reagan has also been called "Saint Ronnie", in reference to the reverence his supporters (who are mostly conservative Christians) have for him. However, since the nickname was given by ''liberals'', it actually qualifies as an IronicNickname.
** During his term he was often referred to as "The Gipper", a reference to one of the characters he played during his acting career.
* BarackObama has more nicknames than anyone can count. There's Lolbama, O{{Disney/Bambi}}, Obama [[OsamaBinLaden bin Laden]], Osabama, Ogabe, Obimbo, Barry Soetoro, [[DirtyCommies Comrade Obama]], [[FunWithAcronyms BO]], [[EpicFail Fail]]bama, the Obamessiah (for his messianic portrayal of himself and of him by his supporters), Obamanation, [[TheSimpsons Doh!Bama]], Bam-Bam, Oba[[MaoZedong Mao]], and so on.
** Barry Soetoro is more of a Conspiracy Theory bait than it is a fan nickname. Supposedly, Barack Obama is really Barry Soetoro, a Kenyan National brainwashed to become a manchurian candidate by the Democratic party. It spins off of an internet hoax on a fake birth certificate created by photoshoppers to troll Birthers like Orly Taitz. The fake was so real, it actually made its way around conspiracy circles, being mentioned on Alex Jones' infowars, [=PrisonPlanet=], and Coast to Coast AM.
** Obama-llama-ding-dong.
** Obanana or just Mr Banana a few times.
** Barack [=OBAMFa=] ('''B'''ad'''a'''ss '''m'''other'''f'''ucker)
*** Is [[MarvelComics Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner]] aware of this acronym?
** Mr. Long-legged [=MacDaddy=].
** Some people will content themselves with over-emphasizing his middle name, apparently believing they have a point.
** Among fans of a [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} certain tabletop game]] he is referred to as the Lord of Change.
** Another recurring one is [[SweetBroAndHellaJeff Barack Obana]].
** [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Obamasnow]].
** Brobama
* Donald Tsang, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, is often called "Bow-tie" thanks to his suit style preferences.
* Current Florida Governor Rick Scott is sometimes referred to as [[Franchise/HarryPotter Voldemort.]] [[http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/1/23/80c41f41-4aec-4a34-a951-0ffd19bcb489.jpg It's not too hard to see why,]] though he's not just called that because of his looks.
** [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] even made fun of this.
---> '''Stephen Colbert:''' A 29% approval rating low. Though he'd probably be doing better if he wasn't trying to kill Harry Potter.
*** Also "Governor [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]]"
* [[TheChancellorsOfGermany German Chancellors]]:
** Angela Merkel: "Mutti", or "Mum". It's kind of flattering at first glance as the "mother to the people", but also has more negative implications of being both a patronizing matriarch and a simplistic housewife. [[IronicNickname Ironically, she has no children.]]
** Gerhard Schröder: "Genosse der Bosse", "Comrade of the Bosses", for his rather TonyBlair-like departure from traditional leftism.
** Helmut Kohl: "die Birne" (the Pear) after a caricature that pictured him as a pear with a face.
** Konrad Adenauer: "der Alte" (the Old One, for being incredibly old--he was first elected at ''73'' and remained in power for 14 years)
* {{Mexico}}:
** Former president Felipe Calderón: "Fecal" (a combination of his first letters of his name and last name)
** The former PRD presidential candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador: "El Pejelagarto" (The Gar Fish) since he's from the Southern state of Tabasco and the gars are from that state, and due of his thick Southern accent. He's also nicknamed (in a very derogative way) as "El Pejendejo" ("The Gar Idiot")
** Former Independent candidate Víctor González Torres: "Dr. Simi" (After the mascot of his chain of drugstores named "Farmacias '''Simi'''lares")
** Current president Enrique Peña Nieto has LOTS of fan nicknames due of the tremendous hatedom he has: "Das Pena, Nieto" ''(Translated as "You Disappoint Me, Nieto", although "nieto" could also be translated as "grandson". Thus it would read "you dissapoint me, grandson")'', "Pena Miento" ("Lying shame" because he caused shame and also his scandal with Televisa where he allegedly payed for polls to be in his favor) plus others.
*** Other nicknames he has: ''Copetón'' (Translated as "Wiggy" due of his haircut) and ''Presidente de Telenovela'' (Soap Opera President)
** Mexican senator and former actress Irma Serrano is nicknamed as ''La Tigresa'' (The Tigress), due to a character she played in a movie.
** Former PRD presidential candidate and senator Cuauhtemoc Cárdenas: ''El Cuatemochas'', a playword of the phonetics of his name.
** Former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo: ''El Volkswagen'' ([[TheAllegedCar The Volkswagen]]), because it was said any idiot could control him.
** Former (as she was arrested) leader of the Mexican Teacher Union Elba Esther Gordillo: [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]], because the [[http://www.changoonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/elba-esther-gordillo-detenci%C3%B3n-changoonga-burla.jpg uncanny look]] to that character. Also, ''La Maestra'' (The Teacher), due to her job.
* "Rick Sanatorium" for Rick Santorum, at least in Denmark. Probably popularized by the comedy section of the newspaper "Politiken". Used as a derogatory nickname, to ridicule his [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain extremism]].[[note]]A sanatorium was technically a facility used to treat tuberculosis, but it was often used as an euphemism for a BedlamHouse, as in "poor [[TheOphelia Ophelia]] got [[TeenPregnancy "infected"]] with the [[StrawFeminist "disease"]] of [[HystericalWoman "consumption"]], so we had to send her away to the sanatorium".[[/note]]
** Of course, the man's name itself is used to refer to [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=santorum something rather indelicate]].
* Mitt Romney has become known simply as "Mittens."
** The Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (R/R) campaign is often called "Rolls-Royce" by detractors since the candidates are perceived to be pandering to the upper class.
* [[ThePope Pope Francis]] is nicknamed in Latin America as ''Papancho'', being a portmanteau of the Spanish word for ''Pope'' (Papa) and the diminutive form of the Spanish version of his name, ''Francisco'' (Pancho)
* Ariel Sharon got the nickname "Arik", an affective short of his first name.
* The western press has given North Korea's Kim Jong-un the nickname "Li'l Kim". The English-speaking Internet seems to prefer "Fat Boy". Chinese and South Korean netizens apparently call him "Fatty Kim III".
* Some Brazilians presidents even sign with their nickname since they are more known by it than their real name. Happened to Lula (Luis Inácio da Silva) and Jango (João Goulart).
** Others presidents are usually remembered by their initial as in FHC (Fernando Henrique Cardoso) and JK (Juscelino Kubitschek).
* UsefulNotes/{{Wisconsin}} Governor Scott Walker: [[Franchise/StarWars Imperial Walker]]
* During World War II, the western press affectionately referred to JosefStalin as "Uncle Joe". Come the Cold War, it begun a new career as an IronicNickname, which remains the predominant usage today.
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[[folder:Military]]
Military technology is covered in nicknames, both official "ReportingNames" used for quick communication and unofficial nicknames. Some of the best...
* Weapons:
** The world-famous AK series gets a number of endearing names, like Kalash, All-Killer, African Credit Card, Kal, Soviet Security, Russian Lover, Avtomat, and more.
** The best names go to the [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns M16 and ilk.]] Favorite nicknames include: M-shitsteen, Jammomatic, The Silent Wonder (no shot = no bang), The Clicker, MacNamara's Bastard, The civil servant (you can't fire it or make it work), The Mattel Toy...
** The underslung grenade launcher for an M16, the M203, is named by soldiers as a forty mike mike.[[note]]The M203 launches 40 '''m'''illi'''m'''eter grenades, and the letter "m" is "Mike" in the NATO phonetic alphabet.[[/note]]
** In a somewhat morbid example (considering the reference point) a common nickname in the swedish military for Claymore-type mines is [[{{Bamse}} Lille Skutt]].
** The ''Stielhandgranate'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_24_grenade 'stick grenades']] of the Germans in UsefulNotes/WW1 and UsefulNotes/WW2 were nicknamed 'potato mashers'. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_masher Compare]].
** The M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle was often called the 'Big Ass Rifle'. The BAR fires the same rounds as the M1 Garand rifle, but is a bit larger in appearance, magazine size, and is automatic. And weighs more than twice as much as the Garand, which at 10 pounds is no lightweight itself.
** The Chinese QBZ-03 assault rifle's macho nickname inside the PLA and some fans is "Hard & Black".
** The Thompson submachine gun had a multitude of nicknames. TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_submachine_gun can show you]].
** Fragmentation grenades are simply shortened to the name 'frags'. Carried over into 'killing an unpopular superior officer' in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, since using a fragmentation grenade to do so would make it impossible to prove the killer did it if no one would say he did, which carried over later to VideoGames (though when used as a verb there, it just means 'kill').
** The M3 submachine gun is generally called the grease gun, having some similarities in appearance to the mechanic's tool.
** The FGM-148 is given the name of Javelin due to its flight path...going from bazooka, up in the air quite a ways, then falling back to earth to the enemy.
** The M2 Browning heavy machine gun has been known as "Ma Deuce" since UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, as "she always has the last word."
** The PHALANX Close In Weapons System (CIWS), an anti-missile Gatling gun and radar combination, is so mechanically complex and breakdown-prone it is said CIWS stands for "Captain, It Won't Shoot!" Also, because of the way it looks, it is sometimes called [[Franchise/StarWars R2-D2]] [[GagPenis with a hard-on.]]
*** Another one, at least when it first came into service, was "Sea Wiz" based on the name.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4.5_inch_Mark_8_naval_gun The British 4.5 Inch Naval Gun]], due to its shape has been nicknamed the [[Series/RedDwarf Kryten gun]].
** The FAMAS rifle is called ''le Clairon'' (the bugle) by French-speaking soldiers, due to its shape.
** The 9x19mm version of the Mauser C96 gained the nickname "Red Nine", due to the large, red 9 engraved into their handles so German soldiers would stop accidentally trying to load 7.63x25mm rounds into them.
*** All C96 Mausers are referred to as "broomhandles" due to the shape of their grip.
** During the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII/WarInEuropeAndAfrica invasion of the Soviet Union in WWII]], the German army was equipped with the 37mm [=PAK=] 38 anti-tank gun. It was so woefully inadequate against Soviet tanks that it gained the nickname "Heeres Anklopf-Gerät" (translates loosely as "Army Device for politely Knocking on tanks").
*** The 88mm [=PaK=] 43 was known as "Scheunentor" (Barn door) due to its size and weight which made it almost impossible to handle in mud or snow.
** The German MG42 machine gun became known to the West as 'Hitler's Buzzsaw' and the Soviets 'Hitler's Zipper.' The gun's extremely high rate of fire - 1,300 rounds a minute give or take depending on configuration - gave it a very distinctive sound when firing.
* Military Aircraft:
** The World's Leading Distributor of [=MiG=] Parts - the F-4 Phantom II, for shooting a lot of the Soviet-built aircraft down. The F-4 has a lot of nicknames, including The Double Ugly, Flying Brick and the Louisville.
*** The German nick is "Luftverteidigungsdiesel", or "The Air Defence Diesel" (its engines trail out black smoke).
*** Another German nickname for the Phantom is "Eisenschwein," which translates to "Iron Pig." It's not the most maneuverable plane in the world.
** Warthog or the Hog - The A-10 Thunderbolt II.
*** This is even better on Osan Air Base in Korea. Where a statue of a Warthog is a major landmark, and referred to as the "Pig on a Stick"
** Grach (rook) - The Russian Su-25 "Frogfoot", from the callsign its pilots used in the Soviet-Afghan War.
** Another well-known Russian machine, Mi-24 "Hind" was nicknamed "Crocodile", probably for its distinctive silhouette and nasty "bite". The Mujahadeen referred to it as "The Devil's Chariot" for its lethal effectiveness.
** Russian fighter jets generally do not have "popular names" like Western aircraft do (such as the F-15 Eagle or F-14 Tomcat), however the [=MiG=]-29's NATO reporting name, "Fulcrum," has become popular among its pilots, making it both this trope and AscendedFanon.
** [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Viper]] - The preferred pilot name for the F-16, which is officially the Fighting Falcon. Don't use the latter around F-16 pilots.
** The B-52 bomber, officially nicknamed the "Stratofortress", is far more often called the BUFF, or "Big Ugly Fat... Uh... Fellow." Yeah. Fellow. That's the ticket.
** The F-111 was known to its pilots in the U.S. as the "Aardvark", a name that was actually made official at its retirement ceremony, the Australians took it further by nicknaming it "the pig". Two possible reasons for this: the charitable one is due to its terrain following radar allowing it to 'hunt amongst the weeds' much like a pig, the less charitable reason is the colloquialism 'pigs might fly'.
*** The EF-111 (electronic warfare variant of the F-111) was known as the "Spark Vark".
** The F-117 is more commonly known as the "Stinkbug." Also called the "Frisbee". Or the "Wobblin' Goblin" due to how it wobbles at slow speeds during in-air refueling.
*** The development aircraft that eventually became the F-117 was nicknamed the "Hopeless Diamond" because the aeronautical engineers had difficulty believing that it could be made to fly.
** The F-15E Strike Eagle is the "Mud Hen."
** The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (''AD'' in the pre-1962 scheme) was known as the ''A''ble ''D''og or the Spad. The latter refers to the French biplane that was the main aircraft of the Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI; as a piston-engined straight-winged aircraft designed during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Skyraider looked ludicrously out of place among the supersonic jets of the Vietnam War.
** The Vought [=F4U=] Corsair was affectionately(?) nicknamed 'the bent-wing bastard from Baltimore' by British pilots.
*** Also the "Ensign Eliminator" for its temperamental flight characteristics.
**** Another Vought fighter that also earned that nickname was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F7U_Cutlass F7U Cutlass]]. Sadly, the Cutlass was nowhere near as good a fighter as the Corsair was, as it didn't have the latter's redeeming characteristics.
*** The Japanese called the [=F4U=] "Whistling Death" due to the noise it made in a dive and its superb kill ratio against their own planes.
** Curtiss' [=SB2C=] Helldiver bomber was called "Son of a Bitch, 2nd Class" even by admirals due to the wide variety of reliability problems and structural flaws, that initially even prevented it from performing its supposed main task - divebombing.
** The F-105 Thunderchief is called "Thud", the B-1 is called the "Bone," the Vought A7 was called the "SLUF" (Short Little Ugly Fellow), if it's an aircraft, chances are that it's crews call it something else. [[http://www.b737.org.uk/aircraftnicknames.htm Here's a webpage of some of them.]]
*** It's worth noting that the B-1 has a proposed second version; the B-1R. [[StealthPun You do the math.]]
** The tiny, notoriously unsafe F-104 Starfighter was often called "The Missile With a Man in It" or, less affectionately, "The Widowmaker", particularly among German pilots who were a disproportionately large portion of Starfighter pilot fatalities. In Italy, it was nicknamed "Bara Volante" (Flying Casket) for the same reason. It was also known in Germany (especially among American servicemen stationed there) as the "Lawn Dart"; wherever it was deployed, it was said that every yard near the base had one stuck in it.
** UAV pilots are sometimes called the "Chairforce" by conventional pilots.
*** And the Air Force in general is called the same thing by the other military branches.
** The [=McDonnell=] Douglas-General Dynamics A-12 Avenger was intended to replace the venerable A-6 during the Nineties, but was canceled due to cost overruns. Its triangular shape, for stealth purposes, earned it the inevitable nickname "The Flying Dorito."
** The Douglas SBD Dauntless divebomber was known as the "Slow But Deadly" to its crews: despite their relative slowness in comparison to the fighters of the time period, [=SBDs=] managed to sink a number of Japanese vessels, most famously the aircraft carriers at Midway.
*** SBD aircrews also had a "positive" kill record (more enemy planes shot down than Dauntlesses killed), an enviable accomplishment for a Naval bomber.
** The SR-71 Blackbird, when it was operational, was nicknamed the Habu, after a deadly snake found on Okinawa, from which the Blackbirds operated.
** The Douglas [=A3D=] Skywarrior was by far the largest plane ever deployed from a carrier, thus the nickname "Whale." When reconfigured for electronic countermeasures, it became known as the "Electric Whale." And, since it had a crew of three and no ejection seats, it was also referred to as "All Three Dead."
** A Popular Mechanics issue from the early nineties had its main article dedicated to the (still widely popular in media back then) F-14 Tomcat. In it, it was revealed that the pilots from the aircraft carriers had nicknamed such fighter "The Turkey" and preferred to fly the F/A-18 Hornets.
** During the Vietnam war, the AC-47 gunship was officially nicknamed the "Spooky", but the massive amounts of smoke it generated when firing its three 7.62mm gatling guns earned it the unofficial nickname "Puff the Magic Dragon".
** The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter used by ThoseWackyNazis was in its heyday arguably the deadliest fighter aircraft in the world, and earned the nickname "[[TheButcher Butcher Bird]]" from the British. Its German pilots called it "Würger", German for "Shrike".
*** For those that don't know, butcher birds and shrikes are the same thing. Specifically, a [[BigBadassBirdOfPrey Little Badass Perching Bird]] with a tendency for [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impalement.]]
** Another UsefulNotes/WorldWarII aircraft, the Il-2 Sturmovik, a sort of spiritual predecessor to the aforementioned A-10 Warthog, was known for its incredible durability and gained a whole slew of nicknames from the Soviets and Germans alike. Among its nicknames are "Concrete Plane", "Flying Tank", "Flying Infantryman", "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Black Death]]", "Iron Gustav", "Tractor", and "Slaughterer".
** The B-26 Marauder earned a number of derogatory nicknames for its high skill demands on the pilot, and the high speeds at which it had to land and take off. "Martin Murderer" was popular at the Marauder training base in Tampa during 1941/1942. The test pilots called it the "Flying Prostitute" because it had "no visible means of support", a reference to its very small wing area in relation to its size.
* Ships:
** "Sprucans"- ''Spruance''-class anti-submarine destroyers, due to the traditional description of destroyers as "tin cans".
** In a related case, after her collision with the guided missile cruiser USS ''Belknap'', the carrier USS ''John F Kennedy'' acquired the nickname "Can Opener."
** The US 'Kidd' class destroyers were originally built under a contract with the Shah of Iran, which was canceled pretty quickly when the Iranian revolution took place in 1979. The destroyers were instead completed and put into US service and where they were known as the "Ayatollah class". Also, due to their naming convention, they were sometimes called the "Dead Admiral class".
** The USS Missouri was one of the top battleships of WWII. It was affectionately nicknamed "The Mighty Mo."
** ''USS Enterprise'' (CVN-65) is also known as the ''Mobile Chernobyl'' due mainly to the fact that she is powered by ''eight'' nuclear reactors, more than any other ship ever built. [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime The designers figured that she'd need as many reactors as a conventional ship would need boilers.]] The later nuclear-powered carriers of ''Nimitz'' class use much more advanced reactors, getting just as much power out of only two. She is also known as ''Three-Quarter Mile Island'', referring to her length (the longest warship ever built) and the ''other'' infamous nuclear reactor incident.
** "Lusty" - HMS ''Illustrious''.
** "The Great White Whale" - SS ''Canberra''
** "The Grand Old Lady" - HMS ''Warspite''
** "Showboat" -- USS North Carolina (BB-55)
** "Big Mamie" - USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
** "The Grey Ghost," "The Lucky E," "The Big E," "The Galloping Ghost" - USS ''Enterprise'' (CV-6)
** "Mobile Chernobyl" - USS ''Enterprise'' (CVN-65)
** "The Big E" - USS ''Enterprise'' (both of them)
*** "The Big E=mc^2" - USS ''Enterprise'' (CVN-65)
** "Already Broke" - USS ''Arleigh Burke'' (DDG-51)
** "Shitty Kitty" - USS ''Kitty Hawk''
** "The Big Stick" - USS ''Theodore Roosevelt'' (CVN-71)
** "The Fighting I" and "The Evil I" - USS Intrepid (CV-11). (Intrepid had famously bad luck during WWII.)
** "Ike" - USS ''Dwight D. Eisenhower'' (CVN-69)
** There's a couple of standards in the US Navy that apply to ships in particular categories: A ship with low morale may often be referred to by its crew as "Cell Block [hull number]" and a ship that rarely leaves port may be called "Pier [hull number]" or "Building [hull number]."[[note]]Note this particular nickname only works if the number is higher than 14 or so, depending on how many piers the actual base has. May or may not work with buildings, which usually have letters and numbers.[[/note]]
* Armor
** Early life jackets - Mae West, because wearing one gave you [[GagBoobs ginormous bosoms]] like Wests'.
* Tanks:
** The earlier, gasoline-fueled versions of the M4 Sherman tank, mostly used by the British, were frequently called "Tommy Cookers" or "Ronsons" after the lighter that lit every time. Later versions, however, used diesel.
** Diesel didn't enter into it (most of the British Shermans were diesels), the fire risk came from exposed ammunition.
** Diesel tanks were, if anything, more likely to get their crews killed than gasoline powered ones due to the poor power response (and consequent sluggish response of the tank) of diesel engines of the era.
** Soviet tank destroyers, such as the SU-85 and SU-100, were sometimes called "Zookeepers", after the fact that their primary targets, German heavy tanks, were commonly named after big cats (most famously the Tiger and Panther).
** The M3 Grant was a predecessor to the Sherman, and under Lend-lease, quite a few were shipped to Russia during WWII. It quickly became known as "a coffin for seven brothers."
** M3 Stuarts, not to be confused with the above example, were a light tank that was Lend-leased to the British, where it was quickly coined as "Honey" due to its good handling and reliability.
** The German Hummel was a self-propelled artillery piece. Hitler ordered the nickname dropped, however, as he thought "Bumblebee" was inappropriate for a fighting vehicle.
*** Similarly, the Sturmpanzer 43, a variant of the Panzer IV medium tank, was known as both the Brummbär ("grumbler") and the "Stupa".
** The Israeli ''Magach''-series is named after a seldom used Hebrew word meaning "Ramming hit". Since not many have heard it, they've come up with explanations like "Movil Gviyot Charukhot" (charred bodies carrier, early models had troubles with flammable hydraulics fluid), "Meshupa Gahon" (one with sloping belly) and "Mechonat Giluach Hashmalit" (electric shaving machine).
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* "Blandthony" or "Blanthony", and "PornStache" are two common nicknames for Anthony from ''ForBetterOrForWorse'' in reference to his milquetoast personality in comparison to Liz's other suitors and his distinctive mustache, respectively.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', a talking cat was introduced for a few appearances. Fans dubbed him "Catbert" (after "Dogbert" and "Ratbert") in their requests for more of the character, and Scott Adams, deciding that whenever fans spontaneously and independently name a character for you suggested you were on to something, [[AscendedFanon adopted the name officially]] and made Catbert a recurring character as the Human Resources Manager at Dilbert's work place.
* TheComicsCurmudgeon has dubbed the AnthropomorphicPersonification of death from ''FunkyWinkerbean'' "Masky [=McDeath=]". It caught on among the commentators.
* Original Patty is a nickname given to a character from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' to distinguish her from Peppermint Patty.
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[[folder:TV Networks]]
* "Aunty" is the nickname of both Creator/TheBBC in the UK and Creator/TheABC in Australia, the latter in imitation of the former.
* UnitedStates
** {{Main/TBS}} was nicknamed "The Beastmaster Station" in the 1990s due to its frequent showings of ''TheBeastmaster''.
** {{HBO}} was nicknamed "Hey, Beastmaster's On!" for reasons stated above.
** When Creator/CartoonNetwork underwent its infamous NetworkDecay of live-action shows in 2009-11, many naysayers called it "The Live-Action Network" or simply "The Network".
** {{Creator/ABC}} is sometimes called "The Alphabet Network" because..well, guess.
** {{Creator/NBC}} is often called "The Peacock Network" because of its famous logo.
** {{Creator/CBS}} was called the "network for the living dead" in the 1980s due to its programs gearing more towards older audiences.
*** Likewise, it was called "the Tiffany network" in the 1990s due to aiming toward younger audiences.
*** The network was nicknamed "Can't Broadcast Sports" when it lost the broadcasting rights to the NFL in 1994.
** FoxNewsChannel: "Faux News: False and Biased" because of the network's very right-wing slant despite their own claims of being "fair and balanced."
*** Its left-oriented competitor MSNBC is sometimes said to stand for "Mostly Shit, Never Been Corrected". Also, "Most Socialist Network on Basic Cable".
** In its early years, Creator/TheHistoryChannel was called "The Hitler Channel" for the large number of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII based programs on it.
** A&E (Arts & Entertainment) was basically ''The World War II Channel'' in its early years.

* {{Mexico}}
** TV Azteca: Oh boy, since the ''Azteca'' part of their name refer to the Aztecs, they got lots of these, based in some Mexican native tribe:
*** TV Huasteca
*** TV Olmeca
*** TV Chichimeca
*** TV Aztecaca (Literally, ''TV Aztecrap'' or TV ''I-shit-on them'')
*** TV Apesta (Literally, ''TV Sucks'', due to their NetworkDecay)
** {{Televisa}} has lots of them too:
*** Telerisa (Telelaugh)
*** Tenebrisa (Pormanteau of Televisa with ''Tenebroso'', translated as ''Creepy'')
*** Teidiotiza (They dumb you out)
*** Telemierda (Tele-shit)
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[[folder:Other]]
* Many of the trope names listed here on TVTropes could ultimately be considered fan nicknames, or at least fan nicknames of literary conventions established elsewhere when applied to a specific show, genre, or situation.
* Since almost every product by Apple follows the pattern if the lowercase letter "i" and one single word (iPod, iPad, iTunes, iPhone,) the iPod Touch has always stood out, so many people have simply shortened it down to "iTouch."
* [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Scilons]] for [[ChurchOfHappyology Scientologists]] by Anonymous; also "clams" by the protesters, particularly the pre-Chanology ones, at [=OperationClambake.com=] due to one of Creator/LRonHubbard's "thought experiments" being to imagine clams "snapping open and shut! Open and shut! Open! Shut!" on a beach (I think it had something to do with perceiving the universe or thetans).
** Clams are what Hubbard believed humans had evolved from. (Being Hubbard, research failure is a given.)
** Replacing the s in any of these, including the real name, with a $ is also quite common. This happens to Micro$oft too.
* The 1970s style handlebar mustache is popularly known as the "PornStache".
* Australian free-to-air television network {{SBS}}, jokingly said to stand for "Sex Between Soccer", or "Sex, Blood and Soccer".
* Leona Helmsley was referred to as the "Queen of Mean" (see TheOtherWiki for details)
* In the various entertainment industries (i.e., not just one in particular), if the offspring of a previously (or even still) well-known celebrity becomes a celebrity in their own right, those unfamiliar (or even familiar) with the fame of the parent will often refer to the parent as "[offspring]'s [parent]". For example, Lionel Richie has been referred to by fans of his (adopted) daughter Nicole Richie as "Nicole's father".
* Due to a prank that sparked an edit war over on TheOtherWiki on the day his papacy was announced (and the fact that he and Ian [=McDiarmid=] look more than a little alike), Pope Benedict XVI is still called Pope ''[[Franchise/StarWars Sidious]]'' in some parts of the interwebs.
** Also Emperor Popeatine or Darth Benedict. (The resemblance sparked a lot of commentary.)
** Due to his history in the Hitler Youth and somewhat strained relationships with some influential Jewish organizations, some people refer to him as "Pope Nazi".
* Metformin, the front-line medication for type 2 diabetes, can have a disruptive effect on the digestive system, especially for those still acclimating to it, leading to the nickname 'metfartmin'.
* Electronics and the stores that sell them are rich veins of Fan Nicknames. For instance, the Blackberry series of mobile phones (many other functions) have been nicknamed Crackberries: like the concentrated form of cocaine known as "crack", the things are very expensive and either massively addictive or something you need rehab to get away from.
** For another example, the first USB mice Apple produced for release with the then-new iMac received the uncomplimentary nickname "hockey pucks," both for the ridiculously non-ergonomic design and for the best use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apple_iMac_USB_mouse.jpg their shape]] permitted for them.
* capslock_atla has given Creator/MNightShyamalan, Director of the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' LiveActionAdaptation ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', some nicknames such as Shamwow, Shampow, Shamallama, Shamalamadingdong and Shamalamadingdongthewitchisdead. Recently, Shame-a-lon and Sham-a-lon have become appropriate.
* The South London district of Newington is far more commonly known as "Elephant & Castle", to the extent that even London Transport call it that. The name comes from the fact that one of London's several "Elephant & Castle" pubs stood there (there's still a pub of that name there, but whether it's the original or a successor thereto is unknown). Several explanations for where the pub name comes from have been proposed, but the popular one that it is derived from "The Infanta de Castile" has little going for it.
* It's very rare to find an account of Wild Bill Hickok's death or a discussion of his murderer without the phrase "the coward Jack [=McCall=]" coming up at least once.
* In Chicago the sculpture named "Cloud Gate" is universally known as The Bean... Much to the artist's annoyance.
* Also in Chicago, the newly-renamed "Willis Tower" is still the Sears Tower. We don't care who owns it now, it's still the Sears.
* Chicago again, the Marina Towers highrise is sometimes called "{{Wilco}} Towers", having appeared on the cover of ''Yankee Hotel Foxtrot''.
* In February of 2010, Washington D.C., which typically shuts down for a mere three or four inches of snow, received more than ''thirty'' inches in one week. Residents have used a number of nicknames of varying levels of cleverness to the experience, but the two most common are definitely "Snowpocalypse" and "Snowmageddan."
* In downtown Vancouver, just outside one of the skytrain stops, is a sculpture universally referred to as [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/32118911@N05/4344901265/ the big ball of tin foil.]]
* The Japanese TV Stations TBS (Not the US one) and MBS are called "The RealRobot Network" due to the abundance of Real Robot shows that aired there since the 2000's.
* Similar to the above, Korean TV stations SBS and KBS are referred to as "Some Bull Shit" and "Korean Bull Shit" by the in country American military.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gherkin 30 St. Mary Axe, London,]] is rarely referred to by its address or its official name, the Swiss Re Building as, due to it's distinctive shape, most people call it The Gherkin. It's unlikely that this will ever change.
* Nicknames have been a big NASA thing.
** Vomit Comet: The KC 135 weightlessness trainer
** Flying Bedstead: The LLTV, or Lunar Landing Training Vehicle
** LM: Lunar Module, but pronounced 'Lem' after the old Lunar Excursion Module name
* The HugoAward category "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form" is sometimes called "Best ''Series/DoctorWho'' Episode", as that show has dominated the category since it returned to air (the only exception being ''DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' winning in 2009)
* Many tragedies have their own nicknames
** The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are usually called "September 11th (terrorist) attacks", the "9/11 attacks" or simply "9/11".
** The shootings at Columbine High School were called "Littleton" around the time it actually happened, but it now goes almost exclusively by "Columbine".
** The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary are alternatively called "Sandy Hook" or "Newtown", with the latter being used a little more often.
* Most pre-installed figures for 3D posing programs (like Poser, Daz Studio, Bryce etc. etc.) have their own name (e.g. Victoria is probably the most used female figure, and usually nicknamed "Vicky"), but the figures of Poser 4 (and downward) weren't named by their vendors. The 3D scene calls them Pos(s)ette and Dork.
* Among JackTheRipper historians, Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly [[note]] or "Marie Jeanette Kelly", depending on the source[[/note]] are commonly referred to as "the Canonical Five" (that is, the five women that are universally agreed to be victims of the original Ripper, rather than one of his copycats or contemporaries).
* The V of Doom: The Creator/{{Viacom}} logo used in the mid-to-late 1970s known for having its logo race towards you as a synth horn blares accompanied by a timpani drum.
** The S from Hell: The Creator/ScreenGems logo used in the late 1960s known for the "screeching" synth horn as its logo forms.
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[[folder:Scale models]]
Note: some of these are also used by {{LEGO}} fans.

* The Carpet Monster / Feeding The Carpet Monster: Losing small parts that fall off the desk or workbench. Every modeller fears the Carpet Monster.
* Rivet Counter: usually derogatory nickname tending to refer to the StopHavingFunGuys of scale modeling. Though sometimes it just means someone has an eye for tiny details, more usually it refers to people obsessed with scale accuracy even in ways nobody but them will ever see on the finished model.
* AMS: After-Market Syndrome, a terrible condition where modelers find themselves instinctively detailing every model they buy to a ludicrous extent with photo-etch and other aftermarket parts.
* Trumpy: Trumpeter Models.
* DML: Dragon Models Limited.
* PE / PE Parts: Photo etched metal, a medium often used for particularly small or fine details that wouldn't be practical to make in molded plastic.
* Build pile: Term used for any kits you haven't yet made to imply an order that seldom exists.
* WEM: White Ensign Models, a company mostly specialising in aftermarket warship parts.
** Mad Pete: Peter Hall, WEM's chief designer. So called for the incredibly fine details of the company's products, such as ''windscreen wipers'' for a 1:350 scale battleship.
* GMM: Gold Medal Models, another company mostly specialising in aftermarket warship parts.
* Sinkhole: An area on a model where the plastic has warped inwards, typically due to something on the other side.
* Ejector pin mark / Knock-out mark: Usually shallow depression on a kit where a metal pin is used to punch a sprue out of a mold. The bane of the Rivet Counter.
* Flash: Thin excess plastic around the edges of kit parts, caused by molds not fitting together firmly.
* Motorisation Hole: Large holes present in the undersides of many 60s / 70s armoured vehicle kits which were originally intended to have battery-operated motors installed.
* Link-and-length: One method of assembling track links for armoured vehicles, consisting of several "lengths" of track links cast as single pieces (typically the top and bottom runs) with the remainder seperate "links" which have to be manually attached to each other.
* CA: Cyanoacrylate, better known as superglue.
* Dio: Short for diorama, an extended model base involving scenery. Many model contests require at least one vehicle in a diorama and use the term "vignette" to refer to a dio without any vehicles in it.
* Aztec stairs: Ship modelling term for crudely molded plastic kit stairs more closely resembling the side of a stepped pyramid than anything that might concievably be fitted to a ship.
* Kitbash: Model made from two or more seperate kits. Directly mentioned in the various incarnations of ''Star Trek'' -- if you see a new (and/or odd-looking) space-station or ship, chances are it was constructed via kitbashing.
** "Kitbash" has also worked its way into {{Transformers}} fandom to refer to the same phenomenon: custom figures constructed by incorporating parts other than those originally from the figure being customized.
* Scratchbuild: Model made largely or entirely from basic materials rather than manufactured ones.
** A common epithet among scratchbuilders is to call a model kit a "shake-the-box" kit, on the implication that [[RatedMForManly Real Men Scratchbuild]] because all you have to do to assemble a kit is shake all the parts around in the box that it came in. Has expanded to be applied by non-scratchbuilders to some excessively easy/beginner-level kits, too. Also applies to kits that are factory-packaged with their pieces loose in the box instead of on sprues, and thus might not be complete even when new. This usage is closest to the term's roots in field repair of combat vehicles, where often all one could do was shake the parts box and hope.
* OOB: Out Of the Box, building a kit only from the parts actually included, plus paint and glue. Also called "Box Stock".
* Factory Stock: A model that's exactly as built by the the ''subject's'' manufacturer. May or may not be Box Stock. Used mostly in car modelling.
* Bitz Box: A box of all the excess arms, guns and other add-ons that come with Games Workshop models, and are saved for later customisations. Games Workshop, recognizing this trend, started ''advertising'' how many extra bits came with given models. Also called the "parts box".
** AMT had been advertising 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 (stock, customized and race) versions of their car kits as far back as the late '50s, so it's not a new thing in any way.
* Revellogram: Revell-Monogram.
* Darkside: NASCAR race car, pre-early '70s
* Mainstreamer: Car that's been converted from the high performance or otherwise top-of-the-line version as kitted, to a middle-of-the-line spec.
* Light commercial: Pickup truck, cargo van and sometimes civil emergency vehicles.
* NNL: Model show/contest where each entrant gets to vote best in each category, as opposed to a "people's choice" where everyone who ''comes through the doors'' gets a vote (usually won by a large-scale red '57 Chevy)
* 1:1 (pronounced "one to one"): The real thing.
* Promo: Factory-built models commissioned by the vehicle's manufacturer.
* Annual: Car or light truck kit that was updated yearly to reflect the latest version of the kit's subject. Usually based on the same tooling as a promo.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' due to its various incarnations in many different media is being put here. Most of the nicknames are used to differentiate between the different versions.
** Leroux!Phantom, Leroux!Erik - [[Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera The original book version]]. This one wears a black cloth mask over his whole face, has a skull-like face, doesn't have a nose, and smells like death.
** Kay!Phantom - The version from the Susan Kay novel. Noted for wearing a white whole mask, has an addiction to opiates, is a chick magnet until he takes the mask off, and apparently had a kid with Christine.
** Crawford!Phantom - This refers generally to the ALW stage version, which is typically portrayed as a distinct entity from the movie version below. The name comes from the actor who originated the part, Michael Crawford.
*** While the Usenet newsgroup Rec.Theatre.Musicals was at its most vital, Michael Crawford himself was almost universally called "The Pants".
** Gerik, Movie!Erik, Movie!Phantom - All are commonly used to identify the version from the [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004 Andrew Lloyd Webber movie adaptation]] despite how many movie versions actually exist. The first name is a portmanteau of the name of the actor who portrayed the titular character and said character's actual name despite it never being said once in either the stage or movie version.
*** Third degree sunburn - The phantom's "deformity" in the ALW movie.
*** The Dread Pirate Roberts Dancers - the background dancers in the "Point of No Return" scene in the ALW movie. Usually somewhat derogatory.
** The Fop - A general derogatory nickname for Raoul. You can guess which part of the fanbase uses this one. Use it with ''extreme'' caution -- calling Raoul a fop on certain sites will result in, at best, a lot of virtual eye rolling and pointed inquiries as to whether or not you have read a) the original novel or b) a dictionary.
* The sequel to ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'', gained the derisive nickname "Paint Never Dries"; that Andrew Lloyd Webber was fined for painting the Adelphi Theatre didn't help matters.
* While the emcee character in ''Theatre/{{Mystere}}'' has the name Moha-Samedi, he's often referred to as "The Man in Pink" due to his brightly-colored suit.
* ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' contains--[[SpellMyNameWithAnS depending on which version of the script you're reading]]--either [[ThoseTwoGuys two guys]] named Salerio and Solanio or two guys named Salarino and Solanio and a third guy, a messenger, named Salerio. Either way, these two (or three) characters have long been known to actors as "the Sallies" or "the Salads".
* To superstitious actors, Macbeth was often dubbed as "[[TheScottishTrope The Scottish Play]]".
* In the rock musical ''Rent'', Mark's scarf is sometimes referred to affectionately as "the Marf."
* [[TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir The Fresh Prince of]] [[{{Hamlet}} Denmark]].
* Enjolras's [[IconicOutfit red-and-gold vest]] in ''LesMiserables'' sometimes goes by the affectionate nickname "the Red Vest of Doom."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toys]]
* Franchise/{{LEGO}}: '[[CrackIsCheaper The Danish Crack]]''.
** ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' has its share:
*** Nicknames for the Matoran setlines: "[=McToran=]" (due to being available through McDonalds) for the original Tohunga toys when that name got dropped for legal reasons; "[=MoLtoran=]" for the ''Mask of Light'' Matoran; "Metruan" for the Metru Nui Matoran; "Voyatoran" and "Doomtoran" for the Voya Nui Matoran (the latter coming from the book title ''Island of Doom''); "Mahritoran" for the Mahri Nui Matoran; and "Kardatoran" for the Karda Nui Matoran.
*** "Olda" and "Mata" for the team name of the original Toa. [[{{Retronym}} "Mata" later became official.]]
*** Kratana for the Kraata/Krana hybrid.
*** Fauxrok or Fohrok for the fake Bohrok.
*** ''Bonkles'' for the theme in general.
* The Red Strike series version of the {{Nerf}} Recon CS-6 is called the Habenero, due to it looking similar to a gun of that name in an early Nerf video game.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** See FanNickname/WesternAnimation and FanNickname/{{Film}} for terms specific to the cartoons and the live-action films respectively.
** [[KibblesAndBits Kibble]]: Parts of the alternate mode that protrude noticeably from the robot mode. Toys with excessive amounts of kibble are often referred to as "shellformers" (in that their alternate mode is basically a kibble "shell" that wraps around the robot inside).
** Shelfwarmer: A toy that, for whatever reason, ends up under-selling or over-distributed, resulting in large numbers of unsold toys taking up space on retail shelves. Inspired by the sports term "benchwarmer."
*** The Hive or The Swarm: In the toylines for ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Dark of the Moon]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', toys of [[KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee]] were significantly over-represented in case assortments, resulting in large numbers of unsold Bumblebees shelfwarming after everyone who wanted one had managed to acquire him.
** Shirt and Pants: Refers to the "Powerlinx" combination gimmick possessed by some Autobots in the ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' toyline. Two Autobots with this gimmick could combine together into a single super robot, with one forming the upper body and the other forming the lower body, and every Transformer with the gimmick had both an upper body ("shirt") mode and a lower body ("pants") mode (in addition to the standard robot and vehicle modes).
** Trailguy: The Autobot Trailbreaker, who is now officially known as Trailcutter due to copyright issues. (The ''Spotlight: Trailcutter'' comic, written by [[ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye James Roberts]], gives an in-story reason for the change in names.)
* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
** See WesternAnimation for terms specific to the cartoons.
** Fakie: A toy not made by {{Hasbro}} but made to look like a My Little Pony.
** Bait: A pony that's so badly damaged that it's only good for customization.
** Nirvana: Ponies of international origin.
*** Argie: Ponies made in or exclusive to Argentina.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** "Naruhobo" for Phoenix's appearance in ''Apollo Justice'', from his Japanese name (Ryuichi Naruhodo), [=HoboPhoenix=], Hobonick or Hobonix, for the same reasons.
** Edgey - Edgeworth. Used by Larry Butz in the first game.
*** Edgey-poo - Used by Wendy Oldbag in the games.
** Bratsworth - The younger Edgeworth as he appears in case 4 of ''Trials and Tribulations'' and case 4 of ''Ace Attorney Investigations'', from his smug attitude and extremely youthful appearance.
** Evil Phoenix - Don Tigre's de facto English name before the game was translated.
** Busty Glory - Fan nickname referring to [[SexyMentor Mia Fey's]] [[MsFanservice prodigious]] [[MostCommonSuperpower assets.]] Named from a topic at GameFAQs that wondered why Phoenix never asked Mia what it's like in the afterlife, as the potential was right there in all its 'busty glory.'
*** The Fey Twins - the other nickname.
*** And yet one more: [[{{Sealab2021}} D-Cups Full Of Justice!]]
** Dickhead - Daryan Crescend, because of his hairdo and personality.
** [=Loliziska/Bratziska=] - The younger version of Franziska, from the same time period as Bratworth.
** Japanifornia - The setting of the (English) games, which is an odd mix of Japanese culture and architecture with what's supposed to be a city in California.
** "The Liar Hawthorne" or just "Liar Hawthorne" for Dahlia Hawthorne, just to drive the point home [[ObviouslyEvil that she's evil]]. For those who like it even more obvious, there's also "The Liar Has-Thorns".
** Super Objection - The '''''Objection!''''' at the very end of ''Trials and Tribulations'', when [[spoiler:Mia's ghost appears next to Phoenix when he calls Godot out]].
** "Toasterface" for Godot, because of his visor's slight resemblance to one.
** ''Key Lady'' was in use for Kay Faraday, before her English name was revealed. Also, Jacques Portsman was often called "''Dennis''" because it sounds similar to "Tennis", in order to go with the series' {{Punny Name}}s.
** [[MemeticBadass Detective Tyrell Badd]] has been affectionately nicknamed Detective [[IncrediblyLamePun Baddass]], 'cause, you know... He's badass.
** ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations 2]]'': As for now, Hakari Mikagami and Yumihiko Ichiyanagi are both known as, respectively, "Judgette" and "Bakahiko" to the western fanbase. Meanwhile, Marie Miwa from case two is "[[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Olga's Mom]]".
** Logicgasm, from Investigations. Edgeworth has an epiphany, and gains several Logic "dots" at the same time.
** Athena Cykes from ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' has gathered names such as ''Branchhair, Yellow Girl'' and ''Artemis'' for those who either support the theory that she is related to VisualNovel/{{Apollo|JusticeAceAttorney}} [[spoiler:and the Gramaryes]] or took special notice of her archery glove and moon-shaped earring. (The moon and archery are both attributes of the goddess Artemis)
* ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}''
** Cockroach - Furukawa Nagisa, for her HairAntennae. Often used in a derogatory way by [[DieForOurShip Kyou/Ryou/Kotomi/Tomoyo fans.]]
** /a/ has been referring to Tomoya Okazaki as the Clannadman.
** CLANNAIDS is a detractor nickname.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''
** Team Purple - Yuri pairing of Rider and Sakura, as they've both got purple hair.
** Sader - A horrifyingly OffModel knock-off of a Saber figurine.
** "Mana Transfer" - Sex, per the {{Nasuverse}} DeusSexMachina tendencies.
** Fate[=/=]StayInTheKitchen - Nickname for Shirou's ideas about women.
** [=GARcher=] - Archer, for which the term [[MemeticMutation GAR]] was originally coined for.
** [[{{Mondegreen}} Angry Man Jew]] - For [=Avenger/Angra=] Mainyu, who was sacrificed against his will to become the embodiment of all the evils in the world, and thus save his village in the process. Basically he's Jesus, and he's not happy about it.
** Excaliblast - Excalibur's SwordBeam, thanks to its WaveMotionGun properties.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''
** K1 or K - Keiichi Maebara. A legitimate translation of his name ("Kei" being the pronounciation for K, and "ichi" translating to "one".) The latter is used in-series as an alternate persona.
** Cleaver Girl - Rena Ryuugu, for her iconic WeaponOfChoice.
** Droopy, Nurse Droopy, or Droopy-tan - Takano, for her perpetually stoned (and droopy!) appearance.
** Mr. Delicious - Kuraudo Ooishi, because of his name's closeness to ''oishii'', which means "delicious". His appearance and drawl don't hurt, either.
** Shmion - The collective name for the Sonozaki identical twins, Mion and Shion, due to being CreepyTwins with a tendency to TwinSwitch, including [[spoiler:an unintended ''permanent'' switch when they were younger. So Shion is really ''Mion'', and when she's pretending to be Mion, she's actually acting like Shion! At one point even ''Shmion'' gets confused about who she is, although she was under a lot of stress at the time, what with all the killing.]]
** That Psycho Yandere Chick Who Tortures Everyone - Shion as a result of the events of the Cotton Drifting/Eye Opening arcs. Influenced by NeverLiveItDown.
* ''{{Kanon}}''
** Kyonichi/Kyuuichi - Yuuichi, for having similar looks/personality and the [[Creator/TomokazuSugita same seiyuu]] as Kyon of ''[[Literature/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''. The shared VA is used for a ShoutOut gag in ''{{Kanon}}'' at one point, with Yuuichi suddenly narrating like Kyon out loud.
* ''KatawaShoujo''
** [[SarcasmMode The Master of Romance]]: Hisao, for his being a CluelessChickMagnet.
* ''{{Morenatsu}}''
** [[{{Anime/Pokemon}} Brock]] - Kyouji, due to having EyesAlwaysShut
** [[spoiler: Option B]] - Shin's [[BadEnding worst]] [[DownerEnding ending]], [[spoiler: which involves Hiroyuki raping Shin, and is named for the choices that crop up late in the route that can trigger it.]] Thankfully, it's easily avoidable.
** Orange - Soutarou, due to , well.. his orange fur.
** Sotato - Soutarou again, after a bizarre [[RougeAnglesOfSatin misspelling]] in the translation patch during his and Kyouji's [[BeachEpisode beach scene.]]
* ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''
** Nice Boat - Name for series itself. Just before the planned airing, a RL murder occurred in Japan and it was decided that the murder in the last episode hit a bit too close to home thus it was replaced by a place-holder program titled "Nice Boat". Perhaps by coincidence, the final scene shows Kotonoha on her private boat, [[spoiler:cradling Makoto's severed head]].
* ''{{Tsukihime}}''
** "The Gland", "The Tohno Gland": fan-explanation for Shiki's ability to attract [[ChickMagnet any female, any species.]] It's pheremones.
** Miss Blue (or [[TheRedBaron THE Blue]]), Magic Gunner: Aoko, whose first name means "Blue Child" in Japanese. Naturally, her hair is ''red''.
*** Possibly as an extension of the fact that [[Literature/KaraNoKyoukai her sister]] is canonically nicknamed "Red", or "Dirty Red"....[[BerserkButton only not to her face]].
*** Actually, Aoko's natural hair color is Brown. Ironically enough, Touko's (The above-mentioned sister) original hair color is ''Blue''... which she also dyed Red. (Seems that ItRunsInTheFamily.) And her name means "Bitter Orange Child." [[DysfunctionalFamily Feel free to get confused.]]
** Sensei: Shiki Tohno's nickname for Aoko.
** Brainwasher Detective: Hisui, from one of the Bad Endings in Kagetsu Tohya, Tsukihime's "sequel." Her line, "Anata '''wa''' hannin desu!" ("You are the criminal!") was misprinted in the game as "Anata '''wo''' hannin desu!" ("You, become the criminal!") and the developers liked it so much, "Brainwasher Detective Hisui-chan" was born.
** Red Lion, [[spoiler: Crimson Red Vermillion: Kouma Kishima]] in Kagetsu Tohya.
** Satsujinki: Nickname for Shiki Tohno, whose Mystic Eyes of Death Perception [[spoiler: might become so powerful that he's forced to keep himself blinded once his glasses won't work, in the part joke, possibly-canon "Tsukihime 2: The Dark Six."]]
** Broomstick Girl Magical Amber, Mister Chin, Aproned Devil, Thieving Cat: All four of these are for Kohaku. There's also a fifth nickname occasionally given to her: [[spoiler: Nanaya... but only after she loses her memory after nearly killing herself in her path in Tsukihime.]]
** The Serpent of Akasha: [[spoiler: Michael Roa Valdamjong.]]
** Capslock-kun: [[spoiler: SHIKI. The * REAL* SHIKI, not the fake one who took over his name and identity... AKA Shiki Nanaya.]]
** Sacchin, [[spoiler: Badluck Vampire]]: Yumizuka Satsuki. The latter nickname only applies to her [[spoiler: after she becomes a vampire]] during the Far-Side paths of the game. Bonus: When that happens, she gains [[spoiler: CuteLittleFangs]].
** The Russian fandom also gives you "Vugluskr" for Nrvnsqr. [[DontExplainTheJoke "Vugluskr" is a word from a particular obscene Russian joke about bestiality]].
** Arcade Bumstead/Atari Dumbledore: Arcueid Brunestud.
** Lord of Bedroom Jackassery: Shiki Tohno, for all his being a pretty nice guy in general, is rather rough in sex scenes.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has enough fan nicknames to warrant its own page [[FanNickname/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi here]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''
** Kidstar - 1-Up from the [=20X6=] universe. He's the anime equivalent of Homestar, and his idol Stinkoman dismisses him as being "just a kid". His name wasn't officially revealed until a year after he first appeared.
** Marzichan - The [=20X6=] version of Marzipan who has so far only appeared in a Main Page.
** Visor Robot - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A robot with a visor]]. Oddly enough, [[AscendedFanon the series creators now actually refer to]] this robot as "Visor Robot".
* Linkin Ball Z - Any of the Trillions of combinations of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and the band Linkin Park commonly seen in [[FanVid Fan Vids]].
** [[http://youtube.com/results?search_query=linkin%20park%20dragonball&search=Search&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&spell=1 Yah rly,]] and that's just on Youtube...
* Fans of Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series generally refer to Yami Bakura and Yami Marik as "Florence" and "Melvin", respectively. That may also be their 'canon' names.
** "Melvin" was originally a mocking joke name from Yami "[We came here to fight] Marik! Not his imaginary friend Melvin!" "Florence" was the name Yami Bakura bitterly said his parents wanted to name him, and that same episode ends with him saying that "Florence is back." Both took off with fans and [[AscendedFanon became recurring names]] shortly thereafter, though "Florence" at least still goes by Bakura most of the time, presumably because "real" Bakura isn't active enough for there to be much confusion anyway.
* ''{{lonelygirl15}}''
** BDJ - Bree, Daniel and Jonas collectively.
** TAAG - Teen Angst Adventure Gang. All the main characters as a team.
** The Creators - Always with capitalised initial letters. The executive producers of the show, who often use this name themselves.
** Bambi - Nadia Dalton.
** Pharma Guy - [=Ted McKinley=].
* Handlers occasionally give ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' characters nicknames based on their personality traits and the like, and occasionally a character gets a malicious nickname made for the purpose of mocking them. Prominent examples of fan nicknames in SOTF include Kenurton Larris for v3 character Ken Lawson, BB for Blood Boy (people tend to prefer calling him by the shorthand "BB" for whatever reason), and in the mocking sense "* charactername* v2" for characters that are obvious clones of previous SOTF characters. "Mariavel v2" = Melina, "Damien v2" = Eduardo, and "Oliver v2" = Gabe Theobaldt, for example.
** A number of members (although it was sparked by the character's handler) have begun to refer to Bobby Jacks as '[[Franchise/MetalGear Bocelot]]' due to performing an [[OffhandBackhand Offhand Backshoot]] on another character (and hitting him in the head). Members joke that soon he will be ricocheting bullets off walls, and that before long he will have one of his arms cut off.
** Handlers sometimes give nicknames to characters who share the same first names to differentiate them. For example in V4, there's Happy!Nick (Nick [=LeMonde=]) and Sad!Nick (Nick Reid)
*** And Sarax, Stan and Seizure Girl for Sarah Xu, Sarah Tan and Sarah Atwell respectively.
** From The Program, the [=SotF=] Mini AlternateUniverse game, Logan Sorenson is almost always referred to as [[{{Troll}} Lolgan]].
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''
** Cecil - Caboose's twin brother, who may or may not actually exist.[[note]]His origin is in an early episode goof where a blue armored soldier was accidentally shown in the backgound at Red Base. Rooster Teeth have occasionally referenced him as a joke.[[/note]]
** [=iTex=] - [[spoiler:When it was unclear when Tex exactly was a real person or not, Tex when she was definitely an AI was [=iTex=]]]
** [=iFrags=] - AI programs [[spoiler:that are a piece of the alpha]]
** [=eFrags=] - AI programs [[spoiler: that are pieces of the iFrag Epsilon]]
** [[spoiler:Alpha Church, [=aChurch=], Robo Church]] - [[spoiler:The name for the Alpha AI. To differentiate him from Dr. Church]]
** [[spoiler:Epsilon Church is the Epsilon version]]
** "Shark Face" - That one badass pyro mook from Season 9 that actually manages to give ''two Freelancers'' a decent fight.
*** His friends are Muscles/Sleeveless (the guy with exposed arms), Blondie/Hot Lips (the knife fighting chick revealed to have blond hair in season 10), and Dr. Pill/Pillman/Pill Guy (the guy with the pill logo who apparently knows [[spoiler:CT pretty well]]).
** The pilot is only known by her callsign, Four Seven Niner, but some people call her Lucy for some reason.
* Not a character, but the fans have nicknamed the authors of the WhateleyUniverse stories the 'Canon Cabal'. Occasionally in the forums the acronym [=TINCC=] shows up after mentioning this nickname: it stands for 'There Is No Canon Cabal'.
* N. Bison from WebVideo/{{Kickassia}} as a result of him being the Nostalgia Critic dressed as M. Bison.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's SarahPalin persona is known as "Nostalgia Palin".
*** The Critic's Japanese fandom (yes, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff/WebOriginal it does exist]]) has nicknamed the Chick "Nosuko", combining a Japanese contraction of "Nostalgia" with a common Japanese female name ending.
** The name "[[WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses Ask That Guy]]" probably counts too, as to distinguish him from Doug's handle Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.
** 'Meg the Magic Gun Girl' for the girl whose soul is inside [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's]] magic gun.
*** Also from ''Atop the Fourth Wall'', Linkara's PowerRangers costume has earned the nickname "Pimpkara".
** "Tigwatig" for [=thatguywiththeglasses=].com, aka TGWTG.
* The LetsPlay/TippingForties crew has come up with a few, most of them for VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia:
** [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Rüsty]] for [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Titus]].
** [[TheNapoleon Small Ronso]] for [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Kimahri]].
** [[TotallyRadical Rad]] for [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Kratos]].
** Old Kentucky for [[SummonMagic summon spirit]] [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Corrine]].
** [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Bagel Nosh]] for [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Noishe]].
* In the original run of the Webcomic "Earthsong", vampire Tristram was occasionally referred to as "Vampy McEmopants" for his overly melodramatic backstory.
* ''The Classic Series/DoctorWho Twitter Blog'' likes using this trope when the proprietor doesn't know/can't spell a character's name. Examples include "[[OminousLatinChanting Random Chanting Asian Man]]" (Kaleed from "Time-Flight"), "[[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkles]]" (the Megara from "The Stones of Blood"), and "[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids BDSM-man]]" (Sharaz Jek from "The Caves of Androzani").
* [[TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]], paragon of nightmares and [[ParanoiaFuel source of paranoia]], is affectionately referred to as "Slendy".
** And in the Slendy-inspired web series ''MarbleHornets'', totheark/Masked Man, a silent man in a creepy theatre mask who attacks, stalks, and watches the protoganist sleep at night, is generally referred to simply as "Masky".
** The second Masky, introduced in Entry #41, has been frequently nicknamed either "Hoody" or "Blasky".
*** The boys of ''Marble Hornets'' themselves have become known in some circles as [[MemeticMutation "the Wifers."]]
*** While Tim's sideburns are affectionately known as the Suttonchops.
* The [[MinotoSeries Minoto game]] ''[[http://www.escapegames24.com/2010/03/bread-girl-walkthrough.html Bread Girl]]'' was given a "Disturb Through" that gave the woman at the vegetable stand the name "Miami Mom" and painted her as a neglectful, domineering mother. It's actually just [[Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl the alive-and-successful Little Match Girl,]] but the nickname stuck anyways.
* Commenters on Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings have come up with a number of nicknames for some of the websites and people that are frequently quoted:
** Rapture Ready is often referred to as "Ruptured Retards", and the its member "Raptards".
** [=His4Life=], a member of Rapture Ready forums who frequently comments on FSTDT is commonly referred to as [="Troll4Life"=].
** Andrew Schlafy is called "Assfly", thanks to his Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} handle of "Aschlafy".
** Supersport, someone often quoted on the site and considered incredibly stupid ''even by FSTDT standards'', is sometimes referred to as "Stuporsport".
* In [[RhettAndLink Rhett&Link's]] "[[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xe07j8_epic-rap-battle_music Epic Rap Battle]]," Rhett gives a guy a Half-Nelson, and Link gives the same guy a Full-Nelson. The fandom has decided to name him "Nelson."
* The ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' parody meme has a lot of these. Hitler himself is often called "Dolfy" by fans, Burgdorf has the fan nickname of "Burger-Dork", and Goebbels' nickname "Skeletor" probably started as one of these before actually becomming an InSeriesNickname.
* ''VideoGame/DieAnstalt'': Lyall for [[spoiler:the wolf inside Dolly. For MeaningfulName bonus points, it means "shield wolf".]]
* WereAlive:
** After the "Little Ones" "grew up" fans began referring to them as either "Inklings" or "[=ADLOs=]" (A FunWithAcronyms '''Ad'''vanced '''L'''ittle '''O'''nes)
** Ink himself is a FanNickname for the lead zombie, who is covered in tattoos and wears a blue, pin-striped suit. Most fans assume him to be Bill Roberts (whose nickname was Ink).
** Datu's ability to fix just about anything has led to him being dubbed "King Datu the Resourceful."
* The LetsPlay/MarioPartyTV group calls Peach and Toadette 'Team Tuna' when they're on the same team in 2 Vs. 2 games, even when it's not Mario Party 7. Likewise, they call the tag team of Yoshi and DK 'Team Danimals'.
* Detractors of ''WebVideo/SteamTrain'' like to call it "Trainwreck".
* Fans of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' have dubbed [[spoiler:Scion's counterpart "Eden" and the third Entity as "Abaddon."]]
* LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon is full of them, largely because most of their Pokemon ended up with jumbles of letters for names. In no particular order:
** Their [[DecoyProtagonist starter]] ABBBBBBK( is known as Abby.
** aaabaaajss the Pidgeot is known as Bird Jesus, thanks to being by far their most powerful Pokemon for most of the game.
** Flareon, due to its status as the AppleOfDiscord, is [[TheDragon the False Prophet]], or for those who view it more sympathetically, the Martyr.
** Drowzee, who valiantly contained Flareon in the PC, is the Keeper.
** The [[CargoCult Helix Fossil]] (and once it was revived, [[GodInHumanForm Omanyte/Omastar]]) is known as Lord Helix.
** JLVWNNOOOO the Rattata is called "Jay Leno," while their second Rattata, AAJST(????, is "Digrat," after its obnoxious habit of using Dig at inconvenient times. After the latter evolved into Raticate, it gained the additional moniker of "Bigdig."
** DUX the Farfetch'd is King Leer, Slayer of [[CardboardObstacle Trees]].
** x(araggbaj the Oddish is "Cabbage," or "the Seed of Hope."
** The Gastly they left in the Daycare is [[{{Rickroll}} Rick Gastly]].
** AA-j, a.k.a. [[spoiler:Zapdos]] has [[IHaveManyNames a HUGE number of names]], but "Archangel of Justice" is a particularly common one.
** Their Lapras is named AIIIIIIRRR, and is consequently most often known as either Air Jordan or [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir the Fresh Prince]].
** AATTVVV is, logically enough, generally called "All-Terrain Venomoth." After it [[AwesomeMoments took down Lance's Dragonite singlehandedly]], it also became known as the Dragonslayer.
** AAAAAAAAAA the Nidorino is [[Series/HappyDays the Fonz]], and after [[TookALevelInBadass being evolved in Nidoking]], ''King'' Fonz.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Sites]]
* "The Pit of Voles" - Fanfiction.net. "The Pit" for short.
** AKA "The Pit of Shrews"...although, confusingly enough, that name seems to ''also'' be applied to Quizilla.com.
** [[{{Terminator}} Skynet]] is sometimes used to refer to the Pit's administrators.
* "The Pit of Rabid Horny Weasels" - [=AdultFanfiction.net=]
** Sometimes also called "The Pit of Uber-Voles," "The Uber-Pit" for short.
* "The Picture Pit" - [[http://www.fanart-central.net/ Fanart Central]], in its role as the fanart equivalent to Fanfiction.net.
* "Rapidshit" - "Affectionate" nickname for the file-sharing [[strike: online dictatorship]] site Rapidshare.
** Ditto "Megafail" among others for Megaupload - though despite being more active in moderating what you can upload, at least non-member files don't have a 10-download limit like on Rapidshit. [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Though now that Megaupload has been shut down for good...]]
* TheOtherWiki - Used here to refer to the one that's all SeriousBusiness.
* "Moontube" - Japanese streaming video site Niconico Douga ("Smile Video"). Inspired by the meme of referring to the Japanese language as "moonspeak", and Niconico's equivalence to Youtube.
* The HiveMind, Wiki-tachi, Critical Analysis Drones: Those would all be this wiki's [[TheContributors contributors]].
* [[http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=24212 Dr. Fight]] - toonzone.net nickname for Joaquim Dos Santos, director of several episodes of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' and in the later half of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' (including the last two of the GrandFinale).
* The comedy site ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' has a [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/forums/ forum]]. In one of its topic, the fans talk about an episode of the Nostalgia Critic that slammed the Rob Reiner movie ''{{North}}''. In this movie, there is a boy named Winchell who, later on in the review, becomes the villain. The Nostalgia Critic made a joke that he acts like Dick Cheney. Because of this, everyone in the North topic calls Winchell, you guessed it, [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4857 Dick Cheney]].
* Teh Floodz. Bungie.net's Flood forum.
* [=HuluTube=] - Website/YouTube, after it began promoting full-length movies and TV shows on its site (Many of which are also available on {{Hulu}}. Usually in a derogatory manner by users who've had suspensions because of DMCA violations.
** And presumably because of the ads on the those officially distributed videos.
* Fans of Website/{{Smogon}} call themselves Smogonites.
* When flame wars/trolling get particularly bad, [[Franchise/StarTrek StarTrek.com]] (ST.com) is often referred to as STD.com.
* Twitter posters who make dumb or annoying posts have picked up the nickname "Twittiots".
* Almost On Line or AOHell: AOL nicknames given by frustrated users of it or AIM.
* Yahell or Yahooey: Derogatory nickname of many a frustrated Yahoo mail, YIM and groups user.
* Website/StarDestroyerDotNet's forum has terms for a few types of threads. A "force sub," presumably short for "force substitution," is a [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny versus debate]] where you take a conflict in a series (e.g. the [[NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong War]]) and swap out one side for somebody else (e.g. using the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} tyranids]] in place of the Vong) and try to determine the result.
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[[folder:Countries]]
* Afghanistan: The Graveyard of Empires (due to the Afghans' record for defeating every foreign power which tries to occupy them, [[WebVideo/CrashCourse unless you are the Mongols]])
* Australia: LandDownunder, [[TheWizardOfOz Oz]]
** The desert areas are known as "The Red Centre"
* Canada: The Great White North, America's Hat
* Japan: Land of the Rising Sun
* Korea: Land of the Morning Calm
** Under the isolationist Joseon Dynasty, Korea become known as "the hermit kingdom". In more recent times, that term has been applied to NorthKorea.
** Since 1991, Korea has also been "the last frontier of the Cold War".
* Philippines: The Pearl of the Orient
* New Zealand: Land of the Long White Cloud, The Shaky Isles, [[TheOnion Australia's Canada]].
* The US has many nicknames, since each state has an official nickname and a few fan nicknames.
** Technically, the usual parlace of calling the [=USofA=] 'America' is a nickname.
** A popular, derisive nickname for the country is 'murrica (as if one is trying to emulate a deep, coarse Southern dialect. Mostly stems from the notion that the most outspoken patriots are angry rednecks.
*** Englishmen will sometimes call the residents of the above country "Merkins". This is a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, since it sounds very much like "Americans," [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkin but on the other hand...]]
** The proper Canadian response to being called "America's hat" is to call the USA "Canada's underwear." As for calling Canada "the Great White North", well... they call the USA "the Dark Empire of the South".
** "Land of the Free", from a line in [[NationalAnthem "The Star-Spangled Banner"]]. Now often used ironically.
* France is often nicknamed "l'Hexagone" by multiple French news channels, because of, well, its [[ShapedLikeItself hexagonal shape]]. By extension, the adjective "hexagonal" is often applied to anything made in France.
* China is nicknamed by their own citizens as ''The Heavenly Kingdom''. (天朝/tiāncháo)
** In the early days of the Cold War, U.S. media liked to refer to the People's Republic of China as "Red China", presumably in an effort to suggest that it was illegitimate and "not real China". During the same time period, Taiwan was referred to as "Free China", which was quite funny since it was a military dictatorship at the time.
* Ukraine: The Bread Basket of Europe
* Mexico: The Bronze Race
* Guatemala: Land of the Eternal Spring
* Peru: Land of the Incas
* Colombia: Land of Christopher Columbus
** Also, but in a pejorative way, is nicknamed in Latin America as "The Israel of South America", being one of the few Latin American countries who is a staunch American ally, compared with almost everyone else in the region, and also having one of the biggest armies of the region, due to the guerrillas and drug trafficking.
* Paraguay: The Heart of America
* Belize: The Jewel of Central America
* Belarus: The Last Dictatorship in Europe
* Kuwait is nicknamed by their own citizens as "Q8", which is pronounced in the same way as the name of the country.
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[[folder:Cities]]
* UnitedStates
** Atlanta: Hotlanta, (The) ATL
** Baltimore: Charm City. The City that Reads. (Negatively, "Bodymore, Murderland", "Harm City" and "The City that Bleeds")
** Boston: Beantown (Never used by any actual residents), The Hub of the Universe
** Charlotte: The Queen City, "Crown Town"
** Chicago: Chi Town, City of Big Shoulders, Windy City
** Cleveland: The Mistake on the Lake[[note]]originally used only to refer to Cleveland Stadium, former home of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Browns]] and [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Indians]][[/note]]
** Dallas: Big D
** Houston: Space City, H-Town
** Las Vegas: Sin City
** Los Angeles/Hollywood: Tinseltown, The Dream Factory
** Milwaukee: Brew City, Mil Town, and occasionally, The Brew or The Mil
** Minneapolis/Saint Paul: The Twin Cities
** New Orleans: The Big Easy
** New York: The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps
** Philadelphia: The City of Brotherly Love, Philly, Illtown
** Pittsburgh: The Burgh
** Portland: The City of Roses or Rose City (official), Stumptown, Bridgetown or Bridge City, Beervana, Rip City[[note]]usually used in the context of the city's [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] team, the Trail Blazers[[/note]]
** San Francisco: The City by the Bay
** Seattle: The Emerald City
** St. Louis: St. Louie (only by non-residents), The 'Lou (popularized by rapper Nelly)
** Detroit: The Motor City, Motown, The D
* {{Italy}}
** Rome: The Eternal City, Caput Mundi ''(Lat:Capital of the World)''
** Venice: The Queen of the Adriatic, The City of Masks
** Bologna: UsefulNotes/{{Basket|ball}} City
* {{France}}
** Paris: The City of Love or The City of Light
* {{Mexico}}
** Monterrey: ''La Sultana del Norte'' (The Female Sultan of the North)
** Aguascalientes (both the city and the state): ''La Tierra de la Gente Buena'' (The Land of the Good People)
*** And, in a very derogative way, it's sometimes nicknamed ''La Tierra de la Gente Buena... Para Nada'' (The Land of the Good... For-Nothing People) because of the perceived lazyness of their people there.
** Jalisco: ''La Tierra del Mariachi'' (The Land of the Mariachi) since Mexican Mariachi is said to have begun there.
*** Its capital city. Guadalajara, is nicknamed ''La Perla de Occidente'' (The Pearl of the West) and it's neighbor city, Zapopan, is ''La Tierra del Maiz'' (Land of the Corn).
*** One of the (in)famous neighborhoods, San Juan de Dios, is nicknamed in Guadalajara as ''San Taiwan de Dios'' since there's a sizable Chinese community there, and lots of stores that sells Chinese products.
** Mexico City: ''La Ciudad de la Esperanza'' (The City of Hope) and outside the city (and inside too) it's nicknamed ''Chilangolandia'' (Chilangoland, since the people from Mexico City are nicknamed ''Chilangos'' in a pejorative way).
*** The nickname "The City of Hope" was added by former presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, so it's a more recent nickname. The more popular one is "The City of Palaces", and [[http://www.oocities.org/es/ciudaddelaesperanza/Ciudad_de_palacios.html how]]!
*** The Mexico City neighborhood of Tepito (which is considered the Mexican version of the New York's Bronx) is nicknamed ''El Barrio Bravo'' (The Tough Neighborhood)
* {{Canada}}
** Toronto - T.O., Hog Town, The Big Smoke, The Center of the Universe
*** The city proper and its suburbs have separate nicknames based on their telephone area codes. The city proper is The 416, and the suburbs are The 905. Although each of the codes is now overlain with two distinct area codes, the nicknames are still used, since most phones in each area still have the original codes.
** Ottawa - Bytown, The Hill, Beavertown.
** Hamilton - Steeltown, The Hammer.
** Sudbury - Nickel City, Laketown, The Sudz.
** Thunder Bay - Lakehead, [=TBay=], The Bay, West Finland.
** Winnipeg - Winterpeg, The Peg, Chicago North.
** Moose Jaw - The Jaw, Jawtown, Little Chicago.
** Calgary - C-Town, Cowtown, Stampede City.
** Edmonton - E-Town, The Big E, The Chuck, Deadmonton, Redmonton, Edmonchuck, River City, The City of Champions.
** Vancouver - Vancity, Rain City, Raincouver, Terminal City, Hollywood North, Vansterdam, Lotus Land, City of Glass, No Fun City.
* UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}
** São Paulo: Rain Land
** Rio de Janeiro: Marvelous City
** Curitiba: Exemplar City
* NorthKorea
** Pyongyang: Jerusalem of the East (pre-communist nickname, referring to the successes of Christian missionaries in the city)
* UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}
** Adelaide - The City of Churches
** Brisbane - Bris Vegas
** Sydney - The Harbor City
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* In ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', Bruce Willis's character says that NASA undoubtably has a crew of guys "just sitting around thinking shit up". These guys... the crew that sits around thinking shit up, are known as the "Steely Eyed Missile Men" for their ability to cooly and calmly think up technological solutions to the hardest problems on Earth or in Space.
** Being called a 'Steely Eyed Missile Man' is the absolute ''highest'' of NASA compliments; those 'guys that sit around thinking shit up' are the ''very'' best at what they do, so being counted among their ranks means you've ''really'' impressed people. And only the best of ''those'' people, the ones who come through under incredible pressure, get to be called "steely-eyed missile men."
** Making a correct decision with incomplete data under incredible pressure is the mark of a Steely Eyed Missile Man. During ''Challenger'' mission STS-51-F (six months before the ill-fated 51-L mission), the center engine went down in the only in-flight engine failure in the Shuttle program, after two temperature sensors went off-scale high (indicating overheat), causing the only in-flight abort (an abort-to-orbit, in which the shuttle can reach orbit but not its planned orbit). Reasoning that the sensor readings were themselves faulty and not the engine chambers, since the engines were progressively throttling back at altitude to reduce the acceleration load on the crew, Booster Systems Officer Jenny M. Howard instructed the cabin crew to inhibit any further temperature-related shutdowns of the engines. Her decision averted a second engine shutdown (the shuttle was still two minutes away from the altitude where it could reach orbit on a single engine, saving spacecraft and crew.
** [[http://youtu.be/eWQIryll8y8 SCE to AUX]].
* People related to VideoGames:
** The Other "Wacko Jacko" - Jack Thompson.
*** Also, [[Literature/HarryPotter "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named"]], "Bumblefoot the Insignificant" and "Voldemort" - comes from the theory that Jack is an attention whore and that simply ignoring him and not talking about him or even mentioning his name will make him shut up.
** Shiggy - ShigeruMiyamoto
*** God - Used by {{Moviebob}} as a running gag (The image of Miyamoto holding up a DS running ''Super Mario 64'' shows up whenever the word "God" is used).
** The Regginator - Reggie Fils-Aime
** Dayter - ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' fandom nickname for David Hayter (Solid Snake's English voice actor), used mostly by his sizeable EstrogenBrigade.
** Eeguh - Koji "IGA" Igarashi, the current producer of the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series. Used occasionally by [[BrokenBase fans who feel that IGA has ruined Castlevania]].
** Low Strong - David Sirlin, due to winning the final match of a ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' tournament by {{whoring}} Rose's low strong for all it was worth.
** The Beast - Daigo Umehara, who is (or at least was) regarded by some as simply the best player of fighting games in the world. That ''StreetFighter'' video where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0CHNAsDH3o# Ken full parries Chun-Li's super with no health left and then combos her to death with his own super?]] That's Daigo.
** Fail Man - Hironobu Takeshita, after repeatedly getting himself killed (even on Easy Mode) while demonstrating ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'' on a live webcast.
** Trolljima - HideoKojima, who is known to [[TrollingCreator say and do things specifically to mislead and annoy his own fanbase]]. Also occasionally "God", after his 'Kojima kaminandesu' stunt in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''. When his name is used, it tends to be "Kojima-san", after he told Kotaku that he would be able to stop making ''Metal Gear'' games if everyone on Kotaku said "Kojima-san doesn't have to make ''Metal Gear'' any more".
** Sonifags - Obsessive fans of ''SonicTheHedgehog'', such as the infamous Chris-chan.
* There's a whole language of fan nicknames in the CB Radio circuit, it would take far too much space to list them all here, though.
* The now-almost defunct Mexican airline Aerocalifornia was named ''Aerotambo" (Tambo is a Mexican slang for someone who is going to fall, and also means barrel or jail) due to their awful service.
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