Anyone whose name combines several of the distinct types of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast is generally someone you really, really, do not want to get mad at you. Or they're a MarySue, which is arguably worse.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* A subversion, [[Anime/PaniPoniDash Tsurugi Inugami's]] name has the deadliness of a [[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana Tsurugi]] and the Mythological Animalness of [[ Inugami]]. The only problem is that he is not one bit as badass as his name implies.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has the B- Rabbit. Doesn't seem like something that should be terrifying, right? Wrong. Unlike the KillerRabbit usually PlayedForLaughs this rabbit is A: the size of a small car, and B: the most powerful force of destruction known to the world. FluffyTheTerrible? oh no. Not when the meaning of the B is revealed. The full title/name is [[spoiler:Oz]] the Bloodstained Black Rabbit. BewareTheNiceOnes indeed.
* Adolf Anime/{{K}} Weismann: Wolf? Check. Famous killer? Check. K sound? [[MysteriousMiddleInitial Check so hard]] it's the [[OneLetterTitle name of the show]]. The V sound of the German W gives it a kick as well. Perfect for the series' most powerful King, with the [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Sephiroth hair]], watching the heroes from an ominous blimp, while dancing with what looks like a ''corpse''. On top of all that? [[spoiler: it's a complete subversion. That was all [[GrandTheftMe someone else]]. He's the sweetest, kindest person in the whole show. A ridiculously {{Moe}} NonActionGuy who gives several characters an inexplicable desire to ''cook for him'' just by being so ''cute''.]] But you never do find out what the Anime/{{K}} stands for.
* Nrvnsqr Chaos in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. Name looks unpronounceable, but it's actually 'Nero Chaos' so he doesn't get that one, technically. Hard K sound though. Plus, his most used name is generally 'Chaos,' a name he was given because he's just that evil as far as the Church is concerned. They ''really'' hate him. So that's both Infernal and Noun. Oh, and technically it's a title, as his real/original name is actually rather ordinary. As far as he's concerned, though, he doesn't really have a name anymore and merely responds to what people call him. It happens when you start tossing your identity away.
** The {{Franchise/Nasuverse}} also has the delightfully named Primate Murder, a gigantic dog-like monster that exists to destroy threats to Earth's existence. Said threats are primarily humanity.
* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'''s Kurogane - it means Black Steel, and covers the "weapon" category as well as the K sound.
* Based on the behavior and naming convention among the Innovade from Gundam 00, some fans have come to believe that one named Killing Spree is somewhere out there.
** Also, from the same show: Lockon Stratos. His name implies that he can snipe objects in the stratosphere while standing on the ground. It's not wrong either. On one occasion, he actually managed to snipe down a part of a space station TWICE.
* In Gundam SEED Destiny, one of the Mobile Armors has a name that strangely enough DOESN'T make anyone consider running away: Destroy Gundam.
* Z Gundam had both the Psyco Gundam and Psyco Gundam Mk.II (given that it sounds like Psycho Gundam, it should give most pilots second thoughts about going against it).
* From a Zeon point-of-view, in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', there simply was "Gundam", aka "The White Devil".
* Gundam W has both the Gundam Deathscythe and Gundam Deathscythe Hell (an upgraded version), and they're piloted by a guy who refers to himself as "The God of Death". And Heavy-Arms, though it's not so much an example, as it always runs out of ammo before the battle is over.
* G Gundam had the "Devil Gundam". The dub changed this to "Dark Gundam", which sounds less scary. Originally, though it was called "Ultimate Gundam" so it could only get more intimidating.
* In Gundam 08th MS Team, Sandurs is nicknamed "The Grim Reaper", because his allies always get killed on their third mission, no matter what team he's assigned to. Shiro and co. manage to make it through, though.
* The BigBad in ''Anime/SupercarGattiger'' is named Emperor Black Demon.
* Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn has the NZ-666 Kshatriya.
* The alias of Shinobu Sensui in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' is [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Colors}} Black]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/DemonsOrAngels Angel]].
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist:''
** [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}} Colonel]] Roy [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Animal}} Mustang]]
** [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}} Lieutenant]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/XtremeKoolLetterz Riza]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Animal}} Hawk]][[NamesToRunAwayFrom/BodyPart eye]]
** [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}} Major]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Conquerors}} Alex]] Louis [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/BodyPart Arm]][[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Adjectives}} strong]]
* ''VisualNovel/ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica'' has the [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Colors}} Crimson]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Nouns}} Annihilator]].
* The ''Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara'' manga gives us the lolita Hakua ''Berserker '''Bladefield'''''.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Acnologia, the '''Black Dragon of the Apocalypse.''' It's every bit as terrifying as it sounds.
** E.N.D. It's the most powerful demon from the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Book of Zeref]], and [[spoiler:just so happens to be Tartarus's Guild Master. While the true name is not that scary the very fact Zeref's most powerful demon is named Etherious Natsu Dragneel is horrifying]].

[[folder:Card Games]]
* Ramses Overdark, Madaran imperial assassin from ''MagicTheGathering''. Actually, legends is full of these types of names. Dakkon Blackblade, Rasputin Dreamweaver, Boris Devilboon, Tuknir Deathlock, Nebuchadnezzar, and that's just the humans. The Elder Dragons have names like Palladia-Mors and Vaevictis Asmadi, though the most powerful one is named...Nicol. Which doesn't sound ''that'' baleful...until you realize that "Nicol" comes from "nickel", the German for ''"devil"''. Oh, and the Bolas likely comes from [[Literature/ArsGoetia Glasya la Bolas]].
** [[MagicTheGathering Phage the Untouchable]]. Aside from how her name is derived from the Greek word for 'devour', anyone who gets called 'the Untouchable' because touching them makes you rot and die on the spot (or maybe you get lucky and the contact is brief enough that only [[ parts of you get rotted away]]) would qualify. Doesn't help that she's a sadistic (worse) pit fighter (even worse) who works for the Patriarch of the evil Cabal (can it get any worse?).
*** To stress how "Untouchable" Phage is, there are many creatures with the deathtouch[[note]]it's one word no matter what spellcheckers say[[/note]] ability that allows them to kill any creature they hit, Phage is no exception; however if Phage does damage to a player, they lose. Instantly. Each player, in-game, is considered to be a Planeswalker, aka. a PhysicalGod who, at the start of the game, can take hits from dragons and eldritch abominations while still standing.
* The three Eldrazi Titans: Kozilek, Butcher of Truth; Ulamog, The Infinite Gyre; and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. These guys are alien to the known color concepts, and their very presence reduces the land to a smoldering wasteland.

* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''
** Extra-dimensional supervillain [[Characters/FantasticFour Annihilus]], who invokes both Noun names and Ancient Dead Languages.
** The trope is lampshaded with his ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' counterpart, Nihil. Reed's (rather primitive) [[TranslatorMicrobes translation device]] renders his name as things like "I annihilate" and "I am nihilist" before they start using Nihil's own, more advanced translators. Everyone agrees that the original translations, faulty as they are, are a bad sign.
--->'''Thing:''' "Dude. We met our first alien and his name is like E-Vill or something."
* ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} the Terminator, real name Slade Wilson.
* [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Ogdru Jahad]]. ''Hellboy'''s names (Anung Un Rama, Son of the Fallen One), fit in several categories.
* Daimon Hellstrom and his sister Satana from MarvelUniverse. Why, yes, they are children of {{Satan}}, [[SarcasmMode how did you guess]]?
* ComicBook/TheJoker's name follows a good amount of these rules. It combines: 1. A "The" name that contains 2. a Verb (joke), which is also 3. a Noun (as in a practical joker), which 4. Ends in R and 5. Has a harsh K sound in it. In addition, some of his nicknames or alternate titles exemplify other rules; one particularly obvious one is "The Thin White Duke of Death", which combines 1. a "The" name, which also has 2. the color white in it and also 3. has the title "Duke" in it and 4. has the noun/verb "death" in it. Those particularly sharp Tropers amongst us might know of several other titles that fit...
** "Thin White Duke" was one of David Bowie's nicknames/personas. Does that count as "named after a famous villain?"
* ComicBook/SpiderMan's foe [[Characters/SpiderMan Carnage.]] Let's see... his supervillain alias means "gore and bloodshed", and his real name is Cletus Kasady-double hard "k" sounds, the redneck sounding "Cletus", and a variant of "Cassidy" that incorporates a K.
* [[ComicBook/XMen Raven Darkholme]], [[Characters/XMenVillains Mystique's]] real name. Animal in the first name, "Dark" in the last name. The aspirated K makes it even more badass.
* Combining body part with weapon makes up ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' enemy "Bloodaxe".
* Of the Adjective and Title variant is Mister Terrible.
* Gideon Gordon Graves of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. Biblical first name, scary-noun last name.
* [[ComicBook/{{Empowered}} Willy Pete]], which sounds redneck and is also a weapon, being military jargon for white phosphorus. His body burns hotter than the sun, and most other things that could be said about him belong on the [[NightmareFuel/{{Empowered}} nightmare fuel page]].
* ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'': Wulf Stenhammer (Wolf+Stone+Hammer) is a time-travelling Viking turned BountyHunter who battles RayGun-wielding aliens and mutants with a large hammer he calls [[ICallItVera Der Happy Stick.]] He's a good guy, but high on the list of People You Do Not Want To Fuck With.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* [[MyImmortal Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way]]
* In ''FanFic/{{Tormentor}}'' Harry Potter changes his name to "Ajas Terror Mephysto." It's a SignificantAnagram of "Harry James Potter," "Ajas" [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign sounds foreign]] and is an alternate spelling of [[Literature/TheIliad Ajax]], "Terror" as in the noun, and "Mephysto" as in the demon that steals human souls. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]] after the Goblins run their inheritance test and determine that he is "Ajas Terror Mephysto-[[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather Voldemort]]]]."
* In ''[[ Sors Daemoniorum]]'' Harry Potter learns that [[LukeIAmYourFather his biological father]] was a [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Demon Lord]] and that his true name is "Prince Damian Conrad Voidsurfer."
* The full name of The Nex in FanFic/TheAgeOfDusk turns out to be "The Nex[[spoiler:usofeverfatedrisingmadnesshopeofallturnedblackdoomtoallthebeligerentsandtheirgodsallhaildoomnightmares]]". Of course most people only get as far as "Nex-" [[BrownNote before dying horribly]].
* In ''Fanfic/{{FREAKINGENSOKYO}}'', [[{{Deuteragonist}} deuteragonist]] Matt gives himself various aliases. "Satanslaughter Mckillgore" is among the nicest of these.

* ''Film/KillBill'': 'The Bride' aka [[spoiler: 'Black Mamba']] aka [[spoiler: Beatrix Kiddo]]. The Man (as it seems to be used in the examples) for the first. Color in an Animal name for the second. Hard K and an Xtreme Cool Letter in the third.
* Colt Hawker in ''Film/VisitingHours'', whose name combines Weapons and Animal naming.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/SmallSoldiers'', in which all the sentient Commando Elite soldiers have over the top macho and fear-inspiring names to the point of TestosteronePoisoning. There's Chip Hazard, Brick Bazooka, Butch Meathook , Kip Killigan, Link Static, and Nick Nitro. Half of them are also alliterative. There's nouns, verbs, adjectives, and weapons in there.
* Hector Barbossa from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' combines the name of a Greek hero with Latin for "Beard of Bones".

* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Nicodemus Archleone. To quote:
--->'''Harry''': Seriously? Archleone? As in "seeking whom he may devour"? Could you get any more obvious? [[note]] This from Literature/TheBible, (1 Peter 5:8) "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." Archleone is latin for "Great Lion." [[/note]]
** Also from ''The Dresden Files'' we have a demonic being known only as "He Who Walks Behind"... and he is frikkin terrifying.
* And from the same [[Creator/JimButcher author]] in ''Literature/CodexAlera'', we have Gaius Tavarus Magnus. Translation; Lord Super-Wolverine the Great.
* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Carcer]] is a Crime-Related Scary Noun in an Ancient Dead Language with a hard "k" sound that ends in an "-er". That's a [[KnifeNut lot]] [[ImplausibleDeniability of]] [[PsychoForHire evil]], right there.
* The War in Heaven. Full stop. ''Literature/FactionParadox''. ''The [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Celestis]]''. '''''[[EldritchAbomination The Enemy]]'''''
* ''Literature/WelkinWeasels'' features the Grand Inquisitor Torca Marda. It's got the hard K sound in the middle, it's not quite an R-ending but it sounds close to one, ''and'' it's a ShoutOut to Tomas de Torquemarda, the infamous RealLife head of the Spanish Inquisition.
* ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds'' gives us The Hand That No One Sees. Don't ask.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Sauron's minions are only allowed to [[HeWhoMustNotBeNamed refer to him]] as ''"He"'' or more colloquially, '''''"The Eye".'''''
* The ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has Anomander Rake, the Son of Darkness, Lord of Moon's Spawn, Mane of Chaos, Bearer of Dragnipur, Knight of High House Dark, Blacksword, Black-Winged Lord, Slayer of the Elder God Draconus and Lord of the Tiste Andii. {{Justified}} because he is all of those and he did all of that stuff.
* Jack Reacher, of the unnamed series by Lee Child. K-name, -er, Title/adjective/verb (He's always just Reacher, often for trivial things such as being like 6'5 and reaching for things for people.), Famous murderers/assassins. [[spoiler:He's destroyed one town physically, and one he destroyed the economy of. He's dismantled at least one private military establishment, and another military contractor received his foot in a sunless place.]]
* [[Franchise/TheDarkTower The Gunslinger]] [[spoiler: Roland of Gilead]] Rednecky, Weapon, Title, Ends in R, Weapon, Adjective/The Adjective One/The Man, [[spoiler: nouns]]. Definitely worth running from. Fast. Before you cross him. After, it's just too late.
* Literature/ArtemisFowl. His first name is that of a Greek goddess, specifically the Hunter (which he lampshades in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome), his second means chicken - but he's one of the most frightening teenagers you'll ever come across. The whole Fowl family have this status in-universe, and the Butlers probably do too.
* Leo Alexander of ''Literature/DarkHeavens''. As an added bonus, his first name plus being a ScaryBlackMan gives him the nickname [[RedBaron "The Black Lion"]].
* Combining a Noun with a "The Person" title, we have Jessica Sorrow the Unbeliever, from Simon R Green's ''{{Literature/Nightside}}'' novels.
* Lamentation Kane in Tadd Williams's "And Ministers of Grace." Kane is a holy assassin TykeBomb. His name is lampshaded by two different characters. His atheist enemy wonders if he's named for the lamentations of his enemies. His ally quotes from the Book of Lamentations.
* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Ser Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain That Rides.
* ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series: Kerrigor; Orannis The Destroyer, Ninth Bright Shiner, etc.
* Literature/StephanieHarrington, known to [[KillerRabbit treecats]] as "Death Fang's Bane". It gets worse when you know what a "death fang" is (humans call them "hexapumas"). Sadly, she never learned it, as the treecats had no way to communicate it to her.
* ''Literature/CiaphasCain: The Emperor's Finest'' hangs a lampshade on this when a space hulk that brought a genestealer brood to the planet Viridia is identified as the ''Spawn of Damnation''.
--> '''Cain (narration):''' Who chose it, and why they can't call these things something a little more cheerful, is beyond me.\\
'''Amberly Vail (footnote):''' Traditionally space hulks are given their names by the Inquisition conclave responsible for the sector in which they first appear, and, as Cain points out, they do tend towards the melodramatic.
* The main character of ''Literature/TheMurderbotDiaries'', the titular Murderbot, chose the name itself [[spoiler: after it killed fifty-seven people, possibly involuntarily]]. The humans itís working with are not reassured by its choice of name once they find out.
* ''Literature/TheWitcher'': Isengrim Faoiltearna. Isengrim is the name of several wolf characters in Medieval beast epics, and also contains the words "Eisen" ("Iron" in German) and the English "grim". For extra "run away", Faoiltearna also bears TheRedBaron name "Iron Wolf". Faoiltearna lives up to his name well, by being a rabid human-hating elf-supremacist, who incidentally has spent the past few decades commanding a Nilfgaardian black-ops unit known as the Vrihedd Brigade, who have a reputation for atrocities and ruthlessness.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Live Action/CGI combined series ''Series/AceLightning'' contains many characters with the names of Lord Fear, Anvil, Dirty Rat and Felicity Fury... Ironically the least auspiciously named character is Kilobyte, who also happens to be the most dangerous of the bad guys.
* Two in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Kakistos invokes K-name, Ancient Dead Languages, and Adjectives (his name is Greek for "worst of the worst"). Spike is a double-inversion, though. We meet him with the relatively-easygoing name "Spike". Later, we find that he was once known as "William the Bloody". Still later, we find that he was called "William the Bloody" ''before'' he was a vampire (because his poetry was "so bloody awful"), and it's strongly implied that he's named "spike" after a preferred way of killing people.
* Sylar a.k.a. Gabriel Gray a.k.a. [[MyHeroZero Patient Zero]] of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' again. Sylar is an R-name, a German word meaning "rope maker" ("Seiler"), and getting the name off a watch is an allusion to the Zodiac killer. Gabriel (the angel of death), and last name is a color name.
* Lucien [=LaCroix=], of ''Series/ForeverKnight''. It means "Light {of} the Cross, and is the self-given name of a "very dark anti-hero", nearly 2000 year old vampire with a literal disgust of holy things, save for the irony of it all. He was originally Lucius, a play on "Lucifer", and calls himself "Nightcrawler" on his radio talk show, which seems to exist only for the purpose of [[BreakingSpeech lecturing and tormenting]] the main character remotely.
* Italian Tony, the Tooting Terror in ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''. The two burglars in "The Hold Up" are ''absolutely terrified'' at the spectre of meeting the son of notorious gangsters Ma and Pa Gumby. HilarityEnsues when onscreen appears [[spoiler:Mr Humphries]] in disguise!

* Music/DavidBowie's "Thin [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Colors}} White]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}} Duke]]" persona, from his album ''Music/StationToStation'', was a cold, inhuman NaziNobleman and the darkest of Bowie's alter egos.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* {{Mecha}} war RPG/Minis-game/novel series ''TableTopGame/BattleTech'' features ''Gray''son ''"Death"'' Carlyle, who builds one of the most feared mercenary units in the 'verse out of nothing (And sensibly names the unit after himself: The Gray Death Legion). He gets his first 'mech for the unit by intimidating its pilot into surrender with nothing more than a single-shot shoulder-fired missile launcher that ordinarily wouldn't be enough to scratch the thing's paint. (And later marries her. The pilot, not the 'Mech.) This 'verse also features similarly badass mercs ''Mor''gan ''Kell'', Jaime ''Wolf'', et cetera.
** An obvious example in the ''[=BattleTech=]'' universe: The Clans in general. If your planet was being invaded out of the blue by people calling themselves "Jade Falcons" or "Ghost Bears", you'd either be shitting bricks, running away, or a mixture of the two.
* And then there is ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', Kharn the Betrayer, Lucius the Eternal, Typhus the Traveler, Abaddon the Despoiler and Ahriman of the Thousand Sons.
** Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka sounds as scary as he is, with added [[FunetikAksent K's]], [[RuleOfCool Kool letterz]], and [[UpToEleven improved difficulty pronunciation]]. Also helps that the "Mag Uruk Thraka" part means "I am Slaughter".
*** After "for the emprah" and "sphess mhereens" you can be pretty sure ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' is a good reference on how '''not''' to pronounce anything.
** Angron renaming his legion the World Eaters (used to be the War Hounds) was in hindsight a sign of bad things to come.
* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' has severall examples:
** One of the standouts is Grimgor Ironhide (adjective+body part+noun), a Black Orc ''other orcs'' think is a murderous, blood-crazed psychopath, who was delighted when he discovered Skaven in the tunnels under his fortress because that meant he didn't have to go anywhere to find a worthwhile fight.
* [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} First and Forsaken Lion]]. Adjective+ Adjective+ Animal=a serious candidate for the BigBad of the setting.
** Actually, ''all'' of the Deathlords count. The Bishop of the Chalcedony Thurible, The Bodhisattva Anointed by Dark Waters, The Princess Magnificent With Lips of Coral and Robes of Black Feathers... yeah, they have ''really'' long names.

* ''VideoGame/KillingFloor'' has several of these, but truly "Fleshpound" takes the cake and beats your skull in with it. That's body part and violent verb right there. This would also apply to the gorefast.
* One boss from ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' appears to be named Herr Frederick Von Twirlenkiller. He appears to have weapons that could be charitably described as hybrids between a flail and a boeing jet engine strapped to each arm.
* Subverted by Capcom's Princess Devilotte de Deathsatan IX (from the Mecha game ''VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}}: Fullmetal Madness''). Despite taking from Demonic Names, Noun Names, and FourIsDeath (Nine is a less-used alternative), she's less an intimidating foe, and more a one-girl QuirkyMinibossSquad.
* In a contrast to the other ''Franchise/StarWars'' examples, the names of the two prominent Jedi-turned-Sith in the first ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' are rather multilayered and subtle. Consider Malak - that's an adjective (mal), a body part(the jawbone, which in his case is missing), an angel's name (Malachi), and it ends in K! And Revan - that's an animal (raven), and three nouns (revenge, revenant, and revanchist, the last of which is "a vengeful person". Revenant, [[MeaningfulName by the way]] means [[spoiler: One who has returned from death or a long absence.]]) Well played, Bioware! The only other new, named Sith with a "Darth" attached is Bandon, who doesn't play nearly so big a role.
** ...this is subtle?
*** By comparison? Yes.
* The nuttier villains in ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}}'' are prone to renaming themselves as the adjective one, adjective, or verb, but may combine them, as with Unending Purging. Also Monarch, who doesn't strictly belong under any of these categories but chose his name because he wants to TakeOverTheWorld.
* ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'' - Krusher. It's bascially a junior Kracken with a scarier name. It's got crush( a violent nown), a hard k sound, ends with r, and is somes times called The Krusher. I wonder if crush being spelled with a "K" helps. Yes it is feared and has a hundred tenticals.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''' LukeNounverber random name generator has (and very often uses) the capability to create surnames and titles such as Deathsucker, Chaosknight, The Wastes of Oxen, Otterthorny, and The God-forsaken Eater of Twilight, to name a few.
** The infamous fortress [[LetsPlay Boatmurdered]].
* One of the villains in ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' is named Dr. Bathory Mengele. First, she gets the title of "Doctor"; second, her first name is the surname of the Hungarian serial killer Countess Erszebet Bathory (also known as "the Blood Countess"), reputed to have [[BloodBath bathed in blood]] in a bid to remain young and beautiful); third, she shares a surname with Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi "Angel of Death" known for human experimentation on Auschwitz prisoners. Needless to say, she's not very nice.
* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna The Bloodedge]]: [Pagan Mythology] the [Blood][Weapon]. To put it bluntly, [[GoodIsNotNice he isn't really a nice guy]], but with that said, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he isn't bad either]]... However, in his Arcade mode ending [[spoiler:Nu-13 hijacks his body to become The Black Beast]], which was just as bad as it sounds.
* Do some math, folks. Demonic + Kool Letturz + Ends with R + HatePlague + Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ='' '''CIPHER''' ''Yes, they are utterly evil, why do you ask?
* Not sure what category this comes under, but the name of I.M.Meen from the [[VideoGame/IMMeen video game of the same name]]. Come on, anyone who didn't see he was a villain?
* [[VideoGame/{{Hexen}} Korax]]. It means "raven", it has a hard K, it ends with an X -- what more needs to be said?
* In [[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu BLACK Label]], the penultimate TrueFinalBoss ([[FanNickname nicknamed "Taisabachi" ("Colonel Bee")]]), had its real name revealed: "[[BulletHell Supreme Weapon of Extreme Hellish Annihilation]] - [[NintendoHard Golden]] [[HarderThanHard Disaster]]."
** Then the actual TrueFinalBoss, [[UpToEleven who is much harder]], has the title: "Supreme Killing Weapon: Hibachi". (Then again, just "Hibachi" on its own is more than enough to make even seasoned shmuppers Run Away Really Fast.)
** And ''Sai Dai Ou Jou'' introduces what appears to be Hibachi's dark counterpart, Inbachi. While "Hibachi" translates to "Solar/Fire Bee", "Inbachi" is "Shadow/Dark Bee"... and she's just as tough as her counterpart.
* [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Krauser]]. It starts with a K, it ends with an R, and it sounds so very [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII German]].
* ''Odio'', which is Spanish for hate/hatred:
** [[VideoGame/LiveALive Odio]] and [[PunnyName variations of it]]. One for each chapter of the game.
** ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'': The bull El Odio who terrorizes a city in Edgar's MentalWorld. [[spoiler:True to his name, he's a manifestation of Edgar's resentment.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', Oleander. A poisonous plant. I don't trust this guy.
* [[VideoGame/YggdraUnion Gulcasa, Emperor of Carnage]]. That he goes around riding a dragon and twirling a SinisterScythe is bad enough, but he's an Emperor in a Japanese RPG (which is almost always bad), and Carnage, well, speaks for itself. Add to this that he's also referred to as Blazing Emperor, that his personal skill is named [[KillEmAll Genocide]], and that he is a direct descendant of the evil dragon [[SealedEvilInACan Brongaa]]... yeah. People actually run away as soon as they hear his name in-universe.\\
Ironically enough, [[spoiler:Gulcasa is actually so sweet and good-natured it's downright pitiful. He doesn't get SympatheticPOV until ''very'' late into ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'', though, so unless you've played ''VideoGame/YggdraUnison'' and ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'', you wouldn't be able to tell]]. You still don't want to make him angry, though.
* Bad-to-the-Bone Pirates from ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace'', said to be the most ruthless pirate gang in the universe. "Merciless Night Queen" Celina and "the Bloody Prince" Teodoro are odd cases; they're not villains (Celina even helps you several times throughout the game, and Teodoro can be recruited under DefeatMeansFriendship), but they certainly won't hold back when anyone gets in their way.
* Another LukeNounverber example comes with Nounverber-style titles for all Dungeoneering bosses in ''VideoGame/RuneScape''. There are bosses with names like Plane-freezer Lakhrahnaz, Shadow-forger Ihlakhizan, Night-gazer Khighorahk, Flesh-spoiler Haasghenahk, To'Kash the Bloodchiller, Har'Lakk the Riftsplitter, Bal'Lak the Pummeller, and the behemoths don't really lack in the threatening name department either. After all, facing a giant hulking beast called the Hope devourer can cause a bit of a fright. Jagex took these titles UpToEleven and gave us ''World-gorger'' Shukarhazh. Due to the Stalkers being TheUnpronounceable, and attempts at pronouncing these often resulting in lots of [[BlackSpeech guttural sounds]] certainly doesn't detract from the value.
* The name of the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/TheCombatribes'' is named ''Martha Splatterhead.''
* The Final Boss of ''[[VideoGame/SonicRiders Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity]]'' is named Master Core: ABIS
** And the main antagonist of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' is Black Doom.
* [[{{BFS}} Sword]] dragging epitome of fear and despair from ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' called Pyramid Head. When you [[SinisterScrapingSound hear that name]], [[SheatheYourSword run]]. No really. [[OhCrap Run.]]
* [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Animal}} Tyranno]][[NamesToRunAwayFrom/DemonsOrAngels satan]] from ''VideoGame/{{Deathsmiles}}''.
** And again in the form of [[BadSanta Satan Claws]] in the sequel.
* The BigBad of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is named Xehanort, which is an anagram of "no heart" with an X thrown in. Subtle.
* ''VideoGame/SpiralKnights'' has the gremlins of the Crimson Order, most notably: Herex, The Whispering Venom. So he's a member of a crimson group, ends his actual name with an x, and has an appropriately intimidating title. Fun.
* The most spine-chilling moment of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' was always when the words [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Weapons}} DREADNOUGHT]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/ReligiousNames LEVIATHAN]] appeared on a black screen...
* Collectively, the Gigas in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' each take a cue from one of the other categories in addition to their color-based names. They're all pretty intimidating-sounding: Recumen, Grendel, Bluheim, Plergoth [[spoiler:AKA Rahknam]], Yeligar, and Zelos.
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is the case for Alduin, the [[DragonsAreDemonic draconic]] BeastOfTheApocalypse. His name means "Destroyer Devour Master" in draconic and he a list of {{Red Baron}}s including "World-Eater", Devourer of Souls, and Harbinger of the Apocalypse.
* Black Dragons in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are typically given intimidating names, incorporating sinister adjectives and nouns. Examples are Nefarion, Onyxia, and Sinestra. This even extends to morally ambiguous or outright good dragons like Wrathion and Ebyssion. Their former leader, Deathwing the Destroyer, is actually an subversion; his real name is Neltharion.
** This also extends to one [[{{Dracolich}} former]] Blue Dragon; Sindragosa, combining "sin", "cinder", and of course "dragon".

* In ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'', a character questions whether a certain CEO is really all that bad. I mean, how much can you tell from a name like Archcount Obdrath von Lucifuge? "His name's, like, Lord Murdertron or something."
* [[ Dr. Raven Darktalon Blood]]
* Archagent Jack Noir of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is an exceptionally varied example. Hard K, title, notorious killer, and foreign. But it doesn't stop there, as later on he becomes the [[spoiler:''SOVEREIGN SLAYER'']]. ''Holy shit''.
** And now he has another nickname: [[spoiler:Bec Noir, from Becquerel, a RealityWarper dog who is named after the SI unit of radiation... ''whose powers Jack now wields''.]]
*** Doc Scratch, aka the First Guardian of the Troll's session. Name X + Verb. [[spoiler: And is also themed like a rapper's name since he's based off Lil' Cal, who is a creepy sentient doll.]]
*** We are already running away from Vriska Serket before we even learn her rather formidable name. She incorporates the R and K sounds in both first and last names, with a villainous V for extra flair. Her first name derives from the Sanskrit name for Scorpio, the scorpion sign. Her last name comes from the Egyptian scorpion goddess.
* [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Gilgamesh Wulfenbach]]. Animal plus conqueror. He really does try to be polite, though. [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass It's not his fault that people don't listen to him until he makes the shit hit the fan]]. But when he says [[ "Leave now, or you will die!"]], [[ you might want to run]].
** His father, Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (title, K-name, animal), is not a man to be screwed with lightly either. Especially not considering he gone from minor noble to benevolent dictator of the better part of Europe, and has clawed himself to the top of a pile of trigger-happy power-crazed {{Mad Scientist}}s in the process.
** Meet Lucifer Mongfish and his three beautiful daughters. Lucrezia, Demonica, and Serpentina.
** Martellus Blitzengard (weapon, lightning, Latin and German) came out of left field to become one of the most threatening antagonists in the series.
* The main villain from the webcomic ''Improbable Hero Squad'', the evil Doctor Professor Otto Hugo Mortimer Vladimir P. Q. Von Happyhat.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' had the demon K'Z'K the Vowelless, a.k.a. The Soul Collector -- Xtreme Kool Letturz (including two K's!), unpronounceable, and two different titles (although the first one is kind of lame). It really, really annoys him when people pronounce his name "Kizke," and more so when Torg dubs him "Captain Consonant."
* Dr. Lupin Madblood of ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''
* In ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'':
** "Auntie Maya", more formally known as [[BadassCreed Murder The Gods and Topple Their Thrones]]: conqueror of twenty thousand worlds, star pupil of ''the'' MasterSwordsman, and thief of noodles.
** The Thorn Angel, 6 Juggernaut Star Scours The Universe, stands out for being given its name by the Gods.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Eina-Afa ("Synthetic Wind") is the ten-million year old Oafan AI in charge of a space station the size of a planet. She changed her name to to T'kkkuts-Afa at some point, which means "Broken Wind." That is not a fart joke. The word "t'kkkuts" is an Oafan curse, denoting something broken or destructive. Afa means "wind," and has religious connotations, such as "unmoved mover" and "God." So while a literal translation of her name is Broken Wind, a more ''useful'' one is "Angry God."


[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Dr. Diabolik of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. You've got the K-word, the evil adjective, the evil title... For extra credit, his daughter is named Jadis (like the White Witch in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'') and his son is named Malachai, Mal for short. Their codenames are She-Beast and Techno-Devil. You do the math.
** This one's a subversion: "Diabolik" wasn't his original surname, he had it legally changed when he went into the supervillain business. "She-Beast" makes perfect sense given Jadis's powers; she manifests a "beast-skin" that makes her much tougher and stronger. And her given name being "Jadis" has other implications.
* Parodied by Website/SomethingAwful in their [[ IMDb synopsis parody]] of a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek. The husband's name is ''Adolf F. Blackheart III'', combining former German dictators, evil colors, and hints of [[AristocratsAreEvil evil aristocracy]]. Predictably, he's an over-the-top DomesticAbuser, and the wife is ''extremely'' GenreBlind to think he was any good the moment she heard his name.
* Idius March of Script/MayXnocens. 1. ancient ([[CanisLatinicus sort of]]), 2. based on the day on which Julius Caesar was murdered, 3. first bit sounds like "hideous". He wants to kill all the ogres in the world and is immune to normal weapons.
* ''[[Literature/UntilMyColorFadesAway Until My Color Fades Away]]'' has a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampberry]] by the name of [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Colors}} Crimson]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{BodyPart}} Blood]]. He's the BigBad for 2 generations.
* [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Cinder Fall (ashes and fall, always a winning combination) and Mercury Black (A very poisonous metal, and the Black surname)]]. You gotta wonder [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt what were their parents thinking when picking their names...]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' practically wrote the book on cool names, but perhaps the most blatant is Hunter "Hun" Mason, the leader of the Purple Dragons. Let's see, we've got the self-explanatory word "Hunter" in there, "Mace," which refers to ''two'' weapons, "Mason" which is a dude who ''slices stone for a living'', and when shortened it becomes the name of some of the most notorious conquerors of all time.
* ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'' - Skeletor. Even without his official title "Evil Lord of Destruction" that's pretty good. Although everything in the show has a terrifying name.
** Adding to the snake motif of his name with a conqueror, Kobra Khan.
* "Nemesis Enforcer" from ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie''. A couple of nouns saying "stay away!"
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender:''
** [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Nouns}} Fire]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}} Lord]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/XtremeKoolLetterz Ozai]]
** [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}} General]] Iroh, the [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Animal}} Dragon]] of the West
** Princess Azula--NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}}, NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Colors}}, and NamesToRunAwayFrom/XtremeKoolLetterz
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' gives us [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Adjectives}} Savage]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Verbs}} Opress]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' plays with this trope. Toki War[[NamesToRunAwayFrom/BodyPart tooth]], a [[BewareTheNiceOnes a normally gentle]] AdultChild and main character, and [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Conquerors}} William]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Crime}} Murder]][[NamesToRunAwayFrom/BodyPart face]], the JerkAssWoobie Bass player and ButtMonkey. Although the show likes giving threatening names to characters and places ...
* WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes has [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}} Professor]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Adjectives}} Venomous]].

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[ Baldur Benedikt von Schirach]], a prominent Nazi, head of the [[ChildSoldiers Hitler-Jugend]] and Gauleiter of Vienna. His first name ends with an R and sounds like something out of Myth/NorseMythology (or a [[Franchise/BaldursGate Fantasy series]]), his middle name contains the hard K and his last name has both the [[TheVonTropeFamily "von" particle]] and the "ch/kh" sound that [[TheUnpronounceable does not exist in most varieties of English]].
** In Norse mythology Baldur was the god of hope, very gentle, and loved by everyone. Was there ever a more painful case of irony?
* ''TyrannosaurusRex''. Translates to 'Tyrant Lizard King'.
* "Prince of Darkness" and related terms (The Dark Prince, The Lord of Darkness, etc.) are a combination of title and color/word. ''[[GratuitousFrench Par example]]'':
** Music/OzzyOsbourne, for reasons that don't really need to be explained here.
** UsefulNotes/PeterMandelson, for his {{magnificent|Bastard}} ability to [[TheManBehindTheMan control things from the shadows]].
* The phenomenon of a [[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles "Black Hole]] [[ Eruption]]". Two things to run from, worse together.
* The Swedish name of the Eurasian Bullfinch is "Domherre", literally meaning Judgement Lord. It's not quite as ominous as it sounds, though. "Domherre" is an older term for a senior judge, and the name comes from the similarity between the bullfinch's plumage and the old legal robes (most notably the bright red breast).
* Quite a lot of poisonous plants have names like this:
** [[ Oleander]], a common ornamental plant, is also known as "Be Still Tree", reflecting its ''very'' toxic nature.
** [[ Othalanga]] is also known as Suicide tree. It is commonly used for suicide and murder in Kerala, India.
** [[ Deadly Nightshade]] is, true to its name, highly toxic.
*** Its scientific name, ''Atropa belladonna'' also reflects its deadly nature. Atropa comes from Atropos - the Fate who severed the thread of life when it was time for someone to die.