A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Anything that sounds like it belongs to a proud resident of the DeepSouth can indicate someone BadAss, AxCrazy, [[BuffySpeak rapey]], racist or otherwise seriously disturbed.
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!Examples:

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* ComicBook/{{Carnage}}'s real name is Cletus Kasady.
* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'': Seth Angus Bubba Joe Billy Cletus Clement Callum Cowie. His mother named him after all of her brothers, because she wanted to be sure to name him after his father.
* [[Franchise/MarvelComics Zebediah freaking Killgrave]] is now a ''threefer.'' He's an evil guy, to be sure, but he's not nearly as {{Badass}} as that name makes him sound.
* ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' has Willy Pete. He's AxCrazy, rapey, and ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]'', the last of which makes more sense when you find out his name is also a nickname for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_phosphorus white phosphorous]].
* Billy Bob and T.C. from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''. The former is a kid so inbred he has only one eye, and the latter is a murderous {{Jerkass}} who'll screw AnythingThatMoves (and quite a few things that don't).

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Zed from ''Film/PulpFiction''
* Budd and Buck from ''Film/KillBill''
* The killer in ''Film/TheNailGunMassacre'' turns out to be a guy named Bubba.

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' 's season 6 BigBad is named Warren Mears, which kind of foreshadows his future mental instability. (Of course, ironically, the actor's a Jew from New York, although his chick's from Alabama, but she's definitely not a redneck. And she's the one he shot.)
* On ''Series/TheShield'', Shane Vendrell is not a nice person. Further, he uses the alias "Cletus van Damme".

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In Cody Goodfellow's short horror story Life Coach, her psychotic, vicious dog's name is "Clovis".
* Billy-Ray Sanguine from ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant,'' a sociopathic hitman who carries a special straight razor with which to cut his victims' throats.
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