-->''Look!'' Up in the sky! Not a bird, not a plane, it's [[SomethingPerson Troperman]]! Also known as the {{Trope}} Knight, and your friendly neighborhood [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade Hanger]]!

Descriptive nicknames given to a character. This get used a good bit for superheroes. Superman, the Man of Steel, for example. Because, we suppose, it is hard to squeeze all the required coolness into just one name. Stuffy literature majors refer to these as epithets. Because, we guess, a word is not cool unless you have to stop and define it when using it in a sentence. Pretty meta.

If the nickname is just the hero's name with a descriptor in front of it, that's SisterTrope TheAdjectivalSuperhero. See also: RedBaron

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!!Examples:

!!!''Heroic Handles''

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}: The Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, the Cowled Crimefighter, the World's Greatest Detective, the Dark Avenger, the Darknight Detective, and, familiarly, Bats. Also called the Gotham Goliath in some late [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and early [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stories, plus the Masked Manhunter in some BronzeAge stories.
* Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} (Barbara Gordon): The [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Dominoed Daredoll]].
* Comicbook/{{Robin}}: The Boy Wonder, and eventually the Teen Wonder. (Oracle once called {{Nightwing}} the Twentysomething Wonder, but it never caught on.)
* Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Robin}}: The Dynamic Duo.
** Batgirl and Robin: The Dynamite Duo.
* WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond: The Tomorrow Knight
* ComicBook/{{Superman}}: The Man of Steel, the Man of Tomorrow, the Last Son of Krypton, the Metropolis Kid, the Big Blue Boy Scout, Big Blue, the Big Red S and, again familiarly, Supes. Other nicknames seen in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks and TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks were the Metropolis Marvel and the Action Ace.
* Fun fact: many nicknames were the basis for the replacement Supermen in the "Reign of the Supermen" storyline:
** The Man of Steel: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Steel]]
** The Man of Tomorrow: the Cyborg Superman
** The Last Son of Krypton: the Eradicator
** The Metropolis Kid: Superboy (Kon-El). Also known as just "the Kid"
* ComicBook/{{Superboy}} (Kal-El version): the Boy of Tomorrow, the Boy of Steel, the Smallville Sensation
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}: The Maid of Might, the Girl of Steel.
* KryptoTheSuperdog: the Dog of Steel.
* Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}}: The World's Finest Team.
* ComicBook/ElongatedMan: The Ductile Detective, the Stretchable Sleuth.
* Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}: King of the Seven Seas, Monarch of the Oceans, the Sea King.
* TheAtom: Tiny Titan.
* TheFlash: The Fastest Man Alive, Scarlet Speedster. Also was occasionally called the Sultan of Speed, the Monarch of Motion, and the Vizier of Velocity. As a group, the speedsters strongly affiliated with the Flash - the Flash Family - are referred to as "Those Who Ride The Lightning".
* {{Hawkman}}: Winged Avenger, Winged Wonder.
* GreenLantern: The Emerald Gladiator, The Emerald Knight, and once, rather amusingly, the [[HaveAGayOldTime Aroused Crusader]].[[note]]The shoe fits, if you look at Hal Jordan's dating history.[[/note]] Promotional material for the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series mashed them up into Emerald Crusader.
** Fellow Green Latern Katma Tui got [[http://luchins.com/what-were-they-thinking/hes-pining-for-the-fjords/ the "Girl Gladiator" and the "Female Crusader"]]. Cut her some slack, she was the first female Green Lantern introduced.
* GreenArrow: The Emerald Archer
* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]: The World's Mightiest Mortal, the Big Red Cheese. (The latter is an in-story insult used by his enemies, particularly Dr. Sivana, but it's often used out of comics as an affectionate nickname)
* ComicBook/BoosterGold has been trying to popularize "The Greatest Hero You've Never Heard Of". He's also been known as the Corporate Crusader.
* ComicBook/BoosterGold and ComicBook/BlueBeetle: The Blue and Gold
* WonderWoman: The Spirit of Truth, the Amazing Amazon.
* ComicBook/PlasticMan: The Pliable Paladin, The Pencil Necked Geek, The Sultan of Stretch, The Indian Rubber Man
* Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew has a few:
** Captain Carrot himself was described in the comic's opening narrative as the Zoo Crew's "Leapin' Leader."
** Rubberduck was nicknamed the Malleable Mallard.
** Fastback was called the Terrapin Torpedo, as well as the Reptilian Rocket.
** Little Cheese was dubbed the Micro-Mouse.
** Pig-Iron was named the Porcine Powerhouse and the Swine of Steel (and also, in a reference to the ComicBook/FantasticFour's Thing, once referred to himself as "the Idol of Dozens").
** The Just'a Lotta Animals mostly used animal-themed variations on their Earth-1 counterparts' nicknames, thus Super-Squirrel was the "Squirrel of Steel," the Crash was "the Fastest Animal Alive," and the Batmouse's sidekick was named Boyd, the Robin Wonder.

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* ComicBook/TheAvengers: The Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
* ComicBook/FantasticFour: The World's Greatest Heroes, the First Family of Comics.
* Comicbook/{{Sub-Mariner}} is a common moniker for Namor, but he's also occasionally known as "The Avenging Son of Atlantis"; "Avenging Son" is the literal translation of his name.
* The Thing: The Idol of Millions as well as The Loveable/Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing. Sometimes, he refers to himself as Aunt Petunia's Favorite Nephew.
* [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]: The Jade Giant, Ol' Greenskin, Ol' Jadejaws.
* Comicbook/SheHulk: The Jade Giantess, The Glorious Green Glamazon. (Also [[EmbarrassingNickname "Shulkie"]], but she ''doesn't'' like that one.)
* Comicbook/TheSentry: The Golden Guardian of Good.
* Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}: The Merc with the Mouth, The Regenerating Degenerate, and The Crimson Comedian
* Comicbook/CaptainAmerica: The Sentinel of Liberty, the Star-Spangled Avenger, the Living Legend of WWII, or just plain Cap. The [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger movie]] adds "The Star-Spangled Man with A Plan" as part of a USO campaign in-story as another title for Cap. Also "The First Avenger".
* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}: The Man Without Fear, Hornhead, and sometimes just "Red".
* Comicbook/DoctorStrange: Master of the Mystic Arts, the Sorcerer Supreme (the latter is actually an official title granted to Earth's most powerful sorcerer. Strange has surrendered the title more than once and is currently without it). His lover, Clea, was sometimes called the Mystic Maiden.
* [[Comicbook/IncredibleHercules Hercules]]: The Prince of Power, the Lion of Olympus. Herc's sidekick, Amadeus Cho, briefly inherited the "Prince of Power" title when it seemed that Herc was dead.
* Comicbook/IronMan: The Armored Avenger, The Golden Avenger, Shellhead.
* [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]: The Living Weapon, Young Dragon
* Comicbook/SpiderMan: The Webslinger, Wallcrawler, Webhead, the Arachknight, and yet again (and not coincidentally) familiarly, Spidey, and Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, [[Film/TheBigLebowski if you're not into that whole "brevity" thing]].
* Comicbook/TheMightyThor: The God of Thunder, Thunderer, the Golden Avenger (seriously) and the Odinson.
* The ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: The Children of the Atom
** Xorn: The Man from Room X
** Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}: The Canucklehead, Runt, Berserker
** Nightcrawler: The Elf, The Demon, shares "Wallcrawler" with Spider-Man.
** ComicBook/{{Gambit}}: The Ragin' Cajun
** The "Children of the Atom" sobriquet is actually an acknowledgment of an earlier science fiction story which may or may not have been an inspiration for the team.
* 2010's entries in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse have dubbed [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]] "The Mighty Avenger" and Comicbook/CaptainAmerica "The First Avenger". New Comicbook/IronMan merchandise during the period is also labeled "The Armored Avenger" to match.
* ThePunisher: In his first encounter with CaptainAmerica, the narration at one point referred to him as "The Ebony Executioner". However, this was the only time the title was used.
* [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]], currently known as Captain Marvel, is billed as "Earth's Mightiest Hero" in her new ongoing series.
* Nova: The Human Rocket.

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[[folder: Other Comics ]]

* ComicStrip/ThePhantom: The Ghost Who Walks, The Man Who Cannot Die
* ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'': Maid Man, being a Batman {{Expy}}, can't help but have a bunch of these: the Garter-belted Gladiator, the Dark Knight Domestic, the Delicate Cycle Detective, the Hard-hitting Hygenist, the Sanitary Sentinel, the Iron-handed Immaculist, the Manservant of Steel, the Squeaky-clean Samurai, the Corset-clad Crusader and the Velveteen Virtuoso of Violence.
* From Creator/AlanMoore's ''{{Miracleman}}'', Big Ben, the Man With No Time for Crime.

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[[folder: Classical Mythology ]]

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epithets_in_Homer Quite a few]] from {{Homer}}.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': The Boy Who Lived, the Chosen One.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
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* DoctorWho:
** The Doctor: The Oncoming Storm (in the language of the Daleks)
** Rose: The Bad Wolf.
** Amy: The Girl Who Waited.
** Rory: The Boy Who Waited, the Last Centurion.
* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy Summers]], the Vampire Slayer, the Chosen One.
* ''Series/PowerRangers'' and ''Series/SuperSentai'' occasionally fall into this when the Rangers' InTheNameOfTheMoon phrases describe themselves rather than their powers or their mission of justice or something.
** ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'': Omega Ranger is "Force from the Future" and Shadow Ranger is "Defender of the Galaxy". Shadow's ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' counterpart, [=DekaMaster=], is the "Guard Dog of Hell".
** Most of the ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' include "The [color] Magician" as part of their announcements.
** The ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' are [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (deep breath)]] The Fanged Hero (Red), The Bullet Hero (Black), The Armored Hero (Blue), The Slashing Hero (Green), The Horned Heroine (Pink), The Thunderous Hero (Gold), The Steel Hero (Cyan), The Clashing Hero (Grey), The Marine Heroine (Violet), and The Radiant Hero (Silver).

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[[folder: Manga and Anime ]]

* In TigerAndBunny:
** Wild Tiger is the [[DestructiveSavior Crusher]] for Justice.
** Rock Bison is the Bull Tank of the West Coast.
** Blue Rose is the Idol of the World of Heroes.
** Dragon Kid is the [[ShockAndAwe Lightning Bolt]] Kung Fu Master.
** Fire Emblem is the Bourgeois Open Flame Broil.
** Sky High is the Wind Wizard and the Wind Master.
* ''MazingerZ'' is the Invincible Tower of Black Iron.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and ''FateZero'': Saber ([[spoiler:Arthuria, or:King Arthur]]) is King[[note]]Not Queen[[/note]] of Knights, Rider (Alexander) is King of Conquerors, while Archer (Gilgamesh) is King of Heroes.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* SonicTheHedgehog: The Blue Blur, the Fastest Thing Alive, the Azul Wind.
* VideoGame/MegaMan: The Blue Bomber
* [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Captain Gordon]]: '''[[MemeticMutation DEFENDER OF EARTH!]]'''
* VideoGame/{{Touhou}}: Nearly all named characters have titles which often change from game to game.
* VideoGame/HalfLife: Dr Gordon Freeman is The One Free Man.
* [[LegacyCharacter Nearly every Link]] in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has been given his own title.
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda The Hero of Hyrule]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime The Hero of Time]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast The Hero of the Essence]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames of Time and Nature]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Hero of the Winds]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Hero of Man]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess The Hero Chosen by the Gods (in Hyrule), and the Hero of Twilight (in the Twilight Realm)]]
** In wolf form, the Blue-Eyed Beast.
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword The Chosen Knight of the Goddesses]]
* VideoGame/TheWonderful101: All of the 100 Wonderful Ones have them. Of the main characters;
** Red is The Crimson Fist.
** Blue is The Supersonic Blade.
** Green is Le Sniper Supérieur.
** Pink is The Queen of Rage.
** Yellow is The Hammering Russkie.
** White is The Claws of Calamity.
** Black is The 8-Bit Enforcer.
* Every ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' game's player character is referred to by their description:
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'' has the Vault Dweller.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' has the Chosen One.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the Lone Wanderer. As well, Three Dog often refers to "the kid from 101", or just "101".
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has the Courier.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'': All the minor gods refer to Amaterasu as "[[PhysicalGod Origin of all that is good]] [[FriendToAllLivingThings and mother to us all]]''.
* ''Every'' character in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' and its follow-up sequels was given one of these. The ones that stick the most in the actual game are Sagat, The Eternal King, and Akuma, The Master Of The Fist.
** Outside of the game, Chun-Li is known as The First Lady Of Fighting for being the first ever female character in a fighting game.

!!!''Evil Epithets''

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[[folder: [[The DCU DC Comics ]]
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker: The Clown Prince of Crime, the Thin White Duke of Death, the Harlequin of Hate, the Mountebank of Menace, the Lord of Laughs, the Ace of Knaves. GrantMorrison's ''The Clown at Midnight'' has the Joker reflecting on the media names for him: the Laughing Leper, the Dandy of Death and the Clown Prince of Pain.
* In the Deep Six from TheDCU, one of them is Shaligo, The Flying Finback.
* ComicBook/TheRiddler, the Prince of Puzzles.
* Scarecrow, the Master of Fear.
* {{Lobo}}: The Main Man, the Last Czarnian, The Master of Frag, [[OddNameOut Archbishop of the Alpha-Centauri Diocese of the Church of the Holy Space Dolphin]]
* ComicBook/RasAlGhul: his name literally translates to "The Demon's Head."
* [[TheDCU Lady Shiva, Deadshot, Deathstroke, The Wrath, Cheshire, Merlyn and The Black Spider]] have all been referred to as the "World's deadliest assassin."
* {{Sinestro}}: The Terror God (mainly from Arkillo or other Sinestro Corps members, before his [[spoiler: return to the GL Corps.]]
* Doctor Polaris: Master of Magnetism [[OlderThanTheyThink almost four months before the first appearance of Magneto.]]
* {{Darkseid}}, The Rock, the Chain and the Lightning; The Tiger-Force at the Core of All Things. Darkseid ''IS''.

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* {{Thanos}}, the Mad Titan.
* {{Magneto}}: Master of Magnetism, and Buckethead, though that last one is shared with a [[Comicbook/IronMan hero]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Comicbook/Nova or]] [[Comicbook/DarkHawk two]].
* Mysterio, MasterOfIllusion.
* {{Galactus}}, the Devourer of Worlds.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Lina Inverse]], Queen of Destruction, Enemy of All Living Things, Dragon Spooker, and Bandit Killer. (She's a [[DesignatedHero good]] [[AntiHero guy]], but she has a poor reputation).
* Seiichirou Kitano of Manga/AngelDensetsu starts collecting nicknames throughout the series. A LOT of nicknames:
** Hekikuu's Guardian, the Greatest Guardian of Them All, the Demon of Hekikuu, the First-Year Guardian of Hekikuu High. The Devil Himself, manifested into our world. The Final Boss, the Ultimate Weapon. Also, the Human Weapon, the Last Boss, the God of Slaughter and Pillage, the Guardian of Hell, Bloody Saburo, and Exploding Goro. (The speaker kinda lost it on the last two.)
** Kitano and Ryoko together are known as: The Most Powerful Violence Couple in History, and the Strongest Couple in Hekikuu.
** As the cast grows, the collected group are known as: The Kitano family, or Kitano-san's Hekikuu army.
** Back in the day, Kitano's father was known as the Devil Guardian.
* In addition to "The Black Swordsman," Guts of ''{{Berserk}}'' is also known as the "Hundred Man Slayer" for his single-handed slaughter of a hundred Blue Whale Knights. Much like Lina, he's a good guy, but is as [[ByronicHero Byronic]] and {{antihero}}ic as they come.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* [[SherlockHolmes Professor Moriarty]]: The Napoleon of Crime

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[[folder: MMORP Gs ]]

* ''CityOfHeroes''' Nemesis: the Prussian Prince of Automatons.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* [[MagicTheGathering Yawgmoth]]: The Ineffable, the Father of Machines, Lord of the Wastes. Supposedly, [[TheScottishTrope saying his real name is frowned upon.]]
** His nemesis, BigGood Urza Planeswalker, was known as (among other things) [[TheDreaded Defiler of Argoth, Scourge of Terisiare, Bane of Serra's Realm, Destroyer of Tolaria, Destroyer of Elves, Terror's Twin, the End Man, Slayer of the People of the World...]] [[AntiHero A reputation not all that undeserved.]]

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Overlord Zenon]]: God Of All Overlords
* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' brings us Ayame Blackburn, a gun-toting CosplayOtakuGirl who styles herself as a MagicalGirl in SailorFuku and an anigao mask, and declares herself the "Chairman of the Education Guidance Council".
* ''VideoGame/SilhouetteMirage'' has the protagonist Shyna, the self-proclaimed Messenger of Justice. To her enemies however she's the Messenger of Destruction.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has Joshua Graham, The Burned Man. His successor Legate Lanius is known as the Monster of the East.
** And The Courier, depending on how you treat the Powder Gangers: The Grim [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] Reaper.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* [[SamuraiJack Aku]], the Shapeshifting Master of Darkness, the Shogun of Sorrow.
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