A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Names from religion and mythology.

Subtypes:
* Names straight from ''Literature/TheBible'' [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/BiblicalNames have their own article]], but names from extra-Biblical Christian tradition are fair game in ''this'' page.
* NamesToRunAwayFrom/DemonsOrAngels.

See also ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming.

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!Examples:

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[[folder:Abraxas]]
A name of God from Gnostic theology.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Abraxas is an evil cosmic being in Creator/MarvelComics, the antithesis of Eternity.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* The [[SoBadItsGood spectacularly awful]] ''Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe'' probably just liked the XtremeKoolLetterz, though.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Abraxas Malfoy and the Abraxan flying-horse breed in ''Literature/HarryPotter''.

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* Abraxas is the name of demon in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' who tries to steal the Book of Shadows by reading its spells reversely.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Abraxas is the username of a NightmareFuelStationAttendant fanfiction author and user of ToplessRobot.
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[[folder:Alastor]]
A demon of vengeance in Greek myth, and a possessing entity akin to Nemesis in Christian demonology. Spelled "Aleister," may be an allusion to purported black magician Aleister Crowley.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Alastor, the Flame of Heavens, from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Alastor "[[MadEye Mad-Eye]]" Moody from ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* The BigBad of the children's book ''Literature/TheCastleInTheAttic'', a sorcerer whose specialty was magic amulets.
* One science fiction story by Creator/JackVance was set in the Allastor Cluster.

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* Alastair is one of the highest and most evil demons in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Throughout his appearances his goal is to bring about the Apocalypse, but he really wants to return to Hell so he can continue his "studies" in torturing souls.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* The Executioner of Hell in the Ninth Hell of Nessus in ''DungeonsAndDragons''.
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', alastors are the Camarilla enforcers charged with hunting down and destroying the Anathema, those vampires who the Camarilla have marked for FinalDeath.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Dante's lightning sword in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''.
* One of the bosses of ''{{Painkiller}}''
* Blade Master Alastor from ''ViewtifulJoe''.
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[[folder:Allelujah]]

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Allelujah Haptism from ''{{Gundam 00}}''...well, not so much him as his sociopathic split personality '''H'''allelujah.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''Tom O'Bedlam'', by RobertSilverberg, "synthetic human" Alleluia is superhumanly fast and strong. She's also seriously mentally unstable.
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[[folder:Dagoba]]
A Buddhist monument or burial mound, also known as a stupa, although that name is less menacing.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* The [[BubblegloopSwamp swamp planet]] Dagobah in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise.
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[[folder:Dante]]
Of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' fame (including the ''Inferno''), and thus:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* BigBad of the first anime of ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist''.
* GoNagai's ''[[Manga/MaoDante Demon Lord Dante]]'', as well.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/DantesPeak'' is the name of the volcano that catastrophically erupts in the film.

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* It's possible that Edmond Dantes of ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' was named with this intent, given that he sentences his enemies to an IronicHell (albeit while still on earth)..
* The Dante family in ''[[KinseyMillhone V is for Vengeance]]''. ''Especially'' Cappi. [[spoiler:[[AFatherToHisMen Lorenzo, on the other hand...]]]]

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* The name of the chapter master of the Blood Angels in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}.''

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Half-demon {{Badass}} from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''
* KnightTemplar who takes up GrimReaper's scythe and [[VideoGame/DantesInferno runs around attracting and killing off minions of Hell]]
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[[folder:Electra]]
A figure from Greek myth who conspired to kill her own mother after she murderered Electra's father. In modern times it has been used occassionally to denote the female form of the OedipusComplex. Even when not completely evil, almost always mysterious and alluring. The direct translation [[SpecialPersonNormalName Amber]] is never used this way, however.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ComicBook/{{Elektra}} is an AntiHero and former villain from the ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' comics.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Elektra King, the FemmeFatale in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' who gets involved with Bond. [[spoiler:It eventually turns out that she's the main villain, having seduced Renard previously and using him to fulfill her plan.]]
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[[folder:Faust]]
And all derivations of it; it means "fist" in German.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': The king of [[AlternateUniverse Edolas]], who may have heard about ethics and similar things but decided they were for weaklings.
* The villain from ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ''.
* [[Manga/BlackButler Claude Faustus]]
* Faust VIII the necromancer from ''ShamanKing''

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* Felix Faust is a longtime JusticeLeagueOfAmerica villain.
* NinetiesAntiHero Faust from the eponymous comic series. He used to be a painter, but prefers bloodbaths to acrylics since his resurrection.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Ellen Faustino from ''TheSupernaturalist''
* The title character of Algernon Charles Swinburne's poem "[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Faustine Faustine]]". Swinburne '''liked''' [[BastardGirlfriend dominant women]].

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[[folder: Music ]]

* German [[ProgRock progressive-rock]] band Faust, culpable of terrifying deeds such as performing the Cabaret/[[NoiseRock noise-rock]] anthem "Why Don't You Eat Carrots".

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* {{Faust}} from the various versions. Origin of the name.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The Chaorrupted demon who made a {{deal with|TheDevil}} Don Giovanni during the Mythsong saga in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds''.
* Faust from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', who you ''really'' want to run away from before he sticks his [[DeadlyDoctor giant scalpel]] up your ass.
* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest'' is named Stauf, which is an anagram of Faust.
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[[folder:Fenrir]]
NorseMythology. A giant wolf, son of god Loki, fated to break free from his chains on the coming of Ragnarok and eat Odin. Also known as Fenris, Fenrisúlfr...

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* Werewolf Fenrir Greyback in ''Literature/HarryPotter''.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Fenris Wolfbrother, an orc chieftain in ''VideoGame/WarCraftII Beyond the Dark Portal''.
* Fenris Isle in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', probably ''not'' named after the orc. Home of a dark wizard and his Gnolls (hyena-like humanoids) minions until the ''Cataclysm'' expansion pack. Also Fenrus the Devourer, a gigantic [[strike:wolf]] [[CallARabbitASmeerp worg]].
* Fenris from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''.
* A villain in the ''{{VideoGame/Marathon}}'' GameMod ''Courier 11''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' features an ancient evil entity with the name of Fenric in the Season 26 serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric "The Curse of Fenric"]], a being trapped by the Doctor in a flask and using its still considerable powers to manipulate various people as pawns over the centuries in order to gain his freedom.
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[[folder:Hades and/or Acheron]]
The Greek underworld, the god that rules said underworld, and the river one must cross to reach it, respectively.

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* Hades Vandein of ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive managing director]] of the Vandein Corporation, which performs human experiments with the [[TheVirus Eclipse virus]] and created murderous replica [[ViralTransformation Infected]], all ForScience and money.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* The entire Hades family in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' novels, named after the [[GreekMythology Greek underworld]] and the rivers in it.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Gol Acheron from ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'', the Sage of [[PsychoSerum Dark Eco]] and the BigBad of the game.
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[[folder:Janus]]
The Roman God of Gates, Doors, etc... Often depicted as having [[FaceHeelTurn two faces]]. The doors of his temple were ritually opened when Rome went on war.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* An example would be Janus from ''Film/GoldenEye'', [[spoiler:who was later revealed to be Alec Trevelyan, AKA 006]].

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Janus from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' who [[spoiler:not only prophesizes that Chrono will die in his fight with [[EldritchAbomination Lavos]]]], but is also [[spoiler:the past self of apparent BigBad Magus]].
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[[folder:Jormungandr]]
The World Serpent of Norse myth.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* The namesake of the manga and animé series Manga/Jormungand, where it is the name of a system designed to [[spoiler:derive humanity of the sue of planes and crash the ones who're in air at the moment of it's activation]].

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Jormundur is Ajihad and Nasuada's right-hand man in the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''.

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[[folder: MMORP Gs ]]

* Blizzard likes this one: Jormungar are giant ice worms in the Norse-themed Northrend of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* A gigantic serpent called Jormungandr serves as an early boss in ''VideoGame/{{Magicka}}''.
* In ''{{Starcraft}}'', the Jormungand Brood, controlled by the player during the Zerg campaign, and therefore responsible for the invasion of Aiur.
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[[folder:Kali]]
The Hindu goddess of empowerment.

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* The Great Khali.

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* Cali, the villanous [[LizardFolk lizardman]] in Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Amaluna''; note that the character is also the analogue to Caliban in ''Theatre/TheTempest'', which the show is a variation on.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Kalia, ThatOneBoss in ''ActRaiser''.
* [[TheMaze The Caves of Kaliya]] in ''Franchise/TombRaider III''.
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[[folder:Lamia]]
An ancient Greek demon whose description boils down to 'succubus of children.'

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Also see ''[[Manga/MaoDante Demon Lord Dante]]'' by GoNagai. Lamia wants to alternatively either screw or eat everyone in the city to have/make food for her zillions of spider babies. (She's a {{drider}} instead of the typical [[SnakePeople half-snake version]] fantasy works usually toss up.)

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Lamia the witch from ''Film/{{Stardust}}''

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Lamia from ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''.
* Lamias are a kind of vampiric witches in TheLastApprentice.

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* Madam Lamia, Count Grendel of Gracht's assistant in [[Series/DoctorWho "The Androids of Tara"]].
* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'': Scorpina's ''Zyuranger'' counterpart is named Lamia-Scorpion, though when not in her monster form she's called Lami for short.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* The Lahmian vampires from ''WarhammerFantasy''.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Also Lamia Loveless from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. An [[RobotGirl android]] and [[TheMole efficient spy]] who will sneak into your team, get really friendly with your teammates, while leaking information to her higher ups so at one point, she will be able to bring your group down in one swift move, and she has no concern in anything except her mission, her life included. Played straight in SRW Advance, when playing Axel's scenario, whereas she never did develop her conscience and stays as a cold blooded android.
* Lamia/Ramia Village in ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} II'', the last town before TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.
* The Lamia Queen enemies from various ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games. Usually they're just obnoxious enemies or bosses, often with attacks like Confuse or Charm that force characters to switch sides and attack their own party members. The Lamia from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' gets points for being an actual Queen who [[NeverLiveItDown very nearly seduces the bewildered protagonist.]]
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[[folder:Morrigan]]
From Irish mythology, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrigan/ "the goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty"]] as stated in [[TheOtherWiki The Other Wiki]].

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Morrigan Aensland from the {{VideoGame/Darkstalkers}} series, a [[VaporWear shapeshifting]] [[HornyDevils succubus]].
* In [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Dragon Age: Origins]], there's a witch of the wilds named Morrigan who joins your party early in the game. She's quite... [[DeadpanSnarker well-spoken]] even though she grew up in wilderness.
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[[folder:Nergal]]
A Babylonian deity, a fiery god of war and destruction. Identified with the planet Mars.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* The [[ConspiracyRedemption ostensibly benevolent]] space exploration company in ''MartianSuccessorNadesico''.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* Nurgle, the oldest of the four Gods of Chaos in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the God of Death and Decay, whose specialty is spreading nasty disease.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''Franchise/FireEmblem 7'''s BigBad says hi, and waves his Ereshkigal tome around.
* The LethalLavaLand in ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} IV: The Dawn of Ys''.

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* Nergal in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is an IneffectualSympatheticVillain EldritchAbomination who lives in the center of the earth. He's also Billy's uncle by marriage.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Nergal, frontman/lyricist of the Polish death-metal band Behemoth. Somewhat fitting, since their lyrics play with theosophy a lot.
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[[folder:Odin]]
NorseMythology. Usually referred to as 'the Allfather', 'Old One-eye' or 'the Ferryman' [[IHaveManyNames and two hundred additional names]]. Not evil, but doubtlessly a {{Badass}} and capable of scary [[WellIntentionedExtremist extremism]] sometimes. Naming Him directly might bring you unwanted attention.

* [[CaptainObvious Odin]] from ''Literature/AmericanGods'', although he actually ''avoids'' using the name.
* Alfred Woden in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''.
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[[folder:Pandora]]
Not evil by intention, but released evil upon the world.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Gives its name to the research organization PANDORA in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', which like Nergal in Nadesico is ostensibly good - apparently no one in either cast studied mythology.

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* Pandora is also the world inhabited by the Na'vi in ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. Not evil itself, but a foreshadowing that it won't remain undisturbed. Also fits the Greco-Roman theme naming of planets [[note]] according to the "Manual", Pandora is a moon in the Alpha Centauri system orbiting the planet Polyphemus[[/note]]

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* Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles have a vampire named Pandora, though she's not particularly evil.

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* In the most recent season of ''Series/DoctorWho'' there was the Pandorica, a prison meant for containing a force that would destroy the universe.
** In the ExpandedUniverse, particularly the ''AudioPlay/{{Gallifrey}}'' series, the EvilOverlord Time Lady who wants to take over Romana and declare herself [[GalacticConqueror "Imperiatrix"]] is named Pandora.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' takes place on the planet Pandora, where almost everyone is searching for a mysterious "Vault," and trying to open it, [[GenreBlind for whatever idiotic reason...]]
* ''SplinterCell: Pandora Tomorrow''.
* A ''GuitarHero'' character.
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[[folder:Set(h)]]
Egyptian god of sandstorms and rage.

* The [[SNKBoss notorious]] FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.
* The ''Literature/MediochreQSethSeries''. Mediochre is TheHero and a JerkWithAHeartOfGold most of the time, sure, but he has a [[BewareTheNiceOnes hell of a dark side]] if you make him [[BerserkButton angry enough]]. Also may count under the Biblical connotations of his middle name, Quirinius, who was a governor in the [[TheEmpire Roman Empire]].
* The MarvelComics verse has two examples: The Heliopolitan serpent god, and a Mutant in the ''XMen'' series.
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[[folder:Shiva]]
Hindu god of destruction. Someone who's done the research may also note Shiva's role as a fertility god as well (destruction and ''rebirth'' is his gig).

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[[folder: Anime ]]

* Shiva in ''Anime/JinkiExtend''.

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* ComicBook/LadyShiva in the DCUniverse.

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* The Shiva Squadron from the ''TabletopGame/FengShui'' supplement ''Glimpse of the Abyss'' are a DemonSlaying AmazonBrigade with eight arms much like their namesake (they're even called "shivas"). They're also not too keen on anyone who associates with demons, even if the demon in question has joined the forces of good (like quite a few Supernatural Creature [=PCs=]).

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The Shivans of ''{{Freespace}}'' were named for Shiva because of their apparently mindless desire to destroy everything non-Shivan.
* In SFDebris' ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' review, he names the main character "Shiva Shepard" for the number of people that die around her.
* Sheeva in the ''MortalKombat'' series, one of the four-armed Shokan race.
* Sheva Alomar in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''.
* Shiva from ''StreetsOfRage'' series.
* The demons Shivarra in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
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[[folder:Ragnarok]]
TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt in Norse Mythology.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Ragnarok, cyborg clone of ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor''.

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* Ragnar Anchorage, a last-ditch Colonial supply depot visited by [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] to restock her weapons after her charges, the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, met their End of the World [[NukeEm thanks to a surprise Cylon attack]] that also [[ComputerVirus cybernetically compromised almost every other Colonial fighter and battlestar]] in the pilot miniseries.

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* ''Operation Ragnarok'' is one of the international titles for the NintendoHard shmup ''VideoGame/ZedBlade''.
* Ragna Rock, Jack Lupino's nightclub in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''.
* The KillSat in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 4''.
* Ragnarok Canyon, the first level of ''VideoGame/BattleToads''.
* Lots and lots of different [[InfinityMinusOneSword awesome swords]] in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. Ragnarok is usually not the [[InfinityPlusOneSword strongest sword bar none]], though - that's most likely Excalibur or the Ultima Weapon.
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[[folder:Reaper]]
These are usually some take-off on TheGrimReaper.

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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* Rori the Reaper from ''{{LightNovel/Gate}}''.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The Reapers in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.
* The [[DemonicSpiders giant cockroaches]] in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* The Reaper AttackDrone.
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[[folder:Tantalus]]
A figure from ancient Greek legend better known for his IronicHell punishment than for [[ImAHumanitarian what he did to earn it]].

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/tantalus.htm Tantalus]]

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* A [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace place version]]: The Arch of Tantalus from ''TheUnderlandChronicles''.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The [[EarthShatteringKaboom Earth-destroying]] Tantalus Rays in ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen Episode II: The Earth Explodes!''.
* ''{{VideoGame/Marathon}} 1'' has a GameMod titled ''Operation Tantalus''.
* A subversion in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' - in this case the name belongs to the Tantalus Theatre Troupe. They're not so much terrifying as they are...well...they're a group of laid-back, LargeHam actor-thieves, including a beloved EnsembleDarkhorse, [[HeroicSacrifice Blank]]. The game's [[LovableRogue main character]] is also an on-and-off member of the troupe.
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[[folder:Titan]]
Named after the [[OurTitansAreDifferent Titans]], ancient proto-gods from Greek mythology. If you are in a superhero work, and you hear the name, or title, Titan, why are you still around to hear it?

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* Creator/DarkHorseComics: Titan is a Franchise/{{Superman}} expy who goes insane and decides he should rule.
* Creator/MarvelComics: Titan is the last stop in a journal belonging to a guy found floating in the air, dead, making like the Human Torch.
* ''TeenTitans''.

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* In ''Film/{{Megamind}}'', an AscendedFanboy becomes "Titan" when super-powered, but turns out to be a ''lot'' less heroic than his empowerer had in mind.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''KeithCourageInAlphaZones'' has the [[{{Mooks}} Titan Guards]] and [[FinalBoss Titan Warrior]].

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* The Titanic.
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[[folder:Valkyrie]]
{{Valkyrie|s}} (from Old Norse '''valkyrja''', "chooser of the slain") has been used to name aircraft in both fiction and reality. It's also one of the few "tough" female names. The XtremeKoolLetterz probably don't hurt -- a V, a K ''and'' a Y?

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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* VF-1 Valkyrie, the iconic TransformingMecha of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* The [[DropShip Valk]][[GunshipRescue yrie]] gunship of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* The North American Aviation XB-70 was an experimental [[SuperiorFirepowerBombers US Air Force nuclear bomber]], making the name terrifyingly literal.
* Walküre was the name of a mobilization order during the time of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. The German resistance secretly rewrote it to use it against Hitler's regime, but the operation to overthrow the Nazis ultimately failed. Dramatized in several films, including ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}''.
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[[folder:Others]]
* UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga is often referred to as "Dairokuten Maou", [[DemonKingNobunaga "Devil King of the Sixth Heaven"]], in various franchises he appears in (a nickname he apparently chose for himself in RealLife). This is roughly the Buddhist equivalent of {{Satan}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'''s Megatron uses this as an ''invoked'' trope, in an attempt to ''be'' the figure from the series' equivalent of Literature/TheBible, "''The Covenant of Primus''". The {{Transformers}} Wiki put it best: "What distinguishes Megatron from the countless others who share [[AGodAmI [his] goal]] is his chutzpah. This is a guy who named himself after his faith's equivalent ''of the Antichrist''."
* ''BaldursGate'', named after the Norse god.
* Ishtaros (named after the Babylonian goddess Ishtar) and Nicchae (named after Nike, the Greek goddess of victory) in ''NinjaGaiden Black/Sigma''.
* Orcas. otherwise known as Killer Whales (if that name wasn't bad enough), have the scientific name of ''Orcinius orca'', Basically named after Orcus, the Roman god of ''death''. That's right, Shamu is named after the god of death.
* Derceto (Syrian goddess), the haunted mansion in ''Videogame/AloneInTheDark1992''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has an Underworld resident named Charon, after {{the ferryman}} of Hades, who can be recruited as a follower, and Cerberus, the Mister Gutsy robot who patrols Underworld.
* The names of two Gundams in ''Film/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' are derived from the Qur'ān, the Islamic counterpart of the Christian Bible:
** Zabanya - derived from ''Al-Zabaniya'', the name describing the 19 guardians of Hell
** Harute (and by extension, the Marute System)- derived from ''Harut'' and ''Marut'', a pair of angels who descended from heaven to test the people of Babel/Babylon by performing deeds of magic.
* Baraka (Hebrew/Arabic for "blessing") from the ''MortalKombat'' series.
* Istersiva (portmanteau of Ishtar and Shiva), the Cursed Mine boss in ''[[{{Ys}} Ys III: The Wanderers from Ys]]'' and ''The Oath in Felghana''.
* Rhea, of ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', happens to be named after a Greek titan--the mother of Zeus, in fact.
* The Greek god Pan is a literal one, as his name is the root of the word ''Panic''.
* Hera Volopoulos, a DarkActionGirl from ''Literature/TheFactsOfDeath'', who is just as vengeful as her namesake Greek goddess.
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